District Owned Compass Content Wins Prestigious Award

eLearning has been subscribing while purchasing to own content from Compass Learning Odyssey. That said, we feel it’s important to let you know when the online content we’ve invested in receives a prestigious award :

CompassLearning Odyssey Wins the 2013 SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best K–12 Course, Sets the Standard for Digital Learning in Today’s Classroom 

Prestigious Industry Award Recognizes Compass Learning for Innovation and Student Success in K-12 Education Market

What is being judged in the SIIA CODIE Best K-12 Course Category?

Recognizes the best digital learning environment/system designed for K-12 educators to manage curriculum-based content, student access and use, diagnostic and remediation programs, data management and reporting tools. Includes course and content-based learning management systems used by students.
Judges will be looking for:

  • Customizable for different user needs and education outcomes
  • Produces useful reports to intended users
  • Provides easy access to student and/or course data
  • Provides straightforward methods from bringing in curriculum, content, data, or standards information
  • Recognizable and positive impact on course development and implementation processes
  • Short learning curve”

Source: http://www.siia.net/codies/2013/categories.asp

What is the SIIA CODiE™ Awards?

The SIIA CODiE™ Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.

What is SIIA?

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 700 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Education Division serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide software, digital content and other technologies that address educational needs. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information, visit www.siia.net/education.

Source: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20130513005173/en/Compass-Learning/educational-software/CODiE

 Initially considered for credit recovery use, the district is now exploring other instructional possibilities with Compass. 


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District’s First Online PD Course Wraps Up with High Success!


Last Thursday, we wrapped the district’s first online professional development course. Teachers began the course at a face to face meeting in late September and worked online the rest of the time. Teachers met again one last time to celebrate and display and discuss their researched projects.

Teacher after teacher shared positive experiences and commended Traci and I for our efforts in creating and facilitating the course. We have learned so much from them and thank them for their high level of engagement in the course. And check out the video below of one teacher sharing her project.

The email below from one of the teacher’s who took the online course is a glimpse into the positive responses to the online PD learning experience

“Traci and Nawal,
I am still flying high from class. I wanted to personally thank both of you for the amazing opportunity this class presented. I love research and application and, even though I struggled at first, nothing worth while should ever be received without some blood, sweat, and tears.
Both of you were available whenever I emailed and you both  took the time to wade through the negative, whine tone to answer my questions professionally and with encouragement. HUGE!
I loved who I was sitting with during our evaluation piece (….the gal taking the class for credit.). She and I had similar comments and believed that the amount of work required fit a 600 level grad class. I took so much away from the class that it is hard to put into words everything I learned. All I can do is implement in my classroom.” from Theresa Randolph
Teacher’s Final Project: Online PD Practical Guide to the Teaching and Learning Cycle