Newsela

Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels, so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s 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. 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: iltpp@newsela.com

New Newsela Schools or Districts
Jenny Pearl
Illinois Partnerships
847-691-1019
Jenny.Pearl@newsela.com

Current Newsela Partners
Nicky Dunlap
Illinois Partnerships
773-495-0703
Nicky.Dunlap@newsela.com

Learn More About Newsela

CENTEGIX™

CENTEGIX™ innovates technology to save and enrich lives. This is accomplished through the award-winning CrisisAlert™ solution which enables anyone to get help with the push of a button. CrisisAlert empowers confident human action in any 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.

Contract Highlights:

Gain the award-winning CrisisAlert™ badge solution via a competitively bid contract allowing for significant cost savings and faster implementation, while avoiding the delays and expense of a bid process.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Steve Gambill
Sales Operations Manager
770-546-5466
sgambill@centegix.com

Learn More About CENTEGIX

Edpuzzle

Edpuzzle is an easy-to-use platform allowing you to engage 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!

Contract Highlights

  • Significant discount on any school or district EdPuzzle subscription for all ILTPP member schools.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Aaron Shute
Director of School Partnerships
508-863-6985
aaron@edpuzzle.com

Learn More About Edpuzzle

Capitol Electronics

Capitol Electronics Inc (CEI) is an independent manufacturer’s representative firm established in 1987 serving the Public Safety, Emergency Management, Education, Municipal, and other markets. Product offerings are continually updated to reflect the needs of their customers, the communities in which we live, and the spaces where we work and play. By utilizing the evolution of technology, CEI helps to create safer communities and workspaces. CEI’s products specific to the Security Solutions category include emergency notification systems, non-contact thermal temperature scanners, lightning suppression technology, and pathogen eliminating technology.

Contract Highlights:

  • All CEI product offerings are patented, field-tested, and vetted for quality.
  • Centurion Elite® emergency notification system and the CMCE-120 lighting suppressor carry no subscription or ongiong 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:

Mary McGhiey
Business Development Manager
317-413-2338
mmcghiey@capitolelectronics.com

Learn More About Capitol Electronics Inc

Deledao Education

Deledao Education is a browser-based self-harm alerting and content filtering solution focused on student wellness and digital safety. 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.

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

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.

Deledao is committed to student data privacy. Deledao is a signatory of the Student Privacy Pledge and adhere to strict data protection standards. Deledao only collects the data it needs and deletes the data once it has fulfilled its purpose. Student data is never sold.

 

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Deledao Education
Jasen Whetstone
Account Executive
469-525-5208
sales@deledao.com

SHI
Kyle Thomas
SM SLED Manager
732-564-8526
Kyle_Thomas@shi.com

Learn More About Deledao Education

LearnPlatform

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.

The software-as-a-service and research-based 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

G Suite Enterprise for Education

Google for Education is now offering an upgrade to your digital learning environment with advanced security controls and enhanced collaboration tools to elevate teaching and learning.

In 2018, Google introduced a collection of premium tools to support education’s unique and complex needs; G Suite Enterprise for Education. This set of robust tools, includes everything in G Suite for Education (free), plus paid premium features and enhancements.

  • Enhanced security, visibility, and control of data and analytics
  • Empower authentic thinking with unlimited Originality reports
  • Use Meet for enhanced learning and advanced meeting capabilities
  • Enhanced dedicated 24×7 support from product specialists

Resources

FAQs

What is the pricing formula to determine seats for G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE)?

  • For K-12 Public School Districts, Google looks at NCES data.
  • Formula: Total Staff (FTE) – Other Support Services = Total Full Domain Licenses FTE Count

When will all of the upcoming Meet features be launching?

  • Many have already begun rolling out to G Suite for Education and G Suite Enterprise for Education users. Check out the G Suite Updates Blog (and consider subscribing!) for the latest updates regarding all G Suite products. You can filter specifically by product to see those most relevant to Google Meet and Education.

How do I know if I’ll have enough licenses?

  • Check with your HR department to ensure that you’re ordering the sufficient amount of licenses to cover all of the staff and students you want to have access to Enterprise features.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

CDW•G
John Buttita
Sales Manager
877-325-3380
johnbut@cdw.com

Learn More About CDW•G

SHI
Kyle Thomas
SM SLED Manager
732-564-8526
Kyle_Thomas@shi.com

Learn More About SHI

Learn More About Googe for Education

Edmentum

Edmentum is leading the market with engaging curriculum, research-based assessments for learning, and quality educational services designed for each Illinois student and proven effective in traditional, hybrid, or virtual learning environments. As a global leader and pioneer in online education solutions, Edmentum is committed to being educators’ most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs.
Edmentum’s powerful suite of virtual solutions will:

  • Provide core curriculum to expand and enhance offerings
  • Mitigate learning gaps and achieve individual growth goals
  • Offer essential standards-based practice and assessments

Edmentum Courseware

Calvert Learning

Exact Path

Study Island

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Jason Eggert
Illinois Partnership Manager
(214) 293-9759
c: (815) 529-0885
jason.eggert@edmentum.com

Learn More About Edmentum

Carahsoft

Carahsoft has built its reputation as a customer-centric organization dedicated to serving the needs of technology manufacturers, government end users, and reseller ecosystem with Solutions for Government®.

Carahsoft has a proven history of helping government agencies find the best possible technology solution at the best possible value. Each customer works directly with a dedicated account representative to determine a solution tailored specifically to meet his or her needs. They combine their extensive knowledge of the technologies they provide, with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process, to analyze needs, provide configuration support, simplify the ordering process, and offer special government pricing.

Carahsoft Technology Corporation is proud to offer ILTPP members a wide variety of government solutions, including AWS and VMware.

Virtualization allows IT departments to create a virtual environment at the workstation, server, or data center level. With this virtualization technology, you can reduce the number of physical servers or computers, while still maintaining performance levels. Benefits include:

  • Reduce IT costs through server consolidation and network virtualization
  • Create an affordable disaster recovery solution
  • Leverage cloud software to build an elastic on-demand virtual infrastructure Support user access to data and applications on any device from anywhere

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Martin Gavin
ILTPP Program Manager
703-673-3518
martin.gavin@carahsoft.com

Learn More About Carahsoft

ZOOM

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms. Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done. Zoom is a publicly traded company on Nasdaq (ticker: ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California.

ROEs and ISCs can purchase a Zoom account through the Learning Technology Center (LTC). Zoom is also available to districts for purchase via the Carahsoft, CDW-G, Howard Technology Solutions, JourneyEd, and SHI full catalog contracts. Compare and contrast pricing before purchasing by utilizing ILTPP’s Quote Request form.