Minecraft for Education – Worlds of Possibility
A last call out to potential participants for our two July blended (Face-to-face & online) Minecraft for Education courses. Join the Dream Space team for two days next week (July 4th & 5th or July 6th and 7th) in Microsoft Dream Space (One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin) for two hands on workshops to learn about Minecraft: Education Edition and how it can be adapted for both lower and upper primary school classrooms. At the end of these days, you will leave this course with confidence in the use of Minecraft: Education Edition (and it’s classroom specific features) and empowered with the knowledge of how this sandbox game can open entirely new worlds of possibility for the next academic year.
With over 900 primary schools across the island of Ireland participating in Ireland’s Future Is MINE this year, many teachers have wanted to learn more about the role of Minecraft: Education Edition within their classrooms and how these worlds can enhance lessons and provide opportunities to learn curricular content in new ways for pupils. Well, this is your chance to join the Microsoft Dream Space team and do just that!
Course 1: July 4th & 5th – Dream Space One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin
Online: July 6th to August 19th
Course 2: July 6th & 7th – Dream Space One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin
Online: July 8th to August 19th
Please Note: Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days in addition to a tour of Microsoft HQ for those attending courses in Dream Space
Courses cost only €20 but enrollment will close later this week so book now….
In addition to these two July blended courses, TeachNet in association with Microsoft Education are offering 3 more blended courses in August. One Minecraft for Education and 2 Dream Space STEM in the Primary Classroom including one offsite in Monaghan Education Centre.
Minecraft for Education: August 15th & 16th – Dream Space One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin
Online: August 17th to August 19th
Dream Space STEM in the Primary Classroom – STEAM ahead with Game Design
STEAM, Game Design, Coding – sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. This is where the Microsoft Dream Space team come in. The Dream Space team will be in Microsoft Dream Space (One Microsoft Place, Leopardstown, Dublin) for this two-day EPV course which will introduce you to the STEAM approach taken across all of their educational programs and their alignment to the Irish primary school curriculum.
Across the two days, participants will learn about the elements of game design, storyboards, digital art and coding retro Arcade games with Make Code Arcade (no previous experience needed). By the end of the two days, participants will be ready to STEAM Ahead with Game Design and with confidence in how they can deliver a module in game design in the new academic year (to upper primary school age groups), whilst overlapping with some curriculum areas as they do.
Course 1: August 15th & 16th – Microsoft DreamSpace
Online: August 17th – 19th
Course 2: August 15th & 16th – Monaghan Education Centre
Online: August 17th – 19th
Blended courses are:
- EPV day approved by the Department of Education and Skills.
- Delivered in a blended way (2 days face-to-face workshops and 3 days online) courses.
- Developed and delivered in association with TeachNet Ireland and H2 Learning.
In addition to these blended courses, TeachNet are offering seven other EPV day approved online courses, more information here.
For more information on any TeachNet course, see teachnet.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 5252506.