//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. Many school districts closely evaluate “usage” reports on ed-tech products, to judge whether those tools are having an impact, and to make sure the district is getting what it’s paying for. How can ed-tech companies work with districts up front, to make sure that usage of a product is strong? And how can companies work with districts to improve upon their performance, if a report says take-up of a product is weak? In this webinar, we’ll dive into strategies companies can use to help themselves and the district clients they serve. [Image credit: Getty]

    Speakers:

    Andrew Coulson
    Andrew Coulson

    Chief Data Science Officer, MIND Research Institute

    Karl T. Rectanus
    Karl T. Rectanus

    Co-Founder & CEO, LearnPlatform

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek  Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Click here to become a member. Already registered? Click here to view the on-demand webinar. Part of the Inside ESSA Webinar Series This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 24, 2016 The Every Student Succeeds Act, approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama late last year, marks an historic shift in federal education policy—one that will shape the work of states, districts, and individual educators for years to come. But what does it mean for companies operating in the K-12 market?

    Speakers:

    Reg Leichty
    Reg Leichty

    Partner and Founder, Foresight Law + Policy

    Julia Martin
    Julia Martin

    Legislative Director, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior Editor, EdWeek 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 Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
    • Purchase one-time single webinar access here, or
    • Contact us to learn about enterprise membership, including shareable access across your organization to EdWeek Market Brief’s entire COVID-19 webinar series + ongoing coverage and exclusive data aimed at helping ed companies understand quickly evolving district needs and actions required to navigate this evolving business landscape.
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. In this briefing – the third in our COVID-19 intel webinar series – our editorial team and invited guests will look at how companies across the K-12 market are rethinking their sales and marketing, customer success, and in some cases, existing products to meet school districts’ changing demands. We’ll unveil new findings from an EdWeek Market Brief survey of district administrators across the country, which provides data about the specific changes in spending K-12 officials expect to make in the CURRENT year’s budget and the COMING year’s budget as a result of COVID-19. We’ll also release new survey results how district officials are learning about new products and services in today’s chaotic environment – and what kind of product and implementation support they expect from vendors. Finally, EdWeek Market Brief’s editorial staff will be joined by two guests: BrainPOP CEO Scott Kirkpatrick, and Rob Bixler, the associate superintendent for curriculum and digital learning for the 212,000-student Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Brian Bradley
    Brian Bradley

    Contributing Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Rob Bixler
    Rob Bixler

    Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Digital Learning, Orange County Public Schools, Fla.

    Scott Kirkpatrick
    Scott Kirkpatrick

    CEO, BrainPOP

  • 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 Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
    • Purchase one-time single webinar access here, or
    • Contact us to learn about enterprise membership, including shareable access across your organization to EdWeek Market Brief’s entire COVID-19 webinar series + ongoing coverage and exclusive data aimed at helping ed companies understand quickly evolving district needs and actions required to navigate this evolving business landscape.
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. WEBINAR PROGRAM In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief brings you the new results from national survey questions we’ve put to district officials looking at how their expectations of companies – and of their own classroom instruction – have changed during COVID-19. We’ll also hear directly from a pair of district administrators on the front lines about the support they need from vendors during this crisis. EdWeek Market Brief’s editorial team will present original survey data on:
    1. How often district officials say they’re reaching out to new companies amid the coronavirus;
    2. What those district officials need to hear from vendors to form a long-term relationship;
    3. Districts’ anticipated assessment needs, as they tentatively plan to return teachers and students to schools; and
    4. How district expectations for grading, instruction, and student engagement have changed in the new environment.
    We’ll also break down how education companies need to think about shifting from free products they’ve offered during COVID-19 to paid models. In addition, our editorial team will be joined by a pair of district officials who will talk about what they want from companies: Scott Muri, the superintendent of the 33,000-student Ector County Independent School District, in Texas, and Steven Langford, the chief information officer at the 41,000-student Beaverton, Ore., schools. Muri and Langford will take questions about what they’re experiencing, and our editorial team will take questions about our new data, and what schools are going through during COVID-19. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michelle R. Davis
    Michelle R. Davis

    Senior Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Steven Langford
    Steven Langford

    Chief Information Officer, Beaverton, Ore., school district

    Scott Muri
    Scott Muri

    Superintendent, Ector County Independent School District, Texas

  • 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. Get a window into state markets—and gain key insights about what states want from vendors—in the latest EdWeek Market Brief webinar. Our guests will be Christine Fox, the deputy director of the State Educational Technology Directors’ Association, and André DeLeón, an education programs professional for the Nevada Department of Education. Fox will explain the impact of SETDA’s launch of an “instructional materials” tool that compiles—for the first time ever—12 states’ choices of curriculum providers that meet their standards. DeLeón will focus on how his state approaches instructional materials review.

