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  • Already registered? Click here to access the on-demand webinar. EdWeek Market Brief recently produced a special report that examines how four of the largest technology companies in the world are influencing the use of ed tech in K-12 schools.  As part of that special report, Market Brief conducted an exclusive survey of 1,000 teachers and school district leaders to take stock of their perceptions of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft. The survey results show how the four companies stack up against each other and in relation to four major education-focused companies: Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Scholastic. Across nearly every category in the survey, Google emerged as the clear winner.  Join us for a presentation of the survey data and a discussion of how these four tech titans are reshaping K-12 educational technology.

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Holly Yettick
    Holly Yettick

    Director, Education Week Research Center

     

    Moderator:

    Kevin Bushweller
    Kevin Bushweller

    Executive 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. 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 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

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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

  • Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout. Market Brief members — save 50% on this webinar! Get your discount code here. Click here to become an EdWeek Market Brief member. Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Connecting with educators on social media takes a plan, good execution, and finesse. You want teachers to see your company as helpful, not self-serving or—at worst—predatory. You need to find the right platforms, the right frequency of contact, and the right messaging. Our panel of marketers and educators will help you evaluate the social media universe, and see how and where your company fits in. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was #2 on our list of top 100 social media influencers in K-12, and Amy Dunkin, the senior vice president of marketing, will explain the approaches that helped get them there. Brad Currie, co-founder of #SatChat, will talk about what emerging education leaders are looking for in e-social interactions. And Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld will give you the view from Deerfield, Ill., public schools. Join us!

    Speakers:

    Brad Currie
    Brad Currie

    Co-founder, #SatChat, director of planning, research, and evaluation, Chester school district, Chester, N.J., and co-author, 140 Twitter Tips for Educators and Hacking Google for Education

    Amy Dunkin
    Amy Dunkin

    Senior vice president of marketing, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Michael Lubelfeld
    Michael Lubelfeld

    Superintendent, Deerfield Public Schools District 109, Deerfield, Ill.; co-author, The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today; co-leader, #SuptChat

     

    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. 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

  • 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 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. 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. 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 Members (Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout). Click here to become a member. Already registered? Click here to access the on-demand webinar. The results of a McKinsey & Company survey defy conventional wisdom about what leads to success for a sales team in the K-12 market. EdWeek Market Brief features the study’s leaders and their findings in this look at what drives the most successful ed-tech sales people, how best to compensate them, and what company leaders do that undermines their best efforts to create and keep the best salesforce. Over half the companies surveyed indicated that sales people typically fail in their first two or three years on the job. McKinsey crunched the data provided by both the salesforce and their team leaders to find out why. In this webinar, you’ll learn what the company discovered, and what you can do about it.

    Speakers:

    Jake Bryant
    Jake Bryant

    Associate partner, McKinsey & Company

    Judy Wade
    Judy Wade

    Senior advisor, Growth Tech Practice, McKinsey & Company

     

    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. 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 Market Brief Enterprise Members (Enter Your MB Coupon Code at Checkout). Get your promo code here. For non-members:
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. As more school districts commit to using remote-only learning this fall or to hybrid learning models what kinds of professional development will their teachers and other staff need from companies? In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief will take an in-depth look at the PD that districts are asking for, and how they want that professional support delivered in the form of on-demand resources, pre-scheduled help, coaching, professional learning communities, and other modes. Specifically, this webinar will delve into:
    • The results of a new, nationwide EdWeek Market Brief survey of district officials on their most pressing PD needs during COVID
    • Findings from that same survey on districts’ preferred PD delivery methods during the remote-learning era
    • New research on when districts plan to purchase PD during the coming academic year
    We’ll also hear from a school district administrator about how to interpret the data, where company support for educators during COVID is hitting the mark, and where it’s falling short. And as always, we’ll take questions from our audience. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Sarah Almy
    Sarah Almy

    Executive Director of Teacher and Leader Learning, Denver Public Schools

    Michelle Bowman
    Michelle Bowman

    Vice President, Networks & Content Design, Learning Forward

    Eric Hibbs
    Eric Hibbs

    Superintendent, Marlboro Township Schools

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    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. 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. 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. 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

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