This Wednesday, November 3, Brian Betteridge, Hill Top’s Director of Technology Integration, and Robert Sager, a member of the School’s Board of Trustees, will present at the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) Technology and Innovation Conference. Sager and Betteridge will take part in a workshop entitled: Esports: What's the Big Deal? Why You Need to Know, and How to Get Started.
Sager, the founder and president of Edu-Tech Academic Solutions, will begin the informational session with a presentation on the Benefits of Esports programing. Sager has served as a member of Hill Top’s Board of Trustees since 2017 and leads the school’s marketing committee. His company, Edu-Tech Academic Solutions, provides technology support and planning for independent schools in the Delaware Valley.
Following the presentation, a panel comprised of Esports experts from area colleges and independent schools, including Betteridge, will answer questions and share strategies for schools interested in implementing their own Esports programs.
Betteridge, who has worked and taught at Hill Top for over 11 years, was pivotal in the formation of the Hawks Esports Team, which launched in the spring of 2020, due to the popularity of video games, particularly Super Smash Bros, amongst the student body. By providing opportunities for play within a structured environment, the Esports program at Hill Top encourages social interaction and competing together as a team. Currently, the team participates in the “Generation Esports” league, playing against schools from across the country.
The conference, which is entirely virtual, begins at 12:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. The Esports workshop runs specifically from 1:45-2:45 p.m. The cost of attendance is $30.00 for ADVIS members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information, or to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3bxqJzi.
The Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1981, representing over 130 highly acclaimed independent private schools in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. A dynamic community of independent schools in the Greater Delaware Valley and beyond, ADVIS enriches and sustains schools through advocacy, thought leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities.