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Ages

7 - 13 yrs

Dates

Tue, Sep 14, 2021 - Dec 21, 2021

3 classes remaining
Time

6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Location
Instructor

Evan J.

Capacity

7 students


Class Experience

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 - 6:00 PM EST
3:00 - 5:00 PM CST  
2:00 - 4:00 PM MST  
1:00 - 3:00 PM 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.

Notes

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:
- Chromebook
- iPad/Tablet
- Kindle
- Phone

Class Requirements

  • 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 - Tuesdays

5.0 out of 5

Based on 2 activity ratings

Jocelyn O.

Jul 7, 2021

Loved:

That my child was engaged with other kids his age and socializing remotely.

Improvements:

no complaints

Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Tuesdays
Location: Zoom Room - Minecraft JAVA Server (EST) | Instructor: Connor McCully

Reviews for New York Society of Play

4.9 out of 5

Based on 99 provider ratings

Ernie S.

Dec 3, 2021

Loved:

made my kid happy

Improvements:

the automated deductions from my bank account need to stop

Dungeons & Dragons Club - NY Society of Play Afterschool
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Barb A.

Nov 11, 2021

Loved:

James loved all of the activities ! Came home excited and energized and happy

Improvements:

Nothing :)

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Mel O.

Nov 7, 2021

Loved:

“Fun quests every week to do with other kids” Parent: time slot friendly for PST; Evan is a great moderator with the group

Improvements:

New areas to explore

Minecraft HEROES - Tuesdays PST
Location: Zoom Room - Minecraft JAVA Server (PST) | Instructor: Evan Jordan

Karen E.

Oct 29, 2021

Loved:

My son is OBSESSED. We love that you engage the kids’ minds and bodies, thank you!

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Meet your Instructor

Evan J.

I hold a BFA from NYU in Drama with a minor in mathematics and computer science. I chose to work in childcare because I love working with kids and playing games. For me, the most inspiring part of working at the NYSoP is getting to watch students who are new to D&D discover the magic of collective storytelling. In my free time, I play an excessive amount of video games and film videos with my friends.

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!