Our partners offer innovative products and services to improve the educational experience of students and address the challenges facing school districts. Learn more about the sponsors, and be sure to visit their pods at your next CoSN event.

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Our first name has always been American, but today you know us as AT&T. We’re investing billions into the economy and providing quality jobs to over 200,000 people in the U.S. alone.  Since 2008, we’ve committed more than $600 million to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world. By bringing together solutions that help protect, serve and connect – committed AT&T professionals are leading the future in education for students, for educators and in technology. No company is more invested in America’s future than AT&T.  To learn more, please visit www.att.com/closethegap

ClassLink is a leading provider of cloud-based education products that connect teachers and students with their classroom, their curriculum and each other in richer, more powerful ways. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer OneClick access to apps and files, provide actionable analytics, streamline class rostering, and automate account provisioning.  Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.

ENA delivers comprehensive connectivity, communication, cloud, security, and software solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation. In 2018, ENA joined forces with CatchOn, a user-friendly data analytics tool that enables school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. Collectively, ENA and CatchOn leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions to America’s community anchor institutions.

Innive is focused on providing transformative solutions and services utilizing data and data relationships in Education. With advanced techniques for data aggregation, integration, and visualization, Innive provides meaningful insights impacting district and classroom improvements and outcomes. Our approach is through collaboration and partnership, solving complex business challenges and delivering true transformation.

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Kajeet provides optimized wireless connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students. Kajeet is the only managed connectivity services provider in the industry to offer a scalable Education Broadband management platform, Sentinel®, that includes complete visibility into real-time data usage, policy control management, custom content filters for added security, and multi-network flexibility. Nearly 2,500 K-12 school districts, higher education institutions and libraries, and over 1,000 school bus fleets across North America rely on Kajeet to ensure equitable access to today’s digital curriculum.

LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system used by districts and states to continuously improve the safety, equity and effectiveness of their education technology. Teachers, administrators and their partners use LearnPlatform's research-based solutions to organize their education technology, streamline standard processes (such as purchasing, contract management, privacy compliance and piloting) and analyze their classroom technology to ensure district goals are being advanced, student outcomes improved, and student needs met equitably.

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For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Whether it’s your first day in your cloud journey or you have a cloud-first strategy, AWS has a solution to facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives and manage IT operations.  AWS offers over 165 fully featured services and delivers a set of compute, storage, database, analytics, robotics, augmented reality and application deployment services that lowers costs, scales applications, responds quickly in emergencies and meets the ever-changing needs of the modern student.  Millions of customers, including over 9,000 academic institutions, over 4,000 government agencies, 19 of the top 20 most well-funded US Education Technology startups (FN1) and 96% of R1 Research Institutions trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com and to learn more about AWS in Education, visit aws.amazon.com/education.

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Google for Education: Education is at the core of Google's mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." We want to help make learning possible for everyone, anywhere. With devices and tools built for the classroom, students and teachers can spend more time exploring, connecting, creating - together. Technology will play a vital role in equipping this generation of students with the skills they'll need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we continue to invest heavily in education programs and partnerships: so students can do cool stuff that matters.

HoverCam is a trailblazer in the world of education technology, with a proven track record in presenting groundbreaking hardware and software solutions for in-classroom instruction, hybrid, and distance learning. HoverCam began transforming the edutech space with its award-winning line of document cameras that “hover” over teaching content, eventually becoming essential tools for teachers around the world. After seeing a gap in student-teacher engagement due to increasingly complex and discordant technology, the company introduced the world to a new concept: the first wireless digital teaching station. HoverCam’s digital teaching stations combine every essential teaching technology into one fully integrated wireless podium, simplifying and mobilizing the teaching experience while allowing teachers to face their students while they write on their digital whiteboards.

Now, in response to today's challenging distance learning environment, HoverCam is presenting a revolutionary new medium for lesson delivery: eGlass. eGlass is a transparent, illuminated glassboard with a built-in camera that captures an instructor’s face and writing in the same window, dramatically increasing student engagement online and in-class while solving today’s inherent teaching and learning challenges in a simple and awe-inspiring way.

For more information, please visit www.hovercam.com or contact us at sales@hovercam.com

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As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transfrom IT, and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables our enterprise customers' IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big- data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry- leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies. Dell EMC brings together Dell's and EMC respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry's most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

Ed-Fi securely and seamlessly connects educational data systems. Empowering educators with a complete view of every student, classroom, and school.

The Ed-Fi Alliance is the group of educators, technologists, and thought leaders shaping the future of education technology through the Ed-Fi Data Standard and the ecosystem of Ed-Fi Technologies.

