MINECRAFT PROGRAMS

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From Redstone to Modding to Skin Design - We Love EVERYTHING Minecraft!

Minecraft is absolutely beloved by kids around the world - if you’re here, it’s likely that it’s found its way into your home too! Unlike most other video games, Minecraft is rich in educational potential. A built-in encyclopedia of materials - plants, animals, rocks, minerals, and more - provides endless opportunities for creative play, critical thinking, and fun!

AT POWER UP, MINECRAFT HAS MANY FACES

Creative Minecraft

Exercise your pixel art, 3D visualization, architecture and even community design skills. It's a great way to see your designs quickly come to life!

Technical Minecraft

With Modding and Command Blocks, the Minecraft world can be customized and controlled with code. Redstone provides an Engineering window into the game with powered creations!

Social Minecraft

Our daily social play sessions are a source of connection and shared experiences in a time when kids are craving them. Join us to make real friends in a virtual world!

All Power Up Minecraft sessions are backed by personalized tech support. We will walk you through everything from purchasing Minecraft to getting on our servers, to troubleshooting errors.

MINECRAFT CLASSES? YES, PLEASE!!

All Power Up classes are 100% online in Fall 2020. Students everywhere who love Minecraft are invited to join us!
We use the Java Edition of Minecraft on Windows/Mac. Other versions are not compatible.

For kids ages 7-8

For kids getting started with Minecraft, this class will rapidly expand your knowledge of the game.

Core skills include moving, flying, inventory, building, travelling by boat, train and horseback, animal taming and breeding and more!

We will explore biomes, villages, oceans and temples, learning about local plants, animals and architecture - and have a world travel experience from the comfort of your home!

Available Times:

Wednesdays @ 3:00PM CT

Saturdays @ 10:00AM CT

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For kids ages 8+

For both Minecraft lovers and newbies, this class will let you work on your architecture and design skills, along with community planning.

We will design and create a complex world each session, working collaboratively in teams and making it all fit together. We will start with a theme, and watch it grow into something out of your imagination!

Kids will learn how to use the World Edit tool to copy, paste, rotate and more for faster building. It's like getting power tools for your Minecraft world!

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 12:30PM CT

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For kids ages 8+

If your child loves animals, science and Minecraft, this is the class for them! They will join a modded Minecraft Server with the Zoo and Wild Animals Mod installed, bringing dozens of new animals and variations into the Minecraft world for them to meet and learn about. From lions and tigers to frogs and snakes, it will be a "Zootopia" to explore!

Kids will learn about how animals behave in the wild, along with how we are able to look after them and what they need in zoos. They will able to explore different biomes and see which animals live there, even understanding predators and prey. And all this happens fully inside Minecraft, while playing their favorite game!

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 1:45PM CT

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For kids ages 8+

DINOSAURS IN MINECRAFT?? It's Jurassic FUN!!!

Become a Minecraft Paleontologist, and learn all about discovering fossils, bringing dinosaurs back from extinction and life in prehistoric times, using the Fossils & Archeology Mod!

Students will start by discovering fossils all over the Minecraft world and excavating the bones which might be inside. We can use our fossils to make museums and displays of our fantastic creatures.

From there we will use the best technology that Minecraft has to offer to bring our dinosaurs back to life. We will design state of the art habitats to keep our dangerous animals from eating guests and try to replicate what their habitats looked like long ago!

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 12:30PM CT

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For kids ages 8+

It's the biggest news in the Minecraft Community this year! The new Nether Update expands the Minecraft world in a myriad number of ways, and we are going to take you through them all.

In this camp, you will explore new biomes, trade with Piglins, battle new mobs, and collect Netherite to upgrade to the world's best armor!

We will start the week in creative to get our bearings, and then jump into survival to test our ability to meet the new challenges of the Nether dimension.

NOTE: The Nether is a dark and spooky place with lots of monsters. This class may not be suitable for younger students.

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Series A or Series B, For kids ages 8+

Redstone is like electricity in Minecraft. It can make things move and light up!

Learn about the different components that work with Redstone, and how they can be combined to build awesome machines.

Projects may include doors, elevators, flying machines, weapons and much more! There will be TNT! Series A and B have all different projects and may be taken in either order.

Available Times:

Tuesdays @ 4:15PM CT

Saturdays @ 10:00AM CT

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For kids ages 9+

If your child loves 3D design, creativity and Minecraft, you should check out this amazing class!

