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Hotel Reservation Information

The ET Leadership Forum takes place at The Historic Menger Hotel

 200 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: 210-223-4361

The SETDA housing block is closed. The ISTE housing block is still open, please visit this link  to reserve your hotel room for the ET Forum and ISTE. If you have any questions about the process or need assistance please contact Tera Daniels.

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June 23-26, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

SETDA’s annual Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum (ET Forum) provides a venue for SETDA’s state members and the private sector to engage in meaningful dialogue about topics of importance in digital learning across the nation. Companies showcase their innovative products and services while SETDA members, representing the state departments of education, highlight their major state initiatives and priorities. The ET Forum is attended by an average of 75 state members representing the educational technology leadership from no fewer 42 states, as well as the corporate community, represented by SETDA’s annual private sector partners and ET Forum event sponsors.

Join the Event

Participation to the ET Forum is limited to SETDA state members and state colleagues or invited guests from regional organizations, affiliates and potential affiliates. States may also invite a limited number of district representatives as special guests. Email Tera Daniels if you have questions about registration.

Become an Event Sponsor

Learn more about Sponsorship Opportunities to engage with our state members at the ET Forum. Additional details about our State Speed Meeting event are available here.

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Attendee Key

purple_button20X20 State Members

Platinum_button-1 Platinum Partner

gold_button Gold Partner

Affiliate_button_A Affiliates

green_button_E1-20x20 Emerging Partner, Year 1

green_button_E2_20X20 Emerging Partner, Year 2

light_blue Channel Partner

red_button Event Sponsor

multicolored_button Everyone can attend

State Members may attend every activity except the Corporate PD sessions.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

SETDA offers organizations and companies  sponsorship opportunities  at our in person events. To learn more review the SETDA Emerging Technologies Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Melissa Greene at mgreene@setda.org or 202-715-6636 x703.

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Hotel Reservation Information

200 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: 210-223-4361

The SETDA housing block is closed. The ISTE housing block is still open, please visit this link  to reserve your hotel room for the ET Forum and ISTE. If you have any questions about the process or need assistance please contact Tera Daniels.

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2017 ET Leadership Forum & Annual Business Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location: The Historic Menger Hotel
204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Friday, June 23, 2017

8:00 am – 11:45 am

  • Board Meeting (SETDA board members only) – Ballroom C

12:00 – 1:00 pm

  • R&D Focus Group purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Midas Education – Ballroom A 
    • edweb.net – Ballroom B

12:00 – 6:00 pm

  • ET Forum Registration multicolored_button – outside Ballroom Area

1:00 – 2:10 pm

  • SETDA Membership Meeting purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Minuet Room

2:10 – 2:20 pm

  • BREAK

2:20 – 3:50 pm 

  • Platinum Focus Groups (3) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • ENA – Ballroom A
    • Esri – Ballroom C
    • Office Depot – Ballroom B

3:50 – 4:00 pm

  • BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 pm

  • Speed Meeting/Content Session Round #1 (6 companies)purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Minuet Room
    • Game Salad
    • InqITS
    • Summit Learning
    • Lessoneer
    • Sphero
    • PCG

5:00 – 6:30 pm

  • Platinum Focus Group II (3 companies)purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Apple – Ballroom A
    • Microsoft – Ballroom C
    • CDW-G – Ballroom B

6:30 pm

  • Dinner on Your Own

8:00 pm

  • Networking Event, co-hosted by SETDA and Tech & Learning at the Hard Rock Café (meet in hotel lobby at 7:45 pm)purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_APlatinum_button-1gold_button

Saturday, June 24, 2017

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • ET Forum Registration multicolored_button  outside Ballroom Area

8:00 – 8:45 am

  • Welcome & Breakfast multicolored_button – Ballroom AB
  • Introduction of Emerging Partner Cohort
  • Present SETDA’s New Digital Learning Resources

8:45 – 9:00 am

  • BREAK

9:00 – 10:00 am

  • State R & D Focus Group Session I (open to state members only) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Binumi – Ballroom C
    • Connection – Poolside 3
    • AT&T – Poolside 12
    • Amazon – Patio Room
    • NBC Learn – Renaissance 
    • Zscaler – Cavalier 
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Federal Policy Update (open to all corporate partners)Platinum_button-1gold_button – Minuet Room
    • Facilitator: Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA

9:00 – 4:00 pm

  • Emerging Private Sector Partners Workshop (working lunch provided)(Emerging Partners Only)
    • PD sessions conducted by Channel Partners green_button_E1-20x20green_button_E2_20X20 – Sam Houston Room

10:15 – 11:15 am

  • State R & D Focus Group Session II (open to state members only) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • Center for Cyber Safety in Education – Ballroom C
    • BrainPOP – Renaissance
    • Infinity – Poolside 3
    • McGraw Hill – Poolside 12
    • Edmodo – Patio Room
    • SchoolMessenger – Cavalier 
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Accessibility for All Students in the Digital Age Platinum_button-1gold_button – Minuet Room
    • Cynthia Curry, Director of Technical Assistance, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials
    • Co-Director: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning at CAST

