Our Minecraft team is excited for another ISTE, and the opportunity to showcase exciting new features and classroom activities for Minecraft: Education Edition! We will be running demos, workshops and challenges on June 23-26 in Philadelphia with Microsoft Education. Learn more about how Microsoft Education is showing up at ISTE in this blog and sign up for sessions using the links below.
MIE Minecraft Academy (Convention Center, Room 203)
During this one-day teacher academy on June 23, learn how to play, code and teach with Minecraft: Education Edition, and create lessons you can take back to your students. By completing the training, you will earn points towards a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge and a completion certificate for your participation.
- June 23, 8:30am-3:30pm
Sign up for free Minecraft workshops in the Hands-on Learning Lab (Convention Center, Room 203A)
Register for a 50-minute workshop to learn how Minecraft can impact your classroom. Discover ways to engage students in STEM and coding with Code Builder, dive into curriculum and classroom activities, and hear from other educators how they use game-based learning. These sessions are hosted by NCCE Professional Learning Specialists Mary Elizabeth Pearson and Megan Lipinczyk, with Minecraft program manager Meenoo Rami. Space is limited. Search and register on the ISTE conference website.
Limitless Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition
Come discover the ways you can get started with Minecraft: Education Edition in your classroom, this session includes myriad of examples of classroom usage of Minecraft as well as hands-on tutorial to get you into the game to discover the specific features designed for teaching and learning.
- Monday, June 24, 11:00-11:50am
- Tuesday, June 25, 1:00-1:50pm
- Wednesday, June 26, 9:00-9:50am
Coding with Minecraft: Education Edition
Join this session to learn more about how you can teach coding to your students in the immersive world of Minecraft. In this session, we will show you how to get started with Coding with Minecraft: Education Edition as well as provide you with a hands-on tutorial experience to support your learning.
- Monday, June 24, 4:00-4:50pm
- Wednesday, June 26, 10:00-10:50am
Learn about Minecraft for SEL in the Live Learning Theater (Booth #2900)
Mark your calendars for these 20-minute stage talks with Minecraft educators, and learn how you can improve digital citizenship in your school or classroom with Minecraft: Education Edition. Explore recent research and teacher stories demonstrating ways Minecraft supports social-emotional learning, from empathy to conflict resolution.
- Monday, June 24, 10:30-10:50am
- Tuesday, June 25, 10:30-10:50am
Visit us in the Microsoft Education STEM area to explore the International Space Station in Minecraft (Booth #2700)
Don’t miss the chance to explore the International Space Station in Minecraft, and take home a design challenge for your students. Meet members of the Minecraft team, get your questions answered, and explore our lesson library to see how Minecraft: Education can fit into your classroom and curriculum. See you on the expo floor!
Follow along @playcraftlearn on social media
Get in touch with us on Twitter using #MinecraftEDU, and follow on Facebook and Pinterest to learn more and see our team in action. We’ll be tweeting leading up to #ISTE19, and from the event!
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