TCM Awards and Accolades

Proud and humbled through our recognitions   

Teacher Created Materials - Awards

Our mission is to create a world in which children love to learn. We strive to do this with the products we create, but we also live and breathe this into our culture and participate in philanthropic events that support this mission.

We are honored to be recognized for the work we do on behalf of our customers, employees, and communities around the world.

Below are some of the recognitions that we received throughout the years. 

Teachers' Choice Award for TCM

Teachers' Choice Award™ from Learning® Magazine

2020 Winner

2015 Winner
Teaching through Texts Sets: Colonial America

2014 Winner

2012 Winner
Building Fluency through Reader’s Theater: William Shakespeare

2008 Winner

2007 Winner

  • Social Studies Strategies for Active Learning
  • 30 Graphic Organizers
  • Exploring Writing

2005 Winner
Social Studies Strategies for Active Learning

2004 Winner
Exploring History: Ancient Rome

2003 Winner

  • Exploring Nonfiction: Reading in the Content Areas
  • TechTools Resource Kit for Inspiration
TCA Award

One of the most recognized and prestigious award programs in the educational industry and the only one that is exclusively judged by teachers in their classrooms.

Golden Lamp Award for TCM

Association of Educational Publishers Golden Lamp Award

2017 Finalist
Analyzing and Writing with Primary Sources

2009 Winner
Mathematics Readers

2005 Winner
Primary Source Readers: Early America

2001 Winner
Write TIME FOR KIDS® Program

Golden Lamp Award

The Golden Lamp identifies superior use of content, design, and fulfillment of a product's educational mission.

Judged by peers and experts, the awards provide an objective, authoritative evaluation of the products reviewed.

AEPDA Award for TCM

Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award

2017 Winner

2016 Winner
Teaching Through Text Sets: Adaptations

2013 Winner
Using Google Earth™: Bring the World into Your Classroom

2011 Dual Winner

2009 Winner
Leveled Texts for Science

2008 Winner

2007 Winner

2003 Winner
Primary Sources

2002 Winner

2000 Finalist
TechWorks® Program

AEP Award

AEP Awards finalists and winners earn the right to display the AEP Award Seal, nationally recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding quality and achievement.

Beacon Award for TCM

Association of Educational Publishers Beacon Award

2009 Winner
Building Vocabulary Podcast

EPB Award

AEP's primary focus is to actively create a public awareness of effective educational resources.

Scholastic Intructor Magazine Award for TCM

Teacher Raves from Scholastic Instructor® Magazine

2005 Best Product
Primary Sources Readers – Expanding and Preserving the Union

2003 Winner
TechTools Resource Kit for Kidspiration

Teacher Raves Award

Scholastic Classroom Magazines combine engaging print magazines with powerful digital resources to build knowledge, skills and excitement in any learning environment.

NAGC Award for TCM

National Association for Gifted Children Outstanding Curriculum Award

Exploring History Series

NAGC Award

Recipients of the NAGC awards have met the standards of rigorous criteria, including showing evidence of student growth.

MSCSS Award for TCM

Program of Excellence Award from Middle States Council for the Social Studies

Exploring History


The Middle States Council for Social Studies is the oldest and one of the most respected social studies council in America.

NYSCSS Award for TCM

Program of Excellence Award from New York State Council for the Social Studies

Exploring History


Awards supported by NYSEC provide opportunities for professional leadership, promote excellence in English education, and foster collegiality and camaraderie among ELA educators throughout New York State.

Instructor Magazine Award for TCM

Instructor Magazine - Best Product Award

2005 Winner
Primary Source Readers: Expanding & Preserving the Union

Instructor Magazine

Several awards for best products from Instructor Magazine, one of the most prestigious honors in the education industry.