Rise250

& Summer Discovery 

Rise250

& Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery is Funding Summer Learning
for Southeast Michigan

We're thrilled to introduce the Summer Discovery program, an initiative aimed at bridging the gap in summer learning opportunities within Southeast Michigan. Schools and community organizations in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties have a unique opportunity to create enriching summer programs for students entering 1st through 9th grades in 2024.

Eligible organizations can receive up to $2,000 per student to develop or implement high-quality summer experiences designed to combat summer learning loss.

As Summer Discovery's partner, Lavinia Group understands the intricacies of creating effective summer learning experiences. That's why we offer a comprehensive, turnkey program that meets all the grant's goals and requirements-the RISE Summer Learning Program.

Lavinia Group's nationwide RISE Summer Learning Program truly delivers results. In 2023, students enrolled improved math skills by 120% and literacy skills by 189% in 5 weeks.

 

2023 Math Data
2023 ELA Data

Delivering an to your school.

Every Lavinia Group partner receives an impact report that equips educators with actionable insights to bolster student learning. By analyzing student data from the summer program, the report enables teachers to tailor instruction for individual needs in the fall. It also helps evaluate program effectiveness to inform ongoing improvements. This targeted feedback loop allows for data-driven teaching adjustments, ensuring students receive the responsive support they need to thrive.

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FEATURED RISE PARTNER SCHOOLS IN YOUR AREA

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detroit
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Why is RISE the Leading Summer Learning Program?

In collaboration with the Summer Discovery program, Lavinia Group offers the RISE Summer Learning curriculum at no cost to grantees. This comprehensive program is all you need to accelerate learning and prepare students for future success.

As a RISE partner, here's what you'll experience in our program:

Engaging Curriculum

Our 5-week curriculum immerses students in enriching literacy and math content mapped to Michigan state standards for maximum impact. Lessons ignite excitement and reinforce foundational skills.

Complete Resource Kit

Make this summer count with high-quality resources that deliver meaningful learning experiences. Our comprehensive kit includes carefully designed lesson plans, engaging instructional materials, and useful planning tools.

Flexible Onboarding Training

Get ready for a transformative summer with our interactive 3-day onboarding. Choose self-paced online or collaborative live sessions to meet your team's needs.

Ongoing Professional Development

Continue growing professionallly with our on-demand modules or group workshops. Personalize your learning path to become a more skilled summer educator.

Meaningful Assessment

Monitor student growth with pre- and post-assessments, scoring guides, and rubrics. Our tools provide actionable insights to target instruction and showcase progress.

Empowering Multilingual Learners

Lavinia Group is proud to partner with WIDA, renowned for its expertise in multilingual education. This collaboration focuses on supporting multilingual learners by offering professional development and essential resources this summer.

During teacher training week, WIDA will lead a two-hour PD session on tangible strategies to support multi language learners in the classroom.

Educators will gain access to WIDA's specialized strategies and tools that effectively meet the needs of students with diverse language backgrounds. Teachers will have access to accompanying resources shared by WIDA that can be used throughout the summer.

This partnership reflects our dedication to providing inclusive and high-quality education for all students.

 

Why is RISE the Leading Summer Learning Program?

In collaboration with the Summer Discovery program, Lavinia Group offers the RISE Summer Learning curriculum at no cost to grantees. This comprehensive program is all you need to accelerate learning and prepare students for future success.

As a RISE partner, here's what you'll experience in our program:

Engaging Curriculum

Our 5-week curriculum immerses students in enriching literacy and math content mapped to Michigan state standards for maximum impact. Lessons ignite excitement and reinforce foundational skills.

Complete Resource Kit

Make this summer count with high-quality resources that deliver meaningful learning experiences. Our comprehensive kit includes carefully designed lesson plans, engaging instructional materials, and useful planning tools.

Flexible Onboarding Training

Get ready for a transformative summer with our interactive 3-day onboarding. Choose self-paced online or collaborative live sessions to meet your team's needs.

