June 7, 2012
-- ROSEVILLE, Minn. – June 7, 2012– AbleNet’s Equals Mathematics curriculum was named the winner of the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award in the Whole Curriculum Program subcategory of Special Education. AEP Awards honor excellence and innovation in the education community. It is the longest running and most highly regarded recognition program in the industry.
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)
with only the best materials advancing to the higher rounds. Having products judged first and foremost by educators is critically important because they know best which products will succeed or fail directly in the classroom and ensures that the winners are true leaders in the field.
“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;
access aids, such as switches and wheelchair-mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics and classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information visit http://www.ablenetinc.com.