Friday, April 17, 2015

CPIT staff day - 17th April 2015 -

Annual CPIT staff day is held on campus this year in the gym of the new Whareroa building. The day opens with a mihi /  welcome (in Maoris) from Hemi Hoskins. Hana o'Regan leads us in the CPIT waiata. MC Hilary Muir introduces herself and starts the day off. The main purpose of the day is to come to a shared understanding of the 'new' CPIT strategic plan. Gavin Blake from Fever Picture will be undertaking Live Scribing to record what is happening through the day.

Jenn Bestwick, chair of CPIT council, officially welcomes everyone. and sets scene for the day and the 'One CPIT' focus. Introduced the structure for the day as a series of TEDex presentations.

First sessions, on the topic of market relevance. Secondly, theme of graduate outcomes with a series of presentations from present and graduated students. the third theme is around 'alternative' delivery, not necessarily all to do with technology but to do what we now do well, differently. Key focuses of developing and supporting 'modern learning environments' and a way forward into the future.

On market relevance, the first speaker is  Kaila Colbin from Ministry of Awesome 'on staying relevant in an expotentially shifting market'. Provided example of Moore's law as an example of expotential growth of computing power. Presently, we are able to access info. on smart phone / ablets which is greater than information available during Bill Clinton's time as USA president. Computing accelerates developments in all fields of human endeavour - including new fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, etc. Unfortunately, our brains are not quite wired for the expotential growth of content. Consumer expectations have risen based on potentialities but linear business growth is unable to keep up with predictions of Moore's law. Technologies are onverging with artificial intelligence, robiotics, medicine, neuroscience, energy, nano tech, bio tech and computing - some science fiction of last decade now normal. Used 3D printing as example of how quickly tech. may move and the synergies possible by bringing 3D tech with other disciplines e.g. medical. What does it mean for our students? Are we preparing students for the future? 47% to 81% of jobs now may not exist in 2050. Presently, in transition period, so learning for flexibility important. What are implications? HIgh priority skills include problem solving, creativity, adaptability, future thinking, Need to reimagine Why we now do things as we do.

Next up, Paul Wright on 'customer service'. Used experiences at Harcourts to provide examples of a consolidated approach towards providing customer service. Whole organisation is focused on meeting customer service needs including IT, staff capability etc.  customer service includes treating staff as customers as well - used example of how staff have a phone - birthday message - on their birthday. Mobile agent set up to support all staff to be productive and responsive to customer needs. Staff are recognised though a range of staff awards to incentivise staff with customer service given top priority. Admin staff are included as they are crucial to the customer service process.  Importance of treating complaints seriously. Most important strategy - beating all 'modern' means - is a thank you card! Introduced the inspire foundation and asked for submissions to encourage growth of youth talent.

Beth Knowles from CPIT international speaks on market relevance in a global community. Provided statistics on CPIT international students. top 5 countries for international students are China, India, Japan, South Korea and Thailand but we have 1330 students from 50 countries providing over 600 EFTs. Spoke of thnite reciprocal advantages oref internationalisation.  Not only international students attaining education but for NZ students to also learn how to work with others within global economy. International students high in Food & Hosp. Business (almost 30%) and engineeiting / architecture and humanities (19%).
Need to have student mobility - inbound / outbound exchanges, staff exchanges, study abrou, ad programmes with partner institutes, double degree opportunities and multi country / multi partner institutions like GESA.

Next up Deon Swiggs presents on new perspectives on market relevance as informed by current context in Christchurch. Rebuild Christchurch has objectives to engage, connect and empower the people to contribute to the rebuild. Informed by Simon Sinek's Golden circle connecting why, how and what and to enable people to do what they do well. Provided various example deployed to connect with, consult and work with the community. Tagline - be brave and do things differently. provided example of the 'covered' series as a way to inform people on progress. to ensure organisational progress, leadership is important - thinking to do things differently.

Mike Fields, HOD of Trades, introduces Nick Matthews- carpentry tutor, to present on aspect of his work with iTab and market relevance. Started with overview of how he moved into teaching after career in army and apprenticeship in carpentry. Focused on industry demand and the changing environment with relevance to provision of carpentry training. EFTS increase from 214 to  297 plus campus re-developments provide opportunities to rethink how things are done.  Provided info. on carpentry pathways from pre-trade courses to apprenticeship. During pre-trade - work experience of 200 hours required - tracked with work diary, tutor visits and move into apprenticeship. Need to keep industry informed about pathways. Currently, supporting 320 apprentices ( 2 1/2 times more than inn 2011). Detailed industry partnerships, especially new ones with steel frame industry industry. Maori and Pasifika trades training an important asoect to assist greater diversity in industry.

Short morning tea followed by a slide show on successful 'graduate outcomes' across all departments with accompaniment from a jazz trio - recently completed their programme.
Then a presentation from Scarlett Cvitanovich who completed Broadcasting degree in 2010 and now working as chief reporter for South Island for Newstalk ZB. Colllates news each morning (5am start) for broadcast. Very varied, hectic at times but sometimes, need to be creative when not much SI news! Affirmed degree prepared her well, esp. internship. and present work. Had to come up quickly as she started at ZB a month before Canterbury earthquakes in Sept. and then Pike River mine accident on the West Coast. Ready her for the really big story of Chch. earthquake! which accelerated her career development. importance of internship to 'get foot into the door'. Attitude and passion just as important as skills. Also important to keep up with technology as even in 4 years, broadcasting tech. has increased pace. Speed increases pressure to become timely.

Next, Mat Goodman who completed the degree in sustainability and education. presented via written testimonial read by MC and video - as he was busy working for a company filming a documentary across NZ.  He was able to extend his passion for photography and follow his interest in studying keas' use of tools. A video example of his work also provided showing his work, set in the inspiring SI landscape with wonderful footage of a kea getting into a stoat trap.

Followed by Jason Tiatia, now a tutor and also a coach for Rugby 7s. Jason speaks on hi journey for the Diploma in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (DTLT) and his 'last chapter' returning after a career in professional sports, to teach. HIs teaching founded on 'the one who does the work, does the learning', 'in order to lead you must serve'. Summarised his learning and development as a teacher.

Student presentations consist of panel to provide their experiences and destinations. Include Henri Nelis - medical imaging, Josh Klazinga - computing, Rochelle Perriero - nursing and Simon Wilke - Hospitality.

Then a performance from recent NASDA graduates with 3 artistes giving excerpts from the play 'last 5 program'. Formed theatre company 'Kindle' as part of
final project on programme. Put together proposal and applied for funding through Ministry of Awesome to produce the musical / play. Wonderful singing :0

After light  lunch, another performance from Jazz school students accompanies slide show showing allied staff at their work stations.

Presentation on 'dynamic learning and environments' with Michael Davies -  via Skype from the USA. Overview of what is possible and future. 'The future is here its just not evenly distributed yet'. Proposed presentation to be forward looking, opinionated and iconoclastic! Smart phones, pervasive connectivity, cloud etc. disrupting many industries. Customers are enpowered - affects work . Proposes effect on transportation and retail with next wave with education and health. Nature of work and learning is changing, we need to keep pace. with smart phone, access to data, information, knowledge etc. so what happens with education? In transportation, example used is uber - peer to peer put to work to meet customised needs. implications for work are less conventional full time routine knowledge work, part- time portfolios careers, more meaning. Continuous innovation provides compelling, user-forsed solutions requiring continuous deployment, collaboration and nimbleness. shift in higher ed with need to raise their capability, meet challenges which will come through student pressure and thinking through how to do what currently offered differently.  therefore, important to obtain means to track (learning analytics) what students do to learn. Made the point that digital mmigrants made the shift! so will continue to keep up. Need to work out HOW digital can contribute to each learning context as 'all on liine' does not work for all. Need to commit to continual change!

Next up, an example from CPIT. Mike Field introduces panel including Steve Tomsett  (flip classroom), Ian Williamson (online assessment)  and Sandy Chamnerlain (online resources). Each presented on their approaches - how, why, pros and cons and WHY NOT. Steve ascribes to a 1% a day rule - to make a change a small step at a time to improve teaching (learning for students). need for similar approach with students, how to help them learn 1% at a time. Ian introduces how he uses online assessment (peerwise) to help students complete their own self-directed learning. Selected peerwise as it put the onus of learning on to students. however, less feedback to tutor on student performance- so use 'confidence' assessments with students. adds the questions to confidence based assessments with can we do more> can we do better? Sandy presented on how she used video to improve learning of painting and decorating. Used Simek's golden circle to emphasis the need of students to have the WHY before omethey learn how. Used video to assist skills learning by providing exemplars and revisiosn questions to check knowledge learning.

Hana O'Regan and Hemi Hoskins presented on pilot run since beginning of the year. An immersion, residential 1 month programme, run at marae over January on Te Reo. Map multiple pathways for individuals at different levels to assist them to meet their learning goals - all in a short compressed time. Started from each individual's needs, developed the learning outcomes and then approach enrolments! So many courses but a programme for 80 students. Provided example of using powhiri to help students, all at different levels, begin with what they had and build on these to move to a higher level of Te Reo. ALso included were students who just wanted to learn powhiri protocols, plan / develop, facilitate etc. So one activity customised to a range of learning outcomes (4 courses, 78 students, one event). Not able to 'plan' but have resources available to support a range of learning.. Balance of responsive but also flexible.

Then a session on technology enhanced learning with Adam Hollingworth, Cathy Peck, Murray Scott and Elizabeth Schmidt.  Adam - provided 4 suggestions - Add not replace - teaching, think of the learners' experience, improve the before and after learning experience and future proof your work.  Elizabeth uses blended learning for bioscience section with midwifery students. What the students DO is important. Cathy presents staff development resource for all staff and students - - on trial at CPIT for a year. Murray introduced MOOCs, possibilities and direction. Murray provided his experiences using MOOCs for his own personal development.

Russell Graham uses some Russell aerobics to revive us :)

Kay Gilles - CE - presents staff awards. Rising Star award to - out of 8 nominations -3 award - Sela Feltolu, Amber Johnson and George Tylee. Sustainabiliy award with 7 nominations with the winner as Robyn Ellen from early learning centre. Excellence in management 13 nominees with Cathy Andrew winning this year. CPIT excellence awards in teaching in the first 2 years goes to Maz Black and Jane Parker.  Innovative teaching practice awards go to Lindsey Alton and Silvia Santos. Sustained excellence in teaching goes to Cheryl Stokes, Julia Wu. and Daphne Manderson.

Session to feedback on the day followed.  Various management provide their overviews in short minute sessions.  Drinks session follows to close the day.

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