For the third year in a row, Firefly Education programs have won awards at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia. Every year, education programs from all around Australia are recognised for excellence and innovation in the field.
English Stars 3 was named best Primary Student Resource – English (Literacy/Literature/Language) and iMaths Online was awarded best Primary Student Resource – Mathematics (Numeracy) at this year’s awards, which were held in Melbourne last month.
Firefly directors Peter Stannard and Ann Smales recognised the hard work and passion that went into these two award-winning programs.
‘As we’ve both been teachers ourselves, we understand the importance of quality teaching and learning resources. This is what drives us and our team to create innovative programs that engage young learners and support busy teachers,’ Peter said.
Launched in 2018, English Stars 3 completes the digital English series for Years 3–6. This multi-award-winning teaching and learning resource seamlessly unites technology, pedagogy and content. The program includes detailed lesson plans, quality resources, interactive and differentiated activities, and assessment plans. With the added bonus of digitally recorded student results, teachers can monitor and report on student progress with the click of a button.
Last year’s upgrade of iMaths Online involved the addition of a suite of new features to the investigation-based program. Recently added features across Years 1–6 include preparation notes, teaching plans and projectable teaching slideshows for Investigations, and teaching plans, problem-solving strategy videos and projectable teaching slideshows for Topics.
The authors of English Stars and iMaths, supported by Firefly’s creative publishing team, said they felt privileged to have their products recognised again as among the best in Australian educational publishing. Congratulations to fellow finalists and winners, and thank you to Educational Publishing Awards Australia for acknowledging quality programs that help educate Australian students.
English Stars is a blended teaching and learning program that unites curriculum and technology. Available for Years 3 to 6, it has all you need for a quality English program, from planning to assessment, including comprehension activities, text-type study, language concepts and enrichment tasks.
iMaths is an investigation-based numeracy program with a complete range of primary workbooks and online materials. iMaths Online gives you access to a wealth of engaging resources and real-world investigations.