After two iterations (summer and fall 2013) of the Intersession program, we have identified the following
as the essential elements of a successful learning lab:
Courses can run for longer lengths of time –
ranging from 2 to 3 to 6 hours - e.g. from 9:00
to noon, or 9:00 to 4: 30 pm.
Hands-on instruction and problem-based
learning are important.
Artful and seamless integration of enrichment
and academics requires careful selection of
courses and many hours of planning by the
Partnerships with content providers and
expert coaches to make sure the courses are of
a high quality and sustainable.
Balanced program of learning opportunities
across the three domains of Mind, Body, and Soul.
Future courses could include:
Creating college pathways for students.
Connecting young adults with job experiences
that reinforce academic content.
Hands-on service learning projects that
students can select and design.
“Bridge” program – Courses that help students
make the transition to the next grade level or
make up for essential skills they may have
missed during the school year.
“Connect” program – Regular program that
connects learning between two Intersessions.
More information about the Intersession program can
be found at http://www.asbintersessions.org and
Developing fundamental swimming skills in Aqua
Students adjusting their Robot design during NuVu‘s
Putting new soccer skills in play during xSport Soccer