Gold Coast School Amplifies Life-Skills of Students with New Partnership
Palm Beach Currumbin State High School (PBC) are embracing the explosion in digital learning with the launch of its purpose-built PBC REDS e-learning platform.
In collaboration with Gold Coast-based educational technology company Leaders of Evolution (LoE), this three-year partnership is set to forge a new frontier for teaching and learning practice at PBC.
The first roll-out of e-learning courses is set for Term 2, with close to 300 students gaining access to the ‘Like a Champion’ series. This series of courses are aligned to PBC’s renowned athlete development program and will provide learning on financial literacy, sleep practice for athletes and mindset. These courses will reinforce the holistic athlete development ethos of the REDS (Rise Every Day Stronger) program, developing valuable life skills for athletes off the field of play.
Advanced Learning Opportunities
Following the initial rollout of courses on PBC REDS in term 2, the school intends to build a roadmap so staff and students can access contemporary and engaging teaching and learning tools across multiple curriculum areas. Leaders of Evolution will partner with PBC staff to digitise current teaching and learning resources and build new learning opportunities for both students and staff to engage with across the initial three-year partnership.
Leaders of Evolution co-founder Jon Shepherd has witnessed the acceleration of e-learning since the business launched in 2015 and sees no signs of this slowing down. “PBC have demonstrated their commitment to educational excellence by forging this path. The school sets itself up for the next decade with this announcement and we’re proud to be working alongside them to achieve their goals.
“EdTech is far from a new thing; however, remote learning has fast-tracked the need for educators to embrace new technologies in their teaching. Although we’re focused on the here and now, it’s also exciting to consider what the learning platform might look like and help teachers and students achieve in 2030.” Shepherd said.
EdTech on the Rise
With EdTech on the rise and a generation of digital nomads moving through the education system, the timing seems right for PBC to take a brave leap of faith into a new and exciting era of teaching and learning.
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Motivated to disrupt traditional education, former classroom teacher Damian Hecker and retired athlete Jon Shepherd Co-founded LoE in 2015 to inspire fun, engaging and authentic cloud-based learning opportunities for young people all over the world.
LoE suite of researched-backed, contemporary online courses equip students aged 10 to 18 years with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to thrive as global citizens.
We save teachers’ time strengthening student leadership, creativity, growth mindset, autonomy & grit, communication, teamwork, problem solving and other critical life skills for entire year levels.
To provide guidance and clarity to learners, LoE has created the 4 C’s of Learning Framework – whereby learners walk away with their Competence, Confidence, Character and Connectedness enhanced.
LoE currently connects with 400+ schools and 10,000+ students from all over the world.
As education technology trailblazers, we pave the way as an active member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EdStart – a select entry global accelerator program designed to help leading EdTech companies build solutions that are secure, scalable, and cost-effective.
Under the E-learning Hub Partnership banner of the company, LoE partners with schools, national and professional sports and not-for-profits to design and deploy a fully customised Learning Management System (LMS), and revenue-generating online courses at scale.
We have expertly designed and deployed online learning for Essendon Football Club, Gold Coast SUNS, South East Melbourne Phoenix, Special Olympics Australia, Snow Australia and Palm Beach Currumbin State High School.
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