For 2012, the AEP Awards were updated to ensure that they remain relevant, recognizing the challenges and needs of education in the 21st century. Three key principles--quality content, age appropriateness, and innovation drove the judging criteria and evaluation process for selecting finalists and winners. Products were judged in a three-tier process (educator review, professional review, and certification)
“Each of the finalists represent the highest level of achievement in product development for the education industry,” said Eric Hamilton, Assistant Director at the American Museum of Natural History and AEP Awards Committee Chair. “In an era where almost anyone can publish and sell their materials, the AEP Awards show the value of professionally developed and vetted learning resources that offer real opportunities for educators to improve student achievement.”
“I am very proud of this moment and of my curriculum team members, who put in many, many late hours to create Equals Mathematics and those who continue to work to increase its value for special educators and their students,” stated Karen Ross-Brown, co-creator of Equals Mathematics. “This award validates that we have created a high quality curriculum to help students with disabilities achieve so much more than was once expected.”
For a complete list of AEP Awards winners, go to http://www.AEPweb.org or to learn more about AbleNet’s Equals Mathematics, go to http://www.ablenetinc.com.
AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals;