The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo

On the Road with Chicago School Supply CEO, Michael Ockrim

I had the pleasure of attending the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Ed Expo last week (April 7-9) in San Antonio Texas and what an adventure! I flew in and out in 36 hours! The Ed Expo is a major Back-to-School purchasing event where we search for the best teaching tools and resources to offer to our customers.

I spent a good chunk of time training on the latest software applications and supplemental curriculum resources for interactive whiteboards. I also discovered a few new resources that we will be introducing in time for back-to-school (hint: we have a new, inexpensive option to cover classroom bulletin boards – good bye paper!).

I was elected to the industry’s Legislative Committee, and subsequently spent time in meeting planning how we can be a voice for teachers on issues such as NCLB re-authorization. There is much work to be done! I will be on The Hill meeting with the powers-that-be in the summer 2011 (more to come).

Here is some more info about The National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) Expo!

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