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Friday, March 16 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Gaming as a Learning Platform: Minecraft in the Classroom

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Many parents and educators are well aware of the hold the game Minecraft has on their kids. Together we will explore the elements of this game, why it is so engaging, and how it is being used in schools with great success. Whether you want to understand it better as a parent and/or educator, or whether you’re considering integrating Minecraft in your classes, come demystify the game and score some geek cred with your kids. You will come away with resources and further reading and video content you will thoroughly enjoy.

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Diane Main

Director of Learning, Innovation and Design (9-12), The Harker School
I love gaming in education, and also any focus on making learning fun. I teach a computer science class and have an advisory, but the biggest part of my job is supporting teachers in trying new things. I am also kind of addicted to professional development and karaoke.
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John Miller

Teacher, Chalone Peaks Middle School
John is a middle school history teacher and Minecraft in education curriculum developer and certified trainer and mentor. He is also a Google Innovator and CUE Lead Learner with over 25 years classroom experience. John holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology, is a contri... Read More →

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