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Play and Learning Through Esports: Oklahoma Scholastic Esports To Implement Scholastic Esports Programs as it Creates a Local NASEF Affiliate

Sep 29, 2022

Strong national network enables Oklahoma Scholastic Esports to offer significant learning opportunities related to esports while expanding tournament play through the North America Scholastic Esports Federation 

Esports are booming, and students in [Oklahoma] are excited to not just play the games, but to pursue related careers. To support this thirst for competition and education, the [OKSE] has just become an affiliate of the North America Scholastic Esports Federation. NASEF will provide free tournaments, programs, curriculum, and expertise to help scholastic esports grow and thrive in [Oklahoma]. 

NASEF leverages massive student interest in team-based competitive video gaming, offering meaningful career and STEM education alongside tournaments. Students learn about possible career pathways, enter Beyond the Game™ creative and analytic challenges, manage clubs and events and fundraising, and compete in tournaments in popular titles including but not limited to: Rocket League, Fortnite, Paladins, WWE,  and SMITE, to name a few. 

[As trend setters in Oklahoma K12 esports, OKSE has seen tremendous growth in a short time over the past two years. This opportunity from NASEF directly aligns with our values, ethics, and vision.  ]

Oklahoma Scholastic Esports vision is definitely “Students First” with the mission of being dedicated to promoting and improving student success through positive competition, events, and leagues while providing support and structure for competing middle schools and high schools in Oklahoma.

“Research demonstrates the effectiveness of esports as a tool for meaningful STEM and social-emotional learning,” said Gerald Solomon, founder and executive director of NASEF. “We’re thrilled to have OKSE in the NASEF family, where educators will be able to learn best practices from other community networks with experience implementing scholastic esports programs. Of course, the students will be thrilled to take part in huge tournaments in popular games. We’re excited to support the OKSE and see the growth across Oklahoma in the coming years.” 

Learn more at the NASEF website or the OKSE website. Schools across Oklahoma are invited to join Oklahoma Scholastic Esports and NASEF and tap into their events and resources; contact Brian Morris at [email protected]

About the North America Scholastic Esports Federation

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is on a mission to provide opportunities for all students to use esports as a platform to acquire STEM/STEAM-based skills and critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. Find NASEF at NASEF.org and on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

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Media Contacts: 

Claire LaBeaux, [email protected] 

Brian Morris, [email protected]

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