Whether your family plans on traveling or staying close to home this summer, there’s plenty of learning adventure in store for your student! To help them make the most of the next few months, the Microsoft Store has put together an entire calendar of exciting and enriching virtual workshops designed to help students pursue their passions, travel to new worlds, and even hone potential career skills. And did we mention they’re all available for free?!

With dozens of themes and topics to choose from, you can help your student take learning into their own hands by selecting sessions that fit their schedule, curiosities, and learning needs. 

Here are a handful to consider getting them started: 

  • Plan the perfect road trip: Students can design their ideal road trip across the United States by choosing up to three national parks or monuments to virtually explore in Bing maps, then build a souvenir PowerPoint presentation of their map, photos, and discoveries along the way.
  • Discover ancient fossils: Dinosaur lovers and future scientists can tour the world-famous Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s newly renovated Hall of Fossils. The exhibit includes more than 700 specimens, including dinosaurs, plants, animals, and insects. 
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy coding workshops: Discover how video games are made and learn how to code your own game inspired by Space Jam: A New Legacy, starring LeBron James and Bugs Bunny. By the end of the sixty-minute workshop, students who are eight and older will have learned how to design basic elements of their own game and more.
  • Create meaningful connections with Dear Evan Hansen musical: The Microsoft Store, in partnership with the Tony award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, invites students aged 13 and older to a one-hour workshop that will explore how to create meaningful connections with friends, family, and communities during a time of social distancing. 
  • Design a space explorer: Students can take their coding skills to new heights with this 90-minute workshop that will help students practice fundamental and intermedial block-based coding to design a game using MakeCode arcade.

These are just a few of the many ways you can start your student’s summer learning adventure! Head over to the Microsoft Store community to browse the complete calendar of sessions and register for free today.