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CoSN sponsorships provide unique opportunities to reach decision makers in the K-12 education technology market. We offer our sponsors:
 
  • Valuable marketing opportunities by providing access to education technology leaders virtually and at face-to-face meetings.
  • Increased visibility in the K-12 education market.
  • Stronger understanding of the education marketplace and trends impacting companies.
Four annual sponsorship packages are available: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. There are also stand-alone sponsorship opportunities for leadership initiatives, Annual Conference, regional CTO clinics, national awards, scholarships, CETL certification, advocacy, and international activities.
 
In addition to our sponsors, CoSN has several media partners. With the help of these partners, we contribute to the public conversation surrounding K-12 ed tech.
Our partners offer innovative products and services to improve the educational experience of students and address the challenges facing school districts.
Learn more about the sponsors, and be sure to visit their pods at your next CoSN event.
 

Platinum

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For 13 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Whether it’s your first day in your cloud journey or you have a cloud-first strategy, AWS has a solution to facilitate teaching and learning, launch student analytics initiatives and manage IT operations.  AWS offers over 165 fully featured services and delivers a set of compute, storage, database, analytics, robotics, augmented reality and application deployment services that lowers costs, scales applications, responds quickly in emergencies and meets the ever-changing needs of the modern student.  Millions of customers, including over 9,000 academic institutions, over 4,000 government agencies, 19 of the top 20 most well-funded US Education Technology startups (FN1) and 96% of R1 Research Institutions trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit aws.amazon.com and to learn more about AWS in Education, visit aws.amazon.com/education.
 

ClassLink is a leading provider of cloud-based education products that connect teachers and students with their classroom, their curriculum and each other in richer, more powerful ways. As leading advocates for open data standards, we offer OneClick access to apps and files, provide actionable analytics, streamline class rostering, and automate account provisioning.  Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.

ENA delivers comprehensive connectivity, communication, cloud, security, and software solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation. In 2018, ENA joined forces with CatchOn, a user-friendly data analytics tool that enables school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. Collectively, ENA and CatchOn leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions to America’s community anchor institutions. 

For more information, please visit www.ena.com or www.catchon.com,  call 866-615-1101, or email info@ena.com.

 

Resources: ENA Customer Success Story: Florida's School District of Clay County (PDF) | ENA TrustCompute—Next Gen Computing and Virtual Data Center Services for Education and Libraries (PDF) 

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Google for Education: Education is at the core of Google's mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." We want to help make learning possible for everyone, anywhere. With devices and tools built for the classroom, students and teachers can spend more time exploring, connecting, creating - together. Technology will play a vital role in equipping this generation of students with the skills they'll need to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. That is why we support collaborative learning in communities around the world, and why we continue to invest heavily in education programs and partnerships: so students can do cool stuff that matters.
 
 

Gold

In the past, learning was constrained by time and place. Today, digital transformation is opening a new world of educational opportunities—to learn in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe.

Cisco is leading this digital transformation in education with the Cisco Digital Education Platform, which supports blended learning opportunities, worldwide collaboration, and rich online media experiences. With this completely integrated digital environment, schools have the technology in place to ensure that buildings are connected, educators are empowered, administrators are informed, and students can learn without limits. For more information, visit www.cisco.com/go/education

 

As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transfrom IT, and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables our enterprise customers' IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big- data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry- leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies. Dell EMC brings together Dell's and EMC respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry's most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses. 

