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  • 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. 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….
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    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

  • 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 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 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 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. 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.

  • 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:
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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

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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. 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. 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 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 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 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

  • 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. 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. 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 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