Resources to help your application to the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)

The TLIF is part of Investing in Educational Success, an initiative that seeks to raise student achievement for all students by improving the quality of teaching across years 0 to 13 and enabling collaboration between teachers so that they can benefit from each other’s experiences.

TLIF aims to support teachers to collaboratively develop innovative practices that improve learning outcomes, especially for students who are Māori, Pasifika, need additional support to learn, or come from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Current and completed TLIF projects

3 project leaders talk about their work to lift student achievement in their school community (project teams are from Waimairi School, Manutuke School, and Alfriston College).

Supporting teacher inquiry – Education Gazette(external link) 

Dunedin students are benefitting from a TLIF project that aims to increase their engagement with science, technology and agriculture education (at Kaikorai Valley College).

Plans come to fruition at Kaikorai Valley College – Education Gazette(external link) 

Step Up the Talk is an inquiry project that helps teachers critically reflect on the way they engage students in the learning process (at Glenavon School).

Thinking about thinking in the classroom – Education Gazette(external link) 

TLIF project summaries from successfully completed projects – Education Counts(external link)

Successful projects from rounds 1-4

Background reading

Evaluation of TLIF

This independent evaluation of the TLIF – using information from the first 3 rounds – shows that whilst some TLIF projects have been successful, there are also challenges that need to be solved to help TLIF improve.

Executive summary and full report(external link)

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