Middle School Transition: Minecraft Inclusive Schools Challenge

  • We are letting our future students decide what changes will be made to their new school and make it a place they’ll be proud to call their school. All 5th and 6th graders are invited to join in. Using Minecraft, students will design a change or addition to their school and demonstrate how their innovation will make it a more inclusive space for all students.

How it Works

  • Students will…(in teams or individually)

    • Select a challenge topic or propose their own
    • Build their solution in Minecraft Education
    • Submit a Flip video demonstrating the design 

Challenge Topics

  • Social Belonging & Acceptance Classroom
    E.g., wall art, furniture setup
  • Innovation spaces Library
    E.g., Maker space
  • Community spaces Indoor/outdoor spaces
    E.g., Murals, gardens
  • Improving accessibility Cafeteria, stage, or gym
    E.g., Table spacing

Minecraft Challenge Video

Important Dates

    • April 2: Full Challenge website goes live
    • April 3-May 19: Challenge window
    • May 19: Round 1 Classroom level voting due
    • May 26: Round 2 Grade level voting due
    • June: Celebration of all entries
    • June 1–14: District level judging
    • June 21: Recognition of top entries at School Board Meeting
    • July–August: MS Administration review for implementation
Last Modified on April 24, 2023