eDynamic Learning is the largest publisher of online CTE and elective courseware in North America with nearly 200 courses designed for grades 6-12. As a teacher-founded company, eDynamic Learning was established with a mission of helping students find their passion and prepare them with the knowledge and skills needed to make life-shaping college and career decisions. All courses are developed in-house by teachers and subject matter experts and are designed to replace a textbook or supplement the course curriculum. Courses include a comprehensive set of lessons, reflective discussions, assessments and activities. This includes engaging narratives, videos, slideshows, diagrams, flashcards, podcasts, soft skills and social-emotional content, wherever appropriate. eDynamic Learning’s high-quality curriculum is flexible and customizable to be used in a variety of online and blended learning environments, runs on all technology platforms and devices, and is compatible with nearly all LMS systems
Based anywhere in the U.S. and reporting directly to the CEO, the Senior/Vice President of Corporate Development (S/VP) will be an integral member of the senior executive team and head Teaching Strategies’ inorganic growth. Using their deep experience in and comprehension of M&A activities, this individual will work closely with product and other functional areas to understand and identify when to buy vs. build new offerings, focus on acquisitions but be able to transition a deal to a strategic partnership when necessary.
In the light of the recent changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Todd welcomes David Evans and George Bernstein to the Knowledge Leaders Podcast to discuss the financial and infrastructural impacts on child care businesses. David Evans is involved with Child Development Schools. He reflects on the current state of child care, and points out the differences from the retail sector. In childcare businesses, teachers, parents and investors have always prioritised the safety and wellbeing of the children above profits. David assesses how a successful childcare business can function whilst taking parents’ newfound work-at-home lifestyle into Account. George Bernstein is the former CEO of Nobel Learning Communities. George discusses the best approach to investment in a general sense, but particularly in navigating 2020’s unpredictable market and environment.
Several months into the pandemic, many businesses have had to learn how to hire new team members remotely. In this episode, Todd Hand and April Sarraille catch up with Varda Halidy, ASA’s new VP of Human Resources, to hear what it’s been like joining a team virtually. Tune in as we discuss video interviews, building meaningful connections with colleagues over Zoom, and Varda’s advice for hiring over the next few months.
Age of Learning is a leading education technology innovator based in Glendale, California, with a talented team of 500+ individuals comprised of nationally-renowned educators, curriculum experts, designers, animators, engineers, and more. Age of Learning develops engaging, effective digital learning technology and content to help children build a strong academic foundation for lifelong success.
Todd Hand sits down with Dan Vigdor, Founder and Executive Chairman of HackerU, Martin Keck, Head of Edtech Investment Banking at Needham & Company and Kush Patel, CEO of App Academy to discuss coding boot camps and how the switch to online and remote learning has changed their education process.
Todd Hand sits down with Chris Caren, CEO of Turnitin, and John Knific, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Wisr, to discuss the changes they’ve seen as executives in education technology companies selling into higher education. What does the 2020 school year look like for higher education? What are these education technology companies doing to help their customers during these times?
Todd Hand sits down with Ash Kaluarachchi, Co-Founder, and Jonathan Harber, Chairman and Co-Founder of Started, Inc. John Gamba, Entrepreneur in Residence & Director of Innovative Programs, and Michael Golden, Executive Director and Senior Fellow, of The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of The Center of Education Reform to discuss the upcoming EdTech Week, which has now become a virtual event. In this conversation, we learn how this event is different from the past, as well as how much as changed from the original plans in order to provide the best and most attainable event for attendees. This event, now free to all attendees, has something for everyone. To learn more about this year’s event, and to register, please go to https://edtechweek.com.
Bradley Palmer, Chairman of Palm Ventures, and John Semel, Chief Strategy Officer of Zovio, Inc., sit down with Todd Hand to talk about the intricacies of investment in higher education during a global pandemic. The current pandemic has accelerated some of the issues they’ve seen in higher education previously. They discuss the potential for the perceived ROI of higher education to drastically change enrollment rates for the 2020 school year. There is a continued conversation regarding the ever-growing skills gap that we are facing in America that will only be accelerated during this time of mass unemployment and remote learning. Bradley and John give their thoughts on which companies and schools have the most promise and growth on the other side of this.