In this episode, Dr. Kristy Custer, the 2018-19 Kansas Secondary Principal of the Year, and award-winning teacher Michael Russell share their journey at Complete High School near Wichita, KS, one of the nation's first to implement a video game-based curriculum and school-sponsored Esports Teams. In partnership with the High School Esports League (HSEL) and Microsoft Education, Custer and Russell collaborated to write Gaming Concepts, a free video gaming curriculum guide specifically written for K-12 schools to introduce game-play concepts and lesson plans in the classroom. Custer and Russell also share some early baseline data from their Esports experience that has included a spike in student attendance, improved grade point averages and a significant boost in extra-curricular participation. Finally, each educator offers advice on how to answer many of the misconceptions about online gaming and offer tips on how schools can start their very own Esports Team. Twitter: @CompleteHSM. Website: www.highschoolesportsleague.com.
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