Presented by Theresa Deussen, Ph.D., Founder and Researcher, Informed Decisions Research; Stacy Thibodeaux, Science Educator, Southside High School (LA); and Olga Vargas, Chief Marketing Officer, Vernier Software & Technology
Presented by Frankie Kietzman, Ed.S., Special Education Teacher, and Manager of Educational Relationships at STAGES Learning; and Cindy Bowers, J.D., C.O.O., STAGES Learning
As plans for the next school year are being developed and finalized, the role and management of educational technologies remain key considerations, even with the return to on-site learning.
Presented by Rod Houpe, Director of Business Development, ENA; Ashley Cowger, Executive Director of Strategy and Integration, Indianapolis Public Schools (IN); Nathalie Henderson, Ph.D., Chief Schools Officer, Indianapolis Public Schools (IN); and Warren Morgan, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Indianapolis Public Schools (IN)
Moderated by Dr. Tom Ryan, Co-Founder, K-12 Strategic Technology Advisory Group (K12STAG)
Presented by Ann Majchrzak, Ph.D., USC Associates Chair in Business Administration and Professor of Data Sciences and Operations, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business; and Dr. Michael T. Conner, Superintendent, Middletown Public Schools (CT)
As educators and industry partners look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, they’re examining the impact of the pandemic and the potential transformation of all aspects of K-12 education. According to experts from the edWebinar, “The Transformation and Funding of PreK-12 Professional Learning in the COVID Era,” sponsored by Simba Information, a business of Market Research.com, research shows that recent trends in professional learning are here to stay.
Even though money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is meant to help school districts this year and beyond, the majority of superintendents and school leaders are being cautious with their spending. They want to make sure that any purchases demonstrate they support sustainable change that benefits teachers and learners. In the edWebinar, “Roadmap for Making the Best Decisions with Your ARP Funding,” sponsored by Project Tomorrow, the presenters offered advice to vendors on how to become partners in this new education environment.
News about economic stimulus funding for K-12 education brought a lot of excitement, confusion, and questions for both vendors and school districts. Who gets the money? How much and how is it distributed? Where can it be spent? During an edFocus Friday edWebinar, “Build Your K-12 Sales and Marketing Plans Around the ESSER Funding,” Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner at Arc Capital Development and Innovation Consultant at Catalyst @ Penn GSE – University of Pennsylvania, explained the purpose of the three rounds of stimulus funding and how they could impact education companies.
It’s no secret that the pandemic altered K-12 education, including the relationship between vendors and schools. The question is: Are the changes here to stay? During the edWebinar, “Educators Have Spoken… This Is What Industry Partners Need to Hear,” the speakers presented trends and observations from edWeb’s recent edFocus Industry Summit and offered advice for vendors on building and maintaining connections with their customers.
Presented by Simone Hall, Policy Specialist, Center for Learner Equity; Lauren Krempecki, Program Manager, Center for Learner Equity; Erin Mote, Executive Director, InnovateEDU; and Dawn Campi, Teacher, PS/MS 29x (NY), and UFT Representative
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Director of Policy and Communications, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise