At CAML Academy, we believe that STEM subjects open more doors to student success than any other educational pursuit, which is why we offer a variety of different STEM programs to help get that first step in the door. Our most popular program is our Minecraft Education track out and afterschool camp. If you are not in the computer education industry, you may ask yourself: What is Minecraft Education?
Minecraft Education is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is their imagination. It allows kids the opportunity visualize different subjects through a hands-on instant gratification way of learning. The course uses a drag-and-drop interface, Blockly, that allows users to snap together different lines of code to enhance their experience. Think of it as a recipe – each line of code is a different step in the creation of a tasty meal or in our case, an immersive learning experience. This type of learning, not only teaches it’s users coding, but also allows them to use logic to think through different scenarios. It is also a lot of fun for the users to learn in a gaming-based system.
At CAML Academy, we use a hands-on instructional period to explain the basics of Minecraft Education. After we are confident that the students have a good grip on how it works, we give them example projects. These projects give the students the freedom to try it on their own, but they also have the instructor follow along with them in case they have any questions. Once the students have mastered all the example projects we have for them, they are given the task of creating their own projects during lab session time. At the end of our course, the students will know the high-level concepts of coding and become a master at Minecraft Education.
This course is offered through a 5-day trackout camp on our campus or an 8 week afterschool camp at local participating schools. To find out when our next available Minecraft Education camp is, check out our Programs page on our website. Remember learning never stops after school!