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Episode 0017: When School Culture & Gaming Culture Collide

9/1/2018
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The seventeenth episode of the podcast looks at when school culture and gaming culture do not mesh well. Riot Games, this week, announced sweeping changes to their company culture to address sexism and misogyny. Do schools have a responsibility, when considering what games to include in their esports programs, to examine the publisher's practices? What if the popular game company's public values do not align with school and conference values? Note: I did not address what would be the...

Duration:00:24:04

Episode 0016: Interview with Mark "Garvey" Candella

8/25/2018
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The sixteenth episode of the podcast is an interview with Mark "Garvey" Candella (@garveynyc), Director of Strategic Partnerships at Twitch. Garvey has long supported esports and gaming and sees Twitch as something much more than simply a video platform. It is one way we can connect scholar gamers into a much larger world. Complete Show Notes - http://esports.irish/ep16 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify...

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 0015: Interview with Tom Turner

8/11/2018
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The fifteenth episode of the podcast is an interview with Tom Turner of the Orange County Department of Education. Tom is part of a group who has connected esports, STEM, philanthropy and academic research. This group has become the North American Scholastic Esports Federation. Complete Show Notes - esports.irish/ep15 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and...

Duration:00:36:51

Episode 0014: Mental Health & Esports

7/28/2018
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The fourteenth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast starts to explore just how esports may impact mental health. Complete Show Notes - http://esports.irish/ep14 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, increase collegiate scholarship pathways, and play games! We cannot forget the importance of play! Episodes will be less than 30 minutes in...

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 0013: Esports & Inclusion (P2): Interview with CJ Campbell

7/21/2018
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On the thirteenth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast, storyteller and author is interviewed to share his insights into gaming, esports and living with a disability. Complete Show Notes - http://esports.irish/ep13 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, increase collegiate scholarship pathways, and play games! We cannot forget the...

Duration:00:41:48

Episode 0012: Esports & Inclusion

7/14/2018
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The twelfth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast discusses the idea of esports and inclusion. Microsoft and the Special Olympics partnered on an esports event centered around showing how all gamers can participate in the same game, with the same rules, but with different interactive devices. All our students deserve the opportunity to participate in authentic competitive experiences, and esports allows that more so that traditional sports. Complete Show Notes -...

Duration:00:20:19

Episode 0011: The ISTE Standards for Education Leaders & Esports

6/23/2018
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The eleventh episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast continues to look at the connections between the ISTE Standards and Esports but this time from the perspective of the Education Leader. ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education and is the primary professional organization for educators involved with education technology. Complete Show Notes - http://esports.irish/ep11 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing schools to redefine their athletic culture,...

Duration:00:38:39

Episode 0010: The ISTE Standards for Students & Esports (P2)

6/14/2018
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The tenth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast continues to look at the connections between the ISTE Standards for Students and Esports. ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education and is the primary professional organization for educators involved with education technology. In this episode, the story of Camila Coyle, the student who just received a $15,000/year scholarship, is reflected upon. And the last four of seven ISTE standards are addressed and how they...

Duration:00:33:26

Episode 0009: The ISTE Standards for Students & Esports (P1)

6/10/2018
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The ninth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast looks at the connections between the ISTE Standards for Students and Esports. ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education and is the primary professional organization for educators involved with education technology. In this episode, we look at the first three of seven standards and how they connect with esports. Complete Show Notes - https://esports.irish/ep9 Esports are organized competitive video games allowing...

Duration:00:27:59

Episode 0008: Interview with Dan Himmelstein, CEO and Brain Coach at Premier eSports Academy

6/3/2018
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The eighth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast is an interview with Dan Himmelstein (http://danhimmelstein.com), CEO and Brain Coach at Premier eSports Academy (http://premieresportsacademy.com), and holds a Masters in Sport and Performance Psychology. Dan dives into topics on mindfulness, team cycles, growth mindset and helping scholar gamers learn to develop proper balance in their esports pursuits. Complete Show Notes - https://esports.irish/ep8 Esports are organized competitive...

Duration:00:41:46

Episode 0007: Interview with Jake Middleton, Founder and Trainer at eSports Performance Lab

5/27/2018
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The seventh episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast is an interview with Jake Middleton (https://twitter.com/JakeAtEPL), Founder and Trainer at eSports Performance Lab (http://www.esportsperformancelab.com). Jake dives deeper into topics on the importance of sleep, exercise and good nutrition for the scholar gamer. There are tidbits and nuggets in there to help coaches and gamers! Check out the YouTube feed of the interview at https://esports.irish/JakeInterview Complete Show Notes -...

Duration:00:24:33

Episode 0004: Connecting Esports and Students to Schools

5/4/2018
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The fourth episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast focuses on how I helped get esports launched in the Rockford Public Schools in 2015 and our reasons and rationales to do this. This episode looks at the first ISTE Standard for Students (2016) and walks through how each indicator is connected to esports. Esports allows schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, and increase collegiate scholarship...

Duration:00:28:37

Episode 0003: The Game is the Medium to Something More

4/27/2018
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The third episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast focuses on the how esports games in high schools are only a medium to something so much greater. The games create conditions that lead to major impacts within schools, and connections around the world. Esports allows schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, and increase collegiate scholarship pathways. And play games! We cannot forget the importance...

Duration:00:27:32

Episode 0002: Introduction to The Academy of Esports

4/18/2018
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The second episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast focuses on the philosophy of The Academy of Esports. Esports allows schools to redefine their athletic culture, diversify opportunities for student participation, promote physical and mental health, and increase collegiate scholarship pathways. And play games! We cannot forget the importance of play! Episodes will be less than 30 minutes in length. Visit www.taoesports.com to connect through a variety of social media formats.

Duration:00:28:39

Episode 0001: What are Esports?

4/10/2018
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The first episode of The Academy of Esports Podcast focuses on the question "What are Esports," how esports and education complement each other, and a preview of topics for upcoming episodes. Episodes will be less than 30 minutes in length.

Duration:00:28:58