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Coding in Minecraft

Wednesday, March 4 1:00 pm–1:50 pm
TCC - Skagit 5

Prodigy Learning has available an ‘off the shelf’ solution for you – Coding in Minecraft curriculum & micro-credential. The curriculum has been created for any teacher to help develop computational thinking, coding and collaboration with learners (aged 9yrs – 14yrs). Three courses which can be used in K-12.

The first two courses focus on coding using block-based code. The advanced course transitions to JavaScript - the foundations for progression to MTAs.We will demonstrate the curriculum and show you how you can teach coding using one of the most popular platforms, Minecraft Education Edition.

Type: 50-minute Session
Focus Area: Coding, Microsoft, STEM/STEAM
Skill Level: Beginner
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Presented by

Peter Doherty Peter Doherty, Prodigy Learning

Peter is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Global Minecraft Mentor and Minecraft Certified Trainer delivering Minecraft: Education Edition training courses to hundreds of teachers in the UK, Ireland and the US. He is also the Product Manager of the Coding in Minecraft credentials & curriculum by Prodigy Learning. Peter is also a Lecturer at one of the top 5 colleges of Further & Higher Education in the UK. He founded CoderDojo Belfast, a volunteer coding club for 120 kids developing their coding skills, and now embraces the game-based principles of Minecraft to teach CoderDojo members coding with MakeCode and JavaScript.