Sponsor Descriptions

Diamond Sponsors

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Founded by Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. Across three core Initiative focus areas of Science, Education and Justice and Opportunity,  we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and movement building, to help build an inclusive, just and healthy future for everyone.

Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. The children and grandchildren of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit waltonfamilyfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Emerald Sponsors

Alludo Learning - Showcase #7

Engage in self-paced, personalized learning for teachers, staff & students. Alludo offers an alternative to traditional instruction with our gamified, online & blended learning platform. Imagine a FUN solution that engages learners with choice, allows districts to scale, requires evidence of application, and can be done anytime, anywhere. Quickly and easily build, badge, and deploy quality programs from our learning content catalog! There is something for everyone in Alludo! 

ASU Prep Digital - Showcase #5

ASU Prep Digital combines online high school and university courses, giving students the opportunity to earn college credit along with their high school diploma. This international online school offers college-prep curriculum, passionate online teachers, university professors and personal success coaches. ASU Prep Digital partners with U.S. and international schools to offer single course enrollments and full-time, diploma-granting programs. For more info, visit asuprepdigital.asu.edu.

D2L - Showcase #12

D2L develops software that makes the learning experience better. Our cloud-based platform is easy to use, flexible and smart. With Brightspace, you can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. We’re a world leader in learning analytics: our platform predicts learner performance so that schools can take action in real-time to keep students and employees on track. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education, and businesses at www.D2L.com

Digital Promise - Showcase #4

Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization that builds powerful networks and takes on grand challenges by working at the intersection of researchers, entrepreneurs, and educators. Our vision is that all people, at every stage of their lives, have access to learning experiences that help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and continuously learn in an ever-changing world. Visit digitalpromise.org and follow @DigitalPromise for updates.

Edmentum - Showcase #9

Edmentum is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Edmentum’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs.

Empower Learning - Showcase #11

Empower has supported standards reference and competency-based reform for 2 decades. Its LMS is based on the high reliability research of Dr. Robert Marzano and implementation of the world’s top models to date. Empower offers bundled solutions that include strategic planning, evaluation & observation, learning management, professional development, consulting, coaching and customizable implementation manuals to support a districts unique expression of personalized standards based learning.

FEV Tutor - Showcase #3

FEV Tutor is a vision-driven education technology organization working to effect change in K-12 education. Our partnerships with public schools, districts, charter schools, and other organizations allow us to leverage technology and create equitable learning pathways for students powered by live 1:1 online instruction. Our research & evidence-based programs are designed and developed to accelerate learning outcomes for any student, with a focus on at-risk and special student populations.

FLVS - Showcase #13

FLVS is a leader in K-12 digital education. Founded in 1997, FLVS serves schools and districts across the country and around the world. FLVS offers a rigorous and flexible digital curriculum, a turnkey virtual school and professional development for teachers and administrators.

FuelEd

Fuel Education® partners with school districts to deliver personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. We provide innovative solutions for pre-K through 12th grade—including its new Career Readiness Education programs—that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. FuelEd serves more than 2,000 school districts, offering one of the industry’s largest catalogs of K–12 digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and educational services.

 

Genius SIS - Showcase #1

Genius SIS is the leading provider of Student Information System solutions for blended and online learning. Genius SIS is integrated with more than 25 LMS, providing intuitive dashboards, dynamic reports, powerful communication tools, comprehensive registration functionality and is fully customizable to meet the needs of each client. Come see why Genius SIS is being used by so many districts, states and virtual schools.

Hapara - Showcase #10

Hapara provides visible, differentiated and secure instructional management for K12 online learning. Hapara Dashboard serves as the teacher’s hub of all student work organized by class. Hapara Highlights enables teachers to view and facilitate real time browser activity of learners. Hapara Workspace allows teachers to create activities with learning pathways based on student needs and interests and view student and group learning.Student Dashboard helps learners organize assignments and school communication.

NewSchools Venture Fund

NewSchools Venture Fund is a national nonprofit committed to reimagining public education through powerful ideas and passionate innovators so that all children, especially those in underserved communities, have the opportunity to succeed. Through our investing, management assistance, network building, and thought leadership, NewSchools propels the success of education innovators who have a vision for creating great results for all students.

Pearson

Pearson Online & Blended Learning helps school leaders provide K–12 full-time online academic solutions for learners by offering a range of programs that can be customized to fit the needs of your student community. By combining a proven curriculum, a comprehensive education management system, and certified teachers skilled in online instruction within a vibrant online classroom, Pearson helps educators find the online academic solutions they are looking for.  

Pointful Education - Showcase #8

Pointful Education publishes online high school curriculum on emerging technologies and future-focused careers. Through our elective courses, we expose students to innovative topics, preparing them for careers that may not exist today. Students will gain an understanding of new technologies, their applications, and potential impact on society. Our courses also feature content on career pathways to give students direction to pursue their passions. To learn more, visit www.pointfuleducation.com.

Sown To Grow - Showcase #6

Our student goal-setting and reflection platform builds better learners. In Sown To Grow, students set learning goals, track their own progress, and write reflections on the strategies that work best (or new ones to try). This process builds student agency, metacognition, and social-emotional learning skills – in a way that’s fully integrated with academic content. Our technology, funded by the National Science Foundation, also measures student growth in these critical areas. 

TTU K-12 - Showcase #2

TTU K-12 is a Texas Education Agency-accredited school promoting student success, using innovative online technologies, rigorous curriculum, state-certified teachers and quality customer service. High school courses are approved by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The full-time and supplemental options meet the same standards as traditional schools but are available at any time, from anywhere. Upon graduation, students receive an official Texas high school diploma.

Topaz Sponsors

Edgenuity

Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver effective instruction, and enable schools to meet their academic goals. Learn more at Edgenuity.com.

Imagine Learning

Imagine Learning partners with educators, providing supplemental digital literacy, math, and assessment programs for students in grades PreK–8. Educators love Imagine Learning’s educational programs because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, instructionally differentiated, and help students become stronger, more confident learners. Learn more about Imagine Learning at www.imaginelearning.com.

KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing personalized learning that empowers all students to take ownership of their success. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve been passionate about collaborating to create a system-wide approach that grows and sustains student-centered practices – all to equip learners for career and life success.

The Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity

The Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity is a research, training, and evaluation center housed within theCollege of Education and Health Professions at theUniversity of Arkansas. Our mission is to address theteacher shortages in Arkansas by transforming the way that early-career teachers are prepared to lead in underserved districts.