Current Private Sector Partners
SETDA is thankful to have strong support from wonderful annual private sector partners at the Emerging, Gold and Platinum levels. Click on the links below to learn more about each company and to find contact information.
A wholly owned subsidiary of CDW (NASDAQ: CDW), CDW Government (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to education, government and healthcare customers. The company features dedicated K-12 account managers to help districts choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solutions architects and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist districts with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. From network communications and notebooks to virtualization and mobility, CDW-G is dedicated to providing the best possible solutions and resources to its customers.
As an extension of that philosophy, CDW-G publishes EdTech: Focus on K-12, which offers best practices, features, product reviews and case studies, sharing real life applications. CDW-G also sponsors GetEdFunding.com, a free online resource for K-12 and higher education professionals and institutions to find grant opportunities to augment their budgets, expand critical programs and provide additional resources to their students.
CDW-G Segment Marketing Program Manager
Sr. Segment Marketing Manager
Director, Program Sales
Business Development Manager - K12
Common Sense Kids Action
Common Sense Kids Action works with policy makers, business leaders, and other advocates to ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed in the 21st century. Our mission is to make kids and education our nation’s top priority by building a membership base and driving policies that promote access for all kids to high quality digital learning experiences; protect kids’ online privacy; expand access to affordable, high quality early education; and reduce child poverty.
Senior Director of National Advocacy
Senior Manager, Education
Senior Director, Education
Education Networks of America (ENA)
ENA provides a full suite of high-quality broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. Founded in 1996, ENA has a strong and successful history of delivering scalable and cost-effective IP-based services to K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries. ENA’s single-minded commitment to our education and library communities enables us to design and deploy theconnectivity, communication, and collaboration solutions our customers need to produce successful outcomes. For more information, please visit www.ena.com, call 866-615-1101, or e-mail email@example.com.
Senior Vice President, Client Services
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President, Customer Services
Customer Engagement Professional
Director of Government Relations, Midwest & Northeast
Director of Government Relations, West
Company Description: Esri is a GIS company. We build software for making maps and analyzing data, on computers and in the cloud. Esri GIS tools are used in all walks of life, around the world, from agriculture to law enforcement to climate change and everywhere between. Using computers to analyze data and create dynamic maps helps people understand complex conditions, make better decisions, use resources carefully, preserve the most critical, and support more sustainable patterns. Geography matters, and we make software for computers large and small to help people understand it. For More Information: http://www.esri.com/connected.
K-12 Education Program Manager
Schools Program Manager
We believe that education is a fundamental human right. It allows horizons to expand and opportunities to grow. We help passionate and committed education professionals transform education. In turn, education transforms students into dreamers, doers and leaders of the future. Intel is honored and excited to play a part in empowering people to transform education so we can better prepare our students for the future. We’re inspired by the potential of technology as the foundation for change. And we love working with you to make our shared aspirations a reality.
Vertical Sales Specialist, Transformation Team
Sr. Solution Architect
Intel Global K-12 Content Manager
Intel Global K12 Education Manager
Intel® Education Marketing Director
Microsoft works with local, national, and international education communities to create technology, tools, programs, and solutions that help address education challenges, while improving teaching and learning opportunities. We believe that the evolving demands of the global economy make education vital to sustainable social and economic success. We also believe that education is a fundamental human right and is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, the nation, and the world. We hope that technology can help extend powerful new education opportunities to millions of people. Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Byron V. Garrett
Director- Educational Leadership & Policy
Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products, technology, and services. Office Depot’s focus on the Educational Technology sector and K-12 is bolstered by our partnership with the top tech industry leaders, including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Lenovo, Dell and HP, supported by 1,400+ field-based professional sales associates.
Managing Director Technology Sales
Global Business Development Manager Technology/Public Sector
Principal K-12 Technology Consultant
Amazon provides solutions that support teachers, administrators, academic establishments, and students. Please visit our website to learn more about our offerings.
