We’re excited to announce that The EdTech Breakthrough Awards have named Arly as the 2024 Professional Development Platform of the Year!

The EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Celebrating its 6th year, the international EdTech Breakthrough Awards program showcases technology and companies that drive innovation and represent the pinnacle of educational technology solutions across the globe. 

Steve Johansson, managing director of EdTech Breakthrough says about the awards, “At EdTech Breakthrough, we are committed to recognizing the innovators who are driving the future of education forward. This year's winners represent a diverse array of breakthrough solutions that are enhancing learning experiences, improving educational outcomes, and addressing the critical needs of educators, students and professionals worldwide. With exciting trends such as the rise of personalized learning, the integration of AI in educational tools, and the expansion of remote learning environments, our 2024 awardees are at the forefront of these transformative trends and we are proud to honor their contributions to the field of educational technology.”

Our Professional Development Solution

The right staff are an important part of what makes youth programs successful. That’s why we used our 30+ years of practitioner experience and research-backed evidence to design our professional development solution within Arly. Adult learning theory is applied to the courses and interactive learning experiences are central to the design. Our solution utilizes a variety of learning methods including self-paced online learning modules, staff training guides, personalized professional learning, and a robust library of learning tools and resources, intentionally designed to help teams of varying levels of skills and experience succeed.

Our platform helps to boost youth program quality and staff success with courses that build essential knowledge and skills, supported by practical routines, strategies, and activities for immediate implementation.

2024 Professional Development Platform of the Year

About the win, Johansson says, “With Arly, leaders can support their staff with a consistent onboarding and training experience through Arly’s online professional development courses. Recruiting and training staff are huge pain points for community recreation leaders and ultimately, adults learn differently than children. Arly's robust content offers powerful professional development, tools, resources and optional curriculum which are incredibly valuable in training staff and supporting their professional growth. Congratulations on being our pick for ‘Professional Development Platform of the Year!’”

Arly CEO, Dr. Lauren Sanchez Gilbert said, “It is an honor and a testament to our team’s work for Arly to be recognized as EdTech Breakthrough’s 2024 Professional Development Platform of the Year among such a high-caliber slate of nominees and winners. Staff management is one of the essential ingredients of high-quality youth programming, and staffing success doesn’t stop at hiring. We are dedicated to empowering youth program staff and administrators to expand and refine their skills with evidence-based professional learning, tools, and resources.” Dr. Sanchez Gilbert continued, “It matters deeply to us that 92% of staff working with programs that use Arly felt supported in the development of their professional skills. Staff is the heartbeat of a high-quality program experience and we developed Arly to strengthen retention, build knowledge, and bolster skills in an engaging, rewarding way. We are committed to continued innovation that supports program staff and administrators to establish caring, consistent relationships with children.”

About EdTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.