PD 360 Mobile Wins Prestigious Education Industry Recognition as Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device
SALT LAKE CITY—May 8, 2013—School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources and training, today announced that PD 360 Mobile was named winner of the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Award for educational technology in the category Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries that showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and honor excellence in corporate achievement.
“We are very pleased for this honor and recognition of our educational technology resources that are impacting thousands of educators and their students nationwide,” said Chet Linton, School Improvement Network CEO and president. “Technology is the great equalizer in education, and dissolves many physical and financial barriers to educator effectiveness and student achievement. PD 360 Mobile is a powerful piece of education technology that is bringing educators in every state the resources they need to support their growth and make a real impact on ensuring 100 percent of their students become college and career ready.”
School Improvement Network’s PD 360 Mobile application contains the largest online library of training videos for educators in the world. Coupled with these videos, the mobile application allows administrators to perform quality observations and evaluations for teachers and connect the outcomes to any of the 2,500+ educator-training videos.
“SIIA’s 2013 CODiE Award winners show that innovation and growth is alive in many areas of the educational technology industry,” said SIIA Vice President for the Education Division, Karen Billings. “Among these 28 visionary winners, you’ll find many of the most exciting ed tech products and services out there. I look forward to seeing the impact they have on the PK-12 and postsecondary markets.”
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 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, visitwww.siia.net/education.