MINECRAFT PRO CLUB | Winter 2017
Meera Balendran Director of Youth ProgramsRead more
Minecraft Pro Club uses your child’s already established enthusiasm to extend their creative, collaborative, and problem solving skills.
This is a flexible and open ended play-based learning program where kids are motivated to learn through their own interests.
Here are some of the topics and add-on skills that participants in Minecraft Club have explored:
- Installing Mods
- Server Setup
- Computercraft – programmable computers within Minecraft
- WorldEdit – commands to create complex structures
- Citizens – add NPCs and program them to talk and interact with players
Minecraft Meets Social
Unlike playing from home, our Minecraft sessions are a real-life social experience while playing a digital game. Activities online are collaborative and dependent on interactions and encouragement offline between players.
Our mentors encourage players to learn from each other when a challenge or knowledge gap emerges. Our staff are fluent in Minecraft – but defer to peer learning wherever appropriate.
Our mentors don’t force any particular structure or theme for the class – we follow the interests of participants, and use this as a point of departure for learning skills that would be challenging to learn on your own.
Personalized Goal Setting Agreement
We also offer the option where guardians and participants can work on a Learning Agreement together with our mentors. This is an agreement between you and your child that will help them identify what interests them, what they’d like to achieve, a structure for tracking their progress, and a sense of accountability to themselves (with your support!) All you need to do is come in to 15 minutes early to work on these together with the help of a mentor.
Parents are sometimes hesitant to allow their younger kids to interact with others online. It’s a big world out there, and it’s not all well behaved. Our supervised program eases kids into the online world, and how to be a responsible social player on the internet.
11th January – 8th March
14th January – 4th March
(Skips February 18th for Family Day Long Weekend)
Drop in rate – $30 (sign up online to guarantee your spot)
10 Class Pass – $250 (expires after one year)
I’m confused, how does this work?
Minecraft Pro is an ongoing drop-in program. You can just drop in and pay on the spot, or you can sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. We do cap the classes, but we anticipate that they will not be full in the first few weeks as momentum builds. You’ll also have a better chance of securing a drop-in spot if you have your own computer.
The ten class pass is a bulk discount option. You buy the 10 class pass, and then use the passes to either drop in, or sign up in advance. When you sign up to a class after buying a 10 class pass, the system will allow you to use those passes to claim your spot.