igec esports deep dive

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Katie Salen
Professor in the Department of Informatics, UC Irvine
Katie Salen is a designer, educator, and gamer interested in the aesthetics of interactivity and the transformative potential of play. She is a Professor in the Department of Informatics at the University of California at Irvine, as well as Chief Designer and co-founder of Connected Camps, an online learning platform powered by youth Minecraft experts. Katie is the founding Executive Director of Institute of Play, a member of both the Connected Learning Research Network and the Connected Learning Lab. Much of her work for the past 10 years has focused on meeting kids where they are at in order to design engaging, hands-on experiences that have the potential to transform youth futures. Katie's current work has a strong emphasis on the design of sustainable and equitable online communities, and she is on a mission to help make the internet more kid-friendly. Katie has been involved in the design of slow games, online games, mobile games, and big games in both the commercial and independent games sectors, and once co-designed a karaoke ice cream truck driven by a squirrel.
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    Doheny Beach

    Game to Grow: How Esports Can Shape Student Success

    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 abloomingcurriculum (planned for Fall 2018). Partners include the Orange County Department of Education, University of California Irvine, Connected Camps, Connected Learning Lab, OC STEM, andAlvarez & Marsal.

    Doheny Beach
    • Samantha Anton
    • Katie Salen
    • Mizuko Ito
    • Constance Steinkuehler
    • Tom Turner