Students will explore esports history, game genres, esports technology, hands-on troubleshooting, and college and career readiness with a technology focus. The course allows students to practice good gamer health and engage in digital citizenship, social-emotional learning, teamwork, journaling, and reflection.
A project-based course about digital graphics, print media, computer animation, audio production, video production, web design, and other newly-emerging forms of digital media. Through digital media projects, students will learn how to facilitate meetings, serve as team leaders, manage project timelines, give and receive constructive criticism, and produce professional products.
This course uses esports to engage students and teach them skills to help their transition to high school. Lessons focus on organization, perseverance, self-advocacy, self-regulation, time management, responsible decision making, digital citizenship, and social-emotional learning. Evidence-based Mental Health Moments, proven to increase student mental health, are also naturally embedded in lessons.
Aligned with national Broadcasting standards, Gaming Concepts: Shoutcasting helps students who didn’t think they had an interest in journalism to view this career field from a whole new perspective. Gaming Concepts: Shoutcasting teaches the fundamentals of broadcast journalism through the lens of a shoutcaster. Not only is shoutcasting a fast-growing career field, but the skills learned easily align with the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications cluster CTE alignment. Lessons focus on an overview of shoutcasting and how it aligns with broadcasting, careers in shoutcasting and how to attain them, story writing and interviewing, the technical and equipment aspect of the career, media’s influence on society, developing and producing a complete broadcast, and the economic factors that influence the business.
Gaming Concepts: Streaming takes the pain out of Public Speaking classes. Aligned to national speaking and listening standards, the course takes students out from behind the podium and makes them the creators of the action. Similar to a traditional Public Speaking course, Gaming Concepts: Streaming teaches students how to initiate and participate in collaborative discussions, respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, evaluate a speaker’s point of view, research and integrate multiple sources of information into a presentation, utilize digital media in presentations and much more.
Drawing from CTE, ISTE, and SEL standards, Gaming Concepts is STEM.org accredited and peer-reviewed. Comprehensive lesson overviews, easy-to-follow directions, and project-based lessons give teachers time to do what they do best — TEACH!
Using esports as a digital framework creates a new pathway for students from diverse backgrounds to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in an engaging way.
Teaching college and career readiness skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving, Gaming Concepts courses guide students to explore careers and learn skills they will need beyond high school.
Focusing on the three mental health determinants of self-efficacy, life skills, and self-esteem, Mental Health Moments are embedded in lessons for authentic social emotional learning lessons.
Enabling teachers the flexibility to use both synchronous and asynchronous learning, the Gameplan learning management system is everything schools need to teach Gaming Concepts courses, train students using game-specific training programs, and organize competitive teams.
Since 2018, schools using Gaming Concepts have reported improved grade point averages for students and attendance increases of up to 10%.
82% of students who participated in Gaming Concepts as an after-school activity stated it was the first time they had participated in any extracurricular activity.
Mental Health Moments weave meaningful, personal social emotional learning into daily lessons.
Having daily class goals gives purpose to screen time.
A fun way to engage students with STEM, CTE, and career readiness through gaming.
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