Two Nelson schools selected for Government trial

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More than $66,000 has been given to two Nelson schools in a trial to encourage innovative teaching practices.

Nayland College has received $44,000 for a three year project looking at blended learning tools for e-learning, student engagement and teacher effectiveness supported by Nelson College for Girls.

Hampden Street School has received $26,592 for an 18 month project which will be supported by Wakefield School. It will look at how student led teaching practices in modern learning environments improve literacy learning.

These projects are two of the 39 selected in the first round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund, part of the Government’s $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative.

Nelson MP Nick Smith says he can’t wait to see the results of the projects.

“I’m happy to see our local education providers working together for the benefit of children here in Nelson,” Nick says. “These projects will trial new ways of doing things, and undertake important research. where these projects are successful, other schools will be able to learn from the successes.”

This current funding round is committing about $2.6 million of the $10 million fund. The next funding round will open in November.