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services
Amazon K12 Education
Amazon K12 Education
At AT&T, we’re using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. We are helping to mobilize teaching and learning, optimize network performance and enhance communications for schools. We deliver highly secure, high-speed access over one of the world’s most advanced and powerful backbone networks. Through our signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, we’re driving innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.
Channel Marketing Manager, Education
Director, Education Segment Marketing
BrainPOP® (www.brainpop.com) creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports teachers, and bolsters achievement – in classrooms, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning online resources include BrainPOP Jr.® (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español™, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL™. We are also home to GameUp™, a free educational games portal for the classroom. All of our resources are supported by BrainPOP Educators, a free professional community of nearly 200,000 teachers. BrainPOP sites and apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and “flipped” settings. Our content is mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and easily searchable with our Standards Tool. BrainPOP global sites host more than 11 million visits each month.
Connection Public Sector Solutions is dedicated to fulfilling the unique, specialized IT needs of public education institutions throughout the United States. We understand there’s a lot more to IT than just technology. Our customer-centric approach focuses on the unique IT goals and challenges facing your district. We work closely with you before, during and after every purchase to make sure you get exactly what you need, when you need it. As part of the total Connection solution, we support all the technology we sell with a complete portfolio of IT services designed to help you get more out of your investment. We’ll also identify and apply the federal, state, and local contracts and purchasing vehicles that enable you to achieve your school’s goals—on time and on budget.
Vice President of Field Sales
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
Vice President, Public Affairs
Edmodo is a global education network that provides communication, collaboration, and coaching tools with over 70 million members across 210 countries. On the network, educators are empowered to discover valuable educational resources, share best practices and content, create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), engage students and parents, and encourage student progress. These powerful capabilities enable teachers and parents to help students achieve their full potential. Founded in 2008 and used by 93 of the top 100 U.S. school districts, Edmodo protects the privacy and security of teachers and students by maintaining a closed, private learning environment. Learn more at https://www.edmodo.com./
Sr. Marketing Manager
Google for Education
Education is at the core of Google’s mission to “organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google for Education provides open technologies to improve learning for everyone, anywhere. Work, share, and learn together with affordable devices and familiar platforms – for schools, universities, or entire countries. Solutions include Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Tablets with Google Play for Education, and a wide range of content including apps, books, and videos for learning. Learn more at google.com/edu/gogoogle
Using Chromebooks for Online Student Assessments
Chromebooks are fast, secure, and portable computers that make it easy for students to learn in and out of the classroom. The same Chromebooks students use in class in the morning to write essays can be used for testing in the afternoon — configuration takes just minutes.
Schools can use Chromebooks to administer secure student assessments, including standardized tests from consortia Smarter Balanced and PARCC as well as a number of individual state-based tests. With the web-based Admin Console, you can quickly set up any number of Chromebooks as secure devices for online testing and disable features like internet browsing, screenshot functions, and USB ports.
For more details on configuring for assessments, visit: goo.gl/Wstb83
Global Education Evangelist
Head of Large Education Customer Sales
Infinity Communications & Consulting
Infinity provides consulting services focused on E-rate and Technology Design services throughout the United States, going the extra mile to ensure our clients the best services on the market. We take great pride in aiding school districts, libraries and consortiums to receive maximum funding and/or develop a technology design to use for technology. We know technology budgets and needs often contradict each other. We understand. With specialists in funding management, technology design, and project administration we’re devoted to assuring our clients ease and success within the procurement and technology process.
Kajeet helps students succeed by providing more than just Internet outside of school. Our innovative solution provides safe, mobile broadband Internet to close the Homework Gap. As educators increase technology in the classroom for learning, Education Broadband™ keeps students connected either at home or on the bus with CIPA-compliant filters and provides administrators a reporting dashboard to gain insight into student usage.
Senior VP of Sales and Marketing
VP of Strategy
By partnering with educators around the globe, McGraw-Hill Education’s learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and deepen engagement for each individual student while improving outcomes for all.
