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GreyED Chosen to Join 2018 NSBA Innovation Showcase

The company will present its FilterED data analysis tool at the National School Boards Association’s Annual Conference in San Antonio from April 7–9
 

(Alexandria, Va.) March 29, 2018 — GreyED Solutions announced today that it is one of six companies selected by the National School Board Association (NSBA) for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. Submissions were solicited from numerous start-up companies providing innovative approaches to challenges across the K-12 curriculum, administrative operations, and communication channels. Reviewers included educators from NSBA’s “20 to Watch,” a recognition program that honors emerging education technology leaders.

“I am pleased GreyEd Solutions joins NSBA’s impressive list of previous Showcase companies,” said Ann Flynn, NSBA’s Director of Education Innovation. “GreyED Solutions and its FilterED product offer a much-needed set of tools for district leaders who want to understand and maximize their investments in technology.”

https://www.techlearning.com/the-wire/greyed-chosen-to-join-2018-nsba-innovation-showcase

FilterED Recognized in 2018 NSBA Technology Innovation Showcase!

NSBA Announces 2018 Education Technology Innovation Showcase

March 22, 2018

Alexandria, Va.  (March 22, 2018) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase.

“NSBA has worked at the intersection of education technology policy and practice for more than three decades to bring entrepreneurs, school board members and district leaders together to discuss innovative solutions that can support public education,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA Executive Director & CEO. 

The 2018 Technology Innovation Showcase includes the following companies:

Align Us, Inc.: The interconnected team-productivity tools are built on a modern, private, social collaboration platform to ensure all staff have the same opportunity to understand the mission, vision and strategy established by district leaders and how it relates to their daily contributions.

EdPrivacy by Education Framework: The world’s first student data privacy management system that helps K-12 school districts proactively protect student data, engage parents in the privacy conversation and manage privacy obligations with transparency and accountability.

FilterED by GreyED Solutions: This framework-aligned, data analysis tool enables districts to diagnose the current state of technology, teaching and learning across their organization. School leaders obtain the evidence, data and context needed to prioritize, implement, measure and monitor ongoing technology initiatives.

MathBRIX: With initial funding from the National Science Foundation, cloud-delivered visual games and activities help children ages 3–8 “see” the big ideas behind math. They emphasize higher-order thinking skills and concept acquisition, areas often overlooked in early elementary instruction.

Muzology, LLC:  Learning experts and hit songwriters combined efforts to harness the power of music to boost academic outcomes and make learning fun. Muzology’s gamified, web-based platform uses music videos to trigger memory, emotion, motivation, and attention, four critical areas of the brain related to successful learning, in its first algebra-readiness offering.

PAIRIN:  The PAIRIN Readiness Management System™ provides a baseline measurement that integrates soft skills and hard data to match students to optimal programs, careers and jobs and offers comprehensive resources to help students further develop those soft skills through coaching.

Submissions were solicited from start-up companies providing innovative approaches to challenges across the K-12 curriculum, administrative operations, and communication channels. Reviewers included educators from NSBA’s “20 to Watch,” a recognition program that honors emerging education technology leaders.

“The showcase serves as a reminder for school leaders to question previous practices, explore new offerings and keep an eye on future developments as technology capabilities enable educators to approach old challenges with new tools,” said Ann Flynn, NSBA’s Director of Education Innovation.

The 2018 class will be featured in an exclusive area of the exhibition and participate in a Tech Innovation Showcase panel during the National School Boards Association Annual Conferencein San Antonio, April 7-9, 2018. Later this summer, they will be featured in NSBA’s magazine for school leaders, American School Board Journal, and participate in a Technology Leadership Network (TLN) webinar hosted by NSBA’s National Connection program.

Today’s TLN addresses cybersecurity for school board members and highlights innovation at district site visits and through its annual recognition programs including the Digital District Survey and “20 to Watch.”

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The National School Boards Association is the leading advocate for public education and supports equity and excellence in public education through school board leadership. NSBA believes education is a civil right necessary to the dignity and freedom of the American people, and all children should have equal access to an education that maximizes his or her individual potential. The association represents state school boards associations and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the U.S. www.nsba.org

 

 

Looking Back to Get Ahead: Strategies for Prioritizing and Maximizing Your EdTech Initiatives

February 21, 2018 @ 3:00 CST

Considering your 2018 budget, new initiatives, and organizational focus? Now is the time to plan for a successful new school year in the fall.
 
Register now for this applicable presentation by Dr. Julie Carter, who will explore the importance of the organizational wellness check to help you answer the critical questions on the return on both investment and learning.

  • How do you decide what to keep?
  • How do you decide what to put aside?
  • How many initiatives can you prioritize this spring?
  • Where are your stakeholders in this technology landscape?
  • How can you do more with what you already have?

Reserve your space now!

Registration Open! JourneyED Midwest Launches

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JourneyED Midwest is a free one-day conference, that will bring together the EdTech community to hear first-hand experiences from educators about how technology is reshaping their classrooms and the education ecosystem in the K12 space. We will focus on how ‘return on learning’ technologies are enriching educators ability to transfer knowledge to their students and enabling them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Lightspeed Learning Academy

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Lightspeed Technologies, a provider of classroom audio solutions, is launching the Lightspeed Learning Academy, which will kick off with a one-day professional development event, and a new leadership webinar series.

The Learning Leadership Webinar Series will feature a lineup of experts discussing various topics related to collaborative Learning. Some of the speakers include:

Steven Anderson, digital evangelist, “What is Collaboration Anyway?”

Ashleigh Schultz, teacher, Calcasieu Parish, “What Works in a Differentiated Learning Classroom?”

Dr. Julie Carter, former executive director of technology for Minnetonka Schools, Founder/CEO  GreyED on “Navigating the Landscape of the 21st Century Classroom: Ensuring Full Access to Learning.”

Make the Most of Pilot Opportunities Webinar

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Thanks to Agile for inviting us to share our thoughts and perspectives through their webinar series! Dr. Julie Carter speaks on making the most of pilot opportunities in this one hour informative presentation. Watch the webinar now and download the slide deck for your reference.

 

Join us at EdNET!

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We would love to meet with you at EdNET! Join us for a roundtable conversation or contact us to meet!

Leave Promotion At The Door: Grow Your Audience By Harnessing The Power Of Influence
Machele Stefhon, Director of Convert, PR with Panache! and Julie Carter, Co-Founder and CEO, GreyED Solutions

It’s no secret that influence plays a significant role in business.  With influence comes trust, and trust takes time, of course. Fortunately, there are already influencers out in the market who’ve earned the respect of many of your potential customers. How can you take advantage of that influence to increase brand awareness and boost revenue?

Join us for a conversation around the critical steps in developing an influencer strategy to elevate your PR and marketing efforts.

Session participants will:

  • Gain tips and tricks for developing a customized influencer marketing strategy
  • Have an opportunity to ask education influencer’s first hand about how to build relationships to gain their trust
  • Learn ways to measure success and how to monitor progress
  • Leave with an understanding of the common challenges and pitfalls to watch out for

 

Feedback Forums return to Minneapolis!

Drive product innovation through collaboration with educators

Join ed-tech companies and MN education decision makers on December 13th for GreyED Solutions’ Feedback Forums, conveniently held just before the TIES conference event. Engaging in a Feedback Forum provides your organization access to educational leaders in your area of focus. This allows you to leverage collaborative discussions to impact the development and refinement of your educational technology products or services. The sessions are two hour focus groups customized to your specific organizational needs with local educational leaders of your selection.  

Learn more about Feedback Forums.