If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work at Walt Disney Imagineering, you’re in luck! A new online program called “Imagineering in a Box” is here to help.
This free program is a collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Khan Academy to show today’s youth how Imagineers utilize a wide range of skills to bring various Disney ideas to life. The program includes 32 videos in which Imagineers showcase skills from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering in order to create immersive experiences.
The goal of this online curriculum is to ignite a new spark and encourage young minds and their teachers to create and take opportunities to explore new concepts. The modules in the course range from a tutorial on engineering software, to an interactive exercise where participants are told to gather items around them and create something new out of them. The program’s hands-on aspects will allow students to relate these concepts to real-world examples. Each activity is also scalable, allowing students to learn at their own pace.
To check out “Imagineering in a Box” for yourself, visit KhanAcademy.org.