51st Convention Sponsors

51st CASE Convention, Sponsors

 


 

Thank you to our sponsors for helping to make our 51st CASE Convention a reality!

Premier Sponsors

McGraw-Hill

 

In the last several months, thanks to the heroic efforts of educators and school leaders, millions of learners were able to quickly shift their schoolwork online to help protect, not just health, but the importance of the learning continuum. This was no small feat. At McGraw Hill we've signed up 130,000 new K-12 student users on our learning platforms, delivered hundreds of webinars and answered countless calls and emails asking for help.

 

We stand firmly in partnership with the educators of Colorado and the CASE organization and are proud to be a part of the first ever Virtual Workshop.

 

NWEA

 

Measure growth over time The foundation of the MAP Suite is MAP Growth —the most trusted and innovative interim assessment in the market. It answers the fundamental question— “Are my students learning?” It supports teachers for effectively differentiating instruction so that students stay engaged in their learning. Educators are given timely insights to make the best use of resources. It covers K-12; reading, language usage, math, or science. Through its alignment to standards, it enables educators to close achievement gaps. And MAP Growth is the market’s best solution for supporting the most learning opportunities for all students, including Spanish.

 

Edgenuity

 

Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for grades K-12 that propel student success, empower teachers and enable schools to meet their academic goals.

 

Horace Mann

 

Educators are taking care of our children’s futures, and they deserve someone in their corner taking care of them. We believe this to our core. And since 1945, that belief has driven us to create products and services that put teachers first — to help them protect what matters most today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. We are the largest financial services company focused on providing America's educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions.

 

CO PERA

 

Colorado PERA provides retirement and other benefits to more than 620,000 current and former teachers, State Troopers, snowplow drivers, corrections officers, and other public employees who provide valuable services to all of Colorado.

 

College Board

 

We look forward to helping you navigate fall testing with updates to flexibility and 1:1 personal support as you navigate your constantly evolving school opening plans.

 

Caplan & Earnest

 

Caplan & Earnest is a Boulder-based law firm that serves clients throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. With more than 30 attorneys, we offer innovative legal solutions to complex challenges for clients who have education law, health law, litigation, estate planning, immigration law, business law and workplace investigation needs.

 

Communities in Schools

 

While this school year may be filled with unexpected challenges, one thing remains certain: students will need more support than ever to stay focused on academic success. Whether in school or at home, those struggling with non-academic challenges—such as poverty and trauma—are at an even greater risk of falling behind and disengaging in school.

 

7 Mindsets

 

The 7 Mindsets provides evidence-based SEL solutions including professional development, proactive implementation coaching, student SEL curriculum for grades K-12 and adult SEL curriculum.

 

The 7 Mindsets approach is based on a common language of SEL beliefs. When everyone is speaking the same language, including teachers, administrators, and the wider community, the ideas will stick.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Camcor, Inc.

 

Camcor, Inc. offers expert guidance and knowledge to help customers select the most effective technology solutions and innovations for your school, office, or home environment. Since 1949, Camcor’s experienced team has prioritized customer service above all else and goes out of their way to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase.

 

Our expertise covers all aspects of digital imaging, audio/video, interactive classrooms and multimedia presentations. Whether you need guidance on purchasing a single product or a full solution for a classroom or office, we can help with product evaluation and installation if needed. Call to schedule a meeting: 847-643-6939 or email dmerryman@camcor.com.

 

Education First

 

Since our founding in 1965, EF Education First has led the educational travel industry. Our global presence, focus on safety, and our stability in times like these are some of the main reasons why districts, schools, teachers and families choose to travel with EF. Unlike many other student travel providers, we are a family-run company focused on the safety of our travelers and delivering on our mission to open the world through education.

 

At EF, we believe in one simple truth - that the world is better when people try to understand one another. We are looking forward to once again helping people live out their dreams of experiencing the world, until then, let's get students back in the classroom! We look forward to joining the conversation at CASE 2020 - please ping us to say hello, talk travel or discuss how we've handled COVID-19 with 2020 (and future) travel.

 

Istation

 

Istation's innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn.

 

Technology Integration Group

 

Founded and headquartered in San Diego since 1981, TIG is a single source of IT solutions for small, medium, enterprise, government, and education organizations. The company is ISO 9001:2015 with TL9000 certified for provisioning technology hardware, software, and accessories; integrating value-added and other professional services for the enterprise and end-user IT environments.

 

American Fidelity Assurance Company

 

When designing our products and solutions, we focus on the specific needs of employers and employees in the education community. With a division dedicated to schools, we have the benefit of pricing our products to fit the budget constraints schools face. We customize our supplemental benefits with multiple plan options and elimination periods. From state health plans to sick leave policies and unique pay modes – we understand schools’ needs and create our products with you in mind.

