Fairport, New York (PressExposure) August 07, 2009 -- /1888PressRelease/ SchoolWorld, the leading provider of Web solutions for districts, schools, and teachers, today announced the launch of the Teacher Power Award program. The Teacher Power Award program rewards innovative thinking and teacher excellence by giving out Teacher Power Awards to educators who use SchoolWorld's TeacherSites(TM) solution to create fun, practical, and functional classroom websites. The top-three TeacherSites, as judged by visitors to a special page on SchoolWorld.com, will receive a complete award package including gift cards that support The Independence Foundation.
In its first year, the Teacher Power Award represents SchoolWorld's dedication to providing teachers with innovative website tools that help them create classroom websites to connect students and parents with their daily learning activities. Teachers who enter the award program will be able to show-off their TeacherSites to the world on September 21, 2009 when the official judging begins. Anyone who visits a special Teacher Power gallery page on SchoolWorld.com will be able to view all of the TeacherSites and nominate the site that they feel best represents the innovative use of Web technologies in the classroom.
"A website isn't just a website in the world of education. It represents a comprehensive, dependable resource for students, parents, and teachers when striving to develop a well-rounded, high quality learning environment," said Rob Lamy, chief executive officer at SchoolWorld. "By launching the first annual SchoolWorld Teacher Power Award we are able to help teachers more tightly integrate Web technology into their daily instruction while opening the window into their classroom for students and parents 24x7. I am thrilled to acknowledge those educators who take teaching to an innovative level by using our TeacherSites solution."
The Teacher Power Award includes complete award packages and a complimentary subscription to the TeacherSites solution. The top three TeacherSites winners will receive gift cards supporting the Independence Foundation, classroom supply gift baskets, a crystal display award, a feature Seeds of Success case study on SchoolWorld.com, and an article in The Core, SchoolWorld's monthly e-newsletter.
TeacherSites is a comprehensive website product that enables teachers to produce dynamic online classrooms that foster growth in learning and communication with students and parents.
The Independence Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and assistance to children and individuals with physical disabilities so that they may live independent, self-directed lives. It is their goal to provide accessible housing, employment, social activities, community involvement, and recreation. For more information, visit http://www.theindependencefoundation.org.