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Learning through creative competition with eSports in Minecraft: Education Edition

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Friday, December 4, 12:15–12:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Alex Fleck  
Steve Isaacs  
Emily Orrson  

Hosted by Microsoft. With the number of eSports spectators now eclipsing that of the NFL in the US, how can educators harness student's passion for competitive gaming to drive learning outcomes in classrooms and after-school clubs. In this session, learn about ways Minecraft: Education Edition is entering this exciting new arena.

Audience: Teachers
Topic: Computer science & computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM

Presenters

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Dr. Alex Fleck, Minecraft: Education Edition
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Steve Isaacs, Epic Games

Steve Isaacs has been teaching since 1992. In 1998 began teaching in Bernards Township, NJ where he developed an internationally recognized middle and high school game development program. Steve is a pioneer in using VR and AR in the classroom. He is a champion for student choice and student voice, providing a choice based environment to help students find and nurture their passion for learning. Steve is an edtech influencer, community builder, and leader in game-based learning and esports. Steve was honored as the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Teacher and the PBS Digital Innovator representing the state of New Jersey.

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Emily Orrson, Microsoft

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