HOUSTON, TX (May 1, 2019) Sibme, a software company changing the way that people learn at work, today announced that their fully-integrated web- and mobile-platform was named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty & Administrative Staff category. Award finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.
Sibme’s web, iOS, and Android software applications make it easy for teachers and educators to collaborate with one another anytime, anywhere. While all schools have a professional learning strategy, those practices are traditionally limited to the times when people can gather in the same place to receive the same exact message. In contrast, the Sibme platform enables educators to share evidence, including student work samples, lesson plans, and videos of teachers delivering classroom instruction, and have targeted conversations about that evidence in a blended environment to improve teacher-effectiveness and student achievement. Sibme is secure and password protected, guaranteeing the privacy needed for sensitive conversations about students and classroom teaching
“We believe that the best way to learn at work is to learn with others actually doing the work,” said David Wakefield, Sibme’s Founder and CEO. “That mindset about professional learning has always been my vision for the future of schools, and is also the way we support learning within our own organization. The CODiE nomination is validation that people are starting to recognize this. We’re very proud of our software platform and know that they are at the center of this nomination, but also that blended, evidence-based, job-embedded professional learning is the future and enables a culture of continuous learning and growth at work. While teacher development has been the first industry where we’ve seen traction, we believe that all industries would benefit from adopting this way of learning for their employees. The future of work will require employers to re-examine the way they support employee learning. Passive, sit-and-get seminars are ineffective and don’t often lead to improved productivity. We know that the kind of professional learning happening in Sibme today will go from innovative to ubiquitous over the next decade and we’re excited about the possibilities.”
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have recognized product excellence for more than 30 years. The awards offer 76 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Sibme was honored as one of 139 finalists across the 32 education technology categories.
“The 2019 CODIE Award finalists represent the finest in innovation and creativity in educational technology,” said President Jeff Joseph at SIIA. “These breakthrough products are opening doors for learners of all ages by developing and utilizing new technologies to respond to diverse student and educator needs.”
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.
Details about each finalist are listed at https://www.siia.net/codie/2019-Finalists