Microsoft will build first Minecraft Lab at Marietta school

Microsoft has agreed to donate $10,000 to the Marietta Center for Advanced Academics to create a Minecraft Lab at the school, the first lab of its kind sponsored by Microsoft.

Through the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Partners in Education Program, the space will be used by teachers and students to engage in engineering design challenges.

Students will work in Minecraft’s virtual reality spaces while teachers will receive ongoing professional development.

The lab will be used for a case study by Microsoft.

Marietta High School students also will be involved in Minecraft through their International Baccalaureate personal projects.

Eventually, Minecraft involvement will be extended to elementary school students, said Superintendent Emily Lembeck.

The Partners in Education program, sponsored by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Marietta City Schools and Cobb County School Systems, establishes a voluntary relationship between a business or organization and a school.

Information: minecraft.net/en.

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