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7 Ways to Conquer a Curriculum Search
Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Mindy Sinyak, VP of Customer Success, Noodle Markets
Sponsored by Noodle Markets
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The search for curriculum and other instructional resources can be an unwieldy process for educators, because the marketplace is saturated with options: core curriculum, supplements, intervention, apps, tech-enabled, etc. At the same time, federal, state, and district regulations require specific steps in the process to ensure compliance. How can educators get complete information about vendors to make the best curriculum purchases? K-12 stakeholders from curriculum directors to classroom teachers should know the methods districts employ to discover and evaluate the resources that make it to students.
In this edWebinar, learn tips and tricks for researching curriculum by participating in informal and formal outreach. Mindy Sinyak of Noodle Markets, has helped hundreds of districts and schools with quote requests, RFIs, and RFPs. She has also helped research and develop Noodle Markets’ searchable marketplace of over 33,000 K-12 products and services. This webinar will share key takeaways about lead time, standards-alignment, assessment components, tech trends, special business designations, and questions for vendors.
This edWebinar is for K-12 stakeholders interested in the curriculum search process, from administrators to librarians to teachers. The goal is to help diverse educators to increase their “buying IQ,” their inside knowledge on the ways products and services make it into classrooms. We hope to empower educators to know about the technical innovations, legislation, and policies that influence our school communities.
About the Presenter
Mindy Sinyak, VP of Customer Success, Noodle Markets, is responsible for ongoing support of districts, vendors, independent, and charter schools at Noodle Markets. Specifically, she ensures that clients successfully use the Noodle Markets platform from onboarding and training to customer support. Mindy establishes, documents, and facilitates efficient and effective business processes and tools to support platform initiation and adoption. She has 13+ years of experience in the K-12 education industry. Prior to joining Noodle Markets, Mindy was the director of implementation services for the Schoolnet product at Pearson. She worked with the top 125 school districts and state agencies from discovery to implementation and training on Schoolnet’s curriculum and assessment platform. Mindy started her career as a business process consultant with Price Waterhouse Coopers. She has a Bachelors of Science in systems engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from George Washington University. Mindy enjoys taking ski trips with her husband and two little boys.
About the Host
Brent Lomas is a former classroom teacher and policy researcher. He now develops Noodle Markets’ marketing strategy, including editorial, collateral, and social channels. Prior to joining the team, Brent worked in Broadway advertising at SpotCo and contributed to BuzzBuzzHome’s news wing, specializing in NYC housing development and legislation. He serves on the advisory boards of En Garde Arts and Circle in the Square’s Teens on Broadway program. A Teach for America alum, Brent taught at Aspire Public Schools and Harlem Village Academies. He received his BA in communication from the University of Southern California and his M.Ed. in Urban Schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Noodle Markets is K-12’s national market network. We help districts and schools achieve transparency, speed, and control in K-12 purchasing. The most comprehensive database of education vendors, products, and services empowers research and purchasing confidence. Digital collaboration tools and consistent vendor responses mean easy evaluation in less time. Straightforward data from across your district and a robust pool of K-12 vendors generates increased competition and bottom line savings.