Steve Isaacs


  • Title: Edtech Influencer and Teacher
  • School / Organization: William Annin Middle School / Ridge High School / Garden State Esports
  • Location: Somerset County, New Jersey
Steve Isaacs

Steve Isaacs has been teaching since 1992. In 1998 began teaching in Bernards Township, NJ where he developed an internationally recognized middle and high school game development program. Steve is a pioneer in using VR and AR in the classroom. He is a champion for student choice and student, providing a choice based environment to help students find and nurture their passion for learning. Steve is an edtech influencer, community builder, and leader in game-based learning. He has brought commercial video games including Minecraft and Fortnite into his classroom to support students as content creators. Steve is actively involved in building the K12 to College Esports pipeline and co-founded the #EsportsEDU community as well as Garden State Esports. Steve was honored as the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Teacher and the PBS Digital Innovator representing the state of New Jersey.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

I am passionate about helping to build the K-12 to College (and beyond) esports pipeline. As a middle school teacher, I want to broaden opportunities for elementary and middle schoolers in esports.

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