Creatively Focused Clinches Four 2024 EdTech Awards and Debuts Creative Impact Award, Honoring Outstanding Contributions in Special Education - Creatively Focused

Creatively Focused Clinches Four 2024 EdTech Awards and Debuts Creative Impact Award, Honoring Outstanding Contributions in Special Education



Creatively Focused Clinches Four 2024 EdTech Awards and Debuts Creative Impact Award, Honoring Outstanding Contributions in Special Education

Proudly securing its second consecutive win in the prestigious EdTech Awards’ leadership, trendsetting, and cool tech categories, Creatively Focused reaffirms its commitment to innovation and excellence in special education technology solutions.


MINNESOTA – March 28, 2024 Creatively Focused, a Minnesota-based educator-driven technology company, announced today they are the winner of four prestigious 2024 EdTech Awards for the second consecutive year. Axis3 by Creatively Focused has been acclaimed as the “Best Workflow Management for Special Educators,” pioneering a trend in the industry, offering a comprehensive resource center connecting special education professionals with personalized support, task management assistance, and professional development tools.


“We recognize the vital role of cutting-edge technology tailored for special education teams in driving positive transformation in our education system,” said Elizabeth Orme, CEO and Founder, Creatively Focused. “With the increasing demands in special education, it’s clear these teams need accessible tools to lighten their workload and reignite their passion for teaching. We’re grateful to EdTech Digest for recognizing our innovation, motivating us to keep pushing boundaries and making a difference for students and educators.”


Creatively Focused web-based platform, axis3, streamlines district resources, provides targeted skill training, and bridges paperwork demands to effectively reduce the workload and feelings of burnout special educators face. It provides district administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals with the support they need to effectively meet the needs of the special education students they serve.


Celebrating its 14th year, The EdTech Awards is the world’s largest recognition program, acknowledging and celebrating the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. This year’s finalists and winners were narrowed from the larger field and judged based on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value, and potential. 

With three main honors—the EdTech Cool Tool Awards, EdTech Leadership Awards, and EdTech Trendsetter Awards—the program celebrates excellence in various aspects of EdTech. Creatively Focused was recognized in the following categories:

  • Best Workflow Management for Special Educators
  • Best Product or Service Setting a Trend 
  • Founder(s) and CEO
  • Best Professional Development Learning Solution 


“The barriers that education technology leaders have overcome in the last few years to make it to where they are today is a cause for celebration,” said Victor Rivero, Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest. “We are honored to recognize Creatively Focused as a winner of The EdTech Awards 2024. Like our world, the whole of education is currently in flux. To the fierce, persistent, and indefatigable innovators, leaders, and trendsetters at Creatively Focused—we salute you!”

See the full list of winners and finalists here.


Announcing the Creative Impact Award

Creatively Focused also proudly introduces the Creative Impact Award, an initiative dedicated to honoring outstanding contributions in special education. This inaugural award recognizes individuals, teams, and school districts who are revolutionizing the field of special education with their dedication, creativity, and innovation. From pioneering initiatives to transformative approaches, nominees are evaluated based on their impact, creativity, and commitment to student success. 


Nominations are now open, inviting individuals and organizations to recognize a deserving school district, special educator, or team who is making a tangible difference in special education. Winners will be announced following a thorough evaluation process, culminating in a celebration of their achievements and contributions to the education community. 


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EdTech Digest, a leading source of cool tools, interviews, and trends showcasing the future of learning — annually honors the best and brightest people, products and groups working in edtech with The EdTech Awards. Cool Tool, Leadership, and Trendsetter honorees span the K-12, Higher Ed, and Skills & Workforce sectors.



Creatively Focused is an educator-driven technology company that automates workflows and increases training, education, and professional development for special education teams. Through axis3, its human-centered SaaS platform, along with personalized services and a curated resource library, Creatively Focused works with school districts to empower teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators to regain valuable time and cultivate connections in a vibrant professional community. Whether it’s advancing skills through courses or accessing immediate guidance for on-demand support, this approach strengthens the resilience of special educators and administrators with the essential support required to stay dedicated to their chosen career path and allocate more time to their core focus – the student. Where Heart Meets Mind at 


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