At Educational Systemics we believe in taking an active role in the evolution of our industry and are proud to participate in and support these leading education industry associations and programs.
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP)
The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) envisions a thriving educational publishing industry that provides quality materials for every educator and student. AEP supports the growth of supplemental educational publishing in all media through a variety of educational programs for its members as well as through advocacy at the state and federal level.
Educational Systemics currently heads the Technology Committee within
The Schools Interoperability Framework Association(SIFA)
The Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA) is a non-profit membership organization whose members include over 300 software vendors, school districts, state departments of education and other organizations active in primary and secondary (pK-12) markets. These organizations have come together to create a set of rules and definitions that enable software programs from different companies to share information. The goal of SIFA is to make it possible for school administrators, teachers and other school personnel to have access to the most current and accurate data available. Educational Systemics has been an instrumental member of SIFA and a vocal advocate of the SIF movement. Michael Jay has served on the Executive Board for six years. In 2006 Educational Systemics conducted a study in conjunction with SIFA to highlight the benefits of implementing SIF. The subsequent report, "Analysis of Costs and Benefits Associated with Implementing SIF," gained significant coverage for SIF.
Software Information Industry Association (SIIA)
The Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA’s) Education Division participates, shapes and supports the education industry by providing leadership, advocacy and critical marketing information to promote the success of education technology and content providers.
Educational Systemics is an active participant in the Software and Information
Industry Association (SIIA) of which Michael Jay was an Education Board
member for eight years (co-chair for three) and continues to chair the Technology
and Development Working Group.
EdNET is the premiere business-to-education conference held annually by The Heller Reports, a QED company. Geared towards top education industry executives, policymakers and school administrators the conference’s focus is on networking and creating synergies within the industry that further the cause of quality education for all students. Sessions focus on interpreting and forecasting trends, dialoging with key educational leaders, and identifying the ways in which the business community can better support students and educators. This year’s event will be held September 9-11, 2007 in Chicago, IL.
Educational Systemics has been a proud sponsor of EdNET for the
past three years and for the past two years has served as program coordinators
for the EdNET Industry Awards Program.