About this Course
Building Skills With Minecraft is a home-based program that transforms playing Minecraft into an opportunity for developing executive functions and social and emotional learning skills. This program provides kids ages 8-15 who are struggling with learning challenges (including those affected by ADHD, autism, or other learning issues) with an opportunity to play Minecraft in a moderated environment.
Our Gamer Guides (upper level students from the University of Rhode Island with backgrounds in psychology and game-based learning) highlight skills such as planning, flexibility, self awareness, and organization that are essential to game play.
Playing Minecraft with our Gamer Guides is always about having fun in a safe environment, but we find ways to sprinkle in strategies that help kids connect game-based skills to real world learning.
The course schedule is as follows:
- First Session: Monday, January 28, 7:00pm EST
- Second Session: Monday, February 4, 7:00pm EST
- Third Session: Monday, February 11, 7:00pm EST