Olympic-Sized Learning

Photo Courtesy Classroom Champions

Picture this: You log in to your live lesson. Instead of your usual teacher, you see that your teacher is Erin Hamlin, four-time Olympic medalist and the flag bearer for Team USA at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony!

This is exactly what some of our Mega News Network student-journalists experienced on Thursday, February 22 when they participated in an online chat with Olympic athletes live from South Korea! What a great way to celebrate Digital Learning Day!

This event was hosted by Classroom Champions, a non-profit organization that pairs Olympic athletes with schools to help mentor students. During the live chat we met both Erin Hamlin, a four-time Olympian and luger, and Elana Myers-Taylor, a three-time Olympian and bobsledder. The chat was hosted by Sugar Todd, a long track speed skater Olympian who represented the U.S. in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Even Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer dropped in the chat to give students a challenge and see which class could cheer “USA” the loudest!

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