This project aims to support teachers adaptations of minecraft in their programs. We want to foster development of games-based learning in relation to certain constructivist and constructionist pedagogies. The project also aims to cultivate and further evidence-based learning about the value of games like Minecraft in the curriculum.To that end we have an agenda to promote and support teachers as researchers to tell their stories of Minecraft’s impact in their programs.
This might jot be place to just learn the basic functionality of Minecraft. While we will support any teacher in their journey, there are lots of pages and YouTube clips to support much of the basic commands. What this part of the project aims to do is bring teachers together to enhance the professional conversation and build evidence-based reasoning about this and other games that will follow in its wake.
We plan to offer and support you to offer formal courses, meetups, consultation, hangouts usually in small intimate groups face-to-face and online within a growing community of committed educators. All of these will have the aim of raising the professional standing of our members and games in learning.
The community will take on a gamified approach to professional learning. We want your learning to be fun and to model some of the approaches you might consider in your teaching and learning contexts. Each activity you undertake, lead, partner or appreciate can appear in your enhanced community profile and be exported out to a Mozilla Back Back as part of your professional portfolio.