Building Focus Skills for ADHD Students With Minecraft - Monster Combat
In this four-session course, students will learn to activate their focus skills to defeat various monsters in different scenarios in Minecraft. Minecraft Java Edition for PC required.
LearningWorks for Kids LIVE
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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
50 minutes per class
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In this four-session class, students utilize Minecraft’s combat system in different scenarios in which they will have to shift their focus in order to achieve their task. Students work together as a class in order to survive various situations in which they have to complete a specific task while fighting off various types of monsters. This forces them to switch their focus from different monsters depending on what is the biggest threat or if one if a classmate is in trouble as well as...
LearningWorks for Kids (LW4K) views gameplay as a foundation for children’s learning. LW4K LIVE classes leverage children's attention, persistence, and love of gaming as tools for developing executive functioning, social-emotional, and academic skills used in and out of game play. Our teachers are expert gamers, trained in psychology and education with the goal of making game-based learning into real world skills. But playing games is not enough! We apply evidenced-based strategic teaching principles and the LW4K model of “Detect, Reflect, and Connect” to make gameplay “Digitally Nutritious” and help students identify, think about, and then apply the skills they are practicing in gameplay to the real world. While our classes are great fun, there is always a teaching component included. Typically we spend about 10 minutes at the beginning of class, talking, watching video, and strategizing about our targeted skill (e.g. Planning, Time Management, Organization, Flexibility, etc). During gameplay which takes up the remainder of the class, we apply the “Detect, Reflect, and Connect” strategies to promote real world learning. Your kids will have a blast playing video games with our teacher and learn skills that will help them at home, school, and in their daily activities.
Our dedicated, experienced Learning Works for Kids instructors always make sure that every session is just as enjoyable as it is educational. This course will be led by a member of our LearningWorks LIVE team.
Homework will involve everyday tasks to practice your focus skills or additional gameplay in Minecraft. Homework will be posted in the Outschool classroom after each session.
1 file available upon enrollmentEach student participating will need a Minecraft Java account for PC/Mac to be able to join our online LearningWorks Minecraft server. The "Minecraft for Windows 10 version" on console editions, and pocket editions for mobile devices will not work for this course. To participate in our multi-player set-up, students need to access Minecraft Java Edition from a laptop or desktop computer. The class is not compatible with iPads, tablets, phones, or game consoles. If you don’t have Minecraft Java Edition, it can be purchased here for $26 USD: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/store/minecraft-java-edition/ Each student will need a working microphone and pair of headphones.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be using our LearningWorks server to play together in the same space. In order to do this, we will need your child's gamer tag in order to identify them as members of the class. No additional purchases are necessary to access the server and your course instructor will walk you and your child through the process of joining if needed. The server is used as a communal space for building and sharing work within the game and is monitored by our class instructor at all times.
LearningWorks for Kids LIVEGames to Learn: Turning Game-Based Learning into Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning Skills
203 total reviews
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LearningWorks for Kids teaches children executive functioning and social-emotional learning skills while they play popular video games. Our mission is to make game-based learning into real-world skills. We transform children's engagement and...