Education Week and EdWeek Market Brief to Provide Briefings, Coverage at ISTE in Chicago

Education Week and EdWeek Market Brief staff will be busy at next week’s 2018 gathering of the International Society for Technology in Education in Chicago.

One of the largest ed-tech events in the country, ISTE draws about 16,000 attendees for a program that focuses on everything from ed-tech leadership and cutting edge technology to computational thinking and virtual reality.

Education Week and EdWeek Market Brief experts will also be holding exclusive briefings and presentations throughout the conference. This is your chance to meet us in person, hear about the latest trends in educational technology, and get insights into the purchasing priorities of district leaders.

Presentation and Panel Discussion

What Principals Really Think About Educational Technology

Monday, June 25, 4 to 5 p.m.

Location: W187A

Education Week Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Bushweller will present insights about an exclusive, nationally representative survey that Education Week conducted that examined what K-12 principals think about personalized learning, the amount of time students spend in front of computer screens, teenagers’ social media behavior, and the “computer science for all” movement. The survey presentation will set the stage for a panel discussion with three experts on these issues.

Exclusive Briefings

Register for briefings below to reserve your spot, as seating is limited. All briefings will take place in expo hall meeting room 56:

7 Ed-Tech Trends Transforming the K-12 Market

An outline of the important trends for education companies to watch this year. This briefing will include exclusive data and insights into what experts expect to see from schools in the year ahead—from more robust and sophisticated use of classroom data to growing interest in products and services for social-emotional learning programs, and more.

Select your session time:

Monday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Revealing Research: 5 Takeaways About Educators’ Product Needs and Preferences

Exclusive data about district leaders’ perceptions of the top education companies and their products. Hear details about their preferences around print versus digital curricula, formative assessment needs, and the top barriers for expanding personalized learning programs.

Select your session time:

Monday, June 25 at 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m. 

Tips for Navigating the International Ed-Tech Market–and Mistakes to Avoid

Find out the keys for ed-tech providers in making it in markets like China, India, Canada, the Middle East, and the developing world, and how to avoid costly mistakes. EdWeek Market Brief examines strategies for going global and how to avoid dead-ends.

Select your session time:

Monday, June 25 at 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 26 at 1 p.m.

Personalized Learning & the Future of Work

See the latest data on changes in the job market and the implications for schools. Discover the challenges of making personalized learning work in a standardized K-12 system, and what it will take for classroom educators and district leaders to build the next generation of innovators.

Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. 

Understanding and Navigating the District Buyer Journey

Gain insight from exclusive surveys that tapped into the buying preferences of over 500 district leaders, 300 district technology leaders, and more than 250 principals. Attendees will learn:

  • Who influences district leader strategic planning and purchasing decisions, and the channels CIOs, superintendents, principals and other administrators turn to for information;
  • Top concerns of key district personnel and their most urgent challenges related to students, technology, and staff;
  • A playbook for winning pilot projects, and the top criteria that influences vendor selection;
  • Areas in which school leaders plan to drive improvement in the next 18 months.

Select your session time:

Monday, June 25 at 3 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m.

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