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Monday, August 13 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Esports and the Scholar Gamer

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Esports, organized competitive video games, allows schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation in school, promote positive physical and mental health, increase collegiate scholarship pathways, and play games! We cannot forget the importance of play. During this session, learn how esports offers gamers an opportunity to connect into their schools and communities like never before. Session participants will leave with a perspective that esports are more than just playing video games. They are the medium to something more.

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James O'Hagan

Founder, The Academy of Esports
An educator for 20 years, James has long believed that video games can promote a positive culture for students that engages creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills. He has served as an elementary, middle and high school teacher and administrator, and... Read More →

Monday August 13, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm CDT
Northwoods A