The dumbbell between GGTech and Riot Games points to a new era of competitive in LATAM

GGTECH Entertainment is a technology company that started, a few years ago in Spain, to propose different projects that unified videogames with the educational sector.

After how well the competitive student leagues turned out IESports and University Sports now they will expand and reach Latin America.

The projects will be tested in 15 countries of the continent in secondary and upper secondary education institutions, which will be measured in the competitive one to show who is the best in the region.

Jose Parrilla, the CEO and founder of GGTECH, explained that the focus of this project goes beyond just a competitive platform, and will also focus on aspects that are related to educational issues.

In this regard, it was noted that in LATAM Efforts have been directed at the growth of professional leagues, however, there is a little worked area that are the amateur and student areas.

In Spain these programs have been a success.

Esports players who will learn the necessary of the professional field

This is where the dumbbell will come in GGTECH y Riot Games, with the aim of nurturing the competitive of better prepared players.

Those who have previous experience working in a team and who know how to handle themselves as public figures, for example, in interviews.

Caesar Roses, the CEO of GGTECH in America, commented that they plan to use the gaming as a way to strengthen and branch out this aspect of the educational branch of the leagues in the different regions where they will have a presence.

Part of the plans is to have face-to-face events (in the possible future), high-level teams, professionals at the service of students, and everything necessary to create an environment at the height.

Leagues for everyone: From high school to college

As we told you, GGTECH bet on two projects:

University sports, focused on universities, and IESports, for high schools, with the aim of covering the spectrum of students and players from 14 to 25 years old.

Among other novelties, the calendar will be adapted to the educational model of Latin American countries for the school years.

And there will be scholarships, awards and different incentives within the programs.

In 2020 the University project will start in different countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay. While IESports is projected for 2021.

How will it work?

For universities, the organization will rely on student leaders within each institution, who will help in planning the competitions.

Another important part is the unification of the image of the universities, so that they fit the style of program design and advertising.

In the same way, within the circuit there will be prize bags, activities and mini tournaments in the universities themselves.

From clashes in internal tournaments the winning team will represent their university and will go on to a national phase.

The final round will be decided from the top 32 teams.

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Minors will be protected by schools and their guardians

In the case of IMPORTS Those in charge of registering and taking the reins will be the teachers, considering that they are minors, this year for the moment it will only be applied in Mexico.

Throughout the press conference and the question and answer session, those involved in the project were in charge of emphasizing that there will be special care with minors.

Always interacting with them through the schools and their tutors.

GGTech y Riot Games.

Finally, at least for the moment, it will only be involved League of Legends from among the titles of Riot Games.

However, the future perspective could include other games if the possibility occurs.

Apparently Riot He is very happy with this collaboration, and he did see Martin Blanquier, he Sports Manager of Riot Games Latin America:

In recent years we have seen in Latin America an increase in the interest of various key players to get involved and promote the esports industry.

Dat Riot Games we always applaud any efforts to support this growth and we are confident that UNIVERSITY Esports and IESports will undoubtedly be key pieces of the League of Legends competitive scene for generations to come.‘.

If you want to participate with your university team you are still on time.

You only have to be registered in the current semester or year and register from the official website of University Esports Mexico, by here.


Subjects and schedules for third year of secondary according to SEP – Noticieros Televisa

One of the most relevant degrees of high school is he third. It means studying the last year and the closing one-stage, but in the school cycle 2020-2021 it will be lived in a different way due to COVID-19. For this reason, below we tell you the subjects that students will take and the channels through which they can continue learning.

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The pandemic of the coronavirus forced the Secretary of Public Education to make modifications so that students can continue their studies and at the same time not risk contagion, so it arose “Learn in House II”, with which it is intended to meet the objective in the remote mode.

Regarding young people in the third year of secondary school, according to the study plan presented by the SEP, They must take the following subjects:

  • Mother tongue. Spanish
  • Maths
  • History
  • Sciences and technology. Chemistry
  • Arts
  • Civic and ethical formation
  • Technology
  • Civics and Ethics in Dialogue
  • English
  • Healthy life

Meanwhile, the television broadcasts that students should tune in They will be in the following hours and channels:

  • From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on channels 20.1 and 3.2
  • From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on channels 22.1, 14.2 and 6.3

And the repetition of the sessions can be viewed as follows:

  • Starting at 06:00 am and until the start of classes
  • From the end of classes until 00:00
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 to 00:00.

In this last school year for high school students it is contemplated that they return to the classrooms; however it all depends on the epidemiological traffic light is in green color, which SEP will communicate in a timely manner.


