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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. With AWS, you only pay for what you use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments.
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.
For more information about CDW-G product offerings, procurement options, service and solutions, call 1.800.808.4239, email email@example.com or visit the CDW-G Web site at www.CDWG.com.
ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink OneRoster™ easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation. Since 1996, we have worked with our customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud, and security solutions. For more information, please visit www.ena.com, call 866-615-1101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Senior Vice President, Customer Services
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Director of Government Relations, Midwest & Northeast
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.
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.
LEADING THE FUTURE FOR STUDENTS, FOR EDUCATORS, AND IN TECHNOLOGY.
We are investing in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our company – and our country – for the future. Since 2012, our employees have spent 2.0 million hours mentoring more than 260,000 students. With a financial commitment of $400 million, our AT&T Aspire initiative drives student success in school and beyond. By bringing together solutions that help connect, protect, and inspire – committed AT&T professionals are serving schools and universities across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches, supporting you as you meet your students where they are and guide them toward their full potential. We deliver rigorous, research-based curriculum, practice items, and assessments that are aligned to the most up-to-date state or national standards, designed to engage your students, and written to meet the evolving needs of schools and districts. Together, we are committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, actionable data, quality content, and a passion for customer success.
Google for Education is a solution built for learning and designed for the classroom that includes easy-to-manage affordable devices like Chromebooks, a “mission control” for class through Google Classroom, a powerful suite of productivity tools with G Suite for Education, and new ways to engage students like Google Expeditions. Together these tools help teachers save time, increase collaboration, and inspire curiosity while students discover and learn together on any device, from anywhere.
Google is committed to directing our resources — our products, programs, philanthropy and people — toward making education possible for everyone. Technology alone won’t improve education, but we believe it can be a powerful part of the solution, and we want to help ensure that all students and educators are able to benefit from it. So we’ll continue working toward a future where every student has access to the skills they’ll need and the quality education they deserve.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
ASD provides busy teachers with immediate access to student information using Amazon Alexa voice commands. ASD was created with teachers and principals to provide only the essential information that teachers need to help increase student gains and proficiency. ASD’s powerful artificial intelligence engine quickly finds student data from multiple data sources generating verbal responses, detailed text, and eMail reports. Teachers can now spend more time focusing on personalized instruction and less time hunting for vital student information.
Blending Education offers content-driven microlearning resources that work effortlessly within an institution’s existing Learning Management System (LMS) and can be used and re-used for free on unlimited students, year after year, resulting in an ultimate cost-savings.
Microlearning aids retention by delivering short lessons on specific topics and providing instant feedback to students. Microlearning also gives you unlimited options, such as: helping students who struggle with certain topics, helping brighter students move on to more advanced ones, and allowing students to choose their own path for more personalized learning experiences.
Our microlearning products cover core subjects in Math, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, and include AP® courses.
CatchOn is an administrative software that collects real-time data on every student device type and all app, software and website activity. The software provides granular evidence on what is going on digitally in the teaching and learning environment, which district leaders can examine when making data-rich decisions about app use, cost, and ROI.
Cignition develops immersive online virtual worlds to help 5th-7th grade students gain fluency in the most difficult math concepts. The games within our world have a deep integration of neuroscientific learning principles, effective pedagogy, and engaging game-play design. Each virtual world is adaptive, creating problems that match each student's appropriate learning level and pace.
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.
GoEnnounce is a digital portfolio mirroring a safe “Linkedin Jr” for students. Schools & districts license a student’s own URL that stays with the child year after year. Educators, administrators, & parents have an easy, interactive, assessment tool to understand the “whole child” - in all areas ranging from academic progression, planning future goals, and extra-curricular participation. Through a tagging feature, anyone can sort a child’s portfolio posts specific to certain subject matter to quickly measure progression and mastery using the student’s own reflection skills. GoEnnounce mirrors how students use social media and is integrated through a digital citizenship curriculum.
FilterED is a cloud-based, adaptable data analysis tool which allows districts to diagnose and identify the current state of technology, teaching and learning within their organization. The tool assesses the foundational components of six critical elements that impact technology adoptions and implementations through an adaptive inventory process. Based on inventory results, districts are presented with a series of calls to action and discussion prompts to take this to the next level of improving success and growing your maturity in the key areas. Districts then use this tool as an indicator of success by running the process subsequent times to monitor and demonstrate growth (or lack of) in each area.
