THUNDERSTRUCK: Building Belonging and Success Through ESports
Articles and Research
Social-Emotional Learning NASEF, the North America Scholastic Esports Federation, has found that students participating in esports showed "significant development" of STEM and workforce skills and social-emotional characteristics. The research was undertaken by the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine. NASEF is a nonprofit that promotes the use of esports in schools.
Developed by Dr. Kristy Custer and Dr. Michael Russell, Gaming Concepts encompasses college- and career-ready skills, digital citizenship, and social emotional learning (SEL) -- all through the lens of gaming and esports! By harnessing students' passion for games and bringing it into the classroom, Gaming Concepts improves academic performance and attendance, all while equipping students with the life skills they'll need to ace college and beyond.