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NCTCA 2021 Pre-recorded Video Library  Password will be provided here on February 4th.
Each Pre-recorded session can be found within our schedule or can be watched on demand in our Video Library and will be available for the entire month of February.

2021 Partners in Education Virtual Luncheon - Shelley Moore
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Thursday February 4th, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am - Virtual Reception
11:30am-12:30am - Shelley Moore

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Friday, February 5 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Education Edition

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Note: There is an opportunity to try out Minecraft Education Edition in this session. Please visit https://education.minecraft.net/get-started/download to download MEE on your device. Do not worry about log in information. Learn how to use Minecraft Education Edition (MEE) to engage your students in a world they know and love. Minecraft gets students excited about curricular content and builds a community in your classroom. Find prebuilt worlds and lesson plans for Math, Chemistry, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies for all age groups. Bring students together in class or school wide build challenges. Assess student learning, accessibility tools built in so all students can participate and learn. By the end of this session, you will: • Understand the differences between Minecraft and Minecraft Education Edition • Learn how to get Minecraft Education Edition running in your school. • Get some ideas about how to use Minecraft to engage students in different curricular areas (math, science, language arts, and more) • Learn about the accessibility tools built into Minecraft Education Edition • Understand how to assess student work in Minecraft Education Edition • Learn more about the built-in code builder in Minecraft! • Try Minecraft Education Edition yourself by going through a pre-built coding lesson yourself. • Leave the session with some great resources to continue your learning and start using Minecraft with your students! This session is applicable for grades 4-12.

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Dexter Pizzey

Community Development Specialist, Microsoft
Dexter Pizzey is a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Minecraft Education Edition trainer. He has been working with Microsoft for over 6 years and has been in the role of Community Development Specialist for West Edmonton Mall for three. In his roles at Microsoft, he has... Read More →

Friday February 5, 2021 10:15am - 11:45am MST
Virtual Room 37 (General)
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