As a nonprofit organization fully funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, this allows Ed-Fi to take a mission-driven, stable and long-term approach, independent from shifting government priorities.
Bringing together a variety of stakeholders—including educators, superintendents, consultants, and educational technology developers—the Ed-Fi Community regularly contributes feedback that helps the Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology suite grow more usable, practical, and sophisticated.

Working closely with Ed-Fi’s staff, these contributors form the heart of the Ed-Fi Alliance Community. Ed-Fi has attracted some of the most experienced, passionate, and mission-driven experts from across the country. We’d love to count you as a member of the growing Ed-Fi Community. Go to www.ed-fi.org to get more info and sign up for our bi-monthly newsletters.

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From early childhood education through high school, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a member of the educational community. Just over the last few years, for example, the Internet and wireless computing capabilities have dramatically changed the learning environment. HP understands and appreciates the needs and challenges of the educational arena. With its longstanding commitment to education and a demonstrated ability to consistently deliver high-quality, affordable, technology products, services and solutions, HP is uniquely qualified to help transform schools and institutions into a 21st Century learning environment.

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Identity Automation is a leading provider of scalable Identity Management software to education. Its solution, RapidIdentity, helps educational organizations quickly build streamlined security foundations, whether deployed on premises or in the cloud. RapidIdentity's architecture uniquely supports fast deployments at any scale, contributing to rapid returns and lower total costs of ownership.

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Juniper Networks delivers innovation across routing, switching, and security. From the district’s network core down to teacher and student devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon, and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Our solutions for education provide the network foundation that creates a learning environment that is more engaging for students, helping advance student learning and improve student achievement. We help schools and school districts build the very best education networks so that they are ready to integrate their technology-powered learning initiatives, conduct critical online assessments, and perform important day-to-day administrative functions. As a trusted partner to education, Juniper Networks provides a full routing portfolio for WAN and Internet connections, campus and data center networking, best-in-class wireless LAN solution, network security, and integrated management.

Lenovo is a trusted global technology provider that is connected to emerging issues, needs and opportunities in K-12 education. Follow a smarter way forward, with Lenovo, as the classroom continues to evolve.

Schools have become a setting for hybrid education, with a mix of on-site and distance learning. Teachers, students and parents now depend on innovative solutions to ensure learning extends beyond the classroom. With devices which are optimized for connectivity and video conferencing along with services, security and software, smart collaboration solutions, Lenovo helps schools and students proactively adapt to a world where learning happens anywhere and everywhere.

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Education is more than students sitting in a classroom. The expansion in Internet connectivity and the use of mobile devices has transformed learning and schools. The right technology is essential to support today’s challenging learning environment. Microsoft’s solutions for teaching and e-learning with Windows 8, Office 365, Lync, and SharePoint are fueling innovation and the future of learning.

Synology offers reliable data protection and improves data availability for both students and staff. Synology’s license-free software comes with NAS devices, helping educational organizations build up a robust backup and ransomware recovery plan while reducing the deployment cost. Synology solutions are FERPA compliant for confidential client information, helping organizations centralize backup tasks and allows for seamless collaboration between multiple locations. Cross-site file sharing, SaaS backup, virtualization storage, and data protection are the main solutions that Synology can offer to educational organizations.

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At Acer we believe that the most valuable part of computing lies in its power to spread knowledge. We see it as our responsibility to provide today’s generation with the instruments they need to develop 21st century skills and succeed in the information age. Acer for Education offers an end-to-end adaptive learning experience comprising easy, reliable and affordable products, education-oriented software solutions and award-winning after-sales service.

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CDW•G is a leading provider of technology and solutions to schools, with a mission of delivering engaging, collaborative and interactive learning environments, while securing networks and optimizing data centers. Our team of dedicated account managers and solution architects can help with assessment and pre-configuration to implementation and ongoing support. CDW•G solution areas include: classroom technology, cloud computing, data center optimization, networking, power and cooling, printers, security, software, storage, total mobility management, unified communications, and virtualization. For details, call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com/k12.

In the past, learning was constrained by time and place. Today, digital transformation is opening a new world of educational opportunities—to learn in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe.

Cisco is leading this digital transformation in education with the Cisco Digital Education Platform, which supports blended learning opportunities, worldwide collaboration, and rich online media experiences. With this completely integrated digital environment, schools have the technology in place to ensure that buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed, and students can learn without limits. For more information, visit www.cisco.com/go/education

Our secure internet, networking, and integrated cloud-based services allow you to facilitate learning virtually anytime and anywhere. We enable seamless access to applications, learning materials, and other resources for students and staff. Our innovative solutions are designed to meet your needs no matter where you are on your smart campus journey.

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Since 1992, FileWave has provided education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management software to assist IT teams throughout the entire lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management and maintenance. FileWave’s all-in-one, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop) and mobile devices across Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
With FileWave, IT teams can efficiently secure and support their organizations from one easy-to-use console, making even the most daunting projects, such as BYOD or large 1:1 initiatives, manageable and highly effective.

