Educa New Zealand Study Tour Winner

And The Winner Is…

For the past five months Educa has been offering early childhood educators from New Zealand, Australia and North America the chance to win a place on a New Zealand Study Tour, hosted by Kelly Goodsir.

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Merryl Minto, the winner of Educa’s New Zealand Study Tour Giveaway

We are thrilled to announce that Merryl Minto from Queensland, Australia is the lucky winner and will be heading over to New Zealand in October 2018!

Reflecting on the news Merryl said:

“I am still blown away by the fact that I actually won such an amazing opportunity.”

Having worked in ECE for the past 27 years, Merryl has had experience as a teacher, a director and opening new early childhood centres.

“I will not only be taking ideas back with the children in mind, but as an educational leader, advocate and part of a team striving to keep abreast of current trends and research in early childhood.”

Kelly Goodsir’s tour aims to highlight the early childhood curriculum and teaching pedagogy within New Zealand, through a mixture of professional development sessions and centre visits.

“It is fantastic to have the winner of the Educa competition attend my NZ Study Tour this year!” Kelly said. “I am excited to host yet another tour across the ditch that I know will bring a richness to their professional learning like no other.”

We asked each entrant to answer the question “What do you hope to learn from this study tour?”

Merryl’s answer was: “Te Whariki has always been an interest of mine and leads the way with insights into early childhood education with the child at the centre of the curriculum. With leading New Zealand educators engaged in the collaboration of and growth of Educa, it would be an amazing opportunity to view firsthand how Educa as a software platform connects us as educators to everything curriculum, program, planning & reflection.”

In the coming months, we look forward to sharing some highlights from Merryl’s study tour trip. From everyone here at Educa, thank you so much to all who entered!

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