K-12 Introduction to Minecraft Education Edition PART 2

NOTE: This is the continuation of PART 1. Please register for the morning session as well. 

Ever wonder what the Minecraft hype is all about? Come and learn with Alicia McCormick from Jessie Lee Elementary, and try it out for yourself in this 3-hour introduction where teachers can learn the ins and outs of Minecraft Education Edition.  There are so many ways to use this incredible learning medium in your classrooms and LLCs.  This workshop will include:

- Learning how to play the game and maneuver in a virtual environment

- Understanding the differences between playing on the iPad and a computer

- Setting up and managing student account information

- Beginning to understand the endless ways to integrate all kinds of curricular content

- Troubleshooting and class management in-game

- How to set up the whole class on one game world/server (or many groups in different teams)

- How to export worlds and save them to OneDrive

- How to download and import saved worlds from OneDrive

- Exploring the different modes of Minecraft Education Edition 

NOTE: This is the continuation of PART 1. Please register for both sessions. 

Target Audience

All Grades K-12

To Bring/Important Notes

Staff will need to know their SD36 username and password to participate. Additionally, staff will need to request Minecraft Education Edition and Classroom Mode for MEE be installed on their device by IMS.  Staff can request the installs at servicedesk.surreyschools.ca by logging in with their user credentials and opening a ticket. 

Staff will need to bring:
- An iPad and/or MacBook, or PC laptop

- A USB mouse 

- The power cable for their device 

Sessions

5:30 AM - 7:00 AM

This session is full.


Presenter

  • Alicia McCormick

    mccormick_a1@surreyschools.ca

    Alicia McCormick is a bilingual teacher-librarian at Jessie Lee Elementary and TE Scott Elementary.  Since 2017, she has enjoyed working with IMS to optimize the use of Minecraft Education Edition in our school district.  She coaches a club called Girls Who Game, sponsored by SD36, Dell, and Microsoft, with the goal of inspiring young women to pursue interests and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields.  This year at Jessie Lee Elementary, the team of girls co-led a school Minecraft club teaching primary students to use this game as a learning tool. Together with their mini-teams, these students worked together to communicate, collaborate, and build cool structures. Alicia enjoyes collaborating with teachers of every grade and specialization to use Minecraft Education Edition, as well as all kinds of other ADST resources, in their classrooms to help inspire students to share their learning in new and individualized ways.