Category: New Partner

Newsela – Authentic, Real-World Content for K-12 Classrooms

Newsela and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members published texts and content at significantly discounted prices.

Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that is personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. Newsela accomplishes this by presenting authentic real-world content from trusted sources in an instruction-ready format for K-12 classrooms. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.

Newsela provides content that is:

  • AUTHENTIC: From the real world, about real and relatable people and topics
  • ACCESSIBLE: Differentiated at 5 levels, representative of every learner
  • ACTIVE: Never stale, always up-to-date with what’s happening in the world
  • ACCOUNTABLE: Ensures educators and students are taking responsibility for learning
  • ALIGNED: Aligned to key standards, frameworks, and commonly used curriculum

Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela SEL, and more. You can find more information here.

Contract Highlights:

  • Discount for any school or district that purchases through the ILTPP contract
  • Scaled discount based on number of participating buildings
  • Content to meet the Illinois curriculum mandates like Civics, Black History, LGBTQ, Illinois History, and many more
  • Professional learning to support the implementation of Newsela

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

General inquiries:

New Newsela Schools or Districts
Jenny Pearl
Illinois Partnerships

Current Newsela Partners
Nicky Dunlap
Illinois Partnerships

Learn More About Newsela

CENTEGIX – Every. Second. Matters.

CENTEGIX™ and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members the award-winning incident response, CrisisAlert™ solution at a significantly discounted price.

CENTEGIX innovates technology to save and enrich lives. This is accomplished through the one-of-a-kind CrisisAlert solution which enables anyone to get help with the push of a button. CrisisAlert empowers confident human action in an incident – from the everyday to the extreme. This easy-to-use solution allows staff and administrators to immediately handle any situation, anywhere on the premises. The CrisisAlert wearable badge ensures that staff never have to worry about finding help because help will always find them. When staff feel safe and secure, they are free to focus on being productive, every day.

Always identify yourself as an ILTPP member when requesting a quote or placing an order and reference Contract Number #ILTPP AEPA-021G.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Steve Gambill
Sales Operations Manager

Learn More About CENTEGIX

Capitol Electronics – Creating Safer Communities and Schools

Capitol Electronics Inc (CEI) and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members significantly discounted emergency notification systems, non-contact thermal temperature scanners, lightning suppression technology, and pathogen eliminating technology.

A Legacy of Trust in Public Safety Since 1987

CEI has been a valued consultant and supplier to the wireless industry in the Midwest and Southeast for over 30 years.

CEI regularly updates its product set to reflect the needs of its growing customers. CEI has continued to adapt its products toward the needs of public safety and utilizing the evolution of technology to create safer communities and a safer environment for first responders.

Contract Highlights:

  • All CEI product offerings are patented, field-tested, and vetted for quality.
  • Centurion Elite® emergency notification system and the CMCE-120 lightning suppressor carry no subscription or ongoing fees.
  • The non-contact thermal imaging temperature scanner does have a model that does not incur ongoing fees.
  • All temperature scanner models are CARES Act/ESSER2 funds eligible.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Wendy Justice
Public Safety Consultant

Learn More About Capitol Electronics Inc

Edpuzzle – Videos & Illinois School Grants

Edpuzzle and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members a significant discount on the Edpuzzle easy-to-use video lesson platform.

Engaging Every Student, One Video at a Time

Edpuzzle unlocks the power of videos through simple editing tools and dazzling student data. The process is simple – find a video, add questions and assign it to your class. Watch as they progress and hold them accountable on their learning journey!

Make any video your lesson – Choose a video, give it your magic touch, and track your students’ comprehension.

Reinforce accountability – Check if students are watching your videos, how many times they’re watching each section, and if they’re understanding the content.

Engage students – Introduce students to self-paced learning with interactive video lessons. It’s easy to add your own voice narration and questions!

Save time – Use videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, and more. If you’d rather record and upload your own video, go for it!

Illinois School Grants for the 20-21 School Year

Whether it’s in class, at home, or during hybrid instruction, Edpuzzle wants to help keep all of the teachers in your school connected with their students. With interactive video lessons, they will be able to learn at their own pace, wherever they are!

Fill out the school grant form with the email address you use to log into Edpuzzle so you can be granted Pro access for free to you and all your colleagues through the end of the school year! If you don’t have an Edpuzzle teacher account, please make sure you create one first!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Aaron Shute
Director of School Partnerships

Learn More About Edpuzzle

Deledao Education – A Digital Wellness Company

Deledao Education and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members discounted browser-based self-harm alerting and content filtering focused on student wellness and digital safety.

Powerful Wellness Monitoring & Content Filtering for ALL Students

Deledao Education’s AI-powered, cloud-based technology screens through web and email content in real time to analyze text, images, and videos. It works on Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OS, mobile devices and tablets. Through the real time analysis of each page as it renders in the browser, Deledao Education provides powerful wellness monitoring and content filtering for on and off campus learners.

Among other features, Deledao Education:

  • Supports district leadership responsible for monitoring student wellness and mental health by applying its AI technology to monitor student web and email activity in real time for signs a student may be in need of help.
  • Embeds anti-tracking technology to protect student privacy. Deledao Education shields students’ online activities from third parties.
  • Safeguards distance learners through the mitigation of inappropriate images and video that may be bombed/shared in video conferencing applications such as Zoom and Google Meet.
  • Provides instructional staff with granular policy controls to restrict on/off campus student internet activity during class time.

Deledao Education promotes parental engagement via its integrated Parent Portal (web and app-based) providing granular at-home policy settings and full visibility into their child’s internet activity and conduct on school-owned devices.

Contract Highlights:  State-of-the art artificial intelligence self-harm monitoring and alerting technology provided at an extremely affordable annual cost.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jasen Whetstone
Account Executive

Learn More About Deledao Education

Digital Curriculum, Assessments, & Educational Consulting

Edmentum and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have teamed up to provide ILTPP members with a trusted partner in education, creating successful outcomes everywhere learning occurs.

Edmentum offers support in a variety of areas:

  • Digital Curriculum: rigorously aligned to state standards and flexible for use in any learning environment
  • Proven Assessments: benchmark learning needs, formatively assess learning, and support classroom practice
  • Educational Consulting: professional learning, technical services, and support to power successful implementations
  • Educational Services: support student-centered virtual learning including mentoring, grading, diploma-granting instruction, and more

Exact Path

Edmentum Exact Path utilizes adaptive diagnostic assessments paired with individualized learning paths to promote academic growth in K-12 reading, language arts, and math. Exact Path is focused on understanding where your students are acacademically and then taking that data a step further to provide just-in-time instruction aligned to your goals.


Edmentum Courseware offers best-in-class, customizable online curricula for sixth grade through adult learners. Courseware is rigorous, relevant, and aligned to Illinois standards with over 400 courses covering core, elective, CTE, world language, and advanced subjects.

Study Island

Study Island offers customizable K-12 practice and preparation to support your formative assessment strategies. This Illinois standards-based program gives you the tools needed to ensure success on the state assessments and beyond.

Calvert Learning

Calvert Learning helps schools succeed with K-5 virtual and blended learning. Calvert focuses on building creative problem-solving and other lifelong skills students need to thrive in a fast-changing world. Edmentum provides the curriculum, tools, and services to make it happen, with a flexible approach based on your unique needs.

Edmentum is committed to ensuring success for Illinois educators and their students in any learning environment – brick and mortar, hybrid, and fully virtual.

Check out Edmentum’s 2020-2021 Planning and Success Toolkit for free guides, blogs, and worksheets to build a school around your students!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jason Eggert
Illinois Partnership Manager
(214) 293-9759
c: (815) 529-0885

Learn More About Edmentum

LearnPlatform – Save Time. Save Money. Improve Outcomes.

LearnPlatform and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members a top software-as-a-service and research-based solution for discounted purchase via a pre-negotiated contract.

LearnPlatform is the edtech effectiveness system that equips K-12 districts to organize, streamline and analyze their education technology to ensure it is safe, equitable and cost-effective. LearnPlatform simplifies processes for edtech vetting, approvals, procurement, implementation and evaluation and makes it easy to communicate edtech information and access to teachers, students and families, all in a single platform.

LearnPlatform’s solution is used by districts to organize their education technology, streamline standard processes (such as purchasing, contract management, and piloting), and rapidly analyze their classroom technology to learn what’s working, for which students, in what context, and at what cost.

Districts who use LearnPlatform benefit from the ability to:

  • Generate actionable insights on the cost-effectiveness and equity of their edtech investments
  • Streamline how they find, approve, purchase, and implement edtech tools
  • Simplify how teachers and families find, access and use district-approved edtech
  • Manage vendor relationships for better privacy compliance and more

Contract Highlights:

  • Ongoing discounts for ILTPP members
  • Full SOPPA compliant solution with a parent-facing library of tool use
  • Create an approved tool portal for teachers
  • Inventory the tools used in your district

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Districts >5,000 Students
Rob Residori
Director of Partnerships
(773) 273-9419

Districts <5,000 Students
Hillary Simons
District Analyst
(860) 933-4091

Learn More About LearnPlatform

Istation – Blended Learning for Reading, Math, and Spanish

Istation (Imagination Station) and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members discounted formative assessments, adaptive curriculum, personalized data profiles, teacher resources, and professional development; all under contract with ILTPP! As an AEPA contract, this agreement is nationally-bid, providing you with the most competitive pricing.

