Tech for Schools Summits
EdSurge-Rossier Tech for Schools Summit LA 2015 Recap
These summits may be over, but the learning, reflections and relationships continue! Find the events recaps below or jump over to one of our Upcoming Summits.
Liz Arney
Keynote Speaker
Liz Arney
Liz Arney, author of Go Blended!, was formerly
Director of Innovative Learning at Aspire Public Schools. She joined NewSchools Venture Fund as a partner in March 2015.
Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D.
Keynote Speaker
Dean Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D.
Dean of the USC Rossier School of Education; previously a professor, scholar and academic administrator at both public and private research universities throughout the US.
Helena Seli
Keynote Speaker
Helena Seli
Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
Director, Program Development
USC Rossier School of Education
Participating Companies
40 companies were selected by a team of local educator judges to participate in EdSurge-Rossier Tech for Schools Summit LA 2015.
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123D Circuits
Online circuit simulator
2U Courses
Online, collaborative courses created in partnership with universities
Actively Learn
Integrates media, common core aligned questions, tools to scaffold and assess reading
Books That Grow
Digital reading platform that adapts fiction and non-fiction texts to match students' reading levels
Instructional game authoring tool and library for all subjects
Project-based entrepreneurship, financial and business challenges
Optimized internet search tool that curates content based on subject and quality and matches it to students' reading levels
Manages reading assignments, allowing teachers to integrate media & quizzes into ebooks
Professional development for educators provides instructional videos/ online community
Assessment creation tool that enables teachers to assign, track and share CCSS-aligned quizzes with Smarter Balanced and PARCC style questions
GlassLab Games
Suite of online classroom games developing 21st Century skills
Activities and games that teachers use during breaks to promote focus through physical activity
Recommends certified tutors with pre-screening process to best match student's learning style
Student performance dashboard that integrates Google apps
Math games and quizzes for grades K -10 with integrated analytics and inter-school competitions
Motion Math
Conceptual learning games & dashboard for K-6 math
Mr. Elmer
Tracks data on student behavior & school culture
Mystery Science
Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science.
Nepris Industry Connections
Connect teachers and classrooms with subject-relevant STEM professionals
Standards aligned curriculum, projects, lessons and worksheets for teachers for ELA, Social Studies, Math and Science
Nureva Troove
Digital Portfolio for K-12 students
Otus Student Performance Platform
Combination K-12 LMS, data warehouse & classroom Management tools
Share and explore collections of web pages, photos, and notes around topics of interest
Browser add-on that measures reading activity
Redbird Advanced Learning
Adaptive K-12 digital curriculum, blended learning services and professional development
scrible Edu
Save webpages, annotate, share research with peers with added student edition features
Suite of classroom management tools and adaptive and social math games for grades K-5
Auto-graded math problems based on real world applications
Manage classroom observations, instructional coaching and formative feedback
Reinforce positive behavior through points system & marketplace
Create common-core aligned lesson plans, projects, and assessments
CCSS aligned lessons focused on teaching close reading and argumentative writing across multiple subjects for grades 4 - 12
Browser-based modeling tool for beginners that creates 3D printable designs
Todo Math
CCSS-aligned iOS math games for K - 2 students
Online one-to-one math tutoring
Online, video observation, evaluation and feedback
Easy Tech
21st century skills curriculum that is delivered through's Sky learning platform.
Blended-learning courses and platform that teach students to design and code educational games
Project-based lessons teaching technology skills
Multimedia interactive lesson creation, sharing, assessing tool with teacher analytics
Summit Partners
Co-Hosts Sponsors
  • Alliance Public Schools
  • Baldwin Park Unified
  • USC Rossier School of Education
  • RUSD
  • Archdiocese of LA Schools
Gold Sponsors
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • School Improvement Network
  • MangaHigh
Silver Sponsors
  • Insight Education Group
  • Learning A-Z
Bronze Sponsors
  • pearltrees
  • Autodesk
  • 123 Circuits
  • Tinkercad