Faculty Perspectives Webinar

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
1 - 2 p.m.

Sponsored by University of Rochester's Alumni Relations
Featuring Lynn Gatto ’12 (PhD)
Executive Director of Horizons at Warner

Please join Lynn Gatto, visiting assistant professor, as she discusses Horizons at Warner, a summer enrichment program for Rochester youth, its need, its development, its structure, and its approach to education. She will also discuss the program’s unique curriculum situated in theory, and explore the complex networks of relationships that have developed from the program.

Register here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/821949986 (Registration is free.)
 
For additional information, please contact Oliver Cashman-Brown, assistant director of alumni relations, at (585) 273-3513 or ocashman@alumni.rochester.edu.
 
Framing the Talk
Race to the Top in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards are publicized as the way districts will provide a high quality education for all students. Yet, as demonstrated in standardized test scores and graduation rates, urban students continue to lag far behind their peers in more affluent districts. Summer learning loss contributes to this learning gap. The summer learning gap occurs more prominently for children from low-income families where there are far fewer resources for enrichment and academic support. A high-quality academic enrichment program that provides long-term deep engagement to low-income public school students offers promise in helping to close this gap.
 
The K–8th grade students that attend Horizons at Warner spend six weeks each summer on River Campus of the University of Rochester engaged in a program that blends high quality academics with cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. The six-week, full day program builds upon Warner School’s expertise in teaching and curriculum to provide powerful summer learning engagement through meaningful and authentic learning experiences. Horizons students attend for nine consecutive summers and return to their own schools each fall better prepared. Ultimately, we hope to decrease summer slide while at the same time, increase the number of RCSD students that will successfully graduate from high school and go to college.
 
It is through the Horizons at Warner program, that a unique approach connects urban students, their parents, teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students, and professors in creating a network of relationships that inspires school success, builds community and transforms lives.




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