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.
GOLDplus® was named a finalist for Innovation in Professional Resources in the classroom. Designed to provide educators with a streamlined, comprehensive solution for individualizing instruction based on each child’s assessment data, GOLDplus® weaves many aspects of high-quality education—assessment, instruction, observation, and curricular experiences—into one easy-to-use platform for educators serving children from birth through third grade.
“Every year we seek new ways to improve every facet of the awards program, and this 50th year is no exception. Stronger rubrics, additional guidance for written feedback and expanding our base of constructive and thoughtful judges have been key for identifying exceptional educational products and materials. We are very proud and excited by the overall quality of the finalists and winners in this landmark year for the REVERE Awards,” said REVERE Awards Chair Eric Hamilton, Assistant Director, NCSLET Administration at the American Museum of Natural History.
Celebrating its 50th program year, the REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards identify outstanding, high-quality educational products that engage today’s teachers and students. The AAP PreK-12 Learning Group produces the prestigious awards program, which recognizes learning resources for all ages and in a wide variety of educational subject areas and learning environments.
“Teaching Strategies was founded over 25 years ago to support the critical work of early childhood educators,” said Kai-leé Berke, lifelong educator and CEO of Teaching Strategies. “It’s our mission as a company to continuously improve our resources to provide the most innovative and groundbreaking solutions, backed by research and in-the-field experience, to meet the needs of today and tomorrow’s educators. We are honored to be a REVERE award finalist, and believe it is a reflection of our continued commitment to provide teachers and caregivers with the most supportive resources possible, so they can focus on what matters most: the education of our earliest learners.”
Finalists were chosen following a three-month long evaluation process by a number of judges in various fields including educators and industry professionals. Each product was expertly reviewed against a comprehensive rubric promoting excellence in all areas of product design and development.
Winners will be announced during the special 50 year celebration REVERE Awards Gala on June 8 in Philadelphia during the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group’s annual Content in Context conference.