NATICK, Mass., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ComputED Gazette recently named Kurzweil 3000™ Version 12 by Kurzweil Educational Systems® and Classroom Suite by IntelliTools® winners in their 17th annual Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIE) program.
The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. Kurzweil 3000 Version 12 won in the High School Special Education Software category and Classroom Suite in the Upper Elementary Special Education category.
For more than 17 years, The ComputED Gazette has been an online educational resource for educators. Based in the San Diego area, the online publication's directors are former classroom teachers who have expertise in providing the finest computer education to children and adults.
Kurzweil 3000 technology provides reading, writing and test-taking supports that represent the core principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Students, who have the cognitive ability but not the literacy skills to learn and perform at grade-level, including students with learning disabilities and second language learners, can thrive in content-area classes with the use of Kurzweil 3000.
Classroom Suite software builds core academic skills in reading, writing and math. Activities and lessons are based on carefully crafted, scientifically designed teaching strategies. Classroom Suite was built on years of research in conjunction with leading research teams.
"We are honored The ComputED Gazette chose Kurzweil 3000 and Classroom Suite as 2011 BESSIE Award winners," said Alex Saltonstall, general manager of Cambium Learning Technologies. "Every day, in classrooms across America, these programs change the lives of the students we serve. In addition, it is rewarding to have these programs and the benefits they deliver recognized by our industry peers."
To learn more about Kurzweil 3000 Version 12, visit www.kurzweiledu.com
To learn more about Classroom Suite by IntelliTools, visit www.intellitools.com
To view all the BESSIE award winners, visit http://computedgazette.com/
About Cambium Learning Technologies
Cambium Learning Technologies designs and publishes instructional technology for students in general and special education ranging from Pre-K to Adult, including four- industry leading brands: Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools. Cambium Learning Technologies is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABCD) based in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.cambiumtech.com.
About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. operates three business units: Voyager, a comprehensive intervention business; Sopris, a supplemental solutions business; and Cambium Learning Technologies, which includes ExploreLearning, IntelliTools, Kurzweil and Learning A-Z. Through its core divisions, Cambium Learning Group, Inc. provides research-based education solutions for students in Pre-K through 12th grade, including intervention curricula, educational technologies and services primarily focused on serving the needs of the nation's most challenged learners and enabling students to reach their full potential.
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