CMC 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Canadian Minecraft Challenge: Blocklympics

In the spirit of playful competitiveness and fun, the 2022 Canadian Minecraft Challenge – Blocklympics will take place in the form of a fictional Olympic games-style event. Participants will be challenged with making their games come to life through the creation of inclusive venues, living spaces, and a mascot in the middle of the Athlete’s Village. 

WHY USE MINECRAFT EDUCATION EDITION

1. Provides a platform that gives students the freedom to create using their imagination.

2. Problem-solving inspires students’ higher-level critical thinking.

3. Students working and building together fosters natural teamwork and collaboration.

4. Helps improve computational thinking, mathematical and coding skills.

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

What it is

An opportunity for students across Canada to build an Athlete’s Village in Minecraft: Education Edition and compete in a FREE challenge to win prizes for your school.

Eligible Participants

Individual student/groups, led by a teacher in Canada

NEW this year, Grades 3 – 5 & Grades 6 – 8 streams

Dates

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO: May 20, 2022 (submission date).

Winners announced the week of June 9, 2022!

GETTING STARTED

1. Learn More about Blocklympics HERE

2. Download the world HERE

3. Watch the instructional video HERE

4. Upon completion of your world, upload your Blocklympics video (maximum 10 minutes) to Flipgrid HEREAll student videos will be available for viewing throughout the challenge.

5. View the success criteria for Gr. 3-5 and 6-8 and curriculum connections HERE

6. Compete in the Challenge to win prizes for your school by completing the submission form HERE

INFORMATION & SUPPORT

1. Want to engage LIVE with Minecraft Mentors to help navigate the challenge and integrate it into the classroom?

Join us for CMC week ENCORE from May 9-12 and learn how to support your students in the Canadian Minecraft Challenge: Blocklympics by clicking on the image below

2. Want to chat online with our support team about a specific question(s)?

Join our awesome community, get support, ask questions and share your progress by clicking HERE!

RESOURCES

1. Don’t have Minecraft: Education Edition at your school? DOWNLOAD HERE

2. Check out some of the Frequently Asked Technical Questions document HERE along with other resources such as the Upload Minecraft World Guide and the Host World Troubleshooting Guide.

3. If you need to host a Minecraft: Education Edition server from home for remote teaching/learning, use these resources: How to Set up a Multiplayer Game and Remote learning with Minecraft: Education Edition

4. If you’d like to use Immersive Reader in Minecraft: Education Edition to support your students, click HERE for instructions.

ADDITIONAL CANADIAN MINECRAFT LESSONS

Check out the FREE Minecraft Lesson Library with over 60+ lessons ready for you to use in your classroom! This library includes lessons with a teacher guide video, student “pause and play” videos, Minecraft worlds with supporting documents, and are connected to all Canadian provincial standards. Bring a MinecraftEDU expert into your classroom and let us help you co-teach your class – no prep required!

Click on the image below to access these free lessons.

Check out the awesome prize packs your school/students can win! Gold, Silver and Bronze (plus medals and trophies) prizes are available to be won for each grade stream (Grades 3 – 5 & 6 – 8)

1st Place Prize pack:
  • *Surface Laptop 4, Mobile Mouse, Slim Pen and charger x 1
  • mBot class pack robots
  • Dynamic Classroom math textbooks x 10 
  • Team Trophy
  • Individual medals
2nd Place Prize Pack:
  • *Surface Laptop 4, Mobile Mouse, Slim Pen and charger x 1
  • Makeblock Ranger robot
  • Dynamic Classroom math textbooks x 3
  • Team Trophy
  • Individual medals
3rd Place Prize Pack:
  • *Surface Laptop 4, Mobile Mouse, Slim Pen and charger x 1
  • Makeblock Neuron Inventor Kit
  • Dynamic Classroom math textbooks x 2
  • Team Trophy
  • Individual medals

*Surface Prize Pack must be delivered directly to a student winner (vs teacher/school) We suggest a draw amongst members of the winning team to determine the winner

Go to Canadian Minecraft Challenge | Logics Academy to see information on previous years’ Challenges.