7 - 13 yrs
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - Dec 20, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
New York Society of Play's Cross-Nation classes are scheduled at flexible times for families in ALL continental time zones in the US (EST, CST, MST, PST). Join us for an exciting opportunity to play with kids across the country!
Times Per Time Zone:
4:00 - 6:00PM EST
3:00 - 5:00PM CST
2:00 - 4:00PM MST
1:00 - 3:00PM PST
Minecraft is an easy-to-learn video game where what your child can build is only limited by their imagination. Contribute to our child-friendly, private server and make your mark by building with various types of 3D blocks. All projects are a shared, collaborative effort.
We want to offer students a unique experience, which is why we use our very own Minecraft modification called “Heroes.” Heroes is a mod that allows players to have more control over their character than in traditional Minecraft. Much like they would while playing Dungeons & Dragons, each child can choose a class (such as warriors, druids, pirates, ninjas, mages, clerics, and bards), gain experience, level up, and earn powerful spells and abilities.
Our Minecraft class promotes skills in project planning, resource management, typing, and other technical and creative skills.
Classes are conducted over Zoom, and the class Zoom link will be attached to your receipt.
A reminder email will be sent an hour before the activity begins.
IMPORTANT NOTE: High-end Computer is Required for Minecraft! The following devices will NOT work during our workshop:
- Consoles (Xbox, switch, etc.)
- Basic reading proficiency
- Basic typing proficiency
What you'll learn
- Mathematical literacy
- Project planning
- Resource management
- Typing and literacy
- Improvisational performance (character creation and development)
Sample Class Format
- Social contract and expectations (10 minutes)
- Free play and new student installation/configuration (30-50 minutes)
- Quests (1 hour+) - Roleplay, exploration, or combat based on a narrative run by the instructor.
How To Participate
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.
What To Bring
- A Laptop or Desktop computer
Specific hardware requirements can be found at: https://help.minecraft.net/hc/en-us/articles/360035131371-Minecraft-Java-Edition-system-requirements-
- One of the following operating systems:
Windows: Windows 7 and up (Chromebooks are not supported at this time)
Mac: Any 64-bit mac OS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
Linux: Any modern 64-bit distributions from 2014 onwards
- Keyboard and mouse/trackpad
- Minecraft account (optional) - Minecraft accounts are provided for students who do not have their own.
Reviews for Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Mondays
Aug 24, 2021
Our daughter had so much fun in this class. She plays Minecraft most days on her own, but she loved the chance to explore a new server with a group of players close to her age. She learned some new skills and enjoyed the interaction with the instructor and other kids.
Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Mondays
Location: Zoom Room - Minecraft JAVA Server (EST) | Instructor: Taylor Weston
Reviews for New York Society of Play
5.0 out of 5
Based on 106 provider ratings
Jan 18, 2022
The instructor kept the students engaged using creative activities for the students and explained tasks and expectations thoroughly.
Probably promotion of the program. This was an opportunity that children would really enjoy and appreciate. I felt not many children knew about this.
Jan 17, 2022
I loved how engaged the kids were and how excited and how much laughter and happy screaming my daughter did. She was so excited to share all her exploits after class.
Jan 3, 2022
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Location: Zoom Room - D&D Group (EST) | Instructor: Elizabeth Pruitt
Dec 31, 2021
Our 10 year old son at first said he didn't like Dungeons and Dragons, but I suggested he try it out. AND of course, he loved it! He said the best thing about the class was "defeating the wizard."
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Location: Zoom Room - D&D Group (EST) | Instructor: Alioune N'Gom
Meet your Instructor
About New York Society of Play
The New York Society of Play is a family services provider committed to making the most of playtime.
At the New York Society of Play, every game has a lesson to offer. Through play, we hone social and problem-solving skills, as well as mathematical and textual literacy!
Our instructors are experts in the games they play and are committed to turning each game into a learning experience.
We strongly believe that play is for everyone. We offer game-based workshops for families, classmates, old friends, and new friends! Foster new relationships, strengthen existing ones, and come together with your loved ones.
Our classes and workshops currently take place over Zoom, offering a safe and convenient way to stay mentally active, and socially connected!