What you will learn;
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.
Game-based learning with Minecraft has taken off in schools around the globe. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center found in the Level Up Learning Report that nearly three-quarters (74%) of teachers in the U.S. reported bringing digital games into their classrooms, but most find out through colleague recommendations. The same report, found "few teachers are using learning games of the immersive variety" and these games "lend themselves to deep exploration [and] complex decision making." This class provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and experience the creativity, collaboration, and engagement Minecraft can provide for your students.
This class will give you a foundation on Minecraft, game-based learning, and introduce you to ideas for adapting curriculum to leverage this creative platform.
Also pick up valuable experience deploying and providing opportunities to teach coding with;
Open up access to programming lessons from the three built-in code creating platforms. Or add your own. All of these tools are suitable for both kids and young adults.
Before class; preparatory materials provided below should be obtained before class attendance to make sure you can take full advantage of the instructor led lab work.
Set up Minecraft: Education Edition on your device
Read the New York Times Magazine article"The Minecraft Generation"