Health and connectivity, challenges of the next school year: Mexicanos Primero

For the Mexicanos Primero Jalisco (MPJ) association, the return to school this coming August 24 will bring two main challenges, the physical and psychological health of the students, and the possibility of having tools for the connectivity of all students.

The conclusion was given in an online conference, entitled “Education in uncertainty”, where MPJ members and teachers from different schools in Jalisco.

Edwin Montes, supervisor of elementary schools, stated that connectivity ends up referring to different methods and not just the internet. “In Talpa de Allende, to reach 10 out of 11 schools, a four or five hour journey must be made, from the municipal seat to the site, it is a gigantic effort for teachers to get them the workbook and guide them through the cycle, now with the coming rains it is difficult to carry out this type of route ”.

María Gonzalez, a member of MPJ commented that, in addition to connectivity, the health contingency showed aspects to work on, since “There is a problem of structure in teachers, there is a lack of teacher training and an update in the use of information technologies”.

For the members of the conference, one of the virtues of the distance work of the past school year was the autonomy with which each educational institution was managed, since in this way, the institutions worked on the needs and possibilities of students, families and teachers.

Finally, Felipe Vélez, director of Secondary School 8 commented that “in the end the solutions to this educational situation are diverse and it is important to remember it, because there is a permanent discourse that we are going to remain in an educational crisis and now the challenge is to bet on The education”.


It is estimated that in Mexico 2.5 million students do not return to classrooms after the health contingency.



Back to school: detailed health protocols

We know more about the start of the 2020 school year. After consultations, at the beginning of July, with the Ministry of Health and the High Council of Public Health, the National Education published on Wednesday a text which updates the protocol of the start of June 22 for schools, colleges and high schools. Some points are lightened, others reinforced, and details have been removed to allow more flexibility to institutions. The Ministry of Higher Education for its part published a circular on Thursday, concerning the start of the academic year. It specifies in particular the places where the wearing of the mask is obligatory within the universities, and the measures of social distancing which they are required to respect.

Social distancing and pragmatism

No big change for the rules of physical distancing: in outdoor spaces, students can continue to approach each other, but this time mingling between different classes. In enclosed spaces such as the classroom, canteen or boarding school, establishments must continue to arrange the premises to space occupants at least one meter apart. But when that is not possible, as in many full classes, “Physical distancing is no longer compulsory”. All students are therefore invited to return to class.

In return, students over eleven years old must wear the mask in any enclosed and outdoor space under two conditions that join those of municipalities. increasingly imposing the mask outdoors : when the pupils are moving and when the distance of one meter is not guaranteed, for example when they are placed face to face or side by side. In short, a lot of the time, in most rooms.

However, the text does not deal with meals, when the guests obviously cannot wear a mask. However, physical distancing is no longer mandatory. Contacted, the ministry indicates to return soon on this point.

More flexibility for the little ones

For the youngest, the mask is not recommended, or even prohibited for children in kindergarten. Children can still have access to balls, various games and common equipment, but the new text removes the mention of their daily disinfection or the isolation of objects for 24 hours.

As for teachers, they still do not have to wear a mask in class when they are at least one meter from their students. New: kindergarten staff are totally exempted during their course.

Higher education: “recommendations”

On the higher education side, a circular published Thursday requires the wearing of a mask in the library and recommends it “Strongly” in the classroom, “Even when physical distancing is respected”. Distancing is mandatory, which implies having fewer students per room … when universities expect a flood of new arrivals at the start of the school year. The gauge of the amphitheatres will have to “To be adapted”. Understand: establishments are invited to extend their hours or alternate distance and face-to-face lessons to depopulate the amphitheatres. To avoid dropping out, the Minister, Frédérique Vidal, asks to privilege “as much as possible” the face-to-face.

Fanny Guyomard


The director reported a broken arm during an attack on him and Sobchak :: Society :: RBC

Sergey Erzhenkov

(Photo: Sergey Erzhenkov / Facebook)

Director Sergei Yerzhenkov, who shot a film with TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak at the Sredneuralskiy Convent in the Sverdlovsk Region, broke his arm during an attack on a film crew.

In a conversation with RBC, he said that he was attacked by three. According to him, one of the attackers was an Orthodox activist Sergei Kolesov, who had previously participated in events related to the construction of the church in Yekaterinburg square. As Erzhenkov said, a man has a black belt in taekwondo and is a physical education teacher in an Orthodox gymnasium.

He added that he and Sobchak were separated and surrounded. His arms were wrung, they tumbled to the ground. One of the nuns took the camera from him, handed it to the man, and he immediately ran away. Later, they deleted all the records, formatted the USB flash drive and returned the device. Yerzhenkov noted that he did not know which of the attackers had broken his arm.