VP Government Affairs
Digital Transformation Strategist
NBC Learn is the educational arm of NBC News dedicated to providing resources for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. The online resources NBC Learn has created for the education community leverages nearly 80 years of historic news coverage, documentary materials, original content, and current news broadcasts. NBC Learn’s school offering, NBC Learn K-12, enables students and teachers to access over 20,000 standards-aligned video clips from the NBC News archives, including noteworthy historic moments–from the Great Depression to the Space Race to the latest political coverage. NBC Learn also offers original STEM content, primary source materials, lesson plans, and classroom planning resources, to enliven instructional material as well as stimulate critical thinking and debate in the classroom. For more information, visit www.nbclearn.com.
Manager, Sales and Partnerships
Associate, Marketing and Business Development
SchoolMessenger (West’s Education group)
West’s Education group, part of West Corporation, is the trusted provider of SchoolMessenger solutions. Thousands of schools and other educational institutions in all 50 U.S. states and Canada depend on SchoolMessenger products and services for community engagement in multiple languages and on any device. From notifications and websites to custom mobile apps and social media, school leaders have relied on the SchoolMessenger platform since 1999. To learn more about SchoolMessenger products, visit www.schoolmessenger.com.
VP, National Sales
SVP, Business Operations
VP, Government Affairs
Since introducing the first SMART Board in 1993, we have continued innovating year by year, creating technology to make learning more interactive and collaborative. We are driven by our commitment to helping educators and students succeed together by providing them tools to create engaging, powerful learning experiences.
Now, over 20 years later, more than 2 million classrooms use SMART software and interactive displays every day. Our ever-evolving SMART Interactive Displays and SMART Notebook software, along with our new innovations, SMART amp software and SMART kapp, continue our tradition of working hand in hand with educators to enable more natural collaboration to support student success.
Global Education Strategist
Director, Education Strategy
Through the 1Million Project, Sprint and the Sprint Foundation will help close the homework gap by providing free mobile devices and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity to 1 million low-income high school students (over a period of five years) who don’t have home internet access. The 1Million Project will help level the playing field so that disadvantaged high school students will have access to the technology they need to succeed in school, participate in the digital world and ultimately reach their full potential. Eligible high schools and school districts can apply for the program at sprint.com/1MillionProject.
Director of Public Strategy
SymbalooEDU is a resource management tool that helps educators and students curate and organize the best of the web into individualized instruction. With SymbalooEDU educators can save their teaching resources in the cloud and access them from any device.
Marketing & Support
TeacherGaming is a Finnish edtech brand that brings brilliant games to bright children. The team behind it is best known as the creators of MinecraftEdu and KerbalEdu, but something much bigger is on the way. Our newest project, also known as the TeacherGaming Desk, is a one-click game-based learning solution suitable for any classroom. By combining blockbuster games with robust learning analytics and pedagogical content, the Desk makes games a viable tool for every teacher, regardless of skill level or experience.
Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been the leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to University. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Managing Director of Outreach
Director of College Outreach
Zscaler is revolutionizing Internet security with the industry’s first Security as a Service platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500. Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million users worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location — 100% in the cloud. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.
Janel MacKay Ureña
Senior Manager, Channel & Field Marketing
Allcancode develops a game-based learning system for introducing kids to computer science and the art of programming. Run Marco! is an adventure game designed for kids attending primary school where players guide the main character through each game level by giving him instructions in the form of a visual programming language. The system includes tools for educators and pupils to create additional levels using Allcancode’s high quality graphics and animations. Metrics, which are transparent to the end-user, provide automatic assessment at the individual, class and school level.
Marketing Director, Chief Designer
HERO is a revolutionary competency-based Digital Learning Environment (DLE): coupled with a complete living and growing project-based AdvancED accredited curriculum. The solution offers a collaborative, adaptive, and personalized approach to education that is truly learner-centered, creating self-motivated students with a thirst for knowledge.
HERO’s projects are cross-discipline, aligned with UK, U.S., and international standards and includes a standards-based assessment HERO provides educators a Global Social Learning Content Repository of millions of learning objects along with a Collaborative Authoring Environment allowing educators to create and share new learning content. The system provides unparalleled data analytics on student and learning object performance, tied to specific learning standards, enabling continuous improvement of the learning content.
