CASL-CECA 2015 Joint Conference
NOTE: Exhibit Booth numbers updated Oct 20th
Registered Exhibitors and Sponsors
HB Communications, Inc. www.hbcommunications.com
HB Communications, Inc. has 69 years experience providing innovative communication solutions, exceptional service and seamless equipment integration into any environment. HB’’s experienced staff is comprised of manufacturer certified programmers, licensed technicians, and many InfoComm CTS-I and CTS-D certified people. HB focuses on unified communications, systems integration, distance learning, broadcast video, IP visual communications, streaming, and digital signage.
Connecticut Computer Services - CTComp www.ctcomp.com
Today'’s educators are used to doing more with less as budgets shrink and regulations increase. But at CTComp we believe that schools and districts can leverage the power of technology to advance education and maximize efficiency. Our skilled team of engineers combines more than 30 years of technical expertise with today's best-of-breed IT solutions. We provide responsive, proactive technology solutions and serve as an extension of your staff, working together as long-term partners.
RnB Enterprises RnB Enterprises
RnB Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to providing you the top quality brands and equipment available. Items such as interactive whiteboards, interactive tables, collaborative learning software, digital signage with content-on-demand, document cameras, security systems, projectors, audio enhancement equipment, LCD monitors and TV’s & studio equipment designed for use in the classroom and/or boardroom.
Scholastic Library Publishing scholastic.com/librarypublishing
Scholastic Library Publishing is a leading digital publisher of fiction and non-fiction materials. Now available is ScienceFlix our newest digital product with 30 units spanning the full scope of curricular science topics. Live demonstrations for Scholastic GO, TrueFlix™, FreedomFlix and ScienceFlix will take place throughout the conference. All Scholastic Library Publishing Digital products are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Baker-Taylor, Inc. www.baker-taylor.com/
Baker & Taylor, Inc., is a global information and entertainment services company offering print and digital books, and entertainment products along with value-added services to libraries, education institutions and retailers.
Connecticut Education Network (CEN) www.ct.gov/cen
Established in 2000, the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) delivers reliable, high-speed Internet access, data transport and value added services to its members throughout Connecticut at equitable rates.
Edgenuity provides engaging and flexible online and blended learning solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. Edgenuity delivers research-based, standards-aligned core curriculum, AP®, elective, Career and Technical Education (CTE), dual credit, and credit recovery courses.
Infobase Learning www.infobaselearning.com/
Infobase Learning is the premier source for award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community, with online databases, eBooks, and streaming video. For more than 70 years, Infobase Learning has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the middle school, high school, and academic curriculum. Its well-known brands include Facts On File, The World Almanac, Films Media Group, and Learn360.
Rediker Software www.rediker.com/
Rediker Software offers affordable, responsive school websites to PK–12 schools and districts. The powerful CMS makes editing the site easy for anyone. Respond to the increasing mobile demands of prospects, students and parents with a great-looking and mobile-ready website from Rediker Software.
WriterKEY® is a web-application designed to help writing teachers give better formative feedback to students efficiently. Every comment to students is connected to supportive content. Teacher comments feed the rich data analytics that guide instruction and monitor progress. The application includes learning activities designed to help students improve their writing skills using the same tools as teachers to analyze writing, building familiarity and skills as they learn.
The Apex Technology Group www.apextechgroup.com/
Since 1998 Apex has been a premier provider of IT services to school systems throughout New England. We are certified resellers of Cisco, Microsoft, Aruba Wireless Networks (Platinum Partner), Barracuda, Arista, Dell and Zscaler (web filtering, email security, etc.). We specialize in: •Installing, monitoring, optimizing and supporting wired and wireless networks providing 24x7 technical support (Remote Help Desk and On-site)
Benchmark Education www.benchmarkeducation.com
Benchmark Education Company develops award-winning, standards-based K–8 literacy curriculum resources for blended and online learning environments. Visit our booth to learn more about our innovative online products, including brand new Interactive e-Books, built with an instructional focus to deepen your studentÂ’s interaction with complex text.
Bound to Stay Bound www.btsb.com/
We provide prebound juvenile library books with full processing and automation support available.
Britannica Digital Learning www.info.eb.com/
Britannica Digital Learning develops online information resources and supplemental curriculum products – accessible from any device anytime and anywhere learning takes us – to prepare K–12 students for the world they’’ll shape.
