Jul 19 2021

ISTELive 21: Creating a Successful and Inclusive K–12 Esports Program

K–12 school districts can build esports programs that support a variety of diverse student interests. These teams can help students build the same skills that traditional sports teach, and they can include any type of student. At ISTELive 21, we spoke with esports experts to learn more about how schools can start their programs and create inclusive teams.

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    Jesse Lubinksy, Chief Learning Officer, Ready Learner One

    Chris Aviles, STEM Teacher, Monmouth Beach School District

    Steven Isaacs, Education Program Manager, Epic Games

    Joe McAllister, Education Esports Expert, CDW•G

Video Highlights

  • Esports teams include players as well as a behind-the-scenes team of broadcasters, journalists, videographers and more.
  • Schools beginning esports programs should get support from administrators, parents and students.
  • An esports program that supports diversity and inclusion should be a safe space that considers the interests and identities of all students.