Learning Thru Play: Subscribe Monthly Sept. 2021

Momibelle is changing things up for easier access to our weekly, online virtual Learning through Play schedule. Subscribe monthly to our learning servers and activities. This means MORE chances for your child to contribute and become a part of our growing online community of learners and content creators. (Please note: all times Pacific. We take bank holidays!)


Here's how it works:
Click on the 'Subscribe' button for access to our games and weekly learning sessions registration. Each Minecraft Block below reflects one weekly session. Each tier includes the previous tier of classes/sessions, so the higher the tier the more options you have to participate. To access our live-stream voice channel, see the 'Netherite' Tier!

Note: students must purchase the 'Set-Up' add-on at check-out for an intro session to MCKids Online w/ Momibelle!

 


Stone Block (Tier 0)
After IRL camp access only ($15/month)

For returning/former MCKids who have attended IRL (in real life) camps. Access to our Legacy, Ancient Worlds and Newlands servers. Includes MCKids Official Discord access. Chat & play monitored 24/7.

 

 

Bedrock Block (Tier 1) Ages 8+
Mondays MarketPlace Maps from 4-5:30 pm ($55/month)
Subscribe here if you are new to MCKids Online and play exclusively on console. We provide 90 minutes of structured play weekly, while we look at some of the new content on the Minecraft MarketPlace. Sessions are live-streamed and saved to our YouTube channel. Must have Xbox LIVE to participate in our multiplayer games. Does not include access to our Java Edition servers.

 

Iron Block (Tiers 1,2) Ages 8+
Tuesdays Curricular Learning 4-5:30pm ($65/month)

FOR NEW &  returning MCKids Online students ages 8 and above. We play on our 'Newlands' Java Edition Minecraft (for PC/MAC) server. YOUR child directs our play, as we incorporate curricular subjects in Geography, History, Sciences and more (Grs 4-7). (Includes Bedrock Block Tier)

 

Gold Block (Tiers 1,2,3) Ages 10+
Thursdays Minecraft Master Builders 4-5:30pm ($75/month)

Weekly themed build and 'game within our game' design challenges on Thursday afternoons w/ in-game tools, custom plugins like World Edit, GoPaint/Brush & more!
(includes Bedrock & Iron Block Tiers)


Diamond Block (Tiers 1-4) Ages 10+

Thursdays Modded Minecraft/Game Night 7-9pm ($95/month)

Includes access to MCKids modded JAVA Minecraft server Pangea (and new modded games as they are created) a world where cooperative play with advanced learning opportunities in genetics, history, archaeology and more is available. PLUS 'Game Night' where we finish-up the evening playing on new age-appropriate games such as AmongUs. (2 hour total play limit).

(incl. Bedrock, Iron & Gold Block Tiers)

Netherite Block (Tiers 1-5) Ages 10+

All Tiers + Private 1hr wkly + see below! ($115/month)
Your child will have unlimited access to all of our current servers and games that we may be testing and can join our voice channel while Momibelle is live-streaming. Includes one hour of private learning through play sessions weekly w/Momibelle.

PLUS

Workshop Wednesday's! Play on the latest Minecraft JAVA snapshot (beta)! Our focus is bug-finding and discussion about what's new and upcoming. Learn how to provide feedback directly through the Mojang feedback website to help shape Minecraft. PLEASE NOTE: This class ONLY takes place when a new snapshot is released. There may be weeks where there is no new beta to explore.

PLUS

Let's Play Tuesday nights from 7-8:30. Our most exciting evening, where we collaborate on content for our streaming show and later post it to our MCKids Academy YouTube channel! Kid's love participating!

Subscribe to Bedrock Tier

SUMMER 2021 IN-PERSON/ONLINE Camps REGISTER!

August 3 -  6 (4 days) REGISTER WAITLIST
Please inquire about attending virtually (from home!)
Intro to Learning through Minecraft: STEaM

ALL LEVELS Ages 8-14

Cost $350

Time 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location  Creekside Recreation Centre, #1 Athletes Way

Optimizing your child's social-emotional skills while we explore hands-on daily lessons connecting learning concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Collaborate on daily labs, quests and out-of-game activities. Learn how to draw your own ‘skins’ and upload them to your game. We’ll practice our keyboarding skills, and learn more about the tools that can help us do amazingly creative things in our game. Get to know the MCKids community and how we play together. Bring your laptop. We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35. CA). Half of our day is outdoor play. 14 day cancellation notice.

