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Beat the Summer Slide: Engaging Math Tactics for Elementary Summer School Programs

Monday, February 26, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Beat the Summer Slide: Engaging Math Tactics for Elementary Summer School Programs

Presented by Talia Franklin, Second-Grade Teacher, East Clayton Elementary School (GA); and Alexa Poulin, Senior School Success Manager and Customer Marketing Manager, Unruly Studios

Sponsored by Unruly Studios

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As you start planning for summer enrichment, learn how you can create authentically engaging math experiences for students to turn summer school dread into summer school fun! These tactics can be applicable year round, too. During this session, Talia Franklin, a second-grade teacher at East Clayton Elementary School (GA), shares strategies for enhancing the summer school experience for students through creative learning strategies in math.

In this edWebinar, you learn:

  • Strategies for increasing engagement in math in summer school
  • Insights from data on challenges districts are facing in math education from principals across the nation
  • How to get teacher buy-in and staff joy during your elementary summer school program

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to elementary teachers, school and district leaders, education technology leaders, summer learning program directors, and extended learning coordinators.

Talia Franklin

About the Presenters

Talia Franklin has been an educator for over 15 years at both the elementary and middle school levels. She currently teaches second grade at East Clayton Elementary School in Georgia and serves as the grade-level chair for second grade at her school. Talia graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in elementary and middle school education at Western Governors University.

Alexa Poulin

Alexa Poulin is a Senior School Success Manager and the Customer Marketing Manager at Unruly Studios. She is a certified elementary education teacher with a certification in general special education. Alexa provides professional development to educators around cross-curricular computer science integration for various subjects from math, ELA, physical education, science, and more. She is passionate about providing differentiated learning experiences for students and supporting teachers with the implementation of education technology into the existing structures of their classrooms. Prior to joining Unruly Studios, she worked as an Academic Advisor for adult learners in STEM programs at Southern New Hampshire University. Alexa received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Science in coaching science in sport from University College Dublin.

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Unruly Studios

Unruly Studios combines high-quality STEM learning with active recess-style play for K-8 schools and districts. Our award-winning Unruly Splats platform introduces students to computer science through the creation of physically active games in our block-based coding app. Unruly Math is a supplemental K-5 math program that reinforces foundational math skills through active, experiential group play using the Unruly Splats platform. Unruly Math infuses kinesthetic learning and peer-to-peer collaboration into your school’s existing math curriculum with a scope and sequence of 80 standards-aligned activities. The Unruly Splats platform can be utilized for various subject areas from STEAM, to math, to ELA, making it the perfect tool to create engaging summer programs for students and teachers. Splats are made to be stomped on and are iPad and Chromebook compatible.

Beat the Summer Slide


Monday, February 26, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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