Our Strategic Partnership 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.

Our current strategic partners include:

 

Amerex The Intermediate Unit coordinates the pooled resources of its local school districts to take advantage of any savings opportunities for electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and transportation gasoline consumption. By utilizing the services of a licensed broker, the energy markets are continually monitored for optimum savings and competitive bidding decisions. Heating and cooling buildings and maintaining transportation services are a very large and growing budget concern for schools nationally. The importance of understanding cost savings in this environment has never been greater.
 Bright Bytes 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
Carnegie Dynamic learning academies strengthen your mathematical content knowledge to better deliver deep conceptual learning for all students.
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.
Edgenuity  Edgenuity is a leading provider of K-12 online and blended learning solutions including online courses, credit recovery, intervention, test preparation, and more .
Eduporium 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. ​
Frontline Frontline Education offers K-12 administrative software solutions for recruiting, hiring, time and attendance, substitute management, professional growth and student solutions.
Hoonuit By 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.
Institute Personalized learning  The Institute defines personalized learning as an approach to learning and instruction that is designed around individual learner readiness, strengths, needs and interests. Learners are active participants in setting goals, planning learning paths, tracking progress and determining how learning will be demonstrated. At any given time, learning objectives, content, methods and pacing are likely to vary from learner to learner as they pursue proficiency relative to established standards. A fully personalized environment moves beyond both differentiation and individualization.
Lenovo 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
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.

Linkit

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.

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.

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.