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.
For more than 35 years, LEGO® Education has been working with educators to deliver hands-on learning experiences that make learning fun and engaging. All LEGO Education solutions are based on the LEGO system for playful learning and paired with educator-created or reviewed curriculum and digital resources. Designed with feedback from educators, LEGO Education solutions enable students to succeed by encouraging them to become active and collaborative learners, build skills for future challenges, and establish a positive mindset toward learning.
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.
We’re investing billions into the economy, providing quality jobs to over 200,000 people in the U.S. alone. Since 2008, we’ve committed $500 million to programs that help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. By bringing together solutions that help protect, serve and connect—committed AT&T professionals are leading the future in education for students, for educators and in technology. No company is more invested in America’s future than AT&T.
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.
The Canvas Learning Management Platform is developed and fully supported by Instructure, a SaaS technology company dedicated to education, learning, and employee development. The Canvas LMS is part of an integrated technology platform that also includes Canvas Studio, Canvas Catalog, and Canvas Practice. These solutions can be used together or independently, depending on the needs of the institution, and have connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 4,000 education institutions throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas at www.Instructure.com/Canvas.
Products: LMS, Studio, Practice, Catalog
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.
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 protected] or visit the CDW-G Web site at www.CDWG.com.
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software company. We provide solutions that help our customers create the Adaptive NetworkTM in response to the constantly changing demands of their end-users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.
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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.
Cox Business offers a complete portfolio of scalable, fiber-based Wide Area Network, Internet and Video Solutions. Our solutions are designed to help meet the evolving needs and demanding requirements of K-12 and higher education. To learn more about our solutions for education, call 866-419-6026 or visit www.coxbusiness.com/education
D2L develops software that makes the learning experience better. Our cloud-based Learning Management System is easy to use, flexible and smart. With Brightspace, schools can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. We’re a world leader in learning analytics: our platform predicts learner performance so that schools and companies can take action in real-time to keep students on track.
D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with schools, D2L transforms the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools at www.D2L.com.
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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 [email protected].
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.
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Since 2005, Five Star has partnered with school districts to support transformative learning experiences through the use of technology. Our solutions include strategic planning for leaders, professional development for educators, and a focus on data-based decision-making. Our experienced leaders, training specialists, engineers, and developers are passionate about creating innovative products and support services to address the specific needs and expectations of school districts. Five Star is also a Google for Education specialized Professional Development and Transformation Services partner.
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.
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.
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.
Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, Lenovo is developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we’re also leading an Intelligent Transformation to create better experiences and opportunities for our customers around the globe. Lenovo believes smarter technology inspires smarter education. Our education solutions feature tailored devices and software for the broad range of form factors and use cases needed in today’s digital learning ecosystem.
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.
MIND Research Institute is a nonprofit, social impact organization committed to transforming education and closing the experience gap for all learners. MIND's flagship program, ST Math, is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math's unique, patented approach provides students with more equitable access to deep conceptual learning.
RANDA’s Education solutions have been developed and matured over the past 18 years to become leading platforms in the industry. RANDA builds workflow, reporting, and scale solutions for SEAs across a variety of verticals including all areas of Teacher Effectiveness and the Teacher Portfolio. We continue to meet States where they are in the development cycle providing services to their customers, the Districts, to help the State have greater impact in serving those customers and making the work of the work easier. Our latest platform, LMI, or Last Mile Interoperability, solves the challenges with disparate systems, disparate standards, in real-time, translating millions of records across thousands of entities bringing contextual data to the systems that need it. RANDA’s focus is solving big problems, at scale, with fidelity.
SchoolStream, a subsidiary of Right Response, LLC, provides the highest Return On Investment Process Automation Platform to automate both instructional and non-instructional operations in the K12 industry. Our platform makes workflow and process automation easier for school districts by providing over 30 different applications that cover processes in business/finance, HR, Student Services, General Operations, and School site processes. SchoolStream can help automate, integrate, and web-enable any K12 process quickly to help your organization save costs and increase efficiency.
Rights Response, LLC’s mission is to develop technology to simplify process automation on the internet.
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Windstream Enterprise provides businesses with a nationwide, cloud-optimized network and software-based solutions—such as SD-WAN and UCaaS—to help customers manage today’s most complex IT and networking challenges through our award-winning portal, WE Connect. The powerful combination of Windstream Enterprise’s network and managed communications solutions, drive cloud migration, improve productivity and enhance security in order to elevate the customer experience. We collaborate with our customers to understand their individual needs and deliver the right mix of solutions and support.
2gnoMe is a cloud-based platform that supports teachers with personalized professional learning. Our award-winning approach enhances individual skills awareness and clarifies who needs what kind of learning in the first place. For education leaders, the platform makes it easy to create a holistic and continuous learning experience for every teacher – at scale, and to measure the usefulness and impact of the learning activity, on teacher retention and student outcomes. To learn more, visit https://2gno.me or watch this 2-minute video at https://youtu.be/IrMSfjY-PUk.
BestSchool is the combination of 3 different educational businesses, to bring a whole new range of tools for the schools, and State data visualization with insights. Running off the existing Ed-Fi State Reporting data, we can now offer:
▪ Video conference calling, customized for the schools.
▪ Google Class room integration done easily, to give access to greater LMS resources, which is free.
▪ Analyze data from State School level, all the way down to the Student 360 View.
▪ Master scheduler that has a 95%+ accuracy (typically schools have 85%), this results in much fewer conflicts and better, balanced class sizes.
▪ Mobile app for parents and students, login to see their data at State level.
