The CoSN Podcast
The CoSN Podcast
Feb 28, 2020
CoSN Podcast: S1E3, The Rise of Esports in K-12 Education
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In this episode, Dr. Rod Berger speaks with Kyle Berger and Pete Just about the rise of esports within K-12 education. Kyle, who was TCEA’s 2009 Technology Director of the Year, is CTO for Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Texas. Pete is the CTO and COO of the MSD of Wayne Township (Indiana) and is currently serving his second term as CoSN Board Chair.

The conversation will advance education technology leaders’ understanding of esports within the school district setting, including how and why to implement esports programs. Among the topics discussed: How to “sell” the value of esports programs to stakeholders in school districts [4:52], what the structure of formal esports programs looks like in high schools and middle schools [8:18], how esports programs support inclusivity for all students [17:14], and what brain science says about the positive effects of gaming [24:15].

Follow Rod on Twitter @drrodberger. Follow Pete @petejust and Kyle @edtechcto.

The CoSN Podcast is produced in partnership with MindRocket Media Group. To learn more about CoSN, visit Learn more about MindRocket at

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