Platinum Level Sponsorship
ESU Coordinating Council
ESU Coordinating Council (ESUCC)
Nebraska’s ESU Coordinating Council (ESUCC) is a dynamic organization that works closely with each of Nebraska’s seventeen educational service units (ESU). The ESUCC board is made up of an administrator from each unit. Together, the ESUCC provides critical, cost-effective services to Nebraska students, teachers, school leaders and school districts. The ESUCC does this in a variety of ways. First, it employs professionals that address statewide projects such as Cooperative Purchasing, Instructional Materials, Digital Education Courses, Digital Education Training, Grant Management, and an Online Special Education Student Software (SRS). Additionally, the ESUCC leverages the expertise of regional ESU staff members to ensure internet access, communications, network security, the infusion of the latest technology into the curriculum, assessment expertise, special education training, leadership and much more. Importantly, the ESUCC also works closely with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to develop comprehensive plans, leveraging its resources to address challenges confronting Nebraska schools.
Gold Level Sponsorship
Riverside Technologies Inc. (RTI)
Riverside Technologies, Inc. (RTI) is an IT service provider specializing in managed services, IT hardware, warehouse services, and technology deployment. We understand your challenges, develop creative solutions, and provide unmatched responsiveness. Nationwide, we service corporate clients, educational institutions, and state and local governments. RTI is your complete IT source.
Haddock Education Technologies
Haddock Education Technologies is the premier reseller for Anywhere Cart, Audio Enhancement, Boxlight-Mimio, ClassVR, Front Row, HoverCam, Lightspeed, Lü, MakerBot, Promethean, Recordex, SWIVL, and Vivitek products, professional development, service and support.
OverDrive Academic offers the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks and audiobooks for hundreds of two- and four-year colleges and universities worldwide. With the Libby reading app, named one of Popular Mechanics’ 20 Best Apps of the Decade, OverDrive Academic helps support academic objectives with educational and popular digital books. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools – and OverDrive Academic are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. OverDrive recently acquired Kanopy, the leading streaming video service for public libraries and academic institutions.
zSpace is the leading evidence-based augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) platform providing innovative hands-on, experiential learning to improve achievement in science, math and career and technical education credentialing. Over 2,500 school districts, technical centers, community colleges and universities use zSpace to provide equitable access to instruction for millions of learners preparing for success in college and careers. A privately held, venture-backed company located in San Jose, California, it has more than 50 patents. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Visit www.zspace.com, or follow @zSpace on Twitter.
Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha Performing Arts is the largest arts institution in Nebraska, dedicated to creating a vibrant arts and entertainment experience throughout the region. Our mission also includes a broad range of education and engagement activities that reach audiences across the entire state. Over 360,000 students have participated in our programs such as student matinees, master classes, Disney Musicals in Schools, Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers, the Nebraska High School Theater Academy, and several digital learning initiatives.
Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Art Museum showcases art from ancient times to today. The Museum was a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in memory of her husband, George, who made his fortune as president of the Western Newspaper Union. The Museum’s original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. The Museum features galleries, a concert hall, fountain court, lecture hall, classrooms, sculpture garden, cafe, shop, and interactive spaces.
The Juggler Peter Show
Unbelievable juggling skills combine with daring stunts and hilarious comedy in this show you can’t miss. Whether controlling seven balls rings and clubs on all parts of his body, juggling knives while blindfolded and standing on a rola bola, or walking a 7 foot tight rope, Peter’s show is bound to delight and impress. Winner of numerous awards, including an extreme juggling gold medal and a blind juggling world championship, Peter Brunette has over 20 years of performing experience. His current show, a perfect fit for children and adults, has been seen across the country at theaters, renaissance festivals, art museums, schools, fairs, festivals, and corporate events.
For two decades RESPECT has helped give children, teens, college students and adults throughout Nebraska and Iowa the skills they need to prevent and to stop bullying and other forms of abuse in relationships. Through the use of interactive educational theatre programs specifically developed to convey the information, skills, practice and resources our audiences need to help themselves and help their peers, we enhance our participants’ abilities to be safe and healthy in a wide array of challenging relationships and situations. While we use theatre, we do not teach it as an art, but rather as a tool for problem-solving, communication and ways to practice solutions. We work collaboratively with many organizations on our Community Advisory Committee to ensure we are effectively meeting the needs of our whole community. As the only organization of its kind in Nebraska, RESPECT has provided more than 3,500 programs to over a half-million participants since its inception.
Stuhr Museum is a unique historical and cultural museum located on 200+ acres in Grand Island, NE. Immersive, hands-on experiences provide visitors exciting opportunities to learn about days gone by. From admiring art and artifacts in the Leo B. Stuhr Building, visiting the 1840s Pawnee Earth Lodge, learning about past technologies in the STEAM Learning Center, and interacting with historical interpreters in the 1890s Railroad Town, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!
University of Nebraska High School
College-prep courses that fit any schedule: University of Nebraska High School (UNHS) offers more than 100 online core, elective, AP®, and dual enrollment courses. Content, certificated teachers, assessments included with enrollment. 24/7 access, enroll any time of year, up to one year to complete. Keep students on their paths to graduation. UNHS is accredited by AdvancED and the Nebraska Department of Education. NCAA approved core courses. Discount for Nebraska residents.
University of Nebraska State Museum
University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History – Morrill Hall is celebrating it’s 150th year of inspiring curiosity of the natural world and the love of science. Our sister museums Trailside Museum is celebrating it’s 60th birthday and Ashfall Fossil Beds is celebrating 30 years of unique science discovery and education.