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Posted: April 30, 2024

Supporting New Mexico Esports

Aaron JaramilloThe New Mexico Scholastic Esports Federation (NMSEF) was formed on October 1, 2021, as a statewide affiliate to implement scholastic esports programs for all New Mexico schools and students, and to work with state esports leaders to incorporate strategies for learning and career pathways through curriculum development. This partnership will help bridge curriculum, career pathways, and the “Play to Learn” philosophy through esports.

Working with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), a STARS Code was given for an esports class, and APS Curriculum and Instruction approved the class to begin in the 2023/2024 school year, beginning in high school. Aaron Jaramillo, APS Esports Curriculum Specialist, has been working with C & I to present curriculum course outlines for schools in APS and throughout the state.

Esports continues to be a positive force in the lives of our students with multiple reported benefits, including player socialization, problem-solving, and strategy skills, critical thinking skills, social-emotional learning, and now the added benefit of connecting play and learning through an esports curriculum.