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  • Ed Strafford 23 May 2016 10:20am () in Application

    Hi Kerri,

    Welcome to the group :)

    Yes, the 3rd and final round of the Teacher-Led Innovation Funds opens in November.

    Go well, Ed

  • Ed Strafford 21 Apr 2016 5:19pm () in Partnering with the community - Enabling e-Learning slow chat #eelslow

    This seems like a cool idea and an interesting switch on #edchatnz

    The more reflective pace sounds interesting.

    When's the next one?

  • Ed Strafford 11 Feb 2016 4:36pm () in the 'Panel'

    About now, some of you will be thinking about your applications and maybe even about the TLIF panel.

    And about now, you may be thinking of them as a selection panel but - you know - they are a whole lot more than that :)

    These folks are some of the smartest, most experienced education thinkers and doers here in Aotearoa:

    Robyn Baker

    Marie Cameron

    Catherine Savage

    Shane Edwards

    Laurayne Tafa

    Pam O’Connell

    Alison Davis

     

    One of the absolute benefits they will bring to your project, and therefore to your learners is their knowledge and sharp, sharp focus on helping you get the best outcomes.

     

    Individually, they sit alongside projects at various points to support them. Collectively, they help us in MoE to build a better project design for you each year and after each reporting cycle.

     

    So, with your applications be bold, be clear, and know that you will be supported.

     

    Above all, thanks for being innovators: your learners need that and our professional community needs that.

     

    Best wishes to you all !!

     

    Ed

     

  • Ed Strafford 05 Feb 2016 12:34pm () in 'sneak preview' of the Ed Gazette content about TLIF that will be published next Tuesday

    Kia ora ngā kaiako, hi to all the folks out there flying headlong into another year of teaching  yes  Thanks for all you do!!

    Below is a 'sneak preview' of the Ed Gazette content about TLIF that will be published next Tuesday

    You are busy, so here's the skinny, with full content below :)

    Round two of the fund will close at noon on 19 February 2016. Information about the process, the application form and guidance is available on the TLIF webpage at www.education.govt.nz/ies-teacher-led-innovation-fund.

     

    For any enquiries about the TLIF, you can:

                    - call 0800 IES INFO (0800 437 4636)

                    - or email: teacherled.innovfund@education.govt.nz

    Cheers, Ed

     

    Teacher-led Innovation Fund: Investing in Educational Success

    Teacher-led Innovation Fund

    The Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) is a pūtea/fund of $10 million over 3 years (mid 2015 – mid 2018). It is open to all primary and secondary teachers in state and state integrated kura/schools, to support the development of innovative practices.

    The fund supports teams of teachers to develop innovative practices that improve learning outcomes, particularly for students who are Māori, Pasifika, have special education needs, and/or come from low socio-economic backgrounds

    We know early learning matters, and developing a learning pathway from early childhood into schooling is important to the educational outcomes for children and young people. We encourage early childhood organisations to collaborate with schools on projects focused on innovating teacher practice to improve outcomes.

    Round two of the fund will close at noon on 19 February 2016. Information about the process, the application form and guidance is available on the TLIF webpage at www.education.govt.nz/ies-teacher-led-innovation-fund.

     

    For any enquiries about the TLIF, you can:

                    - call 0800 IES INFO (0800 437 4636)

                    - or email: teacherled.innovfund@education.govt.nz

  • Ed Strafford 02 Feb 2016 4:58pm () in 21 questions about learner experience

    Hi Denise,

    Sorry I missed your reply before Xmas, but your enthusiasm is nice to come back to as I catch up after a holiday.

    In the gap did you get the chance to use those questions?

    If so, I'd love to know if they were useful.

    Your response might be useful to other teachers interested in TLIF (regardless of whether you found the questions to be great!  or disappointing ....

     

    Go well, as 2016 takes off!!

     

  • Ed Strafford 16 Nov 2015 12:08pm () in Is there a cap on the budget? Can we put in more than one submission?

    Kia ora Tiria

    Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei rōpū (welcome to this group)

    Here's the brief answers:

    1) There is no cap. Regarding what it doesn't fund, it's probably best to visit the official page. but here is a little piece of the content that might help:

    >> No funding ‘ceiling’ is placed on projects . However, the funding allocated must align with the purpose, scope, scale and expected benefits of the project.

    Transitions through the education system are important and project teams are encouraged to involve early childhood and tertiary partners, and business and community organisations, where relevant to the project. Projects can pay early childhood and tertiary organisations as appropriate.

    The fund also allows for project teams to bring in additional expertise if they need to. <<

    2) You can put in more than one application.

    Go well!

    Ngā mihi mahana, Ed

     

     

  • Ed Strafford 16 Nov 2015 12:01pm () in Round two of the Teacher Led Innovation Fund is now open !

    Hi folks,

    I'm pleased to let you know that the Teacher Led Innovation Fund is open now for "round two" !    

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    Looking forward to your applications, your ideas, your enthusiasm and your questions :-)

    Here's the link that will take you to the information you need.

    Go well, 

    Ed

  • Ed Strafford 11 Nov 2015 4:57pm () in 21 questions about learner experience

    Hi folks,

    I thought this blog post might interest you.

    It's a 3 minute read that has had me thinking for a lot longer than 3 minutes.

    The author, Tom Vander Ark, invites the reader to:

    "Think of a kid you care about. Think about the world they will inherit. What do you want them to know and be able to do? Now think about what their learner experience (LX) should be."

    He then suggests that "Following are 21 questions that may help: ....

    Here is the post with those 21 questions ... Could it help teachers think about innovation? What do you reckon?

     

     

  • Ed Strafford 02 Nov 2015 3:37pm () in Ideas stage

    Hi Kerry,

    To answer your question about leadership of TLF projects, I have spoken with Cat Kwocksun who administers the fund.

    One person needs to be the named leader on the application but leadership responsibilities can be distributed among a range of people involved in the project.

    Hope this helps :)

  • Ed Strafford 02 Nov 2015 3:02pm () in November applications

    Hi again Kerry,

    Today's Ministry bulletin for school leaders contained the following info re opening date for TLIF phase 2:

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    Round two of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund opens on 16 November. Information on TLIF is available on our website 

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    I expect that the closing date will be a date in mid-February.

    cheers, Ed

Ed Strafford

work for Ministry of Education in the Curriculum, teaching and Learning Group. I care about the future of Aotearoa/NZ.