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 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!
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
MCKids Minecraft (8-10 yrs) at Thunderbird Community Centre
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS IS RESERVED FOR CHILDREN IN CATCHMENT
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.
We meet in the computer lab.
Mo 3:30pm-5:00pm Sep 17-Nov 26
No class Oct 8, Nov 12
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER
Phone: (604) 713-1818
Thunderbird Community Centre
2311 Cassiar Street
Vancouver, BC, CA V5M 3X3
MCKIDS IN THE NEWS
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.
Educational gaming, design & programming camps
for children & youth in Vancouver, BC since 2012
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