Provo, UT (PRWEB) May 13, 2011
Language and literacy software program Imagine Learning English has been recognized as a finalist in the Software and Information Industry Association CODiE Awards. Imagine Learning English is the flagship product of Imagine Learning, one of the fastest-growing companies in the education industry.
As the only peer-reviewed awards program in the software industry, the CODiE Awards are considered a trusted source for information on the most effective software solutions. The awards program recognizes excellence, innovation and achievement among pioneers in education technology. This year, Imagine Learning English was named a finalist for best reading/English instructional solution, an award that recognizes the best K–12 instructional tool for language arts, reading and English curricula. Finalists were selected by a panel of experienced educators who judged products based on quality of instruction and effective use of technology.
“We are honored that Imagine Learning English has been recognized as an effective solution that teachers can implement to improve reading and engage students in learning,” said Derek Dobson, director of product management for Imagine Learning. “Our company is committed to providing individualized, effective language and literacy instruction for English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities and early childhood education students.”
Within the last year, Imagine Learning English has also been recognized with an EDDIE Award for best early elementary ESL product and a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence for best upgraded product.
Designed by educators to help students accelerate their reading and language development, Imagine Learning English is an interactive software program that provides additional support for students who struggle to read at grade level. The program uses direct instruction in the five essential areas of reading, as identified by the National Reading Panel, to help students master important reading skills like phonemic awareness, reading comprehension and reading fluency. The program also features age-appropriate stories and articles that are adapted to students’ reading abilities.
Imagine Learning English offers special features for English learners as well, including language support that translates instruction, vocabulary and feedback into students’ first languages. The program also teaches academic vocabulary words, provides detailed reports for teachers and automatically differentiates instruction to meet students’ unique learning needs.
About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning is the company behind Imagine Learning English, an innovative language and literacy software program designed to meet the needs of four key student populations: English learners, struggling readers, students with disabilities and early childhood education students. With first-language support and continual assessment, Imagine Learning English gives students one-on-one instruction and scaffolded support while keeping teachers abreast of student progress through real-time reports.
Visit http://www.imaginelearning.com to find out how Imagine Learning English gives students, parents and teachers essential tools for language and literacy development.