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Educator training is pivotal to successfully using Minecraft Education, and we have a wealth of options available ranging from in-person and train-the-trainer models to self-directed online courses and lesson libraries.
This article contains the following topics:
- In-person educator training
- Self-directed educator training
- Other online resources for training educators
In-person educator training
There are dozens of companies around the globe who are Minecraft Certified Training Partners and are qualified to deliver in-person training to groups of educators.
You can find companies in the Global Training Partner Program (GTPP) by visiting the Microsoft Education training site and filtering by product. This will display a list of matching companies, along with their contact information.
Self-directed educator training
We have a library of training resources for educators available on our website at Training Resources.
Here are the three most popular resources for learning Minecraft Education from start-to-finish:
Minecraft Teacher Academy By using Minecraft as a platform for learning, educators like you can motivate and inspire every student to achieve more, and ignite a passion for learning. Join a community of educators learning how to use Minecraft to unlock student potential. We are dedicated to supporting you as you begin this journey and in the coming sections, we hope to show you the potential of this platform in capable hands like yours.
Minewhat? Where do I begin? is a video series from an educator, for educators, on how to use Minecraft Education in the classroom effectively and practically (even if they have never played Minecraft).
Other online resources for training educators
There numerous resources available for helping educators and students learn about the world of Minecraft and Minecraft Education. Here are a few great places to explore:
Teacher's Lounge This Facebook Group has educators all over the world in it, in various stages of learning Minecraft. Come for regular events and discussions!
Minecraft Lessons is a catalog of lesson plans (and worlds to download) from the Minecraft Education team, Minecraft Experts, and the educator community designed to be used with Minecraft Education in the classroom. This list can be filtered by age and by subject.
Minecraft Education Ambassadors is a directory of Minecraft experts waiting to connect with you! These are folks who are committed to helping others learn how to use Minecraft in the classroom.
The Support Center is a great place to search for and ask questions about teaching or technical issues, as well as submit feature requests for Minecraft Education.
Minecraft Education Blog is a great destination for weekly activities, stories, and examples of using Minecraft in new and innovative ways.
- Classroom Management Tips from Minecraft Ambassadors Is a great post by some of our Minecraft Ambassadors on best practices for getting ME into the classroom effectively.