Teachers' Favorite Awards:
Best Content Providers
In the spring of 2010, Berrien RESA hosted Teacher's Favorite Awards to select the Best Content Providers for the 2009-2010 school year.
Berrien RESA has been listing content providers' programs since 2000. As the most comprehensive database of videoconference content providers, it has been used nationally since 2002 and sponsored by Polycom since 2003. The Teachers' Favorite Awards program started in 2006 and runs annually in May.
Please visit the Berrien RESA-Polycom VC Content Providers Database for more details on these providers and other content providers. Or browse the full content provider list.
2010 Teachers' Favorite Awards
These providers received the top votes in their category (usually 20-40% of the vote).
- Best Zoos & Aquariums
- Best Space Science Museums & Organizations
- Best Gardens, Nature Preserves, and Parks
- Best Science Museums and Organizations
- Best Art Museums & Organizations
- Best Music and Performing Arts Museums and Organizations
- Best Authors and Experts
- Best Historical Museums & Organizations
- Best Multidisciplinary Museums & Organizations
- Schools, Education Centers and Consortiums
- Best United Kingdom Providers
- Best Canadian Providers
- Best Other International Providers
2010 Teachers' Favorite Honorable Mention
These providers received at least 10% of the vote in their category.
- Alaska SeaLife Center
- Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
- Author Ben Mikaelsen
- Author Janie Panagopoulos
- Brad Tassell
- Botanical Research Institute of Texas
- CESA 7
- Challenger Learning Center, Brownsburg
- Challenger Learning Center, Center for Educational Technologies, West Virginia
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
- Global Education Motivators
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Ink Think Tank
- International Wolf Center
- McDonald Observatory
- Manhattan School of Music
- National Maritime Museum (UK)
- Performing Arts Fort Worth / Bass Performance Hall
- Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
- Space Center Houston
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Texas State Aquarium's Aquavision
- The Holocaust Memorial & Education Center of Nassau County
- The National WWII Museum
- Tuscarawas Carroll Harrison ESC
- Vanderbilt Virtual School
This year we had 370 votes from 29 U.S. States and 1 Canadian province. Highest voting states were New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Polycom randomly awarded prizes to the following people from the contact information entered at the end of the survey. Polycom sponsors the Berrien RESA-Polycom VC Content Providers Database.
- Paul Hieronymus, NORT2H, Elyria, OH
- Donna Farren, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Rochester, NY
- Margaret Taboada, Freeport Public Schools, Freeport, NY
- Jill Greiner, Manheim Township SD, Lititz, PA
- Tammy Swinehart, Delaware Valley School District, Milford, PA