Come and hear how Project-Based learning has been successfully adopted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA.
Date: Friday 31 January
Time: 1 – 2pm
Venue: John Britten foyer – No need to register
Professor Gary Pollice from WPI will discuss the role of project-based learning and motivations for and benefits from using it.
Examples of implementing projects in the classroom and throughout the curriculum will be highlighted to illustrate how project-based learning develops critical thinking and other skills that our graduates today need to have for success in their careers.
Results as provided by students, alumni, faculty and employers are presented alongside a discussion of some of the challenges and successes with project-based learning in the classroom and in WPI’s global projects program.
To kick off 2020, all UC staff have access to a discount offer on Crusaders Club Memberships!
The offer includes a discount in both the platinum and gold seating categories at Orangetheory Stadium for all 7 Crusaders home games, and they are also offering Kids Go Free in covered seats with a paying adult. UC staff who join as Crusaders Club Members also receive 30% off all Crusaders shop merchandise.
To purchase this offer, visit www.crusaders.co.nz and head to the Crusaders Club Membership page, enter the promo code: 2020club
This is a limited time offer and will close on 1 Feb.
See membership prices here>
What is the Aotearoa Bike Challenge?
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is a fun, free competition to encourage our UC colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There are lots of fantastic prizes on offer to tempt your team, which will be announced as the Challenge approaches!
How does it work?
You and your workplace team earn points for every kilometre you ride, every day you ride, and for every person you encourage to sign-up (they don’t have to be in your team – they just have to log a ride in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge). The points system has been carefully selected to ensure a fair and exciting competition, and to strongly encourage teams to engage new riders if they want to climb the leaderboard and secure victory.
You’ll compete against other workplace teams of comparable sizes. Ride anywhere, anytime for just 10 minutes to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top folks in the individual leaderboard categories and some lucky participants will win for certain activities including encouraging other to ride or logging trips. The more often you log rides and encourage others to log their rides, the more likely you are to win a prize!
You’ve got all of February to get out and earn points!
How to take part
Follow these four steps:
- Register on this website, it’s free. Register here
- Ride a bike anywhere, anytime for at least 10 minutes during the Challenge (1-29 February)
- Record your ride on this site and tell your friends and coworkers about the Challenge.
- Reward yourself and your friends by winning prizes!
If you need help registering, contact me email@example.com or phone 93580
The symposium I posted about late last year is now open for registrations. You can find all the details and how to register on the ATEM website.
What: The Aotearoa ATEM committee is organising a Tertiary Technicians Symposium.
The aim of the day is to improve the visibility and recognition of our technical workforce, provide them with an opportunity to network with their peers and help them explore professional development opportunities.
Where: Victoria University of Wellington
When: 10 – 11 February 2020
If anyone does attend, I would be interested to hear your feedback. Karen Mather, OD Manager
Well done to all of our students who are graduating from UC this week, and to our staff for all the tools and support you have given to our learning community. Your hard work exemplifies UC’s vision of people prepared to make a difference – tangata tū, tangata ora.