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Torsh To Attend Education Research And Development Institute

Erin Murphy


As busy as we are this time of year at Torsh, we are taking a pause this week to attend the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI) Winter Conference. We don’t have to travel far, as the conference is taking place right here in New Orleans! The ERDI conference was established to create meaningful dialogue and collaboration between school decision-makers and industry leaders such as Torsh. 

So what exactly goes on behind the scenes at an ERDI conference, and why would Torsh want to be there? This conference provides an opportunity for our CEO, Courtney Williams, to participate in a three-hour panel discussion with five school superintendents, all of whom are experts in the field of education. The topic is determined by the client (in our case, Courtney). What follows is a free-flow of invaluable input, candid feedback, and brainstorming during which these leaders in K-12 education share their insight, feedback, and advice with us. Having the opportunity to learn from their collective experience and wisdom makes this a conference well-worth attending!

At Torsh, we have always been interested in learning from educational leaders. Our teacher professional development platform, Torsh TALENT, was built on a solid foundation of input from teachers and administrators. We listened to their needs and created a comprehensive solution. Each and every year we take the feedback we receive from our clients and find new and innovative ways to incorporate their suggestions.  

Last week, I interviewed Courtney to learn what’s on the roadmap for 2017. We are excited to run these new ideas by a panel of superintendents from across the country to receive “candid, unvarnished feedback.” We hope they like our ideas but most of all, we hope that these discussions lead to even more meaningful improvements to Torsh TALENT. 

As always, what motivates us is our commitment to education. We are looking forward to meeting with people who share our vision for better schools. If you’re here for the conference and are interested in learning more about what we do, we would love to connect with you while you are here in NOLA! Drop an email to me at and I’ll be sure Courtney schedules you into his calendar. 

For more information about ERDI and the conference, you can visit their website here.

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