Tag: Summer Program Workshops

May 31

Online Workshop: Making Connections: The 2017 Summer Program

This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00-12:30 PM

Join School on Wheels staff to learn about our exciting summer program. Studies have shown that learning how to make personal connections to books strengthens reading comprehension skills and may enable students to read beyond their grade level. This 8-week program is designed to target literacy skills in all grades, K-12.

The basics? Students and tutors will select a book* based on grade level and interest from the Summer Program book list, and School on Wheels will provide copies. Tutors will also receive engaging lesson suggestions for each week. Ultimately, students will be asked to make connections between the book and their lives, other books, and the world, which will culminate in a final project to be shared.

*Note: Upon registration, you will be asked to enter the book you and your student have chosen. Please consult the Summer Program book list, read the instructions, and have your selection ready before registering.

If you are not sure what book to choose based on grade level, please email Amanda (acarr@schoolonwheels.org) or Natasha (nbayus@schoolonwheels.org).

Register Here


Jun 20

2015 Summer Program

Did you know that most students lose two months of grade equivalency in math skills during summer, and that low-income students suffer even further losses in reading achievement? In this webinar, School on Wheels staff outlines our exciting Summer Program designed to “fill in the gaps” and keep your student’s skills strong throughout the summer. Through a mix of assessments designed to identify your student’s areas of need, grade level assignments and worksheets, digital learning initiatives, and staff support, this program will provide you with tools to keep your student learning.

Visit our Summer Program Page

View/Download Overview of the 2015 Summer Program (PDF)

Jun 12

2014 Summer Program

Summer is a fun time for students! And when it comes to academic achievement, summer is the time when your student needs you the most. In this online tour of our Summer Program where we share activities and lessons that will continue to inspire and engage your student when they are out of school. Our Summer Stories program guides you through the main elements of writing a story so you and your student can create one together. All stories will then be posted on YouTube and your student will be entered in an exciting contest! We also have resources dedicated to working on fundamentals and foundations with your student in multiple subjects.

About the Host:

Natasha Bayus is the Education and Training Coordinator for School on Wheels and has been with the organization since 2007. She currently supervises the AmeriCorps VISTA project that is working towards enhancing the program at School on Wheels through technology and digital learning.