Engage with a global network of peers through our online community. Students have access to our global community for 6 weeks during the summer. They can engage with students both in their session and in other sessions of Summer Discovery Online. The goal is to engage and connect students from around the globe in an online community of learning, social interaction, and personal growth. A Summer Discovery experience is also about preparing students for college and beyond. That's why we've brought this same philosophy to our virtual campus. With College + Career Readiness workshops, students will learn how to research their future college, improve public speaking skills, and gain application tips. From career panels, to resume writing sessions, to discussions on how to find your perfect major - we're here to help guide students through college and career readiness.
I am excited about bringing the unique Summer Discovery experience to Summer Discovery Online. This is our first year planning for a virtual campus, but we've got 40+ years of on-campus experience that we are translating into our virtual campus! I cannot wait to engage student virtually across the country and globe.
Online Community Coordinator
Summer Discovery Online
Our team of community specialists are experts at creating fun and engaging activities. We've been doing this on-campus for more than 40 years, and now we are using our expertise to build a "virtual campus". So what exactly is a virtual campus? And how does it work?
The Summer Discovery Virtual Campus is powered by our Learning Management System (LMS) - Canvas. Consider this the one-stop-shop or the student union. Once students are logged into the LMS, they'll have access to their course work, community activities, live and pre-recorded workshops and sessions, resources, and more. More than 30% of colleges and universities use Canvas, so this is a great opportunity for high school students to get a preview of college coursework.
But enough about technology. Let's talk about FUN! These last few months have taught us that online communities can be robust, fun, and engaging. Some of the activities we have planned include:
High school students can start preparing now for their future careers with our career readiness workshops. We'll help our students explore the link between interests, majors and possible careers. Panelist will share their college experiences and how those translated into successful career pathways. We'll help students with some basics, like writing professional emails, creating a LinkedIn profile, and conflict resolution in the workplace setting. It's never too early to start planning - and preparing - for your future!
We believe in the value of our College + Career readiness workshops. That's why we've created an optional certificate program where students can participate in a minimum number of our workshops and sessions to earn a College + Career Certificate from Summer Discovery. This certificate will show potential colleges and professionals that you've invested time and effort into thinking about the world of college and beyond. It shows initiative, preparedness and personal responsibility. All these traits are important to demonstrate to future educators and employers.
Join us today for an amazing summer experience! Have questions? Call us today!
Check out a sample weekly schedule below! This is a sample schedule only. Activities subject to change.