E2Lead 2019 Sponsors and Vendors
The Mohegan Tribe, a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation, is committed to developing an understanding of Native American culture and history by providing quality professional development for educators.
With a heritage of over 159 years, AXA understands the challenges in preparing for retirement and is committed to helping individuals through every stage of life. Whether beginning their career, changing jobs, or nearing retirement, our clients can count on us to help them reach their savings goals.
The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students. The Department is responsible for distributing funds to all Connecticut public school districts. The Department also operates the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System.
Central Connecticut State University is the largest university within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system. Founded in 1849 as The Normal School, CCSU is also the state’s oldest public institution of higher education. The University welcomed its 13th president, Dr. Zulma R. Toro, in January of 2017. She is the university’s first female president and its first Hispanic chief executive. CCSU is a driving force of the economic, social, cultural, and intellectual development of Connecticut, an enabler of social mobility, and a committed community partner. More than 80 percent of CCSU graduates remain in Connecticut; as such, Central is a vital pipeline for an array of professions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Central is one of few universities in Connecticut to be designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Community Engagement University.
The Connecticut Democracy Center strengthens civic engagement by providing comprehensive and unbiased educational programming and outreach on state government, civics and citizenship. Its programs provide young children and adults with lifetime pathways to active citizenship in their communities, using history and civics to help people understand state government and the skills and information needed to take informed action. Signature programs include educational and community programming at Connecticut’s Old State House, Connecticut History Day, Kid Governor®, and the Connecticut Network (CT-N).
Since its founding more than 160 years ago, CEA has been a grassroots organization that is a strong and effective champion for teachers and public schools. CEA lobbies for pro-education legislation at the state and federal levels, advances and protects the rights of teachers at the bargaining table, and works with state policymakers to continue to elevate the teaching profession and promote public education
The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers is the Connecticut Science Center’s high-impact professional development program for educators. Mandell Academy for Teachers programs transform classroom instruction, resulting in engaging learning experiences that lead to achievement for all students. The Connecticut Science Center is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We strive to create an engaging and sustainable science center that serves families and schools and has a significant impact on student and adult learning in Connecticut. We seek to develop the minds of future thinkers and inventors who will compete in the ever-expanding global marketplace for technology and innovation. Visit our website to learn more about the Mandell Academy for Teachers.
Founded in 2000 by a Bronx history teacher, DonorsChoose.org has raised $810,173,763 for America’s classrooms. Teachers come to DonorsChoose.org to request the materials and experiences they need most for their classrooms, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. To date, 3,669,804 people and partners have funded 1,383,771 projects on the site, reaching 33,306,946 students and making DonorsChoose.org the leading platform for supporting U.S. public schools. DonorsChoose.org is the only crowdfunding platform that vets each request, delivers materials directly to schools, and captures the impact of every funded project with photos, thank yous, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. In 2014, DonorsChoose.org made the top 10 of Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, the first time a charity has received such recognition.
The Isabelle Farrington College of Education prepares and promotes a diverse community of educators, whose work is grounded in professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions in service to their students. Guided by fundamental principles of social justice, human dignity and equity, we prepare candidates to help their students navigate a global community that is undergoing profound cultural and technological change. We use evidence of candidate performance to continuously improve practice and policy.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum preserves and provides access to historical materials related to President Kennedy and his times — and engages with citizens of all ages and nationalities through JFK’s life story and the ideals he championed. The Library offers guided, interactive programs that enrich classroom studies in American history, civics and language arts. In addition, it offers a wealth of online resources, including thousands of primary source materials, innovative lesson plans and interactive online exhibits featuring archival materials to fit elementary, middle, and secondary classroom needs.
The Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers is the Connecticut Science Center’s high-impact professional development program for educators. Mandell Academy for Teachers programs transform classroom instruction, resulting in engaging learning experiences that lead to achievement for all students. The Connecticut Science Center is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We strive to create an engaging and sustainable science center that serves families and schools and has a significant impact on student and adult learning in Connecticut. We seek to develop the minds of future thinkers and inventors who will compete in the ever-expanding global marketplace for technology and innovation.
Every student deserves to be taught by an accomplished teacher. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Created by teachers, for teachers, the National Board Standards represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas spanning 16 disciplines from Pre-K through 12th grade.
The Quinnipiac University School of Education is committed to developing innovative leaders who will shape the future of education. The school has received national accreditation from CAEP and NCATE, and offers a variety of high quality programs both on-campus and online. On-campus programs include a Graduate MAT in Elementary or Secondary education and a Sixth-Year Diploma in Educational Leadership. In addition, online graduate programs are available in Teacher Leadership, Instructional Design, and Special Education. To learn more, visit QU.edu/education.
