• ICT Skills and Integration
  • Leadership
  • STEM
  • Technologies

Minecraft: Education Edition for STEaM

PL # 12358.
Starting on 6 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 04/09/2019

Event registrations closed on 5/09/2019

Description

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is imagination.  Game design in MEE now includes CODE BUILDER so it supports the teaching of Digital Technologies, as well as Design and Technologies, Engineering (building), Science, HASS, literacy and numeracy. The resources available to support MEE are extensive.

During this full-day Teacher Academy, you will:
• Learn about MEE, its place for teaching both Digital and Design Technologies, and unique features suited for teaching & learning with immersive games in other areas of the curriculum to include other areas of STEaM  
• Become an MEE player. Learn the controls, crafting and game features necessary to gain confidence, understand pedagogical benefits and reduce anxiety about using game-based learning with students.
• Learn strategies, tips and tricks to integrate MEE into your classroom topics and activities. -Learn about what’s worked for educators successfully teaching with MEE, along with resources you can take back to your own classroom.
• Take a learner’s role and walk through a learning experience featuring MEE. Then, move through examples traversing grades and subject areas, demonstrating the global applicability of MEE in schools.

The content will be suitable for teachers who use Windows, OSX and iOS devices with students.
Participants earn an MS Badge for completing this PL.

Attendees will need to install the appropriate MEE app on their devices (see MEE website below). It is free. Access to a demonstration classroom is provided in the workshop.

https://education.minecraft.net

https://education.minecraft.net/wp-content/uploads/Australian-Minecraft-Curriculum-.pdf

**Surface tablets are available to borrow. Morning tea and lunch provided.**

More Information

Presenters

Steve Tsocas

Standout Education

Steven is an Education Consultant for Standout Education and has worked in some of Perth's premier schools for the past 18 years. He is a passionate teacher and trainer and specialises in delivering professional learning opportunities in schools, universities and the private sector on the use Office 365 tools and Minecraft in Education. He has been recognised as a Microsoft Innovative Expert and Microsoft Master Trainer and has developed a personable, approachable and engaging style of presenting.

Originally a PE and Health Teacher, he was given the opportunity to teach Technology subjects and held numerous teaching positions in both learning areas before being employed as a Head of Department and Head of ICT Integration. He has built a reputation as being one of Perth’s leading integrators and followed his passion to help students and teachers develop their digital literacy and efficiently integrate technology into the classroom.

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Date / Time

6/09/2019
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

Address

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Leadership
  • STEM
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10

Event Contact

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