11:30 – 1:00 pm

  • Lunch multicolored_button – Ballroom AB

1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • Rapid Fire multicolored_button
    • Digital Instructional Materials for All: – Ballroom C
      Presenters will share examples of how they have addressed issues related to the shift to digital materials including access to quality content, accessibility considerations, interoperability and student data privacy.
    • Effective Infrastructure for Learning: – Renaissance 
      Presenters will share examples of how their state is working to provide seamless, high-speed broadband access for all students. Specific topics may include broadband infrastructure, wireless infrastructure, maximizing E-rate, supporting out of school access options and/or device access initiatives.
    • Professional Learning: – Patio Room
      Presenters will share examples of state lead or state partnered professional learning opportunities. Presentations may include examples of statewide professional learning initiatives, state partnership to support digital learning, state grant programs that include professional development or examples of leveraging Title I!A or Title IV funding to support digital learning implementation.
    • Innovative Digital Learning Implementation: – Minuet Room
      Presenters will share examples of highly effective digital learning implementation which may include state/school or district digital learning programs, examples of competency based learning examples, STEM programs.

2:00 – 2:45 pm

  • BREAK

2:45 – 3:45 pm

  • State R & D Focus Group Session III purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A
    • D2L – Renaissance
    • Kajeet – Patio Room
    • Teacher Gaming – Ballroom C
    • SMART – Poolside 12
    • Vernier – Cavalier 
  • Concurrent Corporate PD: Digital Instructional Materials Policies and Practices (open to all corporate partners)Platinum_button-1gold_button – Poolside 3
    • Facilitator: Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA

3:45 – 4:00 pm

  • BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 pm

  • Speed Meetings Round #2 (6 companies) purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Minuet Room
    • Canvas
    • Bookshare
    • ICanHelpLine
    • CTL
    • CrossBraining
    • BlueBee Pals

5:30 – 7:30 pm

  • Product Showcase Reception multicolored_button – Ballroom AB

7:30 pm

  • Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, June 25, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 am

  • NetworkingBreakfast (All Emerging and PSP invited) multicolored_button – Ballroom AB

8:30 – 9:30 am 

  • Emerging Partners Lightning Round Presentations (Gold & Platinum PSP invited to attend) multicolored_button – Ballroom AB

9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Emerging Partners Tabletop Showcase Reception (Gold & Platinum PSP invited to attend) multicolored_button – Minuet Room

10:30 am – 10:45 am 

  • Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

  • Discussion Groups (these sessions will provide the opportunity for state leaders to engage in dialogue regarding areas of mutual interest. States with multiple attendees are encouraged to connect with their state colleagues so that individuals from the same state attend different session.purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A Platinum_button-1
    • Broadband Infrastructure – Ballroom C
    • Navigating the Digital Shift  – Ballroom AB
    • Securing Student Data Privacy – Patio Room

12:15 – 12:30

  • Break

12:30 – 1:45  

Focus Groups (Boxed lunch will be provided.)
  • Nureva – Ballroom C
  • ClassLink – Patio Room

OR

  • Lunch on Your Own

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

  • Annual Business Meeting and States Sharing purple_button20X20 – Ballroom AB
    • Digital Instructional Materials for All
    • Effective Infrastructure for Learning
    • Successful Professional Learning Opportunities

3:45 – 4:45 pm 

  • Board of Directors Meeting (SETDA Board members only) – Ballroom C

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Monday, June 26, 2017

State Members Only

8:00 – 8:45 am

  • Continental Breakfast and Committee Meetings purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Ballroom AB

9:00 – 11:00 am

  • U.S. Department of Education (ED) Discussion Sessionpurple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Ballroom AB
    • Susan Bearden, Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
    • Sara Trettin, Policy Advisor, Open Education, Digital Engagement & Libraries Lead, U.S. Department of Education
    • Angela Vann, Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education

Post Event ~ All SETDA Members Welcome

12:00 – 6:00 pm

  • National Digital Equity Symposium purple_button20X20Affiliate_button_A – Ballroom AB
    • ISTE, SETDA and National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) invite you to a unique event for state and national leaders in learning technology, educator preparation and school system leadership 
    • Invitation
    • Agenda

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Sponsorship Opportunities

SETDA values its relationship with the private sector, and strives to create meaningful partnerships. Our events not only provide the opportunity to share details about your product or service but also a chance to engage in meaningful dialogue with state leaders regarding topics of national and state interests including digital instructional materials, professional learning, data and student privacy, equity of access,

WHAT: Annual Emerging Technologies Leadership Forum: An opportunity for companies and organizations to engage in activities and meaningful dialogue about learning in the digital age with state education leaders.

WHO: Attended by an average of 75 state members, representing the education technology leadership from approximately 45 state education agencies as well as the corporate community represented by SETDA’s annual Private Sector Partners and ET Forum event sponsors. To learn more about SETDA, visit here.

