Research Shows Esports Helps Students’ Social and Emotional Learning
Garden State Esports is a nonprofit founded by teachers for students, and its mission is to create high-quality, student-centered experiences. It provides the learning, competition, and the community needed for all students to use esports as a platform to grow.
With many districts experiencing remote or hybrid learning, now is the perfect time to introduce Garden State Esports to your district. It is the state’s only free-to-play nonprofit organization founded and run by New Jersey educators. Besides providing students with a safe, fun community to compete against, research has shown that esports contributes positively towards students’ social and emotional learning, health and wellness, and STEM learning outcomes.
As the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) Affiliate for New Jersey, Garden State Esports asks all teams to register through NASEF here. It’s free to join and comes with the added bonus of getting access to NASEF resources and opportunities in addition to those that Garden State Esports provides. The registration deadline is March 1.
In partnership with Garden State Esports, the New Jersey School Boards Association hosted a Facebook Live Event discussing more about the program, the spring deadline, and the importance of Esports.
Watch the recorded broadcast here.