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#NCLearnsTogether, is a free, live, virtual conference FOR educators BY educators. Connect and learn from North Carolina teachers and more, who are successfully using virtual/distance learning tools and strategies. The schedule for NCLearnsTogether 3.0 is live!

Check out the 140+ sessions including: interactive webinars, virtual playgrounds, workshop, student panels, unconference/round tables,  dedicated leadership topics. With over 2 days of grassroots educator awesomeness, there will be something for everyone.

Organized by Adam Wiseman, Digital Learning and Innovation Coordinator, McDowell County Schools and Stacy Lovdahl, Educator on Loan, NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning, our goal is to provide teachers with access to the expertise of North Carolina educators and beyond, who are successfully using virtual/distance learning tools and strategies.

With 140+ sessions over 2 days, there is something for everyone. CEU credit approval is subject to local Public School Unit approval). Visit bit.ly/nclearnstogetherpd for additional information.



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Friday, March 6 • 9:00am - 9:45am
What Is Esports And How Do We Get Sarted with Competitive Gaming? Panel Discussion

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If you haven't already heard, esports, competitive gaming for an audience, is growing by leaps and bounds. It's poised to soon become a $1 billion industry and colleges across the nation are launching varisty programs while attracting young talent through lucrative scholarships. Now, K-12 is getting on board and programs are launching at schools across the country. Esports connects to more than just the games and the players, too. There are direct connections with STEM, CTE, leadership development and more. Join Lucas Gillispie, Director of Digital Learning for Surry County Schools, Dr. Ray Pastore, UNC-Wilmington, and Mr. Steve Isaacs, Game Design Instructor for William Annin Middle School in New Jersey for an interactive discussion on this emerging opportunity and how you can get started!

Speakers
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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Game Design and Development, Esports Advisor, Bernards township public schools
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... Read More →
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Lucas Gillispie

Director of Digital Learning, Media, Virtual Learning, & AIG, Surry County Schools
Lucas Gillispie is Director of Academic and Digital Learning for Surry County Schools in North Carolina.  A passionate gamer and educator, Lucas explores the intersection of games and learning.  He is the creator of the WoWinSchool Project, exploring the educational potential of... Read More →
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Dr. Ray Pastore

UNCW-Instructional Technology
The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT) program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees.


Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EST
Sheraton-Governors 2 421 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601