C183 | Why Administrators Should Support Esports in Schools

  • Room: 206
  • Session Number: C183
Thursday, January 26, 2023: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Kristen Craft Ed.D., M.S., B.S.
Educational Leadership Coach & Academic Esports Specialist
Generation Esports
Lead Presenter
Kristy Custer
Pres. Educational Innovation
High School Esports League


Increased attendance, expanded student engagement, improved mental health--these are all proven benefits of adding scholastic gaming to your school. Encompassing for-credit classes, competitive gaming, and social gaming, scholastic gaming mixes the structure of school with the fun of esports into engaging curricular and co-curricular activities that students and teachers love. Find out how a high school administrator and a passionate teacher presented esports to the school board, parents, and colleague naysayers to implement one of the first high school scholastic gaming programs in the world.



  • Concurrent Session (45 minutes)
  • High School (grades 9-12)
  • Leadership