The typical summer school is often considered a one-way street. Teachers teach and students learn. However, as the following video shows, the Cambridge Harvard Summer Academy is a different breed of summer school. The six-week program brings together the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education to provide remedial and enrichment courses for Cambridge high school students.
The classes are taught by a team of students from the Ed School’s Teacher Education Program who are, in turn, mentored by veteran classroom teachers. Even the courses were not your typical summer school fare with students choosing from topics such as “Introduction to Robotics” and “Banned Books and the Classics.”
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