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Teaching Strategies Named CODiE Award Finalist for Best Pre-K and Early Childhood Learning Solution

New online platform MyTeachingStrategies™ earns prestigious industry recognition by SIIA; allows educators to seamlessly link curriculum, assessment and training to streamline instruction

 
BETHESDA, Md. (July 6, 2017)Teaching Strategies, the national leader in high-quality resources and solutions for early learning educators, today announced that its early childhood education platform, MyTeachingStrategies, was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Pre-K and Early Childhood Learning Solution category.

For over 30 years, Teaching Strategies has developed resources that enable educators to build meaningful teacher-child relationships that open the door to lifelong learning. In response to educator demand for a more effective way to integrate the essential components of high-quality classroom practice, MyTeachingStrategies™ is an online platform that provides a single entry point for educators to streamline workflow by linking high quality curriculum, formative assessment, professional development and family engagement in a seamless, interconnected way to better support daily instructional practice.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2017 CODiE award finalists. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by combining new technologies with research about how people learn in order to respond to student and educator needs,” said Bridget Foster, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. MyTeachingStrategies™ was honored as one of 160 finalists across the 34 education technology categories.

“Strengthening the teacher-child relationship is at the heart of everything we do, and we believe well-designed technology can support that mission,” said Kai-leé Berke, lifelong educator and CEO of Teaching Strategies. “By providing teachers with a comprehensive, intuitive platform that incorporates so many of the essential aspects of high quality teaching and learning, they’re able to use insights from ongoing, formative assessment to provide more personalized instruction for every child, optimize their planning and reporting efforts and, most importantly, spend more time with those who matter most: the children.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Winner Ceremony in San Francisco on July 26 at the Education Impact Symposium, hosted by the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA.

To learn more about the MyTeachingStrategies™ online platform, visit https://teachingstrategies.com/myteachingstrategies/.

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About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards: The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.  For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.

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About Teaching Strategies: With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early education community for nearly 30 years. Today, Teaching Strategies provides curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs across the country. Its award-winning products like The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and widely-adopted assessment solutions like GOLD® reach over 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to help ensure children’s success in school and in life, visit teachingstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.
 
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Caitlin Cox
caitlin@whiteboardadvisors.com
202-851-3605

Early Childhood Pioneer Taps Nationally Recognized State Leader as Superintendent in Residence to Align Research, Professional Development, and Program Capacity Building

Former Kindergarten teacher Vincent J. Costanza, Ed.D. will join Teaching Strategies; Previously led New Jersey Office of Primary Education and Statewide Early Learning Challenge Grant

 
BETHESDA, Md. (June 9, 2017) – Teaching Strategies, the developer of award-winning early childhood resources, today announced that Dr. Vincent J. Costanza will serve as Superintendent in Residence. In this role, Dr. Costanza will lead company initiatives toward building a systemic approach to unifying research, professional development, formative assessment, and curricular support throughout the birth through third grade continuum. He will focus on systems that support building program capacity and drive successful implementation and professional development models for the field.
 
“For over thirty years, Teaching Strategies has drawn upon the expertise of early childhood educators to bring a classroom perspective to every dimension of our work,” said Kai-leé Berke, CEO of Teaching Strategies and former kindergarten teacher. “We are thrilled that Vincent will be joining us. His experience as both a classroom teacher and state leader will bring a thoughtful perspective to bear on our efforts to align high-quality early childhood experiences with long term educational outcomes.”
 
Throughout a career at the intersection of early childhood policy, advocacy and practice, Dr. Costanza has established a reputation as a thought leader in the early education field. He currently serves on the boards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the New Jersey affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). Vincent also serves as Vice President of the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS-SDE) and has formerly spent five years as an elected school board member in Robbinsville, New Jersey
 
Costanza began his career as a kindergarten teacher in 1999 and most recently served as Co-Administrator of the Division of Early Childhood Education and Family Engagement at the New Jersey Department of Education.
 
“Teaching Strategies’ work is rooted in a deep respect for the unique challenges–and unbound potential–of the critical work early educators do,” said Costanza. “Alignment across the birth-third spectrum will play a powerful role in ensuring that all children have the opportunity to receive a high-quality education. I am excited to join one of the most well-respected and innovative organizations in the field.”
 
Over the past decade, early childhood education has expanded from a primary focus on pre-kindergarten toward increased alignment of high-quality resources and practices across child care, preschool and K-12 systems. To address growing demand from state and district partners, Teaching Strategies recently expanded its award-winning curriculum into kindergarten which, coupled with its formative assessment system that now spans the entire birth through third grade continuum, provides early educators with a comprehensive, continuous, and developmentally-appropriate way to support learning and development.
 
Vincent will join the executive leadership team at Teaching Strategies, working closely with CEO and lifelong educator Kai-leé Berke and recently-appointed President Ashley Mathis. His appointment is effective July 1, 2017.
 

