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Connect with EdTec at the 2024 GCSA Conference!

EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2024 Georgia Charter Schools Association Conference! The conference takes place in Atlanta from March 11-13, 2024.

EdTec is a Platinum Sponsor and will have a booth in the corridor outside of the exhibit hall. We encourage you to stop by to meet our team and learn more about how we support Georgia charter schools with charter startup, back office, grant writing, and more.

EdTec staff, along with partner schools, will present two breakout sessions. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise with charter developers, new schools, and established schools!

Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, March 12

Should I Have a Back Office Partner? | 9:30 am – 10:30 pm | Cumberland Ballroom – Salon D

  • Charter schools face unique challenges, balancing educational excellence with efficient operations. Enter the gig economy’s back-office service providers, offering a tempting proposition: specialized expertise without the expense of full-time staff. But is this silver bullet too good to be true? Join EdTec and one of our back office clients to explore benefits of the charter school-back office partnership, such as expertise, cost savings, scalability, and flexibility

Wednesday, March 13

What Charter Schools Can Learn from the Barbie Movie’s Marketing Strategy | 11:05 am – 12:05 pm | Cumberland Ballroom – Salon C

  • Even those who haven’t seen the movie would recognize that shade of Barbie pink anywhere! There are important lessons from the blockbuster hit’s marketing strategy that can be applied to almost any organization, including charter schools. Join EdTec’s marketing team as we explore how to enhance your branding, improve engagement with your community, and make a lasting impact with your message and mission. Though not required, Barbie pink attire is strongly encouraged!

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions. We hope everyone has a great time at the conference!

Connect with EdTec at the 2024 California Charter Schools Conference!

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2024 California Charter Schools Conference! The conference takes place in Long Beach from March 18-21, 2024. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present six breakout sessions.

We invite you to stop by Booth 422 to learn more about our services and solutions for charter schools. At EdTec, we are committed to providing high-quality support and resources to charter schools, and we look forward to connecting with charter school leaders at this year’s conference.

Because everyone can always use a new headshot, EdTec is the Headshot Bar sponsor this year! The Headshot Bar will be set up in the exhibit hall.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

We believe in providing charter schools with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. That’s why we’re excited to present six informative breakout sessions! Each session will be led by one of our experienced team members, and attendees will come away with practical strategies for improving their schools. Please see below for session details.

Tuesday, March 19

  • What Every Board Member Should Know: Indicators of Success and Stability | 11:15 am – 12:30 pm
    • Now more than ever, charter school board members are critical to ensuring the success and survival of charter schools. What red flags signal a school is in danger in finance, operations, and student achievement? How do we measure & communicate our success aligned with our mission and vision? What preventative measures help to decrease risk? How do we foster a strong connection from board to community? Our experts will provide recommendations & tools to help board members understand, monitor, and communicate progress on key indicators & overarching plans such as LCAP & strategic plans.
  • Using Multiple Measures to Demonstrate Growth | 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
    • While the CA School Dashboard offers valuable data, it never captures the full story of a charter. In this session, we will explore how charter schools, including DASS schools, can effectively demonstrate their growth and success through diverse measures. Attendees will be able to identify measures key to renewal under AB1505, including verified assessments and post-secondary success indicators, and how to integrate these multiple measures into continuous improvement cycles and LCAP reporting. Our experts will prepare you to communicate your success across measures to your school community.
  • Demystifying Financial Statements | 3:25 pm – 4:40 pm
    • Do you dread the part of the board meeting when it is time to review and discuss the financial statements? You’re not alone! We will demystify the fundamentals of accounting and budgeting so that you are prepared to confidently engage in financial discussions. Attendees will understand how to read and analyze financial statements and budgets as well as learn what data is important to lenders. Attendees will also work in groups to practice communication of financial information to stakeholders, including those who may not be financially savvy.

