Press Contact: Jeanne Smith
November 21, 2011 – Norwalk, CT – It was announced today that TeachTown: Basics, a research-based computer aided instructional software program for students with autism, was honored with the distinguished recognition from school superintendents and district-level directors in districts across the United States, as one of the Top 100 Products that is making a difference in education by helping to support education innovation.
The prestigious acknowledgement is given annually to K12 education products that have supported education innovation. The winners were http://www.spectrumk12.com/exceedautodemo selected by the editors of District Administration from hundreds of nominations submitted by readers, including school superintendents and district-level directors in districts across the United States. The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, as well as an evaluation of product quality based upon readers’ nominations and explanations.
The District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products awards program provides senior district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using and how these products contribute to the success of their districts. There were a record number of nominations this year.
“The nominations offer a view into the inner workings of how districts use products to help solve particular issues,” says District Administration’s editor in chief, Judy Faust Hartnett. “The recommendations we receive include extensive descriptions from school administrators of how these products are used in their districts and the difference they have made, making it very challenging to choose only 100 products. We hope these products and their accompanying testimonials will provide a valuable resource for our readers.”
About District Administration
District Administration is a monthly publication covering all of the important topics faced in today’s K12 school systems. With a circulation of more than 73,000, District Administration reaches top decision-makers in virtually every school district across the country. Subscribers are district-level leaders in K12 education, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, curriculum directors, business officers, IT directors and federal funds administrators. For more information, visit www.DistrictAdministration.com.
About TeachTown: Basics
TeachTown: Basics is a research-based, computer aided instructional software program that delivers highly engaging On Computer Lessons connected to motivational Off Computer Activities for students who are developmentally 2 to 7 years old.
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About TeachTown, Inc.
TeachTown, Inc. is an innovative education company that produces learning products for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), developmental delays and other special needs. TeachTown combines rigorous curricula with broadcast quality animation to engage and motivate students to learn. Joining co-founder, Dr. Christina Whalen, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a team of experts including: Dr. Lauren Franke, PsyD, CCC/SLP, and Melinda Docter, Ed.D. Executive Board Chairman, Dan Feshbach, has a son with autism, and CEO, Terry Thoren is a gifted animation storyteller who helped to bring the Rugrats to global blockbuster prominence.