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Metrocraft: Our Class Builds and Governs a Minecraft City!

While constructing and governing a functional Minecraft-based metropolis, our students learn how real cities work.
Right Brain Curriculum
560 total reviews for this teacher
373 reviews for this class
Completed by 1916 learners
Class
90 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 6 weeks
8-12
year olds
9-18
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved or associated with Mojang.

Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Right Brain Curriculum is a Massachusetts-based education company offering engaging, project-based online learning programs. Our mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow children to experience real life in a fun, engaging learning atmosphere. Currently, we run four different versions of our Metrocraft class, a civics-based program that takes place in a Minecraft-like world. 

Right Brain Curriculum is managed by Matt Bowling, Education Director and Savvy Reuben, Director of Teaching & Learning

Matt holds a Master's in Education Administration with Principal's license from UMass Boston as well as a Master's in Elementary Education from Northwestern University. Matt has more than 15 years experience as a classroom teacher for grades 2, 3, 5 and 7 in both public and private schools in California and Massachusetts. He has served as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in both public and private schools in the Boston area.

Savvy has more than ten years experience in education, working in private, public and charter schools in New York City and Boston. 
Her education focused on  teaching, curriculum planning, classroom management and a specialization in autism/intellectual disabilities. She attended Trinity College and Teacher's College of Columbia University.
She absolutely loves teaching and wants every class to be a unique, submersive, and positive experience where students feel free to be creative, take risks, and have a whole lot of fun while learning something new :)
We send out homework each week that is optional for students to complete.
 1 file available upon enrollment
We use a public domain version of Minetest instead of Minecraft, which we have found is better for this civics-based program: 1) We find that the mobs, invisibility, withers, potions and the like in Minecraft makes for a not-so-realistic atmosphere. Minetest works better for a civics class as it is more realistic. 2) There are mods we put into Minetest to allow for more decorations, cars, signs and other items that makes it easier to say, design a business or decorate a home. Minecraft has mods available too but in order to run them on our server, everyone signed up for the class would have to download them all on their own computers, which is technically challenging for many families. Minetest includes them automatically. 3) Minetest is free which allows more students to participate in the class. Please note THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT GENERALLY WORK ON TABLETS. We provide instructions for how to download Minetest onto PCs, Macs and Chromebooks.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We have designed our own powerpoints on various civics subjects (mentioned above) for the direct instruction portion of the class.

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560 total reviews
218 completed classes

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Right Brain Curriculum is a Massachusetts-based education company offering engaging, project-based online learning programs. Our mission is to create outstanding, student-centered enrichment programs that allow children to experience real life in... 
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