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Summer Learning Resources

Our team of experts have curated a list of resources for students and parents to use to create their own at home schooling experience. From outdoor fun, yoga and gardening, to STEM activities and access to books, there are multiple opportunities to continue learning this summer. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, feel free to let us know by sending us a note to info@castschools.com. Have a brilliant summer!

Opportunities with CAST Schools Network

CAST Live logo

CAST LIVE is a series of conversations between the CAST school community and San Antonio leaders. Guests share their story of hope and resilience while answering questions from both students and educators.


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Through our, “TAKING A STAND,” community initiative, our CAST school students and educators engaged in conversations on how we move forward toward more equitable systems.


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Express Yourself

The Magik Theatre’s mission is to use the power of theatre to create Magikal storytelling for children that Activates imagination, Grows young minds, and Inspires creativity and a love of learning that is the Key to a more literate future for our community.


Daily Videos, Readers Theater, Mini Classes, Presentations and More

SAY Si

SAY Sí ignites the creative power of young people as forces of positive change. We value artists, empower marginalized communities* and advance culture.


Workshop: Art as a Revolutionary Act, CAST Taking a Stand Initiative


Artists Building Communities’ Art Studio Anywhere


Challenge: Isolation Stories: Share Your Story. Your Family Story. Your Neighborhood Story.

Get Outside

Earn a Bike

The Earn-A-Bike (EAB) takes over summer! In an adaptation of our traditional EAB@School program, the summer program explores nutrition, safety, and bike parts with an integration of hands on learning of bike maintenance. The programs concludes with a mini build, with the students building their new bikes and receiving their new helmets.


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Kids Out and About

San Antonio area classes, activities, “filed trips,” family activities, STEM activities, parks and camps. This site has hourly activities and leaning experiences.


Virtual Online Classes


1,000 Things to do During COVID-19

Parks Slogan

The mission of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is to provide exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services to improve the quality of life for all.


Summer Food Program for Kids Ages 1 – 18


Youth Activities

SA River Authority

Take a nature walk along the San Antonio River. You can explore the river in downtown San Antonio’s urban environment or in a more natural setting along the Mission Reach section of the River Walk. You’ll be surprised to find that there is nature all around you, wherever you are! No matter where you go, remember to be curious and have fun!


River Camp: Virtual Education Series

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga with Adriene has classes made for specifically Teens!


Video

Hands-On Science and Tech

dailySTEM

Daily STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) provides educators and families with simple STEM resources that connect the real world to learning.


News


Resources

Youth Code Jam

A series of summer camps for students 2nd grade through high school.


Summer 2020 Camps

Home Cooking

Chef

The mission of CHEF (Culinary Health Education for Families) is to drive healthy eating among children and families by promoting nutritious food and home cooking. Content is available in both English and Spanish.


Recipe Videos


Recipes


Daily Fun and Educational Activities

Leadership Development

Girls inc. of San Antonio

2020 Bold Girls Leadership Series: 9th-12th Grade


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Summer Reading

Bibliotech

FREE ebooks, magazines, newspapers, games, activities, with English and Spanish choices.


Library


High School Ebooks


Middle & Elementary School Ebooks

Good reads

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love.


2019 Books by Authors of Color

San Antonio Public Library

FREE ebooks, tutoring, teen services, learning fun activities and more.


Over 30,000 Ebooks


Library Teen Services


Digital Collections


Latino Collections and Resource Center

Virtual Learning

PBS Learning Media

A list of FREE standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more developed by PBS and their local stations.


Learning Media


At Home Learning

Penpal schools

PenPal Schools connects half a million students from 150 countries to practice writing, create original projects, and make friends from around the world.


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Articles & Podcasts

Huffpost

Breaking news


Article: How to Talk to Kids About Racism and The George Floyd Protests

Mom2Boys

Betsy, a mom, shares her stories, struggles and lessons learned raising her two boys.


Article: Planting a Garden with Your Teen, Benefits and Helpful Tips

Parent Toolkit

Parent Toolkit is a one-stop resource developed with parents in mind. It’s produced by NBC News Learn and supported by Pearson and includes information about almost every aspect of your child’s development, because they’re all connected.


Article: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

For the past 35 years, Steve has served as an educational consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities nationally and internationally, facilitating the changes necessary for them to reach students and successfully prepare them for the 21st century.


Podcast: Supporting Students’ Learning From Success & Failing (Part 15)


Podcast: Building Optimism (Part 16)

Tech Advisor

Best online workouts for kids, teens, and families.


Article

Events

Fresh Ink Youth Poetry – Write Art Out, Inc.


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The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Network is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. CAST Schools are partnership schools with a focus on STEM careers, project based learning and work-based learning. Key partners include public school districts, higher education institutions, and local employers from target industries.