Corporate and Media Partners

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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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Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library institutions across the nation. Since 1996, we have worked with our customers to design and engineer high-capacity and future-ready broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communications, cloud, and security solutions. For more information, please visit www.ena.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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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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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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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. Founded in 1998, ClassLink’s mission is to empower educators to improve learning through innovative systems and services.
 
ClassLink provides unlimited OneClick single sign-ons to web and Windows applications and instant access to files on school networks and cloud storage. Accessible from any device, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
 
 
At Crown Castle Fiber, we build, own, and maintain the fiber networks that help you run your organization today, while setting the stage for tomorrow’s most transformative innovations. We take the time to understand your needs and deliver a solution that’s right for you. A solution that lets you share ideas and pursue new opportunities―free from the constraints of speed, capacity, or distance. And we’ll be your partner through it all―no matter what lies ahead. 
 
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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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.
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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.
 
Juniper 

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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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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. 

 
 
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SchoolDude is the #1 provider of SaaS operations software designed specifically for schools. Visit us to learn more about our IT Help Desk and IT Asset Management applications, how they can be integrated, and how they save time, create instant audits andreports, and justify capital funding requests.
 
 
 

Silver

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Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, and security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
 
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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.
 

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

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.

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. 

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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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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Since 2002, Jamf has made it easy for schools and businesses to use and manage Apple devices in their organizations. With Jamf Pro, IT departments and EdTech staff have the industry’s single best tool to inventory, image, configure, secure and distribute software and apps on every Mac, iPad, iPhone or Apple TV under their control. Teachers and students work with products they prefer and that enhance the learning experience in the classroom. IT and EdTech get their weekends back. Find out why more than 10,000 schools and businesses rely on Jamf to manage over 7,000,000 Apple devices across the globe at jamf.com.

 
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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.
 
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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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McGraw-Hill Education is the digital learning experiences company intent on changing the world of education. Drawing on its rich heritage of educational expertise, the company offers highly personalized learning experiences that improve learning outcomes around the world. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 60 languages. For more information, please visit mheducation.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
 
 
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 education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience with an easy-to- use LMS that connects the people, content, and systems that fuel educaiton. Millions of students, faculty, and adminstrators from over 60,000 K-12 schools and universities worldwide use Schoology to shape learning experiences and improve students outcomes. Find us online, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Facebook. 
 

 

Bronze

 
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Leading the Future for Students, for Educators, and in Technology. 

We are investing in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our company - and our country - for the future. Since 2012, our employees have spent 2.0 million hours mentoring more than 260,000 students. With a financial commitment of $400 million, our AT&T Aspire initiative drives student success in school and beyond. By bringing together solutions that help connect, protect, and inspire – committed AT&T professionals are serving schools and universities across the country. 

BrightBytes, the leading end-to-end data management solution for education organizations, provides educators with the power to turn big data into big benefits for students. With the data integration platform, DataSense, BrightBytes enables educators to cleanse, integrate, and bi-directionally manage complex data from multiple systems. The decision support platform, Clarity, then analyzes and organizes meaningful  data across research-based frameworks to deliver visualized, actionable information that drives student learning.

 Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a unique ability to translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch consultative business model helping research and education networks keep up with the changing demands of a connected world. We believe in driving an industry ecosystem and offering the greatest degree of flexibility in how our customers consume technology to deliver the most rewarding experiences and outcomes. We develop and apply technologies across packet and optical networking and distributed software automation that drive openness, virtualization and collaboration for customers worldwide to meet surging bandwidth demands and facilitate greater collaboration.
 

ContentKeeper provides a scalable, full featured K-12 gateway filtering platform, giving education organizations the comprehensive set of tools required to allow safe access to educational content. Unmatched intelligent SSL inspection at multi-gigabit speeds provides granular controls and accurate reporting of encrypted traffic across all devices and browsers ensuring student safety both on and off campus.

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Encore Technology group provides innovative technology solutions for K-12 classrooms, higher education institutions, state and local government agencies, and commercial enterprises. Today, they are one of the largest independent technology solution providers in the southeastern United States, though their prestigious client roster spans the entire nation.

 

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HMH is a global leader in learning, providing content and services to millions of students, teachers, and parents worldwide. We leverage the power of innovation and interoperability, creating dynamic solutions that better serve our mutual customers. Partner with us today and gain access to an unparalleled network of resources to help your business grow.

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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.

Ruckus Networks (http://ruckusnetworks.com), an ARRIS company, is redefining connectivity around the globe. With our partners, we build secure wired and wireless access networks for organizations that place a premium on connectivity experiences for end-users as well as simplicity and lower-cost-per-connection for IT. 
 

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