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 can help to refine your inquiry ideas
- Supporting teacher inquiry(external link) - 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)
- Plans come to fruition at Kaikorai Valley College(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)
- Thinking about thinking in the classroom(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)
- TLIF project summaries from successfully completed projects(external link)
Successful projects from rounds 1-4
- List of projects and schools from Round 1 [PDF, 291 KB]
- List of projects and schools from Round 2 [PDF, 340 KB]
- List of projects and schools from Round 3 [PDF, 395 KB]
- List of projects and schools from Round 4 [PDF, 141 KB]
- Teacher-led Innovation Fund Guide 2019 [PDF, 1020 KB]
- Implementing a teacher-led inquiry: What matters? (exec summary of 2016 NZCER report)
- Implementing inquiry: what can be learned from the Round 1 TLIF projects (NZCER full research report 2016)
- Lessons learnt from the 2015/2016 application process [PDF, 437 KB]
- The Essential Guide to Professional Learning: Innovation (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership)(external link)
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.
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