The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announced the winners of the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Awards during the AEP Awards Banquet & Gala at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on June 12th.
AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational resources in four categories: Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and, for the first time this year, Technology Innovations. Entries are evaluated on traits such as efficacy, usability, and overall educational value and are judged by an expert panel of educators, editors, designers, and technology specialists.
Among the winners in the Curriculum Category are:
- PCI Reading Program Level Two from PCI Education won the Special Education Category for Grades K-5. The curriculum is designed for students with developmental disabilities or significant learning difficulties, and helps non-readers become readers by enhancing a student’s sight-word vocabulary.
- The Key to Tracker from Key Curriculum Press won the Mathematics Category for Grades 6-8. The online subscription service serves as the online companion to the Key to… workbooks, and offers teachers online tools to increase their students’ knowledge of basic math skills.
- Discovery Education streaming from Discovery Education won the Reference Resources Category for Grades 6-8. Discovery Education streaming is a digital learning resource with up to 9,000 full-length videos segmented into 71,000 content-specific clips that are tied directly to state and national standards.
Each organization was honored for their outstanding products and leadership in the education industry. Their respective products are designed to improve students’ knowledge and success in reading, math and science, giving them the skills necessary for future achievement in school and beyond. In addition, these products offer a unique approach to teaching and learning, providing teachers with more time for instruction and keeping students engaged and on task.
For a complete list of AEP Award winners, visit www.aepweb.org. Soon, all the winners will receive special recognition in AEP’s Online Product Gallery.
Congratulations to all the winners!