Cavendish Square Publishing www.cavendishsq.com/
Authoritative Print and Digital Resources for your school and library. Recent Eddie Award winning: Cavendish Square Digital Platform. Digital content written for the research needs and the curriculum needs of today’s students, with one click access from virtually any device. Publisher of award winning titles: Cultures of the World, It’s My State, and over 100 new titles each year in print and multiple user ebook formats.
CDW Government (CDW-G) is a leading provider of technology solutions to education, government and healthcare customers. The company features dedicated K–12 account managers to help districts choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solutions architects and engineers offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist districts with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions. From network communications and notebooks to virtualization and mobility, CDW-G is dedicated to providing the best possible solutions and resources to its customers.
ClassLink provides one click single sign-on access to web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. And now, introducing ClassLink with OneRoster, a no-cost, secure and easy way to deliver class rosters to any publisher, app, or platform.
Clear Touch Interactive www.getcleartouch.com/
Clear Touch Interactive is a national leader specializing in interactive touch screen panels, tables and accessories for interactivity in the classroom.
Connecticut Business Systems www.cbs-av.com/
CBS will be demonstrating the latest in classroom technology. We will introduce the latest Smart Interactive Flat panel that includes a whiteboard collaboration feature. We will also be demonstrating other classroom collaboration technology that can be used with any device. (laptop, ipad, chromebook etc.).
Connecticut State Library ctstatelibrary.org/
Electronic resources for K12 and public and academic libraries in Connecticut.
Crick Software Inc. www.cricksoft.com
Crick Software is dedicated to raising students’ reading and writing levels. Clicker 6 and WriteOnline are powerful tools designed to support students of all abilities. Also provided are high quality curriculum resources, harnessing the power of Clicker, to support learners. New literacy iPad apps (grades K–12) are also available.
CT Digital Newspaper Project ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org
The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP) is an initiative of the Connecticut State Library. It is a grant-funded project from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize significant historic Connecticut newspapers and make them freely available in the Library of Congress’ newspaper database, Chronicling America. CDNP staff are interested in working with teachers and school librarians to develop lesson plans using this resource.
CT Kids and Family / Connecticut Field Trip Guide www.ctkidsandfamily.com/fieldtrips.php
We are a print resource guide and website to help connect educators and resources, to make your jobs a little easier. This publication will have great educational programs, field trip destinations, transportation companies, vendors, fundraising ideas and so much more! CT Kids and Family recognizes the struggles, workloads and budget constraints facing teachers, educators, group leaders, and home school parents today.
Davidson Titles, Inc. www.davidsontitles.com/
Since 1980, Davidson Titles has been providing high-quality products and services to educational institutions. We can supply titles from most any publisher or producer, regardless of our website listings. What we do: -Show actual books -Newest K–12 NonFiction, Fiction, and eBooks -Low prices -www.davidsontitles.com -Collection Analysis with recommended titles -Any processing needed -Compile requested lists.
Discover Video www.discovervideo.com
Discover Video provides the DEVOS video solution for schools. These systems are used for Digital Signage, Video Morning Announcements, Educational Video on Demand, Webcasting school events, Professional Development, Flipping the Classroom, and Emergency Video Notifications. Teachers can create their own video lessons and embed questions for students to answer while watching the lesson. The Discover Video DEVOS solution is used by over 40 CT public and private schools districts.
EBSCO Information Services www.EBSCO.com
EBSCO provides e-journal, e-book and e-journal package and print subscriptions, e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases, and related services for all types of libraries, research organizations and corporations.
Epson America www.epson.com/
Epson will be demonstrating it’s latest ultra short throw interactive projectors plus document cameras and scanners as well as high lumen projectors and business class inkjet printers.
Follett provides educationally relevant content, integrated educational technology solutions, and value-added services to over 65,000 PreK–12 schools and districts in the United States and around the world. We focus on earning our customers’ trust every day and helping you impact over 35,000,000 PreK–12 students every year
Garrett Book Company www.garrettbooks.com/
Garrett Book Company distributes PK–12 fiction & nonfiction library edition titles with the latest copyrights. We provide complete shelf-ready processing and excellent customer service.
Gumdrop Books www.gumdropbooks.com/
Gumdrop Books offers a huge selection of PreK-college level books, at great prices with discounts up to 70%, free MARC records, free shipping, compete library services including shelf-ready processing, 96% fulfillment rate, single purchase order, flexible payment terms, in-house customer service and knowledgeable sales representatives. Exceptional Service, Unconditionally Guaranteed.
