Esports in K-12 Education

WELCOME TO esports

Esports is another pathway for students to feel connected and engaged with school. Esports are digital games played on electronic devices, such as computers, consoles, and tablets, where players compete against each other in structured tournaments, leagues and/or conferences. The games share similarities with traditional sports for developing mental and physical skills to compete recreationally and at the highest competitive levels.

There are many opportunities for careers in professional esports organizations such as coaches, fitness trainers, casters, accountants, and administrative assistants. Collegiate courses and degrees in the esport field are expanding, providing high school students more opportunities to apply and study in a growing field. 

REMC Esports for K-12 Project

The goal of the REMC Esports project is to create an entry point for schools ready to explore the benefits of participating in scholastic esports. 

Program objectives include:

  • Deliver professional development to secondary educators on the curricular ties to esports, and how to start and support a secondary esports program/team.
  • Facilitate an esports competition for REMC Esports Academy participant teams. 
  • To expand state exposure and participation in esports for students in underrepresented populations defined by socioeconomic status, cultural background, gender, and others. 

REMC Esports academy

The REMC Esports Academy provides two days of nationally recognized professional learning and support for schools interested in starting a scholastic esports team. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to participate in an organized esports tournament.

REMC Esports Academy.....

  • Is partnering with the North America Scholastics Esports Federation (NASEF). to provide curriculum centric training with a focus on inclusivity for all.
  • Targets secondary teachers or administrators. 
  • Is open to all interested Michigan educators and begins in February 2022.

Resources

Leadership Esports Resource Guide

Esports Learning Guide For Teachers and Coaches

Engaging Students through Esports in K-12 Education

 

Esports for K-12 Contact

Kevin Clark
Project Manager

REGISTRATION

Free Registration

Participants will choose between 3 options for this professional development.