TYPES of SPONSORSHIPS: Speed meeting, event, wi-fi, mobile app and more. Sponsorship opportunities and a full listing of event sponsorships for both of SETDA’s in-person events for 2017 can be found in this sponsorship document.

INCLUDED: Every sponsorship opportunity includes:

  • a table for demo/display at Friday evening’s Tabletop Showcase & Reception attended by all SETDA members;
  • access to the pre-registration list for targeted outreach only (for individual contacts, not mass solicitations);
  • company branding on event signage, mobile app and event-related web pages.

Speed Meetings Sponsor

Description: Speed meetings are a unique opportunity to accomplish a lot of targeted marketing to a large number of states in a small amount of time. Perfect for companies and organizations with a timely and important initiative to share, looking to create awareness about a service or product, or to demo a new solution. Each company will have 7 minutes to demo, present and discuss your product/service followed by 3 minutes of Q&A. You will present to small groups of state members on a rotating basis. At the conclusion of the 1-hour speed meeting session, you will have presented to a representative from each state in attendance at this event. In addition, you will be assigned a state member who will serve as a mentor to help you prepare for the Speed Meeting session.

Cost: $5,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Conduct a series of 5 consecutive roundtable presentations to leadership from every state in attendance at the event.
  • Participation in Product Showcase/Table Top Exhibit (approximately 1.5 hours)
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants at speed meeting sessions and at tabletop exhibit
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Product Showcase Reception Sponsor

Description: Engage with SETDA members, staff, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 2 hour reception attended by state leaders from over 45 states. As the sponsor & host of a table during this cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, your company representatives will have opportunities to demo and engage with state members in a setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations. For your tabletop exhibit, plan on a simple, same-day set up and tear down.

Cost: $4,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Provide company branded lanyards for registration name badges or tote bags for registrants
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours with cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

R&D Focus Group Host & Sponsor

Description: Design, lead and present a 1-hour interactive focus group session to an audience of approximately 10 state education leaders. These sessions are one of the most highly valued and coveted benefits of the Gold & Platinum annual partnerships because of the valuable insights and focused feedback companies get from SETDA during this time. Discuss national and state trends, brainstorm, troubleshoot, and plan ahead with state level thought partners from around the nation. Focus groups take place in a private meeting room, with horseshoe table arrangement, electrical outlets, projector and screen, and wi-fi are provided.

Cost: $5,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Design, lead and present a 1-hour focus group session with approximately 10 SETDA members
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours with cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Speaking Sponsor (morning)

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director, then take the stage to speak for 7 – 10 minutes at the day’s opening activity/breakfast. Sponsor may place collateral at every table.

Cost: $5,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Networking breakfast with SETDA members
  • 1 – 2 representatives speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders, invited guests and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes after breakfast with microphone, screen and AV (may use powerpoint or video)
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Speaking Sponsor (afternoon)

Description: This sponsor will have the opportunity to be introduced by SETDA’s executive director, then take the stage to speak for 7 – 10 minutes at the member’s networking luncheon. Sponsor may place collateral at every table.

Cost: $5,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Networking luncheon with SETDA members
  • 1 – 2 representatives speaking to an audience of approx. 125 state leaders, invited guests and corporate partners for 7 – 10 minutes after lunch with microphone, screen and AV (may use powerpoint or video)
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Social Networking Event Sponsor

Description: The is a unique opportunity for a sponsor to host and attend this informal networking activity attended exclusively by SETDA members and staff at a fun venue outside of the conference space! This sponsor will have a 5-7 minute speaking opportunity at the venue. In addition, this sponsorship includes a display at the Tabletop Showcase Reception.

Cost: $6,500

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Attendance of a team of up to 5 company representatives at networking event with SETDA members and staff
  • 5 – 7 minute speaking opportunity at networking event
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Event Wi-Fi Sponsor

Description:  This sponsor for the event’s wireless internet connection will have the benefit of increased brand awareness and website traffic as each person who logs on to wifi during the event will be directed to their company website homepage. This sponsorship includes table tents with company logo, tagline, and username password for wifi, placed on all dining room tables and meeting room tables for the duration of the event.

Cost: $4,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Host a 6’ skirted table at the Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants
  • Table Tents with company branding on all tables throughout event
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Event Mobile App Sponsor

Description: This sponsor will have its company logo appear on a banner ad on every page of the event’s mobile app throughout the duration of the event. This sponsor will also have the option to have handouts or collateral at the event, and host a table at Opening Product Showcase Reception.

Cost: $3,000

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Company logo on every page of event’s mobile app for the duration of the event
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants at registration
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Table Top Exhibit Sponsor

Description: This sponsor will host a 6’ skirted table at the Opening Product Showcase Reception and will engage with SETDA members, staff, affiliates and channel partners over the course of this 1.5 hour reception attended by state leaders from over 45 states. 2 company representatives will have opportunities to demo and engage with state members in setting designed to facilitate one-on-one conversations.

