Engaging All Students with Esports in Education: Sharing Strategies and Lessons Learned as Esports Programs Grow Nationally

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Date & Time: Wednesday, September 13 at 4 pm ET

Academic esports programs are exploding all over the nation! The extraordinary potential of esports to channel student passion for video game competition has unfolded into career curriculum and college readiness pathways with all students learning transformational skills. Learn how school districts and universities are empowering students to embrace gaming, the biggest form of entertainment in the world, to support equity, teamwork, soft skills, mental and social emotional health. Why does your school need esports? Listen to the shared experiences of this panel of district administrators and esports leaders to gain insight into the how, what and who to leverage to build technology partnerships and community support for esports programs. The panel will cover the latest topics in esports from understanding the gaming culture, recruiting and coaching high performance athletes, to equipment updates your team may need and how to fund it all!


Glenn Robbins, Superintendent, Brigantine Schools

Chris Turner, Director of Mixed Reality Virtual Innovation Gaming and Esports Institute, Southern University Law Center

Jihan Johnston, Esports Education Specialist, North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF)

Dr. Katrina Adkins, Vice President, United States Academic Esports League, Professor of Gaming & Esports, Post University


Jennifer Womble, Conference Chair, FETC

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