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The 30th Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day
Building Bridges With Your Stories
Through stories, we learn from one another and build a network of support. Stories can connect and inspire
us. This year, we put the focus on your stories and the bridges they will build between us.

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Friday, December 14 • 8:45am - 9:30am
Introduction to eSports

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Have you heard of Fortnite? Have you watched any of the Overwatch World Cup? eSports is a growing sector of the entertainment industry. 60+ colleges and universities now offer eSports programs and scholarships. This session will help explain the basics of what eSports is and where it fits into the K-12 system. Time will be provided for a discussion on eSports at the end of the session. Questions to discuss: Should first person shooter games be allowed in school? Should eSports be a club or sports team?

Slides: https://goo.gl/De3XBt

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Scott Beiter

Science Teacher, Rensselaer City School District
Scott Beiter has been a science teacher at Rensselaer Junior Senior High School for 20+ years. He is quick to try new tech and loves talking tech with others. He also runs the gaming and esports program at Rensselaer JrSr High School. He is currently looking to incorporate more Fortnite... Read More →

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Rensselaer City School District

The Mission of the Rensselaer City School District is to ensure that all graduates are individuals who undertake challenges, believe in themselves, accept learning as a lifelong process, and determine their own futures by creating for these individuals an environment committed to... Read More →

Friday December 14, 2018 8:45am - 9:30am EST
State Room