CTE & Esports: Gaming Your Way to Work

Emerging research has shown not only that esports (competitive video game play) are not the specific cause of mental disorders or social isolation, but that playing video games is a smart, engaging activity that stimulates brain development and awakens career curiosity. This session will demonstrate current uses of esports-infused curricula at various middle and high schools across the US, with particular focus on a disruptive format or embedding CTE and state-approved elements into pathways.

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Laylah Bulman

Florida Scholastic Esports League

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Gerald Solomon

Samueli Foundation

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Tom Turner

North America Scholastic Esports Federation