Re-imagine Grade 6 Social Studies with MinecraftEDU

Alberta Educators!  Join us for this 3 part Virtual Learning Series where you will explore engaging ways to integrate MinecraftEDU into your Grade 6 Social Studies classroom next year.  Whether we’re back face-to-face in the fall, or still working remotely, you’ll be all set to re-imagine what Social Studies could look like with MinecraftEDU.

Part 1:  June 1st [2pm-4pm MDT]
Ready, Set, Build: An Introduction to MinecraftEDU

Build, Share, Collaborate! Join us as we cover the basics of Minecraft Education Edition, a powerful Game based learning platform.  You’ll leave this workshop ready to support your students in Minecraft as they unleash their creative side and critical thinking skills.  

Part 2:  June 8th [2pm-4pm MDT]
Digging Deeper into MinecraftEDU

Minecraft Education Edition (MEE) has so many endless possibilities and there is so much to learn and do inside the world of Minecraft. Now that you have been able to move and play inside of the world you are probably wondering what's next? How do I make this useable for my students? How do I get this to be more than just a game? In this session we will be diving deeper into the MEE world. We will be looking at the various lessons that are on the website, exporting and importing worlds, talking about cameras, blackboards, portfolios and so much more. Come and enjoy this hands on virtual workshop as we build your capacity in MEE. Please have MEE downloaded on your computer and office 365 education login ready to use.

Part 3:  June 15th [2pm-4pm MDT]
Connecting MinecraftEDU to the Alberta Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum

Now that you know the in's and out's of Minecraft, let's see how it can align to the Alberta curriculum.  Explore how you can make learning authentic within a Minecraft world.  This session will allow you to collaborate with your cohort, dive into tasks and expectations in order to demonstrate problem solving, empathy and decision making.

The Finer Details

Facilitated through a dedicated video call link, our Virtual Learning Series allows you to join in on the learning like never before. The best part? You only need a device and an internet connection; pajama pants optional!

We've chosen not to record workshops for a number of reasons, privacy for all live participants is a main factor, and we also want to create authentic connection opportunities and model an interactive classroom.

Supported by Microsoft Education Canada