‘Coding in Minecraft’ is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and hosted on Azure.
Through a partnership the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Prodigy Learning
are providing FREE ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Licenses and professional development for
up to 20 schools who partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
You can find out more information about the program below and to express your interest in
being one of the 20 schools complete the form at the bottom of the page.
Credentials & Curriculum Pathway
Why should you use ‘Coding in Minecraft’?
- Easy for teachers of little or no computer science or coding experience to use
- Engage young and diverse learners through immersive game-based learning
- Each course includes: curriculum, a Minecraft World, assessment and micro-credential
- Students complete formative assessments in the game and submit to our online portal
- Automated grading by the portal enables educators to easily assess coding
- Formative feedback enables students to learn and resubmit assessments if required
Year long computer science course
Multi-year computer science course
Integrated into other CS curriculum
Enrichment or fast finisher actvity
After-school (or summer) club or camp
Maker-space activity in the classroom
‘Coding in Minecraft’ Overview Video
FREE Professional Development
All schools selected for the program will also be able to avail of FREE places on Prodigy Learning’s ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Certified Educator course.
This virtual professional development will take place in the first half of 2024 and consist of 3 x 2 hour online sessions. Upon completion Educators will be ideally placed to commence using ‘Coding in Minecraft’ with their students.
Coding in Minecraft puts our kids on a level of competing with the lower 48, critical thinking and persistence, keeping kids in school and engaged in something in the learning process
Bearing Straight School District, AK
Coding in Minecraft is simply amazing! It takes Minecraft Education, an already incredible resource for teaching any subject for any grade level with Minecraft and adds a learning management system for a fully credentialed course for learning to program.
Chimacum School District, WA
I think that the post-assessments really show them what they have learned and it’s also nice as a teacher to be able to check in when your kids are working in an asynchronous environment when they’re all working at a different level or on a different program that you can see where they are along their skill set and you can monitor where your class is.
Spokane Public Schools, WA
With my little experience in coding, I also felt confident teaching and facilitating the program. Additionally, the Prodigy Learning team was an excellent resource and always available to help
St Vincent's College Ashfield, NSW, Australia
Since we rolled out Coding in Minecraft, I’ve seen a very high engagement with my students in computer science and my students are so excited to work on the pathway!
Susan B. English School, AK
Coding in Minecraft has been really good. Because it’s been fun and engaging for everybody. I think when I knew that I needed to do this was when I asked my class of 25 students including … 10 girls and all different ethnicities who’s not played Minecraft and not one kid raised their hand.
Cheney High School, WA
To take part in the program you will need devices which are compatble with ‘Coding in Minecraft’ along with Minecraft Education Licenses for you and your students.
‘Coding in Minecraft’ is compatible with any device that Minecraft Education supports.
- Android Phone/Tablet
For further information on device compatibility see here.
Sign up below to express your interest in joining the program