‘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 & Curriculum Pathway

Middle School

High School

INTRODUCTION
CREDENTIAL

Introduction
to Coding
Using
MakeCode

INTERMEDIATE
CREDENTIAL

Intermediate
Coding
Using
MakeCode

ADVANCED
CREDENTIAL

Advanced
Coding Using
JavaScript or Python

CAPSTONE
CREDENTIAL

EXPERT
CREDENTIAL

Expert
Coding Using
JavaScript or Python

EXPERT
CAPSTONE

Why should you use ‘Coding in Minecraft’?

EASY-TO-TEACH

  • 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

EVIDENCE-BASED ASSESSMENT

  • 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

STANDARDS-ALIGNED

  • Aligned to various CS standards (inc CSTA)
  • Capstone Credential is achieved by passing the proctored online Capstone exam and proves students coding skills
  • Provides a path to industry recognised certifications and further CTE courses

Flexible Delivery

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

ISTE Seal
e-Assessment Award Winner

‘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.

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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.

Sign up below to express your interest in joining the program

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