A Play-by-Play of Bringing Esports into Schools

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Esports, multiplayer video games played competitively, are on the rise. As more and more young people invest their time in esports, the benefits of integrating esports into schools are constantly being discovered. Bringing esports into a learning environment can promote the development of important skills, foster STEM learning, and create an inclusive, accepting community. University Business mentions that including an e-sports arena can even help increase enrollment and interest and ESPN recognizes 125 university programs as a part of the National Association of Collegiate Esports. Not only is an esports arena an opportunity to foster a new community in your school, but it can also be a great spot for students to gather, connect, and learn together in a modern context. So what goes into an e-sports arena? Keep reading to find some great ideas that will help jumpstart the development of an esports arena at your school.

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How Teachers are Adapting to the COVID-19 Classroom: Our Experts Weigh In

While many industries have experienced unprecedented financial setbacks due to COVID-19, perhaps no other sector has been affected quite like education. Schools across the country began closing in March of 2020 in an attempt to minimize student and staff exposure and mitigate spread of the disease. At the time of this publication, 43 states have either mandated or strongly recommended public school closure through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, nearly all learning at the elementary, junior high, high school, and college levels has shifted online.

How Teachers Are Handling a New Online Focus

While many teachers – particularly at the college level – have dealt with teaching online classes before, a surprisingly large number have not. In fact, over 70% of America’s 1.5 million college faculty members are new to teaching online. They join a largely inexperienced group of K-12 teachers in navigating this new space.

Fortunately, according to our experts, the process has been relatively seamless for many as teachers continue to help students and colleagues while learning from home. Consider their expert advice.

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Five Hot Classroom Trends For 2020: Teachers & Experts Weigh In

From pre-Kindergarten to university, today’s classrooms are much more dynamic than their predecessors. The need to overcome student learning obstacles has encouraged more professionals to pursue creative solutions within their own classrooms. The result is an approach to classroom design that forgoes tradition in favor of a focus on the very individuals who are most affected by its principles – the students themselves.

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2020 Trends in Classroom Design

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K12 STEAM Education Creates Skills for the Future

Science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education, or STEAM, is an important topic in the education community. STEAM programs teach your kids essential skills beyond robotics and high-level math. A STEAM enriched K12 education teaches children and teenagers how to work in teams, manage projects, and research anything.

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