WeatherBug Schools Awards
Media & Methods 2001, 2002, 2003 Awards Portfolio:
Each year, Media & Methods Magazine recognizes products and services that are known to be high quality K-12 educational resources. Judges make product selections based on: comprehensiveness, versatility in teaching multiple subject matter, ease of use, innovation, and product strengths. The newly enhanced WeatherBug Schools Program won this award for the third year in a row.
2003 Districts Choice Award:
The WeatherBug Schools Program was selected for the 2003 Districts Choice Award by District Administration Magazine. A panel of educational professionals and district administrators selected the WeatherBug Education Program to be among its top 100 educational learning technologies.
2001 Smithsonian Laureate:
Every year, Computerworld honors information technology innovators whose work produces and promotes positive social, economic or educational change. Nominated by chairmen of the world's leading IT companies, Computerworld Smithsonian Laureates are considered to be true revolutionaries in their respective fields. WeatherBug's President and CEO, Bob Marshall, received this distinguished award for the WeatherBug Schools Program.
2003 Friend of Education Award (NASBE)
The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) has bestowed the 2003 Friend of Education Award to Robert S. Marshall, President/CEO of AWS Convergence Technologies, Inc. AWS is known nationally for its award-winning educational program, called WeatherNet Classroom, now the WeatherBug Schools Program, and for WeatherBug, one of the top web sites in the world.
2001 NEA Foundation's Hilda Maehling Award
The NEA Foundation's prestigious Hilda Maehling Award was won by Kenneth Sopelak, a fourth grade teacher at Webster Hill Elementary School in Hartford, CT, for his innovative application of the WeatherBug Schools Program. The Hilda Maehling Award recognizes an individual who builds on the professional development funded by an NEA Foundation Leadership Grant by enhancing the academic skills of additional faculty or staff. According to Sopelak, the WeatherBug Schools Program proved "so powerful that we were able to enrich our entire curriculum in kindergarten through fifth grade in math, science, social studies and language arts."