This fall we took advantage of the opportunity to take classes at the Microsoft Store. These were free classes for homeschooling students. I signed my kids up for the Minecraft class, once a week in Boston. There were kids there from upper elementary ages up to teens. They were really excited about the cool rigs they had set up with XBoxes inside of suitcases with monitors in the top.
The kids worked together on different challenges with new friends who they met at the class. The class ran for six consecutive weeks, and it was a great time for all. Even the moms had fun getting to know each other and taking on the challenges as teams. It was overall a good experience, and it was a lot of fun.
If your kids are interested in using Minecraft for educational reasons, check out the following links:
Microsoft Store (Boston) current schedule
Minecraft.edu (free curriculum)
Minecraft Homeschool (paid classes)