STEAM Studio: Minecraft Virtual World Designer Workshop

stem-fest-patch.jpgAs a special sneak peek of our STEAM Studio workshops being launched next month, we're offering this exciting hands-on, four-part workshop during STEM Fest. The workshop takes place online. Instruction will include a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos and downloadable step-by-step instruction.

Are you interested in Minecraft, block and JavaScript programming, modifying skins, 3D development or video games?

Join us for this four-session STEAM Studio Fall Preview! This fun online workshop helps students develop skills in coding, problem solving, graphic design and teamwork.

We’ll use the Minecraft Education Edition, which is available on Windows, MAC, iPad and Chromebook. Your login will be provided on the first day and will work for the duration of the course.

  • Build 3D worlds in a community server.
  • Learn the basics of coding logic.
  • Use block coding and JavaScript to program in Microsoft MakeCode.
  • Code the Minecraft Agent to build, dance, and more.

Tuesday, October 20:
Minecraft Block Coding & Building: Part 1
Thursday, October 22:
Minecraft Block Coding & Building: Part 2
Tuesday, October 27:
Minecraft JavaScript Coding & Building: Part 3
Thursday, October 29:
Minecraft JavaScript Coding & Building: Part 4


Age: Grades 5 - 8

Program Fees: $49

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements: View this list of minimum requirements for attending.

Location: This is an online workshop delivered by Northern Illinois University, Digital Convergence Lab. To access this camp you will need a stable internet connection and a computer that meets the computer hardware and software requirements. Students will receive a login to an online webinar tool and the learning management system before the start of workshop.

Additional Equipment:

  • Computer Mouse (For PC, MAC, and Chromebook)
  • Headphone with microphone capability
  • Webcam

 For more information contact the NIU Digital Convergence Lab at


Register now for our Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration!