is designed to bring student interest in the popular sandbox construction game together with professional design and educational leaders to provide an opportunity to accomplish learning objectives catered to participants.
As parents having a somewhat universal experience around this game with our kids, the opportunity to explicitly see it used for educational outcomes is becoming increasingly important. As a result, we will be using mods built specifically for educational use (MinecraftEDU) and will challenge kids to demonstrate innovative examples of its use.
Capitalizing on our initial partnership with Brookhaven National Lab - Portal to Discovery in deploying our Minecraft Dojo to 25 students on site and virtually, we will continue to build exciting worlds of science with interactive experimentation to replicate functions found in tools like the RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider).
In this unique and cutting edge program, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership in advancing the use of Minecraft as an educational tool. Space will remain limited, and behavior will be moderated strictly. Poor language, griefing of fellow student work, bullying and other destructive behavior will not be tolerated (ZERO Tolerance).