Chimacum Elementary School
Making Esports Our Own: Stories of Academic Esports
Alfonso Gonzalez is a 5th and 6th grade STEM teacher from Chimacum Elementary School. Al has been teaching for 30 years! https://about.me/alfonso_gonzalez/ Al teaches a primarily STEM Course to 5th and 6th graders in a 1:1 student to laptop environment. Al has enhanced his school program by getting grants for 24 of the 30 years he’s been teaching and 22 of those were consecutive! Yeah, that’s 22 straight years of getting at least one grant a year! Al has received Learn and Serve America service-learning grants, Best Buy grants, CenturyLink grants, foundation grants, a WEA Innovative Educator grant, an ING Unsung Hero grant, an HP Technology for Teaching grant, a WA STEM Entrepreneurial grant, Ocean Guardian Schools grants, and other grants to integrate technology through great projects into his Science classes. He is an advocate for academic esports blogs about his experience to support other teachers taking their first steps.