This article was initially published in the Quirky Kid Website.
Last night, during the sold out ceremony for the 21st annual Educational Publishing awards at the State Library of Victoria, Power Up! our performance psychology resource, was awarded the Best Student Resource (Primary) under the Arts/Humanities category.
Th judges praised our resource as follow:
“Power Up is a target product that has wide appeal and application. It is unique in its approach in helping students enhance performance to achieve success by identifying and improving cognitive strategies. Clearly presented, well-designed and practical in its application. It delivers contemporary and relatable video content”.
Our team, Kimberley O’Brien (principal Educational and Development Psychologist), Leonardo Rocker (Publisher and Business Manager) and Lisa Diebold (Designer) were proud to receive the award from Senator the Hon. Scott Ryan Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Senator for Victoria, who was officially representing the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education.
The award is a significant achievement for our growing educational publishing house and confirms the amazing quality and innovation of our resources and products. We are a very proud team this week!
The ceremony was led by by Michael Gordon Smith, Chief Executive of the Australian Publishers Association (APA) and provided participants with inspiring and challenging speeches by David Barnett – Managing Director, Pearson Australia, and David Howes – Executive Director, Curriculum, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. We also heard from Murray St Leger – Chief Executive Officer, Copyright Agency and Cliff Brigstocke, Chief Executive Officer, OPUS Group.
Australia’s largest educational and most successful publishers like Pearson, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press Macmillan Education Australia took home many awards.The full list of winners is available in the EPAA catalogue 2014.
Our contented focus and commitment
Quirky Kid has a refreshed enthusiasm and focus to continue developing innovative resources for the educational sector in Australia and overseas. We have two more incredible resources in the pipeline and can’t wait to share them with you.
We would like to thank our clients and colleagues for their support and encouragement. We also invite schools and colleagues interested in offering this resource for their students and clients to get in touch with us. We are very happy to come to you and demonstrate how this resource can contribute to your students psychological support.
Offering Power Up!
You can purchase and find out more about Power Up! on the following websites:
- http://Quirkykid.ca (Canada and USA clients)
You can also become an affiliate by registering here.
You can become a Power Up Facilitator by completing the registration from online
If you would like to offer this resource for your students, please contact us to discuss with your school