The Easy Accessibility of a Virtual School Assembly
Living in the digital age it’s almost surprising to think it took a global pandemic for school assembly performers to embrace the internet as a way of sharing and presenting engaging, entertaining, and educational material to elementary schools nationwide.
Don’t get me wrong, nothing beats in-person school assemblies. The emotional connection is never stronger than when I’m standing in a gym, auditorium, or classroom, calling upon students to join me in participating or listening to their echoing laughter as my magic and jokes garner a response.
But it’s hard to ignore the limitless potential of virtual school assemblies. Before Zoom or Google Hangout/Classroom became popular, school assembly performers like myself had to travel in order to present. This means we were limited to presenting in our surrounding cities and states. Now, with a virtual platform that can reach from Maine to Florida, California to the Carolinas, Alaska to Hawaii, I get to bring my (amazing) school assemblies to students nationwide! This easy accessibility is probably the greatest benefit virtual school assembly offers. My assembly shows are still captivating, memorable, and full of scholastic knowledge. They still give teachers a break in their routine. They still provide a hands-on approach to learning that gets kids interested. But it’s all done online!
The Proof Is In The Testimonial
“Thank you so much! Our kids really enjoyed it and it was a nice break from the monotony of their day to day, due to restrictions from the virus. My son has shown me at least 3 experiments that he learned since Friday!”
Andrea Ammerman, PTA Parent
Slate Run Elementary
New Albany, IN
“Hello Mr. Johnson,
I am writing to thank you for the virtual assembly that you presented to our Kindergarten Center, Oceanside School #6.
My daughter came home that day bursting with science experiments that we had to try immediately at home. She was able to articulate the materials and the procedure for at least 4 different experiments that she saw in your show. For a 5 year old to be able to not only remember what happened at school, but to remember the name of the show, experiments she saw, the procedures AND the materials that go along with it, goes to show what an impact you made on these little minds.
Thank you so much for putting on such a wonderful, informative, entertaining, and age appropriate show for our children.”
Pamela Soto, Corresponding Secretary
School #6 PTA
Transforming Students’ Lives Long Distance
Accessibility might be the greatest benefit but it’s not the only benefit. When I say limitless potential, I also mean the potential of the performance itself. When you present inside a crowded gym or classroom, you have obvious restrictions: performance space, ceiling heights, and so on. By presenting in a virtual manner, I have access to larger venues, like the great outdoors, and can pre-record material to weave in with my presentation. I would never cause an eruption of liquid to launch 20 feet in the air in an auditorium but I can in my science assembly “The Virtual Superhero Science Show!”
While my virtual science show is incredibly popular, it’s not my only virtual offering. Every February we celebrate Black History Month. A month to not only honor the accomplishments of black Americans but to highlight the brilliance of diversity. In my revamped virtual character education assembly “Yes I Can” I focus on teaching compassion and educating students on morality. A combination of powerful stories, incredible magic, and age-appropriate humor helps me showcase:
- The Six Pillars of Character: Respect, Fairness, Responsibility, Caring, Citizenship, Trustworthiness
- How we are different and why diversity is great
- How to be a S.T.A.R. (Special. Talent. Anything. Respect.)
- And more!
The best part? Even as a virtual school assembly, “Yes I Can” is tailored to fit the age of your students, whether grades K-2, 3-5, or even 6-8!
Book Your Next Virtual School Assembly
Ready to dive into a virtual school assembly show that will amaze and astound? Call me at (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell phone) or fill out my Contact Form to get “The Virtual Superhero Science Show!” or “Yes I Can” assembly information emailed to you instantly!