At MCKids Academy we’ll explore the basics of multiplayer gaming including play etiquette, ‘what’s real’, in-game project planning, and ‘plan your play’ ideas for kids while building on core 21st Century learning like basic programming, leadership and critical thinking. Momibelle leads specialized learning environments that engage and provoke discussion about the more complex concepts that children may face in this social environment. Does your child have minimal experience playing in a group setting? Are you worried about the influences that play on public servers pose? Is your child showing an interest in building and learning about how to mod their game safely or would like to learn how to create their own game using Redstone circuitry and command block science? We 'play' with all of the above and more at MCKids Academy.
What is my child's level of play?
NOTE: Children move from game 'play' to game design/management by Level III.
Level I - Beginner
0-1 yrs experience on the full version of Minecraft for PC/MAC.
Experience on PE (iPad). Minimal typing.
Level II - Intermediate
1-2 years experience on the full PC/MAC version of Minecraft
with personal MC account. Good typing skills.
Level III - Advanced
2+ yrs experience on full PC/MAC version of Minecraft, good redstone engineering skills, understanding of command blocks, ability to troubleshoot laptop with min. 40+ wpm.
What other's are saying:
“Our son joined MCKids with a love for the game and came away with new computing skills, friends, and more than a few new tricks. Anna has put together a wonderful, interactive program blending the real and imaginary worlds our kids traverse.” - Bonnie M.
“Our son came to MCkids with enthusiasm, some nervousness, and no computer skills. Thanks to the week at camp with Momibelle our son was able to ‘get it’ and participate alongside all the other kids who had been playing Minecraft for 3,6,12 months or more. It was a great success for our son. Wyatt left totally turned on.” - Jacquie S.
Are you a builder, crafter, miner or farmer? Have you only been able to play on your iPad and want to see what the full PC/MAC version of Minecraft is all about? Don't like playing on public servers because you're always getting griefed and trolled, or you don't like the way other's talk in chat to you? Are you a little more experienced and want to check out the latest mods? Learn chemistry and genetics while you battle to survive in an extreme environment, or blast-off to planets only found in a fictional universe ... You will have the chance to explore, create and build together with other MCKids at MCKids Academy. Each camp will be kid-directed, so you get the chance to tell us what you want to do and play! PLUS it won't stop after camp is over. As long at you stick to the MCKids Code of Conduct, you'll get access to our private, monitored servers for the rest of the year (parent approval required, of course!).
HOW WE LEARN
During the years that Momibelle home-schooled Emibelle, we discovered that in an educator -guided gaming environment, there were endless opportunities for learning. Languages and numeracy, geology, history and sciences can be incorporated with team-based cooperative building and exploration activities that encourage problem-solving and positive, constructive play. Our camps are an awesome curricular enhancement for kids who already love the game. In addition to guiding your child through the technical aspects of play and socially acceptable behaviors, we provide opportunities that encourages inquiry-based learning and self-regulation practice all in the open-ended, virtual playground Minecraft!
VANCOUVER Sunday WORKSHOPS
Minecraft Master Creator Classes
All Levels - Ages 8-13
10AM - 2PM
Explore learning through Minecraft in-depth at our weekend Creator workshops. Learn how to mod your game, level-up your server management know-how (game design and administrative roles), discover modeling and introductory programming with the use of free learn to program tools and in-game mods. Bring your laptop for easier access to ongoing work/play from home.
NO CHARGE for laptop rentals. Student access to Adobe Creative Suite ($22 per month) may be required, depending on the project.
Instructor: Anna ‘Momibelle’ Belluz
Cost $60 per class
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 REGISTER (Hastings)
WINTER 2019 CREEKSIDE
10 AM - 2 PM
Creekside Rec Centre - Registration opening soon!
Su Jan 13
Su Feb 03
Su Mar 03
Su Apr 07
Su May 05
WINTER HASTINGS - Registration live on Dec 11
Su Jan 20
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Su May 26
VANCOUVER Winter Break camps
MCKids Learning through Minecraft: STAR WARS
Ages (8-13 yrs)
at Creekside Recreation Centre
DEC 27 - JAN 4
Optimizing your child's social-emotional skills and layering in the learning and play while we incorporate the Star Wars (Parzivails Mod) updated Minecraft mod! We will have the opportunity to provide feedback directly to the mod developers! Travel to Tatooine and the other planets of our fictional universe. We'll play and expand on the StarWars theme, look at other mods that might compliment our pack, and end with a battle in space.
Bring your own laptop.
We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35CA). Half of our day is outdoor play (weather permitting or, in the gym!).
Laptop rentals $15 per day. Please reserve. 7 day cancellation notice.
