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OCSD Launches Its New Innovative E-Sports Lab at The Orangeburg Career & Technology Center

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – In a move that underscores its commitment to innovative education, the Orangeburg County School District (OCSD) proudly announces the launch of its new E-Sports Lab at the District's technology center. This cutting-edge facility is set to become a hub for interactive learning and technological advancement within the district.

The E-Sports Lab, equipped with high-performance computers and gaming consoles, is designed to nurture skills in teamwork, strategic thinking, and digital literacy. Initially serving as an extracurricular activity, the lab will soon extend the current digital arts class taught by Mr. Kevin Glennon.

"This lab represents a bridge between gaming and education, offering students a unique platform to explore their passions in a structured, educational setting," said Glennon. "It's exciting to think about how this will enhance our digital arts curriculum and open up new learning avenues for our students."
 
Dr. Shawn Foster, Superintendent of OCSD, highlighted the broader opportunities of the lab: "The skills our students can develop here go beyond just gaming—they're the very skills that the modern workforce demands. We're talking about a future in cybersecurity, software development, network engineering, artificial intelligence, and more. We're preparing our students for real-world opportunities in a field that's not just growing but exploding with potential."

The lab's introduction is a strategic step in making esports and related educational opportunities accessible to all students in the District, not just those currently enrolled in the digital arts class. This inclusive approach ensures that every student has the chance to benefit from this innovative educational tool.

By integrating esports into the educational framework, OCSD is not only aligning with student interests but also paving the way for future success in various industries. The district remains committed to exploring and integrating new educational modalities, ensuring that students are well-equipped to thrive in a digitally-driven world.

You can see video clips of the OCSD E-Sports Lab here: E-Sports Lab

For more information about the E-Sports Lab and other initiatives at OCSD, please contact public.relations@ocsdsc.org.