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.
This NYLA e-Institute webinar is being offered on:
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Registration for each is $25 for NYLA members and $35 for non-members.
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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.