Capstone Digital President Todd Brekhus Named 2013 Visionary of the Year

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Results are in for the third annual EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honoring tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The distinguished awards program recognizes outstanding solutions—and the best and brightest minds—in education and technology.

Capstone Digital, a leading provider of personalized literacy solutions to the K12 marketplace is pleased to announce it has taken home two prestigious awards.  Capstone Digital President, Todd Brekhus, was honored as a “visionary” with the 2013 Leadership Award, while its flagship product, myON reader, was chosen as best “e-Learning Solution” in the Cool Tool Award.  The program is comprised of the Cool Tool, Trendsetter and Leadership Awards categories, and more than 200 finalists were named in over 40 sub-categories.

Capstone Digital President, Todd Brekhus said, “We are very proud to have myON reader chosen as the best e-Learning Solution.  In just three short years, myON reader has created a unique reading environment that makes reading fun for students, a critical component in their individual academic success.”  He continues, “It is also with great pleasure that I accept the 2013 Leadership “”, which is a testament to the work everyone at Capstone Digital is doing to promote literacy in our schools.”

A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “Our judges are giants among us, having influenced millions through their efforts at improving, advancing and modernizing education,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. “They are highly-regarded leaders from a variety of experiences, but what they all have in common is a keen eye for what works in education and technology.”

Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education; the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.

“We’re excited to honor these finalists who have all earned it, they deserve special recognition for their efforts and are highly commended for their work in education,” said Rivero. “The 2013 awards recognize both people and solutions in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.” 

A full list of award finalists and winners can be found at www.edtechdigest.com.

About the EdTech Digest Awards Program

Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education. The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program is a division of EdTech Digest, LLC.

About Capstone Digital

Capstone Digital, a business unit of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments for students. As the flagship product, myON provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports and embedded Lexile assessments to measure reading growth. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. For more information, visit www.TheFutureinReading.com. 

About myON™

myON reader provides online access to more than 4,000 books with multimedia supports, such as embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio, customized to a student’s interest and reading. Accessible at school or home, the platform creates a collaborative reading environment where students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance. Students also have access to a safe, social network where they can read, rate, review and recommend books to classmates. Since the platform launched in January 2011, more than 1.75 million students have logged on to read upwards of 4.25 million books. Learn more about myON at www.TheFutureinReading.com.