• Dremel

    Founded in 1934, Dremel is the industry standard in leadership and excellence for versatile tools systems. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder expands the brand's reach from the workshop to the classroom to provide educators and students with cutting-edge technology for STEM education. Built upon the brand's dedication to empowering makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder nurtures student confidence by giving them a tool to design and build their own models to understand lessons. With available curriculum to draw connections between 3D printing and instruction, Dremel is providing educators with the support they need to transform classrooms. Learn more about classroom applications and curriculum-based learning at www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school.

    Dremel
    Jane Lee
    Brand Manager
    Jane.Lee@us.bosch.com
    224-232-3266
    3dprinter.dremel.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Wisconsin Connections Academy

    Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free virtual charter school for K-12 students. WCA’s mission is learning online through a strong family-school partnership. The school provides a rigorous curriculum while balancing flexibility with accountability. For more information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school.

    Connections Education
    Rachel Smith
    rsmith@connectionseducation.com
    443-873-1737
    www.connectionseducation.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    FAST

    Families and Schools Together, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is the development and worldwide dissemination of FAST®, the internationally acclaimed parent engagement program.

    Founded in 1988 by scientific researcher and Professor of Social Work Dr. Lynn McDonald, FAST helps children thrive by building stronger, more supportive relationships at home. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST consistently produces statistically significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being and academic performance while building social capital among families, schools and communities. or more information, visit www.familiesandschools.org.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    MobyMax

    MobyMax unlocks the power of personalized and blended learning to help students learn twice as fast. The company offers the only complete K-8 curriculum covering English language arts, math and science. MobyMax identifies skill gaps with find-and-fix technology that targets instruction and helps students increase one full grade level in just 40 hours. The solution offers motivation tools, test prep, assessments, parent portal, and real-time progress monitoring. MobyMax is used in more than half of all K-8 schools in the United States and has more than 11 million students registered. For more information, visit www.mobymax.com.

    MobyMax
    Amy Harich
    VP of Marketing
    amy.harich@mobymax.com
    214-906-6832
    www.mobymax.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    vibeffect

    vibeffect is a college-decision framework that uses predictive analytics to deliver unbiased, data-driven results that help families make confident investments in higher education. The system’s purpose is to ensure families base their college decision on their child’s strengths and the best college eco-system for their academic, social and individual thriving. For more information, visit www.thevibeffect.com.

    vibeffect
    Rebecca Kilduff
    rebecca@thevibeffect.com
    713-628-0175
    thevibeffect.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Graduation Alliance

    Graduation Alliance strengthens communities, states and the economy by preparing and empowering tomorrow’s workforce. Through highly effective postsecondary planning, alternative education and training programs, Graduation Alliance ensures every student has an opportunity to succeed during and after high school. For more information about Graduation Alliance, visit www.graduationalliance.com.

    Graduation Alliance
    Jeff Beck
    855-486-8855
    jeff.beck@graduationalliance.com
    www.graduationalliance.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • Flipped Learning Network

    Flipped Learning Network was founded by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, two Colorado educators who are considered pioneers in the Flipped Classroom Movement. Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching in 2002, and was a semi-finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year in 2010. Jon and Aaron co-wrote the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day, which will be available from ISTE Press in June 2012.

    Flipped Learning Network
    Jon Bergmann
    703-465-1397
    j@flippedclass.com
    flipped-learning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Lauren West
    608-216-7300 x26
    lauren aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Wonder Workshop

    Wonder Workshop launched Dash & Dot in December 2014 and within its first month, delivered more than $3.5M in robots to 37 countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, European countries, India, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Based in San Mateo, CA, Wonder Workshop was founded in 2012 by Vikas Gupta, Saurabh Gupta and Mikal Greaves, inventors, designers, programmers and parents with the mission to make coding a new creative tool that is accessible for children from age five and beyond. The company has currently raised $15.9 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group, CRV, WI Harper, Google Ventures, Bright Success Capital, Maven Ventures, Vikas Gupta, Reza Hussein and Jeff Schox. For more information, visit www.makewonder.com.

    Wonder Workshop
    Brooke Baugess
    310-863-0278
    brooke aat makewonder dot com
    www.makewonder.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Raptor Technologies

    Founded in 2002, Raptor Technologies is the nation’s leading developer of innovative K-12 visitor management software that provides instant screening of visitors and volunteers for sex offender status and custodial orders. Raptor is dedicated to school safety and protects children and students nationwide. More than 12,000 K-12 schools around the country currently use the Raptor system, keeping children safe from sexual predators. Raptor has flagged more than 15,000 registered sex offenders entering K-12 schools and has issued over 150,000 custodial alerts.