Finalsite’s online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms from both desktops and mobile devices and provides admissions offices with a robust, paperless enrollment solution. Finalsite’s software enables customers to engage dynamically with a wide range of third party data providers including student information systems, learning systems and social media applications.
Follett provides educationally relevant content, integrated educational technology solutions, and value-added services to over 65,000 PreK-12 schools and districts in the United States and around the world. We focus on earning our customers' trust every day and helping you impact over 35,000,000 PreK-12 students every year.
Integrated Classroom Technology Inc. www.integratedclasstech.com
Integrated Classroom Technology provides the very best instruction and assessment tools for today’s classrooms. Insight 360 facilitates instruction and assessment on any device, including Chromebooks. HoverCam document cameras combine ease-of-use with clarity and power to provide an incredible instruction and demonstration experience. GradeCam utilizes any webcam or document camera to scan and score assessment, making data available for extensive, in-depth analysis.
LEGO Education www.legoeducation.us/
LEGO® Education combines the unique excitement of LEGO bricks with hands-on classroom solutions for science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. We focus on providing high-quality education solutions that appeal to a variety of learning styles and for all educational levels.
Lightsail Education www.lightsailed.com/
LightSail’’s literacy software embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers & administrators. Students always read at a just-right level because LightSail personalizes materials based on each student’s Lexile measure; LightSail assesses students as they read, and adapts their libraries as they grow. Teachers use LightSail’s instant data dashboards to easily personalize instruction. School leaders see daily data for every student & classroom.
Lightspeed Technologies Inc. lightspeed-tek.com
In today’s dynamic classroom, it’s no longer enough to have the best speech intelligibility possible. Lightspeed’’s __Access__“ systems provide clear communication during whole group instruction plus two way audio to each small group. This allows teachers to monitor small groups, redirect off-task behavior, and encourage collaboration. Experience this breakthrough in classroom audio at the Lightspeed Technologies booth.
Mackin Educational Resources www.mackin.com
Mackin Educational Resources provides library and classroom materials for grades PK–12, working with over 18,000 publishers to provide a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles. Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, and a robust digital content management system, MackinVIA.
Media Flex - OPALS www.mediaflex.net
OPALS Open-source Automated Library System manages eBooks, digital resources, single login database authentication, print resources, equipment & assets, as well as event, facilities and resource advanced-booking & scheduling.. The system is web-based, and well supported by highly acclaimed technicians. Community driven updates are implemented continually by full-time, competent and responsive software engineers.
Megasys International, Inc. www.megasysinternational.com/
Premier provider of Poster Printers and Laminators. Sales, Service and Supplies.
Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) www.nwea.org/
Our research-based assessments, professional development, personalized service, technical support, and alliances with researchers and community groups have global recognition.
OverDrive delivers a central digital content solution. Meet all your content needs– including textbooks, class sets, professional development and more to achieve curriculum and instruction goals with eBooks and audiobooks. The only solution compatible with all major devices, including iPad®, Chromebook and Kindle® (US only). Serving thousands of schools worldwide.
We not only offer books in our binding, but all non-fiction publishers in original bindings at substantial discounts, including free processing and free freight. Perma-Bound also offers over 100,000 ebooks, 40,000 audiobooks and all playaways.
Quinnipiac University quonline.quinnipiac.edu/
The Quinnipiac University School of Education prepares candidates for careers in education and human development in an increasingly digital and networked global community. Our online MS in Instructional Design program gives you the opportunity to make a real impact on the learning process – both in schools and in other educational settings– by teaching you how to apply what we know about how people learn to the design of educational materials using cutting-edge technology.
Renaissance Learning www.renaissance.com/
Renaissance Learning™ is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning for all. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading, writing, and math every day.
Rosen Publishing osenpublishing.com/
Rosen is an innovative publisher of both print and digital content at every grade level. Experience Rosen’s new Spotlight interactive ebooks with embedded teaching content in every book. New Spotlight Series: American History, 13 Colonies and Native American Tribes! Free demos of interactive eBooks and the award winning databases: PK (Power Knowledge) Science Suite, Teen Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Core Concepts: Biology, Chemistry and Periodic Table.
Salem Press salempress.com/
Salem Press publishes high quality resources for academic upper level schools providing a print AND a digital resource for every new title purchased! Select from a rapidly growing ensemble of titles in: History, Literature, Science and Health. See our latest Best Sellers: Defining Documents and Critical Insights ( over 100 titles), including the new Harry Potter!
