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First Year Success at Jefferson Elementary’s Camp Re-Imagine

Camp Re-Imagine at Jefferson Elementary

Approximately one-hundred K-5 Jefferson Elementary School students participated in 5 1/2 weeks of learning and fun this summer through our first year of Camp Re-Imagine, held at the school. At the camp, students participated in activities such as coding, using a 3-D printer, planting a butterfly garden, building bookcases, writing a book for incoming pre-K students, and constructing a vehicle and deciding how to power it to navigate an obstacle course. The pilot program, developed by Davenport Community Schools and the Mississippi Bend Area Education Association, was designed not only to help stem summer learning loss, but also to engage students to the extent that they would make gains in their learning over the summer. Data on student learning was collected and will be studied to guide decisions about future camps. To view more photos from the camp, check out our Facebook post hereClick here to read a Quad City Times article on the camp.