Block by Block with Minecraft: Education Edition
A Series for Calgary Catholic School District Educators and their Students
Let's dive into Minecraft together
Calgary Catholic Educators and their students are invited to join The Cobblestone Collective as we explore how Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) can be used in the classroom.
Through this series, you will have everything you need to start using this incredible classroom tool.
Setting Up Minecraft
Thursday, October 20th
3:45 pm to 5 pm
Inside this educator workshop, you’ll learn the basics of Minecraft: Education Edition and how to set it up for your class. You’ll gain an understanding of what Minecraft is, how to navigate the game, how to place your first block and have to share worlds.
We’ll also go over what the co-taught lesson on October 27th will look like, and what you need to set up prior to joining.
Whether you’ve tried to use Minecraft: Education Edition in the past, or this is your first year exploring this classroom tool, this workshop will give you the confidence to start exploring M:EE with your class.
A Minecraft Co-Taught Lesson
Thursday, October 27th
1 pm to 2pm
Joining your class virtually, a Cobblestone Collective team member will facilitate this introduction to Minecraft: Education Edition lesson alongside you!
Together, we’ll explore how to navigate inside Minecraft, and how to use the tools unique to the Education Edition, all while making connections to mathematics, ELA and social studies along the way.
Can’t make the live lesson time? No worries! This lesson will be recorded, allowing you to add it to your class schedule when it works best for you.
Thursday, November 17th
3:45 pm to 5 pm
Now that you and your students know how to navigate in Minecraft: Education Edition, it’s time we talk curricular connections! Minecraft is more than just a game to play on the weekend, this learning platform has powerful curriculum connections that we will explore inside this workshop.
We’ll also explore how we can authentically assess student learning and progression inside Minecraft. Building on the learning from the previous workshop, we will explore how the book & quill, camera and portfolio support continuous feedback and learning, as well as both formative and summative assessments.
Thursday, November 24th
3:45 pm to 5 pm
You’re feeling confident with how Minecraft: Education Edition can be used effectively in your classroom, but have been hearing students ask about multi-player worlds, building their own worlds, including NPCs and even a coding agent.
Don’t fret, friend – we’re here to help! This workshop is all about those multi-player and advanced features. We’ll explore what these features are and our tips and tricks on when to use them in your classroom.
Your Questions Answered
Unfortunately, those Chromebooks do not support Minecraft: Education Edition.
Of course! We know how easy schedules change, and all workshops and the co-taught lesson will be recorded. You’ll receive a link to the recorded workshop after each event.
Yes! This series is in partnership with your amazing team at Calgary Catholic and they have let us know that the barriers you may have run into last year have been eliminated. Our team will help you each step of the way to make sure you and your class are successful.
Registration is for all 4 events – October 20, October 27, November 17 and November 24. We invite you to register and attend all events!