Sebco Books www.sebcobooks.com/
Sebco Books is a distributor of print books and eBooks for preK through Adult.
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users.
StarWalk Kids Media www.starwalkkids.com/
We stream exclusive, best-in-class, enhanced children’s eBooks to schools along with proprietary writing software to deliver more personalized instruction in research, reading, and writing. Multiple simultaneous access by students and available to virtually any device. Searched by topic, grade level, Lexile Level, Alphabetic Reading Level, Accelerated Reader, or Common Core Standards. Multiple reading modes are available so children can read as their own. Marc Records and others available.
Valley Communications www.valleycommunications.com/
Valley Communications has the latest classroom collaboration products and services from top companies in the industry. We have units for demo at the booth and we encourage everyone to visit and try out everything we have.
VariQuest Visual Learning Tools www.variquest.com/
VariQuest Visual Learning Tools offer easy and creative ways to increase the success of every learner, improve teacher efficacy, and encourage parental involvement. Utilize the Perfecta Full-Color Poster Design System, Poster Maker, Cutout Maker, Awards Maker and Design Center to differentiate instruction and improve student achievement through the creation of large visual aids, cutouts, manipulatives and recognition plaques.
Non-Profit and Author Tables
John-Manuel Andriote, Author, Journalist, Speaker jmandriote.com/
John-Manuel Andriote was a longtime Washington, D.C.-based journalist before returning to eastern Connecticut in 2007. Among his books is an award-winning history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic Kirkus Reviews hailed as “The most important AIDS chronicle since Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On”; a history of 1970s disco music and culture Publishers Weekly praised for its “excellent writing”; and a children’s book based on the true story of a runaway cow in Connecticut already called a “classic.”
Sarah Albee, Author www.sarahalbeebooks.com/
Sarah Albee writes books for kids, ranging from very young toddlers through 12- or 13-year-olds. She worked at Sesame Street for nine years, and that’s where she got her first books published. She moved to Connecticut and became a full-time writer, and writes mostly non-fiction for middle grade kids (8 to 12), as well as some preschool, early chapter books, and series fiction books ( She uses pseudonyms for the series books). She writes for adults but prefers to write for kids. Albee has written books about animals, science, and math, and likes to write about history, from unusual perspectives.
Elise Broach, Author www.elisebroach.com/
Elise Broach, author of the award-winning and best-selling books When Dinosaurs Came with Everything, Shakespeare’s Secret, and Masterpiece, will be available to sign books and to discuss her school and library programs for Grades pre-K - 8. She will provide information on her picture book presentations for younger grades, her mystery-writing presentations and revision workshops for older grades, and “One School, One Book” programs based on her New York Times-bestseller Masterpiece.
Leslie Bulion, Author www.lesliebulion.com/
Leslie Bulion’s newest science poetry collection, RANDOM BODY PARTS: GROSS ANATOMY RIDDLES IN VERSE “…blends highbrow humor and scientific information…a smart pick for left- and right-brained readers alike.” (PW March 2015). Leslie brings a lively, interactive multimedia presentation to students in CT and the US and Skypes worldwide to share her research and writing process, uncovering the “juicy science stories” behind her award-winning, funny poetry collections and science-themed novels.
Katie L. Carroll, Author www.katielcarroll.com/
D&D Universe LLC deborahanndavis.com/
CT Author, Deborah Ann Davis, will be selling and signing her books. She writes quirky New Adult fiction with a twist. “Fairly Certain is written with such droll, unexpected, witty, tongue-in-cheek humor that I couldn’t help but delight in the funny dialogue and entertaining inner monologues throughout.”
Mark Edlitz, Author markedlitz.com/
Mark Edlitz has written about pop culture for a number of publications including The Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times Hero Complex. He’s also worked as a writer/producer for National Geographic’s Brain Games. His book, How to Be a Superhero, combines interviews with 35 actors who have played superheroes. David Mamet wrote the foreword.
Vault - Understanding Money™ is a 2.5 hour, digital learning course designed to introduce students in grades 4–6 to financial concepts while they are early in their cognitive development. The course features interactive lessons, games, and story-based activities that challenge students to make choices in real-life scenarios to best achieve important goals around saving, budgeting and job planning.