Wednesday, March 20

  • LCAP Pitfalls to Avoid: Work Smarter, Not Harder! | 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Does your Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) feel like an unwieldy beast that needs to be tamed? Join EdTec’s LCAP experts for concise tips on pitfalls to avoid and guidance on new requirements. Presenters will share lessons learned from 2021-24 and work together with participants to identify areas to revise. Participants will also learn how to sharpen the plan’s focus on supporting their school’s highest need student groups. This workshop is perfect for all school leaders involved with the LCAP. Bring your LCAP and leave with actionable next steps!
  • Life Without One-Time Funds: Benchmarking For Long-Term Budget Sustainability | 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm
    • As one-time federal and state Covid relief funding ends, school leaders must decide where to invest and where to trim the budget. Benchmarking your school against comparative organizations is an essential part of the budgeting process. In this session, EdTec’s finance experts will share benchmarking data to help your school develop a sustainable long-term budget. Learn key metrics and questions to ask as we transition to a new normal without one-time funding. This session is intended for school leaders, finance and operations staff, and board members.
  • Making the ELO Program Work for Your School | 3:25 pm – 4:40 pm
    • The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is a heavily funded priority for the state budget… and it looks like it’s here to stay! Join EdTec’s experts in this session for school finance and operations staff to get a clear overview of the program requirements and guidance on how to integrate them into existing school programming and/or add new programming in an efficient and effective way, learn what is going to be audited, review sample budgets and a budgeting tool for program planning, and discuss ideas for maximizing funding.

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions. We hope everyone has a great conference experience full of learning, networking, and inspiration.

Connect with EdTec at the 2023 Georgia Charter Schools Conference!

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2023 Georgia Charter Schools Conference!  EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present two breakout sessions.

We invite you to stop by Table 2 to learn more about our services and solutions for charter schools. At EdTec, we are committed to providing high-quality support and resources to charter schools, and we look forward to connecting with charter school leaders at this year’s conference.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

We believe in providing charter schools with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. That’s why we’re excited to present two informative breakout sessions! Each session will be led by one of our experienced team members, and attendees will come away with practical strategies for improving their schools. Please see below for session details.

Tuesday, March 14

  • The New Charter School’s Guide to Pre-Launch | 8:30am – 9:30am
    • Your charter application has been approved…and now the hard work continues as you prepare for opening day! In this session we will address important finance, operations, and governance topics for new school leaders and board members, including managing cash flow, understanding financial statements, and navigating challenges with facilities, personnel, and student recruitment. Our panel of experts and distinguished school leaders will share their experiences, lessons learned, and things to avoid as you prepare to welcome students.
  • A Conversation on Replication in GAs New Charter Landscape | 1:50pm – 2:50pm
    • This session will focus on how high performing charter schools can use replication as a tool to reach more families, communities, and students. We will briefly go over the prerequisites to replicate with the SCSC and how the process works. Afterwards, a panel of 3 distinguished school leaders will discuss their experience with the process, obstacles to avoid, and the overall benefits that the school has realized.

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions. We hope everyone has a great conference experience full of learning, networking, and inspiration.

Connect with EdTec at the 2023 California Charter Schools Conference!

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2023 California Charter Schools Conference! The conference takes place in Sacramento from March 13-16, 2023. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present five breakout sessions, as well as one session at the virtual School Developer Summit.

We invite you to stop by Booth 501 to learn more about our services and solutions for charter schools. At EdTec, we are committed to providing high-quality support and resources to charter schools, and we look forward to connecting with charter school leaders at this year’s conference.

Because everyone can always use a new headshot, EdTec is the Headshot Bar sponsor this year! The Headshot Bar will be set up at the back of the exhibit hall in the right corner during exhibit hall hours.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

We believe in providing charter schools with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. That’s why we’re excited to present five informative breakout sessions! Each session will be led by one of our experienced team members, and attendees will come away with practical strategies for improving their schools. Please see below for session details.

Tuesday, March 14

  • Making the ELO Program Work For Your School | 9:00am – 10:15am
    • The Expanded Learning Opportunities Program is a heavily funded new priority for the state budget… and it looks like it’s here to stay! Join EdTec and two ELO Program directors for a clear, simple overview of the program requirements and recommendations for tracking. Together we will also review sample budgets and a budgeting tool for program planning, and discuss ideas for maximizing the funding and program efficiency. You will come away ready to get your ELO Program off the ground!
  • Making the Connection: How Data Impacts Funding & Accountability | 3:10pm – 4:25pm
    • Data reporting is increasingly at the heart of funding and school accountability determinations. Know what areas you can impact to benefit your school. Learn about the criteria that affect funding calculations and measures of school performance on the Dashboard. We’ll identify pitfalls and areas you can improve through ongoing monitoring and thorough data reporting, and help you start building a smart data strategy to set up your school for success.

