School e-sports

School e-sports

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Digital Literacy

Gaming

Social and Emotional Health

Ways to be able to set up an Esports competition using Minecraft Education Edition with a focus on student voice and agency.

avatar Submitted By: Victorian Minecraft Innovators

April 27, 2021

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Video of Minecraft e-sports design

Unpack the concept of e-sports

Minecraft Education Edition E-sports Overview

Minecraft Education Edition E-sports Overview and Make with Model Esports prepared lesson worlds.

Multiplayer Game Guide (to host and join a multiplayer world)

From the rational for e-sports, successful examples, to the practical tips and hints for designing and managing an effective school competition.

Learning Objectives

  • Build a safe collaborative environment using teamwork.
  • Understand other’s abilities.
  • Establish an E-sports league

Guiding Ideas

This lesson plan entails ways to setup a E-sports league within your school or district.

Key questions are:

  • What does effective teamwork look like?
  • What are the advantages and challenges of working with others?
  • How can we contribute to healthy competition

Student Activities

This program can readily be run in a class or grade group. If you want to manage a multi-age student group/club, then a lunch time program is easiest to support and will allow you to quickly get up and running.

Suggested steps in building the league:

  • Students are placed/choose groups of 4-5
  • Students individually submit a reflection on why they want to join the league (What will they gain out of it?)
  • Teacher and/or students design a league ladder (virtual or physical) and tournament schedule.
  • Students design and create their team name for the league and submit/design a place card to be used on the league ladder (virtual or physical)
  • Students use 32x32 grid paper to design their team logo (that they will build in a 15min competition against another team as their first build challenge). The winner will be judged by how well the Minecraft build replicates what was drawn on paper.
  • Teacher selects a make and model world to use for competition and acquaint herself with the use of the programmed components. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOnJVlDF-qo
  • Each week teams compete. Teams that are not competing may be designing for their grid paper, tournament spectators and supporters, analyzing play, practicing challenges.
  • Students gain league points for creating their designs on grid paper using scientific drawing features e.g., labeling aspects and for competing, winning, supporting other teams.
  • Consider design challenges to get teams started design a team logo, sustainable house, something that represents your school, or a tool to help someone.
  • Create space for students to brainstorm challenges that could be used for upcoming tournaments.
  • If building for a player’s league outside your school or class students could also take up roles to market, advertise and schedule for their league. However, it may be advisable to run a schools-based league first (as a pilot), to iron out any kinks, before hosting an interschool league. *Note that play outside your tenancy cannot be completed in the same world. It is still possible to compete, but tournaments would have to be run in parallel, but separate Make and Model worlds.

 

Performance Expectations

While team competition is the vehicle, the focus here is on the social aspects of collaboration, teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership. Teachers should collect observations and evidence of student development in these areas.

Victorian Curriculum

Health and Physical Education:

  • Respectful relationships
  • Building resilience

Personal and Social Capability

  • Collaboration
  • Development of resilience

Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Video of Minecraft e-sports design

Unpack the concept of e-sports

Minecraft Education Edition E-sports Overview

Minecraft Education Edition E-sports Overview and Make with Model Esports prepared lesson worlds.

Multiplayer Game Guide (to host and join a multiplayer world)

From the rational for e-sports, successful examples, to the practical tips and hints for designing and managing an effective school competition.