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Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards 2008

The 2008 Cable’s Leaders in Learning Awards winners include educators who are sharing effective teaching methods worldwide via blogs and streaming videos, connecting students to their communities while raising money for orphans in South Africa, producing a student-led documentary on the fabled Bronx borough of New York City, or providing parents a way to connect with their children’s teachers through ATM-like kiosks in grocery stores among other innovative approaches.


Friday, June 29, 2007


Erin Reilly, Executive Director, Platform Shoes Forum, General Excellence Award

Listen and learn (MP3, 20MB) about Erin Reilly’s award-winning online educational community, Zoey’s Room (ZR) – why it began, what it is, and where it’s going!

Created by Erin Reilly and Vinitha Nair, encourages girls ages 10-14 to increase and expand their interest and knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The ZR Web site is centered around Zoey, a multi-cultural animated avatar, who chats with ZR members every day after school, encouraging them to participate in ZR Tec-Treks and to become role models like ZR’s “Fab Females.”

From a family of educators, Reilly grew up talking about the education system and how to improve it. By utilizing her multi-media background to help create Zoey’s Room, Erin has already helped improve the lives of hundreds of girls.

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