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Teachers are under more pressure today than ever before. We built ClassFlow to let teachers get back to what they love - helping their students to learn and achieve more. With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lessons from any web browser, share lessons with other peers and collaborate using the latest mobile and student response technology. Not only will ClassFlow help teachers save time at the planning and setup stages of lesson development, but it can also facilitate a more connected classroom.

The Global Education Conference founding sponsor is iEARN (International Education and Resource Network). iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. The 2012 Global Education Conference will include, as a special parallel event, the iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit.

As one of the world’s largest technology companies with operations in more than 170 countries, HP is helping to solve environmental and social challenges by uniting the power of people and technology. The HP Sustainability & Social Innovation team focuses on improving lives and businesses every day by focusing on the environment, health, education, and community. By bringing together the expertise of our more than 300,000 HP employees in collaboration with our partners, we make technology work for people in powerful ways that create a positive impact on the world.

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Home to ISTE’s annual conference and expo and the widely adopted ISTE standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, the association represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. For more information, visit iste.org.

For 12 years, the Intel® Teach Program has helped more than 10 million teachers around the world integrate technology into classrooms and promote student-centered approaches. Intel wants to support and continue the learning. Join Teachers Engage, our global online community of educators dedicated to transforming K–12 classrooms (free technology frequently given).

Incorporate 21st century skills into classroom learning. Adobe offers teachers and administrators integrated software, curriculums, and instructional resources as well as certification options and professional development tools. Promote digital literacy, teach essential career skills, and streamline administrative processes.

Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Our award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3),BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp, a new, free educational games portal for the classroom, and sponsor of the Gaming Strand for the conference.

The 2013 GEC welcomes a new co-sponsor, the Global Campaign for Education-US, a broad-based coalition of 56 organizations working to ensure equitable access to a quality Education for All worldwide.  GCE-US believes that all young people have a right to an education and engages in campaigns, advocacy and other programs in the US to build support for Education for All.  These programs include:  Youth Advocacy Training, Global Education Expert Speaking Tours, global education curriculum development, film screenings, and Global Action Week.  GCE-US is a member of the worldwide Global Campaign for Education, with coalitions in about 100 countries.

The School of Library and Information Science at San José State University (SJSU) prepares individuals for professional careers in the information professions. The SJSU information school offers several online educational programs, including a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, which is fully accredited by the American Library Association, as well as a Master’s Degree in Archives and Records Administration. Graduates work in diverse areas, such as website design, digital asset management, information architecture, archives, electronic records management, and librarianship. All programs are delivered online, and the SJSU information school is a recognized leader in online education. Dr. Sandy Hirsh, the director of the school, is co-chair of the Library 2.0 virtual conferences. More info: http://ischool.sjsu.edu

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

edWeb.net is a free professional social and learning network for the education community that makes it easy to connect and collaborate with colleagues, share information and best practices, and create professional learning communities. edWeb makes it easy for educators at all levels of education to move forward faster with innovative ideas that transform teaching and learning. Educators, schools, and organizations can use edWeb to create their own online communities to increase the effectiveness of their programs. edWeb hosts professional learning communities on key topics in education and won the 2012 Edublog Award for Best Free and Open Professional Development for Educators. edWeb reaches 3.5 million educators in the U.S. through our membership and our partnership with MCH Strategic Data. For more information, contact Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO, at lisa@edweb.net, 800-575-6015 x100.

The School Leadership Summit's founding sponsor is TICAL, a Statewide Educational Technology Services Project funded by the California Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Education under the auspices of the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. TICAL's mission is helping K-12 school leaders provide informed and effective leadership in the use of technology to improve education.

Built on the 5E instructional model, the Science4Us curriculum is a complete, standards-based, core science curriculum that aligns to state standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards. Science4Us delivers digital science experiences to early elementary students in Kindergarten through second grades that include integrated technology, engineering, math, literacy and the arts. For teachers, Science4Us provides pedagogical and content training, embedded and on-demand, that increases teacher comfort with teaching science and does not require a large time commitment.

VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. The VIF learning center features Global Gateway professional development and classroom resources. Teachers can customize their PD experience with flexible evidence uploads, create and share globally themed lesson plans at their convenience, and collaborate with a community of peers around the world.

Wilson Entertainment and Consulting LLC is a consulting service providing professional development workshops and job-embedded assistance to teachers and administrators in integrating technology into the Common Core Curriculum. Teachers and teaching are still the most effective way to educate students in the 21st Century. However the 21st Century has provided many new and innovative tools for teachers to use. To this end, it is imperative that educators learn as much about these tools as possible. Our workshops and onsite help cover various topics including flipping classrooms, using social media in the classroom, preparing engaging multi-media presentations, capturing and editing audio and video content for use in the classroom, using cameras in the classroom, screencasting, creating an online presence, and maintaining an engaged classroom. Larry Wilson is a retired classroom teacher with 17 years in the classroom and he understands how to make technology meaningful for teachers. Feel free to contact him for further information at hsvlarry@gmail.com or 501.915.2991.

GETideas is an open, online global community for 21st-century education leaders exists to foster Global Education Transformation–the “GET” in GETideas.org–via virtual collaboration and international dialogue, including the sharing of best practices and resources.

The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators. The American Federation of Teachers is advancing a vision of solution-driven unionism that connects those we represent with the people they serve and the communities where they work and live. We are fostering innovative projects such as Share My Lesson—an online resource that provides educators a place to collaborate and share their best practices—to address many of the pressing challenges confronting schools and communities in the United States.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. Our four programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,474 schools in 144 countries to develop and offer four challenging programmes to over 1,056,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.

The Flat Classroom® Project is a global collaborative project that joins together middle and high school students (typically grade 9-12, 14-18 years old). Co-founded in 2006 by Vicki Davis (Westwood Schools, USA) and Julie Lindsay (now in Beijing, China) in 2006, this project uses Web 2.0 tools to support communication and interaction as well as collaboration and creation between students and teachers from classrooms around the world.

When using LittleLives, teachers and parents create their own private networks, deciding who to allow on and who to exclude. Children can then delight in the freedom to connect with friends and enjoy the benefits of social networking without the dangers of open networks like MySpace and Facebook.

TechSmith provides more than 30 countries with screen capture and recording software for individual and professional use. Founded in 1987 by William Hamilton, who remains the company’s president today, TechSmith has seven products that do anything from taking screen captures, to screen recording and managing consumer content.



















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