Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)

TLIF supports teams of qualified teachers from early learning services, ngā kōhanga reo, schools and kura to collaboratively develop innovative practices that improve learning outcomes. Applications for Round 5 are open now and close on 28 March.

About the Teacher-led Innovation Fund - Round 5

All kaiako/teachers in state and state integrated kura/schools, and certified kaiako/teachers in early learning services and kōhanga reo, including those holding Tohu Whakapakari, are eligible to apply.

In Round 5 we are particularly interested in how the design of local curriculum can support rich learning opportunities and new teacher practices that will engage, motivate and impact positively on learner outcomes.

To support students’ learning pathways, project teams are encouraged to partner with post-secondary education providers as well as and business and community organisations, where relevant to the project.

Regional workshops

During the first 2 weeks of March we will be providing some hands-on support for applicants through a series of regional workshops. It will be an opportunity for you to test your thinking, learn from previously funded TLIF projects, and have your questions answered.

Please confirm your attendance at which workshop and direct enquiries to: Teacherled.Innovfund@education.govt.nz.

Auckland Mt Eden Auckland Office
12-18 Normanby Road
Mt Eden
Auckland 1024
2pm - 5pm 4 March
New Plymouth Taranaki Office
37 Dawson Street
Dawson House
New Plymouth 4310
2pm - 5pm 5 March
Auckland Botany Manukau Office. Unit 1, 16 Bishop Dunn Place
Botany South 2164
2pm - 5pm 8 March
Christchurch Christchurch Office
Te Uruti
48 Hereford Street
West End
Christchurch 8013
2pm - 5pm 8 March
Dunedin Dunedin Office
414 Moray Place
Dunedin 9016
2pm - 5pm 11 March
Wellington Lower Hutt Office
19 Market Grove
Lower Hutt 5010
2pm - 5pm 13 March
Hamilton Hamilton Office
19 Home Straight
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
1pm - 4pm 14 March

Apply to the Teacher-led Innovation Fund

Before you start your proposal we recommend reading the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) guide and visit our resources page.

Teacher-led Innovation Fund Guide 2019 [PDF, 1020 KB]

Proposal form [DOCX, 1.5 MB]

Email your completed proposal form to teacherled.innovfund@education.govt.nz.

The deadline for TLIF applications has been extended. Proposals are now due by 12pm on Thursday 28 March.

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