- Target 5,688 students in Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra and Al Ain
- Rize offers free after-school courses for public and Charter school students from grades 1 to 12
To date, phase one delivered 15 courses over 70 classes to 1,793 students. Stemming from the increased demand for Rize courses, ADEK announced that it is expanding the program’s capacity in phase two to accommodate up to 5,688 students, in addition to introducing a variety of new cutting-edge topics and courses, such as coding, robotics, machine learning and arts.
Starting January 26, Rize will comprise 109 classes spanning 17 innovative courses delivered in a new kind of learning which promotes critical thinking, innovation, ideation, and healthy competition.
Speaking on the occasion, Khuloud Al Dhaheri, Chairperson of the Students Enrichment Programs Committee at ADEK, said: “In line with its vision to provide an education platform that contributes to developing a knowledge-based economy, ADEK is proud to spearhead Rize Enrichment Programs - delivered by specialized teachers with relevant experience in innovative teaching methods. Aimed at to empowering our future leaders, Rize offers a comprehensive and immersive educational experience that nurtures existing capabilities and introduces students to crucial topics relevant to the 21st-century skillset.”
She added: “Having witnessed high interest from students and parents across the emirate in the first phase, we are delighted to launch the second phase of our next-level Rize Enrichment Programs that builds on the success of phase one while accounting for student priorities and requirements. Phase two of Rize will deliver tailored and sought-after sessions focusing on technology, math and arts in a growing number of participating schools.”
Rize Enrichment Programs offer free after-school sessions that are open to all public and Charter School students (grades 1 to 12) in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. Rize courses take place four days per week – two days for boys and two days for girls.
The Rize Annual Program is a unique after-school program that teaches cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) subjects under three main themes – Rize Tech, Rize Arts and Culture, and Rize Math. The program seeks to promote critical thinking, help create 21st-century innovators and assist students with university preparation.
Rize Enrichment Programs will use gamification in phase two to stimulate competitiveness among students and enhance their performance. A number of fun and interactive games will be introduced, leveraging the latest education technologies to hone the students’ skills and assess the participants’ progress on assigned tasks.
Rize Learning Journeys will allow high-performing students to get the chance to travel to national and international centres of excellence, world renown for being at the forefront of major innovations and technology, to learn first-hand about real-word issues, such as renewable energy, fintech, medicine, water conservation, coding and robotics.
Rize Competitions Program helps top performing students prepare for selected national and international competitions in Robotics, Science, Math, Innovation, Arabic Reading and Poetry. The program deepens students’ innovative thinking, develop their practical STEAM skills, and teach them how to work together as a team.
Parents and students may register for Rize Enrichment Programs online via the website www.rize.ae. Registration is also available onsite at participating schools, as of December 8, 2019. Registrations are confirmed on first-come first-serve basis, regardless of the students’ academic performance.
To ensure all applications are handled in a timely manner, ADEK developed a comprehensive registration system that utilizes automated notifications to keep parents and students updated with their registration status. The system is set to confirm all registrations instantly until classes reach their full capacity and then additional requests are listed on the waiting list, until a seat is available. Once new seats are available, the system changes the status of the first additional registration request to ‘confirmed’ and an automated notification is sent to the applicant informing them of the update. Rize team will then contact the applicant to confirm their registration.