Virtual Assemblies and Online Workshops

Virtual Assemblies and Online Workshops
Virtual Assemblies and Online Workshops

We’ve compiled a list of artists, entertainers, scientists and youth motivational speakers available for online, virtual, and e-learning applications. Check back frequently, more opportunities will be added!

Scrambling to figure out what to do with your students and children in an online or virtual learning environment? Academic Entertainment has a number of opportunities!  We’ve compiled a list of artists, entertainers, scientists and youth motivational speakers available for online, virtual, and e-learning applications. Contact Academic Entertainment 800-883-9883 or info@academicentertainment.com to schedule dates/times for your students.  And please, check back frequently, more opportunities will be added! 


Music Technology Virtual Movie Trailer Workshop
Using your schools existing e-learning applications, Brent Daniels brings the techniques and technology he uses to produce and compose music for some of Hollywood’s biggest movie trailers (such as Marvel’s Black Panther & Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time) to the virtual classroom.  Program content is variable depending on grade and experience level, making this online workshop suitable for grades 4 - 12, accommodating students with no musical background all the way up to experienced musicians, budding music producers or composers interested in a career in music.  In a typical virtual workshop for students with little or no musical training, Brent will:

  1. Show students one or more of the trailers in which his music is used and play the original music composed and produced for the trailers.
  2. Break down sonic and musical components from his music which are synced by trailer editors with the film’s visuals.
  3. Introduce students to the concepts in sound design, composition, and music production necessary for trailer music production
  4. Combine those elements to create a short example of a trailer-style music cue.

Middle and High School music students with some experience in music technology and production may benefit from a more customized or in-depth form of the online workshop, which Brent can provide. They also may have advanced questions about the process of music production or careers in the music industry. Brent’s online workshops are an excellent place to find answers and insight.


Diversity of Dance Virtual Online Dance Classes
Diversity of Dance is now offering virtual dance classes! Choose from the five dance styles performed in their traditional school assemblies: Hip Hop, Bollywood Hip Hop, Latin Hip hop, Hip Hop to Kpop and or Dancehall. Each class includes a warm up, key movements to learn, a dance, and cool down section taught by head instructor, Juliette. These classes are a great way for students to keep physically active while learning about both cross-cultural understanding and dance vocabulary. They can also be used as an intro or follow up to the LIVE in-school Assembly Program: Diversity of Dance.
Recommended for grades 2nd and above.
Choose from pre-recorded or live virtual dance classes.

Pre-recorded Virtual Dance Classes:
Choose from any of the 5 styles. Your school will get a link to the virtual dance classes you choose with a password. All grade levels in a school may access the same class. Or, choose to purchase all 5 styles of virtual online lessons for a discounted price.

Live Virtual Dance Classes:
Taught via Zoom, downloadable for free. Schedule 45-minute blocks for 10 students per block. Each group of 10 students will receive their own meeting link. It’s recommended to use a lap top or desktop computer to better view the teacher. Also choose from any of the 5 styles of dance.  Purchase all five styles of live virtual dance classes for a discounted price.


The Wacky Science Show Webcast
More than just whiz, bang, poof and pop, the virtual show focuses on science with everyday objects and makes the Scientific Method easy to understand! This interactive and engaging 45-minute online show features all the great science experiments included in The Wacky Science Show, plus a Q&A with students. FUN!


Dumpster Doug Online
More than just whiz, bang, poof and pop, the virtual show focuses on science with everyday objects and makes the Scientific Method easy to understand! This interactive and engaging 45-minute online show features all the great science experiments included in The Wacky Science Show, plus a Q&A with students. FUN!


Silly Skype! Chat with the Worlds Most Funny Poet
Any kind of live visit from an author is exciting, even if it's online!  Take advantage of all the benefits of technology and allow your students an opportunity to talk one-on-one or in a small-group setting with an award-winning author and poet. Students will interact with Darren Sardelli, allowing all present a chance to participate in the session, and enabling Darren to answer questions, and to reciprocate by asking his own questions of the students.  During an online learning session, Darren shows students his published work and books, he tells where he gets his inspiration and ideas, he performs a few favorite pieces of poetry, acts-out poetry along with your students, and gives them some tips on how to make their poems even more unique and creative.  Skype Sessions with Darren Sardelli are inspirational for all, and the giggles and laughs are guaranteed!


Dare to Draw - personalized LIVE Webcast with Mark Kistler
Through the wonders of technology your school can enjoy the experience of a live Dare to Draw! assembly for a deeply discounted price. During Mark Kister’s Live Webcast Assembly, you’ll feel like he is right there with your students! Mark will teach your kids to Draw! Draw! Draw! just like always, except he’s in his studio, and you’re at your school, classroom or home computer. The lesson is live and personalized, broadcast through your own technology through Facebook or YouTube. He’ll answer your questions and talk to your students while he teaches. It’s SO cool!  Your school has an opportunity to collaborate with the artist to choose the lessons for your live webcast assemblies from his list of absolutely awesome art inspirations---your students can choose where they want to travel with their imaginations! Will you have Mr. Mark webcasting live from: his Antarctic Penguin Research Station, "The Land of Dinosaurs", OR the surface of the moon?!  You can choose to have the students receive the live webcast in your cafeteria, gym, in individual classrooms, or from home. A week prior to your event, you’ll work with Mark to test logistics (internet connection, audio, sound, etc.).  Just like with Mark’s in person "Dare to Draw!" school assemblies, at least two FULL HOUR live webcast assemblies are scheduled; one for younger students and one for older students. This way, his lessons can be tailored for the skills and abilities of each age group. And, just like with the in-person program, students and teachers only need pencils, paper and a clipboard, slate or book to use as a lap desk if there are not tables or desks to participate in the live webcast. Sitting on the floor also works great!


Youth Mover - Facing Fear with Brandon Lee White
Youth Mover, Brandon Lee White, delivers a high-energy, entertaining, and effective anti-bullying and character education program for youth. Any of Brandon’s assembly speeches, leadership trainings, and workshops can be modified to online/skype (with the exception of the dance workshop). A Skype-talk with Student Council leadership, etc. New--Facing Fear!  A student’s ability to face fear and develop resilience in times of crisis largely impacts their overall health and success in life. Facing Fear teaches students the following:
- Develop a positive mindset for negative circumstances.
- Build confidence through action in times of uncertainty.
- Utilize resources around you and within you to overcome.
- Learn to respond rather than react.
- Develop a plan for future adversity.
- Become a leader in times of crisis to help others.
(All students will receive a free summary PDF at the end of each presentation.)


Physics Experience Interactive Online Demos
Utilizing ZOOM or Skype or your schools’ channel for video conferencing, your students can experience physics like never before!  Students will have a chance to interact with a real scientist and choose the demonstrations they would like to see. Every interactive hour features engaging, entertaining, and educational demonstrations of light, motion, heat, sound, electricity, modern physics, plasma, magnetism, and more.


Geoffrey Castle: Violin Hero!
Utilizing Zoom Video conferencing or your schools e-learning applications, join world-renowned violinist Geoffrey Castle for a fun and inspiring virtual assembly program chock-full of amazing music, great stories, and an even greater message and a performance that the whole family will enjoy!  A featured speaker on TEDx Seattle, and with his own Pandora Channel, Geoffrey Castle's Violin Hero Virtual Assembly brings learning outcomes in Geography, History, Science, and Technology along with the true value of education and creativity into your living room.

Contact us for prices and date and time availability. Email info@academicentertainment.com or call 800-883-9883.