We love our EP community of educators, teachers, students, parents, learners, partners and everyone else we are lucky to connect with, whilst doing what we love.

Each month, we have so many wonderful activities taking place, we thought we would start a monthly roundup, and wow, it’s been an active month at EP!

With the ever-growing to-do’s this time of year brings, we’ve been thinking about a variety of ways to help keep you connected, stimulated, inspired and forever learning, of-course. Following are just some of the activities and collaborations our EPeeps have been up to in August.

  1. EPIC Conferences

EP’s Innovate and Collaborate (EPIC) Conferences made an appearance again this year – but with a twist! With the travel restrictions and lockdown regulations in place for many regions, EPICs were hosted digitally for the first time across Australia and New Zealand. Our speakers had a strong focus on placing student well-being front and centre, as well as discussing and developing different strategies for one of the most unprecedented times in teaching. We’re so grateful to have shared the experience with so many teachers, and we promise this won’t be the last you see of our EPIC Conferences. 

Read more here.

  1. EP Studio Competition

Amongst our many student competitions, we think it’s important to give our teachers something fun and engaging to set their minds to! The release of EP Studio, our brand new content authoring tool, empowers teachers to readily create their own lessons from scratch, catering to exactly what their students need. We’re encouraging teachers to try out this very powerful tool and share their lessons with friends and colleagues – no matter where they are in the world.

The competition closes 18th September – there’s still time to showcase your creations and support teachers and students alike!

Read more and enter here.

  1. Student STEALTH Challenge

Our inaugural Student STEALTH Challenge made its debut in August! STEALTH represents the intersection between Science, Technology, English, Maths, Languages, and Humanities.

The STEALTH Challenge encourages students to utilise existing knowledge, as well as enhance their learning and understanding of new areas, and promotes the powers of teamwork.

The challenge is open until September 25th – it’s absolutely not too late to take part! 

Get involved here.

  1. EP Science Championships 2020

Our annual EP Science Championships have wrapped up for the year, and the results we’ve seen from students and schools this year have astounded us!

The celebration of learning is so dear to us at EP, and the extensive engagement in all areas of Science has been nothing less than an absolute pleasure to be a part of. Of the 161,000 students from 1874 schools across 39 countries, we saw an incredible 22 million questions answered!

Well done to our top three schools – Mission Heights Junior College in Auckland NZ, East Hills Boys High School in NSW Australia, and MacKillop Catholic College, Warnervale in NSW Australia.

 

What’s ahead for September:

We’ve got a number of initiatives coming up across September to help build a more inclusive space for students, strengthen student well-being, and empower students in many areas of their learning. A few activities to watch out for include:

We love feedback, so if there is anything you are interested in, or want to know more about, then let us know.

Have a fantastic September.