Category: Organization Updates

Requesting a Quote or Making an Order? Always Mention ILTPP!

Is your school or district looking to make an educational technology purchase for the 2020-2021 school year? Going 1:1? Renewing software licensing? Or simply upgrading your STEM lab? The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) can assist you in saving time and money with all educational technology purchases.

Who is ILTPP?

ILTPP is a statewide cooperative of Illinois educational entities that aggregate buying power and expertise to procure technology products and services from quality vendor partners while providing valued communication and collaboration. We are an initiative of the Learning Technology Center (LTC) and contribute to the LTC’s mission of building statewide capacity for educational change through technology-related professional learning, programs, initiatives, and support.

ILTPP is an Illinois Chief Procurement Office Approved Cooperative/Consortium.

Contract savings with numerous vendors & manufacturers.

Through member-driven efforts, ILTPP signs contracts with top educational technology vendors for the utilization of schools, districts, cooperatives, municipalities, government and state agencies, as well as libraries. With almost 50 contracts, ILTPP provides its members with a wide array of manufacturer and vendor discounts.

Always identify yourself as an ILTPP member.

Each contract is free to utilize for the duration of the agreement. For hassle-free savings, always identify yourself as an ILTPP member. This applies to discussing savings with a vendor, requesting a quote, or placing an order.

Reference a contract number for extra security.

Reference an ILTPP contract number with a vendor to ensure you are getting the most competitive pricing. This is found on each vendor’s dedicated contract page, under ‘Ordering Info’.

To compare pricing across multiple contracts, ILTPP provides two options:

  1. Begin your free membership and login. Once logged in, you can find each contract’s distinctive pricing directly below the contract link under ‘Ordering Info’.
  2. Complete our Quote Request Form. Click the ‘Quote Request’ button in the top right of the ILTPP website and complete the form with as much information as you can provide us. Select which vendor partners you would like for us to contact to compare pricing. Please allow for 2-4 business days to receive a completed quote package with the most competitive prices provided. This is a free service!

Get to know us!

We make the greatest effort to engage with our members and get to know their unique needs. ILTPP attends many education conferences throughout the year, including IETC, IDEA, IPA, IASBO, and AISLE. If you see us, come on by the booth and let us know how we can help. For the latest updates, events, and other timely educational technology news, connect with us by signing up for our newsletter or giving us a follow!

Showcase Day 2: On-Demand Recordings & Resources

On March 19, ILTPP hosted its final day of the 2020 ILTPP Showcase: Gone Virtual. From 11 am to 2 pm, four ILTPP vendor partners with Mobile Device Management offerings presented how to leverage their MDM services!

With separate, 40-minute breakout rooms, ILTPP members were given the freedom to join the sessions they were most interested in. Below, you can find each vendor’s recorded session and linked resources:

11:00 – 11:40 // MDM: What Is It and Why You Need It

As school-owned devices and BYOD continue to grow, you have to be ready to give access to your terms. That means you have to give but limit what kids can access on their devices. Compromise a little and you and the district could be in hot water. It’s not just the kids that need some boundaries, it’s the teachers and staff too; no matter how they use their devices.
Building an Effective Mobile Policy Whitepaper


11:45 – 12:25 // Intune for Education & FastTrack

The improved Intune for Education is a cloud-based service that delivers easy setup and control of Windows 10 apps and devices in the classroom. Microsoft’s cloud technologies can be deployed alongside or integrate easily with your existing infrastructure. FastTrack helps customers deploy Microsoft cloud solutions. Customers with eligible subscriptions to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365 can use FastTrack at no additional cost for the life of their subscription.
FastTrack Resources


12:30 – 1:10 // Maximizing MDM for your School with All Covered

Konica Minolta’s enterprise mobility management solutions enhance productivity, whether you’re sharing and collaborating on projects, extending business processes, optimizing and automating workflows or printing remotely.
• The challenges schools face with BYOD/1:1 Programs + 5 steps to protecting your school technology systems.
• What does a good MDM deployment look like?
• Is outsourcing the management of MDM viable?
All Covered Video


1:15 – 1:55 // What Jamf Can Do for You; Small Schools – Large Districts

Whether you’re offering a 1:1 iPad initiative, shared-device model, or searching for an alternative to pen and paper, Jamf has you covered with two options:
• Jamf School is ideal for teachers or instructional technologists managing devices from the classroom.
• For IT directors, managers, or admins looking to procure advanced management and customizable product environment, Jamf Pro is a natural fit.
The ABC’s of Apple Classroom Management


Once again, ILTPP would like to thank our members and partners for the continued flexibility and support at this time. The 2020 ILTPP Showcase couldn’t have happened without you all; you drive our program.

We’re planning the 2021 ILTPP Showcase! Let us know what you’d like to see.

Showcase Day 1: Immense Support from ILTPP Members

This morning, ILTPP hosted its first day of the 2020 ILTPP Showcase: Gone Virtual. The morning was dedicated to Technology Resource Advisor’s (TRA) Chris Elkendier’s 2020 Chromebook Overview.

With over 50 attendees, ILTPP is beyond thrilled to see the response from Illinois edtech leaders during such a tremendous time of uncertainty. ILTPP members were engaged, communicative, and involved throughout the entire presentation via TRA’s noteworthy webinar platform.

Chris took the time to present his objective and in-depth Chromebook evaluation of devices from the following brands: Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, and Lenovo. While presenting, he had a team of experts on the side, ready to answer any and all questions.

In addition, Chris had some recommendations for Chromebook cases, including Higher Ground, Bump Armor, NutKase, Brenthaven, InfoCase, MAXcases, and Gumdrop. He recommends to never purchase a neoprene case, as they hold odor and are difficult to clean.

With the above information in mind, ILTPP was astonished by the overwhelming support we received from members in regards to securing their attendance and shifting schedules to suit the state’s needs. The 2020 ILTPP Showcase was meant to be an in-person, statewide tour. Yet, we managed to still hold the event and maintain registrants! This is all thanks to our valued vendor partners and members; for continuing to drive the program onwards and upwards.

If interested in viewing the on-demand webinar, please feel free to view it below. *This link is available for a short time!


Chris Elkendier
Director of Education Sector
414-276-3300 x300
celkendier@technologyresourceadvisors.com

2020 ILTPP Showcase: Gone Virtual

With consideration for our registrants’ safety based on official health recommendations at this time, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has made the decision to go virtual for the 2020 ILTPP Showcase!

Please join us March 18 and 19 for this immersive, two-day event from the comfort of your own space, wherever that may be! Some shifts have been made in dates and times for the event, to accommodate workday schedules.

This year, we are excited to announce the continued support and presentation provided by Chris Elkendier with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) during the first day of the event! Chris will be presenting his updated, 2020 Chromebook Device Overview.

Join in the second-day discussions and share insights around the popular topic of MDM while hearing directly from some of the top vendors and resellers.

9:00 am – 11:00 am, March 18 – New Chromebook Models for 2020

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. has assisted with the device selection, deployment, and ongoing support for 1:1 Chromebook initiatives of many districts in the upper Midwest.

COVERAGE OPTIONS

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 year options available
  • Retroactive coverage options
  • Hybrid coverage options

WARRANTY FEATURES

  • Easy Online Ticketing Portal
  • FREE Shipping Both Ways
  • Weathertight Shipping Container Provided
  • Fast 7-13 Day Turnaround Time
  • Parts and Labor Included

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 19 – Mobile Device Management Presentations

11:00 – 11:40 // MDM: What Is It and Why You Need It

As school-owned devices and BYOD continue to grow, you have to be ready to give access to your terms. That means you have to give but limit what kids can access on their devices. Compromise a little and you and the district could be in hot water. It’s not just the kids that need some boundaries, it’s the teachers and staff too; no matter how they use their devices.

11:45 – 12:25 // Intune for Education

The improved Intune for Education is a cloud-based service that delivers easy setup and control of Windows 10 apps and devices in the classroom. Microsoft’s cloud technologies can be deployed alongside or integrate easily with your existing infrastructure. With Intune for Education, schools can set up a classroom of PCs with apps and settings in less than an hour and save up to 70 percent in costs versus alternative management consoles.

12:30 – 1:10 // Maximizing MDM for your School

Konica Minolta’s enterprise mobility management solutions enhance productivity, whether you’re sharing and collaborating on projects, extending business processes, optimizing and automating workflows or printing remotely.• The challenges schools face with BYOD/1:1 Programs + 5 steps to protecting your school technology systems• What does a good MDM deployment look like?• Is outsourcing the management of MDM viable?

1:15 – 1:55 // What Jamf Can Do for You; Small Schools – Large Districts

Whether you’re offering a 1:1 iPad initiative, shared-device model, or searching for an alternative to pen and paper, Jamf has you covered with two options:• Jamf School is ideal for teachers or instructional technologists managing devices from the classroom.• For IT directors, managers, or admins looking to procure advanced management and customizable product environment, Jamf Pro is a natural fit.

2020 ILTPP Showcase Update – MDM Presentations Announced!

With consideration for our registrants’ safety based on official health recommendations at this time, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has made the decision to go virtual for the 2020 ILTPP Showcase!

Please join us March 18 and 19 for this immersive, two-day event from the comfort of your own space, wherever that may be! Some shifts have been made in dates and times for the event, to accommodate workday schedules.

