NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill School Education today announced that two of its digital solutions have taken home several awards –including one of the highest distinctions in educational publishing – at the 2012 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards. Announced at a special awards banquet and gala earlier this week, these awards further validate McGraw-Hill's leadership in education innovation and the company's commitment to developing engaging solutions to support teachers and drive student achievement.
McGraw-Hill Education won four awards across three categories:
1. The Distinguished Achievement Awards honor the best in a range of product types and resources used by teachers, parents and students. In the category of Whole Curriculum Program – which includes individual awards for Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, among other programs – McGraw-Hill networks' Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States & United States History and Geography won for Social Studies.
2.The Golden Lamp Awards, one of the most prestigious honors in the education industry, highlight the "best of the best" products for teaching and learning each year in four categories: Periodicals, Professional Development, Supplemental Resources, and Whole Curriculum Programs. McGraw-Hill networks' Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States & United States History and Geography won the Golden Lamp Award for best Whole Curriculum Program.
McGraw-Hill networks is a new middle and high school social studies learning system that combines engaging print and digital resources to help students discover and learn essential social studies content. The program, which can be personalized and customized for each student to support differentiated instruction, transforms social studies instruction and learning into an exciting and interactive experience through audio, video and other collaborative multi-media features. For more information, visit: www.mcgrawhillnetworks.com.
3. The Beacon Awards recognize outstanding marketing of educational products. McGraw-Hill iScience Fact or Fool Videos won across two categories: The Gold Beacon and Digital Marketing awards for outstanding Marketing.
iScience is a middle school science program that blends both online and print content to create an engaging and interactive classroom experience for students. The Fact or Fool Video campaign—which was timed to coincide with April Fool's Day 2011— challenged students to determine certain myths and realities in science, based on several videos uploaded by McGraw-Hill Education to YouTube among other video-sharing sites. For more information, visit: http://www.youtube.com/factorfoolvideo.
"We are honored and excited that networks and iScience have been recognized by one of most prestigious awards programs in the industry," said Dan Caton, president of McGraw-Hill School Education and past president of the Association of Educational Publishers. "We remain committed to delivering innovative solutions that engage students in the learning process, drive their achievement and facilitate instruction for teachers. We are proud to take home these esteemed honors."
Honoring excellence and innovation in the education community, the awards represent the longest-running and most highly regarded recognition program in the industry. Products were judged in a three-tier process (educator review, professional review, and certification) with only the best materials advancing to the higher rounds. Having products judged first and foremost by educators is critically important because they know best which products will succeed or fail directly in the classroom and ensures that the winners are truly leaders in the field.
For a complete list of AEP Awards finalists, go to www.AEPweb.org.
About McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit http://www.mheducation.com/.
About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market.
One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at www.AEPweb.org/awards.
SOURCE McGraw-Hill Education