partnerships & consortiums

Our Strategic Partnership and Consortium Pricing Program is designed to align with vendors that will benefit MCIU and our constituent school districts, schools, and students as well as enhance our Strategic Partners’ reach into education based upon the association with our proven brand.

BrainPOP

BrainPop is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.

For More Information:
Brandon Langer | 610-755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

BrightBytes

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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

For more information:
Shane Lentz | (610) 755-9445 | slentz@mciu.org

CatchOn

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CatchOn is an expansive data analytics tool that provides administrative leaders a window into the efficacy of their technology investments and integrations.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

Defined STEM

Defined STEM

Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote rigorous and relevant connections between classroom content, highlighting STEM content and real-world applications including career pathways. With Defined STEM, teachers have access to performance tasks that are cross-curricular, engaging, relevant, and focused on 21st century skills. These tasks also provide opportunities for differentiated instruction, incorporate non-fiction reading and writing and offer authentic assessments of student understanding.

For more information:
Stephanie Schwab | (610) 755-9369 | sschwab@mciu.org

Edgenuity

Edgenuity is a leading provider of K-12 online and blended learning solutions including online courses, credit recovery, intervention, test preparation, and more.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

Eduporium

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Eduporium is a trusted source and resource that helps schools and school communities navigate and select EdTech technologies. Eduporium’s online platform for K to 12 schools features a webstore with vetted educational technologies and a unique private portal creating opportunities for teacher collaboration and follow up to MCIU professional development programs. The Eduporium  knowledgeable and passionate team helps teachers discover and purchase educational technology products for STEM programs and inquiry-based education as well as assistive technology tools and computer software and hardware. Eduporium makes it easier for schools and districts to identify, select, buy, and use the EdTech tools their students need as well as helping educators communicate with the larger community to ensure meaningful use of innovative technology in education. ​

For more information:
Stephanie Schwab | (610) 755-9369 | sschwab@mciu.org

Discovery Education

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Discovery Education provides compelling high-quality content, ready-to-use digital lessons, unique collaboration tools, and professional learning resources to give your educators everything they need to facilitate instruction and create a lasting educational impact in any learning environment.

For more information:
Stephanie Schwab | (610) 755-9369 | sschwab@mciu.org

Frontline

Frontline Professional Growth is a comprehensive set of tools allowing school districts to support employees through effective evaluations and professional development.

For more information:
Dr. Donna Gaffney | (610) 755-9311 | dgaffney@mciu.org

Learning A-Z

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Learning A-Z is an award-winning, integrated reading solution that helps teachers differentiate instruction and gives students the reading practice they need.

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Contact: Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

Level Data

Level Data

State and Real Time Data Validation. When submitting student data to the state, data tends to be incorrect and returned for re-submissions. Errors are fixed, resubmitted, and rejected once again. The cycle continues. Break the cycle with Level Data’s Data Validation Suites for your PowerSchool SIS – Real-Time Validation and State Validation.

The Real Time Validation lets you see where errors are occurring as data is entered and maintained, with colored fields and icons to alert you to areas needing attention.

The State Validation Suite validates data in your PowerSchool SIS in accordance to hte PDE reporting guidelines, and identifies errors on a district-wide basis allowing for easy error correction. The State Data Validation Suite enhances PowerSchool by making sure that student, staff and district data are accurate. It remove the guess work and the need for creating numerous SQL reports to mirror the DQE rules. The state specific tool automatically validates and allows you to correct data BEFORE it is submitted to the state.

Your data never leaves the SIS, it requires little to no training, and the suite can save you up to 75% of your error correction time.

For more information:
Shane Lentz | (610) 755-9445 | slentz@mciu.org

LinkIT!

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LinkIt! is an emerging leader in the field of data-driven technology solutions.

Our mission is simple: create the most effective, affordable solutions for K-12 schools, service providers, and publishers looking to improve student performance through the use of real-time data. LinkIt! is focused on creating a simple, yet comprehensive solutions for assessment creation, delivery, scoring and reporting. We aim to prove that with the right tools and processes, using data can be rewarding and engaging for all stakeholders.

For more information:
Dr. Donna Gaffney | (610) 755-9311 | dgaffney@mciu.org

 

Nearpod

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Nearpod helps educators make any lesson interactive whether in the classroom or virtual. The concept is simple. A teacher can create interactive presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Collaborate Boards, and more.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

Newsela

Newsela is an instructional content tool that allows teachers to find articles with appropriate reading levels for their students. Newsela articles also feature questions and writing prompts that align with common core standards.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

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.

For more information:
Shane Lentz | (610) 755-9445 | slentz@mciu.org

Schoology

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Schoology is a virtual learning environment and social networking service for K-12 schools and higher education institutions that allows users to create, manage, and share academic content.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

SEPaST

The MISSION of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Schools Trust (SEPaST) is to provide high quality health, wellness, and related programs on a cost effective basis.

SEPaST operates to carry out the purpose of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Act by providing a vehicle for Pennsylvania School Local Governmental Units to purchase employee benefits.  The Trust qualifies as a tax-exempt trust performing the essential governmental function within the meaning of Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations.

The Trust serves an avenue for the purchase of employee benefits, such as (but not limited to): medical and hospitalization, prescription drug, dental, vision, wellness, and life insurance benefits.

For more information:
Sandy Edling | (610) 755-9410 | sedling@mciu.org

Smore

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Smore is an interactive newsletter, flyer, poster, that can be embedded within your classroom website and/or sent directly to parents. It can also be printed, sent home with students, and/or posted on bulletin boards. Smore newsletters can also be kept as documentation of parent communication.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

SuperEval

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SuperEval is a web-based evaluation tool for a school board to use to provide a reflective, evidence-based evaluation of the superintendent. Additional licenses can be purchased to allow a superintendent to evaluate central office and building level administrators. The PA Framework for Leadership is built into the system. In addition, the tool allows for a school board to go through a reflective self-evaluation of board effectiveness.

For more information:
Dr. Brad Landis | (610) 755-9355 | blandis@mciu.org

VHS Learning

The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing educational opportunities for middle and high school students, everywhere.

For more information:
Brandon Langer | (610) 755-9324 | blanger@mciu.org

Zoom

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Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars.

For more information:
Shane Lentz | (610) 755-9445 | slentz@mciu.org