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Mind Foundry Online Coach Guide

Mind Foundry’s Players (students) are grouped into Clubs. Club members work together alongside their coaches, teachers, and mentors to earn points that can be redeemed for rewards and recognition. Players and coaches complete challenges by submitting artifacts through the Mind Foundry Online Portal. There are two main types of challenges:

  • Club Challenge: Difficult challenges your whole class will have to work together to accomplish.
  • Solo Challenge: A solo challenge is completed independently by a player. Students can submit their solo challenges by making an account on mindfoundry.online.

Mind Foundry provides challenge series lesson plans to help you complete the challenges alongside your class. Click here for the first challenge series lesson guide.

League Events

League Events take place online on the Mind Foundry Twitch Channel. Students can signup for tournaments or participants on each of the following league pages. These are also found in the top menu of the website.

Coaching Support: For teachers and coaches only. Weekly Coach Meeting on Mondays @ 5pm Central in the staff channel in discord. Find help there any time.

Challenge Series Lesson Plans

  1. Club Origins. Challenge series one is about building your kids and clubs up into the powerful and talented group you are destined to be. In this challenge series your students will create their own super heroes, showing them off online and creating a class comic book. You can make your own editable edition of the program guide by clicking here.

“Which program should I use?”

With so many digital creation platforms, there are no standard programs anymore. This will be a journey of discovery for Mind Foundry coaches as well as students.

When working on a challenge, the right program will be the program that supports the student voice and empowers them to continue even after the challenge is complete. Let them make decisions for themselves, and guide them in how they want to complete their challenge.

Getting Started Guides

Additional Resources

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Beginner ★☆☆ Challenge Chess Solo Challenge

Hit 1000 in Chess

Achieve the rank of 1000 on chess.com.

There will many competitors, but to be the best you need to beat the rest.

Getting a rank of 1000 is just the beginning, but it might be harder than you think.

Post a link to your chess.com profile, verifying it with a Mind Foundry Coach, to achieve this badge.

Goal

Achieve the rank of 1000 in chess.

Skills

  • Perseverance and determination
  • Chess strategy
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Challenge Chess eSports Challenge Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Beat a Coach at Chess

Win at Chess vs a Mind Foundry Coach

Beating this challenge is simple. Beating a coach will not be.

Goal

Beat a Mind Foundry Coach at Chess

Skills

  • Perseverance and determination
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Challenge Chess Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Chess Analysis Video

Create an Analysis Video for One of Your Chess Games

Win or lose, everyone makes mistakes.

One of the best ways to learn is to reflect on the actions you took. What moves did you make? How did your opponent capitalize? Did you find a way out of their trap?

It’s up to you to figure out what happened, how you defeated your opponent, and what you might try next time.

Goal

Create a video explaining the choices, brilliant moves, and blunders from one of your chess games. Make sure to provide a final analysis with key learnings.

Skills

  • Critical Reflection
  • Chess strategy
  • Video editing
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Challenge Game Design Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Slides Card Game Challenge

Create a Game in Google Slides

Games come in every shape and size. Google Slides is a great place to test simple game ideas and learn about the basics of game design. Google Slides is perfect for collaboration – invite a friend or two to learn alongside you!

A journey to making 1000 games starts at game number 1 – what are you waiting for?

Goal

Create a card game using the google slides platform.

Skills

  • Playtesting, collaboration
  • Writing
  • Game Design
  • Digital Design
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Challenge Game Design Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Scratch Game Design Challenge

Create a Game in Scratch

Create a game using the free, online scratch platform. Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Scratch is easy to learn and the possibilities are endless.

Goal

Create a game using the scratch platform.

Skills

  • Coding
  • Game Design
  • Digital Design
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Beginner ★☆☆ Challenge eSports Challenge Fortnite Challenge Solo Challenge

Fortnite Beginner Level Challenge

Reach Level 25 in Fortnite

Simple enough – reach level 25 in fortnite.

Achieve this challenge by submitting a screenshot or video proving your accomplishment.

Goal

Reach level 25 in Fortnite

Skills

  • Patience and strategy
  • Game skills
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Challenge eSports Challenge Fortnite Challenge Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Fortnite 5 Elimination Challenge

Get 5 Eliminations in a Single Match of Fornite

Getting one elimination is hard. Getting 5 with take practice, determination, patience, and strategy.

Achieve this challenge by submitting a screenshot or video approving your accomplishment.

Goal

Get 5 or more eliminations in a single match of fortnite.

Skills

  • Patience and strategy
  • Game skills
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Challenge eSports Challenge Fortnite Challenge Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge

Fortnite Highlight Reel

Make a video of your Fornite highlights

Tell the story of your crushing defeats and greatest triumphs. Everyone goes through the lumps and bumps on their way to Fornite triumph.

Your destiny lies in your own hands. What will your story be?

Goal

Make a video chronicling your Fortnite journey or highlights.

Skills

  • Video editing
  • Storytelling
  • Independent Learning
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Challenge Intermediate ★★☆ Solo Challenge Storytelling

Write a Short Story

Write A Short Story

Plot. Theme. Characters. Fact or fiction keep it short.

Short stories should be between 500 and 10,000 words.

Looking for inspiration from the greats. Check out a few of the top short stories from American authors.

Goal

Create a short story good enough you would like to share it with the world.

Skills

  • Storytelling
  • Writing