AAP PreK-12 Learning Group Announces the 2014 REVERE Award Finalists

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) has announced the 2014 REVERE Award finalists, which honor the most effective learning resources for both children and adults.

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Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014

The PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) is pleased to announce the 2014 REVERE Award finalists, which honor exemplary learning resources for both children and adults. Formerly known as the AEP Awards program, this annual event was established by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and continues a decades-long tradition of honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, which include print materials, digital learning tools, professional development curricula, and a wide range of periodicals, but only the top quarter become finalists. View the full lists of all REVERE Award finalists.

The entries are subject to a rigorous judging process consisting of three rounds of review by teachers and leading experts throughout the industry. Three key principles--quality content, age appropriateness, and innovation--drive the judging criteria and evaluation process.

The REVERE Awards include The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards, The Golden Lamps, and an entirely new competition called Beyond the Classroom.

Beyond the Classroom was created specifically for the wide range of resources used outside formal learning environments including books, test prep materials, toys, games, and more. This year’s finalists are: American Museum of Natural History, Emotional ABC's, Fingerprint, National Science Teachers Association, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, and S.C.R.A.P. Gallery . View the products named as finalists for the Beyond the Classroom Award.

The Golden Lamps are the most prestigious awards in the program. For this competition, judges identify products that stand alone as exemplars within each of four categories, transcending media, audience, and subject matter. The 2014 Golden Lamp Finalists are: aha!Process, Inc., The American Museum of Natural History, DreamBox Learning, Explorelearning, Gibbs Smith Education, Learning A-Z, Math Solutions, NAEYC, National Wildlife Federation, Rainbow Concepts, Scholastic Inc., Teaching Channel, Youth Communication, and Zulama. View the products named as finalists for the Golden Lamps.

In the Distinguished Achievement Awards, products compete against each other within a wide range of categories including grade levels, subjects, and entry types. The 2014 finalists are listed below and are organized by the four main categories: Periodicals, Professional Development, Supplemental Resources and Whole Curriculum Program.

Periodicals Finalists - American Society for Engineering Education, ASCD, Boy Scouts of America, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Harvard Education Publishing Group, National Association for the Education of Young Children, National Association of Independent Schools, National Science Teachers Association, National Wildlife Federation, Scholastic Inc., Teaching Tolerance, and Youth Communication

Professional Development Finalists - American Museum of Natural History, ASCD, Corwin, Math Solutions, Mentoring Minds, National Science Teachers Association, Shell Education, Solution Tree, and Teaching Tolerance.

Supplemental Resources Finalists- Alabama Department of Education, Curriculum Associates, Emotional ABC's, ExploreLearning, Girl Scouts of the USA, Kurzweil Educational Systems, Learning A-Z, National Science Teachers Association, NBC News, PBS, ReadWorks, Sally Ride Science, Scholastic Inc., Sesame Workshop, Teacher Created Materials Publishing, The Dibble Institute, The Documentary Group, and WIN Learning.

Whole Curriculum Program Finalists - Accelerate Learning, College Board - SpringBoard Division, Discovery Education, K12 Inc., Lexia Learning, Quarasan!, Rainbow Concepts & Robert-Leslie Publishing, Scholastic Inc., Science4Us, StudySync and Whistlefritz.

All are invited to the REVERE Awards Gala on June 4, 2014, at the Capital Hilton at Washington, DC, where the winners will be announced. The gala will take place in conjunction with the Learning Group’s Content in Context conference. Representatives from organizations named as finalists are strongly encouraged to reserve a table at the Gala so that employees can celebrate their achievements together, enjoy VIP seating close to the stage, and receive additional recognition for their company during the event. To reserve a table, please contact Jo-Ann McDevitt at jmcdevitt(at)publishers(dot)org or 267-351-4327.

About the REVERE Awards
The REVERE Awards program, presented by the PreK-12 Learning Group of the Association of American Publishers, is the most prestigious and comprehensive recognition program in the learning resource community. Honoring excellence across all resources for preK-12 and adult learners, educators, and administrators, the program includes The Distinguished Achievement Awards, The Innovation Awards, The Golden Lamps, and Beyond the Classroom. The REVERE’s wide range of categories welcome all types of materials in any media and for any educational setting. Publishing houses, nonprofit organizations, museums and cultural centers, technology firms, schools, colleges, and research societies have received awards from this program since it was founded in 1967. Read more at http://www.REVEREAwards.org.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group
A division within the Association of American Publishers, the PreK-12 Learning Group serves its diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality content for teaching and learning. The Learning Group engages state, local, and federal policy leaders on such issues as funding, curriculum, testing, and literacy, and also organizes events, awards, and programs to support professionals at all levels. In 2013, the School Division of the AAP merged with the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) to form the PreK-12 Learning Group, which combines AAP's proven strengths in advocacy and legal affairs with AEP's successful programs for the benefit of its members. Read more at http://www.AEPweb.org.