Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 12, 2011
Voyages in English, the grammar and writing curriculum from Loyola Press, has been awarded the 2011 Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Award for excellence in educational resources for Curriculum–Reading and Language Arts–Grades 6-8.
The Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs) recognize the year’s best products according to subject area and grade level in the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals, Professional Development, and Technology. The awards highlight the standard of excellence other developers can measure their products against. Entries are evaluated on traits such as pedagogy, quality of writing, efficacy, usability, and overall educational value. Award winners must meet the highest standards for quality and professional content for education, and they represent the most innovative learning solutions for their discipline currently on the market.
Voyages in English underwent a two-tier judging process by language arts experts. Educators, administrators, and parents recognize the Association of Educational Publishers’ annual awards program and its seal of excellence as a mark of outstanding value.
“This award underscores the idea that basic grammar and writing skills lay the groundwork for successful language arts education,” said Joellyn Cicciarelli, director of curriculum development for Loyola Press. “We’ve seen how the successful mastery of language arts skills in the primary grades leads students to excel throughout their education and beyond.”
The current 2011 edition of Voyages in English is the 9th edition of the series and is based on decades of research and real-world, in-classroom experience in language arts education. Teachers value the series for its volume of support materials and lesson-planning aids, while students appreciate the bright colors, engaging graphics, and online games and homework aids.
About Loyola Press Language Arts Curricula:
Loyola Press, a longtime leader in language arts education, has always emphasized the importance of fundamental language skills in elementary education as the building block for success in higher education. Generations of students and teachers have used Loyola Press language arts curricula in private, parochial, and charter-school environments. Home-school parents and associations have also adopted this program, citing its solid approach to language skills. Voyages in English is now in its 69th consecutive year in publication. Other language arts programs from Loyola Press include Exercises in English and Vocabulary in Action. For more information about the program, visit http://www.VoyagesinEnglish.com
About the AEP Awards:
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. One of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, the AEP Awards aim to give credit and recognition to organizations that are leading the way in the field of educational products and set benchmarks to which the rest of the industry can aspire.