    Speakers:

    André DeLeón
    André DeLeón

    Education Programs Professional, Nevada Department of Education

    Christine Fox
    Christine Fox

    Deputy Director, SETDA

     

    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. 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 Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
    • Purchase one-time single webinar access here, or
    • Contact us to learn about enterprise membership, including shareable access across your organization to EdWeek Market Brief’s entire COVID-19 webinar series + ongoing coverage and exclusive data aimed at helping ed companies understand quickly evolving district needs and actions required to navigate this evolving business landscape.
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. In this briefing – the second in a new series by EdWeek Market Brief during the coronavirus outbreak – our editorial team breaks down what they’re learning from school district officials and companies scrambling to respond to schools’ biggest needs, intel gathered through exclusive research and original reporting. We will look at the results of an EdWeek Market Brief survey of district officials’ purchasing priorities during the crisis. We will also explore best practices and strategies that companies can take from fellow vendors who have been working in the homeschool and online markets, and how they can be applied to the new, remote-learning reality. Finally we’ll offer insights on districts’ new experimentation with online learning, and where they need the most help. And we’ll be taking questions, so have yours ready.

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michelle R. Davis
    Michelle R. Davis

    Senior Writer, EdWeek Market Brief

    Kevin Bushweller
    Kevin Bushweller

    Assistant Managing Editor, Technology and Learning Environments, Education Week

  • 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.

    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 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 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

  • FREE for Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
    • Purchase one-time single webinar access here, or
    • Contact us to learn about enterprise membership, including shareable access across your organization to EdWeek Market Brief’s entire COVID-19 webinar series + ongoing coverage and exclusive data aimed at helping ed companies understand quickly evolving district needs and actions required to navigate this evolving business landscape.
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The past few months have been a period of upheaval, but also one of opportunity, for companies across the education market. In this quarterly briefing, EdWeek Market Brief Publisher Maurice Bakley and Managing Editor Sean Cavanagh will break down the results of two exclusive surveys of education businesses conducted by EdWeek Market Brief in April and July. For business leaders, investors and others who are interested in the “state of the industry”, please join us as we discuss a variety of insights around the health and prognosis for K-12 Ed Businesses. Among the survey topics we will address:
    • How the coronavirus has affected companies’ current sales, near-term revenue expectations, spending plans and staffing across a variety of departments
    • What pricing strategies companies have chosen, how long they will be running those strategies
    • Companies’ timelines and success for converting district buyers from free materials during COVID to paid offerings
    • The biggest barriers vendors have faced in connecting with districts — and how they’re breaking through
    • What role federal programs like PPP have played for Education Businesses
    • And more…
    We look forward to sharing these survey responses from company representatives – many of them CEOs, VPs, and directors – whose businesses specifically serve the K-12 market and placing them in context with the reporting we have done on these issues on EdWeek Market Brief. Additionally there will be time for Q&A from our live audience. Note: Market Brief members will also receive access to an expanded data deck of the results for further exploration after the event. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Maurice Bakley
    Maurice Bakley

    Publisher, EdWeek Market Brief

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

  • FREE for EdWeek Market Brief Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Click here to become a member. Current members, get your discount code here. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Jan. 18, 2017. Education providers often hear that school officials want research or “evidence” that their products and services are effective. But what kind of research or evidence do schools really want? And just as important, what are simple and low-cost strategies K-12 companies can use to build a research base for their products? This webinar offers practical tips for companies, and also explores how changes in the new federal law, ESSA, will change the research standards for school providers.

    Speakers:

    Bart Epstein
    Bart Epstein

    CEO, Jefferson Education Accelerator

    Steven Glazerman
    Steven Glazerman

    Director, Educator Impact Laboratory, Mathematica Policy Research

    Alexandra Resch
    Alexandra Resch

    Associate director and senior researcher, Mathematica Policy Research

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior editor, Education Week Market Brief