myCore, Earns Prestigious Cool Tool Distinction from EdTech Digest

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Insight Education Group’s online Common Core curriculum platform, myCore, snatched an EdTech Digest’s Cool Tool Award and was the sole finalist for “Best Common Core Planning Tool” in the highly competitive marketplace for solutions to implement the Common Core State Standards.

The EdTech Digest Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.

“We’re excited to honor these finalists who have all earned it, they deserve special recognition for their efforts and are highly commended for their work in education,” said Rivero. “The 2013 awards recognize both people and solutions in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.”

Michael Moody, Insight Education Group CEO, says, “We’re very excited to be recognized by the judges at EdTech Digest and honored to receive the prestigious title of cool tool award. At a time when districts are on the hunt for valuable tools to implement the Common Core, we’re glad myCore counts as one of them.”

The myCore platform allows teachers to create instructional units and lessons using a structured approach that ups the quality and rigor of lessons. For district administrators myCore allows them to easily distribute their own curricula or those purchased from other vendors. The platform’s coaching interface allows teachers to get help with planning. And, school leaders are able to easily access teachers’ lessons and view reports showing which standards have been taught.

By summer 2013, myCore will offer a full academic year’s worth of units and lessons aligned to the Common Core for grades K-12.

The demand for Common Core support has been great in districts according to Moody who has been training teachers for over a decade in how to use standards. He comments, “We’re getting calls daily about supporting districts as they delve deeper into the Common Core, so we’re using myCore a component of a comprehensive set of consulting services to position districts for The Insight Education Group will be traveling to San Francisco next week, along with this distinction, they were chosen as a finalist for another prestigious industry honor, the SIIA CODiE awards.

About Insight Education Group:

Insight Education Group (IEG) provides professional development and consultation to educational systems. Since 2002, the company has partnered with districts and schools across the country to develop and implement instructional initiatives aimed at strengthening school leadership, increasing teacher effectiveness, and improving student academic performance. Learn more at http://www.insighteducationgroup.com/

About the EdTech Digest Awards Program:

Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education. The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program is a division of EdTech Digest, LLC.

About EdTech Digest, LLC

EdTech Digest is a leading source of cool tools, in-depth interviews and notable trends in the education and technology space. Celebrating all the latest gadgets, gizmos and new technologies moving education forward, the online magazine delves deeper into the stories of the people behind the technology to discover what drives them to conceptualize, create, develop and deploy their products and services to the masses. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, read it online at www.edtechdigest.com