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Riot Games League of Legends Workshop

  • Ballarat Tech School 136 Albert Street Ballarat (map)

Riot Games, creator of global gaming hit ‘League of Legends’, is hosting a 2 hour ‘Learn With League’ workshop in Ballarat, that demonstrates how online competitive gaming, within a supported environment, can be a positive force on the digital journeys of young people, and how it can foster mental health, wellbeing and holistic development.

The workshop, designed by education experts and presented in collaboration with Dark Shadow Studio and the Ballarat Tech School offers a unique professional development opportunity for parents and teachers who work in the educational space.

Ballarat will be facilitator Ivan's last stop in 2019. Ivan has a background in sports psychology, specialising in group cohesion and collective efficacy. He has worked as a Physical Education teacher in the UK and with professional athletes across multiple sports, including esports. His lifelong passion for community has lead him to his current role in Community and Social Play role at Riot, where he leads the Learn with League initiative.

Built from clinically approved resources, the workshop will cover the following topics:

• Our connection to play

• Today’s digital world and online video games; how we can best utilise esports, through connection and the nature of play, to support young people

• A supported learning environment; what does this look like and how is this best achieved?

• What to teach young people and how can this be applied in school and in the home?

• What to teach young people and how can this be applied in school and in the home?

For further information and materials developed around esports and team play, check out the dedicated Learn With League site.

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