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  • 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 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 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). 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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. 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. 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 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

  • 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 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 providers in the market today run “ambassador programs,” in which teachers advocate for their products, help improve product features, and lend the companies credibility among schools in the K-12 market. But ambassador programs also create risks if they’re not managed properly. The Federal Trade Commission, for instance, recently warned social media influencers—including educators—that they need to disclose that they’ve received freebies to promote products, making their connections to companies clear in their posts. In this webinar, we break down the rationale for why education companies arrange ambassador programs, how they structure the programs, and how they run them in both ethical and effective ways.

    Speakers:

    Monica Brady-Myerov
    Monica Brady-Myerov

    Founder and CEO, Listenwise

    Michelle R. Davis
    Michelle R. Davis

    Senior Contributing Writer and Social Media Strategist, EdWeek Market Brief

     

    Moderator:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing 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:
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    Contact Us to Learn More
    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief’s editorial team will present new data and analysis from school districts on what parents – in their new roles as at-home instructors – need from companies in the COVID-19 era. We’ll draw from original surveys of district officials in which they were asked about their interactions with families, and the kinds of support and academic resources parents desperately need now. We’ll also break down EdWeek Market Brief’s recent reporting and research on where schools are on the path to reopening, and what kinds of help districts say they need in specific area, as they cautiously set plans to bring teachers and students back. EdWeek Market Brief’s editorial team will specifically present survey data on the following topics:
    1. What product features and support do parents – who teachers need to engage in students’ learning – need from companies?
    2. Updated survey results on districts’ biggest purchasing priorities for the remainder of this school year – and next.
    3. Districts’ biggest purchasing needs in curriculum, as they plan for school reopenings; and
    4. A look at district officials’ early thinking about how they might attempt to create learning environments for reopened schools.
    This webinar is the fifth in EdWeek Market Brief’s COVID-19 briefing series. Our editorial team will take your questions about our research and our reporting on where things stand and states and districts, and where things are headed for K-12 systems and the companies tasked with meeting their most pressing needs. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Shauana Hughes-Sims
    Shauana Hughes-Sims

    Senior Administrator of Parent and Family Engagement, Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.

    Pete Just
    Pete Just

    Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Indianapolis, Ind.