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Five Golden Lamps Given to Best Overall Educational Resources at REVERE Awards Gala

Ellen Oh, author of “The Prophecy Series” and co-founder of We Need Diverse Books speaks about diversity in publishing

Washington, DC; June 5, 2015 – Excellence in educational resources was honored Wednesday night during the 2015 REVERE (Recognizing Valuable Educational Resources) Awards Gala hosted by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group. Taking place on the final night of the Content in Context (CIC) conference, the gala was attended by leaders in the creative learning resources industry. Over 60 awards were given to winners, including five Golden Lamp awards to the best overall product in each resource category.

As a co-founder of the organization We Need Diverse Books, dedicated to addressing the lack of diverse narratives in children’s literature, author, Ellen Oh spoke on the need for diversity in the publishing industry. Through personal stories and data, she discussed how diversity must be intersectional, not only about race or ethnicity, but also about hearing from people with different abilities, sexual orientations and genders. Oh emphasized that increasing diversity in the publishing industry will positively impact all involved.

The REVERE Awards is the only program of its kind to recognize learning resources in all variety of media, age groups and educational subject areas and learning environments. Beginning over 40 years ago, the awards have a tradition of highlighting diverse educational materials for inside and outside the classroom through a rigorously judged competition. Products from a range of fields that support evolving trends in teaching and learning for PreK-12 students and adult learners are the focus of the REVERE Awards.

“By changing the Golden Lamp Awards from an open submissions-based competition to a recognition program only for the winners within the other REVERE Awards competitions, we have strengthened our core mission of identifying and honoring the best of the best of the year’s educational products,” said REVERE Awards judge and Awards committee chairperson, Eric Hamilton, Assistant Director, NCSLET Administration at the American Museum of Natural History.

Award presenters included members from the REVERE Awards Committee, judges, and fellow entrants. The Awards Gallery features 2015 winners and finalists and can be found here. Follow or join the conversation about the REVERE Awards on Twitter using @REVEREAwards and #REVEREAwards.

REVERE Awards Winners include:

Magazines: 12 categories with three age divisions; recognizes newspapers, journals, blogs, podcasts, webcasts and other regularly published media

Golden LampYCteen, Youth Communication
Published by the non-profit Youth Communication, which helps marginalized youth through developing reading and writing skills, YCteen is written by teens in New York City.


Kappa Delta Pi Record – Kappa Delta Pi

Young Children – NAEYC

Teaching Young Children – NAEYC

Ranger Rick – National Wildlife Federation

Ranger Rick Jr. – National Wildlife Federation

Science and Children – NSTA

Chirp – Owlkids

Science World – Scholastic Inc.

Instructor – Scholastic Inc.

The New York Times Upfront – Scholastic Inc.

ART – Scholastic Inc.

Action – Scholastic Inc.

Storyworks – Scholastic Inc.

Teaching Tolerance – Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center

Represent: The Voice of Youth in Care – Youth Communication

YCteen – Youth Communication

Best Overall Publications (Publication of the Year)

Grades PreK-6/Ages 3-11 – Chirp

Grades 7+/Ages 12+ - YCteen

Professional Magazines – Teaching Tolerance

Integrated Marketing: three categories ; recognizes education marketing product campaigns featuring multiple media channels.

Discovery Education

McGraw-Hill Education


Beyond the Classroom: four categories; recognizes a wide range of resources used outside of formal education settings

Golden Lamp - Axel’s Chain Reaction, Laura Allison Pomenta Badolato and Higuera Studios
Developed for ages 6 to 8, this app aims to promote creative thinking, experimentation and perseverance through three main interactive elements: a story about a boy with special needs, a 3D open-ended creation game, and hands-on activities.


The interactive Annotated Pride and Prejudice – Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Axel’s Chain Reaction– Laura Allison Pomenta Badolato and Higuera Studios

Our Earth’s Future American – Museum of Natural History

Renegade Buggies – National Center for Families Learning

Talking Is Teaching – Sesame Workshop


Classroom: three categories; recognizes resources developed for formal educational instruction or training.

Whole Curriculum Winners (four subcategories)

Golden Lamp - Mathspace
Giving students formative, real-time feedback, while replicating the experience of writing into a notebook, Mathspace is the world's only app that allows students to write every step of math questions into their tablet.

STEMscopes – Accelerate Learning

SpringBoard Digital – The College Board, SpringBoard Program

Mathspace – Mathspace

Perspectives for a Diverse America – Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center


Supplemental Resources Winners (13 subcategories)

Golden LampHealthy Choices, Healthy Relationships, The Dibble Institute

Created to meet Health Education framework guidelines and learning standards, the underlying goal of the program is to help adolescents prepare for success in relationships central to life. Throughout the lessons, participants gain information and skills for improving individual wellness, self-esteem, and the ability to relate to others in healthy ways.

Biology for NGSS – BIOZONE International Ltd.

The Complete Choices Series – The Choices Program – Brown University

Too Many Tildes – Cognotion

Pathblazer™ learning acceleration software from Compass Learning® - Compass Learning

Healthy Choices, Healthy Relationships – The Dibble Institute

LightSail Literacy Solution – LightSail

Nepris Industry Connections – Nepris

PBS LearningMedia – PBS

Dilly’s Tree House – Rainbow Concepts and Robert-Leslie Publishing

Redbird Mathematics – Redbird Advanced Learning

Resources for ELLs – Reading A-Z

Scholastic ART – Scholastic Inc.

TIME For Kids Classroom App – Time For Kids

Professional Resources Winners (six subcategories)

Golden LampTeaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards: 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades , Solution Tree Press
Developed to ensure students gain proficiency in reading, speaking and listening, writing, and language, Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards explores lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts.

Helping Them Heal – Gryphon House

Coaching with Powerful Interactions: A Guide for Partnering with Early Childhood Teachers – NAEYC

What Are They Thinking? : Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment: - National Science Teachers Association

Dr. Karen Mapp Presents Scholastic Literacy Events – Scholastic Inc.

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards: 20 Lesson Frameworks for Elementary Grades – Solution Tree Press

Civil Rights Done Right: A Tool for Teaching the Movement – Teaching Tolerance, Southern Poverty Law Center


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