Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. This grassroots effort blossomed into a massive nationwide celebration as teachers realized that Digital Learning Day is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about laying off teachers for laptops, it’s about enhancing the role of the teacher in America’s classrooms. Digital Learning Day promotes the effective use of modern day tools afforded to every other industry to improve the learning experience in K-12 public schools.
Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. The effort provides districts with resources and support to ensure that local technology and digital learning plans align with instructional best practices, are implemented by highly trained teachers, and lead to personalized learning experiences for all students, particularly those from traditionally under-served communities.
Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit organization, certified by the IRS and the State of California as a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization, with a 19 year history of impacting education. As a nonprofit organization we are driven by an altruistic mission and vision for changing the lives of children through science, math and technology education.
The Collaborative, a New Hampshire based federally tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, was co-founded in 2013 as the Digital Opportunity Consortium, by co-chairs Dr. Robert McLaughlin and Dr. Paul Resta. Reflecting the compelling need to speak to potential investors with one voice about why and how to approach digital equity investments and initiatives systemically, we refashioned the consortium as the National Collaborative for Digital Equity. We are headquartered at New England College, in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Help high poverty communities mobilize for sustained systemic digital equity action.
Help states to mobilize sustained digital equity initiatives.
Infuse digital equity issues and strategies into educator preparation.
Provide research and evaluation to identify best practices in digital equity that lead to educational and economic impacts.
Provide technical assistance to digital equity resource providers.
Advise digital equity investors on why and how to design efforts that are systemic so they have genuine impacts on educational and economic opportunity.
The EdTech Evidence Exchange--formerly known as the Jefferson Education Exchange--is a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering an entirely new approach to EdTech research by harnessing and sharing educator insights into the contexts where EdTech thrives. We help educators make better-informed decisions about technology. Founded in 2018, we are a nonprofit structured as a public charity funded entirely through grants from a growing list of funders, including the University of Virginia School of Education, Strada Education Network, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Our team is made of a community of educators, edtech experts, and district decision-makers committed to coming together to solve our shared problem: a lack of information about what edtech works where and why.
SIIA is the principal trade association for the software information and digital content industry representing more than 450 technology companies. Our members partner with educational institutions to develop and deliver software applications, digital instructional content, online learning services, and related technologies to enhance learning outcomes of all students.
IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global/IMS) is a highly effective, nonprofit, member organization that is committed to advancing technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. To ensure that the “Learning Impact” of technology-enabled innovation is achieved around the world, IMS Global’s influential community of educational institutions, suppliers, and government organizations develops open interoperability standards, supports adoption with implementation resources, and encourages adoption through programs that highlight effective practices.Together, the IMS member community is a force multiplier to accelerate digital transformation to enable education institutions to be more innovative, provide a more seamless user experience, and dramatically reduce the cost of integrating products into the educational enterprise systems.
InnovateEDU is a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap by accelerating innovation in standards aligned, next generation learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning. Initiatives include Project Unicorn, a nationwide movement powered by a coalition of organizations across the education sector focused on the goal to optimize and radicalize education data with interoperability; and the Educating All Learners Alliance, an uncommon coalition of organizations committed to resource sharing and community-building that supports the efforts of the education community to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Learning Forward’s mission is to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Learning Forward is the only association devoted exclusively to advancing professional learning to improve educator practice and student achievement. Learning Forward has more than 75,000 subscribers who represent every position in the education field. In addition, Learning Forward has more than 30 state-affiliated organizations that help to spread and scale our work. Learning Forward established the Standards for Professional Learning to support school systems in planning, organizing, and implementing comprehensive systems of professional learning. Learning Forward publishes research-based, practical tools for educational leaders, and organizes large-scale learning experiences. We provide direct assistance to school districts by facilitating large-scale programs for developing leaders, coaches, and teachers. Learning Forward convenes and facilitates communities of practice that share common challenges and collaborate to overcome problems and advance the state of practice and the field. We excel in supporting school districts and organizations to develop cultures of learning and improvement.
Learning Forward’s work with educators at all levels within a system is grounded in a theory of action that standards-based professional learning leads to changes in educator knowledge, skills, and dispositions. This leads to changes in educator practice, which in turn leads to improved student results.
CoSN is the premier membership organization designed to meet the needs of K12 education technology leaders. CoSN’s resources support the entire IT team in a school system/district. CoSN offers members the opportunity to access their peers, thought leadership, and participate in local chapters (in 30 states). CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts/systems nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. CoSN also provides opportunities for companies that support the K12 edtech community to participate as corporate members.