eSports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, attracting over 100 million people worldwide in a global phenomenon. But to see the real impact of eSports, you only have to start a conversation in your very own classroom.
Flaktest Gaming and special guest Ivan Davies from Riot Games presents a professional development event unlike any other!
"Interschool eSports - Q&A Sundowner Session"
Date: Friday the 14th of October
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Nostalgia Box, 3/16 Aberdeen Street, Perth WA 6000
Price: Absolutely FREE!
Food and Beverages provided
Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:
- Nostalgia Box for hosting the event at their awesome venue. Perfect for school holidays and excursions for all ages!
- Riot Games for supporting everything we do at Flaktest Gaming.
- PLE Computers for providing the tech for Flaktest Gaming events.
Professional Development Session
6.2 Engage in Professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.7 Engage with parents/carers
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
5:00pm - 5:20pm - Registration & Enjoy the food and beverages
5:20pm - 5:40pm - Part 1 - Flaktest gaming and Interschool eSports
5:40pm - 6:10pm - Part 2 - Keynote presentation with Ivan Davies from Riot Games
6:10pm - 6:30pm - Part 3 - Further Q&A
6:30pm - 7:00pm - Part 4 - Networking, Tech talk and enjoying Nostalgia Box (an awesome venue) and great food and drink!
Part 1 - Flaktest Gaming and the future of Interschool eSports
Flaktest Gaming localises the global eSports and gaming scene to leverage personal and academic outcomes for 21st century learners. This is done through Interschool eSports tournaments and community events. Flaktest Gaming is about to conclude the largest Interschool eSport event in Australia, and the founder Brett Sullivan and co-founder Jacob Curulli would like to share the narrative of Flaktest Gaming, and the impact Interschool eSports has had on students and teachers across Perth and beyond. Flaktest Gaming will also speak briefly on the future of Flaktest Gaming in 2017.
What teachers can expect:
Discover the potential of eSports and the passion behind each student who participates in online competitive gaming.
Learn how to introduce Interschool eSports into your school by being a teacher representative.
Discover how Interschool eSports can help build relationships with students, families and the local community.
Q & A Session for Part 1 - Flaktest Gaming and the future of Interschool eSports
Part 2 - Keynote Presentation from Ivan Davies (5:15pm)
League of Legends, a game developed by Riot, is now the most popular online competitve game in the world. Ivan Davis has travelled from Sydney for this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak about what Riot Games are doing for students in schools. If your school has students who play League of Legends come see how Riot look to foster sportsmanship with Ivan Davies.
What teachers can expect:
Education on Sportsmanship
Link to student's Learning and Development
How can sportsmanship be implemented in School?
Assessing student learning and monitoring progress (Take home materials to get started in your classroom)
Ideal impact in wider school setting and communities
Q & A Session for Part 2 - Keynote Presentation from Ivan Davies
About our speakers
Mr. Ivan Davies has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Psychology, specialising in Group Cohesion and Collective Efficacy, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. In 2005, he became a Teacher of Physical Education where he delivered lessons for students aged 11-18 years in a co-educational Specialist Sports College in London. During this period, he worked with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) to carry out two high school investigations on Assessment for Learning and led an “Out of School Hours Learning” school initiative, which provided a wide range of extracurricular opportunities for students. Outside of teaching, he has worked with professional sporting athletes across multiple sports and was recognised in 2008 to be an ECB Scholar for Excellence to Cricket. Currently, he works for Riot Games in Oceania, leading the High School initiative.
Brett Sullivan is an IT and Graphics Teacher in secondary education. With over 5 years experience as an educator, and 8 years in the IT industry, Brett’s ability with high tech is, in part, a result of his life long passion of video games. Playing in one of the top Australian Quake clans in the early stages of the internet, Brett has encompassed himself with online and local area network gaming for over 15 years. Brett is inspired to bring education and innovative technologies together, delivering professional development sessions that immerses educators into the industries of the future. Brett believes that through knowledge and understanding, the industry of online competitive gaming can enrich the lives of students, families and communities around the world.
Jacob Curulli is an IT Specialist with over 11 years experience in industry. He has worked as an IT consultant in the financial and mining sectors and is currently employed in the education sector. An avid gamer from way back with some of his favourite games being Diablo II, Zelda series, Halo, and COD, just to name a few. Jacob specialises in Information and Learning technologies and is an accredited Apple Certified Support Professional. He is currently completing his Masters Degree where he is investigating what impact 1:1 ICT devices in education have on student’s intrinsic motivation towards their school work and how student’s classroom engagement is effected by the devices.