 

Advancement Courses, a Wiley brand

 

For more than 30 years, Advancement Courses, a Wiley brand, has been a leader in professional development, providing 100% online courses to thousands of teachers across the country. With 280+ online courses in 20 different subject areas in our catalog, we offer customizable PD for schools and districts.

 

Western Educational Equity Assistance Center

 

The Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC) at Metropolitan State University of Denver is one of four regional Equity Assistance Centers funded by the United States Department of Education under the Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. All centers provide training and technical assistance on educational issues related to race, sex, national origin, and religion. In addition, WEEAC has an emphasis on the prevention of bullying and harassment in schools.

 

Our highly qualified staff is ready to assist you. Please contact us if you have any requests or questions about our services. Requests may originate from teachers, principals, parents/guardians, community leaders, and state and district administrators.

 

Gold Sponsors

Adams State University

 

ASU’s mission is to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions. As members of the Adams State University community, we value:

 

  • Opportunity and access for all
  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Growth through inclusion of diverse cultures and ideas
  • A learning and civic community of trust, respect and civility
  • Caring and personal relationships
  • Innovation, integrity and ethical leadership
  • Responsible stewardship

 

Handy Networks

 

Handy Networks is not a typical data center company. Our focus is on people, needs and the technology to solve problems. Since 1997 have provided a variety of colocation, dedicated server hosting, managed server hosting, managed security services, and cloud hosting services. Our success and longevity are because we focus on results.

 

Our core capabilities include Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and remote desktop solutions, managed services, cloud services, IT infrastructure & security, IT operations, compliance, and strategic IT planning. Our clientele includes K-12 school districts, enterprises, municipalities, and government agencies. Internationally, we serve customers in over 40 countries worldwide.

 

Infrared Cameras, Inc.

 

ICI offers FDA approved thermal imaging cameras designed to create a safer environment for our schools through advanced temperature screening.

 

Alma

 

Alma builds critical SIS tooling that significantly improves school operations and empowers educators to foster better student outcomes. Alma is the future-ready, award-winning, comprehensive Student Information System (SIS) platform for Colorado K-12 schools and districts. As a visionary company that supports evolving education, Alma proudly offers an uncomplicated platform and a more intuitive approach to competency-based grading, state reporting, bulk import tools, student/parent/teacher messaging, complex class schedule building, and more.

 

Kaplan Early Learning

 

For more than 50 years, Kaplan Early Learning Company has been a champion for play. From our research-based curricula to enriching classroom environments and innovative technology solutions, Kaplan’s products and services inspire a lifelong love of learning in children and educators. We are architects of learning good and defenders of the imagination. We live for inseparable bonds and open minds. We encourage the eager and inspire the inspirers. We transform lives through play.

 

Millenium Financial Group

 

Millennium Financial Group is a full-service financial planning firm based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. We specialize in helping our clients maximize their Colorado and Federal pensions as the cornerstone of their retirement plans.

 

Reading Plus

 

Reading Plus provides a comprehensive adaptive literacy intervention for grades 3-12, validated by more than a decade of efficacy research. The program improves comprehension, motivation, silent reading fluency, and reading stamina. Research shows that Reading Plus significantly improves reading achievement for diverse learners, including EL, special ed, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1, 2, and 3, as well as advanced readers. Reading Plus produces 2 to 3 years of reading growth in 40 to 60 hours of personalized, adaptive instruction and practice. Reading Plus provides a comprehensive adaptive literacy intervention for grades 3-12, validated by more than a decade of efficacy research. The program improves comprehension, motivation, silent reading fluency, and reading stamina. Research shows that Reading Plus significantly improves reading achievement for diverse learners, including EL, special ed, RTI/MTSS Tiers 1, 2, and 3, as well as advanced readers. Reading Plus produces 2 to 3 years of reading growth in 40 to 60 hours of personalized, adaptive instruction and practice.

 

OverDrive Education

 

OverDrive Education is the leading digital reading platform for K-12 schools, offering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. As a 100% digital company serving over 27,000 schools worldwide, OverDrive combines technology with content to support learning and reading in the K-12 classroom, library and home on all major devices. Sora, the student reading app, was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide – and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

 

Daktronics

 

Daktronics can assist you with your local high school scoreboards to video systems (indoor and outdoor), electronic LED message display for public communication, fixed digit scoreboards for all sports, aquatics/swim timing systems and more.

 

PowerSchool

 

At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That’s why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the front office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, talent, finance, and HR. Today, we’re proud to be the leading provider of K-12 education application technology supporting over 45 million students in over 80 countries.

