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The K-12 Purchasing Renaissance
Tuesday April 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Nicole Neal, CEO, Noodle Markets
Hosted by Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO, edWeb.net
Sponsored by Noodle Markets
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As education innovation advances, so does the compounding frustration of all parties involved in K-12 purchasing due to decentralized, antiquated and bureaucratic processes. Educators have limited cross-district communication and face a lack of transparency; vendors are challenged with high acquisition costs and long implementation timelines. Advances in technology and networking provide us with a wonderful opportunity to make K-12 purchasing a more transparent and collaborative process.
In this edWebinar, presented by Nicole Neal, CEO of Noodle Markets, learn the current state of procurement, the ways an efficient connecting of buyers and sellers can be a game-changer in education, and what they can do now to take action. Nicole explains how to increase transparency for educators and level playing field for vendors. Discover efficient procurement processes to promote greater innovation in K-12—all in support of improved outcomes for our students.
This recorded edWebinar is for all K-12 stakeholders, from administrators to IT managers to librarians to teachers, and will help diverse educators increase their “buying IQ,” their inside knowledge on the ways products and services make it into classrooms. The goal is to empower educators to know about the technical innovations, legislation, and policies that influence our school communities.
About the Presenter
Nicole Neal is a visionary leader and pioneer at building transformative educational products. As the CEO of Noodle Markets, she leads the company in its mission to enhance efficiency and transparency within the education landscape by revolutionizing K-12 purchasing. Previously, Nicole was the president of the Education Solutions Group at CORE Education Consulting and Solutions, Inc., where she oversaw a staff of 300 and managed a portfolio of formative assessment, intervention, and content solutions for districts and states serving the Pre-K, K-12, employability, special education, and higher education sectors. Nicole also served as the senior vice president of major accounts and state services for Pearson Education, Inc., one of the world’s largest education publishing and technology companies. Prior to Pearson, she served as the senior vice president of client services for Schoolnet, Inc. Nicole holds a BS in computer engineering from Binghamton and an MBA from the University of Maryland University College.
About the Host
Lisa Schmucki is the founder and CEO of edWeb.net, an award-winning professional social and learning network for the education community. Lisa has 30 years experience in the education industry and has held senior marketing positions with Films Media Group, Achieve3000, MKTG Services, Peterson’s Guides, Macmillan Book Clubs, and Time-Life Books. She is a member of the board of the ETIN, the Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA. Lisa is a graduate of Princeton University and has a Masters Degree from the Stern School of Business at NYU.
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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.