Thank you to our Event Partners! Join the partners below at the ETL 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 ETL Forum as a partner affords these companies the valuable opportunity to stand alongside state leaders and discuss EdTech issues and solutions.
Engage in self-paced, online, choice-driven professional development for teachers, staff training and student learning. Alludo offers K12 districts and organizations an alternative to traditional instruction with our gamified, online and blended learning platform. Imagine a FUN solution that engages learners with choice PD, allows districts to scale learning, requires evidence of application, and can be done anytime, anywhere.
Company Contact: Julia Francis, Sales and Program Management | [email protected] | @AlludoPlay
Benetech is a nonprofit focused on making information accessible to everyone. We provide guidelines for creating instructional materials that can be accessed by the widest possible audience, including students who cannot effectively consume traditional printed text. In addition, we produce Bookshare (bookshare.org), a free ebook library that makes reading easier for students withbarriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities. These students can read in ways that work for them with access to over 700,000 books in audio, audio + highlighted text, braille, and other formats. The library includes textbooks, books for assigned and leisure reading, how-to books, and fabulous special collections of titles for all ages and reading levels. Stop by our table or come to our speed session to get helpful, concise accessibility guidelines and Bookshare information.
Company Contact: Christine Jones, Associate Director, U.S. Education, Benetech Global Literacy | [email protected] | @Benetech @Bookshare
BestFit is a mobile-friendly web application that modernizes information-sharing between students and colleges. We use videos, instructional design, and machine learning to provide marginalized students more relevant— and engaging — college information, connecting them with schools that will help them succeed while optimizing colleges’ recruiting efforts. We focus on fit because when students attend colleges that are an academic, social, and financial fit, they’re more likely to thrive and complete their degrees.
Company Contact: Rebecca Kwee, Co-Founder | [email protected]
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.
Company Contact: Larry Cocco, Senior Advisor, State & Strategic Initiatives | [email protected] | @classlink
Diamond Assets partners with organizations in the education, corporate, and government sectors to maximize the residual value of their Apple devices. Unlike recyclers and buy-back companies, we go beyond the transaction by coaching and guiding our customers toward a cycle of financial sustainability. Our white-glove service, enhanced trade-in values, and dedicated account management makes it easy for organizations to refresh to the latest technology.
Company Contact: Vicki Lyons, Chief Alliance Officer | [email protected] | @DiamondAssetsIT
EdTechLive builds educator competencies in classroom technology, with a focus on improving outcomes for English Learners (ELs). Our online platform provides educators with an expert coach, a supportive class community, and on-demand access to a curated library of short, relevant, high-quality streaming videos and resources on educational technology use. Our content is based on mastery of knowledge, skills, and digital tools used to support instructional practices that are evidence-based and standards-aligned, such as increasing EL class participation through use of threaded discussions, drawing applications, and online collaboration tools. EdTechLive content is designed to support mobile just-in-time learning in the classroom, as well as, learning at all hours convenient to educators.
Company Contact: Nona Ullman, Chief Executive Officer | [email protected] | @Ntwullman
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
EVERFI empowers educators to bring real-world learning into the classroom and equip students with the skills they need for success–now and in the future. Thanks to partners who share this mission, EVERFI’s online resources for teachers are available at no cost.
Company Contact: Alice Lee, Vice President, K12 Education | [email protected] | @EVERFIK12
Families talking. About school. Every day. Inspired by our son who learns differently – we built GAB-on! for all kids. GAB-on! harnesses parent engagement, cultivates social and emotional learning, improves academics, and strengthens executive functions all through the power of student-led conversations at home about their day in school. Visit us at www.gab-on.com.
Company Contact: Sylvia Hall, Co-Founder | [email protected] | @GAB_on
Gaggle provides an early-warning system for both students in dangerous situations as well as students with imminent and critical mental health issues. Using machine learning algorithms and trained safety experts, we identify students in crisis before a tragic situation occurs. Last school year alone, we helped districts prevent 542 suicides. Through January of this school year, we have helped prevent 426 suicides. We inform schools immediately of students struggling with self-harm, substance abuse, cyberbullying, harassment, violence, and other credible threats—24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Company Contact: Julie Thompson, Marketing Specialist | [email protected] | @Gaggle_K12
GiveThx – Healthier School Culture. GiveThx is an online tool and curriculum that builds and monitors healthy school culture and climate using gratitude. Students write digital thx notes and complete reflections to recognize positive behaviors, nurture healthy relationships, and increase self-esteem. They take responsibility for their classroom culture by practicing inclusive behaviors and compassionate citizenship, online and in person. GiveThx’s web-based tool helps teachers introduce research-backed gratitude lessons and produce powerful evidence for social-emotional learning. School leaders monitor daily activity to foster belonging and wellbeing for all. GiveThx builds a child’s character, one thank you at a time.
Company Contact: Michael Fauteux, Co-Founder & CEO | [email protected] | @givethxapp
A goal-setting platform that helps provide every child with a game plan for success and supports their teachers and family in helping them reach it.
Company Contact: Sean Farrell, CEO | [email protected] | @letsallhuddle
Kensington is interested in your opinion! We are a manufacturer of locking, presenting, charging, and storage accessories for mobile devices. We invite you to stop by our booth and become involved in our “trading free samples for advice” program. We give any school districts lots of technology equipment with no strings attached, except for their advice.
Company Contact: David Peterson, Director of Education Engagement | [email protected] | @kensington
Located in Santa Barbara, California, Lesson Planet is a talented team of educators, curriculum specialists, and engineers dedicated to empowering teachers and students by providing innovative and easy-to-use digital tools that inspire great teaching and make learning more meaningful, personal and fun. Lesson Planet’s learning platform, Learning Explorer, is an award-winning learning object repository (LOR) and curriculum management solution that is loaded with an abundance of high-quality OER and premium content from top educational publishers. Learning Explorer’s all-in-one federated search technology allows teachers to save time and more effectively discover, design, share, and deliver their curriculum.
Company Contact: Bill Spicer, Director of Partner and District Relations | [email protected] | @lessonplanet
Lucid for Education is innovating new technologies to spark educational creativity. We are working with teachers and educators around the world to create a tectonic shift in the education landscape that prioritizes twenty-first century learning and creativity. We strongly believe that equipping students with collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication competencies are a key part of the society of tomorrow. To that end we are designing our platform with those working hard to educate these students in the forefront of our mind.
Company Contact: Kelsey Wilding, Marketing Manager | [email protected] | @Lucid4edu
Movavi offers easy-to-use, powerful software that empowers both teachers ad students to produce engaging multimedia content. The apps can be used to create video presentations, record online lectures and webinars, and improve their video- and photo-editing skills.
Company Contact: Katerina Christou, Business Developer | [email protected] | @Movavi
We are a full-service EdTech company offering complete product development and management services at any scale. Our solutions are friendly and fast, whether you want us to build your project, maintain your existing project, or anything in between.
We build your solution on our cloud-based platform specially designed for EdTech interoperability. The Learner Core Integration Platform allows learning tools to effortlessly plug into digital ecosystems and learning platforms to achieve wide compatibility, and state and local education agencies to manage and monitor their integrations.
Company Contact: James Hagen, President | [email protected] | @Noinc
pi-top is a creative learning company that believes a ‘maker mindset’ is essential to develop the skills learners need to be future ready. pi-top creates products utilizing a “learning-by-making” approach that gives learners the power to take what’s in their imagination and make it real, preparing them for both work and life challenges.
An inventors playground, pi-top products transform the development of reasoning, sequence, process, critical thinking, collaboration, design, and other critical 21st century skills. Our technology enables students to become “problem finders”, and thus, the best solvers. We believe in the learning-by-making revolution, because people learn better when they’re inspired and making something original for themselves. pi-top. Inspiring a Generation of Makers.
