PodCamp and Podcast Academy 2019

Feb 19, 2019

PodCamp and Podcast Academy 2019

Click to register for NPR Illinois for NPR Illinois Podcast Academy

NPR Illinois is hosting two podcast programs in summer 2019, one aimed at middle school students and the other at high school students. These two programs are uniquely designed by NPR Illinois and Ann Strahle, associate professor in communication at UIS. Ann and NPR Illinois staff members will instruct the programs with support from college students and other public media professionals.

Podcast Academy for 9-12th grade students (July 22-26, 9am-4pm)

Podcast Academy is for students interested in podcast and audio/video production. It will introduce participants to the development, production, execution, marketing of podcasts and to audio storytelling.

Over the course of the week, students will learn directly from leaders in the creative industries, to use audio/video recording equipment, audio/video editing software, marketing and advertising a podcast, explore different media metrics, interview a subject, write and record narration, learn how to create a web story and speak clearly and confidently.

Equipment needed:

  • Smartphone w/video capabilities
  • Headphones
  • Lunch or lunch money/ snacks
  • Personal email

Cost: $400

Location: NPR Illinois studios on the campus of University of Illinois at Springfield.

Capacity: Limited to 20 students

Click here to register for Podcast Academy.

PodCamp for 7-8th grade students 

Podcasting is an incredible way for students to learn and grow in confidence, articulation and creativity! 

It is great for developing literacy skills (writing scripts, setting interviews, etc.), allows students to develop and practice their speaking and listening skills. 

Podcasts can be interactive, and the audience can be invited to send them comments, giving valuable feedback to the children about their work.

Over the course of the week, the participants will learn everything about podcasting from start to finish and will create and record their own podcast. 

Thank you to all students who participated in PodCamp 2019. PodCamp 2020 TBD!