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Education Awards

About the 2016 Awards

The Education Awards celebrate excellence in New Zealand educational resource development. Submissions for the 2016 Education Awards are now closed and the judges are busy judging.

The 2016 Education Award recipients will be announced on 24th November.

For more information on the awards, see our media release here.

Teachers' Choice awards

CLNZ is asking teachers across the country to get alongside the judging panel and vote for submitted resources that they find most useful in their classrooms in primary, secondary and Te Reo Māori so that Teachers’ Choice winners can be named in these categories.

Teachers Choice voting is now open and closes 19 October.

Click here to vote and be in to win!

CLNZ would like to thank INTERFACE magazine for supporting the awards as our Teachers' Choice media partner.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners!

Best Resource in Primary
CONNECTORS Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Ed

Best Resource in Secondary
Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, Bridget Williams Books

Best Resource in Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Singalong Books, Sharon Holt, The Writing Bug

Best Resource in Higher Education
Working with Māori children with special education needs: He mahi whakahirahira, Jill Bevan-Brown, NZCER Press

Best Resource for Export
CONNECTORS Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Ed

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Primary
NZ Curriculum Mathematics: Connecting All Strands, M.J. Tipler and S.C. Timperley, Caxton Educational

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Secondary
ESA Custom Learning Workbooks, ESA Publications

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Singalong Books: Matariki, Sharon Holt, The Writing Bug

Read the media release, here.
For details on the 2015 finalists, click here.

Meet the 2015 judging panel

Andrew Cowie
urrently a future focussed and e-learning facilitator with CORE Education, Andrew works with a variety of schools’ leadership teams, teachers, students, parents, and board members. He has 15 years of teaching experience across primary, intermediate and secondary as well as in a variety of learning environments throughout New Zealand, Canada, and the UK. His areas of expertise include: digital citizenship, psychology, e-Learning, leadership, innovation and parenting in the 21st century.

Angela Fitchett
Angela has a wealth of in-classroom experience as well as experience of the publishing process. Her previous teaching roles include Curriculum Manager, Dean and Head of English for Nelson College and she currently teaches English to senior and junior classes. She is the author or co-author of six text books on English for ESA Publications and is a columnist for the Nelson Mail.

Dr Jenny Robertson
Jenny has a PhD in education. She has been a secondary school teacher and nowworks as monitor and evaluator for in-service professional learning and developmentcontracts at The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education. Jenny has worked on a variety of curriculum related projects for the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. She also has experience of the publishing process as an author and has published educational texts with ESA Publications and health sector non-governmental organisations.

David Glover – consulting judge, export
Founder of Creative Strategies, David regularly advises New Zealand businesses as they explore new markets. He is the former CEO of Learning Media, which exported to over 30 countries, a past member of the PANZ Council, and the first non-American appointed to the board of the U.S. Association of Educational Publishers. He has over 25 years’ experience as a CEO and Board Director in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Indonesia.

Brenda McPherson and the Te Reo Tuatahi teaching network – consulting judges, Te Reo Māori
Brenda is Principal of Windy Ridge School, one of the first schools to participate in the Te Reo Tuatahi programme. Te Reo Tuatahi supports the teaching of Te Reo Māori in schools through language assistants (kaiawhina reo) who deliver lessons in Māori – a model of language learning that is also used to teach other languages in New Zealand schools.

The 2014 awards

Click here to view the 2014 award recipients.