Sample Solutions

The Advisors at Forward Thinking EDU are proud to currently or have worked on these projects with current clients and previous employers:


Entertainment-quality learning games that make learning both fun and effective for students, faculty and learners.

FilterED is a toolset designed to engage your district and keystakeholders through establishing clear pulse points, identifying the strengths and gaps in technology, and ultimately providing actionable data for schools and districts in their strategic plans and efficiency of budgeting of their technology purchases.

TeacherGaming Desk is a classroom toolbox designed to make game-based learning accessible to everyone.  Their portfolio of mainstream games provided with pedagogy and real-time analytics provides educators with engaging content across the curriculum regardless of skill level or experience.  Contact us to see how TeacherGaming Desk can help your students succeed.

BeaLu Books is an indie children's book publisher.  They believe in the power of literacy to bring positive change to the lives of children around the world.  

Learning Bird Learning Bird is a learning platform that offers trusted digital content, adaptive algorithms, integrated quizzes and teaching support tools to make it easier for all teachers to differentiate their instruction so every child performs better.

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StraightAce Learning 

Created by the Benesse Corporation, a trusted name in Education,  and completely aligned to state standards in both Math and English for grades 6 - 8, StraightAce Learning is an affordable, easy way to enjoy learning at home or school, on the go - on any device.

eRead and Report

by Rourke Educational Media

Comprehension, assessment, and reporting, plus narrative text ebooks with a purpose – Rourke Educational Media‘s e-Read and Report is your anytime, anywhere literacy  solution to engage students and encourage a quantitative “staircase” approach to increasing text complexity.    eRead and Report assessments visually mimics state test.  With eRead and Report, your students have access at school, home, and even on their smartphones.  Our solution is budget friendly with a one  time purchase and no renewal or management fees.  Plus your library, school, or district will have access to over 900 digital titles.  And eRead and Report was designed with the Common Core State Standards in mind, our assessments align for the CCSS and other key state standards for grades 3 – 8 in reading, writing, science, and social studies.  

Curriculum Alignment System


partners4results partners with schools to provide a holistic approach to significantly transform the next generation of students educational performance.  Their proven three-day alignment of the Common Core State Standards and a district's local standards have proven to raise achievement scores by as much as 15%.  

partners4results offer five key modules in their solution.

  • Local CCSS Standards & Instructional Objectives plus Curriculum Map.
  • Assessment Creation & Analysis Package
  • ClassView
  • Data Warehouse
  • Response to Intervention.


Core PD 

ETA hand2mind

A professional development and coaching solution for    P-12 teachers focused on student learning.

Core PD delivers focused professional development courses with student-centered strategies that can be used immediately in the classroom.  Core PD can be experienced on-line, in a blended learning environment, or facilitated by a master teacher on-site.


Cognite Learning Management System

Follett Software Company

Cognite supports the K-12 classroom by giving teachers the opportunity to spend more quality time with their students.  The LMS solution serves as a key liaison in helping teachers develop and disseminate lesson plans, create assignments, grade projects and communicate with parents and students from anywhere at any time.  Parents have an easy-to-access place where they can stay informed about their child’s progress in real-time with information on assignments, grades and class activities.

 As a discovery tool, Cognite helps students:

 Find and use educational materials at any time of the day, from the classroom or at home.

  • Collaborate easily with teachers and each other, promoting idea sharing.
  • Get excited about learning in an interactive, user-friendly environment.
  • Develop 21st century learning skills, including critical thinking, research and problem solving abilities.

New Leaf in Learning Conference

Follett Software Company

Follett’s New Leaf in Learning Conference is an educational technology conference for K-12 Education Professionals.  The conference blends the best of technology, Follett Software product training, and learning and teaching practices into one powerhouse event.