Thank you to our Event Sponsors! Join the sponsors below at the ET Forum where they will participate in activities to showcase their products and make meaningful connections with SETDA’s unique membership of state leaders from across the country. Participating in the ET Forum as a sponsor affords these companies the valuable opportunity to stand alongside state leaders and discuss EdTech issues and solutions. For more information on how to become a sponsor, visit here.
was founded by Anthony Copping, a National Geographic filmmaker, presenter and passionate communication trailblazer. Anthony has integrated his knowledge of movie making in an all-in-one cloud-based platform that offers a rich and diverse universe of royalty-free content, GPS intelligence, advanced integration, editing and publishing tools. Binumi is intuitively smart and can be used by anyone on any device. Binumi has been designed to shape a new future for digital storytelling and to enhance learning by promoting digital literacy, critical thinking and creativity.
: Anthony Copping, Founder and CEO | [email protected]
are a Bluetooth-enabled interactive and lovable plush companion that sings, reads and answer phone calls. Our innovative lip synchronization technology allows Bluebee’s “mouth” to move while you’re reading storybooks, engaging in learning apps, singing songs & much more. They can stream any educational, storybook, games or music app (in any language), educational software to capture and retain a child’s attention all while promoting fun interaction. Bluebee Pals wide ranges of app compatibilities introduce an exciting communication device that fosters educational opportunities for all mainstream and special needs children.
: Laura Jiencke, CEO & Co-Founder | [email protected]
Bookshare is an online library that lets members read in ways that work for them. They can access over 500,000 titles, including textbooks and books for both classroom and pleasure reading, and listen to them read aloud, follow along with audio and highlighted text, or read in braille or large type. They can read on a wide variety of computers, tablets, smartphones, and assistive technologies. To join, members must have a disability, such as dyslexia or a visual impairment, which inhibits reading standard print. Membership is free for qualified U.S. students. Bookshare is an initiative of Benetech
, a technology nonprofit.
: Christine Jones, Senior Education Program Manager | [email protected]
| @Bookshare @Benetech
As the most usable, customizable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. See how Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone at www.CanvasLMS.com.
Company Contact: Bailey Sargent, Marketing Events Coordinator | [email protected] | @CanvasLMS
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. We work to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through our educational programs, scholarships, and research. We are the charitable trust of (ISC)², whose dedication to our mission has been an inspiring example to the cybersecurity industry. For more information on (ISC)², please visit www.isc2.org.
Company Contact: Annie Woods, Volunteer and Event Coordinator | [email protected] | @ISC2Cares
CrossBraining is a digital storytelling pedagogy where students SHOW their proficiency. Our CrossBraining Toolkit is a complete digital storytelling management system for teachers and students. CrossBraining unlocks student genius, one video at a time.
Company Contact: Josh Nichols,Founder | [email protected] | @crossbraining
There’s a reason that CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. As a privately owned company, CTL has grown to be an internationally recognized education technology solution provider not only by providing our customers with innovative computer hardware built with attention to detail and using the best materials but also by listening to our customers to make sure that we consistently meet their unique needs and exceed their expectations. We hold a number of public sector contracts that give us a wealth of experience in planning and executing large scale 1:1 education projects including a NASPO MLTI Master Agreement (Maine 1:1 Multistate Learning Technology Initiative), a contract with Nevada for the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 project, and a NASPO Computer Equipment contract. Headquartered just outside of Portland, Oregon, CTL has provided technology solutions, including CTL Chromebooks, Tablets, PCs, LCD Monitors and Servers to education customers throughout the United States for over 26 years.
Company Contact: Erik Stromquist, President | [email protected] | @ctlcorp
D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform—Brightspace—is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It’s easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is also a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that you can take action in real time to keep them on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K–12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.
Company Contact: Emilee Irwin, Government Relations and Public Affairs Director | [email protected] | @D2L
Declara provides a transformational social learning platform that personalizes how educators discover, curate and share open education resources and standards aligned content, engage in professional learning communities, and leverage state of the art professional development tools and content to support their own professional learning journeys.
Currently, Declara is being deployed as a state and national level solution for educator professional development, resource sharing and professional learning communities in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the State of California, and as a next generation learning solution for universities and higher education faculty around the world. Declara provides the tools and solutions that empower educators of all levels and across all programs to collaborate, curate and inspire teaching and learning.
