The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft EDU to provide 175,000 free student licenses for the Minecraft Education Edition (M:EE). This version of the popular open world game, Minecraft, is specifically designed for education, containing features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in a classroom or after-school program setting. The free licenses can be deployed in both Microsoft enabled districts, as well as Google classroom districts. To ensure a successful rollout of the licenses three cohorts of deployment will be facilitated. The deployments will be conducted in mid-January, mid-March, and late May.
Please complete the Summer application and submit it no later than July 2, 2018. License award notification will be sent to districts the week of July 9, 2018. If you have questions regarding the applicaiton process please contact Amanda Stoel at email@example.com.