Chris Aviles, Monmouth Beach
Chris Aviles is a teacher at Knollwood Middle School in Fair Haven, New Jersey, where he runs the FH Innovates program he created in 2015. The program includes the FH Knights, the first middle school esports team in the country. As coach of the FH Knights, Aviles and his players take on all comers from around the country, including other middle schools, high schools and even colleges. Aviles has been involved in esports since 1998, and he’s passionate about growing the esportsedu movement. He authored The Esports In Education Playbook, and runs the North American Scholastic Esports Federation-affiliated nonprofit Garden State Esports to help other educators start teams in their New Jersey schools.
Sessions:How To Use Esports To Grow Students' Social And Emotional Learning Play. Ask. Learn. Come Get Immersed in the Esports Experience Saturday Mainstage: Transform Using Esports To Provide A Game-Changing Career and Technical Education Experience