Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Teachers - want to attend free Minecraft: Education Edition training? Note these opportunities in Joburg (31st May) and Cape Town (2nd June)


If you teach in the Johannesburg or Cape Town area, Microsoft and Computers4Kids are excited to invite you to a free, hands-on experience of Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft: Education Edition is already transforming classroom learning all over the world and these hands-on experiences will give you a taste of what this is all about.

What is Minecraft: Education Edition?
Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) is a version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, specifically designed for education. It contains features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom setting. It immerses students in a virtual landscape that fosters collaboration, stimulates problem solving, and inspires creativity while exploring subjects from art to maths, history to science.

Who is the presenter at these sessions?
The guest speaker and trainer will be Stephen Reid from Immersive Minds. Stephen is based in the United Kingdom and is a creative producer with a passion for merging ICT with education, art and culture. He is a games-based learning pioneer, bringing a wealth of off-the-shelf games to the forefront of educational thinking. Stephen is a Minecraft teacher, running a Minecraft server dedicated to teachers and parents all over the world and running lessons with children and Minecraft in curriculum learning. We are excited to have Stephen join us in South Africa for the launch of Minecraft: Education Edition and share his expertise.

Where are the workshops being held?
Microsoft and Computer4Kids are offering a workshop in Johannesburg on Wednesday 31st May and one in Cape Town on 2nd June 2017. Here are the details:

1) Johannesburg (Wednesday 31st May)
Brescia House School (Church Parkade parking area)
14 Sloane St
Bryanston

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Agenda:
Arrival and registration
Introduction to Minecraft and 21st century teaching and learning
Experience Minecraft hands-on!
Launch of Minecraft Education: Competition!
Networking and refreshments

Note: only 50 places are available.

2) Cape Town (Friday 2nd June 2017)
Christel House School
Swallowcliffe Drive
Wetton
Cape Town

Time: 14:00 - 16:30

Agenda:
Arrival and registration
Introduction to Minecraft and 21st century teaching and learning
Experience Minecraft hands-on!
Launch of Minecraft Education: Competition!
@LAPTOP DRAW!
Networking and refreshments

Note: only 50 places are available

How can I book for one of these workshops?
RSVP here: http://computers4kids.co.za/minecraft_launch.php

How can I find out more about using Minecraft: Education Edition?
Find about local Minecraft Training and CAPS aligned Minecraft content information and training by contacting Computers4Kids. Take a look at their brochures here: http://bit.ly/2qe4tBb

                                        

What are teachers saying about Minecraft?
Hear what educators are saying about using Minecraft: Education Edition to transform classroom learning.

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