Cost: $2,500

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Company logo on every page of event’s mobile app for the duration of the event
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Optional: Handouts or printed collateral for participants at registration
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    • event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

Brain Break & Games Station Sponsor

Description: This sponsor will help SETDA staff select and provide the games & activities for the “Brain Break and Games Station” at the event. In addition to a giant “Jenga” game and a giant “Connect 4” game, this sponsor can provide their own game or activity for conference attendees and other sponsors to enjoy at a “Brain Break & Games Station” which will be set up for the duration of the event. The sponsor’s logo, company description and collateral will appear on a sign at the station.

Cost: $2,500

Includes the following benefits for 2 company representatives:

  • Collaborative planning with SETDA staff on games and activities for the event
  • Company logo on sign at the Brain Break & Games Station for duration of event
  • Host a 6’ skirted table at Product Showcase Table Top Exhibit lasting approx. 2 hours
  • Handouts or printed collateral for participants at Brain Break & Games Station
  • Full event registration list for individual outreach only (no mass emails)
  • Company contact information, logo and branding on:
    •  event program
    • SETDA.org event sponsors page
    • event signage and scrolling “thank you to our event sponsors” power point slides during meals and breaks
    • social media campaign
    • event app

For more information:

To learn more about additional event sponsorship opportunities or annual private sector partnerships, click here to download a detailed document and contact Melissa Greene, Director of Strategic Partnerships at 202-715-6636 ext. 703 or mgreene@setda.org.

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Presenters

Presenters, Moderators, Discussants and Staff


Susan Bearden, Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, @s_bearden

As a Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Susan’s serves as the department liaison for broadband connectivity initiatives and digital citizenship, which includes cyberbullying. Susan also supports OET’s social media. Prior to joining the ED, Susan served as a K-12 technology director in Florida, where she facilitated best practices in IT operations and education technology implementations. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making it Happen” award from the Florida Society of Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year. She also co-founded and co-moderates the popular #edtechchat Twitter chat and is a passionate advocate for digital citizenship education. A former music teacher, Susan has degrees from Oberlin College, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Eastern Florida State College.


Charlene Blohm HeadshotCharlene Blohm, President and CEO, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc., @CBlohmAssoc

Charlene Blohm, President and CEO of C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. (CB&A) developed a passion for children and education early in her career. Charlene has spent more than 25 years in the communications and marketing fields promoting education and special needs, and is now one of the “go-to” people in the industry. Charlene’s biggest strength is her understanding of the bottom-line value in developing and implementing an integrated approach, yielding the highest return for marketing and public relations investments.


Richard Culatta, Chief Executive Officer, ISTE, @rec54

Richard Culatta, chief executive officer, brings vast experience in education policy, teacher preparation, educational technology and innovation to his role with ISTE. Culatta is a longtime ISTE member and a past recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award.

Prior to joining ISTE, Culatta served as the chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island. In this role, he focused on developing partnerships to improve opportunities for students, including launching a program to make Rhode Island the first state to offer computer science in every K-12 school and creating a state vision for personalized learning.

As the director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, Culatta was at the helm of numerous efforts to expand connectivity to schools across the country, promote personalized learning and develop the National Education Technology Plan. He also pioneered new ways for the department to engage with educators and tech developers.

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Prior to his role with the Department of Education, Culatta served as an education policy adviser to U.S. Sen. Patty Murray. He was also the learning technologies adviser for the David O. McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University where he redesigned the technology component of the teacher prep program. He also served as the director of operations for the Rose Education Foundation, which brought the first internet connections to schools in rural Guatemala.

Culatta began his career in the classroom as a high school teacher and, across his career, has coached educators and national leaders around the world on using technology as a tool to reimagine learning.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish teaching and a master’s in educational psychology and technology, both from Brigham Young University.

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Cynthia CurryCynthia Curry, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist, AEM Center, @cicurry

Cynthia Curry is Senior Technical Assistance Specialist of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center). She works with stakeholders across preK-12, postsecondary education and workforce development to ensure that all learners have the same access to high quality accessible educational materials and technologies for learning. Through resource development, technical assistance and training, she leads stakeholders in building capacity to implement AEM.

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Cynthia was a practicing engineer for five years before pursuing her interest in science teaching, which sparked a passion for access to learning through technology. During her two-decade career in education, she has worked across K-12 schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and state agencies to improve outcomes for learners with disabilities. At the University of Southern Maine, she was a leader in three U.S. Department of Education funded projects to better prepare teachers to use technology to improve curriculum access by learners with disabilities. Additionally, she participated in two NSF-funded projects to increase the number of students with disabilities who pursue STEM in college and careers. For the Maine Department of Education, she delivered in-person and online professional development on teaching all learners in 1:1 computer classrooms across the state. Just prior to joining CAST, she was the coordinator of the Office for Students with Disabilities at the University of New England.