Ed-Fi securely and seamlessly connects educational data systems. Empowering educators with a complete view of every student, classroom, and school.
The Ed-Fi Alliance is the group of educators, technologists, and thought leaders shaping the future of education technology through the Ed-Fi Data Standard and the ecosystem of Ed-Fi Technologies.
As a nonprofit organization fully funded by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, this allows Ed-Fi to take a mission-driven, stable and long-term approach, independent from shifting government priorities.   
Bringing together a variety of stakeholders—including educators, superintendents, consultants, and educational technology developers—the Ed-Fi Community regularly contributes feedback that helps the Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology suite grow more usable, practical, and sophisticated. Working closely with Ed-Fi’s staff, these contributors form the heart of the Ed-Fi Alliance Community. Ed-Fi has attracted some of the most experienced, passionate, and mission-driven experts from across the country. We’d love to count you as a member of the growing Ed-Fi Community. Go to www.ed-fi.org to get more info and sign up for our bi-monthly newsletters. 
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From early childhood education through high school, there has never been a more exciting or challenging time to be a member of the educational community. Just over the last few years, for example, the Internet and wireless computing capabilities have dramatically changed the learning environment. HP understands and appreciates the needs and challenges of the educational arena. With its longstanding commitment to education and a demonstrated ability to consistently deliver high-quality, affordable, technology products, services and solutions, HP is uniquely qualified to help transform schools and institutions into a 21st Century learning environment.
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Designed for teachers and how they want to teach, itslearning is a cloud-based learning platform used by millions of teachers, students, administration staff and parents around the world. It can be found at all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, helping teachers make education more inspiring and valuable for today’s students. At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20% of our employees have worked as teachers, and we can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. We provide a full range of strategic services, from simple training sessions to full-scale implementation projects. Established in 1999, itslearning is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, and has offices in multiple locations around the world.
 
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Juniper Networks delivers innovation across routing, switching, and security. From the district’s network core down to teacher and student devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon, and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Our solutions for education provide the network foundation that creates a learning environment that is more engaging for students, helping advance student learning and improve student achievement. We help schools and school districts build the very best education networks so that they are ready to integrate their technology-powered learning initiatives, conduct critical online assessments, and perform important day-to-day administrative functions. As a trusted partner to education, Juniper Networks provides a full routing portfolio for WAN and Internet connections, campus and data center networking, best-in-class wireless LAN solution, network security, and integrated management.
 
 
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Education is more than students sitting in a classroom. The expansion in Internet connectivity and the use of mobile devices has transformed learning and schools. The right technology is essential to support today’s challenging learning environment. Microsoft’s solutions for teaching and e-learning with Windows 8, Office 365, Lync, and SharePoint are fueling innovation and the future of learning.
 
 

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CDW•G is a leading provider of technology and solutions to schools, with a mission of delivering engaging, collaborative and interactive learning environments, while securing networks and optimizing data centers. Our team of dedicated account managers and solution architects can help with assessment and pre-configuration to implementation and ongoing support. CDW•G solution areas include: classroom technology, cloud computing, data center optimization, networking, power and cooling, printers, security, software, storage, total mobility management, unified communications, and virtualization. For details, call 800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com/k12.
 
 

 

Clever wants to improve education through the use of technology. Clever was created by people who knew first hand that schools, teachers, and students could all benefit from the amazing learning software that was available, but key challenges stood in the way of accessing the technology. We eliminate roadblocks for our users by making it easy to find software, automating the setup of new applications, and giving students one-click access to their personalized resources. We give teachers time to teach, help districts be better informed, and make using applications in the classroom effortless.

ContentKeeper provides a Web Filtering and Security Platform, giving schools the comprehensive set of tools required to allow safe access to educational content. Unmatched SSL inspection and AI technologies provide granular controls, accurate reporting and suspicious behavior identification across all devices and browsers, ensuring student safety both on and off campus. At ContentKeeper, our mission is to innovate the world’s best high-speed web security technologies. For more information, visit www.contentkeeper.com.

 

Diamond Assets partners with organizations in the education, corporate, and government sectors to maximize the residual value of their Apple devices. Unlike recyclers and buy-back companies, we go beyond the transaction by coaching and guiding our customers toward a cycle of financial sustainability. Our white-glove service, enhanced trade-in values, and dedicated account management makes it easy for organizations to refresh to the latest technology.

