Events and Webinars

We are pleased to support the following events and webinars. & MCH Strategic Data
sponsor the edFocus Community

Click on the graphic for an archived view of the webinar featuring Michael Campbell, as host from Forward Thinking EDU and Steven Rowley from Acumen Partners. & MCH Strategic Data 

Sponsor the EdFocus Community

Click on the graphic for an archived copy of the webinar featuring, Ellen Bialo of IESD, INC., Ellen Cleary Ruane of Acumen Partners, and Michael Campbell, as host from Forward Thinking EDU. and MCH Strategic Data sponsor the EdFocus Community

Click on the graphic for an archived copy of the webinar featuring, Steven Rowley, Founder and Principal Advisor of Acumen Partners and Michael Campbell of Forward Thinking EDU

edWeb and Learning Bird

In this webinar Steven Anderson discusses ways to move from leader luddite to digital expert.

If you missed the original webinar, be sure and click on the archived link.  You will still be able to receive your CE certificate from

Presented by:  MaRS, Toronto, Ontario

Michael Campbell, President, Forward Thinking EDU, highlights key advice for companies in the educational technology space.

Presented as part of the MaRS EdTech Start-Up Series.

Sponsored by:  MaRS, Toronto Ontario Canada

How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  affect your business in the education innovation sector? Michael Campbell, President, Forward Thinking EDU, discusses the CCSS, and why these standards matter to your product marketing strategy.

The CCSS were developed by leaders from the US National Governors Association and the US Council of Chief State School Officers, and have been adopted by most states in the US. These new standards provide teachers and parents with a consistent, clear understanding of what K-12 students are expected to learn. Under the CCSS, educational materials delve deeper into fewer topics, so students master the content, rather than memorizing, and learn hands-on, real-world skills.

The new standards create a nationwide framework for educators across the US. In this session, originally presented February 18, 2014,  Michael addresses the following, and more:

  • When the political rhetoric will settle regarding the CCSS?
  • What types of content do teachers expect— aligned, supported or integrated?
  • How can the CCSS change learning and teaching?

Presented as part of the MaRS Best Practices Series

How Do You Price Your Products and Services for the School Market

Original Broadcast Date:  November 7, 2013

Listen to industry leaders for the Ed Market 101 Webinar Series, designed for startups and other businesses new to the ed tech industry. It is your chance to explore opportunities in this market while connecting with some of the education market’s leading thinkers. While each webinar in the series is designed to support and nurture the burgeoning contingent of startups in the education space, each webinar will focus on a specific topic. 

- Moderator: Sue Collins, CollinsConsult
- Mitch Weisburgh, Academic Business Advisors
- Michael Campbell, Forward Thinking EDU

Sponsored by:  Software Industry Information Association Education Division

Local Curriculum and Common Core Standards

EdTalk Radio

Originally aired on December 20, 2012.  Dr. Jody Ware, Superintendent of the Mundelein, IL High School District 120 and Joe Crawford, Senior Consultant at partners4results, discuss implementing the Common Core Standards through an innovative process that aligns curriculum national research, personal relationships, world-class technology and support.  

Connecting to Success in Canadian Classrooms: EdTech Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11 am Eastern

Having recently hosting Canada’s 3rd Annual EdTech Leadership Summit at York University, MindShare Learning’s president, Robert Martellacci provides insights on the latest EdTech Trends and Research that emerged from a National K12 EdTech Study recently conducted by MindShare.  He is joined by one of Canada’s most innovative school district leaders in Scott Urquhart, Keewatin Patricia DSB, who successful implemented a sustainable one-to-one strategy grounded in sound pedagogy. 

To Participate in the Live Session
- Login at at the scheduled time.
- There is no pre-registration for this event. 
- This webinar will be recorded and archived in this community for viewing at anytime.

Robert Martellacci, President & Publisher MindShare Learning, Canada’s Leading EdTech Consulting, News & Events Firm.
Scott Urquhard, Supervising Principal, Student Success Leaders, Keewatin Patricia District School Board.

Sponsored by Mindshare Learning, DeBakey International, SIIA,, and Forward Thinking EDU

EduTalk Radio

The Consultant's Role in Education

Original broadcast: November 19, 2012

This informative show is now archived and can be accessed at .

Finding professionals who understand the changing education market has never been easy. But this EduTalk Radio show can help. We discuss: 

  • What projects are best suited for a consultant or contract professional in the education industry. 
  • How do educational consultants and contract professionals add value to your organization vs. full-time employees? 
  • How do educational consultants contribute to the bottom line and educational outcomes? 

Tune in to this this helpful show as we discuss how educational consultants can and do add value to the educational process. 

Education Talk Radio is hosted by Larry Jacobs.  Listen Monday through Friday at .  You can follow EdTalk Radio on twitter: @edutalkradio

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