CandiceDodson2-960x1439Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education, @candicedodson

Candice Dodson is the Director of eLearning where she is focusing on advancing and expanding Indiana’s efforts to take advantage of technology to improve student outcomes. Candice comes to the IDOE from Evansville Vanderburgh Community Schools (EVSC) with over 20 years of experience in a variety of roles from elementary teacher, media specialist to curriculum and technology integration specialist, central office administrator, and assistant principal. Ms. Dodson’s most recent work in Evansville centered on the implementation of EVSC’s 1-to-1 initiative, the development of leadership programs for district administrators, and expansion of professional development programs and evaluation systems.


Julia Fallon, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington, @juliafallon

Julia is the Title II, Part A (Teacher and Principal Quality) Program Supervisor at the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Julia Fallon is also a technology and learning alchemist. She explores and interrogates the big ideas in K-12 education with tech integration – how to make sure all kids acquire the skills to participate in a digital society, and what is the collective and creative impact of thriving online communities. Involved with learning technologies since 1989, Julia is an avid proponent of dynamic 21st century learning experiences where highly effective instructional strategies integrate a wide range of digital technologies. As the state’s Technology Integration Program Manager, she streamlined strategic planning for districts moving large- and small-scale technology projects forward, championed robust PD programming for educators facing a brave new world of 1-to-1 initiatives, and spoken out for smart, flexible network policy that connects teachers and kids to a wider world of collaborative learning and dynamic scholarship.


Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, @cafox

Christine is the Deputy Executive Director for SETDA. Christine’s tasks include member professional development planning and implementation, research, and report writing. She manages the development of the annual SETDA national educational technology trends report, other SETDA research products and white papers, association professional development programs, and oversees all conference and event content.

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Christine Fox’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She worked as a 3rd grade teacher, ESOL coordinator, educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model. Christine has a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Florida International University and received her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida State University.


 

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Melissa Greene, Director, Strategic Partnerships, SETDA, @marymelgreene

Melissa is SETDA’s Director of Strategic Partnerships and brings over 20 years of experience in education, including eight years of experience working as a sales consultant and representative in educational publishing. While at both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Teacher Created Materials, Inc., Melissa was known for her excellent customer service and relationship building skills, as well as her creative and customized marketing strategies for all of the New York school districts that she served. 

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Ms. Greene’s career has focused on increasing the quality of education for all students as an educator, in the private sector and most recently via New York’s state education agency. Prior to joining SETDA, Melissa was a project coordinator in the Higher Education Office of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at the New York State Education Department. From 2013 through 2015, Melissa coordinated grants, teacher and leadership events and meetings, professional development projects, created presentations for the Board of Regents meetings, and participated in policy-making groups and conferences in order to improve teacher and leader quality in New York State. 


Todd Lawrence, Executive Director, Idaho State Department of Education, @toddlawrence208

Todd Lawrence is the Educational Technology Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education. His focus is on building an effective online education portal for parents and high school students, managing state and federal grants, and facilitates the Idaho 1×1 Pilot Project that launched in August 2013. After spending more than 15 years in the technology industry with Micron and HP, he decided to make a change to the education field, specifically to become a teacher. After teaching for 4 years and earning his Masters in Education degree, he somehow found his way back into the technology field while still making a difference for the students and teachers of Idaho.


Sara Trettin, Policy Advisor, Open Education, Digital Engagement & Libraries Lead, U.S. Department of Education, @saratrettin

Sara leads the open education work for the Department, directs digital engagement for the Office of Educational Technology and leads the office’s efforts surrounding libraries and librarians. Sara joined the Department as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2014. While on rotation to the State Department, Sara supported the ECA Collaboratory’s work on open education, open government, and education diplomacy. Prior to joining the Department, she worked as a Learning Services Librarian and served as Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. A former teacher, Sara holds a B.A. from Clemson University, a graduate certificate from Duke University, and a Master’s in Library Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sara enjoys making salsa, digging in her backyard, and packing a tent when she travels.


Angela Vann, Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education, @AngelaVann1913

As a Senior Education Pioneer Fellow in the Office of Educational Technology, Angela leads the State Technical Assistance Future Ready initiatives, overseeing national and regional coalition partnerships, state and district growth and the development of toolkits, professional development modules, convenings, and case studies to support key stakeholders. Angela has twenty years of experience as a special educator specializing in emotional and learning differences, curriculum and program management for virtual schools supporting students with language-based learning differences, as well as development of synchronous and asynchronous professional development courses.


carlawade120Carla Wade, Digital Learning Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Carla Wade is the Digital Learning Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education. Her experience in ranges from creating Zoo Education programs that grew 750% in the first year to managing curriculum and instruction (including Spaceflight Academy) at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry before getting into the formal education arena.Carla is committed to providing quality education for students in an environment where they have access to tools, effective teachers and processes for learning that inspire them to develop college and career ready skills and a desire for life-long learning.

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She has managed federal grant programs including Title I-A, Title II-A, Title IID and the Technology Literacy Fund. She has authored and/or implemented successful grants including grants from Intel Education Foundation, federal ESEA programs, Meyer Memorial Trust, and the National Science Foundation. Carla has served on the boards of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Oregon Science Teachers Association (OSTA). She has received recognition for her work in educational technology from the George Lucas Education Foundation, ISTE and SETDA where she won the 2010 State Leader of the Year Award.