Kids will be introduced to a special 3D modelling program specifically for designing Minecraft animals and monsters. They can start by modifying Minecraft's existing mobs and proceed into modelling whatever creatures they can imagine! They will also create the "skins" - the pixel art that goes over top of the blank model to make it come to life.

Finally, we will show students how to insert this mod into Minecraft!

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For kids ages 9+

Practice and expand your coding skills while modifying the world's most popular game!

We will start with overpowered weapons and lucky blocks and proceed all the way to working mini-games

Modding challenges kids to work with more objects and events to understand ways they can manipulate the world. Students build their mods with a block-based language, but are also exposed to reading Javascript code.

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 11:15AM CT

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For kids ages 9+

Commands let you control and manipulate the world in Minecraft. They are useful for minor things like giving an item to a player, all the way up to building custom minigames.

In this class, kids will learn to use commands in Minecraft, along with how to put them in command blocks for placement in the world.

This class is a bit more technical than other Minecraft classes - it is almost like coding in the Minecraft world. And commands are typed in, so typing and careful reading skills are required.

We will learn about related topics like coordinates and variables too. So if your child is eager to get into the finer details of Minecraft, this is the class for you!

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 1:45PM CT

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Minecraft Survival Challenge

For kids ages 7+

Does your child want to visit the Nether, build a full enchanting set up, battle the Enderdragon and other complex challenges in Minecraft?

Minecraft is easier and more fun when you play it with a team!

This is not one of our instructor-led classes. It is a student-driven, instructor-supported opportunity for collaborative team play over several hours. This unique class is part social, part skill development, and plenty of creativity and mayhem!

Students in this class are able to learn and achieve goals in Minecraft that they previously had not accomplished on their own.

Available Times:

Saturdays @ 3:00PM CT (2 hours)

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"...BECCA WAITS ALL WEEK FOR THURSDAY!"

I would like to give a rave review for Brandon, he is patient, kind, thoughtful, and very positive. Becca waits all week for Thursday; she tells her teachers, friends, family, and anyone walking by our house that she has Minecraft class on Thursdays.

Brandon does a great job listening to her requests, but also guiding her to new experiences. Becca fears the unknown and sometimes might not want to try new things, but with Brandon's enthusiasm, she will agree to try new adventures. Thank you for connecting us with such a great instructor!

MINECRAFT WORKSHOPS:
PICK UP A NEW SKILL IN 1-2 DAYS

All Power Up classes are 100% online in 2020. Students everywhere who love Minecraft are invited to join us!
We use the Java Edition of Minecraft on Windows/Mac. Other versions are not compatible.

Minecraft Potions Workshop

For kids ages 8+

Set in Hogwarts Castle, our one-day Potions Workshop will make a Minecraft Wizard out of any kid!

Learn about recipes, equipment and ingredients, and embark on a challenge to brew up to 9 different potions before the day is done!

New dates coming soon!

Minecraft Enchantments Workshop

For kids ages 8+

Set in Hogwarts Castle, our one-day Enchantments Workshop will make your weapons and armor simply magical!

Go in depth with how enchantments work, what materials and experience you need, which ones are most helpful, and more!

New dates coming soon!

Design Your Own Minecraft Skin

For kids ages 8+

For Minecrafters who want to look their best, a custom skin is the ultimate step. You can choose your hair, face, clothes and every last detail.

Skin creation is a fun and easy skill to learn. We will help you through each step, all the way to saving your skin into Minecraft. Bring your design ideas, and prepare to be impressed at the end-of-workshop "skintastic" fashion show on our private server!

New dates coming soon!

Design a Minecraft Resource Pack (2 days)

For kids ages 9+

You can change nearly everything you see in the game using a custom resource pack! Come ready to do some serious pixel art.

This workshop is more technical and recommended for kids with strong computer skills. You will need to be able to unzip a file and move files between folders. Parent support may be required at certain steps.

New dates coming soon!

THINGS TO KNOW

We use the Java Edition of Minecraft for Windows/Mac. Other versions are not compatible.

All Minecraft classes take place entirely within the Minecraft game environment on our own private servers. We set up custom worlds to facilitate teamwork and learning and we have rules of appropriate in-game behavior that kids are expected to follow.

We use Zoom for screen sharing instruction and audio communications.