Category: New Partner

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
rob@learnplatform.com

Districts <5,000 Students
Hillary Simons
District Analyst
(860) 933-4091
hillary.simons@learnplatform.com

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
314-614-9111
jellis@istation.com

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 dudesolutions.com.

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
877-868-3833
john.white@dudesolutions.com

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 www.biologyproducts.com to browse other products such as reference material, models, displays, charts, gloves and more.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brianna DiMartino
Bid Specialist
800-222-9094
info@biologyproducts.com

Josh Ernest
Account Manager
320-763-9094
rae@biologyproducts.com

Learn More About Bio Corporation

Daktronics – Scoreboards, Digital Displays, and Video Board Line-Up

Daktronics and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to offer ILTPP members full catalog discounts on indoor and outdoor digital signage. This includes scoreboards, digital displays, and video boards!

Daktronics’ digital signage line-up is the most comprehensive offering of digital scoreboards and displays available. Daktronics can supply, deliver, and install all items listed in this bid category throughout Illinois. The company’s solutions for scoreboards, digital displays, and video boards include indoor and outdoor formats, large format LED and LCD video walls, numerical scoreboards, message centers, and marquee signs, local and distributed client and cloud-based control systems, and in-house engineering, manufacturing, installation, training, and support necessary to provide complete solutions for ILTPP members.

State Coverage

The northern part of Illinois is covered by Sievert Electronic Sales & Service and the southern part of Illinois is covered by two Daktronics sales reps; Gerald Temples, and Megan Potthoff. Contact Bryan Nagel below and he will direct you to the correct salesperson.

Small School Reaches Big Goals With New Displays

Platteview High School is in Springfield, Nebraska, a town of about 5,000, that lies just southwest of Omaha. Having a smaller population doesn’t hold them back from competing with their bigger neighbors, though.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Bryan Nagel
Regional Manager
314-265-5943
bryan.nagel@daktronics.com

Learn More About Daktronics

Complete Book & Media Supply – K-12 Books and Subscriptions

Complete Book & Media Supply and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to offer ILTPP members discounted digital resources, instructional supplies, and online and hardback stories; all under contract!

Complete Book & Media Supply is a small, minority-owned business and is a single-source, wholesale distributor of books and subscriptions. Complete Book is dedicated to providing Illinois districts with the most extensive selection of publications as well as the very best in customer service. The company’s comprehensive selection includes both books and subscriptions in all fields, available in electronic or print format.

Complete Book & Media Supply is pleased to offer ILTPP Members 15% off their first order as an enthusiastic welcome to the partnership with ILTPP! Please contact your dedicated account manager to apply the discount.

Recommended Titles

Contract Highlights:

  • Competitive Pricing
  • FREE Shipping
  • Fast Turn-Around
  • Ability to Procure a Wide-Range of Resources and Materials

ILTPP Members can register online at www.completebook.com/aepa/register. Once registered, you will receive your contracted pricing, be able to create wishlists, and request bulk discounts. You may also email kendall@completebook.com for a quote. Simply reference contract number AEPA-IFB020-C.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kendall Montiegel
Sales Processing Manager
800-986-1775  x105
kendall@completebook.com

Learn More About Complete Book and Media Supply

ByteSpeed – Your Complete IT Resource

ByteSpeed and the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) have partnered to offer ILTPP members discounted Chromebook, Computer, Laptop, Esport, and Interactive Touch Screen products; all under contract!

ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. The company provides customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. ByteSpeed has a proven track record of excellent customer service, offering a more personal level of service and support than larger vendors. Their support team is also located in-house, and you get a live technician on the phone within seconds. You can’t go wrong with ByteSpeed!

Contract Highlights

  • Industry leading warranties, including 4-year Accidental Damage Protection on Chromebooks, with unlimited claims
  • Pre-wired Chromebook carts
  • Free lifetime tech support
  • Free on-site parts closet for instant access to warranty replacement parts
  • Free shipping
  • Free imaging
  • Free asset tagging and asset tag in BIOS
  • Free custom bulk packaging
  • White glove service
  • Customization options
  • Risk-free evaluations
  • Free descriptive labeling
  • Free spreadsheets of MAC addresses and ByteSpeed serial numbers
  • Free automated OS naming
  • Free image recovery flash drive
  • Flexible split / delayed shipments
  • Flexible billing options
  • In-house repair service
  • Dedicated account manager

ByteSpeed Upcoming Webinar

Join ByteSpeed’s VR Expert, Professor Corinne Hoisington who has worked with hundreds of K12 schools and colleges/universities to align their educational objectives with the thousands of VR apps for the classroom. See the potential of AR/VR to impact student career paths in STEM and CTE fields, see VR’s growing influence on the visualization of math, science, history, medical fields, and every educational curriculum.  Connect with empirical evidence on how AR/VR impacts learning too! And see how you can get funding through educational grants to set up your first VR lab. Learn about VR certification programs too to immerse yourself in the pedagogy of VR in the classroom. Understand the top VR options for the classroom and for online learning.


Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brian Hoots
Account Manager
218-227-0479
bhoots@bytespeed.com

Learn More About ByteSpeed

Kyocera – More than Printers

Whether you work for a small school district or a large university, a local government or a non-profit organization, proper document management is critical. For over 60 years, Kyocera Document Solutions America has offered an award-winning line of document imaging and management system for institutions of all sizes. Their robust and reliable multi-functional printers, software solutions and extensive support teams guarantee your organization will operate efficiently and effectively without scarifying security, simplicity and cost. Kyocera helps administrators and students alike put knowledge to work – fostering an inspiring and professional learning environment.

When you partner with Kyocera, you’ll be able to streamline virtually all document-related process and still control costs.

Contract Highlights:

  • Connect with Gmail, Google Cloud and more
  • Print, grade and analyze bubble tests automatically
  • Print from MAC & PC, tablet, mobile iOS, and Android Devices
  • Bring-your-own-device capability with Kyocera mobile print
  • Utilize apps that meet government standards for energy efficiency, user accessibility, security & encryption
  • Seamless collaboration on documents, forms management and cloud conversion

Grant user-specific access to network, database and MFP functionalities:

  • Control color-printing capabilities
  • Charge-back for all print, copy, fax and scan functions (ideal for public spaces, large offices, college campuses and more)
  • Separate folder access for educators, administrators and students

Contact Your Dedicated Account Manager

Dan Woolly
National Account Manager
972-893-1155
dan.woolly@da.kyocera.com

Learn More About Kyocera

VMWare & AWS via New Carahsoft Contract

Carahsoft Technology Corporation in partnership with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program is proud to offer ILTPP members VMware Cloud (VMC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS Cloud frees schools and districts from the distractions of managing infrastructure, reduces risk, and improves digital equity so they can focus on students. With the AWS Cloud, schools and districts can access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. From back-end data management to virtual desktops, AWS offers tools so that every student gets the attention they need to thrive.

AWS is offering ILTPP members an easy ramp to gain access to AWS services with pre-negotiated contract terms, conditions, and an aggressive education pricing discount. This new capability allows organizations to get the performance and technological value of AWS without high application refactoring costs.

What is VMware Cloud on AWS?

VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware. This service delivers a highly scalable, secure, and innovative service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud, running on next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) bare metal infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS is ideal for enterprise IT infrastructure and operations organizations looking to migrate their on-premises vSphere-based workloads to the public cloud; consolidate and extend their data center capacities; and optimize, simplify, and modernize their disaster recovery solutions. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold, and supported globally by VMware and its partners with availability in the following AWS Regions: US West (Oregon), US East (N. Virginia), and Europe (London).

What are the VMware and AWS offerings available to my institution?

All VMware and AWS products and services are available through this contract. This includes, but is not limited to:

•  Software Licenses
•  Subscription Support
•  Cloud Services
•  Professional Service Offerings
•  Training
•  Managed Services
•  End User Computing

What type of security do I get for my AWS environment?

With the AWS cloud, not only are infrastructure headaches removed, but so are many of the security issues that come with them. AWS’s world-class, highly secure data centers utilize state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems. Data centers are staffed 24×7 by trained security guards, and access is authorized strictly on a least privileged basis. Environmental systems are designed to minimize the impact of disruptions to operations. Multiple geographic regions and Availability Zones allow you to remain resilient in the face of most failure modes, including natural disasters or system failures.

The AWS virtual infrastructure has been designed to provide optimum availability while ensuring complete customer privacy and segregation. For a complete list of all the security measures built into the core AWS cloud infrastructure, platforms, and services, please read our Overview of Security Processes Whitepaper.

Learn More About Carahsoft

Learn More About Mackin Educational Resources

For more than 35 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. With over 18,000+ publishers, Mackin’s catalog consists of more than 3 million titles in print, and nearly 3 million digital titles and formats. Mackin knows and understands the important balance of technology and physical products in today’s schools.

Browse the online catalog now at www.mackin.com and start creating your lists.

Check out our Mackin Member Center Resources below!

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Mackin
Sheri Omernik
Sales Manager
920-400-9902
sheri.omernik@mackin.com