Sobchak announced her intention to sue after the attack in the monastery

“I was sure that I just had a dislocation, but it turned out to be a turning point. Doctors said that I did not feel pain due to adrenaline, but I will feel it in the evening. This is what happened, ”he shared.


How will be revised the notes of the tray 2020

The “right” note, grail of the professor and the puzzle of this edition of the ibc… Because, pandemic requires, the final proofs are replaced by the average of the first and second quarters. The rules have changed in April, taking the short institutions who have the habit of note severely their students during the year. “In some high schools, there students as if they were in preparation for the push to work hard and achieve brilliantly in their tank. Except that this year it is the notes that count for the award of the degree “, described Alexis Torchet, national secretary of the Sgen-CFDT.

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The union has proposed that the class council is in charge to adjust the averages. “It is the teaching team who, with the best vision of the course the student would have been able to perform the re-evaluation the more equitable “advocates there. But the ministry has opted for the creation of juries of harmonization placed under the responsibility of the vice-chancellors.

“We have the success rate and references to the original facility over the last three years “says a professor, a future member of one of these juries. “Let’s say that the average student of this school this year it will be two percentage points lower than the previous period, we will move up two points the notes of all its candidates “anticipates-t-il, specifying that “the adjustment will be to the downside “.

How to take into account the third quarter

But “the weakness of the framing “ has led some institutions to take the lead, finds Clear Guéville, national secretary of the Snes. “A large public high school in paris has asked her teachers to give each student a note-book school corresponding to the one that they feel need to be assigned to the bac “, sliding-t-it. This trade unionist teacher notes also that “the academic authorities have suggested to reinstate the notes given at the beginning of the third quarter, before the confinement, in the middle of the second “.

The work done to the house since mid-march is not supposed to count for the tray. But it may seem unfair to candidates who planned to accelerate in the last line. “Also, we have asked the teachers to draw to the attention of the jury opinion to be valued on the work provided during the confinement. What tip the balance for those who are “limits” to get the pan or a “ensures Lysiane Gervais, national secretary of the trade union of the personnel of department of national education SNPDEN.

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To enhance the commitment, some go further, as the head of the school in the centre of France, who has urged his teachers to give a third quarter average average “benevolent “ that may not be lower than those of the first two and built in to the note sent to the jury. “A way also of bringing the success rate and references from my high school at levels close to those of the other years “recognizes it, so that its students can get usually two to three points higher on the tray than in continuous monitoring.

“My son got two more points “

“As soon as the composition and functioning of the jury remain unclear, one can understand that school leaders are questioning the desirability of harmonising the notes internally, before sending “comments Vivien Joby, president of the SNCEEL, organization of school leaders of the private.

A question all the more justified that grading practices vary within each school. “Learning that the tray of French would be awarded on the basis of its ongoing monitoring, the parents of the class revolted, because our children have a teacher who is very severely, testament James, the father of a student in a private school île-de-france. The averages tended to be revised upwards, in-house, very opaque. My son got two more points. “ Highlighted by the crisis of the Covid, the challenge of harmonization arises in reality in the long term. Because the new ferry, fully in force next year, will be based 40 % on continuous assessment. “The schools elitist will continue to be severe – including to separate gradually the students of the less good ones – but without the disadvantage of their candidates for the ibc. This implies to assess more generously to the work counting towards the degree “anticipates the sociologist Pierre Merle. “We need to conduct a discussion on the notation and its purpose “, offers Gilles Demarquet, the president of the Apel, the Association of parents of students of free education. “Already, this crisis, as well as the functioning of Parcoursuphave brought awareness to our teachers that they needed to revolutionize their way to note “ensures Vivien Joby.


Parcoursup, a selection on the continuous monitoring

Created in 2017, the platform assignment in the upper Parcoursup is based on the notes of the continuous control of first and terminal but does not take into account the results of the bac, including the trials of terminal take place at a later time. To compensate for the differences in rating between high schools, some courses operate a “recovery” by providing (during the file review, or even as soon as they are sorted by an algorithm) a bonus to the candidates of the institutions ” elitist “. From next year, Parcoursup will incorporate two-thirds of the notes of the lac, including the ongoing monitoring and the final proofs of the teachings of the specialty, passed as early as march.


Jean-Michel Blanquer hopes for a relief of the health protocol in schools as early as Friday

Jean-Michel Blanquer said he hoped Wednesday evening June 10, a relief of the health protocol will be decided Friday, June 12, during a council of defence. The minister of national education insisted in affirming, on RTLbe “the first wish “.