Key Components:

  • Enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management
  • Integrated inventory and license management—complete asset management
  • Patented deployment—fast, reliable, and efficient deployments
  • Booster technology—maximum scalability with minimal network traffic
  • Engage—modern classroom management and collaboration

 

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IT Security is in the forefront of the minds of school officials. Data breaches, website defacement, viruses, malware, compliance, even DDoS attacks impact education organizations across the P-20 learning environment.

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, positions schools, colleges, and libraries to be able to respond rapidly to a sophisticated IT cyber-threat landscape. Fortinet’s consolidated approach to network security provides unparalleled performance and ease of management, coupled with significant savings.

Strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence, and analytics from FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet delivers best-in-class protection to provide the safest and most secure digital learning environments.

Fortinet offers many products and services that are eligible under the E-Rate program, including: Wireless Access Points, Unified Threat Management/Next Generation Firewalls, Network Switches, and Caching solutions. Fortinet’s UTM/NGFWs are CIPA compliant.

Learn why the P-20 arena looks to Fortinet to protect their most valuable assets: students and staff: www.fortinet.com/education

With over 20 years providing technology to meet the needs of schools, Lightspeed Systems® is the pioneer and market leader in online student safety and effectiveness. The purpose-built ecosystem of cloud-based solutions – tailored to meet today’s evolving challenges – provides over 28,000 schools globally, including 6,500 school districts in the United States with the technology they need to for safe online learning and to boost educational effectiveness.

Lightspeed Systems is a proven partner for schools, committed to delivering an ecosystem of solutions that provides reliable filtering, analytics, and device management tools for school leaders and educators. With a staff of over 150 people and many of its employees having first-hand experience in the education field, Lightspeed Systems has an unparalleled expertise in developing solutions for schools.

ManagedMethods makes G Suite & Office 365 security easy for K-12 system admins.School districts are on the leading edge of adopting cloud applications like G Suite and Office 365 to streamline administration and improve student outcomes.

Unfortunately, district IT teams
are not on the leading edge of cloud computing security. K-12 IT security is notoriouslyunderfunded, and departments are overwhelmed.

ManagedMethods is on a mission to make securing sensitive information stored in the cloud easy and affordable for K-12 school districts. ounded in 2013 by industry veterans of the enterprise security software industry, ManagedMethods provides school districts with visibility and control over the data that is stored, accessed and shared in Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365.

We make it possible for school districts to realize the productivity, collaboration, and classroom learning benefits of these cloud applications, without exposing students and staff to security and safety risks.

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SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV & Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently.

Since 2012, the Verizon Innovative Learning program has provided over $535M in market value towards STEM education, helping under-resourced communities bridge the digital divide. Verizon Innovative Learning provides free technology, access and innovative learning programs that transforms the learning experience, and also provides the tools necessary for remote learning to enable students to develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to thrive in the digital world. Verizon Innovative Learning is a key part of Verizon’s goal to help move the world forward for all as part of our Citizen Verizon plan which centers on our three focus areas of Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection, and Human Prosperity. It’s our framework for economic, environmental, and social advancement.

Zoom brings teams together to get more done in a frictionless video environment. Our easy, reliable, and innovative video-first unified communications platform provides video meetings, voice, webinars, and chat across desktops, phones, mobile devices, and conference room systems. Zoom helps enterprises create elevated experiences with leading business app integrations and developer tools to create customized workflows.

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Jamf offers two solutions that make it easier than ever for schools of all sizes to manage Apple devices. Jamf School includes Teacher, Parent and Students apps built to simplify education technology workflows. And Jamf Pro, which offers powerful management and customization for IT professionals managing multiple schools or a district.

ParentSquare is relied upon by millions of educators and families for unified, effective school communications. ParentSquare provides parent engagement tools that work from the district office to the individual classroom, supported by powerful metrics and reporting. ParentSquare's technology platform features extensive integrations with student information and other critical administrative systems, translation to more than 100 languages, and app, email, text, voice, and web portal access for equitable communication. ParentSquare, founded in 2011, is at http://www.parentsquare.com.

At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way.

From the front office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance, and HR. Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 80 countries. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.

SecurityStudio is a SaaS company dedicated to simplifying information security fundamentals and making them available to everyone. The SecurityStudio platform (S2) enables Programmatic Distributed Empowerment for Information Security (PDEIS™) through tools such as S2Org (organizational risk management), S2School, S2Vendor, S2Team, and S2Me.

K-12 schools are the most popular targets of ransomware. Gain peace of mind that your faculty, students, and staff are protected whether they’re on campus or learning from home with SentinelOne. SentinelOne adapts to your changing attack surface and protects remote endpoints from advanced attacks in real time, with or without a network connection.