Ongoing Professional Development

Continue growing professionallly with our on-demand modules or group workshops. Personalize your learning path to become a more skilled summer educator.

Meaningful Assessment

Monitor student growth with pre- and post-assessments, scoring guides, and rubrics. Our tools provide actionable insights to target instruction and showcase progress.

Empowering Multiligual Learners

Lavinia Group is proud to partner with WIDA, renowned for its expertise in multilingual education. This collaboration focuses on supporting multilingual learners by offering professional development and essential resources this summer.

During teacher training week, WIDA will lead a two-hour PD session on tangible strategies to support multi language learners in the classroom.

Educators will gain access to WIDA's specialized strategies and tools that effectively meet the needs of students with diverse language backgrounds. Teachers will have access to accompanying resources shared by WIDA that can be used throughout the summer.

This partnership reflects our dedication to providing inclusive and high-quality education for all students.

See in Action

Before After
Before After
Before After
Before After

Rising 1st Grade

Word Spacing & Spelling Improvement
Initially, the student struggles with word spacing and phonetic spelling. By week four, the student is correctly spacing words, and we see an improvement in phonetic spelling.

Rising 2nd Grade

Strategy Development
At first, the student lacked a sound strategy to solve the problem. By the fourth week, the student not only devised an effective strategy but also solved the problem successfully.

Rising 5th Grade

Analytical & Text Interpretation Progress
By week 4, the student demonstrates a significant improvement in using evidence from texts to support their claims, showcasing an enhanced ability to comprehend and analyze written material.

Rising 6th Grade

Problem Solving Improvement
By the fourth week of RISE , the student applies mathematical expressions to solve problems, signaling meaningful development in their comprehension and application of math concepts.

RISE Summer Learning Program Dates

Three different sessions are offerred for your scheduling convenience.

Date Leader Training Intensive Teacher Training Week Student Start Student Stop # of Days
Session C: June 17Monday, June 3Tuesday, June 10-Friday, June 14Monday, June 17Friday, July 1923 Days (June 19 and July 4 off)
Session D: June 24Monday, June 10Monday, June 17- Friday June 21Monday, June 24Thursday, July 2523 Days (July 4 off)
Session E: July 8Monday, June 24Monday, July 1-Friday, July 5Monday, July 8Wednesday, August 723 Days

RISE Summer Learning Program
Comprehensive

At the heart of RISE is flexibility. Our RISE summer curriculum includes 20 days of detailed lesson plans.

Choose from a five-week schedule with classes from Monday through Friday, or a longer format with academics Monday through Thursday and field trips on Fridays.

This curriculum delivers a focused 180-minute daily session in literacy and math. Lessons can be tailored to address different learning styles and needs in your classroom.

With a research-backed framework designed by experts, RISE gives teachers the tools to ignite students' potential all summer long.

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Literacy Components

Component Grade Minutes/Daily Description
Insight Humanities™ Book StudiesRising 1st-9th45 minutes/DailyThis curriculum rapidly develops students' critical thinking skills, passion for reading, and ability to analyze any book they encounter. Students read, analyze, discuss, and write about highly engaging, multicultural literature by award-winning authors.
Close Reading for Meaning™Rising 3rd-9th45 minutes/DailyTeachers will learn to independently access and understand complex text through a three-day cycle of reading for main idea, craft and structure, and mastery. The curriculum includes texts and aligned lesson plans.
Systematic Phonics Instruction & Shared PoemRising 1st-2nd45 minutes/DailyDesigned so teachers can personalize instruction and target existing gaps, this curriculum includes direct, explicit, and multi-sensory routines and materials that teachers can use throughout the summer and into the school year.
Small Group InstructionRising 1st-9th~20 Minutes/2-3x WeeklyConcrete method for intentional, effective, small-group, and individual intervention for students not reading with proficiency. Teachers will analyze data across multiple assessments, create student groups based on needs, and implement highly effective strategies for small group instruction .

