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Life Skills

Building Focus with Minecraft - Racing Challenge

In this workshop, our expert Gamer Guides lead kids through fun Minecraft activities to improve their focus skills. (Minecraft Java Edition for PC/Mac Only)
LearningWorks for Kids LIVE
203 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

1. Before we start racing the Learningworks For Kids gamer guides will make it clear that today’s session is about focus. As we get to know each other and line up to race we will talk about how focus is used in minecraft and how they plan to use it in the challenges to come.

2. After a lap or two of the pig race we will reflect back on the previous races and talk about how honing in on the race and learning from each lap will end in a faster time or better position. The Gamer Guides will then guide the students to the boat race and talk about how using what we have been talking about will help them sail to victory. Then reflect back on the boat race 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 their minecraft race the entire time is not too different then focusing on finishing a chapter in a book, and explain 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. For more information about our team, please visit the "About Us" page on the LearningWorks for Kids website. 
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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.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
50 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.

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LearningWorks for Kids LIVEGames to Learn: Turning Game-Based Learning into Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning Skills
203 total reviews
375 completed classes

About Us

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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