(Drop-ins $75 per day, with instructor permission)
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
MCKIDS IN THE NEWS
VANCOUVER ProD DAYS
VANCOUVER PRO-D DAYs
at Creekside Rec Centre
All Levels - Ages 8-13
9AM - 3PM
Build, craft and learn while we play. Our focus this Fall is on conservation ecology and building our 1.13 Aquatic update Minecraft server. Co-curricular enhanced learning and play plus HALF of our day is outdoor play!
NEW DATES 2019 - Please watch here, links will be up in a few weeks!
Pro-D with MCKIDS Minecraft Academy
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
TEACHERS need help with MinecraftEdu?
Interested in starting an after-school Minecraft club, but don't know where to begin? Are you a teacher and would like to introduce MinecraftEDU in your classroom, but need support? Are you a parent that wants to provide one-on-one learning ops for your child who is showing an interest with advanced Minecraft play that involves Command Blocks and Redstone? Do you have a special needs child that can do incredible things, but needs direction and behavioral support? Call us!
We can help guide you through the technical aspects of play that might include setting up a private server using server-side plug-ins to create the right kind of online play. We can help you understand what are socially acceptable in-game behaviors by building a Code of Conduct. We can help you create planned learning opportunities and lesson plans that reinforces past learning, introduces new concepts and encourages inquiry-based, child-directed learning in this fun and engaging game-based environment.
CONTACT US for more information.
COMING SOON Spring Break camps at Creekside Rec
Learning Through Minecraft: Save the World!*
Join the MCKids community and learn while you play! Collaborate with others to help build a eco-aware village, establish an active and sustainable economy, join a virtual job and invest your income to earn interest to later spend on difficult to acquire items (like diamonds)! We will incorporate a new understanding of the impact we can have on our environment (don?t burn too much coal!) and at risk and endangered species (turtles and pandas!). Planned lessons in Sciences, Social Studies and more on our JAVA Minecraft and Bedrock servers that your child can access from home after camp is over.
NOTE: Half of our day is outdoor play! Come dressed for the weather. Please ensure your child has the full version (PC/JAVA edition) ($35.) of the game AND/OR Bedrock edition (limited content). Bring your laptop (rentals available) and/or iPads.
*game edition/version, content and the servers we play on are subject to change.
M Tu W Th F
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Programming & Game Design with Minecraft (JAVA)
Play AND learn while we design games within the game Minecraft! Level-up your programming know-how through a new understanding of game design and map-making. Check-in with the pros to see how it’s done and take each-others games for a test drive to refine them further. We will look closely at integrating command blocks and redstone, how to work with schematics (WorldEdit), and resource pack design. These are the formative years, where a child moves from the mindset of play to change the game directed learning, while focusing on critical thinking and 21st C skills.
NOTE: Half of our day is outdoor play! Come dressed for the weather. Bring your personal laptop (min 8GBs RAM) for easier access to work/play/assignments from home and a JAVA edition Minecraft acct ($35) installed.
M Tu W Th F
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Minecraft Creators in Training: Building Bedrock Add-ons
Learn how to add-on to your Bedrock Edition Minecraft game for iPad and Win10 and create your own custom themed game! Change the look of your world and the behavior of your mobs by learning how to install pre-built add-ons or learn how to design your own simple add-ons with the use of free modeling. Learn how to write with MoLang and edit .json files to create a 20 block high chicken or create your own original hostile mob! Use command blocks and redstone to complete your game/map. Best of all, we take on the challenge to build Mythopoeia in Bedrock!
NOTES: Half of our day is outdoor play! Come dressed for the weather. Cross platform play is on Bedrock edition (for iPads) and/or Win10 edition (laptops). Additional supporting apps may be needed on your devices.
M Tu W Th F
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Minecraft Modpack Creators: Legacy Mythopoeia*
Learn how to mod your JAVA game as we continue our exploration around programming, game design and epic map-making learning. This week we begin development of our Legacy 1.7.10 Mythopoeia modpack*, or show you how to build your own balanced modpack to share with others. As we play we will adjust our pack, troubleshoot the errors, and build on the classic MCKids camp for additional learning, exploration and play. NOTES: Half of our day is outdoor play! Come dressed for the weather. Bring your personal laptop (min 8GBs RAM) for easier access to work/play/assignments from home and a JAVA edition Minecraft acct ($35) (rentals available).
*Modpack subject to change
M Tu W Th F
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Educational Minecraft gaming, design & programming camps
for children & youth in Vancouver BC since 2012
Are you an MCKid
Veteran aged 13+ and have attended one or more of our camps? JOIN US for our free community meet-ups every Thursday night at The Lab
in the West Vancouver Memorial Library!
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