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eSports and Evidence Based Connected Learning

Scholastic esports is the balance between learning and play (centered around electronic/ video games) that meets kids where they are, leveraging their interest and passion for play in the communities they form while gaming. 

In this session, two librarians will describe how they were able to capture an audience that doesn’t regularly enter a library and offer them a unique opportunity to gain life and potential career skills while competing in online tournaments. 

Joined by the esports program specialist from NASEF, attendees will learn the benefits of offering “chocolate broccoli” (game play wrapped in practical, standards-based educational models) to direct kids’ passion for play into a purpose-driven experience that can lead to college scholarships and 21st century careers.

Date:
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Time:
9:30am - 10:30am
Location:
Online

Registration is required. There are 23 seats available.