This project aims to change the way SEL programs are designed and delivered. Situated within the social space of a Minecraft server, the SE-rich program explores ways in which kids can develop problem-solving capacities in the face of authentic and naturally arising conflict. The server allows many kids to play together in a shared virtual space, providing a framework for conflict resolution and communication tools. The program pairs SEL-infused online moderation strategies with a scaffolded conflict resolution program. It is designed for kids 8-11 in blended afterschool settings.
The program has been developed through a unique partnership between Committee for Children and Connected Camps. Our project team includes Petr Slovak, Greg Livingston, Lynne Hurdle, and Steve Isaacs. Advisors include Linda Lantieri and Tom Roderick.