Company Contact: Elliot Poulter, North America Sales and Partnerships Manager | [email protected] | @GetPitop
Project Tomorrow’s nonprofit mission is to support the effective implementation of research-based learning experiences in K-12 schools. We are particularly interested in the role of digital resources in supporting students’ development of future-ready skills. Our work focuses specifically on how to improve local and state decision-making by leveraging more effectively the views of K-12 stakeholders. Since 2003, over 5.8 million students, parents and educators have participated in the annual Speak Up Research Project. We are very proud that our research findings are regularly used by education, business, philanthropic and policy leaders to inform education programs, funding and policies.
Company Contact: Julie Evans, CEO | [email protected] | @SpeakUpEd
Project Unicorn is an effort to improve data interoperability within K-12 education. We aim to create a community of innovators who make the broader case for secure interoperability by determining shared priorities, working in partnership with school systems and vendors to understand its importance and benefits, creating a demand side push for interoperability through partnerships, and educating buyers to consider the total cost of ownership through informed comparison of vendors.
Project Unicorn does not endorse a specific product or data standard but instead is an educational advocacy initiative dedicated to the secure, controlled interchange of data.
Company Contact: Julia Michaelis, Project Manager | [email protected] | @projunicorn
Schoology is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience. Schoology’s education cloud connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education, and provides all the tools needed to personalize education and improve student outcomes. More than nine million people from 60,000 K-12 schools and universities around the world use Schoology to transform how they teach and learn. Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.
Company Contact: Dave Shoots, Regional Sales Director | [email protected] | @schoology
Spectrum Enterprise supports K-12 schools and universities across the country to bring next-generation learning experiences into the classroom today. Embrace the digital classroom, keep networks secure and communicate and collaborate with ease with reliable, secure and scalable digital solutions from Spectrum Enterprise.
Company Contact: Liz Stephens, Marketing Manager, Education | [email protected] | @SpectrumEntUS
STEM Education Works, in partnership with Purdue University, has developed authentic, industry-aligned learning experiences to cultivate the practical technical competencies and employability skills necessary for student success. Our standard-aligned curriculum can be offered as a standalone course anywhere in an appropriate STEM or CTE pathway course. We combine industrial quality technologies to teach programming, robotics, automation, advanced manufacturing, electronics, logistics, engineering design, supply chain management, and innovation. We also offer a complete learning and discovery and makerspace lab packages, including curriculum, to inspire creativity, encourage critical thinking, and connect students to their physical world.
Company Contact: Christine Mills, Director of Business Development & Strategy | [email protected] | @STEMeduworks
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: Klaas Lameijer | CEO | [email protected] | @symbalooEDU
Hello, we’re Texthelp…We believe that literacy is every student’s passport to academic, social and professional success. It’s our genuine desire to help students understand, learn and express themselves. Our suite of smart, user-friendly, literacy, language, and STEM tools for personalized learning allow your students to pick and choose the functionality that supports their unique needs and preferences, enabling them to fully engage with the subject matter and excel in the classroom. Texthelp software continues to be used daily by millions of students and educators throughout schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.
Company Contact: Paul Brown, Vice President of Sales – West | [email protected] | @texthelp
Voyager Sopris Learning® is committed to partnering with school districts to overcome obstacles that students, teachers, and school leaders face every day. Our suite of instructional and service solutions is not only research based, but also evidence based—proven to increase student achievement and educator effectiveness. Our solutions have been fully tested in the classroom, ensuring that they are easy to implement and teacher friendly. We provide assessments, technology, professional development and school-improvement services, literacy and math instructional tools—both comprehensive intervention and supplemental—and resources to build a positive school climate. For more information, visit www.voyagersopris.com.
Company Contact: Ileana Rowe, Senior V.P. of Marketing | [email protected] | @voyagersopris
Xello is an engaging, online program that helps K-12 students define their future goals and transform their aspirations into actionable plans for success. The program puts students at the center of their college and career planning experience. It helps them build self-knowledge, explore their options, create a plan, and develop the 21st-century skills needed to thrive in the world of work. With over 20 years of experience in EdTech, our team has helped educators across America implement Xello to prepare students for college and career success. Learn more about how Xello can help your state make every student future ready at www.xello.world.
Company Contact: Cie-Kay Lam, Community Events | [email protected] | @xellofuture