Level up Calgary Season 2: Achievement Unlocked
Season 2 of the Minecraft Design Challenge Launches on Thursday, February 16, 2023
The CBE is pleased to announce Season 2 of the Minecraft design challenge in partnership with Microsoft, and The City of Calgary. Through this partnership, the CBE will once again deliver an engaging and immersive educational opportunity for all CBE students that leverages the power of Minecraft Education.
Beginning February 16, CBE is launching a system-wide Minecraft Design Challenge providing students with an opportunity to navigate through a customized virtual representation of downtown Calgary, interacting with experts as they consider the Resilient Calgary Strategy and the three resilienceis, climate, economic and social. Special NPC players include Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto, Calgary
These proposals will then be submitted for consideration by a panel of City of Calgary experts.
What is Minecraft Education?
Minecraft is an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Minecraft Education differs from the regular video game version as it is aimed for use in the classroom and contains features such as classroom mode and assessment tools that enable powerful learning experiences.
To learn more about Minecraft Education in the classroom, watch this
All CBE students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 and teachers have access to Minecraft Education and are invited to participate in the system-wide challenge. Students in Grades 1-12 can choose from 4 different build sites including: Calgary Public Library, Fort Calgary, Sien Lok Park and Green Line LRT. Kindergarten students have a unique literacy task waiting for them.
Teachers will have access to an Educator’s Guide, exemplars with connections to the Alberta Program of Studies, and ongoing professional learning sessions. Parents wishing to learn more about how Minecraft: Education Edition supports learning may access the
Teachers will guide students through the challenge and submit work to each school’s Minecraft challenge designate. If your child is working on their own or with the support of their parents and/or guardians, please contact your child’s teacher or principal who will connect you with the Minecraft challenge designate for your school.
Submission Process and Winning Designs
Winning entries will be announced in May, 2023. As a commitment to this work, the City of Calgary has provided four sites for this challenge. A panel of community experts will select student prototypes from each category to inform the design of real-world public spaces.
While Minecraft: Education Edition is available on CBE-owned devices, it can also be installed on personal devices. Please visit the
Minecraft Education download page for support on how to do this.
CBE students log in to Minecraft: Education Edition with the following credentials:
Password: Same as their CBE network/Google password