Mathematical Components

Component Grade Minutes/Daily Description
Math for Meaning™ Story ProblemsRising 1st-9th45 minutes/DailyStudents develop the confidence and precision necessary to tackle any mathematical task independently while building their mastery of grade-level standards. This curriculum engages students in solving on and above grade level problems through hands-on learning and rich mathematical discourse.
Math RoutinesRising 1st-9th45 minutes/DailyThe RISE Math Routines Curriculum is designed to build studentsʼ mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding through targeted, discussion-based routines. Students build automaticity with operations and concepts while keeping the “why” behind strategies front and center.
Small Group Math InstructionRising 1st-9th~20 Minutes/2-3x WeeklyPersonalize learning for targeted intervention and give students meaningful and accessible practice to grow their math skills. Teachers close the most pressing gaps while building student independence by creating targeted intervention groups, selecting content, and coaching students with meaning front and center.
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Lessons

Professional Development 

Enhance your summer learning program with comprehensive onboarding for leaders and teachers, coupled with ongoing professional development throughout your summer session. Leaders and teachers will develop skills that are not only valuable for summer school but also applicable throughout the school year, too.

Pre-Program Leader Onboarding

(approximately 2 hours required for leaders)

Leaders participate in a required 2-hour training session before the start of Teacher Training Week where they receive a comprehensive overview of the Lavinia RISE program. Learn strategies to support teachers in executing a high-impact summer program that accelerates student learning and insight into best practices for summer instructional management. Leaders will also gain access to valuable tools and resources they can use to rapidly develop teacher practice.

Professional Development

(approximately 45 minutes 1x weekly optional for new and returning teachers)

Our support extends beyond curriculum. Our blended learning model for professional development is the perfect combination of self-paced online learning with a synchronous component that’s designed to foster a sense of community and encourage conversation. We equip teachers with impactful teaching techniques through online learning modules. Educators from across the country then connect in professional learning communities. Lavinia coaches facilitate weekly intellectual preparation and student work study aligned to the summer curriculum.

During our interactive workshops, you’ll:

  • Practice delivering high-impact lessons
  • Discuss best practices for acceleration
  • Connect with fellow participants
  • Ask questions and get guidance

You'll have access to the online learning modules to dive deeper between sessions.

Educators with
Ongoing Professional Development 

Take summer learning to new heights with RISE's complimentary training for teachers.

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Pre-Program Teacher Training Week 

(approximately 12-16 hours required for new and returning teachers)

Develop alignment on the vision for the summer and prepare teachers by planning and practicing curriculum for the first few lessons. Throughout the interactive training, teachers can ask questions, discuss content, and debate instructional approaches.

Weekly Leader Cohorts

(approximately 45 minutes 1x weekly optional for leaders)

Optional weekly leader cohorts create a community of practice for summer leaders to build leadership skills, share best practices, and collectively problem-solve any challenges leaders commonly encounter throughout the summer. These virtual meetings occur weekly throughout the summer and will be facilitated by a Lavinia Group coach. Each meeting has a predetermined topic aligned to the summer schedule. For example, in week 1 we will discuss how to develop an action plan in response to your pre-assessment data.

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Lavinia's Assessment Tools

Enhance and assess the effectiveness of your summer program using Lavinia Group's tailored pre- and post-assessments. These tools are designed to guide instruction throughout the summer, allowing you to gauge student progress in both English language arts and math, in alignment with Michigan's educational standards.

Ready to
about accelerating student growth this summer?

Our RISE team is here to answer your questions, provide a walkthrough of the RISE curriculum, and discuss partnership logistics and scheduling.

Email our team at summer.learning@laviniagroup.org or use this form to get in touch.

We're passionate about helping every student thrive and can't wait to discuss how our partnership can make this summer count!

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Rise & Summer Discovery