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and Partnerships help you achieve that goal. You will get more contracts to choose
from and more savings. It's easy, efficient, and cost-effective purchasing at its best
and part of your ESC membership!
This month, we're highlighting some great organizations for the modern school! We bring you technology and programs to keep your school ahead of the game in professional development and mental health.
FranklinCovey Education is committed to equip every stakeholder in your district with the mindset, skillset, and toolset needed to reach new levels of performance and achieve exceptional results. In addition to PD and consulting, we offer a PK-12 school im system called Leader in Me (LiM). Learn More →
Starling Mind isn’t just another digital mental health program. It’s the ultimate mental health companion to help educators better understand, monitor and enhance their mental well-being. They offer customized support based on an educator’s unique personality and learning style. Learn More →
WCIESC has worked steadily with the ESC of I partnership and a with a wide variety of organizations with the goal of supporting the needs of our member districts. The value this brings to our members is not only a cost saving but also saving precious employee time, which adds to further cost savings.
Our partners are vetted by the partnerships team members for quality, service, and return on investment. Our Partnerships page is designed to introduce the partnerships, provide a brief description of their services, and connect you to the partner’s website for additional information. WCIESC member school districts are afforded special discount pricing for the partner services. To request members only pricing, go to the vendor link and complete the short intake form. Please note, you must go through ESC of I to access your special members benefits. LEARN MORE
6Crickets Community Enrichment Learning Hub at Every School
Built on the Science of Reading and Learning, Amplify Reading is a personalized reading program for grades K–5 with captivating storylines that engage students in powerful reading instruction and practice. Whether students are learning to read fluently or sharpening their comprehension skills, Amplify Reading accelerates their growth with unparalleled adaptivity while freeing up educators to work with small groups or individual students.
Aperture Education, the easiest, fastest, most reliable, strength-based social and emotional learning system.
Argument Driven Inquiry programs include instructional materials, classroom resources, and professional learning opportunities for teachers.
Beable® is the next-generation online Literacy Recovery Platform for grades 2–12. Created and ‘battle-tested’ at the height of Covid, Beable puts all students on the path to gainful employment. By cultivating the whole child, the platform creates adaptive pathways for each learner that encompass social emotional needs, career exploration, and academic rigor…with literacy at the heart.
BehaviorFlip is a school-focused software that specializes in providing schools and districts with solutions for social-emotional learning, positive behavior intervention support (PBIS), restorative practices to promote growth mindset, and trauma-informed behavioral practices.
Blocksi Provides Cloud-Based Content Filtering, Classroom Screen Monitoring and Student Safety
BloomBoard empowers districts to honor educators and elevate their careers, by creating coordinated opportunities to support, recognize and reward educators for demonstrating effective practice through customizable “Recognition-as-a-Benefit” Programs. These programs are designed to help districts address issues related to teacher retention, recruitment, and meaningful opportunities for career/salary advancement via micro-credential-based pathways.
Schools use BrainWare Learning’s cognitive assessment and cognitive training solutions to improve academic performance and close learning gaps by strengthening students’ learning capacity.
BullWall’s RansomCare is the only solution that automatically stops ransomware encryption.
Teachers are using Class Hook to simplify attendance, grade assignments, talk one-on-one with students, and more – without ever leaving Zoom.
Community Health is the nation’s leading publisher of customized benefits engagement media (magazines, websites, mobile apps). Our mission is to help our clients contain the cost of growth in health care premiums by boosting grassroots engagement in health and wellness programs.
Disney Codeillusion Magical K12 Coding Education Curriculum
edpuzzle Engagement you can see, results you can measure. Empower students to take an active role in their learning with interactive video lessons that spark creativity and curiosity.
f e v Tutor High Impact Tutoring for Learning Acceleration
FinalForms is a team, product, and service designed to serve K12 school districts with registration, compliance, and risk management solutions. Simply put, FinalForms is a whole lot more than just forms.
Find Your Grind’s mission is to provide every student with the tools and confidence to be Future Ready in a world that is changing faster than ever. To achieve this we designed a curriculum that changes the conversation around future readiness — asking students what kind of life they want to live, then guiding them to create it. Our focus is on social-emotional learning and student agency while challenging students through inquiry and reflection.
Five Star has partnered with K12 school districts for more than 15 years to support transformative learning experiences through the use of technology. Our experienced leaders, training specialists, engineers, and developers are passionate about creating innovative solutions to address the unique needs and expectations of school districts.
