Resources to help your application to the Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF)
Resources to help your application to the Teacher-led Innovation Fund.
The Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF) is part of investing in educational success (IES) initiative to raise student achievement and strengthening teaching and education leadership. TLIF aimed to support teachers to 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.
This independent evaluation of the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (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.
- Teacher-led Innovation Fund Guide 2019 [PDF, 1020 KB]
- Implementing a teacher-led inquiry: What matters? (exec summary of 2016 NZCER report) [PDF, 735 KB]
- Implementing inquiry: what can be learned from the Round 1 TLIF projects (NZCER full research report 2016) [PDF, 1 MB]
- 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)
Information on action plans
A strong proposal includes a clear description of what the project would look like in action and shows how the team will address the inquiry questions Our resource will help you prepare your action plan. Go to our writing an action plan resource (external link) [DOCX, 66 KB] for information and exemplars to help you prepare your own action plan.
Some of the current and completed TLIF projects
- 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]
- 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)
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