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  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. A key requirement in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act says that vendors must show that their products and strategies focused on school interventions are backed by evidence—and it’s already having an impact. Some districts are questioning or scrapping longtime contracts with K-12 companies. And education vendors are scrambling to make it on the lists of evidence-backed companies created by states, which wield great power in the process. In this webinar, we’ll break down what companies need to know about the evidence standards set by states, how school districts are using them, and how vendors must adjust or risk getting rejected by K-12 district clients. [Image credit: Getty]

    Speakers:

    Latoya Dixon
    Latoya Dixon

    Director of School Transformation, South Carolina Department of Education

    Sara Kerr
    Sara Kerr

    Vice President of Education Policy Implementation, Results for America

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. AI in education is on the rise. It’s being marketed with big promises, even larger expectations and that’s being met with some skepticism by K-12 leaders. As AI’s role in education grows, ed-tech companies will have to be clear about what these products can—and can’t—do as they respond to the most pressing district needs. Whether they’re using AI to enhance their own products, or marketing the technology to district clients, companies will have to know how to answer the questions educational leaders will have for them. Our guest speakers will be Andreas Oranje, general manager in the ETS Research Division; Thierry Karsenti, a University of Montreal professor who is researching AI’s role in education, and Michelle Zimmerman, an educational leader who wrote a book on teaching AI in schools.

    Speakers:

    Thierry Karsenti
    Thierry Karsenti

    Professor, University of Montreal, Canada

    Andreas Oranje
    Andreas Oranje

    General Manager, Educational Testing Service

     
    Michelle Zimmerman
    Michelle Zimmerman

    Executive Director and Chief Teaching and Learning Sciences Officer, Renton Prep Christian School, Seattle, Wash.

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. EdReports.org has gained widespread attention in districts across the country for its work reviewing K-12 instructional materials. The nonprofit’s findings have become a go-to resource for some school systems in choosing curriculum, and education companies are paying close attention. In this webinar, we’ll talk with EdReport’s executive director about what vendors need to know about the organization’s review process, and what factors lead to a favorable review or a negative one. We’ll also look at how districts are actually using EdReports, how it responds to criticism, and what’s ahead for its curriculum reviews.

    Speakers:

    Eric Hirsch
    Eric Hirsch

    Executive Director, EdReports.org

    Sonja Santelises
    Sonja Santelises

    CEO, Baltimore Public Schools

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Breakthroughs in technology, and falling prices, are expected to fuel a booming market for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality tools in K-12 districts over the next few years. But are education companies ready to respond? In this webinar, our guests will lay out the hard questions education companies need to consider—in product design, lesson-planning, implementation, pricing, and marketing— when they’re designing VR/AR/mixed reality tools for the burgeoning market, and trying to make them work in classrooms. What separates a smart, innovative investment from a project that drains time and money, without a payoff?

    Speakers:

    Jaime Donally
    Jaime Donally

    Author of Learning Transported: Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality for All Classrooms and Former Math Teacher

    Mike Harper
    Mike Harper

    Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, zSpace

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. For many education companies, winning over a school principal is a critically important strategy for securing business in school districts. If a principal tests a product and becomes its champion, it can pave a vendor’s path to a district-wide contract. But there are challenges with that strategy. Many central-office administrators are wary of companies working with individual principals, fearing it will sow confusion and lead to a disjointed educational or tech-based strategy. In this webinar, we'll look at how K-12 companies can work with principals and build support for their products in districts without angering top administrators.

    Speakers:

    Matt Gambino
    Matt Gambino

    Founder, PROPEL Skills Development

    Kecia Ray
    Kecia Ray

    Founder, K20 Connect; Former Director of Learning Technology, Metro Nashville Schools

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Venture capital (VC) can be the infusion that allows many companies to grow and turn untested concepts into fully realized products and services that K-12 school districts will buy. In this webinar, our expert panel of venture capitalists will reveal the products and sectors where they’re most interested in putting their money. Some of those categories include fast-emerging technologies or disruptive ideas likely to gain traction in schools. Others are concepts that may have been overlooked in the past, but are starting to gain traction among VCs this year. Tune in to this webinar to get specific ideas about the best ways to appeal to VC investors looking at the K-12 market.

    Speakers:

    Jennifer Carolan
    Jennifer Carolan

    General Partner, Reach Capital

    Amit Patel
    Amit Patel

    Managing Director, Owl Ventures

    Jen Wu
    Jen Wu

    Venture Partner, Reach Capital

     

    Moderator:

    Michelle R. Davis
    Michelle R. Davis

    Senior Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. English-language private schools represent an attractive market for K-12 companies. There are 10,000 of those schools worldwide, and their numbers surged 6 percent last year, fueled by rising enrollments in China, India, and other nations. Many of these private schools are attempting to attract families, impress regulators, and set themselves apart by purchasing high-quality curriculum, assessments, educational technology, STEM materials, and other products. How can education businesses from the United States and other markets get to know these schools’ needs, and set themselves apart from their rivals? In this webinar, you’ll learn more about how to serve the needs of this booming market.

    Speakers:

    George DeBakey
    George DeBakey

    Principal, DeBakey International

    Diane Glass
    Diane Glass

    Commercial Director, ISC Research

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The Every Student Succeeds Act was designed to give states and districts new flexibility to craft policies and spend money to address their most pressing needs. Learn how the law is shaping district buying decisions in curriculum, assessment, interventions in struggling schools, and other areas. Gain valuable insight into the innovative opportunities for partnerships with districts under ESSA that education companies often overlook, leaving good ideas and available funding on the table.

