Sponsors: Tech Forum Chicago 2010

Sponsors: Tech Forum Chicago 2010

Gold Level Sponsors

Calypso Systems improves K-12 learning by making it easier to build, manage and use media-rich classrooms. We design and manufacture a full range of integrated classroom A/V, voice amplification and administrative school communications products. Our focus on innovative, affordable, and easy-to-use integrated products has led to over 25,000 installed classrooms since 2007. Visit our website at www.calypsosystems.com for more information.

CDW Government LLC, the public sector subsidiary of CDW LLC, is a leading provider of technology products and services for K-12 schools. Dedicated account managers help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s technology specialists and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers can assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. Areas of focus include notebooks, desktops, printers, servers and storage, unified communications, security, wireless, power and cooling, networking, software licensing and mobility solutions. For more information call 1.800.808.4239 or visit CDWG.com.

NEC Display Solutions designs, produces and delivers display technology for a wide variety of markets, including educational institutions. We specialize in desktop and large-screen LCD displays, and a diverse line of projectors for customers who demand the most high-quality, reliable display solutions to meet their needs. Our business is driven by advanced technologies, industry-leading service and value-add programs that increase your productivity and let you see your digital world in a more dynamic way.

Get connected with netTrekker, the leading educational search tool for K-12 students and educators. netTrekker connects you to the most relevant, digital resources and tools for engaging students in a learning experience that supports their unique needs. netTrekker delivers a wealth of educator–selected digital resources organized by readability level and aligned with each state's standards. Quickly and easily find resources for general-education students, ELL/ESL students, those working below or above grade level, those with reading challenges, special needs and more. From lesson plans and assessments to learning games and videos, you’ll find it all in netTrekker.

Student Response and Research-Based Consulting - Gather valuable student data and feedback instantly. Conduct formative assessments and increase student learning with Turning Technologies' proven technology and integration strategies. Use our response technology to engage students in active learning, track results and analyze data to reach student achievement goals. Poll in ANY environment or format and transform presentations into powerful data collection tools. Educational Consulting Programs provide comprehensive, expert services to improve learning gains. Data-driven reform provides immediate feedback, active learning, assessment for learning and differentiated instruction. School Improvement, Response To Intervention and Edugaming programs offered. www.TurningTechnologies.com


Silver Level Sponsors

AVerMedia Information, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of digital multimedia technology products for the education, government and consumer electronics markets. Focusing on digital video technology, AVerMedia features high-quality and user friendly presentation products for K-12 and Higher Education classrooms. The AVerVision brand of document cameras and visual presenters is specifically designed for digital presentations in the classroom, with offerings ranging from basic entry-level products to advanced visual presentation solutions. Easy-to-use, yet offering extensive and exclusive features and functions with the ability to integrate into the latest classroom technologies, AVerVision Document Cameras and Visual Presenters are a true teachers tool.

Equus Computer Systems is a 100% employee owned company (ESOP). The only employee owned company with services dedicated to Education partners. This important distinction delivers real benefits to our channel and education partners, both immediate and long-term. One of the largest Intel® and Microsoft® OEMs in North America. The Company has experienced 21 years of progressive, profitable growth. We have been voted Number 1 Channel vendor by North American Resellers. Equus will be demonstrating the Nobi Convertible (8.9” and 10.1” convertible tablet units specifically designed for the education markets.

Learning.com, the premier provider of Web-delivered curriculum and assessment, partners with schools across the United States to improve student learning outcomes. Our solutions transform learning experiences through our understanding of the art and science of Web-based teaching and learning.

Network security is controlling what is on your network; and control is all about detecting and resolving any activity that doesn't align with your organization's policies. Built specifically for K12 networks and protecting millions of students nationwide, Lightspeed Systems provides a single admin consol to everything running on your network and control any detected issues. Lightspeed gives control with email archiving, content filtering, spam management, antivirus, extensive reporting, gateway server & desktop security, bandwidth management, & mobile content filtering. Obtain peace of mind with Total Traffic Control with Lightspeed Systems.

Sanyo is a leading manufacturer of LCD and DLP data projectors for the education market with models for the classroom, lecture hall or auditorium. Products featured this year include the PLC-XU200/250 cost-effective classroom projector series, the PLC-WXL46 short throw projector for use with interactive whiteboards, and the PLC-XC55 ultimate classroom projector with excellent Total Cost of Ownership. Visit us at www.sanyoeducation.com.


Association Partners

The Illinois Computing Educators organization is an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The mission of Illinois Computing Educators is to lead the educational community in enhancing learning through technology. The annual ICE Conference is held at the end of February, but ongoing professional development events and presentations are offered throughout the year by the members of the nine ICE chapters located around the state. More information about the Illinois Computing Educators can be found at our web site: www.iceberg.org.

Illinois Chief Technology Officers (IL CTO) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the efforts of assisting educational agencies' CTOs/CIOs in realizing their organization's vision and goals for the effective, secure, and rapid implementation of instructional technology and operational information technology. The Illinois CTO/CIO Council will provide for the development of individual leadership, monitor emerging trends, and facilitate collaboration and advocacy among its members. More information can be found here: www.ilcto.org.

The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to facilitate the sharing of best practices of technology to enhance teaching and learning. Its 3,000+ members come from Michigan, neighboring midwest states and Canada. MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Find out more about MACUL at: www.macul.org.

SET Connections is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is educational; to promote an overall understanding of technology and its benefits and then to assist in its utilization, to support the field of special education. Special education students bring individual needs to educators, who have unrealistic case loads, in a field short of funding, with an exhaustive obligation for paperwork and now a requirement to implement RTI. SET Connections is working to lead special education students and educators, to learn to use technologies in order to be more successful. For more information see www.SETConnections.org.

WEMTA is an independent professional association serving school library media and instructional technology professionals. WEMTA is committed to providing leadership and professional growth opportunities to promote quality learning and information access to meet the needs of our educational community.