FOR PARENTS

 

At MCKids Academy we’ll explore the basics of multi-player gaming including play etiquette, ‘what’s real’, in-game 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 new 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 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.

FOR KIDS

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 building and exploration activities that encourage problem-solving and positive play. Our camps are an awesome educational 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 planned opportunities that help reinforce past learning and encourages inquiry based learning and self-regulation practice all in the open-ended virtual playground, Minecraft!

Winter / Spring Break 2018

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

MINING THE ESSENTIALS OF MINECRAFT

at HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE, East Vancouver

WEDs 10-11:30 AM

Jan 09 - Mar 14 REGISTER

Apr 04 - Ju 07  REGISTER

Become a part of our growing on-line community. We guide your child through Vanilla Minecraft game play while focusing on 21st C learning concepts and curriculum-based learning experiences in a virtual and real life setting. Weekly O4Ls and/or reporting provided. Laptops provided with guest Minecraft accounts and/or bring your own laptop for extended learning and access to play from home.
All levels. Ages 8-13

 

Learning Through Minecraft: Online Themed Play

WEDs 7:00-8:00 PM (10 sessions)

Jan 10, 17, 24, 31

Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

Mar 7, 14

Every week a new adventure! Join us in-game from your home every Wednesday evening from 7 - 8 PM. We will guide your child’s social & emotional learning and development by encouraging collaboration and positive/thoughtful communication through theme-based play. NOTE this offering is for both new and returning students. New students must complete five hours in-game with Momibelle and purchase the MCKids Guide to Playing Minecraft ($10) before being allowed open access to our servers.

Cost $10. per class

 

SPRING BREAK

at Creekside Recreation Centre, Vancouver

 

Make+Craft+Code:
Coding & Game Design Through Minecraft

(8-12 yrs)

Make a multi-player game, mod, adventure or puzzle map, then playtest each other's creations! We'll explore coding tools like Redstone, command blocks, LearnToMod® and MakeCode.

Instructor: Richard "Px41Minion" Kwan

M Tu W Th F

Mar19-Mar23

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$375/5 sess REGISTER

 

M Tu W Th

Mar26-Mar29

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$300/4 sess REGISTER

 

Castles & Kingdoms:
Learning Through Minecraft

(8-12 yrs)

Optimizing your child's social-emotional skills and how we learn while we play. The History of Magic and Harry Potter PLUS build a virtual castle, fort or stronghold and explore life in the Middle Ages. Modded game play on our Mythopoeia* server for advanced players.
*subject to change
Instructor: Anna "Momibelle" Belluz

 

M Tu W Th F

Mar19-Mar23

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$375/5 sess  REGISTER

 

M Tu W Th

Mar26-Mar29

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$300/4 sess  REGISTER

 

 

BYOLaptop

Rentals $15 p/ full day

7 day cancel. notice for week-long programs

Winter Break Camps + NEW Weekend Workshops

WINTER BREAK JAN 2-5
at HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE, East Vancouver

Learning Through Play AGES 8-12
Become a part of our growing online community. THIS WEEK we will discover the History of Magic on our Castles and Kingdoms, and Mythopoeia modded servers. Take your know-how of Minecraft to the next level. Learn how to install modpacks, design custom skins and troubleshoot your laptop while we explore our Minecraft worlds.  Children are reminded to behave respectfully and thoughtfully to each other in-game and in real life!  Bring your laptop. Rentals available. Half our day is spent in outdoor play, so dress for the weather!

JAN 2,3,4,5  REGISTER

 

NEW! WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

at HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE, East Vancouver

SUNDAYs 10-2PM AGES 10-14

All levels. Ages 8-13 |  Cost $60 per session

Explore learning through Minecraft in-depth at our weekend workshops. How to mod your game safely, server management (administrative roles), modeling, game design and programming with the use of free learn to program tools and resources. Bring your laptop for easier access to ongoing work/play from home on your worlds, and on our private, white-listed servers.

Su Jan 14 REGISTER

Su Feb 04 REGISTER

Su Mar 04 REGISTER

Su Apr 08 REGISTER

Su May 06 REGISTER

Su Jun 03 REGISTER

 

PRO-Days Castles & Kingdoms: Magic!

PRO-D Days with MCKids

Join us for our new series of learning and play on our Castles & Kingdoms Minecraft server. We’re putting on some ‘mystical’ learning around the beliefs, suspicions and suspects behind fantastical goings on in bygone eras and fictional realms. We’ll connect the dots to see how magic and belief/religion existed (somewhat precariously) side by side in ancient times. May the most powerful wizard rule our game!

If you do not see corresponding dates for
Pro-D days for your District or School and would like
us to offer a camp please contact us.

Ages 8-13

ALL LEVELS

9am-3pm

$75 sess

 

REGISTER

Creekside Communtiy
Centre  (Van)

Rm MP4

JAN 29 REGISTER

FEB 19 REGISTER

APR 27 REGISTER

NEED HELP? CONSULTING and more ...

Interested in starting an after-school Minecraft club, but don't know where to begin? Are you a teacher and would like to introduce Minecraft 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.

 

 

Join the MCKids Minecraft community! Build, learn and play together in a safe, cooperative and 
non-violent virtual social playground. Look for our new weekend workshops for advanced MCKids 
with Momibelle!

Educational gaming camps and after-school clubs
for children ages 8 to 13 in Vancouver and on the North Shore!

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What is my
child's level of play?

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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. 25+ wpm.

 

NOTE: Children move from game 'play' to game design/management by Level III.

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Minecraft© is a trademark of Notch Development AD and Microsoft Inc. MCKidsAcademy© is not affiliated with Mojang (or Microsoft). But we'd like to be!