‘Coding in Minecraft’ is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft Education and available to any middle school in the State of North Carolina under agreement between Microsoft, Prodigy Learning and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
‘Coding in Minecraft’ Credentials & Curriculum Pathway
Aligned to the North Carolina Computer Science Standards
Click any of the above credentials to download the objective domains with standards alignment information
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
The ISTE Seal serves as a mark of high-quality product design for solutions that enable and guide high-quality learning. As only one of two assessment tools approved in the launch group announced at ISTELive23, the ISTE Seal findings report praised the formative assessment mechanism used to assess student’s computer science skills and enabling educators to easily assess computer science no matter their computer science background.
e-Assessment Award Winner
‘Coding in Minecraft; won “Best Formative Assessment” at the 2021 international e-Assessment Association awards. The international e-Assessment Awards seek to showcase globally the very best practice, research and innovation in testing and assessment, where the use of technology has enabled transformation, improved outcomes and enhanced learning and teaching.
‘Coding in Minecraft’ Overview Video
Schools have full unlimited access to all curriculum and credentials in the pathway and can take advantage of FREE ‘Coding in Minecraft’ Certified Educator Professional Development courses taking place virtually throughout the year. Sign up for your free licenses now by completing the form at the bottom of the page and we will be in contact with further information including the details of upcoming Certified Educator courses.
Integration with Computer Science Discoveries
‘Coding in Minecraft’ is able to be used within your CS Discoveries course to provide students with a highly immersive environment to learn coding.
Click the buttons below to download the integration and lesson guides or watch the video to learn more.
I’m glad that my teacher added Minecraft. The class was ok, but I like it a lot more now.
They (the students) were so excited about the Computer Science course when they found out that I was incorporating Minecraft into it. Half of the 7th grade wants to sign up!
Wake Young Men's Academy
Students love learning in Minecraft! Prodigy Learning makes it easy for me to engage students with coding in an environment that they absolutely love!
Alston Ridge Middle School
I cannot think of a better way to give our students projects that will showcase the soft skills as well as the programming skills so desperately needed…!
Daniels Magnet Middle School
‘Coding in Minecraft’ is compatible with any device that Minecraft Education supports.
- Android Phone/Tablet
For further information on device compatibility see here.
Users will require a license for Minecraft Education. If you are unsure if you have a license please sign up and we can let you know!
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