Emotions drive learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, and health. The Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence uses the power of emotions to create a more effective and compassionate society. The Center conducts research and teaches people of all ages how to develop their emotional intelligence. We do this work because the well-being and sustainability of our society depends on each of us using our emotions intelligently. Learn more at ei.yale.edu.
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Connecticut Council for Education Reform
The Connecticut Council for Education Reform (CCER) is a statewide 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that works to narrow Connecticut’s achievement gap and raise academic outcomes for all students in Connecticut. The achievement gap is the disparity in academic achievement between children from low-income families, children of color, and their peers. We advance our mission by: (1) building statewide capacity to implement meaningful and sustainable improvement; (2) advocating for state-level policies designed to narrow gaps in achievement; and (3) increasing public awareness about the need for reform.
Connecticut Educators Computer Association
CECA is a nonprofit organization of professionals who promote the effective use of technology throughout schools in Connecticut. It is also an Affiliate Member of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. CECA sponsors the only major statewide educational technology conference in Connecticut every fall and the only Technology Exposition at the Connecticut State Legislative Office Building in the spring. As teachers and business leaders who work in the field of educational technology, our vision is to support educators at every level and to transform teaching and learning so that all learners will develop their creative and intellectual potential through the integration of currently available tools and skills. It is our mission to develop a strong organization that is a catalyst for inspiring teaching and learning through our leadership in Connecticut and collaboration with other organizations in the United States and the global community.
Connecticut Students for a Dream
Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) is a statewide, youth-led network fighting for the rights of undocumented youth and their families. We seek to empower youth through community organizing, advocacy, and leadership development. C4D started as a grassroots, volunteer student group in 2010 in response to the growing DREAM Act movement. In 2011, we launched our College Access Program, which serves as a resource and organizing tool that challenges the current educational system, which marginalizes undocumented students. Our focus on youth organizing and youth leadership development was deepened with the launch of six high school partnerships in 2016 followed by a Summer Program and After School Program in 2017. We made history in 2018 when undocumented young people worked with students, teachers, clergy, and elected officials to pass a new state law that equalized access to $150 million in institutional financial aid to undocumented students.
EF Education First
For over 50 years, EF Educational Tours has helped teachers and students discover the world through culturally immersive educational travel. Through experiential learning they gain new perspectives, develop important 21st century skills and become true global citizens.
University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ), founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Roman Catholic tradition, welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions. We offer a wide range of graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs that combine a professional and liberal arts education from two campuses in the greater Hartford area, along with online studies, and two laboratory schools: the Gengras Center School and The School for Young Children. With a strong commitment to developing the potential of women, the University is a vibrant community that offers a variety of performing arts and Division III sports that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.
- Alpha Delta Kappa (www.alphadeltakappa.org)
- AXA Advisors (us.axa.com/home.html)
- Connecticut Council for Education Reform (ctedreform.org)
- Connecticut Democracy Center (ctpublicaffairsnetwork.org)
- Connecticut Education Association (www.cea.org)
- Connecticut State Department of Education (portal.ct.gov/SDE)
- Central Connecticut State University School of Education and Professional Studies (www.ccsu.edu/seps/)
- CCSU Teacher Leader Fellowship Program (www.ccsu.edu/seps/TLFP/)
- Connecticut Students for a Dream (www.ct4adream.org/)
- DonorsChose.org (www.donorschoose.org)
- EF Education First (www.ef.edu)
- Greater New England Association of Black School Educators
- Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University (www.sacredheart.edu/academics/isabellefarringtoncollegeofeducation/)
- John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (www.jfklibrary.org)
- Joyce D. and Andrew J. Mandell Academy for Teachers (ctsciencecenter.org/education/mandell)
- Lincoln Center Education (lincolncentereducation.org/)
- Mount Holyoke College Professional and Graduate Education (www.mtholyoke.edu/professional-graduate)
- Mystic Aquarium (www.mysticaquarium.org)
- Mystic Seaport (www.mysticseaport.org)
- The Mohegan Tribe (www.mohegan.nsn.us)
- National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (www.nbpts.org)
- National Network of State Teachers of the Year (www.nnstoy.org)
- Quinnipiac University School of Education (www.qu.edu/schools/education)
- Teach Connecticut (www.teachct.org)
- University of Saint Joseph (www.usj.edu)
- Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (ei.yale.edu)