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Solution Tree, a professional development company

May 13, 2016 10:02 ET

Three Solution Tree Titles Win 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards

BLOOMINGTON, IN --(Marketwired - May 13, 2016) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, is pleased to announce that three of its titles -- In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better, Deeper Learning: Beyond 21st Century Skills and Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps That Work -- have won 2016 Independent Publisher ("IPPY") Book Awards. The medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 10 during the annual BookExpo America publishing convention in Chicago, with gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions awarded in 80 national, 22 regional and 10 ebook categories.

Solution Tree's 2016 IPPY Award Winners

GOLD Award in the Education Category for Commentary/Theory
In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better
by Richard DuFour
In this powerful title, best-selling author Dr. Richard DuFour presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. Backed by the latest research, he exposes the "phony crisis" surrounding the American education system and dives into hot-button issues including public-school privatization, merit pay, teacher unions and student testing.

SILVER Award in the Education Category for Workbook/Resource
Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: Strategies and Apps That Work
by Ian Jukes, Ryan L. Schaaf and Nicky Mohan
This user-friendly resource gives teachers and administrators the know-how to cultivate effective 21st century classrooms and ensure students succeed in the modern world. The authors explore differences in students' neurological processing from previous generations, investigate the nine critical attributes of digital learners and share practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging and fun through digital activities.

BRONZE Award in the Education Category for Commentary/Theory
Deeper Learning: Beyond 21st Century Skills
edited by James A. Bellanca
Written by education authorities from around the globe, this resource explores deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning and problem solving to better educate students. Relying on research as well as their own experience, the authors show how to use intensive curriculum, instruction, assessment and leadership practices to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

All three titles are available to order at SolutionTree.com.

About the IPPY Awards
The IPPY Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first awards program open exclusively to independents, over 3,000 IPPYs have been awarded to authors and publishers around the world.

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers unparalleled professional development to schools and districts around the world. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a comprehensive range of services and products including events, district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses and more.

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