Wednesday, March 15

  • Demystifying Financial Statements | 2:00pm – 3:15pm
    • Do you dread the part of the board meeting when it’s time to review and discuss the financial statements? Does it seem as if everyone is speaking another language? We will demystify the fundamentals of accounting and budgeting so you are prepared to effectively engage in financial discussions. We will also review what lenders focus on. Through group exercises, you will acquire the language, analytical tools, and insights needed to confidently evaluate your organization’s fiscal health in today’s uncertain times.
  • What Every Board Member Should Look For: Indicators of Success and Stability | 3:25pm – 4:40pm
    • Now more than ever, charter school board members fulfill a critical function in ensuring the success and survival of charter schools. What are the red flags that signal when a school is in danger –in finance, operations, student achievement? How do we measure success aligned to our mission and vision? What preventative measures help to decrease risk? Our experts will provide recommendations and tools to help board members govern with proactive, consistent, effective oversight.

Thursday, March 16

  • Measuring Success Through the Lens of Renewal | 9:00am – 10:15am
    • Hear from a school leader who has developed an ongoing cycle of evaluating success on multiple measures, aligned to the charter’s mission and with a focus on what matters for renewal. With goals aligned to renewal targets and built into the LCAP, the school has actionable data accessible to inform decisions and engage the school community. Together with EdTec’s data and assessment experts, the school leader will discuss learning experiences, address questions, and share best practices.

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions. We hope everyone has a great conference experience full of learning, networking, and inspiration.

Connect with EdTec at the 2022 California Charter Schools Conference!

March 7, 2022

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2022 California Charter Schools Conference! The conference will take place in Long Beach from March 14-17, 2022. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present six breakout sessions, as well as one session at the virtual School Developer Summit. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise with charter developers, new schools, and established schools.

Because everyone can always use a new headshot, EdTec is the Headshot Bar sponsor this year! The Headshot Bar will be set up at the back of the exhibit hall in the right corner during exhibit hall hours (Tuesday from 9:00am – 4:30pm, and Wednesday from 9:00am – 4:30pm).

We will have two booth locations in the exhibit hall. We hope you will stop by Booth 1112 to meet the EdTec team and learn more about our charter development and back office services. Our school data and assessment experts will be available at Booth 1515 to discuss how we help charters to create actionable school plans by supporting school leaders with accountability reporting, performance analysis, and educational partner engagement.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

Monday, March 14

Tuesday, March 15

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions, in-person for the first time in three years! We hope everyone has a great conference experience full of learning, networking, and inspiration.

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Join EdTec at the 2021 National Charter Schools Conference!

June 15, 2021

EdTec is excited to be an exhibitor and presenter at the 2021 National Charter Schools Virtual Conference! The conference takes place June 20-23, 2021. We invite you to stop by the EdTec booth in the Solutions Center to say hello to our team members and learn how our charter experts can support your school with business, operations, and performance services. We’re also eager to share how we meet the needs of new school developers around the country with our expertise in charter development.

Annice Weinstein, EdTec’s Sr. Manager, Assessment Data and Analysis, will present a Solutions Session on Tuesday, June 22. We invite you to attend “Data Driven School Culture, But Make It Easy” at 12:00 pm ET.  We will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.  We will also share how we have partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse®  to provide verified data for charters on their graduates’ college enrollment, persistence, and completion status, along with key reports to support your school’s renewal and other compliance requirements.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge in this area and learning about your school’s data needs.

We hope everyone has a wonderful conference experience!

Connect with EdTec at the California Charter Schools Virtual Conference!

(This post has been updated to include links to the session recordings that are only accessible to conference attendees.) 

March 2, 2021

EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the California Charter Schools Virtual Conference! The conference is scheduled for March 15-19, 2021. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present 10 breakout sessions, as well as participate in the School Developer Summit and present during the Solutions Hour. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise and connect with charter leaders across the state.

On Tuesday, March 16 at 11am, as part of the Solutions Hour, EdTec will open up its monthly, clients-only Leadership Hour series to all conference attendees! Our school finance and accountability experts will provide updates on current issues impacting California charter schools, including the 2021-22 State Budget proposal and related legislation. We’ll also provide guidance on the Local Indicators and 2021-24 LCAP development, preparing you to align your goals, set reasonable metrics, and track expenditures.

We also hope you will visit our booth in the Virtual Exhibit Hall to meet the EdTec team and learn more about our services.  We’ll be available everyday during exhibit hall hours to meet one-on-one to discuss how we can support your school with new charter petitions, back office, CALPADS,  student achievement analyses, the LCAP, licensing for learning management solutions, charter renewal, grant writing, and more.