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Since 1992, FileWave has provided education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management software to assist IT teams throughout the entire lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management and maintenance. FileWave’s all-in-one, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop) and mobile devices across Mac, Windows, iOS and Android.
With FileWave, IT teams can efficiently secure and support their organizations from one easy-to-use console, making even the most daunting projects, such as BYOD or large 1:1 initiatives, manageable and highly effective.
Key Components:
  • Enterprise level cross-platform systems and mobile device management
  • Integrated inventory and license management—complete asset management
  • Patented deployment—fast, reliable, and efficient deployments
  • Booster technology—maximum scalability with minimal network traffic
  • Engage—modern classroom management and collaboration

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IT Security is in the forefront of the minds of school officials. Data breaches, website defacement, viruses, malware, compliance, even DDoS attacks impact education organizations across the P-20 learning environment.
Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, positions schools, colleges, and libraries to be able to respond rapidly to a sophisticated IT cyber-threat landscape. Fortinet’s consolidated approach to network security provides unparalleled performance and ease of management, coupled with significant savings. Strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence, and analytics from FortiGuard Labs, Fortinet delivers best-in-class protection to provide the safest and most secure digital learning environments.
Fortinet offers many products and services that are eligible under the E-Rate program, including: Wireless Access Points, Unified Threat Management/Next Generation Firewalls, Network Switches, and Caching solutions. Fortinet’s UTM/NGFWs are CIPA compliant.
Learn why the P-20 arena looks to Fortinet to protect their most valuable assets: students and staff: www.fortinet.com/education
 
 
 
The iboss Secure Cloud Gateway enforces CIPA compliance across all devices – on campus or off. It integrates seamlessly with directory services, allowing network administrators to apply policies by user or group to ensure proper filtering. Unlike DNS filtering-based solutions that are easily bypassed by proxies, the iboss Secure Cloud Gateway uses multi-layered application management to immediately identify and stop threats by referencing a global database. With the fastest and most scalable selective SSL decryption, iboss can filter encrypted traffic and remove network blind spots by providing visibility across all ports and protocols.
 
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Identity Automation is a leading provider of scalable Identity Management software to education. Its solution, RapidIdentity, helps educational organizations quickly build streamlined security foundations, whether deployed on premises or in the cloud. RapidIdentity's architecture uniquely supports fast deployments at any scale, contributing to rapid returns and lower total costs of ownership.
 
 
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Kajeet, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, is bridging the digital divide in schools. The Kajeet SmartSpotTM is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot with school-managed off- campus Internet connectivity. Giving teachers or administrators the ability to set access hours and filter out non- educational content, the Kajeet Sentinel® platform connects students to essential academic resources on the Internet anytime, anywhere. The SmartSpot is compatible with all devices students use today and is 100% compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). For more information, please visit us at http://kajeet.net.
 
Lightspeed Systems Inc. logo

Lightspeed Systems works with schools to make learning safe, mobile and easily managed. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 25,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated solutions for smarter K-12 school networks: Relay, Web Filter, Mobile Manager and Classroom. 

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At Pearson, learning outcomes are at the heart of everything we do. From our assessment platforms to our customized assessment services and solutions, we partner with educators, states, and districts to develop new, personalized ways of learning. 
 
 
PowerSchool provides student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, behavior, and special education case management. As well as student registration, school choice, and finance/HR/ERP.
 
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SAFARI Montage provides K–12 school districts with a fully integrated Digital Learning Platform, including a Learning Object Repository, Video Streaming Library, and IPTV & Live Media Streaming, designed to handle video efficiently.
 

Schoology is the go-to platform for K-12 education putting collaboration at the heart of learning. The easy-to-use LMS connects the people, content, and systems that fuel education. Millions of students, faculty, and administrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools use Schoology to shape learning experiences and improve students outcomes. Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook.

 

Securly is a student safety company that provides Edtech safety solutions - a mission that it has uniquely focused on since inception. Securly’s Filter & Auditor products provide electronic monitoring, alerting & filtering solutions to thousands of school districts worldwide. In addition to Filter and Auditor, Securly has expanded its product suite to include Parent Portal, 24, Tipline, Classroom, and the Hub. For additional information, please visit http://www.securly.com.

 

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At Promethean, our goal is to reimagine and reinvent educational technology solutions to create the dynamic environments, communities, and tools that empower teachers and motivate students to learn.

For over 20 years, learning has been, and always will be what fuels our passions. It represents the highest order contribution that we can make to improving the societies in which we live. We believe that the purpose of technology is not simply about automating the teaching and learning process, but to inspire and empower every student. 

At Promethean, our goal is to reimagine and reinvent educational technology solutions to create the dynamic environments, communities, and tools that empower teachers and motivate students to learn.

 

 
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