Brockport Summer Learning Celebrates Another Successful Year
Brockport Summer Learning is well into their five-week program and the students have been exploring various aspects of identity, community, and connection through this summer’s theme “I am…We are…”
With over 50 Rochester City School District students in kindergarten through third grade, our teachers have been busy developing curriculum that is culturally responsive, focuses on socio-emotional learning, and incorporates restorative practices. Following breakfast and a morning meeting, our days begin with academic enrichment taught by NYS certified teachers and SUNY Brockport graduate students completing their master’s degree and literacy certification. Small class sizes allow for individualized learning plans for each student so that skills learned during the academic year can be reinforced and students feel prepared for the upcoming year.
The First Unitarian Church of Rochester has been a generous partner by hosting our program on their 8-acre downtown campus along with volunteers dedicated to facilitating classroom activities. Our program model is rooted in a whole child pedagogy, which encourages academic, social, emotional, creative, physical, and introspective learning through authentic experiences.
Students have also explored the greater Rochester area by visiting the old-growth forests in Washington’s Grove at Cobb’s Hill, the Seneca Park Zoo, Hamlin State Park, The Strong National Museum of Play, and Brockport Downtown.