Coding in Minecraft

Coding in Minecraft is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and hosted on Azure.

The pathway comprises six courses that immerse students in a Minecraft world to develop and prove their coding skills using MakeCode and JavaScript or Python.

Coding Agent in Coding in Minecraft world
Coding in Minecraft

Coding in Minecraft is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and hosted on Azure.

The pathway comprises six courses that immerse students in a Minecraft world to develop and prove their coding skills using MakeCode and JavaScript or Python.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Prodigy Learning

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 PATHWAY

MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

1

INTRODUCTION

Coding in Minecraft

Introduction to Coding using MakeCode

2

INTERMEDIATE

Coding in Minecraft

Intermediate Coding using MakeCode

3

ADVANCED

Coding in Minecraft

Advanced Coding using JavaScript or Python

4

CAPSTONE

JavaScript AdvancedPython Advanced

5

EXPERT

Coding in Minecraft

Expert Coding using JavaScript or Python

6

CERTIFICATION

JavaScript ExpertPython Expert

WHY SHOULD YOU USE CODING IN MINECRAFT?

1

CLOSE THE GAP

  • Engage young and diverse learners through game-based learning
  • Each course includes: curriculum, a Minecraft World, assessment and a credential

2

DEVELOP TEACHER CAPACITY

  • Easy for teachers of all abilities to deliver
  • Supported by comprehensive Professional Development

3

PROVIDE CREDENTIALS

  • Aligned to CSTA and ISTE standards along with select Global and US State standards
  • Provides a pathway to higher level education
ISTE Seal

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.

Testimonials

Requirements

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.

      • PC
      • Chromebook
      • Mac
      • iPhone/iPad
      • Android Phone/Tablet

For further information on device compatibility see here.