Friday, 3 March 2017

Minecraft: Education Edition launches in three free sessions for South African teachers next week - an invitation to attend


Microsoft is excited to invite you to one of the three launches of Minecraft: Education Edition in South Africa!

Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) is a version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, specifically designed for education. It contains features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom setting.  It immerses students in a virtual landscape that fosters collaboration, stimulates problem solving, and inspires creativity while exploring subjects from art to math, history to science. 


The guest speaker will be Stephen Reid from Immersive Minds. Stephen is based in the United Kingdom and is a creative producer with a passion for merging ICT with education, art and culture. He is a games-based learning pioneer, bringing a wealth of off-the-shelf games to the forefront of educational thinking. Stephen is a Minecraft teacher, running a Minecraft server dedicated to teachers and parents all over the world and running lessons with children and Minecraft in curriculum learning. We are excited to have Stephen join us in South Africa for the launch of Minecraft: Education Edition and share his expertise.

Here are the dates of three sessions: :

1) Microsoft Johannesburg Offices 
3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg


Agenda:
Arrival and registration
Introduction to Minecraft and 21st century teaching and learning
Demo
Q&A
Networking and refreshments
Date: Monday 6 March 2017
Venue: Microsoft South Africa, Auditorium 1, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston
Time: 16:00 for 16:30 - 18:30


Microsoft looks forward to seeing you there!

2) Skype online session on Monday 6th March 2017
Microsoft is excited to invite you to the online Skype Broadcast of the Minecraft: Education Edition launch in South Africa!

Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) is a version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, specifically designed for education. It contains features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom setting. It immerses students in a virtual landscape that fosters collaboration, stimulates problem solving, and inspires creativity while exploring subjects from art to math, history to science.

Agenda: Introduction to Minecraft and 21st century teaching and learning, followed by a demo and questions and answers.
Date:  Monday 6 March 2017
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
Join the event online: http://bit.ly/2mNLNH6 : 

Microsoft looks forward to seeing you online!

3) Cape Town Science Centre Auditorium, 
370B Main Road, Observatory

Date: 09-Mar-17 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Agenda:
Morning
• Registration and refreshments
• Get to know Minecraft
• Learn to play Minecraft

Afternoon
• First weeks with Minecraft
• Minecraft across the curriculum
• Resources and next steps
Registerhttp://bit.ly/2n5GCBD  (corrected link)
Spaces are very limited. Please let us know if you register and are no longer able to attend so we can open your seat to the waitlist.

Microsoft looks forward to seeing you there!


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