Finalists showcase strength of locally created educational resources
27 October 2016
The New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards celebrate the quality and diversity of educational resources released in the past year by New Zealand companies to support classroom learning. The awards recognise the standout contributions made by New Zealand resource providers in both New Zealand classrooms and overseas.
The variety of entries to the awards this year highlights the quality and innovative contributions that New Zealand home-grown resources can offer the education space. While determining the finalists, the judges recognised the energy and effort invested by our local publishers into developing resources that support our teachers in their classroom. The judges further praised all entries for their usefulness in the classroom supporting teachers in their work with 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 total impact on gross domestic product at $308 million, attributing $69 million of this to educational publishing.
The New Zealand Content Counts Education Awards judging panel has named the following resources as finalists in 2016:
Best Resource in Primary
NZ Curriculum Mathematics - Connecting All Strands - Level 3B, Maryanne Tipler and contributing authors Susan Timperley and Jenny Holland, Caxton Education Ltd
Toitoi: A Journal for Young Writers and Artists. Issue 1, Issue 2, Special Anzac Issue, Various authors, Editor - Charlotte Gibbs, Toitoi Media Ltd
LEARNZ - virtual field trips, CORE Education
Best Resource in Secondary
LEMMA: Mathematics tasks that promote higher order thinking, Caroline Yoon, NZCER Press
Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti O Waitangi Level 5 Learning Workbook, FJ Gibson, ESA Publications (NZ) Ltd
Geography in focus: Teaching and learning in issues-based classrooms, Mike Taylor, Louise Richards and John Morgan (Eds), NZCER Press
Best Resource in Te Reo Māori
Whanau Fun Day on the Train, Auckland Transport, Kiwa Digital Ltd
Te Huakore Te Muna O Te Whatu, Helen Pearse-Otene & Scotty Morrison (translation), Huia Publishers
Hui E ! Term 1 2016, Various Authors, Huia Publishers
He Kupu I Kore (board game and application iOS/Android), CORE Education Ltd
Whakamiharo Mai, Rangi Matamua & Hemi Whaanga, Huia Publishers
Best Resource in Higher Education
Coaching leadership: Building education leadership capacity through partnership (2nd ed.), Jan Robertson, NZCER Press
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Aotearoa New Zealand: Promising practices and interesting issues, Jill Bevan-Brown and Vijaya Dharan (Eds), NZCER Press
Elwyn Richardson and the early world of creative education in New Zealand, Margaret MacDonald, NZCER Press
Best Resource for Export
Key Links Poetry (USA), Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Education Systems
Key links Afrikaans Language, Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Education Systems
Key Words, Joy Cowley, Wendy Pye Publishing Ltd
The 2016 judges’ selection winners and the results of the Teachers’ Choice voting will be announced at a ceremony in Auckland on Thursday 24 November.
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