National Summer Learning Week Virtual Splash Events

In celebration of National Summer Learning Week (July 12 – July 16), we at the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), hosted Virtual Summer Splash Events each day to shine a spotlight on the importance of summer learning and the many ways communities are supporting student success in school, out of school –and in life, this summer. See below for recordings of each event along with featured resources.

View all Recorded Events

Featured Resources:


Monday, July 12: Discover STEM and Soar,
presented by Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch

According to the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, “All great innovations begin with an idea.” Whether making slime, creating video games with Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch, building a robot, or re-engineering a wireless microphone, summer STEM programs across the country are fertile ground for fostering curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and a growth mindset in every young person. Get a front row seat for fun ideas to help kids unlock their imaginations while shaping critical skills and aptitudes for school and life success.

Featured Speakers, Makers and Dream Leaders:

More Resources and Videos:

Watch the Recording


Tuesday, July 13: Winning at Health and Wellness, presented by Discovery Education

A New York Times Magazine article reaffirmed what we’ve known for years: “A lack of school structure can contribute to altered sleep-wake patterns, which have been associated with unhealthful weight gain.” Summer programs are critical for resetting routines, reaffirming healthy habits and recharging the minds and spirts of young people, especially after a year like no other. How do we ensure no kid goes hungry this season and that we turbocharge social emotional wellness for all learners so they start to the school year healthy and strong? Hear about tools you can use right now to help students and families win at wellness year-round.

Featured Speakers:

More Resources and Videos:

Watch the Recording


Wednesday, July 14: Make a Masterpiece, presented by Mizzen by Mott

Research confirms that learning in and through the arts prepare students for school, life, and work. Summer is a blank canvas for creativity and self-expression through music, literature, dance, theater, visual arts, and so much more. Learn from leaders who are sparking the imaginations and muses that delight the spirit of children this summer. Feel the power of love…of the arts and for our children. A special performance awaits you.

Featured Speakers:

More Resources and Videos:

Watch the Recording


Thursday, July 15: Celebrate Future Leaders

Ready, Set, Succeed! Support students in charting their course for success during and beyond high school. A summer job, internship, mentorship, or plan to pursue higher education sets our future leaders on a path to change the world. From healthcare, technology and education career pipelines, hear inspirational stories and resources you can use to spark career interests and shape future leaders.

Featured Speakers:

More Resources:

Watch the Recording


Friday, July 16: Dive into a Book Adventure, presented by Lexile®Framework for Reading

Reading really is the fundamental building block of a solid education and fascinating technologies are taking the adventures of storytelling and literacy to new heights. Dive into the Lexile Framework for Reading which offers your summer program a scientific approach to growing reading ability. You’ll also dive into creative lessons for your summer program where every picture tells Their Story with kids as authors and publishers through Write Brain Books.

Featured Speakers:

More Resources and Videos:

Watch the Recording