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Friday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Gaming as a Learning Platform: Minecraft in the Classroom

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We will explore the elements of Minecraft, why it is so engaging, and how it is being used in schools. If you're considering integrating Minecraft in your classes, come demystify the game and score some geek cred with your kids. You will come away with resources and further reading and video content you will thoroughly enjoy.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will be able to select and plan curricular activities using Minecraft.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will be able to explore further resources for bringing games like Minecraft into their classrooms.

ISTE Standard 5: Designer Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. (applies to 5a, 5b, and 5c)

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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John has been a middle school teacher in King City, California for the past 25 years. He was awarded an MA in Education and loves to dive deep into instructional design. In 2017 John was recognized as a finalist for California Teacher of the Year and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship... Read More →


Friday March 15, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm AKDT
Madera, Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262