    Raptor Technologies
    Diana Kayser
    713-880-8902 x137
    dkayser@raptortech.com
    www.raptortech.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    ORIGO Education

    ORIGO Education covers all facets of elementary mathematics education, from traditional printed products to digital interactive resources and professional learning. ORIGO’s web-based curriculum, Stepping Stones, is a comprehensive, core mathematics curriculum for grades K–5. The technology-rich program blends online resources with traditional printed materials, resulting in a classroom that is engaged and provides differentiated learning. Professional development videos are embedded within the online program, giving teachers the confidence and knowledge they need to be successful.

    ORIGO Education
    Stephanie Hayes
    888-674-4601
    s_hayes@origomath.com
    www.origoeducation.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Blackbaud, Inc.

    Blackbaud K-12 delivers the whole school, connected with school management software solutions to help unite online communities, drive efficiencies and enhance the student experience. With cloud-based management solutions for content, student information, enrollment and learning, Blackbaud K-12 combines front-office solutions with a back-office suite to bring new value to customers and the education industry.

    Blackbaud, Inc.
    Terry Moore
    843-654-3087
    terry.moore@blackbaud.com
    www.blackbaud.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Skyward, Inc.

    Skyward, Inc. is a leading provider of K-12 school administrative software that surpasses districts’ needs in state reporting, improves operational capabilities, and opens communication between schools and families. Today, the Skyward School Management System™ is used in more than 1,800 school districts worldwide, ranging from districts with as few as 50 students to statewide implementations supporting more than 800,000 students. Founded in 1980, Skyward serves school districts with its integrated student, finance, and human resources suite of products and is proudly made and supported in the United States.

    Skyward, Inc.
    Ray Ackerlund
    800-236-7274 x1319
    ray.ackerlund@skyward.com
    www.skyward.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • SIIA

    The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) serves and represents more than 200 member companies that provide educational software applications, digital content, online learning services, and related technologies across the K-20 sector. The Network shapes and supports the industry by providing leadership, advocacy, business development opportunities, and critical market information.

    Contacts

    Software & Information Industry Association
    Allison Bostrom
    202-289-7442
    abostrom@siia.net
    www.siia.net

    C. Blohm & Associates
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Scenario Learning

    Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Scenario Learningis a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer schools and workplaces. The company’s award-winning product portfolio includes online solutions for staff training, bullying reporting and tracking, accident tracking, and MSDS management for the education and business markets. Known best for its market-leading SafeSchools suite of K-12 products, Scenario Learning serves thousands of school districts, insurance providers, and businesses around the world.

    Scenario Learning
    Donna McMullin
    800-434-0154
    dmcmullin@scenariolearning.com
    www.scenariolearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Knovation

    Knovation is committed to igniting the hope of knowing by nurturing every child’s innate desire to learn. The company’s suite of advanced personalized learning solutions supports districts undergoing digital transformations by curating Open Educational Resources (OER) to save teachers time, and providing tools to build and deliver student-centered instruction. Solutions include a digital content library built from more than 360,000 certified learning ready resources, netTrekker OER curation and management tool, icurio learning engagement solution, and professional learning services. Since 1999, the company has impacted more than 32 million students and over 1.2 million teachers nationwide.

    Knovation
    Evelyn Fleider
    513-612-1019
    efleider@knovationlearning.com
    www.knovationlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations is a school transformation model that emphasizes a climate of mutual respect and academic excellence. Founded in 1991, the non-profit foundation provides intensive professional training to teachers and administrators that promotes improved student self-esteem, attendance, discipline and parent participation – all of which result in improved student achievement. Great Expectations has a presence throughout Oklahoma and seven other states.

    Great Expectations
    Linda Dzialo, Ph.D
    580-695-2788
    linda@geok.org
    www.greatexpectations.org

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    CoSN

    Founded in 1992, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, is the premier voice in education technology leadership. Its mission is to advance the K-12 education community’s capacity to effectively use technology to improve learning through advocacy, policy and leadership development.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Charlene Blohm
    608-216-7300 x17
    charlene aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    CEV Multimedia

    With 30 years’ experience, CEV Multimedia specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive, online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities.

    CEV Multimedia
    Clayton Franklin
    800-722-0500 x428
    clayton.franklin@cevmultimedia.com
    www.cevmultimedia.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Saul Hafenbredl
    608-216-7300 x25
    saul aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • Califone International

    Califone International LLC was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets.

