Coding in Minecraft

Easy-to-teach coding curriculum

There are educators out there who know everything about coding—and then there’s the rest of us—asked to teach coding because we’ve had limited exposure to coding in some form, or no exposure at all. So, how does someone who’s not an expert teach coding like a genius? Coding in Minecraft is the answer.

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Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time. Coding in Minecraft leverages that familiarity to help students learn the basics of coding through a teacher-facilitated program, and you, as the teacher, doesn't need to be a coding expert. Learners are taught basic coding concepts as they navigate through the familiar world of Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition.

Students can easily:

  • Build their own code with MakeCode, JavaScript or Python
  • Collaborate with other students
  • Prove their knowledge with evidence-based credentials

Coding in Minecraft consists of four credentials with supporting curriculum. The first two credentials—introduction and intermediate—use easy-to-learn block-based coding in MakeCode to introduce students to basic coding concepts. The advanced credential introduces students to text-based coding in JavaScript or Python.

What’s included?

Coding in Minecraft includes:

  • A Minecraft world
  • Curriculum (aligns with CSTA)
  • Assessments
  • Evidence-based micro-credentials
  • Lesson plans
  • Course outlines
  • Onboarding webinars 
  • Professional development is available (at an additional cost)

Capstone Credential

Coding in Minecraft's Capstone credential covers the learning objectives from all 3 credentials and can be achieved by passing a proctored Capstone exam. For more information on the Capstone Credential exam, click here.

Perfect transition to coding certifications

Students who complete the advanced course are prime candidates to continue in their learning and earn industry-recognized certifications such as IT Specialist Certification, Unity Certified User, or App Development with Swift.

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Prodigy Learning - Coding in Minecraft

[My Students] were so excited about the computer science course when they found out that I was incorporating Minecraft into it. Half of the 7th grade wants to sign up!

C. Monroe