The entrants at left have been selected for participation in wildcard voting. Vote for any and all that you would like to see.
NEPCo criteria are results, depth of collaboration, and significance to the industry. A summary of each entry appears below.
Candlewick Press: FableVision and Candlewick Press took what began in 2009 when one teacher, TJ Shay, introduced his classroom to the book, "The Dot" celebrating self-discovery and made it into a global event celebrating creativity, courage and collaboration. Peter H. Reynolds, author of The Dot and co-founder of FableVision, together with Candlewick Press have helped grow International Dot Day to an annual event now celebrated by over 4.1 million educators and students in 117 countries!
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: In 2015, HMH Labs — a Boston-based incubation hub created by global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — launched the HMH Developer Portal, enabling developers and educators to use HMH’s APIs to build applications for today’s students, teachers, and parents. To further drive collaboration with local developers, HMH Labs hosted Curious Codefest, a 24-hour developer challenge, which resulted in 22 learning applications built on HMH APIs. The winning team developed CanRead, an application which addresses the challenges faced by eBook readers with dyslexia or other language-based learning disabilities.
Kudos: Kudos offers a free platform for authors to add clear explanations of their books and articles, and to manage and track their efforts to share those works. This collaboration between publishers and Kudos has multiple results in the scholarly and professional community. With this platform, authors, publishers, and PR staff can promote work more widely as well as manage that wide reach through the platform’s tracking functionality. The clear explanations in the Kudos platform enable those inside the fields to discover more information more quickly, as well as those outside the industries to absorb the newest research more easily.
ListenCurrent: The Pearson Literature Language Arts curriculum has included ListenCurrent's app to deliver daily current events and lessons related to topics students are exploring in the program. The program was launched for students Grades 6-12 in the 2015-2016 school year, and has been adopted by over 1,000 teachers.
Scholastic: Scholastic and Make Believe Ideas (MBI) collaborated to create the first co-branded books for ages 0–5: Scholastic Early Learners. By inspiring children at the earliest age, the goal is to create a love of reading, learning, and imagination that will last a lifetime. MBI’s books, known for their beautiful and innovative designs and formats, together with Scholastic's trusted brand and decades of success as the experts in learning, are enhancing the learning development of children worldwide.