 

Hord Coplan Macht

 

Hord Coplan Macht is a fully integrated design firm offering architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, illustrations and campus planning, with offices in Denver, Baltimore, Charlotte and the DC Metro area. We combine the goal of creating functional yet inspiring spaces with the principles of innovation, thoughtful design, technical strength, collaboration and financial responsibility to uphold our clients’ best interests and deliver high performing environments for the future. We are an award-winning design firm priding ourselves on leading a collaborative programming and design process that results in beautiful, environmentally responsible, user-friendly spaces. Our process is guided by the belief that all successful projects start by listening to, (and hearing), what users and stakeholders really need and desire.

 

CSDSIP

 

In 1981, six Colorado school districts united resources to solve their unique educational insurance needs, calling themselves CSDSIP. Over the years, more than 170 Colorado public educational entities joined them, and built a community that provides Colorado schools with insurance services during the difficult times and comprehensive risk management services so that those difficult times come around less often. As a Member-owned insurance pool, CSDSIP Members come first.

 

PFM Asset Management

 

PFM provides portfolio management and investment advice for non-profits, charitable institutions and other institutional clients. We have a strong history of providing flexible solutions across both fixed income and multi asset class portfolios. Our discretionary assets under management have grown from $1 billion in 1986 to $113.1 billion as of December 31, 2019 and we currently have $40 billion in non-discretionary assets under advisement.

 

Schneider Electric

 

Schneider Electric is an Energy Services Company focused on creating healthier buildings and budgeting out District dollars to better the learning environment for Colorado students.

 

Presence Learning

 

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for speech therapy, occupational therapy, and psychoeducational services, assessments and behavioral and mental health therapy, is now making our clinical expertise and our platform available to school-based special education teams.

 

Renaissance

 

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 90 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement.

 

Bronze Sponsors

Plante Moran

 

Our curriculum for your success includes a no-surprises, proactive approach to your audit and consulting services to help you manage your district within tight budget constraints. With knowledge gained over six decades of serving schools, our team of K-12 specialists work with you to:

 

  • Anticipate challenges and prepare for accounting and auditing changes
  • Manage risk and protect you from cybersecurity threats
  • Leverage technology to streamline operations and identify cost savings

Generation Schools Network

 

Generation Schools Network (GSN) is a nationally recognized, award-winning non-profit founded in 2005 with the help of an Echoing Green prize to support systemic innovation in public education using its unique educational Model. GSN’s mission is to co-create healthy school ecosystems by partnering with educators, students, families and communities to elevate the education experience.

 

zSpace

 

zSpace combines elements of AR and VR to create lifelike experiences that inspire curiosity, create engagement, and deepen understanding. Today, over a million students are using zSpace in more than 2000 school districts, technical centers, medical schools and universities across the world. This immersive technology enables experiential learning through student-centered activities that supplement and align with existing K12 and CTE curriculum to support remote, in-person, and blended learning platforms.

 

Hilltop Securities

 

Hilltop Securities is a leading provider of Municipal Advisory services both in Colorado and across the nation. Hilltop’s Colorado-based professionals specialize in serving as Municipal Advisors to school districts, cities, and counties for the planning, structuring, and marketing or refinancing of municipal securities, leases and loans. In addition to advising on transactions, our team advises school districts on ballot parameters for general obligation indebtedness and mill levy overrides.

 

Great Minds

 

Great Minds PBC provides exemplary curricula to schools and districts nationwide, inspiring joy in teaching and learning. Teachers using Great Minds curricula help students build knowledge via a comprehensive, coherent, and cohesive design. Students earn a deeper, more complete understanding of the subject matter than any disparate materials could provide, setting themselves up for success in higher education, careers, and life.

 

Motorola Solutions

 

Motorola Solutions is a global leader in mission-critical communications and analytics: We are there in the moments that matter. Schools should be a place where students can grow and learn. Our mission-critical ecosystem – combining voice, software, video and services – helps schools manage both everyday and critical emergencies.

 

Stifel, Nicolaus and Company, Inc.

 

Stifel, Nicolaus and Company, Inc. is the #1-ranked underwriting firm in Colorado with market-leading expertise in education funding and financing issues.

 

FLO Analytics

 

We are school district planning consultants and our goal is simple: help you improve your school district and community. How do we do it? Our experienced team of GIS and data analysts, demographers, and K12 planners partner with you to solve your school district’s toughest planning challenges with data-driven and community-focused solutions.

 

95% Group

 

We offer diagnostic assessments and instructional materials, with expert consultants to coach educators to implement them, via job-embedded professional development programs. Best known for our explicit instruction on phonological awareness and phonics, we offer 50+ products and online courses developed to meet client needs.

 

Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Corp. of America

 

Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions is a global leader of advanced sensing technologies in the fields of Intelligent Surveillance, Public Safety, and Industrial/Medical Imaging. i-PRO was built on a 60-year legacy with Panasonic.