Company Contact: Zak Zielezinski, Vice President, Business Development | [email protected] | @declara
edWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and improve teaching and learning. We provide the online professional learning and support educators need to advance their practice, build better schools, and prepare students for life-long learning and success.
Company Contact: Lisa Schmucki, CEO | [email protected] | @edwebnet
Facebook connects learners with platforms and programs to succeed in the digital age.
Company Contact: Adam Seldow, Head of Education Partnerships at Facebook | [email protected] | @SummitPS
GameSalad empowers students to create high-quality games while learning the fundamentals of computer science. Our easy-to-use tools require no programming or CS background to teach, and are packaged with a comprehensive project-based curriculum including tutorials, activities, rubrics & assessments to meet STEM initiatives. Students won’t outgrow our professional-grade tools, and can publish their completed games to the App store or add them to their digital portfolio for future employers. GameSalad aims to provide students with a solid foundation in critical/creative thinking abilities to prepare them for 21st century degrees and careers.
Company Contact: Danielle Burnett, Principal Learning Architect | [email protected] | @gamesalad
iCanHelpline.org, the U.S.’s 1st social media helpline for schools, is a service schools can subscribe to, then email or call toll-free anytime they need help with cyberbullying and other problems that surface in social media. If the content violates Terms of Service and is harmful to students, we can help get it deleted – because of longstanding relationships with social media companies. During our 2015-’16 pilot, 93% of educators served reported they were extremely or very satisfied, and we were recognized by the National School Boards Association as one of six startups in its 2016 Ed Tech Innovation Showcase.
Company Contact: Anne Collier, Helpline Founder and Executive Director of its parent, The Net Safety Collaborative | [email protected] | @icanhelpline
Inq-ITS is an online educational environment for science where students engage in virtual inquiry. Students form hypotheses, conduct investigations, analyze their data, warrant their claims, and communicate their findings in a claim-evidence-reasoning format. As students work, Inq-ITS automatically assesses students and generates real-time formative reports on performance for each inquiry skill. Teachers can receive real-time alerts as to which students need assistance and on what skills. Inq-ITS can also automatically tutor students’ in real time as they conduct authentic inquiry, providing the assistance students need to progress and improve their inquiry skills.
Company Contact: Janice Gobert, CEO | [email protected] | @inqits
LearnPlatform connects the largest network of educators, administrators and organizations improving student outcomes through data-driven instructional, budget and resource decisions. Designed with, by and for educators and administrators, the research-based, configurable LearnPlatform manages all aspects of edtech with a single system to organize, streamline and analyze all learning tools.
Company Contact: Karl Rectanus, Co-Founder and CEO | [email protected] | @learntrials
Lessoneer is a cloud-based technology platform that helps students learn more and teachers smile more. To accelerate improvements to instruction while saving teachers time, Lessoneer provides a single online destination for districts’ curriculum, standards-aligned resources and collaboration. Aligned to teachers’ natural planning styles to make it easy to consult with their curriculum everyday, Lessoneer promotes quality of instruction and reliable lesson sequencing. Only Lessoneer includes the industry-lauded Building Blocks, clarifying standards objectives and bringing them to life. Everything teachers need to track standards, prepare, personalize, teach and reteach is in one place, saving them time, facilitating curriculum implementation and fueling their joy of teaching.
Company Contact: Kevin Stone, CEO | [email protected] | @EdCaliber @lessoneer
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.
Company Contact: Patrick Leonard, COO | [email protected] | @MIDAS_Education
PCG Education solutions are based on nearly 30 years of management consulting experience and significant K-12 educational domain expertise. Our consulting services help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries identify and implement ways to improve programs and processes, optimize financial resources, and promote student success. Our technology solutions give educators the means to gather, manage, and analyze data, including student performance information, to make effective instructional decisions.
Company Contact: Kathy Brooks, Associate Manager, Education Services | [email protected] | @pcgeducation
Sphero Edu is the Sphero app for programming Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.
Sphero Edu is built for makers, students, instructors, and parents. Join the growing community and share your creations to inspire and be inspired. The interactive platform allows you to keep track of your class or group from one easy place. Anyone can save their progress, jump from device to device, and continue the discovery from anywhere.
Preparing for the future has never been so fun.
Company Contact: Jan Goerzen, Marketing and Events Coordinator | [email protected] | @sphero
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.
Company Contact: Kimmie Chan, Head of Marketing & Business Development | [email protected] | @Symbaloo