Dr. Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, SETDA, @tracyweeks

Dr. Tracy Weeks is the Executive Director for the State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the first senior state leadership position of its kind in the nation. In that role, Dr. Weeks oversaw the areas of: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Children, and the North Carolina Virtual Public School. She also served as the state agency lead on the development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan.

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From 2008-2014, Tracy led the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the second largest state-led virtual school in the nation, as the Chief Academic Officer and subsequently the Executive Director. She holds a bachelors degree in Secondary Math Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology with a Statistics minor and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from NC State University. She is a NC Teaching Fellow, NC Education Policy Fellow, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi.


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Mitch Weisburgh, Managing Partner, Academic Business Advisors, LLC, @weisburghm

Mitch helps organizations succeed in the education market. Mitch cofounded Academic Business Advisors in 2005. One of the first ABA engagements was to design 30 courses for a new online high school now known as Penn Foster. As a partner at Academic Business Advisors, Mitch applies his knowledge and connections to help organizations align their products and services with the ways purchasing decisions are made in the education market so that they can scale and make a difference to kids and educators.

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In 2014, Mitch cofounded Edchat Interactive with Tom Whitby and Steve Anderson, a service to share best practices among educators through live online interactive events. Edchat Interactive provides a platform for thought leaders to highly engage with educators and administrators. In January 2015, Mitch cofounded the nonprofit Games4Ed with Larry Cocco, to facilitate collaborations between educators, researchers, game developers, publishers and policy makers to further the use of games and other immersive strategies in schools. In 2015, Mitch helped ThinkZone Games win a Phase I grant from the US Department of Education to look at the practicality of developing a for-profit service to provide games to schools. In 2016, ThinkZone won the Reach Higher Career App Challenge from Michelle Obama.

Mitch served on the Board of the Ed-Tech Industry Network (ETIN) of the SIIA from 2012-2016 and was cochair from 2015-2016. Two recent articles by Mitch are How Games Promote Learning in the Education Week blog, and The Psychology Behind Why Gaming Helps Students Learn in K-12 Tech Decisions.

If you are at all interested in what Mitch did before 2005, buy him a glass of wine and ask.


Joy ZabalaJoy Zabala, Co-Director, National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, Director of Technical Assistance, CAST, @joyzabala

Joy Smiley Zabala is a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala has earned international recognition for her work on AT and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Dr. Zabala is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM Center) and Director of Technical Assistance at CAST. She was previously the Director of Technical Assistance for the AIM Consortium (2007-2009) and the National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials (2009-2014).

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Dr. Zabala developed the SETT Framework, a model that is widely-used by families and educators for collaborative decision-making in all phases of assistive technology service design and delivery. She is also a founding member of the QIAT Community, a co-author of the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology, and Education Program Chair for the international conference of the Assistive Technology Industry Association. She serves on the faculty of the Center on Technology and Disability, the editorial board of the Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits (ATOB) Journal, and the advisory board of the National Accessible Materials Access Center (NIMAC). 


 

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States Sharing Rapid Fire Sessions

From the Field

“The ET Forum is a powerful professional learning experience for state leaders. SETDA members have the opportunity to learn about national trends, collaborate with state leaders from across the country and, learn about new and innovative practices.”

Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education.

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Rapid Fire States Sharing sessions provide the opportunity for states to learn from one another and share ideas. Each state will present for 5 minutes highlighting a powerful example of an educational technology initiative that positively impacts teaching and learning. Presenters have only five-minutes and up to 5 slides to succinctly share the essence of the program.

2017 Topics

States/Affiliates: Alabama, Georgia, Guam, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming

States/Affiliates: California, CUE, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, Utah, Vermont

States/Affiliates: Alaska, Maryland, Indiana Digital Citizenship, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, PA, Indiana RockStars of Curation, Utah, CUE

States/Affiliates: CUE, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin

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Thank you to our Event Sponsors!  Join the sponsors below at the ET Forum where they will participate in activities to showcase their products and  make meaningful connections with SETDA’s unique membership of state leaders from across the country.  Participating in the ET Forum as a sponsor affords these companies the valuable opportunity to stand alongside state leaders and discuss EdTech issues and solutions. For more information on how to become a sponsor, visit here.


binumi_logoRGBBinumi was founded by Anthony Copping, a National Geographic filmmaker, presenter and passionate communication trailblazer. Anthony has integrated his knowledge of movie making in an all-in-one cloud-based platform that offers a rich and diverse universe of royalty-free content, GPS intelligence, advanced integration, editing and publishing tools. Binumi is intuitively smart and can be used by anyone on any device. Binumi has been designed to shape a new future for digital storytelling and to enhance learning by promoting digital literacy, critical thinking and creativity.

