Starting August 2018

Hosted by

High School

The  High School D.A.T.A. League is an educational competition, similar to that of a Science Fair or Spelling Bee, which allows students to compete and display their applied knowledge of our STEM training.

The IGL Foundation along with the New Orleans Microsoft™ Store will be providing on-site training and assistance throughout the year to high school students; with all student work showcased and accessible at any time on EEZERS.

In this year’s competition, students will complete various projects based on their STEM training within our IGL Foundation guideline; points will be awarded for skill, teamsmanship and final presentation.

The season concludes in June at the 2019 NOLA Gaming Festival, where top teams and top individual competitors will receive awards, prizes and internship opportunities based on the season results.

What is the Student D.A.T.A League?

The IGL Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring people together to learn, compete and play.

By leveraging the popularity of the video game industry, we are able to provide an exciting Digital Arts curriculum that revolves around the core learning programs included in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. 

Over the years we have hosted dozens of STEM Programs and gaming events at local New Orleans schools.  These events showcase educational seminars, local businesses, animation and video workshops, gaming tournaments and much more.  The goal is to be both fun and educational, while at the same time better preparing students to be a part of today’s technology-driven workforce economy.

About the IGL Foundation

What we provide

  • STEM Programming
    • "Basic Training"
    • "Project Base Learning" - Student D.A.T.A. League
    • ​Special Industry Guest Seminars & Workshops 
  • IGL Equipment Inventory
    • Computers & software for classroom learning in Graphic Arts
    • EEZERS Personal Portfolio,Support & Content Building
  • Eezers live Video game and media launch feature

Where are we located?

The DATA Lab

  Noble Minds Institute previously St. Matthew Central School. We currently host our Summer program at this location  and will continue throughout the school year.We will be located on the second floor and will utilize classrooms and large auditorium.

Planned DATA Lab Scheduling

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

6:00 pm

9:00 Am

10:00 am

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:00 pm

7:00pm

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 1,2&,3)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 4,5&,6)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 7,8&,9)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(School Group 10,11&,12)

(Guest Speaker)

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Youth After School training  

Youth After School training  

Youth After School training  

Youth After School training  

Youth Gaming League  

Youth Gaming League  

Youth Gaming League  

Youth Gaming League  

Youth Gaming League  

Youth Gaming League  

(In one week we can offer our STEM training to up to 20 different School groups and organizations)

Offsite Programing

Even though we rather keep school cost low by teaching at our location,we still teach offsite to accommodate schools that cant be transported. Offsite Schools must pay $600 in annual operational fee when teaching offsite Per every 20 student groups.

STEM Training and DATA Competition

  • Schools can create groups up to 20 kids max group per secession for scheduled time blocks Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
  • Schools  are responsible for students transportation.
  • All equipment will be provided, students are still open to bring personal laptops.

The goal is to offer as a Free Program made to give all students interested a chance to learn STEM education we only require a $300 operational fee Per school group to cover materials for the year. 

League Projects

Throughout the training program teams are assigned  project challenges from week to week. Teams will have to use what they learn in there training to complete each assignment as a group. 

All project challenges can range in the area of:

Graphics & Design

Digital Marketing 

Video & Animation

Programing 

Game Development 

 

Points & Prizes

Circuit points are awarded for every placement within each individual challenge throughout the year and accumulated for the individual students,  school teams the student is representing. During the season on eezers.com all students will be able to check the Leaderboard to see school rankings and placements.

After the final event presentation at the end of the season, NOLA Gaming Festival, all points are added up.

Individual students and team prizes will be awarded to the top  finishers in each category.

The IGL Foundation will also make a donation to the top overall  points of winning high schools.