3 years, 2 months ago Tom TurnerParticipant
Dear STEM Learning Ecosystem Colleagues:
The Orange County STEM Initiative (with the support of the Samueli Foundation and the expertise of the Orange County Department of Education and the University of California, Irvine to name a few) is launching a high school esports league this spring that commences with a live tournament this April.
We chose League of Legends as the game for our inaugural year. The underpinnings of using esports is to take advantage of a growing and engaging digital platform used by students to compete, learn, and socialize. In addition to the league, the Orange County Department of Education and University of California, Irvine are writing an esports curriculum that will span grades 9-12 and leverage STEM to teach humanities, career technical education and offer 21st workforce opportunities. It is an ambitious project, and one that is taking shape to be very impactful.
The finals for the esports league take place at the Santa Ana Esports Arena on April 28, 2018. We are planning to showcase workforce, STEM learning, and student opportunities at that event. If you are interested in this project (or merely curious as to how this can be a point of collaboration), this might be a great use of the travel mini-grants for STEM Learning Ecosystem Leads.
We welcome you to join us!
For any questions about the Orange County High School Esports League, please contact Michelle Freeman.
Orange County Department of Education
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