Minecraft Survival Quest ** (MCSQ)

Grade 3 to 8
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours

Students will navigate the Minecraft world to explore, complete quests, strategize and build creations in a logical way to survive in the virtual 3D world. They will learn about navigation and 3D coordinates. They learn about processing their resources, such as smelting ore to create metal. This game gives them a basic understanding of how things work, and help them analyze the different components of survival and settlement. They will practice creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration. Concepts on network, server and client will be discussed.


Grade 3 to 8
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours

Want to build some of those fancy, realistic-looking monuments in Minecraft? Utilizing various blocks, ores, crafted items, tools, students are challenged to replicate a famous structure and then design their own structure with some real and/or made-up fun facts. Teachers will provide tips and tricks on building better structures in Minecraft. This class maybe taken more than once, because different structure types from different geographical location and/or time period will be discussed.


Minecraft® Machine Marvels ** (MCMM)

Grade 3 to 8
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours

Create Minecraft contraptions with items such as red stones, pistons, pressure-plates, levers, buttons, trip wire, lava, dispenser, TNT etc. Learn how to build logic gates and simple machines. These simple machines will be connected to build an entertaining system such as the “Rube Goldberg” machine.


Minecraft® Mini-Game Invention

Grade 3 to 8
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours

Students create interactive mini-games in Minecraft. Instructor will guide students to with creating simple games, and then move on to more complex games. The rules of the games will be analyzed, broken down to functions, and then translated into the Minecraft world. Students will design, plan, build, test, evaluate/redesign and deploy the mini-games.


Minecraft® Code Builder**MCMD)

Grade 4 to 9
Prereq: Minecraft experience
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours
*Internet access required

This course uses Minecraft to learn about computer science concepts. Whether the students are new to Minecraft or have been playing for years, they will learn to apply important programming skills, and watch their coding creations come to life in Minecraft.

Minecraft® Modding with Java (MCMD)

Grade 4 to 9
Prereq: Minecraft experience
Recommended Course Duration: 8 to 16 hours

Learn Java programming with Minecraft! You will design and program your own Minecraft mods such as swords, tools, blocks, foods, biomes, achievements, and mobs. For every item, block or creature, you design the graphics, then modify the Java code to program their new features. Learn the fundamentals of object-oriented programming such as object instantiation, call methods, parameter definitions, and run loops.