Get the Data and Support Schools Need to Differentiate Instruction and More!

Working together, Istation’s educational technology and teaching tools are aligned to individual state standards and Common Core State Standards. Teachers get the formative data they need to differentiate instruction with flexible resources and computer-based evaluations for small- and whole-group instruction.

Computer-Adaptive Intervention and Instruction

Based on scientific evidence and comprehensive research, Istation’s formative assessments, adaptive curriculum, personalized data profiles, and flexible teacher resources help schools measure growth and influence new skills for reading, math, and Spanish literacy. Plus, educators get easy-to-understand feedback that is timely, specific, and constructive.

Powered by the Science of Reading

Istation’s engaging assessments and instruction cover the National Reading Panel’s “Big Five” foundational essentials. Schools get the support they need to improve comprehension and growth with activities and lessons that provide actionable and insightful data that measures phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary, as well as many other skills.

Innovative Oral Reading Fluency Assessment

Istation’s digital Oral Reading Fluency assessment combines over three decades of educational research with more than a decade of technical development and data through a partnership with Boulder Learning, Inc.. This pioneering effort in the use of speech recognition technology in education includes digital recording programming to help schools measure oral reading fluency, accuracy, and more.

For School and Home

Mixing teaching and technology, Istation’s comprehensive blended-learning approach helps schools differentiate instruction and support intervention for powerful growth.

Meadowdale Elementary School in Carpentersville, Illinois Success Story

Meadowdale Elementary School in Carpentersville, Illinois, made professional development a priority. They invested in customizable professional development that was tailored to their school’s needs and helped them make better instructional decisions.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Julie Ellis
Account Executive

Learn More About Istation

Dude Solutions – Leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Provider

Dude Solutions and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to provide ILTPP members discounted operations management solutions as the first facility management solutions offering under contract with ILTPP!

Work Smarter with Integrated Operations Software

Dude Solutions is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions to education, government, healthcare, senior living, manufacturing and membership-based organizations. For nearly two decades, the company has inspired clients to create better work and better lives. Dude Solutions combines innovative, user-friendly technology with the world’s smartest operations engine, empowering operations leaders to transform the most important places in our lives. Today, more than 12,000 organizations use Dude’s award-winning software to manage maintenance, assets, energy, IT, events and more. For more information, visit

Software-as-a-service applications and associated services for the following areas are available under the contract:

  • Corrective maintenance
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Mobile applications
  • Facilities key performance indicators
  • Facilities trends and comparative data
  • Best practices community
  • Facilities resources and templates
  • Onboarding and support
  • Executive facilities reports and presentation

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

John White
Senior Sales Manager

Learn More About Dude Solutions

Bio Corporation – Best Selling Preserved Specimens

Bio Corporation and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to offer ILTPP members full catalog discounts on both plain preserved and injected specimens. This includes anything from tiny spiders to large sharks!

Bio Corporation allows you to cover your lab for mammals with dissection of fetal pigs, mink, rabbits, rats or cats. Injected specimens will highlight the different arteries and veins, while plain preserved will not. Most of the specimens are of good size for the species. Need a specimen for marine biology? Bio Corp has sting ray, anemone, sea cucumbers, horseshoe crabs, squid, jelly fish, sharks and more. The sharks will be the only marine specimen that will have injections.

Worms, frogs and owl pellets, best sellers for middle schools. These specimens are of good size but not too large to overwhelm students. Even for their size the dissection is fascinating.

Study on larger organs for anatomy. Organs are obtains from full size animals. Cow hearts are amazing! Bio Corporation carries organs from cow, pig, sheep and turkey. Injected organs include the pig and cow kidneys and sheep hearts. Compare between the different specimens or compare a full size to an embryo size.

Contract Highlights:

  • 5% off current catalog pricing
  • Free ground shipping on orders over $50, excludes pail packing

Please visit to browse other products such as reference material, models, displays, charts, gloves and more.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brianna DiMartino
Bid Specialist

Josh Ernest
Account Manager

Learn More About Bio Corporation