Brian G. Rosenberg – Socrates Learning Platform
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Brian Rosenberg – Socrates Learning Platform
Mr. Rosenberg is a successful entrepreneur and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in development and implementation of software solutions. As a speaker and author, he has shared his expertise on technology and technology adoption and been a guest lecturer at Baylor University and Nevada State College. As a change leader, he has led the selection and implementation of major transformation projects for many of the largest healthcare providers in the United States, including, most recently, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada where he led the largest IT project in the history of the state of Nevada – on-time and under budget.
In 1999, Mr. Rosenberg founded a software implementation and business advisory firm that helped companies to implement and optimize enterprise software solutions. Under Mr. Rosenberg’s leadership, the company grew to over 50 team members and was recognized by Inc. 1000 as one of the fastest growing companies in 2013. Mr. Rosenberg also received the Smart CEO Future 50 award as the Chief Executive Officer of that firm in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he sold that firm and relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada where he was recognized as Distinguished Gentlemen of Nevada in 2015.
His newest business, Education Revolution, is focused on improving educational outcomes. The company vision is to provide every child with the same opportunity to learn to their full potential – regardless of their income level and the school district they live in. Their product, the Socrates Learning Platform, is designed to do just that – creating dynamic individualized learning paths for each child. Socrates encourages self-motivation in learners through a system of positive rewards and reinforcements so that students remain self-engaged to absorb the curriculum. Education Revolution received a National Science Foundation grant to support the development of the application, which is being introduced first in Clark County schools.
Message From The President
As we all know, Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million people who want to unite and take action to create lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. For more than 110 years, Rotarians have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to identify, fund and take action on sustainable projects that improve the life quality of those who are truly in need of a hand up. Rotary International identified six areas of focus that are designed to significantly improve individual lives and standards of living. The six areas of focus are:
- Promoting peace;
- Fighting disease;
- Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education;
- Saving mothers and children;
- Supporting education; and
- Growing local economies.
From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotarians around the world are always looking for projects to better our world. Rotarians believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.
Our club selected education, specifically educating youths in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, as our main focus. We strive to help them grow into dynamic adults who will succeed in their chosen career paths. We do this by supporting elementary schools and their teachers, supporting Spread the Word Nevada, reading to students during Breakfast with Books, sponsoring speech and music competitions, sponsoring middle school students to attend Teen Leadership Camp (TLC) and sponsoring high school students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Our signature annual project is Santa Clothes which provides children with much-needed shoes and clothing and a chance to meet with coaches and athletes from UNLV.
In addition to local projects, we send workers each year to help build houses for needy families in Mexico. We also partner with our sister club in Calgary on international water projects and our members propose international projects for us to support. Our club has been and will continue to be an active club, filled with Rotarians who are dedicated to taking action to make our world better. It is my hope that each of you can find and participate in a program or project that interests you this year.
Very Truly Yours,
James A. Kohl
Scribe – July 19, 2018
Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: July 19, 2018
- President Jim Kohl called the meeting to order. Michael Williams gave the invocation. PE Jackie Thornhill led the club in singing our National Anthem, followed by President Jim leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Sergeant at Arms was Bill Stieren.
- There were (0) International Rotarians, (4) visiting Rotarians and (7) Guests of Rotarians introduced.
- President Jim encouraged members to open up their Facebook page and share the LVRC live streaming and web page to spread the word of Rotary and about our Club, following the RI theme “People of Action” and “Be the Inspiration”; President Jim also announced ‘It’s all about ME’ the Membership and an Engagement survey will be sent to members to obtain feedback of what members want from the club and what they want to do
- Jim Tucker reminded members there are still 3 ad spaces available in The Wheel
- PE Jackie Thornhill introduced a new fundraising project – a raffle for a single prize of $10,000 with the drawing set for 9/27 – 300 tickets will be sold for $100 per ticket (cash or check only, no credit cards), encouraging members to take at least 3 tickets (or more) and reach out to sell the tickets to people outside the club, consistent with President Jim’s message in The Wheel, which will raise $20,000 for LV Rotary Foundation
- Luci Parodi announced the success of the Alpine Picnic clean up preparation and reminded members the Picnic is scheduled for 7/21 at Bob Werner’s mountain cabin retreat 12-3 and a pre-picnic hike led by PP President Russ Swain will take place at 9:00 a.m., with a friendly reminder ‘make sure you have enough gas in your tank – there are no gas stations on the mountain’; Jaime Goldsmith advised the next Wine To Water event, open to non-members, is tentatively set for 8/24 at Gyu Kaku with Japanese BBQ and sake flights; PP Karen Whisenhunt announced the Kingman Rotary Club is hosting an Open World delegation from the Ukraine who will be in Las Vegas 9/7 and will need host families in LV for 7 Ukrainians and 3 Rotarians for 1 night – contact PP Karen if you can host for details; also announced was the reminder for the UNLV tailgate party on 10/19 and Santa Clothes on 12/6
- Deb Granda provided details for the upcoming Shakespeare Festival 9/7-9/8, noting show tickets can be purchased at – bard.org – and using Rotary2018, there is a $4 discount per ticket, a private room is reserved at Chef Alfredo for dinner 9/7, each attendee paying for their own meal and Deb is hosting a cocktail party 9/8, 4-7 p.m. between shows, $10/pp – please RSVP to Deb for each event by 9/1. It was also noted by President Jim that Fred Adams of the Shakespeare Festival will be our Program Speaker at our meeting on 8/16.
- The weekly drawing began at $1,224 plus this week’s donations. The Ticket Winner was Deb Granda who won $10 and the Lawry’s Bucks Winner was Arleen Sirois.
- PP Randy Campanale introduced our program speaker, Sgt. Braden Schrag, with the LV Metropolitan Police Dept. assigned to the Office of Community Engagement. Sgt. Schrag enthusiastically described the vast array of programs in which Metro is involved as part of its community policing program to break down barriers, in ways beyond defensive tactics, pulling guns and driving fast, to make an impact and change, to bridge connections, fill gaps in the community, and moving away from the ‘us and them’ to the ‘we’ by outreach efforts of problem identification and solution engagement
- President Jim presented our speaker with a “Share What You Can” award to benefit a veteran in need and then adjourned the meeting.