    Califone® LLC
    Tim Ridgway
    800-722-0500 x428
    Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
    www.califone.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    chris@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    Funds for Learning

    Funds For Learning, LLC is an E-rate compliance firm specializing in guiding E-rate applicants and service providers through the complex and ever-changing E-rate regulatory process. With 15 years of experience in providing professional advice and assistance relating to the E-rate program, Funds For Learning exists to provide high-quality solutions for the needs of E-rate stakeholders.

    Funds For Learning, LLC
    Cathy Cruzan
    405-471-0900
    ccruzan@fundsforlearning.com
    www.fundsforlearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chris Swietlik
    608-216-7300 x23
    saul@cblohm.com
    www.cblohm.com

    RoboKind

    RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, designs and builds a series of robots that enable people to engage with robots on a personal level. Through the Robots4Autism and RoboSteps programs, RoboKind leverages these advanced social robots to supplement autism therapy, special education and STEM instruction. The programs use humanoid robots that feature life-like facial expressions, natural social interaction and comprehensive curriculum to assist educators and therapists in helping students learn and grow.

    RoboKind
    Liz Ralston
    740-627-1719
    liz@robokindrobots.com
    www.robokindrobots.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Emily Embury
    608-216-7300 x19
    emily aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

Clients in the News

CEV Multimedia Adds Career Interest Inventory to Comprehensive CTE Platform

Posted Feb. 03, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas (Feb. 3, 2016) - When asked what they want to do professionally after they graduate, students are often overwhelmed with the variety of choices they can make to take the next step into a career or education pathway. In an effort to ease the transition for students and help them make decisions around their prospective career pathway, CEV Multimedia (@CEVMultimedia) announces the addition of the Career Cluster Interest Inventory to its iCEV platform. The Career Cluster Interest Inventory enables students to align their interests and skills with the best education pathways leading to a well-suited career choice.

Read the full news release.

SuperSpeak Adds Powerful Game-Based Learning Mode to Its Next-Generation Augmented and Alternative Communications Tool

Posted Feb. 03, 2016

Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 3, 2016) — Superplus, innovator of next-generation augmented and alternative communications (AAC) tools, announces a new Play mode for its app SuperSpeak, which helps children build their vocabulary skills in a fun and engaging way.

Designed to capture and maintain children’s interest, Play is a game-based mode within SuperSpeak AAC where children can learn new vocabulary through a variety of visual lessons. As children associate the correct image with the prompt, they can earn customizable tokens that can be used to purchase items or unlock other engaging elements of the game.

To read the full news release, click here.

‘Great Expectations’ Offers Key Takeaways from 2016 Winter Institute

Posted Feb. 02, 2016

NORMAN, Okla. (Feb. 2, 2016) – In the community of a classroom, educators play a significant role in both the academic and personal success of their students. Attending to the educational and social growth of students is challenging without proper training. As such, professional development programs are most effective when they offer tools to better the way students learn and live. Over the past weekend, Oklahoma educators participated in Great Expectations’ Winter Institute, where they learned practical strategies to help them fulfill that crucial role.

Read the full news release.

Families and Schools Together and Kansas Reading Roadmap Report Increase Parent Engagement Through Statewide Initiative

Posted Jan. 21, 2016

Madison, Wis. (Jan. 21, 2016) - As part of a continued effort to promote and bring students to reading level or above by the third grade, Families and Schools Together (@FASTcommunity) and the Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) announce the release of data from the University of Kansas showing students in Kansas are making significant progress toward reading proficiency. To assist students in improving their reading skills, data also shows an increase in parent involvement and parent capacity to support the literacy development of their children at home.

Read the full news release.

CEV Multimedia and Elanco Launch Veterinary Medical Certification and Lessons

Posted Jan. 21, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas (Jan. 21, 2016) - To enhance the next generation of animal health professionals, CEV Multimedia (@iCEVonline) announces the launch of the Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications certification, further expanding student learning opportunities and experiences in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The certification is the second certification endorsed by Elanco and delivered through iCEV, an online platform that produces and delivers comprehensive education content.

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Edsby Making Cloud Service Available On Microsoft Azure

Posted Jan. 21, 2016

ONTARIO, Canada (Jan. 21, 2016) - Modern LMS Edsby (@Edsby) will soon be available on Microsoft Azure as part of a global partnership between the two companies. Using Microsoft’s global network of Azure data centers enables Edsby to streamline how they provide the platform in multiple regions around the world and meet customers’ regional or national data sovereignty requirements. This announcement builds on a recent integration providing convenient one-click authentication and Microsoft OneDrive access for Edsby users using Office 365.

Read the full news release.