Renaissance and myON Named 2018 SIIA CODiE Award Finalists in Four Categories

Renaissance Flow 360, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, myON, by Renaissance, and myON News earn prestigious industry recognition

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (May 4, 2018)Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, is proud to announce four of the organization’s solutions—Renaissance Flow 360®, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360®, myON®, by Renaissance, and myON News—have been named 2018 SIIA CODiE Award finalists.

Renaissance Flow 360 was named a finalist in the Best Learning Relationship Management Solution category, Accelerated Reader 360 in the Best Learning Capacity-Building Solution, myON in the Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution category, and myON News in the Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution category. In addition, SIIA awarded Todd Brekhus, president of myON, by Renaissance with a Lifetime Achievement Award this past January.

“The SIIA CODiE Awards are one of the top awards in our industry, and it’s an honor for our solutions to be recognized by each of the independent expert review teams that spent time getting to know our solutions for this year’s judging,” said Elizabeth Lehnertz, vice president of product marketing at Renaissance. “Educators and their students are at the forefront of everything we do here at Renaissance and it speaks volumes to have that recognized by others.”

Renaissance Flow 360 helps educators bridge the gap from assessment and planning to instruction and practice, reducing the time spent grading assignments, collecting data, searching for instructional resources, and creating lesson plans. Accelerated Reader 360 equips educators with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support.

myON, acquired by Renaissance in March, is a student-centered, personalized learning program that gives students access to enhanced digital books. myON News delivers age-appropriate news articles for students, reporting on timely topics and current events to help students develop a better understanding of the world.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the SIIA CODiE Award finalists. These solutions are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to student and educator needs.” added Ken Wasch, President of SIIA.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 91 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Renaissance Flow 360, Accelerated Reader 360, myON, and myON News were honored as four of the 152 finalists across the 39 education technology categories.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. Winners will be announced at the SIIA Annual Conference & CODiE Awards in San Francisco on June 13.

A full list of the finalists can be found here: http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists.


About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

About the SIIA CODiE Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit www.siia.net/CODiE.

Contact for Media Inquiries Only:

Katie Waite
Public Relations Manager
Renaissance
715-424-3636 ext. 2352
katie.waite@renaissance.com

Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist

Ken Stoflet is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Renaissance. He has been with Renaissance since 2015 and can be found crafting anything from a press release to a tweet. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his friends, lifting, and making yearly trips to the Frozen Tundra to cheer on the Green Bay Packers.

Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ken Stoflet, Marketing Communications Specialist
Ken Stoflet is the Marketing Communications Specialist at Renaissance. He has been with Renaissance since 2015 and can be found crafting anything from a press release to a tweet. In his spare time, Ken enjoys spending time with his friends, lifting, and making yearly trips to the Frozen Tundra to cheer on the Green Bay Packers.

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