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Minecraft Education Club

This club will be led by a team of Galileo facilitators and students! Each week students will join their peers on various adventures in Minecraft Education! We will complete challenges, have build and design competitions, create obstacle courses, and select worlds to explore. We encourage students to suggest their Minecraft challenge ideas each week. We will work individually and in pairs to complete various activities. Expert and beginner Minecrafters are welcome to join.
By Elizabeth & Oliver - Club Leader

 

Club Experience

This club will be led by a team of Galileo facilitators and students! Each week students will join their peers on various adventures in Minecraft Education! We will complete challenges, have build and design competitions, create obstacle courses, and select worlds to explore. We encourage students to suggest their Minecraft challenge ideas each week. We will work individually and in pairs to complete various activities. Expert and beginner Minecrafters are welcome to join.

Schedule

* Europe / Asia Meetup: Tuesdays at 10 am GMT  
* America Meetup: Monday at 3 pm PST

Learning Goals

Each week, students will explore various challenges and modules, including Minecraft monthly challenges such as building a Mars Rover or a bee habitat and topics similar to Egypt’s pyramids or simply coding. Block, Python, and Java lessons are available.

Minecraft Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that offers a transformative way to engage students using Minecraft. Minecraft Education Edition helps prepare students for the future workplace, and it builds skills like collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and systems thinking. The open learning environment gives students the freedom to experiment, encourages creative self-expression and problem-solving skills.

About the Club Teachers

Elizabeth is a life-long learner and creative strategist who is passionate about sustainability, community building, and minimalism. She spent over ten years working for the United States Government in various capacities; however, she always has a few passion projects on the side. While she is new to Minecraft, Elizabeth is passionate about helping students learn in a way that makes sense to them and keeps them engaged! She is eager to learn alongside and from Galileo Minecrafters! Elizabeth loves to help individuals define their goals and assess what is needed to succeed. She believes in the strength of collaboration and strives to ensure that all are supported in personal and professional wellbeing. Elizabeth is the mother of two self-directed students with whom she explores the world. She has a Masters of Public Administration and lived in Japan, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Tanzania, and Mexico. Elizabeth will soon move to Greece to experience everything the country offers.

Oliver has always had a passion for teaching, which has taken him worldwide, living and working in Europe and Asia over the last five years. Through his travels and explorations, his students have become his teachers. Oliver excitedly seeks out opportunities to learn about different cultures and ways of life. He believes that it is critical to learn about others’ lives and arrive at a common understanding. In discussions, conversations, and being open, he hopes we can find the commonalities that unite us and work together to create a future we want for our communities and world. His main goals as a facilitator are to inspire his students to work together, help them reach their goals, and find their meaning. He believes that age is not essential in changing the world and that anyone can make a difference. Oliver capitalizes on a common interest in video games to inspire the next generation and uses those tools to develop innovative solutions to challenges our communities face.

Other Resources

  • Minecraft Education license, provided by Galileo upon enrollment and request

Time Required

50 minutes in the club each week, any time outside of the club is optional but encouraged

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