• Measured Progress

    Measured Progress, a not-for-profit organization, is a pioneer in authentic, standards-based assessments. Since 1983, we have successfully partnered with more than 30 states and hundreds of districts across the nation to support their assessment programs. Today, we develop 21st century assessments for classrooms, districts, states, and consortia. We are proud to be the nation’s leading provider of alternate assessments for students with cognitive disabilities. Learn more at www.measuredprogress.org.

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

    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 3dprinter.dremel.com.

    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

    Lexia Learning

    Lexia Learning, a division of Rosetta Stone, empowers educators through adaptive assessment and personalized instruction. For more than 30 years, the company has been on the leading edge of research and product development as it relates to student reading skills. With a robust offering that includes solutions for differentiated instruction, personalized learning and assessment, Lexia Learning provides educators with the tools to intensify and accelerate literacy skills development for students of all abilities. Learn more at www.lexialearning.com.

    Lexia Learning
    Marion Kerr
    mkerr@lexialearning.com
    978-405-6249
    www.lexialearning.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x36
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    Renaissance

    Renaissance, the leader of K-12 cloud-based assessment and learning analytics, has a presence in more than one-third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like, and how they learn, Renaissance enables educators to deliver highly personalized and timely instruction while driving student growth in reading, writing, and math. Renaissance is comprised of top researchers, educators, content-area experts, data scientists, and technologists who create and perfect classroom-proven tools. To learn more, visit: www.renaissance.com.

    Renaissance
    Melissa J. Ripp
    pr@renaissance.com
    715-424-3636
    www.renaissance.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x25
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

    IO Education

    As a leader in the education technology for over 18 years, IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve education outcomes. The market leading solutions from IO Education are used in all 50 states by over 5,000 schools and 1,700,000 students. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Learn more at www.ioeducation.com.

    IO Education
    Eric Miller
    emiller@ioeducation.com
    866-817-0726 x210
    www.ioeducation.com

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

    Second Avenue Learning

    Founded by educators and gamers, Second Avenue Learning provides custom development and managed services to education technology clients. The Second Avenue team builds effective, interactive learning products, both proprietary and client-facing, that are engaging and pedagogically accurate. Second Avenue understands that technology serves as a critical enabler to customize learning and unlock the potential of all students. Here at Second Avenue, we create alternative learning paths and challenge the status quo. It is time to reimagine learning. For more information, visit www.secondavenuelearning.com.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x25
    chloe aat cblohm dot com
    www.cblohm.com

  • Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

    Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has been “Helping Children Learn” since 1979, publishing high-quality resource materials for both teachers and parents across the PreK– 8th grade curriculum. Learn more about Evan-Moor at www.evan-moor.com.

    Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
    Theresa Wooler
    theresaw@evan-moor.com
    800-777-4362 x116
    www.evan-moor.com

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

    C8 Sciences

    C8 Sciences develops neuroscience-based products that have the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education. C8 Sciences is the only company to offer integrated computer and physical exercises based on the concept of cognition cross-training. The company's products are based on proprietary research developed at Yale University by Dr. Bruce Wexler, and have received numerous grants and awards, including a prestigious $4M Director’s Office Grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the use of ACTIVATE™ (formerly known as C8Kids) for treating ADHD, a grant reserved only for research programs that have the potential for a paradigm shift in US healthcare. Learn more at www.c8sciences.com/about/.

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

    The Douglas Stewart Company

    The Douglas Stewart Company is a leading distributor of products ranging from mobile learning solutions to technology products and office supplies. They specialize in the education market, reaching students, faculty and institutions by connecting more than 250 manufacturers with over 4,000 resellers in the United States, Canada and Europe. Learn more at www.dstewart.com

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Dusten Carlson
    608-216-7300 x30
    dusten 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

    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

  • 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.

    C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x36
    chloe 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.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x36
    chloe 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

  • 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.
    Lauren West
    608-216-7300 x26
    lauren@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

Montour School District Selects Skyward Student Management Suite

Posted Sep. 08, 2016

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Sept. 8, 2016) ­– Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, is excited to announce its partnership with Montour School District in Pennsylvania. Located just outside Pittsburgh, the district adopted Skyward’s Student Management Suite in March and is now prepared to rollout the SIS solution for the 2016-2017 school year.

Darryl Yonkers, director of technology at Montour School District, described the issues administrators faced with the district’s previous SIS vendor. “The training model implemented by the prior vendor was not very in-depth, and it didn’t really leave staff in a good place right from the get-go,” Yonkers said. “Our staff struggled to complete tasks that were common things they needed to do, and the support was just terrible.”

To view the full release, click here.

