• 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

    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

    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

    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.
    Chloe Scheller
    608-216-7300 x36
    chloe 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

    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

Clients in the News

Teachers Choose Califone’s Kids Headphone as a Top Product

Posted Sep. 27, 2016

Madison, Wis. (Sept. 27, 2016) – As K-12 districts continue to shift to digital curriculum, education leaders need the right tools to deliver computer-based lessons. The Learning® Magazine 2017 Teachers’ Choice℠ Award for the Classroom recently recognized Califone’s 1534BK Kids Headphone as an exceptional audiovisual tool to be used in the K-12 classroom.

With noise reducing earcups that fit around, not on students’ ears, the 1534BK Kids Headphone makes it easier for them to focus on the lesson or task they are listening to. The headphone is designed to comfortably fit students ranging from pre-K through fourth grade and beyond. Ideal for personalized digital learning, the audio playback is calibrated to enhance the tonal range of the human voice for language learning.

For the full release, click here.

ORIGO Education Appoints New U.S. Leadership

Posted Sep. 26, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2016) - Math curriculum developer ORIGO Education (@origomath) announces new leadership to support the company’s growth and sales opportunities in the U.S. education market. The Australian-based company appointed Barbara diSoudi as chief executive officer, Brian De Moss as the manager of U.S. sales, and Kim Sadler as the head of U.S. product management and marketing. In their respective positions, diSoudi, De Moss and Sadler will work to make positive contributions in mathematics education for students and educators. 

Read the full news release.

RoboKind Debuts Robot with African-American Likeness to Engage Students in STEM

Posted Sep. 20, 2016

Guided by standards-aligned computer science and coding curriculum, humanoid robot Jett is designed to empower African-American students to embrace STEM

DALLAS (Sept. 20, 2016) – While the nation casts attention on a projected STEM employment deficit, activists and education leaders are addressing the diversity gap in education programs as a contributing factor. RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, debuts a humanoid robot designed to expand access and engagement for African-American students in K-12 STEM education. The robot, with African-American likeness, will deliver the Robots4STEM curriculum designed in partnership with Quadrant 4 System Corporation (QFOR).

Guided by the Robots4STEM curriculum, the robot Jett helps students in third grade and beyond gain foundational skills in coding and computer science. The program is designed to support educators with or without experience in computer science in implementing Robots4STEM, all while meeting math and science curriculum standards.

To read the full news release, click here.

Funds For Learning Trend Report Provides Snapshot of E-rate Program

Posted Sep. 15, 2016

Edmond, Okla. (Sept. 15, 2016) – Twenty years after the Telecommunications Act of 1996 created E-rate funding, significant measures are underway to update the program that has become vital to schools and libraries across the United States. In an effort to aid policymakers, administrators and other E-rate stakeholders as they shape the future of the program, Funds For Learning releases its E-rate Trends Report.

Based on a survey of 1,016 applicants representing a cross-section that closely matches the overall population of E-rate applicants, the report sheds light on how applicants perceive the program’s utility and effectiveness. Notable findings include:

  •     90 percent of respondents expect to add faster internet connections over the next three years.
  •     72 percent of respondents said Wi-Fi is critical to fulfilling their organization’s mission.
  •     79 percent of respondents said they do not have a backup or secondary internet connection in the event that their primary connection fails.
  •     60 percent of respondents reported difficulty navigating the new E-rate Productivity Center (EPC).
  •     94 percent of respondents indicated their organization will continue to apply for E-rate funding in the future.

To read more, please click here.

IO Education Recognized on the Prestigious 2016 Tyton Growth50 List

Posted Sep. 13, 2016

ATLANTA – Sept. 13, 2016 – IO Education, the leader in empowering educators through data to improve educational outcomes, has been recognized as a 2016 Tyton Growth50 company. The Tyton Growth50 celebrates innovative organizations achieving impact at scale through a combination of strong financial performance; market awareness and adoption; and demonstrated customer outcomes across the preK–12, postsecondary, corporate training, and consumer education markets. As one of 50 organizations selected this year, this achievement marks a significant milestone in IO Education’s evolution.

“This honor is a tribute to the hardworking staff at IO Education and the educators whose dedication to student success pushes us to be the best partners we can be,” said Michael Williamson, chief executive officer at IO Education. “Being named to Growth50 is a significant milestone for us as we continue to seek new and better ways to utilize data to help educators improve outcomes for students and educators.”

To read more, please click here.

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.