OCTOBER TECH-eNEWS 
Accessible, high quality, and affordable EdTech for Illinois schools. 
Pitsco Education: ILTPP Members Get 2% Discount & FREE Shipping on ALL Orders Over $100
Pitsco Education is excited to be partnered with ILTPP to assist students and teachers alike with their STEM needs.
 
Pitsco Education is the leading provider of hands-on K-12 STEM solutions. Career-based STEM education prepares learners for the future through the integration of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts using relevant hands-on applications to connect school, community, and work. The company's various products, activities, curriculum, and solutions promote relevant learning experiences and development of 21st-century soft skills.
 
Recently, Pitsco has released its brand-new Coding and Robotics catalog, that showcases the company's diverse and robust K-12 coding and robotics continuum.
 
In addition, Pitsco prides itself on strong customer support and fast, friendly service.  Reach out to your ILTPP Account Manager, Preston Frazier at  pfrazier@pitsco.com for any questions or projects you may be working on.  Be sure to reference code AEPA22 on ALL orders and purchase orders for a 2% discount and free shipping on all orders over $100.
At ILTPP, we regularly provide our members with the latest news within educational technology. This includes special buys, organization updates, event announcements, and solicitations.
Advisory Council Member Spotlight: Superintendent Todd Dugan
Check out Advisory Council Member, Todd Duggan's recent book review of  The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning Through Digital Convergence  by Dr. Shawn K. Smith in the  Illinois ASBO 2019 Fall UPDATE Publication.
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ByteSpeed - Your Complete IT
Resource
ILTPP has partnered with ByteSpeed to offer ILTPP members discounted Chromebook, Computer, Laptop, Esport, and Interactive Touch Screen products. The company provides customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services.
Digital Citizenship Week: October 14-18
This week is an annual event that teachers, schools, and districts can leverage to increase awareness of digital citizenship education. Some schools use the week to celebrate the digital citizenship program they already have in place. Others, use it as a time to kick-off an initiative.
Troxell Communications and CDI Technologies Announce Merger
Now merged company, Troxell-CDI provides an unmatched local market presence that understands evolving technology needs and delivers the right solutions to Education customers.
Securly Announces TechPilot Labs Acquisition
Securly's latest announcement of the acquisition of TechPilot Labs ensures its continued implementation of cloud-based web filter products within classrooms across the globe.
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SMART Learning Suite Online Now Integrates with G Suite
Schools can now access SLS Online from within G Suite to create, deliver, organize and share lessons, leveraging the existing Google tools and workflows already used in the classroom.
Join the LTC Community :  The LTC facilitates an online community and special interest groups (SIGs) open to all educators, coaches, administrators, technology staff, and educational leaders.
Special Buys
Vendor partners occasionally establish special benefits and discounts during particular periods of time. Below, you can find the current special buys offered exclusively to ILTPP members.
School Specialty - Additional
Savings Through 11/30/2019
School Specialty  is offering  Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program  members a promotion on a curated selection of exclusive furniture and Califone┬« A/V technology products
for your learning environment! Find the
promo code below.

ITsavvy - Act NOW on this
HP Chromebook Special Buy
While supplies last,  ITsavvy  is offering ILTPP members a special buy on the  HP  Chromebook 11 G6 - Education Edition. For a quantity of 1-500, ITsavvy has dropped the price to  $160 . Prices
drop even more from quantities of 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000!

SPS-K12 - 25%
Off Onboarding
Student Provisioning Services (SPS-K12) is offering ILTPP members 25% off onboarding with all implementations by 12/31/19.
National Business Furniture - $50 off
$500 Promotion

National Business Furniture is offering ILTPP members a promotion of $50 off $500, now through the end of the year.
Firefly's LocknCharge Special Buy
Now through 11/15/2019,  FireFly is offering a special buy to ILTPP members with free shipping and a lifetime warranty.
Upcoming Events & Webinars
ILTPP vendor partners host webinars, workshops, lunch and learns, summits, and much more. We make it our mission to seek out relevant edtech events and share them with ILTPP members.
Hybrid Cloud Transformation with AWS
Learn how to quickly and effectively make a hybrid cloud transformation utilizing technologies from VMware  and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Join SHI  for a webinar led by Vince Ryan, SHI's Cloud Solutions Architect.
Boxlight - How Technology Can Help Students Think Deeper
This webinar will demonstrate various ways that technology can assist teachers in ensuring surface-level knowledge is gained so that students move to higher levels of thinking about the content.
Securing Your Business in the Cloud
Learn how to ensure security in Microsoft cloud environments with controls and services across identity, data, networking, and apps with SHI.
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Camp Adobe: Engage and Share with
Your Community

During the webinar, Adobe will explore how school leaders can use Adobe Spark tools to broadcast engaging messages.
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Microsoft Surface Family
Join SHI's webinar to discover the power behind the Surface and hear about current promotions that allow you take advantage of everything Surface has to offer.
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IPA Education
Leaders Annual Conference
The Education Leaders Annual Conference is back in Peoria, IL. From October 20-22, this year's conference will include many popular activities, such as an amazing general session speakers, an address by state superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala, small group sessions presented by your peers, and network time with your colleagues!
26th Annual Illinois
Education & Technology Conference
This 3-day, professional development conference focuses on technology integration strategies, engaging instructional practices, digital tools and resources, and emerging trends for teachers, administrators, and technology staff. Learn, explore, and connect with other innovative educators from November 13-15 in Springfield, IL.
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We are constantly looking for ways to bring more value to your ILTPP membership. Please let us know if there are any products or services that would help you and your educational institution advance your EdTech resources. Your ideas or suggestions help us develop additional benefits that would be of value to you as an ILTPP member. Your input is greatly appreciated!   LearnMore@iltpp.org

This handy PDF highlights ILTPP Vendor Partners within key technology categories we currently have under contract. It is constantly evolving to ensure ILTPP members receive the most up-to-date information.
Make sure to check back often to see all the latest additions.
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