In the world of education technology, it’s hard to rival the month of June. Every year, occurring around the same time as ISTE, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) hosts its Emerging Technologies Forum for the entering cohort of Emerging Private Sector Partners (EPSP). And this year, our very own president and founder, Charlene Blohm, will be one of the experts at the forum facilitating discussions and offering industry expertise.
The three SETDA Channel Partners, CB&A, Academic Business Advisors and Arc Capital Development, have been chosen to lead a full-day workshop for EPSP. Charlene and others will assist the new cohort by exposing them to national policies, trends, research and best practices.
The cohort consists of nine startups focused on serving K-12 education needs. As part of a competitive application process, these companies were chosen based on their status as an organization, their ability to use technology to serve an education need and their potential for growth. By earning this rare opportunity, EPSP will be taught a variety of practices beginning with the Emerging Partners Workshop. The cohort will also have the opportunity to pitch their business plans and work alongside the SETDA Channel Partners and education technology leaders over the next year.
This year’s forum will be held on June 27 in Philadelphia, just before ISTE 2015 kicks off.