Launching and Sustaining a K-12 Esports Program

Date of broadcast: Tue, 02/19/19

Competitive gaming, known as esports, is becoming the fastest-growing activity in K-12 education as a way of supporting science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics curriculum.

In addition to team competition and game design, participants can also engage in various career pathways, such as marketing, graphic design, broadcasting, and entrepreneurship.

Attend this web seminar to learn how to incorporate competitive gaming into extracurriculars or programs of study. A panel of experts and supporters at the school and district level will discuss how to create an esports curriculum, develop career opportunities, and get parents involved.

Topics will include:

  • Building a community for gamers and developing soft skills.
  • Promoting and organizing competitions and tournaments.
  • Recruiting students and preparing for collegiate-level esports.


Ryan Pham
Teacher and Advisor
Fountain Valley High School (Calif.)

The DangVus
Fountain Valley High School (Calif.)

Dago Hidalgo
IT Dept.
Huntington Beach Union High School District

Gerald Solomon
Executive Director
Samueli Foundation

Mark Deppe
UCI Esports

Tom Turner
Executive Director
Orange County Department of Education

Who will benefit: Anyone interested in improving student engagement by adding competitive video gaming to extracurricular activities and programs of study.