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Minecraft for Education PD - 2024

Mar 26, 2024 - Jun 9, 2024

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Module 1 - Teacher Academy 101

After completing this module you will be able to:

  • Describe Minecraft Education and prepare to teach your first lesson with it
  • Describe teaching a lesson with the Teach and release model - Build a house challenge
  • Plan a lesson - Break apart the lesson plan and make changes as though you were going to teach it
  • Identify the benefits of game-based learning when crafting learning experiences for students.
  • Explain how to assess learning in the Minecraft game

 

Module 2 - Teacher Academy 102

  • Describe the building skills, tools, and assessments used in the Build a Piece of Furniture for Your House Challenge
  • Break apart the lesson plan and make changes as though you were going to teach it yourself
  • Explain the importance of collaborative learning available by choosing multiplayer options when planning a lesson
  • Identify the benefits of game-based learning when crafting learning experiences for students

 

Module 3 - Teacher Academy 103

  • Describe the Minecraft Education Recreate the World Challenge
  • Plan a lesson by breaking apart the lesson plan and making changes as though you were going to teach it yourself
  • Identify the importance of collaborative learning by choosing multiplayer options with student small groups when planning a lesson
  • Identify the benefits of game-based learning when crafting learning experiences for students
  • Explain the difference between students as world builders creating content to show their understanding of a concept, and teacher world builders, who create learning experiences for students in a world

Module 4 - Teacher Training Academy

  • Identify best practices used to train teachers on how to integrate Minecraft into teaching and learning
  • Develop a plan for training teachers to use Minecraft Education

 

🗓️ Schedule - Asynchronous. 

✅ Coursework - needs to be completed no later than June 9th, 2024.  Coursework needs to be completed during off-contract times to get a teacher stipend. Maximum stipend is 6 hours.

💰 Reimbursement - There will be funds available for Reimbursement.  Contact audia.dominic@iowacityschools.org

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