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Join us in celebrating National Summer Learning Day today, and defy the summer haze by keeping your brain active with Summer Learning @ edX!

Studies show that two-thirds of the ninth grade reading gap occurs during the summer. Make sure you resist the “summer slide” – the proven learning loss that students experience when they’re not engaged in educational activities over the summer months – and prepare for the school year with interactive, informative, and fun courses on edx.org!

EdX, working with the National Summer Learning Association, is celebrating National Summer Learning Day by offering 11 great high school and introductory courses. Check them out and start learning today! #SummerLearning #KeepKidsLearning

CS For All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming – HarveyMuddX – Self-Paced

Dive into the Python programming language in this introduction to computer science. This course covers broad CS topics along with specific examples of programming in practice. You will apply the concepts you learn to create your own algorithms in this challenging and fun course!


CS For All: Introduction to Computer Science and Python Programming – HarveyMuddX – Self-Paced 

Dive into the Python programming language in this introduction to computer science. This course covers broad CS topics along with specific examples of programming in practice. You will apply the concepts you learn to create your own algorithms in this challenging and fun course!


Introduction to Psychology – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School – June 15th, 2015

What motivates behavior? Delve into the human mind with this course on the discipline of psychology. This course will explain the science of personality and perception, as you consider the flexibility of intelligence in predicting human behavior. Understand the human consciousness in this engaging introductory course.


Preparing for the AP* Spanish Language and Culture Exam – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School – June 17th, 2015

Strengthen your proficiency in Spanish in this rigorous course designed to prepare you for the AP Spanish Exam. Taught entirely in Spanish, this course focuses on communication with the help of authentic literature and conversation opportunities. You will be ready for Spanish in the fall as you prepare with peers from across the world today.

 


The Road to Selective College Admissions – St. Margaret’s Episcopal School – July 1st, 2015

The American college admissions process is not easy to understand on your own. This course will provide you with the tools to successfully apply to top universities. It covers financial aid, interviews, standardized testing, and more to help you through the process of making the important decisions ahead of you!


On-Ramp to AP* French – Weston High School – July 1st, 2015

This course will prepare you for the French AP class through a comprehensive review of written and oral communication. You will gain a strong foundation on which to begin your school year, preparing you for the rigors of the AP workload.


On-Ramp to AP* Physics C: Mechanics – Weston High School – July 8th, 2015

Refresh your knowledge of physics in this preparatory course. You will gain fluency and confidence in the fundamentals of mechanics as you work towards a comprehensive final exam that will test your preparedness. If you plan on taking an advanced physics course like the AP class in the future, then this is a must-take!


Programming in Scratch – HarveyMuddX – Self-Paced

Curious about computer programming? This course is a perfect introduction to computing through Scratch. You will create your own games, animations, and stories as you put broad computer science concepts to use. But, most of all, learn how fun programming can be in this course designed for all ages!


Pre-University Calculus – DelftX – July 14th, 2015

Explore how calculus is essential to science, engineering, and technology. This course will prepare you for college-level calculus as you revise functions, equations, differentiation, and integration. Apply the concepts and methods you learn to real-world situations, as you interact with peers from across the world!


Preparing for the AP* Computer Science A Exam, Part 2 – Cooper Union – July 15th, 2015

Computational systems are shaping the world around us. Explore the forefront of computational change in this introductory course focused on real-world problem solving through programming. Using Java, this course will prepare you for the AP Exam while keeping your brain busy this summer!

 


English Grammar and Style – UQx – July 26th, 2015

Master the grammatical principles of English and become more confident in your usage of the language. This course will provide you with resources and tools that will improve your writing skills as you engage with and assess your peers’ works.

 

 

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By Rachel Lapal, edX Communications Manager