High School and Middle School Esports-Centric Curricula

Esports is undeniably popular as a digital platform for interaction and entertainment.  In an effort to capitalize on interest-based learning, we wanted to capture students where they are with esports.  We sought explicit connections with esports and content standards (Next Generation Science Standards, English—Language Arts, International Society for Technology in Education, and Social Emotional Learning) and have develop curriculum for middle school and high school students in a variety of learning environments.  This matters because it could literally change the game in how we integrate STEM education with workforce sectors and industries in order to attract more students.

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Curricula

English Language Arts

The English Language Arts Integrated Courses for grades 9-12th grade were designed to connect esports and content standards (Next Generation Science Standards, English—Language Arts, International Society for Technology in Education, and Social Emotional Learning). University of California approved for “b” designation

Career Technical Education

In accordance with a growing desire to offer innovative, immersive and career- and college-relevant education to
interested high school students, we've designed educational programs or “grids” that are purposefully aligned to the 15 Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways established by the California State Department of Education.

Middle School

In partnership with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and local middle school administrators and educators from Orange County, NASEF has published 9-week series of modules of integrated programs of study, focusing on esports as a means of facilitating transference of concepts and skills that incorporate CA CCSS, NGSS, ISTE and SEL standards that are appropriate for the target student demographic.

Out-of-School Time

In partnership with the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and local middle school administrators and educators from Orange County, NASEF has published 9-week series of modules of integrated programs of study, focusing on esports as a means of facilitating transference of concepts and skills that incorporate CA CCSS, NGSS, ISTE and SEL standards that are appropriate for the target student demographic.

Community Library

Scholastic esports lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school developed by NASEF Fellows.

Health and Wellness Learning

NASEF, along with its partners the Susan Samueli Integrative Health InstituteUCI Esports, Dr. Wayne Jonas, and the San Diego County Department of Education partnered to create a health and wellness lesson plans for scholastic esports. Our framework addresses four domains of youth life that reveal skills and attributes that impact health and well-being.

If you are interested in implementing any of our curriculum, or have questions, email us at info@NASEF.org.


NASEF Scholastic Fellows 

The NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program provides lesson plans, a professional learning community, a stipend and instructional coaching for passionate educators who want to bring esports + learning into their classrooms and afterschool programs. 

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Research on NASEF

Meeting CASEL Standards

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

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STEM Learning Through Esports

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