UofL offers summer programs to boost student, teacher skills

    Youngsters from a 2015 CEHD sponsored enrichment camp take part in a rocket launch.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It’s summer and that means the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development is again offering enrichment programs for students and teachers.

                Camps at Westport Middle and Atkinson Elementary schools focus on helping students avoid the “summer dip” in learning that often occurs while school is out. CEHD partners with Jefferson County Public Schools to plan and staff the camps.

                Here are details on some of the signature camps offered by CEHD this summer:

    • Louisville Writing Project Summer Institute, began June 13 and runs through July 1, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., CEHD’s Porter Building. Targeted to P-20 educators who want to hone their own writing skills and learn strategies to inspire students to become better writers.
    • Summer Boost, began June 1 and runs through June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Love City, 344 N. 26th About 100 Atkinson Elementary students entering grades 1-5 are taking part in daily reading, writing and fluency lessons. The camp includes several field trips including a June 22 visit to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and a June 24 trip to Portland Library to complete their reading program and choose books to take home.
    • Summer Flight, June 20-24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Westport Middle School, 8100 Westport Road. The camp is for students entering grades 5-7 and focuses on reading skills. There are 60 students enrolled in the program, which culminates June 24 with 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. outings to Half Price Books, 10220 Westport Road.
    • AP Summer Institute, session I is June 20-24 and session II is July 18-24 at various locations at CEHD and duPont Manual High School. The institute is for high school level advanced placement teachers who wish to improve their skills and knowledge of AP topics. Over 300 educators are expected to attend.
    • You’ve Got the Write One, July l1-15, 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., CEHD’s Porter Building. The camp is for students entering grades 4-8 and focuses on mathematics, writing, history and technology. A July 12 outing to the Frazier and Slugger museums is included. Organizers expect 40 to 60 participants. Teams of practicing teachers and teacher education students work with small groups on various projects and offer parents/caregivers a showcase of the students’ work at the end of the program.

    For more information, contact Cindy Hess at 502-852-1105.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.