Mike Xakallis, CEO of Common Goal and Marci Bernstein, K12 Market Advisors
North Shore Breakfast
Roundtable on Education Technology
Technology continues to quickly change which is challenging for schools. Schools must be able to harness this technology with their limited financial resources. How have Common Core Standards increased demands for managing assessments and what are the considerations to support them? How do educators best deploy tech to inform instruction? What are best practices for using technology devices in the classroom? These are the types of questions our panel will cover in this interactive discussion. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about how technology is used today and tomorrow for K-12 education of our children.
CEO and Founder of Common Goal
Mike is a successful technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business experience. Most recently, Mike founded and grew Common Goal Systems, an education software as a service (SaaS) company headquartered in Chicago, IL. Common Goal services are currently in use by over 1000 K-12 schools, 50,000 teachers, and 500,000 parents/students. Their mission is to improve teacher’s quality of life, increase student learning, inform and involve parents, and help schools function better. Previous to founding Common Goal, Mike held several management roles at Mercury Interactive Inc., a market leading enterprise software company headquartered in Silicon Valley. www.common-goal.com
Mike holds a Masters of Science in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Delaware.
President at K-12 Market Advisors
Marci Goldberg is currently the President and Founder of K-12 Market Advisors, a marketing and business strategy consulting firm for education companies. Marci has extensive experience in management, technology, and K-12 education, playing key leadership roles with many high-impact organizations including Scholastic, Chicago Public Schools, and Tom Snyder Productions. Marci has a unique combination of passion for education and strong business acumen. She continually seeks opportunities to truly make a difference in the lives of students across the country. k12marketadvisors.com
Marci holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in secondary education.
DATE: Thursday, December 14, 2017
TIME: 7:00-8:30 am
LOCATION: Max & Benny’s (Brookside Shopping Center), 461 Waukegan Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
COST: Please prepay now - Early Bird price ends at Noon on Wednesday, December 13th
Wharton Alums and their guests: pre-paid $20.00
Late registration/walk-in: $30.00
Early Reservations Now Closed. Additional attendees may pay at the door.