03 Feb

Bring Your Story to Life with Animation Story Telling

Everyone’s got a story to tell… So, why not bring your story to life with our Animation Story Telling Enrichment Programs?! In partnership with Wonder Media, students will be guided through the process of writing and revising a story, recording their own voices, and working with Story Maker® producers to bring one story to life in animation.

Students in grades 4-8 would be perfect for our Animation Story Telling program. With the option of either a 5-week or 10-week program length, students will be taught creative strategies in live sessions and participate with producers in detailed writing workshops, weekly collaboration, and constructive feedback.

Not sure if Animation Story Telling is right for you? Try our free 60-minute Intro to Story Telling session to get a taste of what the process looks like to bring a story to life through animation.

24 Jan

Learn How to Become a Podcaster with Our Podcaster Starter Course!

A microphone, a computer or laptop, and a passion for speaking, are all you will need to turn your podcasting dreams into reality! Explore the freedom of using your voice however YOU want. Podcasts can be about anything, or even nothing at all! According to Podcast Insights, “55% of the US population has listened to a podcast” and “50% of all US homes are podcast fans”.

The popularity of podcasting is on the rise, so, don’t wait! Take the first step to becoming a podcaster with our 6-week enrichment program Podcast Starter: Learn Where to Begin. Each week will take you one step closer as we discuss topic, format, equipment, editing, and costs you can avoid. This course is perfect for students in grades 6-12.

Unsure if this course is right for you? Take our free (60-minute) Intro to Becoming a Podcaster session to learn more about how you can start your own podcast.

About the Instructor

Learn from Heidi Higgins, from the Stride/K12 marketing team and the host of K12 On Learning, a weekly podcast geared to addressing parents, students, and teachers about online and hybrid learning, and the surrounding life it offers. Heidi used to travel the country and speak to families about local Stride K12 schooling opportunities. She would reach hundreds with her seminars and personal visits. Now, with podcasting, she can reach thousands without leaving home.

19 Jan

Building a Solid Foundation: Improve Your Wellness with Fit4Life

Is working out your passion? Or are you new to working out and don’t know where to start? Our 6-week Fit4Life Enrichment Program can help you build a solid foundation of movement, fitness, health, and wellness.

Students will have access to a library of on-demand content and lessons from PLT4M, the leader in educational fitness for students in grades 6th-12th. All you need is an exercise area and a working computer or laptop! So, what are you waiting for?!

Still unsure if Fit4Life is the right choice for you? Take control of your fitness with our free (60-minute) Intro to Fitness course to see if Fit4Life is something you might enjoy! Looking for a more advanced fitness program? Check out our 5-week long Leveling Up Your Fitness program to take your fitness to the next level!

Do you or someone you know have unique or special fitness and exercise needs due to chronic or temporary health conditions, learning disability, or another barrier? If yes, our 6-week Exercise for Special Populations program may be just the right fit for you.

About the Instructor

Mr. Krey has been the CTE Health Sciences Instructor with Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy for the last 4 years. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Special Populations Specialist, and Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine.

13 Jan

Learn How to Build Games with Roblox Coding!

Have you ever wanted to build your own Roblox game? With Roblox game development on the rise, students are creating their very own games with Roblox!

Looking for a program that helps you explore the world of Roblox? Introducing Stride’s Roblox Starter: Development & Coding 6-week enrichment program that’s great for all levels of Roblox game developers. You’ll start with the basics of using Studio, and progress your way to an awesome obby! (That’s short for “obstacle course”!) You’ll also learn how to write actual scripts into your game using Lua, the official Roblox coding language.

Do you want a program that goes more in-depth? Stride’s Beginner Roblox Game Coding 12-week enrichment program, will give you the chance to build a total of six different games. Learn how to use many Roblox specific components, from using clones to create game objects, creating multiplayer games with leaderboards, and much more!

Not sure if you’ll like Roblox Coding? Try our free 30-minute Intro to Roblox Coding session to find out if Roblox Game Coding is right for you!

