Participants who have completed PD100 or opening Units of Minecraft Teacher Academy will spend the training exploring and preparing to deliver Minecraft: Education Edition’s Computer Science Pathway. Participants will learn how it provides a clear, cohesive progression to develop skills across stages and ages. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in immersive learning activities and will gain confidence for using the curriculum in their classes. Educators completing this workshop will have the resources to implement computer science lessons with learners immediately.
Please note: this workshop is intended for experienced Minecraft users
Participants will need a device with Minecraft Education Edition installed.
Participants should arrange their setup to be able to see Zoom and Minecraft at the same time (eg. dual monitor or split screen)
Dominic Tremblay is an innovative, Canadian educational consultant. He brings 21st century skills into the classroom by providing training and support for teachers from coast to coast to coast. He has worked as a classroom teacher for 13 years in a small K-12 Franco-Ontarian school in Trenton, Ontario, where he gained extensive experience teaching a variety of subjects at different grade levels.
Sarah Elliott, Digital Content Producer and Science Teacher at a major Canadian museum (Royal Ontario Museum), builds on 20 years of hands-on teaching experience in museum galleries and labs, and understands that engagement and interactivity are key to digital learning. Her passion for technology has encouraged her to investigate the ways that digital tools can create bridges to connect diverse audiences to museum learning. Her most recent work includes a pilot program to build and operate a rich Minecraft world as a platform for Virtual Visits, using interactive storytelling to discuss themes of responsible mining, community, cultural respect, and the cascading impacts of individual actions.