S.M.A.R.T. Summer Literacy Program
The Learning Lab’s SMART Summer is helpful for students who are:
Each child’s SMART Summer protocol is designed to meet their individual learning needs. All Learning Lab programs are based on best practices and the neuroscience of successful reading acquisition. Some of the programs we use are:
We use the S.M.A.R.T. Goals System to ensure students’ goals are clear
and reachable. This is essential to student performance, executive skills
development and reading achievement.
|S||Specific||A goal of “being the best reader” or “caught up to grade level” is too broad for specific execution. We create reading goals that are more specific and will ultimately lead to increased reading confidence and capabilities.|
|M||Measurable||We have the metrics that will tell us if students are moving towards their reading goals. Daily measurements allow us to execute immediate interventions and celebrate gains. When students can see a visual representation of their growth, they feel motivated to learn.|
|A||Attainable/Achievable||Reading goals will be challenging enough to inspire but not so big as to frustrate. Have big dreams for your reader overall, but we set smaller, incremental goals during the S.M.A.R.T. planning process in order to make those dreams a reality.|
|R||Relevant||We make sure your student’s reading goals are personalized and apply only to your student. Each reader’s journey is unique, and so will be their goals.|
|T||Time-bound||We use the F.I.T.T. Principle to effect significant change in a concentrated amount of time.|
We use the F.I.T.T. Principle to safeguard solid reading progression and rapid improvements. The success of a SMART Summer depends on the four F.I.T.T. factors: frequency, intensity, time and type. For most students, summer is the only time a student can truly get F.I.T.T.!
|F||Frequency||5 days/week for 6 weeks|
|I||Intensity||Daily 1:1 Intensive, Individualized Instruction|
|T||Time||90-hours of language, literacy and learning remediation|
|T||Type||Relationship-based, personalized, adaptive and FUN|
SMART Summer Timeline
*All dates for placement screening and enrollment deadlines have been extended
The Learning Lab’s FLEX Summer is designed to allow for flexible summer schedules while preventing the “Summer Slide”.
The Learning Lab’s FLEX Summer is helpful for students who:
This program is tailored to each individual child’s summer schedule and specific academic goals. A subject area placement screening ($180) is required to assess the appropriate level and assign the appropriate program to meet each child’s needs. This placement screening is also used to create baseline data that is used to drive instruction. The investment for this program depends upon the amount of sessions scheduled. Morning and Afternoon time slots available.