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Tracy Strudley and Jill EggletonMEDIA RELEASE

Global Ed takes out two gongs at 2015 CLNZ Education Awards

Global Ed has just won two awards at the 2015 CLNZ Education Awards, which were announced at a ceremony in Auckland last night.

Kiwi teachers and a judging panel of education experts voted Global Ed both ‘Best Resource in Primary’ and ‘Best Resource for Export’, for their CONNECTORS Fiction Series.

The CONNNECTORS Fiction Series uses a reciprocal reading approach to encourage reading development and the judges commended the Series for its use of stories and contexts that engage a diverse range of students, and challenge their thinking. These attributes and the commercial success of the series also saw CONNECTORS Fiction named as the 2015 Best Resource for Export – demonstrating that excellent New Zealand content also performs very well in overseas education markets.

On receiving the award for ‘Best Resource in Primary,’ Global Ed’s Sales and Marketing Director Tracy Strudley said, “CONNECTORS was the first brand Global Ed created and also exported; it was the brand that built the foundations of our company. Winning this award tonight means we are able to highlight the exceptional educational content that all the people in this room create, here in New Zealand and overseas, and we are proud to be part of that.”

Going on to receive the award for ‘Best Resource for Export’, Strudley said, “Exporting New Zealand literacy product is exciting, always satisfying and we are really proud to accept this award, but it is the selling of a resource that is making a difference to students and their teachers teaching which really excites us. Thank you on behalf of our Global Ed team for this award.”

Global Ed is a leading educational resource publishing company based in New Zealand, which was established by Tracy Strudley and Jill Eggleton in 2004. Jill Eggleton is a literacy educator and Global Ed’s Content Development Director. The author of more than 800 children’s books, Eggleton is the 2015 recipient of the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal for lifetime achievement and an outstanding contribution to New Zealand children’s literature and literacy.

The CLNZ Education Awards are a celebration of the excellent resources New Zealand companies have recently released in the New Zealand education market. In 2015, classroom teachers from across

New Zealand joined forces with a judging panel of education experts to add their choice of the best resources to the judge’s selection of award winning educational resources.



The Full list of 2015 CLNZ Education Award winners is as follows:

Best Resource in Primary
CONNECTORS Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Ed

Best Resource in Secondary
Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History, Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris, Bridget Williams Books

Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Singalong Books, Sharon Holt, The Writing Bug

Higher Education
Working with Māori children with special education needs: He mahi whakahirahira, Jill Bevan-Brown, NZCER Press

Best Resource for Export
CONNECTORS Fiction Series, Jill Eggleton and Tracy Strudley, Global Ed

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Primary
NZ Curriculum Mathematics: Connecting All Strands, M.J. Tipler and S.C. Timperley, Caxton Educational

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Secondary
ESA Custom Learning Workbooks, ESA Publications

Teachers’ Choice: Best Resource in Te Reo Māori
Te Reo Singalong Books: Matariki, Sharon Holt, The Writing Bug

The list of the 2015 CLNZ Education Awardsjudging panel is as follows:
Andrew Cowie
Angela Fitchett
Dr Jenny Robertson
David Glover – consulting judge, export
Brenda McPherson and the Te Reo Tuatahi teaching network – consulting judges, Te Reo Māori.


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