This year, we are excited to announce the continued support and presentation provided by Chris Elkendier with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) during the first day of the event! Chris will be presenting his updated, 2020 Chromebook Device Overview.

Join in the second-day discussions and share insights around the popular topic of MDM while hearing directly from some of the top vendors and resellers.

9:00 am – 11:00 am, March 18 – New Chromebook Models for 2020

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. has assisted with the device selection, deployment, and ongoing support for 1:1 Chromebook initiatives of many districts in the upper Midwest.

COVERAGE OPTIONS

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 year options available
  • Retroactive coverage options
  • Hybrid coverage options

WARRANTY FEATURES

  • Easy Online Ticketing Portal
  • FREE Shipping Both Ways
  • Weathertight Shipping Container Provided
  • Fast 7-13 Day Turnaround Time
  • Parts and Labor Included

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 19 – Mobile Device Management Presentations

11:00 – 11:40 // MDM: What Is It and Why You Need It

As school-owned devices and BYOD continue to grow, you have to be ready to give access to your terms. That means you have to give but limit what kids can access on their devices. Compromise a little and you and the district could be in hot water. It’s not just the kids that need some boundaries, it’s the teachers and staff too; no matter how they use their devices.

11:45 – 12:25 // Intune for Education

The improved Intune for Education is a cloud-based service that delivers easy setup and control of Windows 10 apps and devices in the classroom. Microsoft’s cloud technologies can be deployed alongside or integrate easily with your existing infrastructure. With Intune for Education, schools can set up a classroom of PCs with apps and settings in less than an hour and save up to 70 percent in costs versus alternative management consoles.

12:30 – 1:10 // Maximizing MDM for your School

Konica Minolta’s enterprise mobility management solutions enhance productivity, whether you’re sharing and collaborating on projects, extending business processes, optimizing and automating workflows or printing remotely.• The challenges schools face with BYOD/1:1 Programs + 5 steps to protecting your school technology systems• What does a good MDM deployment look like?• Is outsourcing the management of MDM viable?

1:15 – 1:55 // What Jamf Can Do for You; Small Schools – Large Districts

Whether you’re offering a 1:1 iPad initiative, shared-device model, or searching for an alternative to pen and paper, Jamf has you covered with two options:• Jamf School is ideal for teachers or instructional technologists managing devices from the classroom.• For IT directors, managers, or admins looking to procure advanced management and customizable product environment, Jamf Pro is a natural fit.

K-12 Campus Security Survey Results Are In

The survey results can be found within the infographic below. ILTPP has also partnered with Konica Minolta to offer a K-12 security webinar series for members.

To round out 2019, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) sent out a survey to its members to identify the current direction of security technology trends. The results of this survey will guide ILTPP in targeting and selecting partners, contracts, and future campaign strategies.

The ILTPP K-12 Campus Security Survey was open for responses from December 18, 2019 to January 8, 2020.

Surveyed districts consist of charter, vocational, private, and public districts throughout the state of Illinois.


Konica Minolta Examines School Security Solutions

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) and Konica Minolta are partnering to bring Illinois educators an informative webinar that highlights the security industry’s best practices and available solutions for all types of school campus environments. Common school vulnerabilities will be discussed, along with how to incorporate simple solutions to protect students.

With this webinar, you can take away the following:

  • Simple, budget-friendly solutions to help protect students.
  • Current grant resources available for security solutions.
  • Free Konica Minolta security assessments to help identify needs and design solutions.

This webinar is meant for K-12 school administrators, facility managers, IT directors, and security personnel.

2020 ILTPP Showcase: Gone Virtual

With consideration for our registrants’ safety based on official health recommendations at this time, the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has made the decision to go virtual for the 2020 ILTPP Showcase!

Please join us March 18 and 19 for this immersive, two-day event from the comfort of your own space, wherever that may be! Some shifts have been made in dates and times for the event, to accommodate workday schedules.

This year, we are excited to announce the continued support and presentation provided by Chris Elkendier with Technology Resource Advisors (TRA) during the first day of the event! Chris will be presenting his updated, 2020 Chromebook Device Overview.

Join in the second-day discussions and share insights around the popular topic of MDM while hearing directly from some of the top vendors and resellers.

9:00 am – 11:00 am, March 18 – New Chromebook Models for 2020

Technology Resource Advisors, Inc. has assisted with the device selection, deployment, and ongoing support for 1:1 Chromebook initiatives of many districts in the upper Midwest.

