Finalists announced for the Copyright Licensing Education Awards 2018

At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable.

The CLNZ Education Awards 2018 celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018 to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the success of New Zealand resource providers in the education market and standout contributions made in both New Zealand classrooms and overseas.

A panel of industry experts have judged the entries which included online tools, textbooks, workbooks and more, and have carefully chosen the following 31 finalists across 12 categories. Also included in the finalist lists are two Teachers’ Choice resources selected by teacher voting across New Zealand.

The separation of categories this year into ones just for teacher resources and others just for student resources, enabled a more direct focus on the impact that entries to each category would have with their intended audience. At a time when teachers are time-poor, professionally published resources that support teaching practice are hugely valuable. The fact that these resources have been developed in New Zealand, for New Zealand teachers, means that they are well-aligned with both the curriculum and the needs of our classrooms and students.

The educational publishing industry not only contributes significantly to learning in this country but is also an important contributor to employment and GDP. A recent PwC report* valued the New Zealand publishing industry’s total impact on gross domestic product at $308 million, attributing $69 million of this to educational publishing.

Winner announcement
The 2018 judges’ selection winners and the results of the Teachers’ Choice voting will be announced at the Gala Dinner of Aoteoroa’s premier conference for educators – uLearn. The event takes place in Auckland on Thursday 11 October at Sky City Convention Centre. Finalists have been notified directly.

2018 Judging Panel
Special thanks to judges Jenny Robertson, Tania Cotter, Jo Buchan, Ross Calman and David Glover.

2018 CLNZ Education Awards Finalists

The judging panel has named the following resources as finalists:

Best Primary Resource (student or teacher)
Sam and Flo's Amazing Watery Adventure - Watercare Services
People and Water - looking at our water networks CORE Education
Teachers leading inquiry for school problem solving – NZCER Press
The Oral Language Book – S&L Publishing
Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand NZCER Press

Best Secondary Resource (student or teacher)
Welcome to New Zealand – Dee Publications
BWB Text Series – Bridget Williams Books
Life Processes, Ecology and Evolution – Edify Ltd
Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds – Bridget Williams Books
He Tohu Box Set – Bridget Williams Books
Level 1 Horticulture Learning Workbook– ESA Publications (NZ)
Remixing the Key Competencies: A curriculum design deck – NZCER Press
Teaching social studies for critical, active citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand – NZCER Press
The 9th Floor: Conversations with five New Zealand Prime Ministers – Bridget Williams Books

Best Tertiary Resource (student or teacher)
Optimising your academic career: Advice for early career scholars – NZCER Press
Criminal Justice: A New Zealand Introduction – Auckland University Press
The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800-2000 – Bridget Williams Books
A Land of Milk and Honey? Making Sense of Aotearoa New Zealand – Auckland University Press
Tūrangawaewae – Identity & Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand– Massey University Press

Best Te Reo Resource (primary, secondary or tertiary)
Maori Made Easy Workbook / Kete 1, 2, 3 & 4 – Penguin Random House
He Kete Whakawaitara: He Whakatara ā-Rangahau – NZCER Press
Mātaki Mai Ana te Ao: Te Tawhio Pihirei o 1981 – Huia NZ Ltd
He Tai Pari – Kotuku Creative
Te Whare – One Tree House
Te Mauri o Te Whare – NZCER Press
Ngā Hekaheka o Aotearoa – Huia NZ Ltd

Digital Resource (primary or secondary)
People and Water - looking at our water networks – CORE Education
My Study Series - Physical Education – Augmented Learning Ltd
Rēhua – Huia NZ Ltd

Best Export Resource
Sunshine Classics - for junior high schools learning English
program throughout China – Wendy Pye Publishing
CSI Private Eye – CSI Literacy

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