Kiddom’s school operating system enables educators to collaborate and individualize instruction. Classrooms gain access to a library of teaching resources and curriculum development tools. Beautiful, actionable reports help students, teachers, parents, and administrators monitor progress and take action. Pedagogy and technology work together in harmony on Kiddom to help schools unlock their full potential.
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.
Leaderally believes that educators are the most important leaders in the world. Leaderally provides an online learning management system that brings together multiple professional development opportunities for teachers and education leaders. Through micro-learning, coaching, social learning and course content, services focus on developing professional educators to become strong leaders. Leadership is developed by targeting the critical skills of communication, management and strategy.
Loose Canon is a school-wide social reading application where:
-schools track students’ multi-year reading histories.
-students publish book reviews and Reading Resumes.
-readers filter thousands of grade-level titles from the (loose) literary canon.
-teachers organize independent reading and lit circle assignments.
-book conversations spread from classroom to classroom.
Loose Canon was created by award-winning novelist and reading-choice advocate Julia Franks, who spent years teaching high school and observing that students (like adults) are most likely to read books their peers recommend.
Enterprise software is not a new idea in the world of business or sports, but in K-12 education, it has been difficult to break down the silos of ownership. MIDAS Education is the first Education Enterprise Management—or EEM—solution. MIDAS was built from the ground up on a single data model and provides ALL of the instructional functionality, data analytics, reporting, security, compliance, and ROI analysis normally found in 17 separate siloed systems. These systems include SIS, LMS, Web Hosting, RtI, Special Education, Health, Scheduling, Reporting, Compliance, and more.
To ensure security and scalability, MIDAS is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Consolidating data and reporting into one easily configurable system saves districts and state departments of education up to 70% of their annual software costs. LEAs and SEAs can start small with one or two modules and increase functionality as they grow their capacity and efficacy.
Readorium, a highly-motivating, supplemental, online program, teaches students nonfiction comprehension skills. Personal mentors guide students through chapter books aligned with NGSS and State Science Standards. All students understand the same content because text levels and supports continually adjust to their needs. Teachers receive real-time reports and resources to further target instruction. Readorium won the 2016 CODiE Award for Best Reading/English/Language Arts/Instructional Solution, the 2016 International Reimagine Bronze Plaque for K-12 Innovation, and is recommended by the NSTA.
Do funding challenges keep you up at night? Imagine a Match.com focused on K-12 education funding. This is RFPMatch.com. For solution providers, we connect the dots between education funding and how to sell, market, and develop solutions for schools. Our service, RFPMatch OnDemand is your virtual assistant providing you precisely aligned funding insights, timely grant opportunities, and actionable state-specific funding recommendations. For educators, we offer a free service: GrantsAlert.com, full of updated grants and fundraising opportunities. Today’s educators and solution providers deserve creative solutions to funding challenges, and we deliver. We are All Things Funding. We are RFPMatch.com!
Streamable Learning’s mission is to assist in making live educational programming a common tool for teachers and homeschool families that are seeking to inspire and educate their K-12 students. We started Streamable Learning:
To provide an unsurpassed number of unique live and interactive programs.
To provide engaging programs, not webinars or lectures.
To feature a diverse set of content providers, who can deliver content that engages students and teachers.
To deliver on the modern platform that this community deserves: easy to use, affordable and always improving.
Tresit Group, INC, is a team of safety and security experts, specializing in active threat response and risk management using innovative technology and solutions. We are committed to providing effective and efficient security solutions for schools, as well as businesses and other organizations. The art of security in evolving and expanding threat environments is second nature to our management with experience in U.S. Military Special Operations, Federal Law Enforcement, International Law and IT security. Tresit Group is continually researching, developing and refining technical and operational security solutions to help you meet the diverse and continual evolving threats of today’s operating environment.
VitalInsight™ is the first cloud based, data-driven technology that mines data related to the existence and strength of best practices among programs, protocols, inter-relationships, and metrics. VitalInsight™ diagnoses the underlying causes of performance, and prescribes targeted best practice remedies demonstrated to drive improved outcomes. The process engages as many as ten stakeholder groups at the school and district levels, and collects, analyzes, and reports the data in two weeks. The data are leading indicators of success, and the process unifies and raises the expectations among stakeholders for improvement.
WISEdash Local (WDL) is a consortium of schools organized in 2014 to provide a private and secure data warehouse and dashboard system for member school districts. The WISEdash Local Consortium is governed by school districts that are active members in the consortium. The membership elects a nine person Operations Board, and CESA 12 serves as the fiscal agency for the consortium. WISEdash Local’s servers are located at Wisconsin’s Department of Enterprise Technology to make your data available anywhere, anytime.