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Press Release: TEACHERS NETWORK CD-ROM NAMED TO CHOICE MAGAZINE'S "OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE" LIST
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TEACHERS NETWORK CD-ROM NAMED TO CHOICE MAGAZINE'S "OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC TITLE" LIST

Non-Profit Education Organization Wins Prestigious Top Industry Honors For Innovative Videos Highlighting Successful Strategies

NEW YORK, NY (February 24, 2003) -- The Teachers Network (www.teachersnetwork.org) CD-ROM, Videos for Teachers: Successful Teaching Strategies in Middle and High School Classrooms has been named to CHOICE Magazine's 39th annual Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) list. Chosen from more than 22,000 entries, the CD-Rom, produced by Teachers Network, the non-profit education organization that connects exemplary teachers around the country, was among the top 3% of submissions selected by the CHOICE editorial staff. Winners are picked for their excellence in scholarship and presentation; significance of their contribution to the field; and for their innovative, first-time treatment of a subject

"We are honored to be included on CHOICE Magazine's select list," said Ellen Dempsey, President and CEO of New York-based Teachers Network. "This CD-Rom exemplifies the best practices from some of the most extraordinary teachers in the country and provides an accessible mentoring program for educators, enabling them to adapt specific lessons for their own classroom use."

Videos for Teachers: Successful Teaching Strategies in Middle and High School Classrooms
, a collection of mini-documentaries that go into the classrooms of exemplary teachers to find out just what works, was produced for Teachers Network by three-time Emmy and Peabody award winner, Carole Rosen. Rosen, formerly vice president of Original Family Programming at HBO, has recently expanded her distinguished television programming career to include producing and directing a series of streaming videos for Teachers Network. Titles in the award-winning collection include: How Are You Smart?, demonstrating ways to tailor instruction to help at-risk students draw on their intellectual strengths; Romeo and Juliet: The Theme of Love and Literature in Art", exploring the theme of love through personal experience and reading Romeo and Juliet for students whose second language is English; and Fishbowl: Using Action Research to Achieve Standards, presenting approaches to teaching struggling readers by MetLife Fellow, Matt Wayne.

“Outstanding Academic Titles represent a very elite group of publications and are truly the ‘best of the best,” said Irving E. Rockwood, Editor and Publisher of CHOICE Magazine. “As always, only a select group of publishers are represented on such a list. Congratulations to Teachers Network.”

The list of Outstanding Academic Titles appears in the January 2003 issue of CHOICE magazine. Note: To view all of the winners, go to:
http://ala.org/acrl/choice/oat.html

About Teachers Network
Teachers Network is a non-profit education organization that has been working for more than 20 years to support and connect innovative teachers through grants and networking opportunities in the areas of curriculum, leadership, policy and new media. With headquarters in New York City, the Teachers Network community of educators is linked nationwide by 25 affiliated organizations including education foundations, public schools systems, and several state education departments who have adopted Teachers Network based programs. Recently, Teachers Network established its first international affiliation with the launch of TeachNet Ireland. Teachers Network's mission is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their classrooms and schools, thereby improving student learning and achievement.

 

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