Chief Operations Officer
Classcraft transforms any classroom into an adventure. By using conventions typically found in games and applying them to a learning environment, Classcraft allows students to level up for being good learners, unlock real-life benefits as they progress, and work in teams to overcome common problems. The result is an experience that drives student engagement, fosters meaningful collaboration between students, and helps teachers streamline classroom management in a fun and creative way.
Co-Founder & CCO
Co-Founder & CEO
Core Learning Exchange
Core Learning Exchange is building the world’s most intuitive Personalized Learning Platform where K-12 teachers create, find, and share lessons on any device. We bring together the three missing pieces: 1) a large lesson library; 2) an easy lesson builder; and 3) a simple playlist maker. The Core-LX mission is to do for digital curriculum what YouTube did for video: to revolutionize delivery, to democratize creation and to expand access. We make personalized learning easy.
Founder and CEO
As a mission-driven reseller, Eduporium researches, curates and streamlines schools’ acquisition of innovative technology to encourage STEAM education and project-based learning. Working directly with vendors, Eduporium negotiates competitive pricing for schools and academic discounts for families in the PreK-12 community. We partner with individual schools and districts, understand their specific needs and equip teachers with creative products that enable meaningful education. In response to our partners’ requests, Eduporium has designed programs and services that simplify the implementation of new technologies into the teaching process. Our offerings include Customizable Tech Bundles, Partnered Workshops for Professional Development, a Tech Petting Zoo, a Tech Lending Library, Tech Affordability, and a Teacher Collaboration Space among others. Our goal is to bring innovative technology to our 21st century schools and narrow the digital divide. Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s join forces to spark a learning transformation!
Irina Tuule, Ph.D.
VP Strategy and Communications
STEM careers are in greater demand and many jobs go unfulfilled; yet, fewer and fewer graduating students are proficient in math and science to meet this growing workforce demand. In fact, only one-third of eighth graders are proficient in math. The problem can be traced backed to elementary school where students fail to engage with and master fundamental math skills and concepts, thus developing skills gaps that later hamper their abilities in middle and high school level math. We strive to inspire the next generation to pursue STEM fields of study and STEM careers by ensuring that elementary age children have a strong math foundation.
LoveMath™ is an award winning, web-based learning application with over 800 fun, engaging and standards-based math lessons. Exceeding all national and state standards, LoveMath™ includes guided instruction, adaptive practice problems, and a formative assessment that confirms skill and concept acquisition. The application serves as a complement to classroom instruction and gives teachers real-time access to actionable data to help differentiate instruction and personalize learning in addition to connecting teachers with parents so they are engaged in their child’s learning experiences.
The 4 primary beneficiaries of LoveMath™:
- Children experience an engaging learning environment where they enjoy mastering math skills and concepts.
- Teachers are provided with real-time data to their student’s information. They assign lessons, monitor results, and motivate their students all in one application.
- Parents receive timely, transparent information about their child’s progress.
- Administrators have a view into the school’s improvement in math competency.
ITG America is an Ed-Tech company based in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California. The company is uniquely positioned to help educational institutions combine their complex needs into a single, complete, consolidated and fully-integrated education solution. ITG America considers its role to be a strategic partner for school districts as well as state and national educational entities. We understand the passion for excellence among our partners in education and aim to provide the tools necessary to help improve achievement and efficiency in their schools.
ITG America is a member of Integrated Technology Group, an international IT company that provides solutions to education and public institutions around the globe, with offices and strategic partners that span over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. ITG America brings the very best in educational technology to the US Market through EduWave, the company’s award winning education platform with 15 million users, 42 thousand education institutions, and three countrywide deployments.
Head of Marketing
Lea(R)n equips educators and their institutions to focus on learning. The nationally recognized team of educators, researchers and technologists created LearnPlatform™, a complete edtech management system, to save educators time, save their institutions millions of dollars, and improve student achievement.