Max 12 in-person REGISTER

Interested in attending online from home? Contact Momibelle!

 

August 9-13 
Game Design & Java Programming ONLINE ONLY
CANCELLED Please inquire about attending other camps virtually!

Aug 16-20 REGISTER

The Unknown Minecraft modpack WAITLIST
Please inquire about attending virtually (from home!)

INT/ADV Ages 8-14

Cost $425

Time 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Location  Creekside Recreation Centre, #1 Athletes Way

What shall we play? Sciences, Tech, Magic? Are you interested in learning how to build your own mod (and already have basic Java skills) or add something interesting using a data pack or resource pack? This week we build a pack to suit everyone’s style of play and love of learning through Minecraft PLUS learn about all of the behind-the-scenes things that make Java Minecraft so special. And speaking of special? Special guests might ‘magically’ appear to help us learn more about it all. We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35. CA). Half of our day is outdoor play. Laptop loaners available. Please reserve ahead. 14 day cancellation notice.

Max 12 in-person REGISTER

Interested in attending online from home? Contact Momibelle!

 

Aug 23-27 REGISTER

PixelmonGO in Minecraft WAITLIST
Please inquire about attending virtually (from home!)

INT/ADV Ages 10-15

Cost $425

Time 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Location  Creekside Recreation Centre, #1 Athletes Way

The ultimate ‘evolution’ of learning through modded Minecraft play. We GO with play on Pixelmon Minecraft, share and compare the trading cards we’ve collected and then head outdoors to find new Pokemon habitat (and compare what we find, to what’s really there!) in PokemonGO. Learn to read your EVs and IVs and catch 'em all! Pls bring a data-ready device. Limited portable wifi provided. We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35. CA). Half of our day is outdoor play. Laptop loaners available. Please reserve ahead. 14 day cancellation notice.

Max 12 in-person REGISTER
Interested in attending online from home? Contact Momibelle!

One-on-one Tutoring

One-on-one Tutoring and Introduction to the
MCKids Community (Required for newcomers).

Ages: 8+ yrs

ALL LEVELS

Momibelle and Emibelle now provide one-on-one learning opportunities for your child with special needs. MCKids Academy can assist you with your learning goals. In Minecraft we focus on social-emotional learning and interest-based learning through play. Emibelle who was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 9 (now 16) continues to be an avid Minecrafter and can support your child on our game. Minecraft became our families respite, and our learning playground many years ago. Let us help you now, with your child who has an interest in, and is showing her own dedication to play and learning through our game.

$35/sess

REGISTRATION OPEN OR see Netherite Subscription Tier.
Please email us for times & availability.

WHO WE ARE

 

Momibelle is recognized by Microsoft and Mojang as a Minecraft Global Mentor. The only one credited as such in Western Canada. Momibelle (Anna Belluz teaches at several IB Private Schools in the Lower Mainland, using Minecraft to teach game-design and core curricular concepts. During school holidays we run IRL (in real life) gaming camps at various locations around Vancouver. MCKids Academy and Momibelle will help your child 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 introductory 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 modify their game or would like to learn how to create their own game using Redstone and command block science? We 'play' with all of the above and more at MCKids Academy.

 

Check out our livestreams and videos here:
Twitch.tv/Momibelle and youtube.com/momibelle

 

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.

LEARNING THRU MINECRAFT PLAY

 

During the years that Momibelle home-schooled Emibelle, we discovered that in an educator -guided gaming environment, there were endless opportunities for learning in Minecraft. 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 and online classes 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!

MCKIDS IN THE NEWS

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June, 2016

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June, 2016

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July, 2016

North Shore News

December, 2015

Global National

September, 2014

CKNW News Radio

September, 2014

NEED HELP? Afterschool Clubs 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.

 

 

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.

MCKids Academy is
a unique and inclusive place for your child/youth to learn and connect online through Minecraft play. Make life-long friends, collaborate with us on international projects and grow your creator expertise.

 

JOIN US
We can help your child connect,
socialize, build confidence and learn alongside us in our
 game Minecraft!

 

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for children and youth based in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Now online! Personalized learning opportunities since 2012

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