K-12 Introduction to Minecraft Education Edition PART 1

NOTE: This is the first part of a two-session workshop. Please register for PART 2 in the afternoon as well. 

Ever wonder what the Minecraft hype is all about? Come and meet Alicia McCormick and some of her Girls Who Game team from Jessie Lee, and play 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 first part of a two-session workshop. Please register for PART 2 in the afternoon as well. 

Sessions

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session is full.


Presenter

  • Alicia McCormick

    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.