Voluntary summer schools: The Corona-gap bridge

In many countries, levels of students in a particular class or from welcome classes in the summer holidays, a part of the Teaching materials, relearning, by the

Voluntary summer schools: The Corona-gap bridge

In many countries, levels of students in a particular class or from welcome classes in the summer holidays, a part of the Teaching materials, relearning, by the corona-related school closures has been missed. Berlin education Senator Sandra Scheeres (SPD) visited on the first day of the summer holidays, an additional offer, have accepted to 11,500 children and young people volunteer to in the more than a thousand study groups to participate. Also in the autumn holidays there shall be such additional offers with free carriers.

Heike Schmoll

Political correspondent in Berlin, responsible for the "formation of worlds".

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The summer school is designed for pupils of the first, second, seventh, eighth and ninth grades, as well as to welcome students. The summer school focuses on the core subjects (German, mathematics, first foreign language) and language development. The classes are held in small groups of a maximum of eight participants, and in compliance with the hygiene plans. Are scheduled approximately 15 hours per week. The offer for the first two class levels is about three weeks in the summer holidays and also, on request, one week in the autumn holidays. In secondary schools, two weeks in the summer and/or autumn holidays.

Proposed to the participants of the class teachers were able to be. The parents could register their children directly. The learning offer in the summer school is coordinated with the teachers of the respective school. It is the evaluation interviews take place, where parents also participate. All students perform a holiday logbook, in which the Learning will be documented, and will receive a certificate. Overall, Berlin for the summer school 2020 in public schools for six million euros.

4500 Volunteers want to help

In the framework of the summer school of the Rheinland-Pfalz in the last two weeks of holidays country-wide educational services for students from first to eighth grade, so the Start of a new school year goes well. At a press conference two weeks ago, the country and local tips, introduced the concept and launched the call to student teachers, teachers, educational staff, or upper level students to register as volunteer Tutors. "The response to our call was overwhelming. Around 4500 people have signed up, and want to help,“ said the competent Minister of education, Stefanie Hubig (SPD). Alone for the summer school the Ministry of education provides 500,000 euros, in total, it invested almost 2 million Euro in the holiday offers. About 20,000 parents have signed their children.

Also of Baden-Württemberg provides learning opportunities for the summer. In the case of a recommendation by the school attendance for the student is educationally necessary and mandatory scheduled. "We are confident that many parents take the educational recommendation seriously and a high level of interest in the fact that your child is taking part," says Minister of culture Susanne Eisenmann (CDU). The Ministry reckon that up to 150,000 students could perceive the "learning bridges". to allow

in Order to individual support, the pupils in the General schools into learning groups with a maximum of 16 students, at the vocational schools into learning groups with a maximum of 20 students taught. The courses take place in the last and in the penultimate week of the holidays. The intensive learning sequences include three hours per day; the content areas of English, mathematics, and "focus promotion" (such as foreign language or students ' individual specialization in a different subject) divided into the Conveyor. Depending on the number of participants also born cross-curricular learning groups can be formed.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 09:20

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