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Thought pieces from our very own CEO, Alan Sitomer, on harnessing the power of video games to enhance student learning & workforce readiness.
I’ve been wrong about many things in life. I was wrong about selling the stock I’d bought in Amazon back in 2001, (Hey, I’d made a 28% gain… but if I would have just held I would have made a 327,468% gain), I was wrong about not asking Joelle Finley to the 8th grade dance (I thought she was out of my league and later learned she was secretly hoping for me to ask her and instead she went with Goofy Gary Gibbons and I went with Nine-Toe Nancy Bledger… it turned out to be a tragic and rueful night), and, well… let’s just say that I have a list of things where I flat out believed one thing and it turned out that the reality was entirely different.Society has done this, too. Particularly when it comes to the misconceptions about video games. Lots of fearful parents, educators and lawmakers shot from the hip and rushed to judgment with one idea about video games (and the industry) but now that some smoke has cleared, we see how these misperceptions turned out to be quite off base. Here are 5 misconceptions about video games and the actual reality underpinning the truth.
The latest and greatest in USAEL events, news, and more! Discover the best methods for implementing esports in your classroom, how we're improving the academic esports space, and opportunities for your school.
The grant, exclusively available to high schools in the United States, is designed to bolster the future of high school and collegiate esports
As educators, one of the most critical elements of providing a successful education is student engagement. Yes, the trope of students not liking school still persists, but it doesn’t have to.
For most students worldwide, gaming is a beloved pastime. But what if we told you that their favorite games could be a pathway to unlocking college and career opportunities in STEM? The United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) believes in the potential of gaming to enhance learning and can help your students harness the positive academic benefits of esports. Let’s explore how the world of gaming and esports introduces students to an expansive realm of careers in Esports and STEM, from engineering to the medical field and data analysis.
In the fast-paced digital era, video games have captured the hearts of many elementary school students. As educators, you may often wonder how to harness this passion for gaming and transform it into a positive and educational experience. Look no further!
The United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) has released a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to seamlessly blend the excitement of gaming with enriching educational experiences for elementary students.
The United States Academic Esports League (USAEL) has announced the launch of an innovative new curriculum designed to revolutionize elementary education through the power of gaming. "Elementary Esports: Through The Ages With Minecraft," is a brand new program that combines the immersive world of Minecraft with a turn-key, academic curriculum and interactive components.
Mastery Coding, education experts creating cutting-edge curriculum, and Rally Cry, esports veterans with decades of experience, are coming together to announce the launch of the United States Academic Esports League (USAEL).
Through the use of esports, Robby LaPlante, a teacher at Gilbert Public Schools, has begun utilizing his esports classroom as a CTE pathway for students.
In a partnership between LAUSD’s Beyond the Bell and the United States Academic Esports League (USAEL), we're excited to share with you some initial information on the Battle of the Bell - an Esports Program that will bring competition, learning and fun to the BTB community.
Just like with traditional sports, esports offers many revenue sources for their players. Discover the top 5 most common ways that video game athletes can make a living.
You’ve decided that you want to start up an esports team in your school. After reviewing the benefits of academic esports you’re confident the addition of competitive gaming will positively impact your school. Now that your heart is set on creating a new team, you wonder, “Now what?”Fear not, esports pioneer, we’ve laid out the stepping stones to make your journey easy. Use the steps below to guide you in forming your very own esports team:
Have you ever had a bad day of gaming? No matter how hard you try on a day like this, it feels like you're making mistakes and losing over and over. You start to question what's wrong with the game, the other players, or even you. The actual reason might surprise you: it's likely that you haven't been taking care of yourself.
Your team is finally assembled. This group of yours is impressive, filled with a diverse collection of athletes. Each member brings unique strengths, and you’re confident you’ll finally be able to place in tournaments after a bit of preparation. The first practice is flawless, but you can’t help but wonder, “How can I make sure my team succeeds?”