    Speakers:

    David DeSchryver
    David DeSchryver

    Director, Whiteboard Advisors

    Reg Leichty
    Reg Leichty

    Founding Partner, Foresight Law + Policy

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

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    FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. As conference season planning gets underway, learn how to maximize your ROI and improve your impact. Our speakers from ISTE and SXSW EDU give tips about how you can impress potential customers roaming the floor—and how you can work to reach out to them before and after the conference. Just as importantly, they will stress what turns educators off. Join Ron Reed, founder and executive producer of SXSW EDU, and Jessica Medaille, ISTE’s chief membership officer, for this insightful look at how you can make the most out of conferences and avoid wasting both time and money.

    Speakers:

    Jessica Medaille
    Jessica Medaille

    Chief Membership Officer, ISTE

    Ron Reed
    Ron Reed

    Founder and Executive Producer, SXSW EDU

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Many education vendors wreck their chances of selling to districts by not understanding critical background on those school systems. We look at the information—budgetary, strategic, academic, data-focused, and demographic—that district officials say they expect companies to understand, before they make a sales pitch. What kind of knowledge do vendors need to put on display, and how do they convey their expertise to districts, if they hope to win their trust and make a deal?

    Speakers:

    Randy Phelps
    Randy Phelps

    Chief Technology Officer, East Side Union High School District, San Jose, Calif.

    Simma Reingold
    Simma Reingold

    Partner, Education Elements

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Enterprise members, get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The sweeping new European data privacy regulation, GDPR, has set stricter ground rules for education companies’ collection and use of data. Join EdWeek Market Brief for an in-depth look at the law’s implications for K-12 providers in the United States and beyond. We’ll offer tips for companies—from established businesses to startups—on the changes they may need to make to their product development, consent policies, and data inventory to get in line with the policy, and the mistakes ed-tech providers need to avoid.

    Speakers:

    Carl E. Schonander
    Carl E. Schonander

    Senior Director for International Public Policy, Software & Information Industry Association

    Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna
    Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

    Policy Counsel on European Union Issues, Future of Privacy Forum

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. EdWeek Market Brief dives deep into the K-12 curriculum and assessment markets, releasing the results of an exclusive survey that asked K-12 administrators which classroom products they’re using, and what they think of those resources. In this webinar, Education Week Research Center Director Holly Yettick breaks down the results of the nationally representative survey about their use of math and English/language arts products. She’s joined by EdWeek Market Brief Senior Editor Sean Cavanagh, who discusses the results and what they mean for providers competing in the classroom space.

    Speaker:

    Holly Yettick
    Holly Yettick

    Director, Education Week Research Center

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief enterprise member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Companies working in the K-12 market face an increasingly complex web of data-privacy requirements from school districts. District requirements—and dozens of different state laws—can create legal risks for education companies, and carry huge implications for future sales. In this webinar, you will discover specific, proactive strategies you can take to protect student data and meet the concerns of administrators and parents. Education companies that choose to ignore these steps do so at their peril.

    Speakers:

    Linnette Attai
    Linnette Attai

    Founder, Playwell, LLC

    Sara Kloek
    Sara Kloek

    Director of Education Policy, Software & Information Industry Association

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. “Social-emotional learning” has emerged as a critical issue in many K-12 systems today, as administrators and teachers search for ways to support students’ self-management, sound decisionmaking, and problem-solving. Many companies and organizations are already churning out curriculum, professional development, and assessment products focused on SEL for schools. But what are districts’ most pressing needs, and where are current products hitting or missing the mark? Join us in this webinar as we hear from a pair of experts who work directly with states and districts about the products that schools need the most, and where schools’ demands are headed.

    Speakers:

    Melissa Schlinger
    Melissa Schlinger

    Vice President of Programs and Practice, CASEL: the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

    Nick Yoder
    Nick Yoder

    Senior Technical Assistance Consultant for the American Institutes for Research

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. If you want your “personalized learning” product to succeed in schools, you need to understand that term’s different meanings for superintendents and CTOs, curriculum directors and principals, teachers and students. Does your product have the features they want? Is it customized for students’ academic and personal interests? Find out what data teachers and school leaders expect to see in dashboards. And be ready to respond to questions raised by academic research on the effectiveness of personalized learning strategies. Join us to discover district officials’ most pressing concerns about personalized learning, and how you can work to become a school’s trusted personalized learning partner.

    Speakers:

    Patricia Deklotz
    Patricia Deklotz

    Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District, Wales, Wis.; and a 2017 Education Week Leader To Learn From

    Elizabeth Steiner
    Elizabeth Steiner

    Associate policy researcher, RAND Corp.

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, Education Week Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. What are the biggest purchasing priorities for public and private school buyers in the United States? For starters, the push to use data for instructional and institutional purposes will likely give education companies opportunities to provide effective analytics tools and training. And as more schools move deeper into personalized learning, they will be looking for software and other services to target teaching to students’ individual academic strengths and weaknesses, and even their personal interests. Plus, the convergence of curriculum and assessment models is raising questions about how companies can meet the needs of schools and how this trend will influence mergers and acquisitions. Our guests are analysts from Futuresource Consulting, LLC, a London-based market research firm, and Tyton Partners, a Boston and Stamford, Ct.-based advisory firm that provides business consulting services to K-12 companies.

    Speakers:

    Ben Davis
    Ben Davis

    Senior Market Analyst for Education, Futuresource Consulting

    Adam Newman
    Adam Newman

    Managing Partner, Tyton Partners

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, Education Week Market Brief