Minecraft Rally – LL Spring (1th - 3th grade)

We’re bringing social interaction to Minecraft – and weaving in lots of fun and healthy competition. Whether your student is new to Minecraft, or is a seasoned pro, they’ll love this class! Sparkiverse takes your student on adventures using the educational version of Minecraft – to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. We ensure that students don’t simply sit on a computer in a room full of kids. Rather, they work together with the other Minecrafters and learn teamwork, collaboration, and digital citizenship.

Who will love this class?
Students who love Minecraft – girls and boys!
Students who may want to learn Minecraft and would enjoy learning in a collaborative environment.
Parents who know their student loves Minecraft but like the idea of them playing and learning in a social environment – with a focus on critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving.

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:25 – 4:25 p.m.
Class dates: February 6 – May 15
No class: February 20, March 13, March 20, April 3, April 24, May 8
Location: Cano Hall
Number of Classes: 10
Class Size: 12 to 20 students
Class Fee: $270
Contact: info@sparkiverselabs.com, 650-231-2048
To report absences or late pick up, contact info@sparkiverselabs.com, or call 650-231-2048
Las Lomitas League Contact: Kathleen Prince, Co-VP of classes.
E-mail: kathleenpsf@gmail.com.
Instructor Biography:
At Sparkiverse, we’ve reinvented how young students learn tech by wrapping it with creativity and fun.

Our instructors all have previous experience working with kids in various settings. We have strict requirements for our instructors — the first and foremost being a love of working with kids. How you teach matters, and instructors who genuinely love working with kids are able to connect and communicate on the same level as the students. Through this connection and their experience with classroom management, our instructors make our after school classes as fun as possible while helping our young students explore technology.

Our instructors emphasize the fundamentals of the subjects we teach. Technology is always evolving and changing as innovations are introduced. Sparkiverse hires instructors that recognize that the true value in our curriculum lies in the teaching of the fundamentals of a subject in an exciting and engaging setting. It’s more important that our students understand the foundational principles of the technologies we are exploring so that even if a computer language becomes obsolete, or a robotics motor surpassed, our students are able to apply those core elements of knowledge to the emerging new tech.

Our instructors are trained to be accessible and inviting to all kinds of students — from the experienced, tech savvy child, to the beginning explorer. We train our instructors to create a safe space of inclusion, teamwork, trial and error, and celebration. A key element of Sparkiverse’s DNA is to encourage girls to participate, thrive, and lead in our technology classrooms.

Our instructors are coaches, guides, educators, cheerleaders, and audiences for our students as they explore and nurture their love of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.