School Community Engagement — An Esports primer
Participate and share : Interactive session
Chris Aviles Kyle Calderwood
Esports is exploding in popularity. Schools across the world are starting to integrate esports into their regular after-school sports/clubs. Hear from two different perspectives and join Chris Aviles and Kyle Calderwood to hear how they have launched and cultivated a successful program in their districts.
|Audience:||Coaches, Principals/head teachers, Teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: PC
|Topic:||Games for learning & gamification|
|Subject area:||Computer science, Performing/visual arts|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Attendees will be given an inside look at what it takes to launch an esports program and also hear first-hand what challenges were overcome to foster a successful esports program. Presenters will be sharing differing perspectives on their respective esports program. From one just launching (Kyle) and another that has years of experience as well as one of the founding members of the Garden State Esports League (Chris).
Starting an esports program - Kyle
Competitions and what they look like - Chris
How to foster community involvement - Kyle/Chris
Q&A - 10 minutes
Esports demo - Throughout presentation (back of the room)
Chris Aviles is a STEM teacher at Monmouth Beach middle school in Monmouth Beach, New Jersey where he runs the renowned MB Makes program and Dolphins esports team. He is also the founder of Garden State Esports, New Jersey's non-profit scholastic esports organization for students, run by teachers.
I am a Technology Coordinator and Edtech Trainer at Tabernacle Twp School District in New Jersey. I am also a TeachmeetNJ organizer, MIE/Minecraft Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert & Minecraft Mentor.
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