ParaDYM Online hosts our 10-week after school virtual media labs for Esports, music prodcution, virtual reality game design or podcasting. These workshops are designed to guide youth through career exploration using digital media production and media literacy modules. Students learn online by working on media projects based around career identity and 21st century skill bulding.
Rated E for Esports (Esports):
Esports has evolved from simple video game sport competitions to a driving factor in the video game industry, with many game developers actively designing and providing funding for tournaments and other events that provide student athletes with cash prizes and college scholarships. Competitions are now covered by ESPN, professionals are making millions of dollars and Division I universities have launched varsity E-Sports teams. E-Sports athletes have even been drafted for virtual teams for FIFA, the NBA and the NFL, with even the International Olympic Committee is considering including E-Sports in future Olympic events. But how do you transform from a gamer to an E-Sports athlete? What are the rules for Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and collegiate teams? Learn the history of E-Sports and its most revered games, master the rules and hone the skills needed to compete at the professional level with Rated E for E-Sports. Our Games Coaches will training you to master the top E-Sports tournaments in Smash Brothers, Rocket League, League of Legends, MSITE, and more, as they prepare you to explore educational opportunities in and around the game industry, with a curriculum certified by Microsoft.
Change the Beat (Music):
Intro to music/audio theory and song-writing for digital music producers and podcastiers in grades 5 - 12. Students will learn the fundamentals of music theory and songwriting for the digital age. Students will learn melody, rhythm, counterpoint, harmony, form, tonal systems, scales, tuning, intervals, consonance, dissonance, durational proportions, the acoustics of pitch systems, composition, performance, orchestration, ornamentation, improvisation, electronic sound production.
VR ARena (Game Design and Coding):
Virtual Reality ARena. Bring your art to life like never before using augmented reality. Augmented Reality coding and visual art design turns art into adventure far beyond your wildest dreams. Learn how to create digital art and merge it with the real world, then you'll learn how to make photos, posters or comic books jump off the page. In one week you'll learn how to code AR in 2 exciting ways you'll even be able to do it at home.
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ParaDYM Online classes run for 10, 90 minute sessions. Each student is given access to year long subscriptions to online software and work alongside online instructors to complete projects. Our workshop includes access to archival footage and downloadable activity. Each 10 week session cost only $75 per youth, with discounts for groups of 15 or more.
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