Nationwide Minecraft HEROES - Fridays


New York Society of Play


7 - 13 yrs


Fri, Sep 17, 2021 - Dec 24, 2021

9 classes remaining

6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT




Taylor W., Elizabeth P.

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

Students will use the popular Minecraft program with our proprietary configuration of the Heroes mod to take on the role of an epic hero while learning to collaborate and create on our safe, private Minecraft servers.


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:
  • 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.

Meet your Instructor

Taylor W.

I was a food server and bartender for 9 years before moving into restaurant management. I was also in a touring rock band for 7 years. I chose to work in childcare because the mentors I had growing up in theater and music changed my life. Being able to provide that support to the next generation of great minds is a dream come true. Seeing the immense social and emotional progress of every student who takes part in our programming is inspiring. In my free time I love to make music and play chess.