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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. 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

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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. International private schools–which serve nearly 6 million students on more than 12,000 campuses worldwide–have boomed in recent years. Many education companies have scrambled to deliver products in curriculum, professional development, assessment, technology, and other areas that meet those schools’ needs. In this webinar, EdWeek Market Brief will lead a discussion on the key demands of vendors that have emerged from these schools, how their needs have changed during the pandemic, and what’s ahead as they try to emerge from COVID-19. Attendees will come away with the following:
    • New insights from ISC Research – which studies international private schools -- about key purchasing priorities in the sector, and which school officials make buying decisions;
    • The perspective of company officials who have worked in international schools on how to establish relationships with them, and mistakes to avoid; and
    • How regulatory and policy changes in key markets – like China – have affected international schools and vendors’ ability to work with them.
    Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Diane Glass
    Diane Glass

    Commercial Director, ISC Research

    Jorge A. Navarro
    Jorge A. Navarro

    Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Curriculum Associates

    Arno Krug
    Arno Krug

    Chief Executive Officer, Maple Bear

    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. 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). 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. 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). 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

  • 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
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. The coronavirus is fueling major concerns about the social-emotional learning needs of the nation’s students, as they’ve returned to schools immersed in unfamiliar approaches to remote or hybrid learning. To find out what role districts are counting on education companies to play, EdWeek Market Brief fielded a nationally representative survey of district administrators and school principals around the country on what kind of products they most need to help SEL during this critical time. In this quarterly briefing, we’ll break down the survey results, looking at the following key questions:
    • What specific features districts want in SEL products?
    • What factors lead districts to renew contracts with SEL providers?
    • Which district officials make decisions about buying SEL products?
    • How do districts “assess” students’ SEL status or well-being
    • And more….
    Coverage of whole-child approaches to learning is supported in part by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Sean Cavanagh
    Sean Cavanagh

    Managing Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Michele Molnar
    Michele Molnar

    Associate Editor, EdWeek Market Brief

    Juany Valdespino-Gaytán
    Juany Valdespino-Gaytán

    Executive Director, Engagement Services, Dallas Independent School District

    Kathy Krupa
    Kathy Krupa

    Vice President of Partnerships, Move This World

  • 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

  • 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 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. 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 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
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    Already registered? Click here to access the webinar. Many school district officials have said they’re wary of receiving over-the-top sales pitches as they scramble to keep up with their many obligations during COVID-19. At the same time, EdWeek Market Brief’s research shows that many school officials are proactively reaching out to companies in search of products that will help them navigate remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. In this environment, what does an effective sales pitch look like—and what are the kinds of messages and outreach that companies should avoid? In this webinar, attendees will come away with the following:
    • Insights on what districts want from their FIRST meeting with a company during COVID, drawing from EdWeek Market Brief surveys of K-12 officials;
    • Intel on how districts pare down the list of companies they’re considering hiring
    • Data on what kinds of companies districts are turning to for the first time during the pandemic;
    • Information on how much time districts spend researching new education companies;
    • District perspective on the messages K-12 officials respond to, and what they reject
    • And more…
    Our guests will also take questions from our audience. We’re looking forward to the conversation. Image Credit: Getty

    Speakers:

    Marlo Gaddis
    Marlo Gaddis

    Chief Technology Officer, Wake County Public School System (NC)

    Matt Gambino
    Matt Gambino

    Founder, PROPEL Skills Development

    Denise Herrman
    Denise Herrman

    Assistant Superintendent for Learning and Teaching, St. Charles CUSD 303 School District, Ill.

    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. 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. 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

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