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Children's University (Photo: Erica Austin)

Learning Days Festival 2023

May 8 - 14, 2023

Ōtautahi Learning Days is an Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch festival of public events focused on equity, access and innovation. Our key theme this year is 'Kōtuituia - Weaving Curiosity '23'. The events are free or low-cost and designed to be hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for anyone that are future-focused and place-based.

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Micro-credentials Information Hui | Thu 31 October (5:00 pm – 6:30 pm)

Learning City Christchurch warmly invites you to a Microcredentials Information Hui to be held on Thursday 31 October. This event will update you with the latest information about formal systems of microcredentials and how they are being used. There will be time to ask questions and interact with presenters.

Malaysia Visit for Social Science Teachers

Asia New Zealand Foundation is offering an exciting opportunity for social science teachers to travel to Malaysia in April 2020 to learn about the industry and how social sciences are taught in Malaysian schools, as well as get a feel for the cultural, economic and social context of Malaysia. Applications close November 18.

Leadership in Communities – LinC Programme 2020

The LinC programme is designed to nurture and sustain thriving leaders in flourishing communities. Are you up for the opportunity to grow and develop, in a supportive and encouraging environment? Application close 3 December 2019

LinC Activator: Facilitation as a Practice

This will be a fun and interactive evening and a great opportunity to learn some practical facilitation skills.

Rocket Challenge

Over 6–8 weeks in Term 2 2020, students work with their teacher and Wonder Project Ambassador to design, build, and launch their very own water rocket. The programme has been designed to align with Level 4 of the teaching curriculum. That’s one small step for a student, one giant leap for New Zealand’s STEM industry. We pair schools with STEM professionals to support their teaching and provide resources to successfully run the programme.

The Mayfield Project

The Mayfield Project is Learning Environments Australasia's biennial research programme that brings together young architects, planners, teachers, education administrators, education consultants, policy makers and students.
They are looking for creative, committed and passionate young professionals to explore current education issues and embark on an exciting enquiry-based design thinking process to create real-world applications of current theory. Participants will expand their knowledge, meet new like-minded people, work together across chapters, and have the opportunity to present their new-found knowledge.
Questions & Applications should be sent to the Chair of the Mayfield Project, Dani Martin ( by COB 21 December.

The Electric Garden Version 2.0

The Electric Garden – a hands-on, Internet of Things (IoT) solution to help schools deliver the new Digital Technology curriculum. Using the Electric Garden, children install wireless sensors in their school garden, and gather and monitor data through an online portal. This results in more than giant pumpkins! The Electric Garden supports digital learning, develops gardening knowledge, and promotes wellbeing by the children spending time in nature.