LEARN WHO IS BEHIND CROSS POND COLLABORATIONS.
-MICROSOFT INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS-
-MINECRAFT GLOBAL MENTORS-
Simon Baddeley is a Secondary phase English teacher with over 15 years of experience in the classroom. He has used Minecraft in education since 2013 and is a firm believer in the power of immersive engagement to motivate reluctant learners. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, he is keen to explore the possibilities of embedding and integrating Minecraft within a broad, 21st Century learning environment.
Ben Spieldenner teaches English and is an Educational Technologist for Ashland High School (Ashland, OH) with over 15 years of experience. His passion is helping students and teachers discover how much fun learning can be. He started playing Minecraft a few years ago with his two children and discovered just how immersive and exciting Minecraft can be. He uses Minecraft Education in his own classroom as a way of highlighting literary themes, creating unique experiences and playing in the digital version of literary texts.