Building STEAM Skills in Minecraft One Block at a Time

Minecraft is a sandbox game that gives players almost complete freedom to shape the virtual world around them. It is popular with all ages of library patrons and can be utilized in many different ways to provide accessible and fun STEAM programming. In this webinar, we will explore the various ways you can make Minecraft available in your library through passive and active programming. We will look at several successful Minecraft STEAM programs requiring basic to advanced knowledge of Minecraft as well as examples of how to utilize your captive audience to improve your STEAM offerings.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilizing Minecraft as a tool for STEAM skill development
  2. How to use Minecraft for passive programming
  3. How to run a successful Minecraft program
  4. How to use your captive audience to enhance library STEAM offerings

This NYLA e-Institute webinar is being offered on:

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Registration for each is $25 for NYLA members and $35 for non-members.

Group viewing registration is available if you plan to share the webinar with a group.
(Hook-up the LCD projector and share the program with a group of staff members!)
The group viewing rate is $75 for NYLA members and $98 for non-members.

Looking to register for multiple viewing locations? Contact events@nyla.org for discounted pricing options.

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About the Speaker

Margaret Portier is the Director of Innovative Family Services at the Fayetteville Free Library. In addition to managing teen collections, planning teen programs, and leading a monthly STEAM Forum for FFL staff, Margaret moderates the library’s Minecraft server. She is also the facilitator of teen-led programs like the FFL Minecraft Games and Minecraft Coding Club which give teens the opportunity to develop STEAM skills through play. Margaret is passionate about utilizing the library as a platform for providing teens and families with the resources and support they need to further develop and engage in STEAM skill development and knowledge sharing.

Twitter: @tophile
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/margaret-portier/28/335/b2/en
Minecraft: LibrLady