PBS Wins Two Revere Awards for Excellence in Education
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PBS LearningMedia Student App and Election Central recognized as Top Winners by The Association of American Publishers
Arlington, VA, June 10, 2016 – PBS was honored with two REVERE awards by The Association of American Publishers (AAP) for the work of PBS LearningMedia, a digital library of more than 120,000 resources for educators and students, in two categories that reflect excellence in education. The announcement took place on Wednesday, June 8 at the trade association’s annual Content in Context conference, which recognizes creative resources that engage 21st century teachers and learners from across the country.
PBS Education came out on top in two categories. Election Central, an online destination providing educators with curated content to teach K-12 students about the political process, won for Best News and Current Issues Supplemental Resource category, while the PBS LearningMedia Student App took home the top prize for Innovation Beyond the Classroom.
The REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards identify and honor excellence in educational products that support evolving trends in teaching and learning for PreK-12 students. It is the only program that recognizes learning resources in all media, for all ages, and covering a wide array of educational subject areas and learning environments. Entrants for the REVERE Awards came from many fields including educational, trade, and magazine publishers; museums; university affiliated programs; non-profits; membership associations; and game and app developers. Evaluations subject entries to a multi-round judging process that includes more than 100 evaluators in the education and publishing industries.
A full list of winners is available here.
ABOUT THE AWARDING ORGANIZATION (AAP)
AAP (The Association of American Publishers) is the trade association for the U.S. book publishers, providing advocacy and communications on behalf of the industry. AAP represents the industry’s priorities on policy, legislative and regulatory issues regionally, nationally and worldwide. These include the protection of intellectual property rights and worldwide copyright enforcement, digital and new technology issues, funding for education and libraries, tax and trade, censorship and literacy. Additionally, AAP works to showcase the value of content and the critical role of the dynamic U.S. book publishing industry around the world.
About PBS LearningMedia
As America’s largest classroom, PBS offers digital content and services for teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free and paid media-on-demand service offering educators access to the best of public media and delivers research-based, classroom-ready digital learning experiences to engage students in exploring curriculum concepts that align with National and Common Core State Standards. Nationwide, more than 1.8 million teachers and users have registered access to more than 120,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. More information about PBS LearningMedia is available at www.pbslearningmedia.org or by following PBS LearningMedia on Twitter and Facebook.
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