Lexia Reading Core5 Satisfies All Criteria for WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation

Posted Aug. 31, 2016

BOSTON, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been recognized by WIDA as satisfying all 44 criteria under the WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation for English Language Development Standards. This designation provides further credibility for Lexia’s research-proven instructional literacy program, which is currently used by more than 2.6 million students, and has been shown to help ELL students close the academic gap.

WIDA is a consortium of more than 30 states dedicated to the design and implementation of high academic standards for English language learners (ELLs). The WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation is designed to assist educators in making informed decisions about selecting instructional materials for language education programs.

View the full release here.

Renaissance Announces Expansion of Executive Leadership Team to Build on Exceptional Growth

Posted Aug. 30, 2016

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (August 30, 2016) – Renaissance®, the leader in K12 learning analytics, announced the addition of three new executives who have been brought onboard to support the company’s growth momentum: Senior Vice President of International Erez Tocker, Chief Product Officer Marc Caltabiano and Chief Strategy Officer Julian Lighton.

“We are thrilled to have these three innovative and forward-thinking leaders join the Renaissance team,” says Renaissance CEO Jack Lynch. “This is a time of rapid, focused growth at Renaissance—and Erez, Marc, and Julian fit seamlessly into our mission of accelerating learning for all by expanding our international reach, enhancing our product portfolio and creating strategic initiatives that will lead Renaissance into the next phase of our company’s growth.”

To view the full release, click here.

CEV Multimedia and American Meat Science Association Develop New Industry Certification

Posted Aug. 29, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas (Aug. 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, restaurant job growth will outpace the overall economy in 2016, adding more than 300,000 jobs this year according to the National Restaurant Association. To help students prepare to enter this burgeoning area of job growth, CEV Multimedia has collaborated with the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) to develop the Culinary Meat Selection and Cookery certification.

The Culinary Meat Selection and Cookery certification equips students with the skills necessary to thrive in the culinary industry – specifically when selecting and preparing meat. As students gain in-depth knowledge of meat science and food safety practices like meat storage and handling, they are also exposed to a variety of relevant culinary techniques and industry standards. Certification lessons cover topics such as food palatability, proper knife care and use, preparation methods for different types of meat, poultry and seafood, defining and analyzing USDA grading standards and more. To earn the certification, students complete 10 modules and a 100-question final exam.

To view the full release, click here.

Wisconsin Connections Academy Showcases a Different Side of Education this Back to School Season

Posted Aug. 29, 2016

WCA demonstrates the importance of school choice during back to school event

Appleton, Wis. (Aug. 29, 2016) – As students around the state head back to school, Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for all students in grades K-12 across the state, has found in a new independent survey, supported by Connections Education, that a majority of millennial parents are supportive of alternative approaches to education.

The results of the survey showed that a majority of Americans, 76 percent, feel that K-12 public school students should be able to choose tuition-free online learning options, like WCA, to meet their individual learning needs. Much of this has to do with online school’s ability to better-personalize education based upon student need.

“We live in a world where not every child learns the same, in the same way, at the same time,” Michelle Muller, principal of WCA said. “It’s important the public knows that when the general population of students are boarding buses and waiting in school lunch lines, that a smaller group of their peers are staying home and completing their education online.”

To kick-off the back-to-school season, Wisconsin Connections Academy is hosting an in-person Back to School celebration in September for enrolled students across the state. Families will be able to meet their teachers, participate in a National Honor Society induction ceremony and learn about the school’s learning management system. Most importantly, families will be able to connect with each other.  

“We’re looking forward to welcoming students and their parents back-to-school this week,” Mueller said. “Kicking-off this year with our Back to School celebration, and showcasing to the community all that our school has to offer will reinforce the important role WCA plays in the education landscape of our city and state.”

About Wisconsin Connections Academy

Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) is a tuition-free, virtual public charter school for students in grades K-12. The mission of the company is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program. All students at WCA are required to take the same state assessments and meet the standards of traditional school students. WCA does this through integrating texts, materials and resources available to create a curriculum that keeps students engaged. Now, the school has grown to serve more than 600 K-12 students in the state of Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.connectionsacademy.com/wisconsin-virtual-school

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Skyward Partners with Clever to Support Student Data Security

Posted Aug. 23, 2016

The partnership allows educational apps to become more accessible and secure for the classroom  

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Aug. 23, 2016) ­– Skyward, a K-12 school administrative software provider, announces its partnership with Clever, a platform that simplifies and secures the integration of student data exchanged between SIS platforms and educational applications.

Districts using Clever will be able to access Skyward’s free API to complete a data transfer of students enrolled in their district or select schools. The information will then integrate, at the discretion of district administrators, with authorized educational applications. Students are then able to use approved learning apps in the classroom through Clever’s single sign-on, which ensures student data is kept secure.

To view the full news release, click here.