Top educational publishers awarded

September 27, 2018 | Digital Publishing and Innovation

The 2018 Educational Publishing Awards Australia in Melbourne recently brought together a committed group of people to celebrate excellence and recognise going above and beyond for the advancement of students.

The big winners of the evening were PLD and Oxford University Press who were awarded Primary and Secondary Publisher of the Year respectively, as voted by Australian teachers. The Publisher of the Year Awards were sponsored by the Copyright Agency, which also sponsors the event.

Director of PLD, Diana Rigg was thrilled that her organisation won the award the first time they were nominated. “We create tools for primary educators to enhance literacy development in young children and we’re so grateful to be recognised by teachers across the country,” Ms Rigg said.

Daniel Aspinall from OUP was really proud of his workplace being named Secondary Publisher of the Year for the second year in a row. “What we do is for teachers and students and to better education in Australia overall. It’s a team effort, we work with many people to bring resources to the classroom and we’re really pleased with the award,” he said.

PLD’s Diana Rigg says the company has gone from strength to strength. “PLD’s point of difference is that the programs have been designed by specialists (speech pathologists and occupational therapists) for generalists (educators). I was thrilled that just 48 hours after the awards were announced there were hundreds of social media comments. My favourite was from a classroom teacher who said, ‘It helps when you have a great product’.

“Thank you to the organisers and the sponsors for a great industry event.”

Keynote speaker for the event, TV presenter and primary school teacher, Shelley Ware, shared her personal story of needing quality, engaging texts as a young person with literacy difficulties, and as a teacher, and as a parent of a child with similar reading difficulties that she faced.

The full award results are:

PRIMARY AWARDS

Student Resource – Arts/Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Technologies/Health and Physical Education/Languages 

Winner

Oxford Atlas+, Oxford University Press

Highly Commended

BaseCamp – A fun-filled program about managing anxiety, Quirky Kid

Student Resource – English (Literacy/Literature/Language) 

English Stars (Year 3), Firefly Education Pty Ltd

Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy)

iMaths Online, Firefly Education Pty Ltd

Teaching Resource 

Winner

STEM Investigations for Upper Primary, Macmillan Education Australia

Highly Commended

Bounce Back! A positive education approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning, Pearson Australia

Educational Picture or Chapter Book 

Ten Pound Pom, Black Dog Books, an imprint of Walker Books Australia

SECONDARY AWARDS

Student Resource – Junior – Mathematics/Science 

Winner

ScienceWorld Western Australia, Macmillan Education Australia

Highly commended

Maths Pathway, Maths Pathway

Student Resource – Junior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education

Winner

Tapis Volant 1 & 2 4E, Nelson – A Cengage Company

Highly commended

Ecco! Second Edition, Pearson Australia

Student Resource – Senior – Mathematics/Science 

Winner

Science in Focus 2E – Year 11, Nelson – A Cengage Company

Highly commended

Series: Pearson Biology 11 New South Wales, Pearson Chemistry 11 New South Wales and Pearson Physics 11 New South Wales, Pearson Australia

Student Resource – Senior – English/Humanities/Languages/Arts/Technologies/Health and Physical Education  

Winner

Key Features of Modern History 1 Year 11 Student book + obook assess, Oxford University Press

Highly commended

Access and Justice Legal Studies for VCE Units 1 & 2 book + obook assess and Justice and Outcomes VCE Units 3 & 4 Student book + obook assess, Oxford University Press

Teaching Resource 

Winner

Antiquity 1 Year 11 4E Teacher obook assess, Oxford University Press

Highly commended

Series:Pearson Biology 11 New South Wales Teacher Support, Pearson Chemistry 11 New South Wales Teacher Support and Pearson Physics 11 New South Wales Teacher Support, Pearson Australia

Reference Resource

Winner

Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary Hardback 6E, Oxford University Press

Highly commended

Jacaranda Atlas 9th Edition, John Wiley and Sons Ltd

TERTIARY, TAFE AND VOCATIONAL

Tertiary (Wholly Australia) Teaching and Learning Resource – print 

Winner

Teaching Quality Health and Physical Education 1E, Cengage

Highly commended

Powers of Curriculum: Sociological perspectives on education, Oxford University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – blended learning (print and digital) 

Winner

Mental Health: A Person-centred Approach, Cambridge University Press

Highly commended

Learning to Teach in a New Era, Cambridge University Press

Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – digital only 

Bachelor in Applied Information Technology, Didasko

Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource – print or blended learning (print and digital)  

Winner

Atrill’s Accounting, Pearson Education

Highly commended

Contemporary Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Partnerships in Care, Pearson Australia

Tertiary (Adaptations) Teaching and Learning Resource – digital only 

Winner

Management 6e MindTap, Cengage

Highly commended

Revel, Pearson Australia

TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning Resource – print or blended learning (print and digital)

Winner

SHB Units of Compliance for Beauty and Hair Training, Skin Deep Learning

Highly commended

Beverage Services Skills 1E, Cengage

TAFE & Vocational Education Teaching and Learning Resource  (digital only)

Early Childhood Education and Care Microlearning Modules, Aspire Learning Resources

OUTSTANDING RESOURCES

Outstanding Primary Resource

STEM Investigations for Upper Primary, Macmillan Education Australia

Outstanding Secondary Resource

Tapis Volant 1 & 2 4E, Nelson – A Cengage Company

Outstanding Tertiary/TAFE & Vocational Resource

SHB Units of Compliance for Beauty and Hair Training, Skin Deep Learning

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Publisher of the Year Primary

PLD – literacy and learning

Publisher of the Year Secondary

Oxford University Press 

 

Daniel Aspinall from OUP (left) with Copyright Agency CEO Adam Suckling.

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