Formative helps teachers unlock additional superpowers, improve student engagement and accelerate learning. Trusted by educators at 93 districts in Indiana.
Gaggle Student Safety That Saves Lives
High Curve On-demand Tutoring.
Intellinetics specializes in Electronic Document Management and Scanning Services to ensure your school district has simple, secure, and affordable access to all its important records.
Learn Platform The edtech effectiveness system to modernize learning environments and improve academic and financial ROI.
Major Clarity Career and college readiness (CCR) platform that connects career exploration to academic and postsecondary planning.
Microsoft offers a complete list of products and also a brief price list (most common products) that are available to member school corporations.
Modified Logic Digitize Records and Automate Business Processes District-Wide with Laserfiche Solutions.
MyVRSpot is a complete video management solution built specifically for education, providing a single online platform for creating, editing, hosting, and sharing of media with teachers, students, and the community at large.
Newsela is an instructional content tool that allows teachers to find articles with appropriate reading levels for their students.
Otus helps every student reach their full potential by providing educators with one, integrated platform that supports standards-based and traditional grading, assessments, data-driven instruction, and progress monitoring.
Parent Square one is the nation’s leading educational publisher for digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries and classrooms!
Possip is helping build stronger schools through the power of frontline feedback.
Pebble Go by Capstone is the nation’s leading educational publisher for digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries and classrooms!
Rachel Wixey & Associates Substitute Management Services – Helping you help schools
Reading Horizons Where Reading Momentum Begins
Red Rover is taking absence and substitute management into the future with fresh, modern tools that equip you to attract today’s “gig economy” subs, increase fill rates, and simplify tasks that should be, well, simple!
ResoluteGuard is committed to helping school districts assess their cybersecurity efforts and provide resources and solutions to strengthen their ability to prevent cyberattacks. School districts must have a plan with a strategy of continuously improving their cyber-security profile to meet today’s ever-evolving cyber security challenges. ResoluteGuard’s SMART-Cyber Action Plan™ aligns your Executive Governance, Administrative and Technical Activities with Regulatory and Insurance Requirements.
SC Strategic Solutions makes the transition to electronic records affordable, efficient and complete through innovative document imaging software and service solutions.
SchoolPass enhances your school’s safety and efficiency by screening vehicles coming on and off your campus, automating dismissal, eliminating front office work, and consolidating real-time schedule changes for carline, buses and after school activities.
Scrible is the super app for research and writing! It’s the most advanced platform ever built to help students, teachers and librarians through the research and writing process. Students use powerful tools to scaffold and organize their work all in one place instead of juggling 3+ separate apps. Educators get real-time access to student work and progress monitoring that enables timely feedback and support. Scrible was awarded the Supes’ Choice Award for College and Career Readiness by superintendents across the country.
SI&A’s Achievement Initiative is a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) that is successfully addressing the #1 issues facing education today: declining enrollment, missing students, chronic absenteeism, the academic side effects of missing school, and positive messaging to families – all with the objective of increasing learning time for all students.
Skillsline is the Human Skills Company. We use microlesson technology to teach the foundations of the human skills we all need to thrive in career, school, and life.
StormWind provides Live and online training for IT techs, Project Managers, and End Users. We focus on real-world implementation and certifications. Learners have 12 months unlimited access to hands-on labs, certification practice tests, and 1-on-1 mentorship with our instructors.
Study Smart Tutors Accredited Professional Development supporting School Counselors
SWYE 360 Learning Leveraging machine learning and data analytics to revolutionize the classroom.
SysCloud creates automatic backups for critical SaaS applications, monitors for malicious files, and delivers powerful insights about your data and compliance – all from one dashboard.
Terrace Metrics We are a group of passionate professionals whose purpose is to improve the behavioral health of individuals.
Title 1 Crate #1 in Indiana Federal Compliance Management
Tyler Technologies Post jobs, quickly fill openings with qualified substitutes, and intuitively track employee absences with Absence & Substitute, part of a total suite of Tyler Technologies K-12 solutions.
Varsity Tutors for Schools Transforming Education, Together.
Xello This student-centered software supports all ages, abilities, and pathways. Scientifically backed and designed with input from educators, Xello helps students build self-knowledge, explore college and career options, create plans, and develop the essential skills for success beyond high school.
ESC of I and Zoom have partnered to provide your school district with the leading virtual conference and meeting solution available.
