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Friday, June 29 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Panel - Game to Grow: How Esports Can Shape Student Success

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The Orange County High School Esports League is leveraging student skills and passion for esports to frame an exciting new program for student learning. While gameplay and rivalries are the cornerstones of the League, experts see an opportunity to weave STEM, English Language Arts (ELA), and social emotional learning into one of the most popular pastimes for students today. The League combines a competitive tournament, mentorship, adaptive learning programs, and a blooming curriculum (planned for Fall 2018). Partners include the Orange County Department of Education, University of California Irvine, Connected Camps, Connected Learning Lab, OC STEM, and Alvarez & Marsal.

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Gerald Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation
Mr. Solomon serves as the Executive Director of the Samueli Foundation since 2008, overseeing their philanthropic activities, focused on STEM Education, Youth, Integrative Health. He led the design of the OCSTEM Initiative, now replicated in 56 cities around the country, and has led... Read More →

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Adrian Olmedo

Educator, Anaheim Union High School District
An innovation and creativity advocate, Adrian has helped empower students to flourish personally and professionally through authentic and meaningful experiential learning. Adrian has a passion for helping reimagine professional leadership and global education initiatives to ensure... Read More →
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Constance Steinkuehler

Professor, University of California, Irvine
Constance Steinkuehler is a Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine where she researches the cognitive, intellectual, and social aspects of esports and multiplayer online videogames. Current projects include esports analytics and survey research, methods for... Read More →
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Tom Turner

Director, Orange County Department of Education
Tom currently serves as the Director of Instruction overseeing STEM with the Orange County Department of Education. In this role, he regularly interacts with classroom teachers, site administrators, and district leadership in implementing STEM professional learning and program development... Read More →

Friday June 29, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
Starr Foundation