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Asked whether the protocol is very strict, which currently governs the schools and prevents that all students can return to school would be reduced, the minister replied : “We will probably do it “. “I’m the first to want it, and I don’t demand that this, a-t-he added. There will be a council of defence on Friday under the authority of the president of the Republic, it is on this day that we will be able to take, I hope, the relief measures which will have vocation to apply in the month of June “perhaps as early as next week. “It is only a hypothesis “, he insisted.

If a relief is decided, it will be especially “a point of health protocol “ : the rule of the 15 students maximum per class in primary school, he said. Sunday 7 June, the chairman of the scientific council, and Jean-François Delfraissy, had said that the health rules for the children at the school could be lightened by the end of June, including “the meals, recess, or sport “.

To a penalty for the teacher “dropouts” ?

Jean-Michel Blanquer has also released the latest figures on the recovery : it is estimated that “over 50 % “ the proportion of students who were able to return to school – but sometimes only one day per week. In the secondary, it is “30 % of college students “ who have taken, the more often partially. “The situation is improving step by step “has-t-he assured.

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Questioned also on teachers “dropouts “ pointed out in recent days in certain media and on social networks, the minister has paid tribute first “that the teachers have done during the confinement “. “Of course, there are people who have not quite been at the height of their duty.”, he added, without elaborating. “The real problem is when there is nothing, neither a presence, nor telework “, said the minister, referring to possible sanctions.


How every student can get good grades

Whoever reports often is better to come with.
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The student Tim Nießner wanted to know how to get a high school diploma with 1.0 – and asked those who need to know. In the interview, he gives tips and tricks on how everyone can get good grades.

What was your everyday school life like at home in the past few weeks?

Anke Schipp

Editor in the “Life” section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

I always got up at 9 a.m. Since most of the teachers sent weekly assignments, I always sat on Mondays and Tuesdays and did most of the things, then I had the rest of the week off.

Apparently you do not have delayed inflammation?

No, but because we always had to give up something, the pressure was there.

You are in 12th grade and have written a book about the tricks to get a very good Abitur. Who is your target group?


who can really go back to class?

Less than a week before the deconfinement and the gradual reopening of educational establishments, many parents wonder: “Will my child really be able to go back to school?” “

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What can be said for now is that high school students will have to wait. Only the colleges of the departments classified green will be able to reopen in limited enrollment as of May 18, giving priority to students of 6e and 5e. High school students will have to wait until the end of May to find out if they have a chance of being welcomed back to their school before summer.

The question is posed differently in the nursery and elementary schools, supposed to reopen on May 11. Or at least the following days, because in many cases there is one to several “pre-entry” days.

The resumption is conditional on compliance with a binding health protocol and the presence in sufficient numbers of staff, knowing that some teachers who are fragile or have to keep their own child will stay at home. Mayors themselves have announced that they will not reopen their schools next week due to insufficient security conditions.

Priority to “pivotal classes”

For the remainder, the ministry fixed the broad outlines. ” All classes of less than 15 students – for example in rural areas or the CP and CE1 split in priority education – are intended to reopen on May 11 “Said Édouard Geffray, the director general of school education. ” Elsewhere, as far as possible, priority should be given to the hinge classes: large section, CP and CM2. It is also necessary to take into account the pupils who can be considered as priority: children with disabilities, threatened by dropping out or whose parents exercise an activity essential to the fight against the epidemic or the resumption of activity “He continues. Criteria formulated for information. ” Local flexibility is essential “Insists Edouard Geffray.

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It is up to each director to adapt according to the reception capacities and the dialogue with the community, even pressures exerted by the mayor, potentially recipient of calls from families wishing to send their child to school. Comments a teacher unionist.

In many schools, there will be no priority audience to define “, Nuance Michel Fournier, mayor of Les Voivres (Vosges) and vice-president of the Association of rural mayors. In his commune, for example, only 30 to 40% of parents want their child to go back to school. A similar proportion given by a recent Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting survey.

“Quite prison” reception conditions

With the approval of my board of directors, I have nevertheless drawn up a list of criteria to be taken into account if by chance the requests exceed the capacity of reception. “, Confides a head of the private school. May be privileged, inter alia, ” case by case “, The children” who live in a deleterious family camera », Those from single-parent families or those whose parents exercise a liberal profession and need to relaunch their activity urgently …

Large sections, CP and CME, on the other hand, will not have priority in this school. And for good reason: education will continue to be provided at a distance, for questions of equity between students and feasibility for teachers, ” who cannot teach at the same time physically and online ” The reception – which may include children of different levels – will be under the care of the daycare, assumes this director. ” The health protocol is so strict that the conditions will be almost prison “, He warns. And to suggest to parents who can ” to organize themselves to take turns keeping their children out of school