Codeverse selected as Educational Partner for Chicago Lyric Opera’s ‘Opera in the Neighborhood’ Program

Codeverse has been chosen to be the official ‘Educational Partner’ for the Chicago Lyric Opera’s annual Opera in the Neighborhoods Program. Lyric Unlimited's Opera in the Neighborhoods brings free live performances of youth-focused operas in neighborhood venues throughout the Chicago area throughout the Fall. 

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This year’s opera is Earth to Kenzie, a new opera designed specifically for younger audiences, which tells the story of a fifth grader (Kenzie), and how she uses creativity, imagination, problem solving and critical thinking to overcome challenges in her life through the world of video games alongside her avatar, Edwin.

The program includes an educational component to help students and teachers learn about what goes into the creation of an opera and this year Codeverse will partnering to teach students and teachers about video game creation and coding.

Leading up to the performances of Earth to Kenzie, Codeverse will equip teachers with a Training Guide, which will include both an offline activity and an online activity that incorporate universal coding concepts such as objects, variables and events.

As part of the partnership, Codeverse is also providing a free trial experience for all students to try out coding on their own at home!  Each student will receive a fun “Codeverse: Explorer Mission Pack”.

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Inside the Codeverse: Explorer packs, students will receive:

  • Information on how to sign up and access the platform at home

  • Codeverse's “Launch the Rocket” Mission and Trading Cards.  These tools will walk kids through how to create their very own video game!

  • Fun Codeverse wristband and stickers

Coding is a creative pursuit that requires design, analytical process and collaboration just like creating a beautiful opera. Introducing kids to the opera and coding at the same time will help them see the similarities in art and coding!

Carrie ConoverComment