EdTech Program Inspires Students to Rise Stronger Every Day
The student-athletes at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School (PBC) are about to take their school motto of ‘Rise Stronger Every Day’ to a new level with the launch today of the ‘Like a Champion’ series of online learning courses. This new initiative propels PBC into the booming world of Educational Technology (EdTech) with their own purpose built learning portal for PBC students, in partnership with leading EdTech firm Leaders of Evolution (LoE).
The initial roll out of courses aims to add further weight to the PBC Sports Excellence program, specifically their goal of providing a holistic education package for their student-athletes. The Like a Champion series launches with three courses focused on financial wellbeing, growth mindset and the importance of sleep.
These courses will provide student-athletes with the practical tools to tackle everyday challenges with confidence, with the end goal of enhancing wellbeing practices and ultimately assisting their athletic performance also.
Gold Coast based LoE co-founder Jon Shepherd has driven the partnership with PBC and reflects on his own experience as a high school athlete.
“As a former student-athlete myself, I’m a passionate advocate of holistic education and recognise the foundation this lays for life, well beyond the last game of competitive sport.”Jon Shepherd, Co-founder at Leaders of Evolution
“The exciting vision however for the PBC Reds learning portal extends far beyond the sports excellence program, with the goal of being able to provide contemporary and engaging education for all PBC students over the coming years.”
This sponsorship will allow up to 500 young student-athletes develop their financial literacy in a critical period of their development, as they move into their first jobs and eventually full time work down the track.
The PBC Reds portal will continue to provide learning opportunities for the sports excellence program with a further two ‘Like a Champion’ courses planned for release later in the year. The school is also currently exploring opportunities across the junior and senior schools for later in 2021.
“At Leaders of Evolution we have always had a philosophy of saving teachers time and helping them deliver better outcomes. PBC are in exactly this position as we can collaboratively plan and implement e-learning courses which can be deployed at scale, ensuring consistency and a contemporary method of classroom learning.” Shepherd said.
Today marks the start of a bright and exciting evolution in learning at PBC. We should expect to see their students rising stronger every day as a result of this.
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