Company Contact: Anthony Copping, Founder and CEO | anthony@binumi.com | @binumi


BlueBee Pals logo bbp-esignBluebee Pals are a Bluetooth-enabled interactive and lovable plush companion that sings, reads and answer phone calls. Our innovative lip synchronization technology allows Bluebee’s “mouth” to move while you’re reading storybooks, engaging in learning apps, singing songs & much more. They can stream any educational, storybook, games or music app (in any language), educational software to capture and retain a child’s attention all while promoting fun interaction. Bluebee Pals wide ranges of app compatibilities introduce an exciting communication device that fosters educational opportunities for all mainstream and special needs children.

Company Contact: Laura Jiencke, CEO & Co-Founder | laura.jiencke@kayleconcepts.com | @Bluebeepals


Bookshare Logo_Color_HorizontalBookshare is an online library that lets members read in ways that work for them. They can access over 500,000 titles, including textbooks and books for both classroom and pleasure reading, and listen to them read aloud, follow along with audio and highlighted text, or read in braille or large type. They can read on a wide variety of computers, tablets, smartphones, and assistive technologies. To join, members must have a disability, such as dyslexia or a visual impairment, which inhibits reading standard print. Membership is free for qualified U.S. students. Bookshare is an initiative of Benetech, a technology nonprofit.

Company Contact: Christine Jones, Senior Education Program Manager | christinej@benetch.org | @Bookshare @Benetech


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As the most usable, customizable, adaptable, and reliable learning platform (think 99.9% uptime), Canvas is adopted faster and deeper (or, is used in more ways by more users) than any other LMS. See how Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone at www.CanvasLMS.com.

Company Contact: Bailey Sargent, Marketing Events Coordinator | bsargent@canvas.com | @CanvasLMS


CCSE_v1_Logo_H_Primary_RGBThe Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), formerly (ISC)² Foundation, is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. We work to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through our educational programs, scholarships, and research. We are the charitable trust of (ISC)², whose dedication to our mission has been an inspiring example to the cybersecurity industry. For more information on (ISC)², please visit www.isc2.org.

Company Contact: Annie Woods, Volunteer and Event Coordinator | awoods@ics2.org | @ISC2Cares


CrossBraining LogoCrossBraining is a digital storytelling pedagogy where students SHOW their proficiency. Our CrossBraining Toolkit is a complete digital storytelling management system for teachers and students. CrossBraining unlocks student genius, one video at a time.

Company Contact: Josh Nichols,Founder | josh.nichols@crossbraining.com | @crossbraining


CTL_logo-Compute-Teach-LearnThere’s a reason that CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. As a privately owned company, CTL has grown to be an internationally recognized education technology solution provider not only by providing our customers with innovative computer hardware built with attention to detail and using the best materials but also by listening to our customers to make sure that we consistently meet their unique needs and exceed their expectations. We hold a number of public sector contracts that give us a wealth of experience in planning and executing large scale 1:1 education projects including a NASPO MLTI Master Agreement (Maine 1:1 Multistate Learning Technology Initiative), a contract with Nevada for the Nevada Ready 21 1:1 project, and a NASPO Computer Equipment contract. Headquartered just outside of Portland, Oregon, CTL has provided technology solutions, including CTL Chromebooks, Tablets, PCs, LCD Monitors and Servers to education customers throughout the United States for over 26 years.

Company Contact: Erik Stromquist, President | estromquist@ctl.net | @ctlcorp


D2LD2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform—Brightspace—is not a common one-size-fits-all learning management system (LMS). It’s easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is also a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that you can take action in real time to keep them on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K–12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.

Company Contact: Emilee Irwin, Government Relations and Public Affairs Director | emilee.irwin@d2l.com | @D2L


 

Declara_Logo_blackDeclara provides a transformational social learning platform that personalizes how educators discover, curate and share open education resources and standards aligned content, engage in professional learning communities, and leverage state of the art professional development tools and content to support their own professional learning journeys.

Currently, Declara is being deployed as a state and national level solution for educator professional development, resource sharing and professional learning communities in Australia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the State of California, and as a next generation learning solution for universities and higher education faculty around the world.  Declara provides the tools and solutions that empower educators of all levels and across all programs to collaborate, curate and inspire teaching and learning.

Company Contact: Zak Zielezinski, Vice President, Business Development | zak.zielezinski@declara.com | @declara


 

edweb_logo_notagedWeb.net is a free professional learning and social network that makes it easy for educators to collaborate, share innovative ideas, and improve teaching and learning. We provide the online professional learning and support educators need to advance their practice, build better schools, and prepare students for life-long learning and success.

Company Contact: Lisa Schmucki, CEO | lisa@edweb.net | @edwebnet


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Company Contact: Adam Seldow, Head of Education Partnerships at Facebook | aseldow@fb.com | @SummitPS


GAme Salad logo-01 2017GameSalad empowers students to create high-quality games while learning the fundamentals of computer science. Our easy-to-use tools require no programming or CS background to teach, and are packaged with a comprehensive project-based curriculum including tutorials, activities, rubrics & assessments to meet STEM initiatives. Students won’t outgrow our professional-grade tools, and can publish their completed games to the App store or add them to their digital portfolio for future employers. GameSalad aims to provide students with a solid foundation in critical/creative thinking abilities to prepare them for 21st century degrees and careers.

