Global Education Systems

Global Education Systems (Global Ed) is a multi-award-winning publishing group that creates literacy resources that teach the skills and reach the heart. Their educational resources for whole-class and small-group literacy learning ENGAGE young readers with diverse texts that expand their minds, EMPOWER teachers with embedded instruction that makes the most of every teaching moment, and systematically teach the skills students need to close learning gaps and EXCEL as readers. Global Ed is led by Tracy Strudley and Jill Eggleton Q.S.O., an international educational consultant and author of nearly 1000 children’s books. Resources developed by Global Ed include resources for writing, small group, whole class, and independent reading.


Featured series

Key Links and its American edition JillE Literacy is dedicated to supporting teachers with practical, easy-to-use resources that help them make the crucial shift to evidence-based reading instruction. Teacher support is built into every resource, in lesson plans and teaching panels that show exactly what, where, and when to teach essential skills across all strands of literacy. Much like Scarborough’s reading rope, all of the elements are woven together, providing comprehensive support that leaves nothing to chance. An intentional sequence of instruction and review takes the guesswork out of scaffolded support and allows students to systematically expand their skills as they advance through the stages of reading development. Using Key Links or JillE Literacy is like having an experienced literacy coach beside you every step of the way. 

Narrow the attainment gap with reciprocal reading. Connectors is a groundbreaking reciprocal reading series for peer-to-peer learning. It will help you to:

  • Narrow the attainment gap, named as a key priority by departments of education worldwide
  • Helps educators to make small-group reading time as effective as possible
  • Improve literacy, leadership skills, and metacognition
  • Spark curiosity and debate
  • Improve motivation and behaviour
  • Include every learner
  • Obtain high-impact benefits for low costs

Children work in small independent groups of up to six, each taking turns to be the leader as they read and debate a book together. Clear prompts show the leader how to focus the discussion and work with their team to predict outcomes, clarify issues, ask questions and evaluate content. This collaborative approach develops teamwork, speaking, listening, comprehension, and evaluation skills. The series contains over 162 non-fiction and fiction titles across 10 levels and 4 age groups, covering topical issues that inspire curiosity and debate.

Formal classroom trials of Connectors show children’s reading age leaping forward by an average of 9.1 months in just 12 weeks. Ask for more information on our case studies. “Consistent positive effects have been found in different countries, across all age groups, and across the curriculum.” Evaluation of peer tutoring from the Teaching and Learning Toolkit, Sutton Trust/EEF, July 2012

Code Ed books and resources demystify the way written English works and makes it accessible to all teachers and students through explicitly teaching the alphabetic code (phonemes and graphemes), the meaning system of English (morphology), and the most reliable spelling rules and conventional. The unique Code Ed approach developed by Joy Allcock, M.Ed., was validated by a two-year research study — the Shine Literacy Project. The project showed that it is possible to accelerate students’ progress even if they come to school without a solid foundation of early literacy knowledge. It also showed that 10 minutes a day of targeted instruction can pull together the key skills and knowledge that are critical for literacy success. Furthermore, the intervention levelled the playing field for all students, regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

JillE Read Aloud is a series of children’s read-aloud books that are humorous and have a rich vocabulary. Every book comes with an audio file of the author reading the story, providing a pathway to engage even reluctant readers. Author Jill Eggleton understands that there is no room for struggle or boredom in reading, and that to engage young readers, books need to spark emotion, imagination, critical thinking, curiosity, and creativity. The JillE series offers stories that are both fun and thought provoking, with bright and colourful illustrations. Social-emotional learning is also an important feature of this series, with every fiction title written to provide authentic opportunities for children to empathize, connect, and walk in another’s shoes.

Bud-E Reading is a foundational reading program that sets children up to succeed at school and makes learning to read fun, motivating and rewarding. The series introduces children to the key skills in learning to read and write words through a fun digital app as well as a series of lavishly-illustrated picture books. Specifically designed to teach children to love reading and become independent readers, the series also has specific pedagogical features that promote oral language development, comprehension and phonics. A focus panel on each spread provides support for a teacher or parent assisting the reader.

Lighting the Literacy Fire by Jill Eggleton offers professional development that raises the literacy bar for both teachers and learners. Its practical ideas for the organisation and implementation of comprehensive literacy teaching put the focus on what is crucial to ensure learners reach desired national outcomes and standards. Oral language, reading and writing programmes are explained in detail.

Featured authors

Jill Eggleton

Jill Eggleton QSO is recognised internationally for her sound, practical literacy solutions. Since her earliest days as a classroom teacher in New Zealand, Jill has known that there is no room for struggle, pain, or boredom in reading. Instead, it has been Jill’s lifelong passion to engage young learners with texts that spark emotion, imagination, critical thinking, curiosity and creativity. As the author of more than 1,000 resources for teachers and students, Jill supports teachers to make teaching literacy easy, engaging and effective. In 2010, Jill received one of New Zealand’s highest honours when she was appointed Companion of the Queen’s Service Order (QSO) for services to education and literacy. In 2015, she received the Margaret Mahy Award, a literary prize presented annually to a person who has made a significant contribution to children’s literature, publishing, or literacy. Jill is an adjunct professor at Sioux Falls University in the USA where she trains and inspires educators in how to apply the best in literacy practices in the classroom. 

Joy Allcock

For more than 20 years, author and educator Joy Allcock, M.Ed., has developed resources that build a bridge between research and practice, ensuring that teachers have access to research-driven methods that really work. Joy has dedicated her career to finding simple ways to teach the complex code and structure of written English. She has also led a number of research projects (most recently the Shine Literacy Project), which together have shown remarkable results for learners of all ages and backgrounds.

Existing international relationships

Global Ed exports children’s literacy material to several major markets – the US, the UK, Canada, South Africa, and now into many Asian markets. Their products are used in more than 30 countries worldwide. Partner publishers include Scholastic in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK, TWP Digital in Singapore, Gill and Macmillan in Ireland, Abrams Learning Trends and Heinemann in the US, Nelson Education and Cheneliere in Canada, and Juta in South Africa. In the United States, JillE Literacy is distributed exclusively by Rigby (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).



Tracy Strudley
Sales and Marketing, Global Ed