At Lavinia Group, we close the opportunity gap by helping our partner schools and networks achieve world-class literacy and math instruction through world-class leader and teacher training.

RISE 2022 Summer Program

Leveraging Lavinia Group's evidence-based best practices for professional development, instruction, and technology, including Lavinia Group's proven methods for Intellectual Preparation and Student Work Study, Lavinia Group will partner with select networks and districts this summer to implement our RISE Summer School Program. The program, which can be taught virtually or in-person, will ensure that:

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  • The maximum number of students possible begin the year on grade level
  • Teachers and leaders have tools to mitigate learning loss
  • Schools leverage the summer term to implement data systems and structures that will be mission-critical in the 2022-2023 school year
  • Schools have the opportunity to participate in Lavinia Group's proven professional development structures to support and rapidly develop leaders and teachers
  • Students have access to high-quality, culturally-relevant, and standards-aligned curriculum this summer

RISE 2022 Summer School Program Curriculum

At the heart of our program are the evidence-based methods and content that Lavinia Group has pioneered and leveraged to help our partner schools across the country transform student learning and improve outcomes. This summer, we will provide 5 weeks of standards-aligned daily lesson plans for rising 1st - rising 9th grade students for the following components:

Insight Humanities™ Novel Study

Grounded in highly-engaging, multicultural literature by award-winning and prolific authors, students will read, analyze, discuss, and write about world-class novels. This work will rapidly develop students' critical thinking skills, passion for reading, and ability to analyze ANY novel with confidence and precision.

Close Reading for Meaning™

Using genre as an inroad, Lavinia Group's Close Reading for Meaning™ method teaches students to use a symphony of strategies to unpack complex texts that are at or above grade level. Through a carefully designed Roadmap of Questions™, Lavinia Group's curriculum prepares students to attend to both the essential meaning as well as author's craft. After engaging in a shared experience with their teachers, students are given the opportunity to apply the Close Reading for Meaning™ method to a new text, honing their ability to tackle ANY text confidently and independently.

Math for Meaning™ Story Problems

Grounded in the belief that ALL students are mathematicians, Lavinia Group's Story Problems curriculum and method engages students to develop multiple approaches for solving on and above grade level problems through hands-on learning and rich mathematical discourse. As students persevere through problem solving and share their mathematical reasoning, they develop the confidence and precision necessary to tackle ANY mathematical task independently while building their mastery of grade level standards.

RISE Novel Examples

Examples of texts featured in our Insight Humanities™ Novel Study

RISE 2021 Summer School Program Results

Students in the Lavinia Group RISE 2021 Summer School program made substantial progress in just 5 weeks!

+26 PERCENTAGE POINT MATH IMPROVEMENT

MATH: The percentage of students demonstrating Basic or Proficient knowledge on the Math assessments grew by 26 percentage points, from 24% to 50%.

+21 PERCENTAGE POINT ELA IMPROVEMENT

ELA: The percentage of students demonstrating Basic or Proficient knowledge on the ELA assessments grew by 21 percentage points, from 32% to 53%.

RISE 2022 Summer School Program Package Options

We are excited to offer three packages for the RISE 2022 Summer School Program.

Option #1

  • RISE Summer 2022 Teacher Training Week
  • Rising 1st - 9th RISE Summer School Curriculum
  • Close Reading for Meaning™ and Story Problems Data Trackers
  • ELA and Math pre-assessments and post-assessments

Option #2

  • RISE Summer 2022 Teacher Training Week
  • Rising 1st - 9th RISE Summer School Curriculum
  • Close Reading for Meaning™ and Story Problems Data Trackers
  • Weekly teacher development meetings for all rising 1st - 9th grade Math and ELA teachers
  • ELA and Math pre-assessments and post-assessments

RISE 2022 Summer School Program Session Dates

Session 1

Teacher Training Week: Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17

Student Start Date: Tuesday, June 21

Student End Date: Friday, July 22

Session 2

Teacher Training Week: Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1

Student Start Date: Tuesday, July 5

Student End Date: Friday, August 5

Teacher Training Week Tentative Schedule

Lavinia Group will provide a full week of professional development opportunities for teachers to prepare them for the RISE 2022 Summer School Program. Below is a tentative outline of the training week. Topics and schedule subject to change.

Day 1

Morning: Program overview, assessment and logistics training

Afternoon: School-based set up and preparation (school leaders can use this time to meet specific needs of their schools)

Day 2

ELA Daylong Intensive

Day 3

ELA Daylong Intensive

Day 4

Math Daylong Intensive

Day 5

Optional ELA & Math Professional Development Mini-Sessions

RISE 2022 Information Sessions

We are hosting a RISE 2022 Summer School Program information session. Please sign up to learn more about our RISE 2022 curriculum offerings, materials, pricing, and more!

  • Tuesday, January 4: 3 - 3:45 PM (ET)

RISE 2022 Summer School Program Registration

Early Registration (10% discount): October 15 - January 14

Standard Registration: January 15 - April 29

Complete this form to get more information on the RISE 2022 Summer School Program