Digital Respons-Ability is a mission-based company that teaches tens of thousands of students digital citizenship through classroom based experiential learning. They also teach digital parenting classes to thousands of parents across Utah. Digital Respons-Ability makes sure their curriculum is adaptive and works closely with at-risk students, foster parents, school counselors, therapists and more on how to prevent digital violence. They developed their own research-based curriculum on digital citizenship and teach other educators on how to instruct on this topic. Their work is featured in the academic title from Rowman & Littlefield: Digital Citizenship: Teaching Strategies and Practice from the Field.
One Platform for Learning Anywhere
As students and staff start another year of learning, they will need tools that help them learn together from anywhere. Whether that’s in person, online, or a hybrid of the two, Edmodo is here to help! With educational tools designed to engage learners at home and in the classroom, Edmodo connects all teachers, students, and parents in your learning community to help ensure learning outcomes for everyone:
Edmodo supports learning in any environment with these tools all in one place:
· Easy communication and collaboration
· A safe online classroom space for delivering instruction
· Assessment, assignment, and grading tools
· Full Zoom integration including video conferencing, screen sharing, and a digital whiteboard
· Support for social-emotional learning and community building
· Professional development, collaboration, and training
· Webinars and teaching resources from our educator community
For more information, to sign up for a demo and pricing information go to: https://go.edmodo.com/schools/
Innive is a business intelligence solution and services company, specializing in business insights, big data integration and artificial intelligence. We offer industry specific pre-built solutions and provide consulting services for our customers so they can use data to gain insights to achieve better business results.
Knowledgehook, a leading educational technology company, empowers over 450,000 teachers and parents to collaboratively support the mathematics learning journey of over 5 million students worldwide. Winner of Google’s Game Changer Award and named Top Disruptor by BNN, its platform analyzes student understanding through engaging assessments, providing real-time personalized solutions to close learning gaps between classroom teaching and at-home learning. Designed by leading numeracy and research experts, Knowledgehook’s Instructional Guidance System is known for reinventing how online technology supports education and educators, while inspiring the problem solvers of tomorrow.
MyVerse psychometrically matches High School Students to 1-5 Careers, provides information on Careers, provides a Dashboard showing Students what Skills are needed, what the skill is and how to go about it. Once that is complete, we then match them to Employer, Higher Ed or Trade School.
OneLogin is the identity platform for secure, scalable and smart experiences that connect people to technology. With the OneLogin Trusted Experience Platform, customers can connect all of their applications, identify potential threats and act quickly. Headquartered in San Francisco, OneLogin secures over 2,500 customers worldwide, including Airbus, Stitch Fix and AAA. To learn more visit www.onelogin.com.
Otus is a web-based teaching and learning platform designed to consolidate the many tools teachers, families, students, and school leaders use each day into a single platform. Think of Otus as a collection of classroom management tools (secure texting/emails with families, tracking behavior and participation, etc.), an assessment management system, a learning management system, and a data warehouse- all pre-integrated. With so many disconnected edtech tools being used in K-12 classrooms, Otus has delivered the first comprehensive teaching and learning platform built from scratch. Otus is designed to support instructional initiatives such as standards-based grading, differentiated instruction, data-driven decision making, and more!
Participate combines your favorite parts of social media and online learning to connect community members, grow organizational impact and support scalable learning opportunities, all in one place. Trusted by school districts, nonprofits and education organizations around the world, Participate takes existing professional learning initiatives and builds a digital community that provides value for your community members and meaningful impact for your organization.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information, visit pltw.org.
SchoolTube is the Nation’s Leading, no cost Video Sharing Platform for K12 schools and their communities. SchoolTube also now provides a full array of EASY to use, fully integrated Video Creation and Live Virtual Classroom premium tools, featuring an AMAZING copyright-free catalog of 200 Million videos, photos and audios for use by our K12 communities!
SchoolTube is accessible for free, by District-wide Single Sign-On(SSO) through CLEVER, GCLASSROOM, Microsoft, and all major LMS’s. Sign up your District’s SSO access today and enable your entire school community to safely create and share their videos using SchoolTube’s COPPA an ADA compliant video sharing platform.
Over 50% of secondary students struggle with research and aren't ready for college writing. We're changing that.Scrible Edu is an award-winning, Google and Microsoft partnered and integrated research and writing platform. It lets students curate, annotate, manage and collaborate on texts in the cloud. It supports writing with citation capture, bibliography and outline editors and Google Docs and Microsoft Word integration. Students use powerful tools to scaffold and organize their work. Teachers use novel analytics to support personalized learning for the vital research and writing skills students need for college success. See our demo and teacher testimonial video: https://youtu.be/I_G0erLPJBs
UPD is a proven Ed-Fi systems integrator and the developer of the Teacher Preparation Data Model. We have advanced the Ed-Fi toolset for 6+ years partnering with SEAs and LEAs and Foundations. From needs assessment through implementation, we provide data diagnostics, procedural innovation, system interoperability and our customized K12 Dashboards around the nation’s leading open-source data standard Community, Ed-Fi. UPD began as a performance management consultancy with a passion for K12 education and the success of all children. We believe transformation succeeds through strong leadership and sound data… Transformation is sustained through continuous improvement; relentless follow-up and agile assessment.
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.
WURRLYedu offers culturally relevant content and interactive digital tools to make music education fun, effective and affordable. WURRLYedu's innovative approach increases student engagement, while also improving the development of musical, social and emotional skills. For teachers, WURRLYedu offers a content portal with lesson plans, an extensive music catalog and a library of video tips from Grammy Award-Winning Artists. For students, WURRLYedu is a mobile and web platform containing thousands of popular songs across multiple genres, games, and recording capabilities. With WURRLYedu, students have all the resources necessary to discover, practice, and record music both inside and outside the classroom.