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About Teaching Strategies: With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that a child’s first 8 years form a critical foundation for school success, Teaching Strategies has been an advocate for the early education community for nearly 30 years. Today, Teaching Strategies provides curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs across the country. Its award-winning products like The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool and widely-adopted assessment solutions like GOLD® reach over 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to help ensure children’s success in school and in life, visit teachingstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.
 
Media Contact:
Caitlin Cox
caitlin@whiteboardadvisors.com
202-851-3605

Only Comprehensive, Research-Based Curriculum Designed Specifically for Family Child Care Programs Expands to Further Enable Children to Start Strong

Teaching Strategies releases new curriculum and resources to help care providers support the development and learning of children from birth to eight years old

BETHESDA, Md. (May 31, 2017) – Early childhood education pioneer Teaching Strategies announced today the release of the third edition of The Creative Curriculum® for Family Child Care, designed to support the unique needs of family child care providers by offering a comprehensive suite of daily resources, including practical, research-based, and developmentally appropriate teaching tools that engage and encourage young children to become lifelong learners.

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New Whole Child Focused Curriculum Extends Project-Based Learning Into Kindergarten Classrooms

Teaching Strategies expands The Creative Curriculum® from Pre-K into Kindergarten; empowers educators with hands-on, investigative teaching and learning experiences

BETHESDA, Md. (April 13, 2017)Teaching Strategies, one of the most widely recognized and trusted brands in early learning, announced today the launch of their new The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten. Developed in response to educator demand for resources that support hands-on, project-based learning in early elementary classrooms, the new curriculum builds on decades of Teaching Strategies’ research and experience in early childhood education.

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Early Childhood Education Pioneer Taps Education Technology Veteran as New President

Ashley Mathis appointed President at Teaching Strategies to expand the company’s research-backed, award-winning resources into K-3 classrooms

BETHESDA, MD (January 17, 2017) – Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of curriculum and assessment resources for early childhood educators, announced today the appointment of Ashley Mathis as President. Mathis will be responsible for advancing the organization’s mission to provide high quality curriculum and assessment resources for children across the birth to third grade continuum.

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New Curriculum Brings Project-Based Investigations to Kindergarten

Teaching Strategies expands research-backed, award-winning The Creative Curriculum® into kindergarten – January 2017 release will follow Fall pilot program

BETHESDA, MD (June 21, 2016) – Early learning pioneer Teaching Strategies today announced plans to expand The Creative Curriculum® to provide kindergarten teachers with a research-based, whole-child focused curriculum to support project-based teaching and learning.

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Teaching Strategies Receives Prestigious Award for Innovative Classroom Resource Designed by and for Early Childhood Educators

American Association of Publishers awards Teaching Strategies’ GOLDplus® one of their top awards for innovative professional resources

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 17, 2016)Teaching Strategies, a leading early childhood education resource provider, has received the American Association of Publishers’ Innovation in Classroom Professional Resources award for their newest digital solution, which supports teachers’ ability to plan intentional instruction that meets the unique needs of each child during their early years.

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Teaching Strategies Recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Early Learning By the Association of American Publishers

May 16, 2016 (Bethesda, MD)Teaching Strategies, a leading early childhood education solution provider, has been recognized by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) for its innovative early childhood curriculum and digital teaching tools.

Teaching Strategies has been named a finalist for two 2016 REVERE Classroom Awards for Innovation. The Creative Curriculum® for Infants, Toddlers & Twos has been selected as a finalist for the Whole Curriculum Award for Innovation. The comprehensive, research-based curriculum provides a strong foundation and rich daily teaching tools to support exceptional caregiving and teaching for children aged 0-3 years, a critical time for development and learning.

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Hatch Early Learning and Teaching Strategies Partner to Provide Teachers with Play-based Evidence of Early Learning

HatchSync powered by GOLD® aligns popular early childhood games with GOLD® to provide insights into the development of early literacy and math skills essential for success in kindergarten.

May 10, 2016 (Winston-Salem, NC and Bethesda, MD) – Hatch Early Learning, the provider of research-based, classroom technology solutions, and Teaching Strategies, developer of The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®, today announced a partnership to make it easier for educators to capture information about children’s learning through a child’s independent play.

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New Survey Confirms Widespread Technology Use by Early Childhood Educators

Survey of over 800 practitioners shows the vast majority of early education teachers are confident technology users; expanding broadband quality and access to devices seen as opportunities

BETHESDA, MD. (March 3, 2016) – Teaching Strategies, developer of the most widely adopted early childhood assessment and curriculum in the U.S., announced today new survey findings showing that a large majority of early childhood educators have access to some form of technology in the classroom and feel confident in their ability to use it. The organization’s first Early Childhood Technology Survey examined the use of technology in early childhood classrooms, polling more than 800 early childhood educators nationwide on their attitudes toward technology as well as frequency and use.

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