School Improvement Network Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Educational Technology Award

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PD 360 Mobile Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition as Finalist for Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device

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SALT LAKE CITY—March 21, 2013—School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources and training, today announced that PD 360 Mobile was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for educational technology in the category Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier award for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for 27 years. The awards have over 75 categories and are organized by industry focus of Content, Education and Software.

“We are very pleased for this outside recognition of our educational technology resources,” said School Improvement Network CEO and President Chet Linton. “Providing educators the support they need to be truly effective in preparing students for college and career is of pivotal importance. These awards for education technology are a reassurance that we are part of a quality solution to help educators in a highly scalable way.”

This year’s program features 23 Education categories, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models. Winners, including the educational technology winners, will be announced during the Ed Tech Industry Summit, an education technology conference in San Francisco on May 6.

School Improvement Network’s PD 360 Mobile application contains the largest online library of training videos for educators in the world. Coupled with these videos, the mobile application allows administrators to perform quality observations and evaluations for teachers and connect the outcomes to any of the 2,000+ educator-training videos.

“We’re pleased with the innovative educational technology products that made it to this stage. All of this year’s finalists show great promise, and they should be proud of their finalist status,” said Karen Billings, vice president of the SIIA Education Division. “I look forward to seeing them all in May at the Ed Tech Industry Summit.”

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About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers, and as a result experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student test scores by as much as 30 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

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About SIIA

SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 700 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. Information technology (IT) and software security are critical issues to SIIA’s members, many of whom strive to develop safe, secure and state-of the-art products that effectively serve their commercial and government customers alike, while protecting their intellectual property. 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

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