n2y Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist

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Unique Learning System Earns Education Industry Recognition

n2y, developer of special education curriculum and materials, has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for Best Solution for Special Needs Students for its Unique Learning System.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the only peer-recognized award program for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 29 years. The awards span more than 85 categories, organized by industry focus of content, education and software. Unique Learning System has been nominated in the “Best Solution for Special Needs Students” category.

Unique Learning System is an online, interactive standards-based curriculum specifically designed for students with special needs. Subscribers interact with monthly instructional, thematic units of study, with each unit containing special education lesson plans and interactive materials. The unit lesson plans define three levels of differentiated tasks, which accommodate the diversity of learners with significant disabilities. Unique Learning System is available for preschool through transition students.

“Unique Learning System is equipping teachers with the resources they need to change the lives of students with special needs,” said Allison Vice, n2y Director of Products. “Students are making greater progress within standards and teachers have become more productive and effective in helping them learn. I am honored that our efforts to improve educational opportunities for special needs students has been recognized through a CODiE award nomination.”

This year’s awards program features 28 education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models, including new top awards in three overall education categories: Best PK-12 Solution, Best Postsecondary Solution and Best Education Solution. Winners will be announced during a special awards dinner at the Education Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 5. The awards program will be live streamed from the SIAA website.
“This year’s finalists are breaking ground with new business models and innovative products. We are pleased to recognize the best in educational technology with these 157 products,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Technology Industry Network. “I look forward to honouring all of the tremendous achievement at the Education Industry Summit in May.”

Details about each finalist are listed at siia.net/codies/2015/finalists.asp.

For more information about n2y, please visit http://www.n2y.com.
For more information about SIIA, please http://www.siia.net.

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ABOUT SIIA:

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net. The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Division shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities and critical market information. For more information on ETIN of SIIA, visit siia.net/etin.

ABOUT n2y:

n2y is a cloud based special education publishing company based in Huron, Ohio. n2y products include News-2-You weekly current events newspaper, Unique Learning System standards based curriculum and SymbolStix dynamic symbol set. The News‐2‐You current events newspaper utilizes concise, symbol‐supported text to deliver current events news to the special needs population. Unique Learning System is the only comprehensive standards‐based curriculum specifically designed for special learners. SymbolStix ONLINE is the industry standard symbol set used exclusively throughout the n2y product suite and licensed globally by many software and hardware developers.

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