13 Jan

Register For A Free Stride Enrichment Program

Have you ever wanted to learn how to do something new? At Stride, we believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the world of creative expression, so we’re offering FREE introductory programs to give you a taste of what piques your interest.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, gamer, aspiring podcaster, live streamer, novelist, or are interested in being a photographer—or even if you’re just curious about what these fields entail—we’ve got something for you. Below is a list of our programs that are offering a free intro session; click the title of the program to register for your session. 

Entrepreneurship: Do you want to start your own business, but not sure where to start? Check out this free intro to Entrepreneurship to see how easy it can be to start an entrepreneurship journey!

Roblox Coding: Thinking about making your own video game? Come check out what you can do in Roblox Development & Coding! You’ll get a preview of the awesome stuff you can build in Roblox Studio; even learn some scripting using Roblox’s coding language, Lua. You must have a Windows or Mac computer in order to take this course. Unfortunately, Roblox Studio does not support Chromebooks, phones, tablets, or Linux computers.

Python for AI: In this free Python coding class, students will take their first dive into coding with Python. We will transition from block coding, which they learned in Scratch, to text-based coding. Students will learn how to animate and draw with Python, and will build their own story project to create a cool animation.

Augmented Reality Development: Do you want to learn augmented reality, often referred to as AR? Check out this free intro to see how augmented reality is used to create games you know and love, like Pokémon GO and Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs. Sign up and learn more!

Writing & Publishing Your Own Novel: With the Write a Novel enrichment program offered by Stride, which is open to teens and adults, you’ll experience in-depth creative writing workshops, weekly feedback, and the guidance and support you need to write a quality novel and help you achieve your literary dreams.

You may have thought about writing a novel before, or maybe even started one. But maybe you didn’t know where to start, or how to make it come together. Or maybe you just got overwhelmed with other things going on in your life. Whatever the reason is that has kept you from writing this story—we want to help!

Basic Python Coding: Are you interested in coding but not sure where to start? Python coding is a great place to start! In this free intro program, you’ll get an introduction to all things Python and you might just discover you have a new passion.

Becoming a Podcaster:  Do you want to learn more about podcasting, but not sure where to start? This free intro will help give you an idea of how you can start your own podcast.

Introduction to Fitness: Do you want to learn more about fitness, but not sure where to start? This free intro will help give you an idea of how you can take control of your fitness.

Beginner Web Design with Wix: This introductory course explores the basics of the Wix Editor and website design principles. With hundreds of stunning, customizable elements, students can experiment and explore many options to get a glimpse of how they could create their own website. Students get a taste of web design and all the options available to them.

Introduction to Interior Design: Do you want to learn the basics of interior and environmental design and how to create visually appealing settings? Check out this free intro to Interior Design to learn more!

From Behind the Lens and Beyond: Are you interested in photography but not sure where to start? This free intro session gives you a glimpse at the camera basics and terminology to help you get started, and shares how you can dive deeper with our enrichment program, From Behind the Lens and Beyond.

Intro to Digital Arts: Do you want to learn how to create eye-catching designs, but not sure where to start? Check out this free intro to Digital Arts to see how Canva can help you design your own visuals that are sure to capture anyone’s attention!

Turning Livestreaming into a Business: In this free 60 minute intro session you’ll learn more about, and the difference between, our 101 and 201 Turning Live Streaming Into A Business courses, so you can decide which course is best for you.



11 Jan

Welcome to the Future: Develop Your Own Augmented Reality Experience!

Does the idea of blending science fiction with reality interest you? If you answered yes, our Augmented Reality Development Enrichment Program could be a great fit for you! What is augmented reality (AR)? Augmented reality is one of the biggest up and coming technology trends right now, combining real world and computer-generated content. AR is gaining popularity in many different fields but has dominated the video game industry.

In this program, led by Jodie McCluskey, students will learn how to develop their own AR experience using Adobe Aero’s free software to perfectly blend the virtual and physical worlds. After this course, students will have completed their own AR Experience to share with friends and family. The Augmented Reality Development program begins on February 3rd, 2023, and lasts 5 weeks, consisting of eight (60- minute) sessions. It’s perfect for 6th-12th graders who want to get started in this exciting field!

