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Building Focus With Minecraft - Monster Combat for Children With ADHD!

LearningWorks for Kids LIVE
Average rating:4.5Number of reviews:(203)
In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their focus skills. Students will need Minecraft Java Edition for PC/Mac to access this course.

Class experience

1. Before we start the combat trials the LearningWorks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about focus. As we guide the students to the first trial we will talk about how focus is used in Minecraft and start to ask how they use to conquer the upcoming challenges ahead.

2. After completing the first archery challenge we will reflect back on how everyone did and talk about how keeping attention fully will end in a better result with more targets hit. The Gamer Guides will then guide the students to the monster arena and talk about how focusing on teamwork and each other will help them survive the arena. Then reflect back on that challenge as well.

3. Through out the session we will relate the focus your child is using in Minecraft with tasks they must overcome on a daily basis. For example, talking about how focusing on monsters and combat in Minecraft is not too different then focusing in class, and explaining why it is important to practice this skill for tasks in their life to come.

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). The remainder of the glass is gameplay where we apply the “Detect, Reflect, and Connect” strategies to promote real world learning. Your kids will have a blast playing video games with our teachers 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. 
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Each 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 from a laptop or desktop computer. The class is not compatible with iPads, tablets, phones, or game consoles. Each student will need a working microphone and pair of headphones.
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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. 
Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved or associated with Mojang.
Average rating:4.5Number of reviews:(203)
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... 
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per class
Meets once
50 min

Completed by 152 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-12
3-10 learners per class

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