Tucson, AZ—May 22, 2020—Learning A-Z has announced that the 2020 SIIA CODiE Awards have selected Raz-Plus ELL Edition as a finalist for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution
and Science A-Z as a finalist for Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades PK-8.
Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees.
“Last year, Raz-Plus won the 2019 CODiE Award for Best Reading/Writing/Literature Instructional Solution for Grades PreK–8, and we’re delighted that this year the ELL Edition is a finalist for Best ELL Solution. This is also the third year in a row that Science A-Z is a CODiE Award finalist or winner in science or STEM,” said Lisa O’Masta, president of Learning A-Z. “To be recognized by such an esteemed awards program year after year demonstrates that our solutions are having a powerful impact on student outcomes.”
Raz-Plus ELL Edition delivers thousands of standards-aligned resources designed specifically to help English language learners (ELLs) develop proficiency in social and academic English. Reading, listening, speaking, and writing materials, with integrated grammar and vocabulary support, are organized in content-area topics at multiple grade ranges and proficiency levels. Combined with assessment and reporting tools and an engaging student portal, Raz-Plus ELL Edition helps teachers maximize learning for every student.
Science A-Z supports a three-dimensional approach to science instruction, delivering thousands of resources in life science, earth and space science, physical science, engineering, and process science. In addition to a robust library of multilevel informational texts, the K–6 curriculum includes lesson plans, teachers’ guides, engaging science experiments, hands-on activities, and other collaborative learning opportunities that allow students to think and act like scientists.
“We are thrilled to unveil the 2020 CODiE Award finalists, the best in education technology,” said Jeff Joseph, SIIA president. “These exciting innovations are setting the pace to improve outcomes in education for students, educators, and administrators.”
Education Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration on May 19.
About Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z is a literacy-focused PreK-6 educational provider of technology-enabled learning solutions. Our products blend traditional teacher-led instruction with robust online resources to make teaching more effective and efficient, practice more accessible and personalized, assessment more strategic and automated, and learning more informed and proactive. Our suite of products includes: Raz-Plus, Reading A-Z, Raz-Kids, Headsprout, Science A-Z, Writing A-Z, and Vocabulary A-Z. Learning A-Z products are used by more than 8 million students in more than 170 countries. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning Group is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. Using a research-based, personalized approach, Cambium Learning Group delivers SaaS resources and instructional products that engage students and support teachers in fun, positive, safe and scalable environments. These solutions are provided through Learning A-Z (online differentiated instruction for elementary school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning (online interactive math and science simulations, a math fact fluency solution, and a K–2 science solution), Voyager Sopris Learning (blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional development for teachers), and VKidz Learning (online comprehensive homeschool education and programs for literacy and science). We believe that every student has unlimited potential, that teachers matter, and that data, instruction, and practice are the keys to success in the classroom and beyond.
Come learn with us at www.cambiumlearning.com.