Not sure if you’ll like the program? Sign up for our free Intro to AR Development (60-minute) session and find out if learning about augmented reality is right for you!

More about Jodie McCluskey: Jodie is a digital arts Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Insight Academy of Arizona. She’s been a CTE teacher for four years and loves teaching project-based learning. Jodie is an Adobe Certified Associate in Illustrator and Photoshop and has 30 years of experience in digital arts and web design. 

19 Sep

How to Become a Screenwriter

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a screenwriter? Do you want to tell stories and make people feel things? Are you a creative person who’s always been told “you should write a screenplay!” but have no idea where to start?

If so, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! Our screenwriting enrichment program is designed to give students the tools they need to write and sell their own original scripts. We’re not just talking about learning how to write dialogue or create compelling characters—we’ll teach you everything from story structure to pitching your work in person.

In this program, you’ll be introduced to the exciting process of writing for the screen, where character, action, plot, and setting are key. You will explore the fundamental elements of screenwriting through writing exercises and weekly live virtual workshop sessions, and develop original ideas into a complete short screenplay through writing exercises. Final written screenplays can be included in your professional portfolios!

The program begins the week of October 24th, 2022, and ends on December 4th, 2022. It is a 5-week program that can be taken by 8th-12th graders working on a computer or laptop.

What are you waiting for?! Join our screenwriting program today!

14 Sep

From Behind the Lens & Beyond- Learn Photography Technique

The national photography competition has been so much fun, here at Stride we have loved seeing all your beautiful photos. If you love taking photos then our Behind the Lens & Beyond program is just what you need to grow with this skill. 

The next program in our photography series is starting soon, October 24, 2022! 

From Behind the Lens and Beyond is a 5-week program that will review the basics of using a camera and examine different photography techniques. Participants will be taught techniques through discussions and live sessions. Each week, participants will learn to examine photos and techniques leading to self-ability to critique their own photos. All while creating a personal PowerPoint portfolio.

The course is designed for beginners looking to get started with photography, as well as those who are more experienced but want an opportunity to learn more about different techniques in photography. The course includes live sessions where you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions about your personal projects, as well as discuss your ideas with other students in real-time. You also get access to all recorded sessions so you can watch them again if needed! And at the end of each week, there are assignments for you to complete on your own time—these are designed so that you can continue practicing what you’ve learned throughout the week!

You’ve got a camera. You’re taking photos. Maybe you’re even thinking about how to take better photos. But how do you get the perfect shot? How do you know if your photos are any good? And how do you know how to improve them?

You’re not alone—this is a common problem for photographers at all levels of skill, whether they’re just starting out or have been shooting for years. That’s why we’ve created this program, perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to use their digital camera better or just get started with photography! Click Here to Register. 

30 Aug

Challenge your artistic ability in our Audio/Video Production Program

We’re excited to announce our new Audio and Video Production program, which is the perfect opportunity for students to get their feet wet in the world of audio and video production.

This program, led by Emmett Van Slyke, will introduce students to the foundations of audio and video production through hands-on manipulation of the audio and video assets provided. This includes basic effects treatments and the beginnings of audio/video techniques employed in modern audio/video production using universally available freeware applications.

In this 5-week program, students will learn how to manipulate their own media assets in order to create their very own podcasts, music videos, radio shows, or even commercials! Students will be able to explore their creativity with a working computer/laptop by creating a final project that showcases their new skills!

The program begins the week of October 24, 2022, and lasts 5 weeks. It’s perfect for 6th-12th graders who want to get started in this exciting field! Register today, enrollment ends on September 6, 2022. 

More about Emmett Van Slyke: As a composer, Emmett has scored various feature-length films and shorts. His theatre compositions include Reflecting Poe, The Crucible – for which he received an ACTF Kennedy Center Award, Telling The Truth, for The National Whistle Blowers Symposium, Wolfskinder, and Gemini Vanishing with Moveink at the Sargent Theatre in NYC.

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