GoQuest Project Summer to reward strategic inquiry and critical thinking in summer educational learning programs and camps

summer-learningAs students and teachers begin to wrap up the school year, Compass Learning is kicking off a nationwide contest to encourage academic learning and enrichment throughout the summer.

GoQuest Project Summer will offer free inquiry- and project-based learning software to program coordinators and educators, giving participating organizations the chance to win one of two prize packages worth $10,800 each.

“As an education community, we are faced with the challenge of combating summer learning loss, and those critical months offer a unique opportunity for educators and summer program leaders to provide hands-on, engaging programming for young learners,” said Cindy Corey, Senior Education Programs Manager. “GoQuest Project Summer was created to encourage students to explore and follow their interests, while outfitting program facilitators with tools to assign, mentor, and evaluate activities and projects that are matched to specific student interests and learning preferences.”

Next page: How contest entries will be judged

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