Hey, K-12 Indiana Educators!
Show them you’re worth the investment by participating in FREE workshops on integrating computer science principles into the classroom. Grant was written by a former K-12 educator with current K-12 educators in mind. Sign-up to attend one or all the 14 workshops being offered. We have over 200+ seats – let’s fill them up and prove that we’re a great return on investment.
PRISM Project at Rose-Hulman
Computer Science Workshops Available
Beginning with Bootcamp options in July wrapping up with Final workshop in November 2023
Location: Rose Hulman Campus
Intended Audience: All Indiana K-12 teachers interested integrating computer science principles into their own classrooms
For more information about specific workshops and registration links select from individual dates on workshop page.
WCIESC partners with The Castle. The Castle offers professional development opportunities to teachers and supports learning experiences in partner schools that maximize creative problem-solving, enhance the curriculum, nurture self-expression, honor varied learning styles, and encourage essential 21st Century skills.
From the beginning, The Castle was designed to support teachers in their efforts to create energizing, meaningful, authentic and productive learning spaces for their students. We know how stressful and chaotic the last few years have been, for you and your students. We wanted to find a way to make it a little less so. At the suggestion of our lead teachers, who thought it could be helpful and joy-making in this bizarre time to get some fresh ideas to spice things up, we contracted three teaching artists (bios below) to develop the BOOST video series just for you. Each video is designed to be as adaptable as possible to your individual teaching needs, and include concrete strategies and moments of reflection for teachers as well as mini-lessons that can be shared directly with students. Our hope, in making this series, is that you’ll find a few quick takeaways that you can try out in your classrooms (or virtually) to boost student morale, engagement and enthusiasm. We send our deepest thanks to the Indiana Arts Commission/Arts Illiana for their generous funding that has made this series possible.
The videos series includes:
Created by Jessica DiLorenzo, who has worked with our teacher cohort in past years. Everyone loved her joyful energy so much that we wanted to bring it to all teachers in the region. These videos—targeted specifically to the given grade levels—model sample activities and help teachers consider how to frame them as both stand-alone energy boosters and science curriculum enhancers.
Created by Geoff Krall, this video is aimed at math teachers K-12. Lucid and dynamic, Geoff briefly describes the benefits of integrating art into math courses, then dives into several sample projects to make it all come to life.
Created by Martin Urbach, who we discovered through a recent feature piece on NPR, this video delves into the theory of participatory learning and describes a number of strategies that can be used with students K-12 to open up spaces for student voice, particularly in these tumultuous times. It is slightly more geared towards older students.
The Center provides a discounted rate for Frontline products. Save time reporting on absence trends -Reduce paperwork and manual data entry, Ensure there’s a qualified substitute when needed, Stay compliant with labor law. This is an internet-based program that utilizes you existing substitute pool.
Contact: Debbi Christy
All schools are eligible to apply for Title IIA grant funding via an application process and some of the WCIESC districts have chosen to consort a portion of their ESSA funds so that teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and administrators are eligible to attend the ESSA supported sessions at no cost, while the non-consortium schools will pay the member registration fees for the sessions. Additionally, we will provide, at the school’s request, planning for a specific Workshop/Training for that school district. The district may pay for a portion of the actual cost of the workshop; the planning by the WCIESC will be done at no cost to the district.
WCIESC serves as the facilitator/administrative unit for the regional ESSA Consortium. This consortium focuses on the needs of the individual school corporations to demonstrate improvement in categories required by the ESSA Act. The ESSA Consortium is open to any West Central ESC member corporation; however, it is optional to join this Consortium.
This year the designated ESSA Representatives will meet in the Spring to decide on specific types of workshops that the Consortium member Schools would like to have.
Contact: Rusty King
The WCIESC strives to assure superiority in teaching, learning, and educational leadership through region-based staff development programs. The Center provides in-service staff development trainings for all school personnel, planning and technical assistance, resource material, and a communication link with the IDOE, local school corporation staff development contacts, and state and national staff development groups.
Contact: Rusty King
LOAN RELIEF BENEFIT TOOL
Providing student loan benefits since 2011, Fiducius enables employers to achieve recruiting, retention and productivity goals, while empowering employees to achieve financial wellness. Our proprietary student loan financial planning approach combines expert Advisors and advanced technology to deliver a complete range of voluntary and sponsored solutions, including loan restructuring, contribution and disability insurance. WCIESC membership provides discounts for services. Contact: Debbi Christy