SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teachscape Effectiveness Platform was named a finalist in the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards. The platform was recognized in the Best Professional Learning Solution for Education category, which honors the best educational applications or services designed to support PreK-12 or postsecondary education institutions in the development of faculty and administrative staff.
"We work diligently to provide our customers with the most comprehensive professional learning program to improve educator effectiveness," said Aaron Dodds, vice president of product management at Teachscape. "The recognition from this prestigious and industry-leading awards program is a great honor and further reinforces the power of our technology in helping teachers, and ultimately students, succeed."
Now in its 29th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for recognizing excellence in the software and information industries. The awards have more than 75 categories and are organized by industry, focusing on content, education, and software. The awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program as educators and administrators conduct the first-round review of all education nominees and then select the finalists, including the Teachscape Effectiveness Platform, in the products' respective categories. This year's program features 31 education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models.
Developed in partnership with educators and experts, the integrated online Teachscape Effectiveness Platform provides districts and states with tools for professional learning, classroom observation and evaluation, and talent management and supports the development of effective teaching practices throughout an educator's career. The platform integrates multiple sources of educator data to deliver a complete picture of educator effectiveness and to provide actionable insights to improve teaching effectiveness and student outcomes. In addition to the CODiE Awards, the platform was recently recognized as a winner in the Tech & Learning 2013 Awards of Excellence and as a finalist in the 2014 EdTech Digest Awards.
Winners of the 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards will be announced during a special awards dinner at the nation's leading education technology conference, the Education Industry Summit, in San Francisco on May 13, 2014.
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA's members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content, and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.
Teachscape uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content, and expert services to develop great teachers. From its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, Teachscape's award-winning products and services have been inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice. Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of educators to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape's partners, including Charlotte Danielson, ETS, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, have helped to shape its vision, its products, and its strategies. To learn more about Teachscape and its complete collection of professional development offerings, go to http://www.teachscape.com.