NATICK, Mass. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ExploreLearning and Kurzweil Educational Systems®, two divisions of Cambium Learning® Technologies, won the highly regarded Distinguished Achievement Award given by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). ExploreLearning Gizmos® received the award in Mathematics in the Supplemental Resources category, and Kurzweil 3000 ® – firefly won the award in Special Education in the Supplemental Resources category.
For more than 40 years, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting; they represent the highest standard for quality professional educational resources and excellence in education marketing. The AEP's annual awards program and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value.
"It is a great honor to be once again recognized by others in our industry," said John Campbell, president of Cambium Learning Technologies. "We continue to work with great teachers to leverage technology so that all learners can achieve their goals and reach their potential."
ExploreLearning Gizmos are interactive online simulations that power inquiry and understanding in math and science for students in grades 3-12. Teachers can choose from over 450 Gizmos to supplement and enhance their instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of mathematics and science concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive "what-if" experimentation.
Kurzweil 3000 - firefly technology provides reading, writing and test-taking support for students who have the cognitive ability but not the literacy skills to learn and perform at grade-level, including students with learning disabilities and second language learners.
More information about the award can be found at AEP's website: http://aepweb.org/awards/awards.htmlAbout ExploreLearning ExploreLearning develops online solutions to improve student learning in math and science. ExploreLearning currently has two products: ExploreLearning Gizmos, the world's largest library of interactive, online simulations for math and science in grades 3-12; and Reflex, the most powerful solution available for math fact fluency development. Gizmos and Reflex bring research-proven instructional strategies to classrooms around the world. ExploreLearning is a Charlottesville, VA-based business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABC)] based in Dallas, TX. For more information about Gizmos, please visit http://www.explorelearning.com . For more information about Reflex, please visit http://www.reflexmath.com .