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MIE Teacher Academy - Minecraft: Education Edition

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Get Ready to Play, Craft, & 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.

Be Prepared to Explore a World of Learning

We provide resources to give you a foundation on Minecraft, game-based learning, and adapting curriculum to leverage this creative platform. Preparatory materials provided below should be obtained before workshop attendance to make sure you can take full advantage of the in-person workshop.

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. In the same report, the Cooney Center found “few teachers are using learning games of the immersive variety” and these games “lend themselves to deep exploration [and] complex decision making.” This workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn about and experience the creativity, collaboration, and engagement Minecraft can provide for your students. During this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about Minecraft: Education Edition, its place in learning, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games.
  • Become a Minecraft player. Learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence and lower anxiety about game-based learning.
  • Learn strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into your classroom. Learn what’s worked for educators successfully teaching with Minecraft, along with resources you can bring back to your own classroom.
  • Take a Minecraft Game Based and Project Based Lesson Designer's role and work with our experts to build the framework of your first lesson in Minecraft.

Leave Prepared for Immediate Results in Your Classroom

Participants will leave this session with both a foundational understanding of Game Based Learning, a strong comfort with using Minecraft as a tool and educational game, and the framework for a lesson plan and specifically created by you for your classroom.

Educators will leave with:

  • Hand-On Experience with Minecraft: Education Edition
  • Minecraft Educator Certification via the Microsoft Educator Community
  • A Lesson Plan and Lesson World developed by you for your class.

Be Ready for this Hands on Workshop Training

To get the most from this hands on workshop event we encourage you to take the following preparation steps:

As a reminder, we have limited devices available so if you have access to your own Windows 10 or Mac OS X devices, please bring this along with headphones and a mouse. Finally prepare by completing the following pre-work:

Certified Training by Microsoft Training Partners MineGage

MineGage Certifications - Microsoft Global Education Training Partner - Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer Badge - Microsoft Minecraft Certified Trainer Badge - Microsoft Minecraft 2017 Mentor Badge - MineGage Logo

MineGage is a Microsoft Training Partner and Certified Minecraft Training Partner with PlayCraftLearn. MineGage specializes in the implementation of Game Based Learning and works with educators and institutions around the world to support the growth of games in education.

Garrett Zimmer has more than 20 years of experience in training and presenting, and has spent the past 5 Years working with Minecraft for teaching purposes. Garrett's expertise and research is in Game Based Learning, and Serious Game design and use for Education. In various leadership roles on Educational Committees, the Board of Niagara College and his Training organization, Garrett has focused on the importance of meta-cognitive engagement and learning. Garrett has been recognized for his work with Niagara College and Student Engagement, in 2011, by the Government of Canada with a Parliamentary Honors Award. Garrett is the founder of MineGage and the Co-Founder of the weekly #MinecraftEdu tweetmeet.

Rachelle Mills is an educator with 15 years experience. She has always incorporated game based learning into her classrooms, and last year was involved in a pilot project with the TCDSB about using Minecraft in the classroom. She was hooked (but not as much as the students!) and can't get enough! She believes that everyone should be using Minecraft in their classrooms and loves to share and learn from others. Rachelle designs lesson that are student-driven, and is keen to share her experiences about how teachers can take a facilitators role in lesson design. Since the pilot project began, Rachelle has competed several Minecraft projects with her students, has spoken at several events about her use of student-led lesson planning, and has acquired an amazing summer work exchange with Steam Labs teaching Minecraft and STEM!. The best part is, she barely knows how to play! You don't have to be an expert in something to teach it, teachers know curriculum, students know Minecraft, combine the two to make something awesome!

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