Consortium Partnerships

Throughout the year, the Office of Technology Services will coordinate special consortium prices with vendors.

Current consortium pricing is available for:

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is an online training solution dedicated to providing a cost-effective teacher professional development, classroom technology integration and software support solution that empowers educators to utilize technology to engage students and positively impact achievement. It boasts a library of thousands of short, easy-to-understand tutorial video clips as well as structured projects and workshops. The solution includes tech integration projects, workshops on such applications as Web 2.0 and iPads, assistive technology tutorials, teacher assessment tools, and tech skills assessment tools. Their trainings can also help you realize the full potential of mobile devices in the classroom, and achieve success in implementing common core.

BrightBytes

BrightBytes Clarity Pro delivers tools and services that measure the impact of technology use on learning. Clarity delivers an individual technology report for each school, a detailed dashboard of disaggregated data, a customized list of school solutions, and much more!

This analysis follows the CASE® system, which includes:

  • Classroom: time on tasks with technology in the classroom
  • Access: access to technology at school and at home
  • Skills: teacher/student skills with technology
  • Environment: factors that support/hinder technology use
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CloudLock

As a cloud-to-cloud service, CloudLock is the only solution that can detect 100% of sensitive information in public cloud applications from corporate networks to mobile devices, on the road or any third-party data sources. CloudLock gives you the visibility and control you need to protect sensitive data in your public cloud applications, allowing for fast detection and response to risks such as oversharing, inadvertent exposure, malicious data extraction and cyberthreats. CloudLock ensures compliance with HIPAA and FERPA regulations.

Dell

Member districts, students, faculty, staff, and employees can now take advantage of the Dell member purchase program. Enjoy perks and savings on the latest Dell products and select electronics and accessories.

Dellicker Strategies

The PA Hybrid Learning Initiative is a collaborative effort by Montgomery County Intermediate Unit with Dellicker Strategies to support hybrid learning in Pennsylvania. Hybrid learning is the integration of traditional teaching and digital instruction inside a school building. It offers schools the ability to provide differentiated instruction and improved academic performance during times of difficult budgets. By changing the physical classroom model, districts can provide students with online learning options and make the best use of classroom teachers as class sizes increase. Hybrid learning is also referred to as blended learning in that it combines online and direct teacher instruction.

Discovery Education Streaming 

Enhancing classrooms with rich multimedia that is proven to increase student achievement, Discovery Education Streaming provides teachers and students access to a library of more than 111,000 standards-aligned digital resources that address multiple learning styles, support Common Core State Standards, and inspire students to explore their world. Discovery Education Streaming enhances curricula and engages today’s students in learning through instructional videos, audio files, images, writing prompts, and encyclopedia articles.

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Discovery Education Streaming Plus

Add to the digital assets of Discovery Education Streaming with a collection of more than 150,000 standards-aligned digital resources. Highlights of additional Plus content include:

  • New custom-built Common Core hub supports the three fundamental components of educational practice – curriculum, instruction, and assessment to help support the transition to the CCSS
  • Model lessons and assessments designed to address specific Mathematics and English Language Arts standards to help transition teachers to the Common Core
  • 10,000+ of self-paced math tutorials spanning concepts from basic addition to calculus
  • Thousands of audio files including podcasts, classic literature audiobooks, children’s literature audiobooks from Scholastic, and numerous supplemental study aids for auditory learners
  • An animated Body Atlas that explores the inner-workings of the human body
  • 200+ Skill Builders to develop problem solving skills across core subject areas
  • 100+ animated games that reinforce math and language arts concepts
  • Over 3,000 additional videos from trusted content providers such as CBS News: The 20th Century, Globe Trekker, Rabbit Ears, and selections from Intelecom

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Kajeet

We are excited to announce that filtered, mobile broadband is now available at the lowest consortium pricing in the nation through a partnership between Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, AESA and the Lakes Country Service Cooperative.

Kajeet is the only wireless service provider in America dedicated solely to providing safe, filtered, off-campus mobile connectivity. The solution includes:

  • Kajeet SmartSpot® device (a Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Kajeet Smartbus ™
  • Sentinel®, a cloud portal that allows agencies to manage their filtered web content via a simple, easy to use web-console that is compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).Kajeet provides data services for coverage in most areas through two nationwide networks, Verizon and Sprint. Kajeet will work with you to identify which service provider will best suit your connectivity needs.

For more information:

  • Visit www.kajeet.net/cpcpricing
  • Call 1-866-452-5338
  • Email sales@kajeet.com

Reference Contract # 16.15 – EDB – MCIU

LANSchool

Lanschool (Division of Lenovo) provides a clean, simple, and easy-to-use classroom room management tool that Teachers love. Reliable and uses significantly less network bandwidth than other solutions.

It is complete, no add-ons are required to block the Internet, Applications, Printing, and USB drives.

It keeps working even when students try to disrupt it.

It costs less and is better supported than any other solution on the market. It supports PCs, Macs, Linux and Thin Clients.

 

Lenovo/Stoneware webNetwork

Lenovo/Stoneware Webnetwork Unified Cloud Services is a solution that provides students, staff, and administrators with features like:

  • Easy access to shared, home, and public directories from any location with an Internet connection
  • WebReports – Build, secure, and distribute dynamic database reports
  • WebForms – Create web based forms to collect and present information from both internal and external users
  • Personal Desktop – This type of workspace virtualization will connect a user with an office desktop from different locations
  • Self Service Options – Manage your own system account and minimize help desk tickets
  • Single Sign On – Quickly access web applications and system with a secure single sign on module

Meraki

MCIU has signed on to be a reseller of Meraki, a Google-backed company delivering a strong value proposition to School Districts especially given the current budget challenges. School district benefits include an Award Winning Cloud Managed Wireless Cloud Controller, Cloud Managed Security Appliances, and Cloud Managed Switches.

Pearson PowerSchool

PowerSchool Solutions is a partnership between Capital Area, Carbon Lehigh, and Montgomery County Intermediate Units to offer hosting, implementation, support, and training services for Pearson Education’s PowerSchool Student Information System.

School districts will have a comprehensive student information system that will serve all of their needs with a support mechanism in place so they can be successful with their implementation and utilization. The benefits of using PowerSchool through PowerSchool Solutions include working with Pearson trained and certified staff providing the highest level of PowerSchool support. By going with the local connection, districts can eliminate wait times and time zone differences encountered when contacting Pearson support. Being Pennsylvania based, travel time for training, workshops, and user group meetings are cut down. Resources are available to assist with state reporting and PIMS.

SAFARI Montage

Using a SAFARI server at MCIU, we will provide Montgomery County public school districts with award-winning, broadcast-quality, Video-On-Demand solutions. Educational video titles including some of the industry’s leading video publishers; school districts can also upload their own video content.

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School Messenger

SchoolMessenger is an on-demand notification solution for the education market. School districts may rely on the application to keep parents, staff, and students informed in both emergency and non-emergency situations.

The primary benefit of the system is its ability to share information quickly with students’ families, including school closings for inclement weather, power outages, emergency safety measures, transportation changes, and more. This allows district and building administrators to contact all affected families within moments. The system can also be used to notify parents about student absences if the attendance office has not be contacted.