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Good trouble: Teaching social justice in Minecraft: Education Edition

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Thursday, December 3, 11:30–11:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Alex Fleck  
Felisa Ford  
Emily Orrson  

Hosted by Microsoft. Take a trip through time and across the world with civil rights activist, Congressman John Lewis to learn about catalysts who changed the world by leading social justice movements. Students will gain an introduction to the modern-day Black Lives Matter to the US Civil Rights Movement, to Gandhi’s struggle for Indian independence and more to understand how these movements and their leaders have impacted our world and ways we can each contribute to building a better world.

Audience: Teachers
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM


Dr. Alex Fleck, Minecraft: Education Edition
Felisa Ford, Atlanta Public Schools

Felisa is a veteran educator with over 27 years of classroom and leadership experience. Currently, a Digital Learning Specialist with Atlanta Public Schools in Atlanta, GA, Felisa provides technology training and support for educators in her district and beyond. Felisa has earned numerous distinctions and certifications in EdTech such as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Master Trainer, and Minecraft Global Ambassador to name a few. Felisa is a co-author of the Microsoft Infused Classroom: A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice. Felisa is also a co-creator of the Minecraft Good Trouble Lessons (Social Justice).

Emily Orrson, Microsoft

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