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Cleveland Metroparks took home top honors in two recent national award competitions.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Conservation Education Division received the 2012-2013 Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) competition for its Distance Learning Program. Cleveland Metroparks received a Best in Class award in the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) - Government Category for its website.
The Zoo's Distance Learning Program allows a group to visit the Zoo - virtually. Teachers and students are able to interact with Zoo staff about animal habitats and conservation topics without leaving their school. Programs can include a PowerPoint presentation, animal viewing and a question and answer session.
�CILC is a highly regarded, one-stop shop providing educational distance learning to schools. To receive this CILC award tells teachers we are providing a quality, educational program,� said Cathy Ryan, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Education Specialist. The Pinnacle Award recognizes outstanding quality in programs delivered via two-way interactive videoconferencing to K-12 grade students and educators. The prestigious award is based exclusively on feedback from teachers who have used the content in their classrooms. �The Pinnacle Award is highly coveted in the Content Provider world as it is an objective measure of their ability to meet the needs of students and teachers,� said Jan Zanetis, CILC CE
The IMA competition recognizes excellence in web design and development and honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
Created by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, the competition is designed to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet and offer winners a boost in marketing and exposure.
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