Janet Lawler, Author www.janetlawler.com/
Janet Lawler’s fiction and non-fiction books for children provide multiple opportunities to educate and entertain students across curriculum strands. Her interactive school visits focus on early literacy; she discusses writing and revising, and fiction and non fiction using examples from her books, including her National Geographic titles for early grades.
Sarah Darer Littman, Author sarahdarerlittman.com/
Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Backlash, Want to Go Private?; Life, After; Purge; and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. When sheÂ’s not writing novels, Sarah is an award-winning columnist for the online news site CTNewsJunkie. She teaches creative writing as an adjunct professor in the MFA program at Western Connecticut State University, & with Writopia Lab. She has also written several school library advocacy pieces for SLJ.
Michaela MacColl, Author www.michaelamaccoll.com/
Michaela will be selling her latest YA novel, The Revelation of Louisa May (Chronicle 2015) and her most recent middle grade novel, “Freedom’s Price” (Calkins Creek,2015). She will have materials for librarians and teachers about how to use her work in the curriculum and will be doing a drawing for a free school visit.
Page McBrier, Author www.pagemcbrier.com/
Page McBrier is the author of over 40 books for young readers, including the NY Times bestseller, BEATRICE’S GOAT. Her new middle grade novel, ABRACDABRA TUT, has just won the IRDA best children’s book for 2015. Blogger Charlotte’s Library said, “Modern magic meets ancient Egypt in an entertaining and educational time travel adventure.”
Hannah McKinnon, Author
Jennifer Moncuse, Author jmonkeys.com/
I write adventure stories for children. I also work with schools and other child-focused programs (camps, after school programs) to work with kids to bring their stories to life. We work as a group to write a story together, then illustrate it, and publish it on Amazon. As a project, it meets a number of common core writing requirements and it gives the kids a sense that they can achieve their dreams if they work at them.
Nutmeg Book Award nutmegaward.org/
Display of Nutmeg nominees and information about the Nutmeg Book Award.
Christine Pakkala, Author christinepakkala.com/
FREE CUPCAKES! Christine Pakkala will be signing copies of LAST BUT NOT LEAST LOLA AND THE CUPCAKE QUEENS. From the Booklist review: “Fans of second-grader Lola Zuckerman will be delighted by this third installment in the cheery series.” LAST BUT NOT LEAST LOLA: GOING GREEN won the Santa Monica Public Library Green Prize and earned a starred review from School Library Journal. LAST BUT NOT LEAST LOLA AND THE WILD CHICKEN earned a starred review from Booklist.
Rogue Bear Press roguebearpress.com
Rogue Bear Press is the home of award-winning children’s books and engaging, InterACTIVE enrichment programs for schools and libraries. Attendee Jason Edwards is the author of the ‘Chronicles of the Monster Detective Agency’ and producer of the MONSTER HUNT Library Skills-building Adventure.
Dana Meachen Rau, Author www.danameachenrau.com/
Author Dana Meachen Rau has written more than 300 books for children from preK to high school, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies. Dana offers programs for schools and libraries that engage young writers in lively discussions and interactive experiences to foster their own creative process. She writes from her home office in Burlington, Connecticut. Visit www.danameachenrau.com to learn more about Dana’s books and presentations.
Susan Ross, Author www.authorsusanross.com/
Author’s Table for Kiki and Jacques –a debut middle grade novel about a local Maine boy and Somali girl exploring friendship across cultural challenges.
Pegi Deitz Shea, Author www.pegideitzshea.com
Two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award (2004, 2010), Pegi will be selling her K–12 books which celebrate diversity and advocate for human rights and global literacy. Learn about her writing workshops in poetry, fiction and nonfiction for all grades. Pegi teaches creative writing at UCONN, the Mark Twain House, and the Institute of Children’s Literature. She is a certified Teaching Artist for the CT Commission on the Arts.
Gail Whitmore, Author www.gawhitmore.com/
A Place to Call Home: Toby’s Tale is the first book in The Rescue Dog Tales, a stand-alone series for middle grade/young adult readers that can be enjoyed by dog lovers of all ages. This book won first place in the 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award contest’s Middle Grade and Young Adult categories.
Laura A. Woollett, Author www.laurawoollett.com/
Laura A. Woollett will be signing copies of her book Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show On Earth, a nonfiction account of the 1944 Hartford circus fire written especially for kids. Laura is also a contributor to The Great Connecticut Caper, an online serialized mystery published by CT Humanities, and a full-time editor of literacy curriculum.