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.

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!

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. 

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.

18 Aug

Are you ready to create your own website?

The Wix Editor is a free, intuitive tool that allows you to design, build, and publish your own unique responsive website. This introductory program explores the basics of Wix Editor and website design principles. The Wix Editor contains hundreds of stunning, customizable elements that students can experiment with and explore to create their own site.

In this five-week program, students will learn how to:

  • Choose and customize layout styles for their new site
  • Use text formatting options to add images, links, and even dropdown menus
  • Create custom headers and footers for their pages
  • Upload photos directly from their phones or laptops to their sites using the built-in photo editor
  • Link pages together using hyperlinks (both internal links within their own site as well as external links leading outside of it)

This program is offered in two different sessions.  Each session lasts five weeks, so students who complete both sessions will have more than enough time to create a fully functional and responsive personal website using all the tools they’ve learned over the duration of this program!

Session 1 Begins the week of September 12, 2022

Session 2 Begins the week of October 24, 2022

Registration for 8th-12th graders 

Don’t forget to check out the Intermediate and Advanced programs too!