Discover Podcasting Summer Camp for Grades 6-12

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Amplify student voices with the popularity of Podcasting!

Create imaginative and original stories through collaborative learning with Discover PodcastingHands-on curriculum includes curated content from top podcasters who offer their advice to up-and-coming audio artists. Scaffolded lessons break down the creative process step-by-step for added accessibility to all learners, especially English Learners.

Grades: 6-12
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+

Subject Targets:

Technology, Art/STEAM, English Language Arts Connections

Recommended Settings:

  • Summer Camps
  • Classrooms
  • Before & After-School Programs
  • Libraries and Makerspaces

Tech Requirements:

  • 1 device per student recommended. Devices should have a web browser, USB port and headphone jack.
  • Recommended use with Windows or Mac laptops and Chromebooks.

Each Activity Includes:

  • Schedule
  • Materials List
  • Topic Background Information
  • Step-By-Step Directions
  • Optional Extension Activities

Curriculum Topics:

  • Exploration of Student Interests and Podcast Formats
  • Storytelling Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Storytelling with Sound
  • Storytelling with Music
  • Music Creation
  • Essentials of Editing
  • Podcast Team Challenge Launch
  • Pitching a Story
  • Storyboarding
  • Production Work
  • Post-Production Work
  • Podcasting Showcase

Reusability and Expansion:

  • Annual Subscription: The Soundtrap for Education license included with this product requires a renewal after the first year.


Discover Podcasting comes with all the supplies needed for 30 students to complete each activity:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Notebooks: 31
  • Curriculum Digital Download: 1
  • Storage Containers: 4
  • #2 Pencils: 36
  • Headphones: 30
  • Headphone Splitters: 10
  • Microphone Isolation Shields: 10
  • Pencil Sharpeners: 6
  • Sticky Notes (100 pack): 2
  • USB Microphones: 10
  • One-Year, 50-Seat License to Soundtrap for Education: 1

Curriculum Printed Copy Includes:

  • Instructor Guide: 1
  • Printed Student Notebooks: 31

Curriculum Digital Download Includes:

Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.

Customer Quotes

“Great of the best curriculum's out there, great help for teaching our video class”

- Christine R., Principal, Trinity Lutheran School, Kalispell, MT

“Screenwriting was awesome, our kids really loved these activities. It was also really nice to provide such a creative curriculum that addresses the standards in such a fun way.”

- Heather S., Director, After School, City of Fairfield, CA

“Having taught at the high school and college level, I was impressed with this curriculum. The materials and guidance were well put together and very thoughtful.”

- Michael L., Artist, Shea After School, Syracuse, NY

“This amazing program has enabled my students to comprehend the process of forensic science as well as the sophisticated vocabulary encompassed in the program's lessons.”

- Erica T., Freehold Public Schools, Freehold, NJ

“This is a well organized course that I would highly recommend to other programs.”

- Chad S., Teacher, School #18, Buffalo, NY

“The program is awesome! I’m doing it as part of an after school enrichment time. Our kids really enjoy the projects and it’s wonderful to use as everything is provided.”

- Karen S.,Teacher, Olympic Middle School, WA

“This is the perfect kind of activity for afterschool. It’s fun; students learn by getting involved. Everybody wants to be a part of it!”

- Kim L., Program Leader, Child and Adolescent Treatment Services, Buffalo NY

“They love it…it’s awesome. Kids are dying to get in it!”

- Audrey A., Teacher, Clifford Marshall Elementary School, Quincy, MA

“The Missing Money Mystery was very easy to follow. The children had such a great time at it, we even allowed our group to re-enact the entire mystery. This mystery was fantastic, and we are looking forward to our next exercise!”

- Jackie. J., Director/Detective, Hempstead P.A.L., Hempstead, NY

“The students were engaged and enjoyed the experiments. The story keeps the activities meaningful and provided an interested way to connect Florida Standards. The teacher’s manual was easy to follow and materials in the kits made it very convenient for set up. Overall, this is a great thing to do in afterschool and during the summer!”

- Betty C., Teacher, Genesis Center, Leesburg FL

“Playing with Percussion offers an exciting doorway to exploring percussion, communication skills and learning about different cultures.”

- Sheila K., Site Leader, Accord Corp, Youth Services Division, Belfast NY

“Our kids enjoyed making their own instruments, especially sanding. Playing all those grooves at the end was a lot of fun!”

- Nina P., Music teacher, Napa, CA

“The Cookie Jar Mystery was such a big hit at the middle school…which has been tough.”

- Charlie E., Teacher, Lexington County Schools, SC

“The Cookie Jar Mystery went really well, the kids talked about it for weeks. They were very excited and intrigued with the hands-on activities and I really enjoyed teaching it!”

- Brook T.,Teacher, Lincoln Middle Schools, TN