NULC Lecturer is “World Class”
21st September 2015
Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) Mathematics Lecturer and Assistant Head of Sixth Form Andy Snape has been named the featured ‘Teacher of the Month’ for September by LEGO for his work with LEGO Education.
The College has recently invested £60,000 in to a brand new state-of-the-art LEGO Innovation Studio which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and computer programmers.
Andy was nominated and featured as part of The LEGO Education Communities monthly recognition of teachers worldwide who are aiming to inspire pupils through the use of teaching with LEGO Education products.
Andy said: “We are using the resources on a wide range of courses at NULC from entry level and Level 1 courses through to Level 3 Extended Diplomas along with AS and A Levels too. Our main focus is targeting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) and Literacy based courses but we have found lots of new ideas to incorporate our different kits into lots of other subject areas also. In addition we are targeting students to develop their 'soft-skills' of teamwork and communication, developing them to be more employable when they progress on from the college”.
Sessions are available to primary and secondary school students every Wednesday in the Lego Innovation Studio and as well as these sessions, corporate clients can utilise the studio for activities such as team building workshops.
Andy continued: “The resources available in the studio cover a wide range of abilities and curriculum areas. We wanted to enrich our curriculum and enhance our lesson delivery using exciting and innovative methods and we found that LEGO Education offers the products and support to do just that, plus you get to work with LEGO what student wouldn't want to get involved?”
Lucy Hancock, Schools Relationship Manager at NULC said: “To be recognised and featured on such a international platform shows how highly LEGO Education view Andy Snape’s achievement and contribution in setting up the LEGO Innovation Studio at NULC and how effective he has been at utilising the resources with students from Primary to Post Graduate level. We are proud to have Andy managing this innovative facility which offers a unique approach to learning for both students at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and to our local schools.”