EdTec Breakout Sessions

Monday, March 15

Tuesday, March 16

Wednesday, March 17

Thursday, March 18

Friday, March 19

 

EdTec Booth Demos

Monday, March 15 

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Wednesday, March 17

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 1:00pm – 1:30pm
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Thursday, March 18

  • Introduction to Otus — Data, Assessment, and Learning Management System | 10:00am – 10:30am
    • EdTec will showcase Otus, an affordable K-12 learning platform designed to streamline the process of using data to improve learning. Combined with EdTec’s charter-specific support, Otus is the ideal solution for charter schools striving for a data-driven, equity-focused school culture in a distanced-, hybrid, or in-person learning environment.

Friday, March 19

  • Verified Data from National Student Clearinghouse | 10:00am – 10:30am
    • EdTec has partnered with National Student Clearinghouse® to provide verified data for charters on their graduates’ college enrollment, persistence, and completion status. EdTec makes the StudentTracker® data process simple and provides key reports to support your LCAP and renewal.

We look forward to connecting at our sessions, during our booth demos, and in the exhibit hall. We hope everyone has an informative and fun conference experience!

Join EdTec at the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference!

June 27,  2019

EdTec is excited to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 2019 National Charter Schools Conference!  The conference takes place June 30 – July 3, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center. We’ll be at Booth #615 in the Sponsor Circle, so be sure to stop by to say hello to our team members and learn how our charter experts can support your school with back office services. We’re also eager to share how we meet the needs of new school developers around the country with our expertise in charter development. And because we’re a Headshot Sponsor at the conference this year, we’ll see you when you stop by to download your professional headshot!

Dorothy Lee, EdTec’s VP of Client Management and GM of Southern California, will join representatives from Charter Asset Management, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, and International Leadership of Texas Schools to present a session on Monday, July 1. We invite you to attend “Put Me on the Growth Track: A Primer on Using Working Capital Financing, Loans, and Bonds” at 11:00 AM in Room Mandalay K. The session will address growth scenarios typically faced by charter leaders, including opening new sites, ramping up enrollment, and securing  new facilities, as well an an overview of the different financing options available to meet schools’ needs at these stages.  We look forward to sharing our knowledge in this area and answering questions about schools’ growth challenges.

We’re also excited to participate in a new opportunity at the conference this year, the Living Library, an opportunity for conference participants to sign up for 30-minute meetings with experts in specific topics relevant to charter schools. Kristin Dietz, EdTec’s VP of Client Management and Financial Compliance, will serve as a Budgeting expert on Monday from 1:30pm – 3:00pm. If you’re interested in signing up, select your preferred consultation time here.

We hope everyone has a successful National Charter Schools Conference experience! Here’s to building knowledge and connections in Las Vegas!

Connect with EdTec at the 26th Annual CCSA Conference!

March 6, 2019

EdTec is proud to be a sponsor, exhibitor, and presenter at the 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference! The conference will take place in Sacramento from March 11-14, 2019. EdTec staff, along with our partner organizations and partner schools, will present 13 breakout sessions and poster sessions, as well as two sessions at the School Developer Summit and one session at the Renewal Summit. We’re looking forward to this opportunity to share our expertise with charter developers, new schools, and established schools.  Take a look at our sessions below so you can plan ahead!

We’re also excited to announce that, for the second year in a row, we will have two booth locations at the conference this year! We hope you will stop by Booth 904 to meet the EdTec team and learn more about our charter development and back office services. Our data experts will be at Booth 710 to introduce you to LCAP 360 by EdTec – the first integrated, end-to-end LCAP service for charter schools. They’ll also be available to discuss how we support schools with CALPADS, student assessment, PowerSchool, charter renewals, grant writing, WASC, and more.

Breakout Sessions & Poster Sessions

Tuesday, March 12

Wednesday, March 13

Thursday, March 14

We look forward to seeing you at our booths and sessions. We hope everyone has a great time at the conference!

EdTec to Present at 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference

EdTec is excited to attend the 2018 New Mexico Public School Leadership Conference as a presenter and exhibitor! The conference will take place June 21-22 at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Katie Rarick, Client Manager at EdTec, will present a double session of training on each day of the conference. The training, “Charter Finance”, which has been approved for Governing Board Member Annual Training Credit, will take place on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 9:30am – 10:20am, and again from 10:30am – 11:20am, in the Colorado room. The training will provide an overview of the role and responsibilities of charter school board members in managing their school’s financial health and sustainability, as well as identifying and preventing fraud and misfeasance.

We hope to see you at the training and our exhibitor table, where you can meet members of our team and discuss how we support New Mexico charter schools with charter development and back-office services.

We look forward to sharing our knowledge with charter school leaders from across the state!