Company Contact: Danielle Burnett, Principal Learning Architect | danielle@gamesalad.com | @gamesalad


Helpline_logo_hi_resiCanHelpline.org, the U.S.’s 1st social media helpline for schools, is a service schools can subscribe to, then email or call toll-free anytime they need help with cyberbullying and other problems that surface in social media. If the content violates Terms of Service and is harmful to students, we can help get it deleted – because of longstanding relationships with social media companies. During our 2015-’16 pilot, 93% of educators served reported they were extremely or very satisfied, and we were recognized by the National School Boards Association as one of six startups in its 2016 Ed Tech Innovation Showcase.

Company Contact: Anne Collier, Helpline Founder and Executive Director of its parent, The Net Safety Collaborative | anne@netsafetycollaborative.org | @icanhelpline


 

inqITS logo Rex letterboxInq-ITS is an online educational environment for science where students engage in virtual inquiry. Students form hypotheses, conduct investigations, analyze their data, warrant their claims, and communicate their findings in a claim-evidence-reasoning format. As students work, Inq-ITS automatically assesses students and generates real-time formative reports on performance for each inquiry skill. Teachers can receive real-time alerts as to which students need assistance and on what skills. Inq-ITS can also automatically tutor students’ in real time as they conduct authentic inquiry, providing the assistance students need to progress and improve their inquiry skills.

Company Contact: Janice Gobert, CEO | janice@apprendis.com | @inqits


Lea(R)n_whiteLearnPlatform connects the largest network of educators, administrators and organizations improving student outcomes through data-driven instructional, budget and resource decisions. Designed with, by and for educators and administrators, the research-based, configurable LearnPlatform manages all aspects of edtech with a single system to organize, streamline and analyze all learning tools.

Company Contact: Karl Rectanus, Co-Founder and CEO | karl@learntrials.com | @learntrials


Lessoneer LogoLessoneer is a cloud-based technology platform that helps students learn more and teachers smile more. To accelerate improvements to instruction while saving teachers time, Lessoneer provides a single online destination for districts’ curriculum, standards-aligned resources and collaboration. Aligned to teachers’ natural planning styles to make it easy to consult with their curriculum everyday, Lessoneer promotes quality of instruction and reliable lesson sequencing. Only Lessoneer includes the industry-lauded Building Blocks, clarifying standards objectives and bringing them to life. Everything teachers need to track standards, prepare, personalize, teach and reteach is in one place, saving them time, facilitating curriculum implementation and fueling their joy of teaching.

Company Contact: Kevin Stone, CEO | kstone@edcaliber.com | @EdCaliber @lessoneer


midas_logo_cmykEnterprise software is not a new idea in the world of business or sports, but in K-12 education, it has been difficult to break down the silos of ownership. MIDAS Education is the first Education Enterprise Management—or EEM—solution. MIDAS was built from the ground up on a single data model and provides ALL of the instructional functionality, data analytics, reporting, security, compliance, and ROI analysis normally found in 17 separate siloed systems. These systems include SIS, LMS, Web Hosting, RtI, Special Education, Health, Scheduling, Reporting, Compliance, and more.

To ensure security and scalability, MIDAS is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Consolidating data and reporting into one easily configurable system saves districts and state departments of education up to 70% of their annual software costs. LEAs and SEAs can start small with one or two modules and increase functionality as they grow their capacity and efficacy.

Company Contact: Patrick Leonard, COO | pleonard@midaseducation.com | @MIDAS_Education


 

PCG Education LOGOPCG Education solutions are based on nearly 30 years of management consulting experience and significant K-12 educational domain expertise. Our consulting services help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries identify and implement ways to improve programs and processes, optimize financial resources, and promote student success. Our technology solutions give educators the means to gather, manage, and analyze data, including student performance information, to make effective instructional decisions.

Company Contact: Kathy Brooks, Associate Manager, Education Services | kbrooks@pcgus.com | @pcgeducation


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Sphero Edu is the Sphero app for programming Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.

Designed for learner progression, Sphero Edu beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use code blocks to learn more advanced logic, while pros can use text programming and write their own JavaScript. Accessible from almost any platform, you can program using your smart device and the Sphero Edu app or download the Chrome app on Chromebooks and more.

Sphero Edu is built for makers, students, instructors, and parents. Join the growing community and share your creations to inspire and be inspired. The interactive platform allows you to keep track of your class or group from one easy place. Anyone can save their progress, jump from device to device, and continue the discovery from anywhere.

Preparing for the future has never been so fun.

Company Contact: Jan Goerzen, Marketing and Events Coordinator | jan.goerzen@sphero.com | @sphero


symbalooSymbalooEDU is a resource management tool that helps educators and students curate and organize the best of the web into individualized instruction. With SymbalooEDU educators can save their teaching resources in the cloud and access them from any device.

Company Contact: Kimmie Chan, Head of Marketing & Business Development | kimmie@symbaloo.com | @Symbaloo

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