Scholastic Fellow Program
NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program
The NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program provides a professional learning community, mentorship, tools, resources and instructional coaching for educators interested in connecting esports and learning in schools and out-of-school time / community-based organizations across the globe. Applications for the 2021-2022 program year are now closed. If you are interested in applying for next year's cohort, please fill out the interest form using the button below.
NASEF invites educators interested in connecting academics and gaming through the implementation of NASEF’s State-approved Integrated Curriculum in their classrooms or after-school/out-of-school time programs to apply to become a Scholastic Fellow. All educators working in middle school, high school and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.
- Monthly virtual meetings (1 hour, October 2021 - June 2022).
- Development of and use of Flipgrid and Discord Communities.
- Opportunities to collaborate with your NASEF Scholastic Community colleagues on organizing, modifying, and analyzing lesson plans, planning events, and more.
- Exposure to specially curated content to support curriculum implementation.
- Opportunities for peer review and publication of your lesson plans.
- One-on-one and group coaching with NASEF’s Scholastic Mentors.
- One-on-one coaching with NASEF’s Instructional Coach.
- Support in lesson plan organization and modification.
- Access to NASEF curricula for schools and out-of-school time /
- Contribute to the NASEF Community Curriculum Library.
- Support for NASEF club activation at your school or out-of-school time / community-based organization.
- Host an esports and learning showcase at your school or out-of-school time / community-based organization.
- Support in speaking at local, regional and state conferences and professional events.
- Receive a verified digital NASEF Scholastic Fellow Badge.
- Recognition on NASEF website / blog / social media.
- Potential invitation to live NASEF events.
- Receive a special NASEF Scholastic Fellow polo and other NASEF swag.
- Be a guest speaker on one of NASEF’s webinars and / or videos.
- Collaborate on hosting live streams on the NASEF Twitch channel.
- And much more opportunities to showcase your innovative approach to connecting learning and esports.
Meet the 2021-22 NASEF Scholars!
We had over 100+ Applications from 20+ countries around the globe and are excited to work with a diverse group of 50 Scholastic Fellows, Mentors, and Community Leaders from 14 countries this year. Find out more information about our community below.
The Official NASEF Trainers-of-Trainers (ToT) for Scholastic Esports! Community Leaders have participated as a Scholastic Fellow, Scholastic Mentor, and are knowledge experts in the integration of esports in education. They can provide professional development, curriculum design, and other support services for your educational community. For more information on how they can engage with your community, please contact us at info@NASEF.org.
Scholastic Mentors participated as a Scholastic Fellow and are now working towards developing their educational leadership by supporting new educators in our community. Upon completion of the program, Scholastic Mentors receive an official "Esports Scholastic Mentorship" certificate and additional continued education units from our partners at the California State University of Fullerton.
Scholastic Fellows are educators in middle school, high school, and out-of-school-time / community-based organizations that focus on the design, development, and implementation of Scholastic Esports Programs. As part of their participation in the community, they will be creating unique curriculum modules and capstone projects that will be provided as resources for our global community. You can check out past curriculum projects in our Community Library.
"Without a clear path ahead, educators who are courageous enough to implement scholastic esports need more than just digital platforms, lesson plans and resources – they need a community of support to join them on this exciting adventure of integrating esports into education." Read more on District Administration's site!
2021-2022 NASEF Scholastic Fellow Program (Information Session) Video
Hear some stories from our previous Scholastic Fellows: