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.

BLEgroupThe BLEgroup, a PCG Company, is a network of leading edge decision-makers who provide a variety of services to: investors, the education industry and to school district senior management to plan, implement and integrate technology for improvement of instruction and management of technology integration for schools.

Company Contact: Eliot Levinson, President| [email protected]

Canvas_colorThrough open, usable, cloud-based technologies, Canvas enables easy integration of the content, tools, and services that teachers need and students want. 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. So, in the end, investing in 21st century education technology actually makes teaching and learning easier (like it’s supposed to). Learn more about Canvas at

Company Contact: Melissa Gomez, Regional Director| [email protected]

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.

CTL_logo-Compute-Teach-LearnHeadquartered 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.

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.

There’s a reason that CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. 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.

Company Contact: Erik Stromquist, President| [email protected]

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, 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 protected] or visit the CDW-G Web site at

Company Contact: Mark Pazdan, CDW-G Segment Marketing Program Manager| e-mail

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: Donna Hall-Brodie, Event Planner| [email protected]

EdSurge_Stacked_Logo_GreenEdSurge is the premier source of information and resources regarding education technology. Our mission is to help educators learn about, find, select and use the right technology to support their needs and learners. Our original reporting, in-depth research, regional summits and edtech comparison and matching tools enable educators and administrators to make better decisions about when and how to use technology to support teaching and learning.

EdSurge is also a Future Ready Implementation Partner and co-creator of the Digital Innovation and Learning Awards with Digital Promise. Learn more at

Company Contact: Evo Popoff, Consultant | [email protected] 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, Founder & CEO| [email protected]

FETC17The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) is the nation’s premier event for preK-12 education leaders, administrators and technologists to connect and collaborate on leveraging technology to drive student success. Now featuring five distinct tracks to best fit your needs specific to your role, FETC’s mix of immersive workshops and solution-packed sessions will give you inspiring ideas and action plans for successful technology implementations. For more information, visit

Company Contact: Missy Ciocca, Executive Director, Marketing Operations| [email protected]

logo_300_dpii4Class is an educational technology productivity application used to facilitate learning and instruction of mathematics in the 21st century. It is device independent for use at any time, with any curriculum, in grades 6-12, adult education and distance learning programs. It has also been shown to increase student performance by 10-20% and reduce teacher-grading time by 80%.

i4Class delivers real-time, trending, actionable data that helps teachers accurately target the specific needs of each student. This detailed information is reliable and easy to synthesize for effective Data Driven Instruction.

Teachers use i4class to create tailored Formative assessments in minutes for use both in and out of the classroom. They are instantly graded and students can receive instant feedback and on-demand help for perfect practice.

i4class comes with extensible and customizable standards aligned content, that you can add to, or incorporate any open source content to. Teachers use this content to quickly and easily flip-the-class or seamlessly integrate any of the other Blended Learning models into their daily teaching practices.

Company Contact: Jim Solinas, Project Implementation Manager – [email protected]

KajeetLogoLockup_4CKajeet, the industry leader for safe mobile student Internet connectivity, is bridging the digital divide in school districts across the country. Kajeet provides an affordable mobile broadband solution that connects low-income students to the resources they need to complete homework. The Kajeet SmartSpot® solution, a portable Wi-Fi hotspot combined with the innovative Sentinel® cloud portal, enables administrators and teachers to provide CIPA-compliant, customizable filtered Internet access that keeps students focused on school work and provides off-campus Internet connectivity without worry of data abuse.

Company Contact: Michael Flood | [email protected]

KickboardLogoWe help build safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.

By combining powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching, Kickboard schools are better equipped to support a dynamic learning environment where students are inspired by a positive school culture.

Learn how positive school culture directly impacts academic performance, see real Kickboard success stories, and discover how Kickboard fits in any school culture framework – from PBIS to SEL and more.

Company Contact: Eric Hathaway, Marketing Manager | [email protected]

LearnZillionOne in three U.S. teachers relies on LearnZillion. LearnZillion empowers educators by providing access to thousands of high-quality, standards-aligned lessons and resources — all at no cost. LearnZillion also offers school districts a unique professional development solution that combines the expertise of teachers with the power of technology to support teachers in providing exemplary instruction.

Company Contact: Ty Bennett, Field Marketing Manager | [email protected]

MHE Logo_RGBBy 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.

logo_on_whiteThe Metiri Group is a consulting firm that specializes in 21st Century digital learning for K-20. Trusted and respected in the industry, Metiri offers strategic consulting, evaluation, research, technology planning, and research. Check out Metiri’s web-based tools that enable schools to assess readiness for digital learning, readiness for online assessment, student engagement, and student self-direction. Hot off the presses is Metiri’s LearningRevolution site that provides next generation, personalized professional learning for teachers on entrepreneurship. For more information visit: and

Company Contact: Cheryl Lemke, CEO/President | [email protected]

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.

Company Contact: Cameron Evans, Chief Technology Officer | [email protected]

MIDAS, the Massively Integrated Data Analytics System, provides all the functionality of 13 different software systems schools traditionally purchase. MIDAS provides curricular and assessment resources, parent communication and accountability, assessment analytics, and district and student information management all in ONE platform designed with individualized instruction in mind.  Districts using MIDAS save money, improve student performance, and increase teacher productivity by replacing multiple existing programs that do not “talk” to each other with one system built on the Amazon Web Services cloud and fully integrated with Google Apps for Education.  MIDAS was built by teachers with kids and teachers in mind!

Company Contact: Patrick Leonard, Chief Operating Officer| [email protected]

PrintSchoolBlocks is a school district website solution that deeply integrates Google & Microsoft cloud-based solutions. At the same time, it follows the latest methodology to deliver a first-class mobile experience.

Company Contact: Stephen Shapiro, President| [email protected]

Sphero began the connected play revolution in 2010 by creating something unlike anything – and we never stopped. We fuse robotic and digital technology into immersive entertainment experiences that ignite imagination and defy expectation. Because technology is evolving, learning should evolve with it. Through connected play and discovery, our robots are challenging and inspiring brilliant young minds. From math and science to programming and the arts, hands-on activities expand imaginations and help shape a brighter future.

Company Contact: Jan Goerzen, Marketing and Events Coordinator | [email protected]

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