Minecraft to a Whole New Level!
In the Spring of 2022, the Board of the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) in El Paso, TX approved a very exciting district initiative. YISD was adopting eSports for the entire district, allowing all students and teachers to utilize new and engaging tools to learn and problem-solve. One of the big components of this huge endeavor would focus on using Minecraft Education Edition in both a competition and lesson format.
As the buzz around eSports began to increase, many teachers found the need to reach out for help in how to utilize Minecraft Education Edition within their classrooms. Teachers were beginning to understand that Minecraft was SO MUCH MORE than just a game. It is a learning experience that ALL students throughout the district could participate in. With every one of the 55 campuses in the district opting to take part in the eSports initiative, the two Innovative Learning Specialists would not be enough to meet the training needs of all 3000 teachers.