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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

TechXtend

TechXtend is a leading IT solutions provider based in New Jersey. TechXtend’s education division is focused and devoted to providing technologies that empower, impact, and protect students. The company’s core portfolio is built on a range of impact technologies that make a difference in your student’s lives. Their solutions address and assist in solving issues in the areas of Safety & Security, Social & Emotional Learning, Character Development, Restorative Justice, Curriculum Development, Assistive Technology, and STEM. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG).

Contract Highlights:

  • Gemiini
  • Vitals Aware
  • Avail
  • TeacherPlanBook
  • Drawp for School
  • STOPit Solutions
  • Evolutions Labs
  • SiLAS Solutions
  • RoboKind

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Kevin Askew
Vice President & General Manager
800-441-1511 x7246
732-678-6656
kevin.askew@techxtend.com
iltpp@techxtend.com

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ByteSpeed

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

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

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

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

Learn More About ByteSpeed