SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- VizZle, the innovative educational software that is helping children with autism achieve their potential, has awarded more than $200,000 in free access and training as part of its first annual TechGrant program.
"The response was incredible. Everyone demonstrated such a need and we knew we could help so we provided free access to every school that entered," VizZle President Terry Murphy said. "We know how critical it is for special needs students and their teachers to have access to effective tools in the classroom. Our goal is to help every child with autism reach his or her full potential."
The entries all demonstrated great promise for transforming the autism classroom through the power of technology. VizZle is honored to support their vision in helping students succeed. The top five winners are:
- Shoreline School District, Washington
- Akron Public Schools, Ohio
- District of Columbia Public Schools, D.C.
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida
- Cherokee County Special Education Co-Op, Texas
The five top winners will receive VizZle access for 25 teachers for this school-year, along with professional development and support, an award valued at up to $25,000 each. In addition, 25 honorable mention winners will receive VizZle access for two teachers and the 80 participation award winners will receive a license for one teacher.
For a full list of Visual Learning TechGrant award recipients please visit www.monarchteachtech.com/press-room/.
Based on research by a team from Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School and educators at the Monarch Center for Autism, VizZle capitalizes on the stronger visual processing skills of children with autism and their inherent interest in multimedia. VizZle, short for "visual learning," offers both the tools to create lessons and a shared library of thousands of visual lessons made by other users to teach both academics and activities of daily living. Currently in use at school districts in over 30 states, educators add to the library of lessons daily and share materials with peers and parents across the country.
For more information on VizZle or Monarch Teaching Technologies, visit www.monarchtt.com.
About Monarch Teaching Technologies
Based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Monarch Teaching Technologies, Inc. (monarchtt.com) is committed to providing cost-effective, technology-enhanced solutions for more effective instruction for children with special learning needs. After a four-year R&D collaboration with researchers funded in part by NIH grants, the company introduced VizZle for the general market in 2009.
SOURCE Monarch Teaching Technologies