Minecraft Education Edition Application
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft EDU to provide 150,000 to 300,000 free student licenses for the Minecraft Education Edition (M:EE) for one year. This version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, is specifically designed for education, containing features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom or after-school program setting. To ensure a successful rollout of the licenses three cohorts of deployment will be facilitated. The deployments will be conducted in mid-January, mid-March, and late May.
Application Window is now closed. The round two application will be posted in late Spring.
The Minecraft: Education Team has been working with the staff at EduPaths to create multiple online training modules, Minecraft: The Building Blocks. Minecraft has captured the imagination of K-12 students throughout the world. This course is designed to introduce teachers to Minecraft and its potential uses in education. It will guide users through an introduction as well as a hands-on approach to using Minecraft. The course is designed to be taken on PCs or Macs due to game system requirements. Unfortunately, Minecraft can not be run on a Chromebook. Search Minecraft on the EduPaths site to register for this professional development offering.
Application Instructions - Updated 12/28/17 - New Dates