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 being griefed or 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 JAVA 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 school 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!
Momibelle is now recognized as a Mincraft Global Mentor by Microsoft. Education and Minecraft CAN and DO go hand-in-hand. Follow Momibelle on Twitter to learn more @mckidsacademy.
VANCOUVER ProD DAYS REGISTER
VANCOUVER School District PRO-D DAYs at Creekside Rec Centre
All Levels - Ages 8-13
9AM - 3PM
Join our awesome gaming community for a fun-filled historic -themed day playing on our *Ancient Worlds Minecraft server. Every day will be a new historic monument to collaboratively build, plus we have challenging PvE arenas and new maps to explore. Half our day is active outdoor play in Hinge Park and on Habitat Island. Bring a healthy lunch, snacks and water bottle. Dress for the weather! We go outside rain, snow or shine. (Dress in layers. No shorts or open-toed shoes, pls).
Bring your laptop. Rentals available for add. $15 per day.
Monday Sept 23 REGISTER
Friday Oct 25 REGISTER
Friday Nov 08 REGISTER
WINTER BREAK DROP-IN at CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE REGISTER
LEARNING THROUGH MINECRAFT: Drop-in Winter Break days
9AM to 3PM
$75 per day
Take your know-how of Minecraft to the next level. Momibelle will guide you through Vanilla AND modded game play (help us build our Xmas Chaos Pack On Dec 23rd!). As we play we incorporate themed, planned learning in economics, social studies, sciences and even programming! Children are encouraged to PYP (Plan Your Play) and are reminded to behave respectfully and thoughtfully to each other in-game and in real life! Half our day is active outdoor play in Hinge Park and on Habitat Island. Bring a healthy lunch, snacks and water bottle. Dress for the weather! We go outside rain, snow or shine. (Dress in layers).
Bring your laptop. Rentals available for $15 per day
Monday DEC 23 REGISTER
Tuesday DEC 24 REGISTER
Monday DEC 30 REGISTER
Tuesday DEC 31 REGISTER
Thursday JAN 02 REGISTER
Friday JAN 03 REGISTER
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!
Momibelle 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.
Momibelle is a 2019 Minecraft Global Mentor
Educational gaming, design & programming camps for children
and youth in Vancouver, BC. Since 2012
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