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If you are looking for a new way to deliver primary school content that can improve pupil engagement, collaboration, creative exploration, and learning outcomes, look no further. Minecraft: Education Edition is an open-world game that promotes all of this and more in an immersive environment where the only limit is your pupils’ imagination. Minecraft: Education Edition is a platform which runs on windows devices, chromebooks and iPad. This course will be delivered by teachers and showcase how to use Minecraft: Education Edition effectively in your school for learners of all ages and abilities. The timing has never been better, as in the academic year 2021/2022, primary schools will be given the option to register for free Minecraft: Education Edition accounts to use alongside a brand new series of DreamSpace TV that will support both teachers and pupils in schools across Ireland to imagine and craft their own version of the future.

Technical Requirements

All our courses require broadband Internet access (Min of 2mb recommended) and participants need to be familiar with using the internet, downloading and installing software.

Course Objectives

Participants will familiarise themselves  with Minecraft: Education Edition and how game-based learning can be used to create new teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms.

Use Minecraft as a player to learn the controls, crafting, and game features necessary to gain confidence about game-based learning.

Discover strategies, tips, and tricks to integrate Minecraft into the classroom, learning what works for other teachers and explore the range of Minecraft teaching and learning resources that can be used in the classroom.

Participants will understand how to apply the SSE guidelines and the Digital Learning Framework to their own teaching and understand how developing their own ICT practice can have an impact at school level.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will learn about the educational potential of Minecraft and game-based learning and be introduced to the Education Edition, designed to make it easier to use in schools.

In Live Online Microsoft Teams workshops: and online, participants will learn to play Minecraft EE, explore its in-built library of lessons plans  and create curriculum and classroom resources that they can take back to their classrooms.

Course Duration

Live Online Microsoft Teams workshops:
August 16th-18th
Online: August 18th – 20th

This is a blended course, 3 Days Live Online Microsoft Teams workshops and the remainder (Approx 8 hours) of the course online at, between August 18th and 20th.  Participants are required to attend all live workshops and engage meaningfully with online content for approximately 8 hours. Whilst participation and engagement with the course content will be primarily judged on the quality of their contributions, an attendance roll will be kept and a log of their time spent working online.

Live Modules

  1. Introduction to Minecraft Education & Office 365 tools
  2. Using Minecraft in the Classroom
  3. Creating a Minecraft World
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