With more than 10,000 educators and their organizations using the suite of educator-designed automation tools, Lea(R)n has garnered national awards, published peer reviewed research and improves the impact of edtech in schools, districts, universities, and states.
Lea(R)n distinctions include: Edtech Digest District Data Solution of the year, SETDA Emerging Partner, International Educational Data Mining Society conference and Joint Statistical Meetings presenter, NC EdTech Company of the year, and a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awardee.
Expanded from the groundbreaking LearnTrials technology, the LearnPlatform™ edtech management system allows educators and their institutions to save time, save money and focus on learning that improves outcomes. States, districts and institutions harness educators’ expertise along with analysis from similar organizations across the country, for a unified, streamlined process that improves purchasing power, eliminates the frustration of edtech implementation from classroom to boardroom, and delivers the data to improve outcomes. With the LearnPlatform, edtech is safer, easier, significantly cheaper, and more effective. The platform benefits educators and their organizations, including:
- The largest edtech product library in the U.S., configured to any organization;
- Contextualized insights and reliable research from verified educators and peer organizations;
- Rapid, research-validated pilots and evaluations in minutes, not months;
- Unbiased, real-time quantitative and qualitative analytics to improve implementation, budgets, and achievement;
- Procurement and automated contract management to get the best prices, avoid over expenditures, and increase return on investment;
- Actionable real-time dashboards, reports, and management tools to use from the classroom to the boardroom.
The LearnPlatform addresses the real challenges of personalizing learning at scale.
CEO & Co-Founder
Nureva Inc. develops education solutions that foster a joy for learning and creating. Simple and thoughtful hardware, software and services enable students to develop essential 21st-century skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Our offering includes the Nureva™ Span™ classroom collaboration system, which combines a panoramic projector with a cloud-based service and personal apps. With this solution, students can capture their thoughts on personal devices and share them on an expansive canvas. They can then actively collaborate with classmates to group concepts and refine ideas, forging a deeper understanding. Find out how you can leverage your existing technology investments in personal devices while empowering students to take ownership of their learning.
Education Market Development Manager
Manager, Education Customer Experience
Operant Systems provides a mobile/web educational and clinical outcome based set of tools that allows educators, clinicians, therapists and caregivers to record skills acquisition, behavior management and intervention data at the point-of-service. The tools include a skills acquisition curriculum, a behavior management program for monitoring Functional Behavior Assessments and administrative information for billing.
The skills acquisition curriculum is based on common assessment tools like ABLLS, VB_MAPP,Goldman Fristoe, CELF 4 language evaluation, and IEP templates which includes academic, social, fine and gross motor programs. The behavior management module meets a States QA requirements. In addition, the administrative and billing information is captured to validate that services were provided to the right person, at the right time and the right place.
Operant Systems’ software has an open flexible design that supports all curriculums and behavior management therapies. The data collection solution records both in a one-on-one and group settings and generates billing. Operant Systems programs will not only will save time and money, but also improve the education and clinical outcomes of special needs students. Patent 8,182,267.
ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform helps teachers nurture students’ critical thinking skills. Through standards-aligned close reading and academic writing lessons for English language arts, science, social studies, and math, its schoolwide approach to literacy instruction prepares students in grades 4-12 for post-secondary life by building up their analytical skills in every subject.
Founder and CEO
Touchjet manufactures and commercializes its proprietary touch technology – a combination of image-processing algorism and infrared light tracking computer vision system, into two lines of products: Touchjet WAVE and Touchjet Pond Projector. Touchjet brings revolution to real-time collaboration by transforming everyday classrooms and meeting rooms into immersive interactions on large touchscreens integrated with mobile devices and cloud services.
Touchjet system includes Touchjet hardware and Touchjet Connect software.
- Turn any flat surface into a touch-sensitive interactive display at low cost.
- Synchronize the display with smartphones, tablets, and VR headsets in the same room and online.
- Share rich media, drawings, 3-D models, and applications.
- Capture and publish meeting artifacts. Collaborate online.
Holly De Leon