COVERAGE OPTIONS

  • 1, 2, 3, 4 year options available
  • Retroactive coverage options
  • Hybrid coverage options

WARRANTY FEATURES

  • Easy Online Ticketing Portal
  • FREE Shipping Both Ways
  • Weathertight Shipping Container Provided
  • Fast 7-13 Day Turnaround Time
  • Parts and Labor Included

11:00 am – 2:00 pm, March 19 – Mobile Device Management Presentations

11:00 – 11:40 // MDM: What Is It and Why You Need It

As school-owned devices and BYOD continue to grow, you have to be ready to give access to your terms. That means you have to give but limit what kids can access on their devices. Compromise a little and you and the district could be in hot water. It’s not just the kids that need some boundaries, it’s the teachers and staff too; no matter how they use their devices.

11:45 – 12:25 // Intune for Education

The improved Intune for Education is a cloud-based service that delivers easy setup and control of Windows 10 apps and devices in the classroom. Microsoft’s cloud technologies can be deployed alongside or integrate easily with your existing infrastructure. With Intune for Education, schools can set up a classroom of PCs with apps and settings in less than an hour and save up to 70 percent in costs versus alternative management consoles.

12:30 – 1:10 // Maximizing MDM for your School

Konica Minolta’s enterprise mobility management solutions enhance productivity, whether you’re sharing and collaborating on projects, extending business processes, optimizing and automating workflows or printing remotely.• The challenges schools face with BYOD/1:1 Programs + 5 steps to protecting your school technology systems• What does a good MDM deployment look like?• Is outsourcing the management of MDM viable?

1:15 – 1:55 // What Jamf Can Do for You; Small Schools – Large Districts

Whether you’re offering a 1:1 iPad initiative, shared-device model, or searching for an alternative to pen and paper, Jamf has you covered with two options:• Jamf School is ideal for teachers or instructional technologists managing devices from the classroom.• For IT directors, managers, or admins looking to procure advanced management and customizable product environment, Jamf Pro is a natural fit.

ILTPP Announces 3 Additions to the 2020 Advisory Council

Meet the Newest ILTPP Advisory Council Members

Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) members have elected three educational technology leaders to serve on the 2020 ILTPP Advisory Council. Don Ringelestein, Farheen Beg, and Duane Shaffer have all agreed to join us in leveraging pre-negotiated contracts to assist Illinois schools in saving time and money on their edtech purchases.

All 2020 Advisory Council Members will begin their terms and responsibilities beginning January 1, 2020.

The ILTPP Advisory Council supports ILTPP by providing insight from represented schools, vendor partners, and other Illinois organizations regarding educational technology products, services, and purchasing best practices. The current council consists of leaders in the educational technology and purchasing/procurement fields, serving as Superintendents, Principals, Technology Directors, School Business Officers or Managers, and liaisons to other Illinois organizations.

In addition to a one year term, council members advocate for the program among colleagues and/or constituents. Responsibilities of a council member include attending a minimum of three onsite or virtual meetings per year, providing guidance on program objectives, including the formal bid process, RFP vendor selection, and product selection. Each elected seat was required to submit the following for seat consideration:

  • Be a registered ILTPP Member (If not already a member)
  • A one-page letter of interest indicating why they would like to be on the council
  • A one-page resume
  • Professional headshot
  • 250-word bio
Animated Illinois state outline pointing to text that says, "K-12 Campus Safety Survey" by the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program

ILTPP K-12 Campus Security Survey

What’s Your View on Campus Security?

The purpose of this survey is to provide insight and feedback related to Illinois K-12 needs and trending technology related to Campus Security Systems. The results provided by this survey will assist the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) in identifying the current direction of security technology demands.


PARTICPATE

DEC 18 – JAN 8

TAKE THE TIME

Can you find 3 minutes to spare?


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VOTE NOW for the 2020 Advisory Council Election

The 2020 ILTPP Advisory Council Election is open for voting!

The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) Advisory Council supports ILTPP by providing insight from represented schools, vendor partners, and other Illinois organizations regarding educational technology products, services, and purchasing best practices. The current council consists of leaders in the educational technology and purchasing/procurement fields, serving as Superintendents, Principals, Technology Directors, School Business Officers or Managers, and liaisons to other Illinois organizations. Currently, the ILTPP Advisory Council has two open seats available for 2020.

In addition to a one year term, council members advocate for the program among colleagues and/or constituents. Responsibilities of a council member include attending a minimum of three onsite or virtual meetings per year, providing guidance on program objectives, including the formal bid process, RFP vendor selection, and product selection. Each nominee was required to submit the following for seat consideration:

  • Be a registered ILTPP Member (If not already a member)
  • A one-page letter of interest indicating why they would like to be on the council
  • A one-page resume
  • Professional headshot
  • 250-word bio

YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT TO US

Each of these individuals are qualified, distinguished, and deserving of an Advisory Council seat. However, we only have room for two additions to the 2020 ILTPP Advisory Council. This is why your vote counts! Be sure to vote for the individuals you believe will guide Illinois schools, no matter the size, in technology-related procurement needs. Please review each candidate before casting your vote.