Archive: Educational Research

Why Should Art & Science Intersect? Creativity!

Ever wonder why at Camp EDMO™, our  Science, Technology & Nature themed camp sessions all  include maker projects that fuse collaborative design challenges with art and individual expression? The point of our programs is to spark kids’ curiosity, stretch their creativity, strengthen their collaboration skills and inspire self-reflection. But also, along the way they experience interconnectedness with each other and …

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How To Stop Summer Slide

Summer slide…sadly, it’s not a shiny yellow piece of plastic you roll out in the backyard and spray with a hose. Instead, this fun sounding title refers to the not fun at all loss of last school year’s learning as it slips away from students during their summer break from school. Or, according to Edsurge, “academic regression experienced by students over …

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Equality Focus: Bridging the Gap

It’s a sad state of affairs, but not all schools have the same amount of recreation, physical education, science classes, high quality textbooks and even trained instructors. An under resourced school that doesn’t have these things may also not have enough materials for art projects, any professional development for teachers and staff, or even food for snacks and lunch for …

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How Summer Camp Makes a Difference

Some people say all they really need to know they learned in Kindergarten. But Audrey Monke argues that actually happens at summer camp. It’s easy to dismiss summertime fun as nothing more than just that, fun. But research shows that high quality, engaging camp experiences can be much, much more! For example, inquiry for a recent article in the Journal of Leisure …

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Parents Want SEL!

Parents in 2019 are getting choosey about what they want for their kids, both in and out of school. A recent survey conducted by Peachjar, a cloud-based communication platform that distributes school and community information to more than 10 million parents in 40 states, shows they are looking for more and better options for their kids’ after school enrichment. Parents …

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Parental Controls

Kids of all ages delight in smart phones, tablets, game systems, computers and probably other items we’re not even aware exist. Sure, screens can be fun and educational, but as a parent of any age child knows, they can also cause problems. First of all, we know that electronic devices are addictive – both to adults and children. Limiting screen …

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