SAE A World In Motion® Named SIIA Education Technology 2021 CODiE Award Finalist
Posted: Friday, June 4, 2021
Proving once again the importance of bringing STEM concepts to life—whether its in or out of the classroom—to help set students on a path of lifelong learning and discovery, the A World In Motion® (AWIM) PreK-8 STEM education program was named a finalist for the 2021 SIIA CODiE Awards in the “Best Foundational Technology/ Engineering (STEM) Instructional Solution” category. AWIM was honored as one of 152 finalists across the 42 education technology categories.
Chris Ciuca, SAE’s vice president of programs, believes that it’s never too early for young learners to start exploring STEM concepts. “The AWIM curriculum helps to engage and excite students as early as preschool through play and discovery as we build towards STEM fluency. This recognition is a testament to the students, teachers, and industry volunteers that make this programming possible in communities around the globe,” he added.
AWIM’s 17 STEM Challenges spanning PreK through eighth grade with a hands-on program that combines practical, experiential learning with mentorship from industry volunteers and ongoing training and support for educators. Aligned with national education standards, AWIM’s flexible STEM curriculum can be implemented in virtual, hybrid or in-person classrooms. Each challenge can also be easily modified to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities—paving the way for an equitable path to high-quality STEM education and future STEM career opportunities.
Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for over 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), and recognize the best applications, products, and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.
The awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed program to showcase excellence in educational technology, with scores from educators, administrators and SIIA members determining the winners. Education Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration on June 22, 2021.
Details about each finalist can be found at: https://history.siia.net/codie/2021-Finalists.