Running a District-wide Esports League

STEAM Week | Esports Day | Session 1 of 3

Kyle Berger, chief technology officer for a Texas district, was amazed by the response he received when he began working with students in his schools to set up an esports program. Kids who had never shown interest in any school-related activity suddenly vied to be part of the competitive teams, worried over grades that might disqualify them from participating and wore school athletic shirts with pride.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to convince your school leaders, teachers and parents that esports is worth adding
  • What games to play and how to organize a schedule
  • How to set up your esports labs
  • How to choose the right gaming equipment and other technical considerations
  • How to find and develop coaches
  • How to work with students in designing an esports program
  • What competitions are like
  • What surprises esports might hold for you

Presenter: Kyle Berger, chief technology officer for Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District

Moderator: Dian Schaffhauser, Content Editor, THE Journal


Session 1: 9:00 - 9:50 AM PT
Running a District-wide Esports League

Twitter Chat: 9:50 - 10:00AM PT
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Session 2: 10:00 - 10:50 AM PT
Creating Community in Esports through Inclusion and Diversity

Twitter Chat: 10:50 - 11:00AM PT
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Session 3: 11:00 - 11:50 AM PT
AV-Powered Esports Arenas Bring a Whole New Game to Higher Education

Esports Editorial Led Twitter Chat: 11:50 - 12:30PM PT
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