Our Mission: Create a global community of students and educators who use Minecraft for learning, brought together by Craft-Academy World Database, where they can learn from one another, sharing ideas, projects, and curriculum, in a supportive environment.



The educator assigns a topic and the students choose sub-topics to investigate. Using project templates, students research their areas of interest.



Students will then build models in Minecraft that represent a major aspect of their research. They will also create support material(s) to demonstrate their depth-of-knowledge on the subject.



Once the necessary project completion criteria is met, students will upload and publish their projects to their Craft-Academy World Database portfolios to share with the world.


The Craft-Academy project began in Hawthorne, CA in 2012 as a collaborative project co-founded by teacher Chris Miko and (then) independent-study student Travis Grady. Our mutual love of video games and learning, and the flexibility of the Minecraft platform, allowed us to create a dream project at a rather quick pace, that evolved far faster and in ways we didn't expect over the last 3 years. All of it was highly influenced by what the students wanted to see and have in their Minecraft learning experience.

Craft-Academy is a student-centered, project-based approach to educating with Minecraft.

  • Project-Based approach means teachers don't have to make any curriculum - it fits in with what you are already doing
  • All projects are done using pre-made templates
  • Minimal amount of technical and/or Minecraft knowledge required to facilitate, so it's a short learning curve to get started
  • Multiple tech options including those which don't require a server or installing any software on school computers
  • All work is published to the Craft-Academy World Database to share with the world
  • In time, we will build a enormous, interactive, virtual library of student-made projects that any user can download, experience, and learn from
Free Webinar

To view a FREE hour-long webinar by Craft-Academy co-founder Chris Miko, hosted by Atomic Learning, click here!

Educators using their school email address to sign up are eligible for a FREE membership that includes:

  • Access for you and your students to The Craft-Academy World Database of educational projects for Minecraft
  • Ability to create "Groups" (classes) for your students to enroll in and build their portfolios
  • All our Curriculum
  • Templates for project-based learning with Craft-Academy
  • All our teacher support documents and videos
  • Discounted rate for the Advanced Learning Project Illuminarium Minecraft server, designed specifically for Craft-Academy

Please join us in developing learning for the 21st Century!

If you have any questions, please email us here.

Chris and the Craft-Academy Team