//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

  • 50% off 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. Education markets beyond our borders can be as confusing as they are attractive. Sure, you want to expand sales of your products and services. But how do you locate partners who will represent your brand as well as you do? Our presenters help companies answer that question in countries around the world. William Toerpe focuses on ed-tech development for the U.S. Foreign & Commercial Service, and Kevin Mather, formerly vice president of international business at PASCO Scientific, now assists companies in Northern California interested in locating trade partners around the world. Join us to learn how to vet potential resellers, how to pave the way for success in these partnerships, and what to do when things don’t go according to plan. You’ll come away with new ideas about how to enter and succeed in the exciting world of international markets.

    Speakers:

    Kevin Mather
    Kevin Mather

    President & CEO, The Northern California World Trade Center

    William Toerpe III
    William Toerpe III

    Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service

     

    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. For companies working in the crowded and competitive K-12 space, the adult education market offers an array of enticing possibilities. Four million students are currently enrolled in adult education programs. Another 32 million need help developing basic skills. An estimated $10 billion is spent each year in the market. And there’s a growing appetite for flexible, tech-based products. But there are also many pitfalls if K-12 providers don’t take the right approach. In this webinar, we look at the key strategies companies need to think about before they consider jumping into adult education market─and what mistakes they need to avoid. We’ll look in-depth at burgeoning areas of demand, where the needs of adult-focused programs are headed, and how companies can make their mark.

    Speakers:

    Mike Berlin
    Mike Berlin

    Principal consultant, Entangled Solutions

    Jennifer Kobrin
    Jennifer Kobrin

    Director, myPLACEsm and Digital Initiatives, Office of Adult Education, Philadelphia

    Ira Sockowitz
    Ira Sockowitz

    Founder and CEO, Learning Games Studios

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior 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

  • 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. Even as the “Great Recession” fades from memory and national economic signs remain mostly positive, states and school districts aren’t pouring a lot of new money into K-12 education over the coming year. Many states have approved budgets for 2017-2018 that offer schools only modest spending increases, at best, meaning that districts in many states are preparing for a lean period. This webinar will look at the current fiscal climate affecting states and school districts, and explain what education companies should expect from district spending. What kinds of programs are districts likely to prioritize, and which ones are they likely to be flat-funded or cut? And how will other factors, such as the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and lingering uncertainty about the federal budget, shape district policymaking and spending?

    Speakers:

    Donald J. Boyd
    Donald J. Boyd

    Director of fiscal studies, Rockefeller Institute of Government

    Noelle Ellerson Ng
    Noelle Ellerson Ng

    Associate executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association

    Claire Hertz
    Claire Hertz

    Chief financial officer, Beaverton School District, Ore.

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior editor, Education Week 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

  • 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

  • Enter Your Promo Code at Checkout. Become a Market Brief member Current Market Brief members — save 50% on this webinar! Get your discount code here. Already registered? Click here to access the on-demand webinar. What does it take to master the charter school market? That is an important question for education companies because that market is projected to educate between 20 percent and 40 percent of U.S. students by 2035. Our guests—who work on procurement decisions with charters in Colorado and Texas—explain how charters operate differently from other public schools, the mistakes companies make in approaching charters, and what steps vendors can take to gain ground in this growing marketplace. Learn how charters, at different ages and stages of their development, are likely to adopt and use educational technology, where they turn for guidance in selecting educational products, how differences in school culture affect sales approaches, and how to understand the funding profile of a typical charter school.

    Speakers:

    Chris Busse
    Chris Busse

    Vice president of quality initiatives, Texas Charter Schools Association

    Anna Kimsey Edwards
    Anna Kimsey Edwards

    Co-founder and chief advocacy officer, Whiteboard Advisors

    Tiffany Kallevik
    Tiffany Kallevik

    Director, member business services, Colorado League of Charter Schools

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate editor, Education Week 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 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 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. This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Dec. 1, 2016. Demand for educational products and services in China has taken off, as the country's economy has continued to strengthen and evolve and its schools and families have demanded new academic products and services. Private education in China, and private academic services outside of China's government-run school system, have fueled new opportunities for companies from the United States and other countries. Where do the greatest opportunities exist for companies, and how can vendors establish a foothold there? In this webinar, we look at which areas of the Chinese education system are poised for the biggest growth, and how companies can crack the market to find their niche.

    Speakers:

    Laurie Chiu-Mar
    Laurie Chiu-Mar

    Asia Pacific sales director, PASCO Scientific

    Diane Glass
    Diane Glass

    Director of business and higher education, International School Consultancy

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Senior editor, Education Week 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 Nov. 16, 2016 The federal Every Student Succeeds Act revamps requirements around professional development in a big way. It emphasizes innovative approaches to professional development, including job-embedded and collaborative options, while adding new, tiered evidence requirements. In addition, ESSA creates new funding opportunities for companies that educate themselves about the law. In this webinar, we'll explore ways the nation's new K-12 law may apply to your business and what you can do to maximize the opportunities it provides.

    Speakers:

    Stephanie Hirsh
    Stephanie Hirsh

    Executive Director, Learning Forward

    Stephanie Wood-Garnett
    Stephanie Wood-Garnett

    Vice president of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education

     

    Moderator:

    Michelle R. Davis
    Michelle R. Davis

    Senior Writer, Education Week Digital Directions

  • 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). Click here to become a member. Already registered? Click here to view the on-demand webinar. This webinar is a rebroadcast of an event that originally aired on Aug. 30, 2016 Join us for a conversation with the chief academic officers of the Broward County, Fla., and Cleveland, Ohio, school districts to better understand what schools really need and want from digital content providers. Drawing upon exclusive data collected by the Education Week Research Center, this webinar will provide key insights and actionable information about the adoption and purchasing of digital content in the K-12 system.

    Speakers:

    Daniel Gohl
    Daniel Gohl

    Chief Academic Officer, Broward County School District, Fla.

    Michelle Pierre-Farid
    Michelle Pierre-Farid

    Chief Academic Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Ohio

    Holly Yettick
    Holly Yettick

    Director, Education Week Research Center

     

    Moderator:

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief