Your Guide

Lw4k live

LearningWorks Live

LearningWorks for Kids is proud to announce the launch of LearningWorks Live: an online executive function training program consisting of small-group workshops and game-based training sessions. Through this program, kids will work in small groups with our expert Gamer Guides and Educational Technology specialists to build and improve executive functions. Our video-conference based sessions focus on brain-training with educational games and apps, and cover a variety of issues, ranging from improving focus and organization skills to learning strategies for coping with ADHD. In our game-based sessions, kids will meet with our Gamer Guides inside private servers on games like Minecraft, where they will be given fun and challenging activities to build and improve executive functions.

Questions? Comments? Email me!

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