Header SETDA's Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum 2018 June 22-25 in Chicago, IL

Thank you to our Event Partners!  Join the partners 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 partner affords these companies the valuable opportunity to stand alongside state leaders and discuss EdTech issues and solutions.

Alludo LogoEngage 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

binumi_logoRGBBinumi 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.
Company Contact: Anthony Copping, Founder and CEO | [email protected] | @binumi

Bookshare Logo_Color_HorizontalBenetech is a nonprofit focused on making information accessible to everyone. We provide guidelines for creating instructional materials that work for the widest possible audience, including students who cannot effectively consume traditional printed text. In addition, we produce Bookshare (bookshare.org), a free online library that makes reading easier for students with reading barriers such as dyslexia, blindness, and physical disabilities. These students can read in ways that work for them with access to 625,000+ 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. Contact us to get helpful, concise accessibility guidelines and Bookshare information for your state’s websites and communications.

Company Contact: Christine Jones, Senior Education Program Manager | [email protected] | @Bookshare @Benetech

Canvas logoAs 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: Brendan Hong, Marketing Events Coordinator | [email protected] | @canvaslms

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

CTL logo RedCTL has been manufacturing high-quality Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Monitors and Servers since 1989. For the past decade CTL has maintained a strong focus on the education sector as a Google Education Premier Partner with comprehensive 1:1 Solutions programs. CTL’s ruggedized Chromebooks for Education have received accolades from noted tech publications like PC Magazine and CNet. CTL’s Manufacturing, Sales and Support teams are all located in the United States, and their headquarters in Portland, Oregon. For more information about CTL®, please visit www.ctl.net.

Company Contact: Mike Mahanay, CMO | [email protected] | @ctlcorp

D2LD2L 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: Brendan Desetti, Sr. Manager, Government & Stakeholder Relations | [email protected] | @D2L

Diamond Assets logoDiamond 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

Digital Media Academy Logo BLUEBADGEDigital Media Academy was born at Stanford University in 1999 and set out to be the thought-leader in tech education for kids, teens and adults at prestigious universities across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to our summer programs, DMA offers year-round learning via DMA Online and powers tech ed programs around the globe through its curriculum licensing program. DMA instructors and curriculum developers include industry professionals and outstanding technology educators, with a driving passion for inspiring, teaching, and mentoring.

Company Contact: Marcus Duvoisin, Assistant Director of Instruction | [email protected] | @DMA_org



edscoop logoEdScoop features the latest daily news and conversations with top leaders driving technology and digital learning in K-12 and higher education. We bring together influential edtech policy and decision makers at the federal, state and local education levels with focused reporting on applications, broadband, digital learning, network infrastructure, privacy and security and related technologies for the classroom and on campus. Look for us at EdScoop.com, on Twitter @EdScoop_News and on Facebook. EdScoop is a division of Scoop News Group, publisher of FedScoop, StateScoop and producer of numerous public sector IT events.

Company Contact: Wyatt Kash | Vice President of Content Strategy| [email protected] | @EdScoop_News


edweb_logo_notagedWeb.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

Computing Central logoComputing Central provides curriculum and blended learning solutions for teaching essential digital skills, ICT and coding to students of all ages. Our signature programs – Digital Kids and Digital Teens – provide a framework in which ICT competence and practical skills can be developed within an environment that is appropriate for the age of the students.
The International Society for Technology in Education completed a Seal of Alignment for Readiness review of the Digital Kids and Digital Teens curriculum and determined they provide an effective foundation of successfully acquiring the knowledge and applying the skills described by the ISTE Standards for Students.

Company Contact: Carrie Purcell, Director of Business Development | [email protected] | @englichcentral1


Friday Institute LogoThe mission of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation (FI) at North Carolina (NC) State University’s College of Education is to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and community members to lead the transition from industrial-age schools to a personalized, flexible, technology-enhanced education system that will prepare students for success in further education, careers, and civic life in the global, digital-age world.  Our work focuses on systemic, evidence-based approaches that address significant issues in K-12 education and working directly with schools and districts to build their capacity through research, planning, professional learning, and continuous improvement.

Company Contact: Nancy Mangum, Associate Director of Digital Learning Programs | [email protected] | @FridayInstitute

NBC Learn logoNBC 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.

Company Contact: Grace Kane, Manager, Sales and Partnerships | [email protected] | @nbclearn

pi top black logopi-top™ is one of the industry’s fastest growing education companies, with headquarters offices in London, Austin, Texas, and Shenzhen, China.  The pi-top hardware platform is an award-winning ecosystem used around the world in more than 2,000 schools, blending physical computing and project-based learning with Computer Science and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education.  The company’s goal is to inspire students to develop the skills of tomorrow and create their future, today.  More information about the company is available at www.pi-top.com.

Company Contact: Dean Kline, Global V.P. of Media Relations | [email protected] | @GetPiTop

Schoology LogoSchoology 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: Grace Wang, Events Associate | [email protected] | @schoology

Schoolzilla logoSchoolzilla ensures that educators and administrators have access to the data they need to improve student outcomes. From its start as the data team of a single school system, Schoolzilla now provides its continuous improvement dashboard, Mosaic District Progress Monitoring, to over 100 school systems in 31 states. Mosaic gives school and district leaders and teachers an intuitive, explorable display of student attendance, assessment, behavior, college-readiness, reading proficiency and more and answers their questions in three clicks or less. Districts tell us that the data-driven insights and state reporting time savings make them love Mosaic.

Company Contact: Mariel Matze, Marketing & Community | [email protected] | @schoolzilla


Sphero Logo New

Sphero Edu is the Sphero app for programming Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.

Designed for learner progression, Sphero Edu beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use code blocks to learn more advanced logic, while pros can use text programming and write their own JavaScript. Accessible from almost any platform, you can program using your smart device and the Sphero Edu app or download the Chrome app on Chromebooks and more.

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: Melissa Gomez, Senior Director of Sales & Education | [email protected] | @sphero

symbalooSymbalooEDU 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] | @Symbaloo

Texthelp logoHello, 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, VP Sales – West | [email protected] | @texthelp

Voyager Sopris logoVoyager 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 Vice President of Marketing | [email protected] | @voyagersopris

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