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Mini-Grants and Group Discounts for Keystone Area Schools

Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be accepted beginning April 1, 2018.

You may purchase licenses for all programs at any time throughout the year. However, pricing increases after June 1, 2018, and again after September 15, 2018, for many of these.   For ordering information contact Marcee Bauer at mbauer@aea1.k12.ia.us

Products Available

School Systems Conference Calendar

Scheduling Program for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Price: $150 per building
Contact: Bev Berns 800-632-5918

 

Conference Calendar is an easy to use online parent/teacher conference scheduling program. Just set up your building schedule, share with parents and let them schedule conferences with teachers that works for them.  It works on any mobile device!

 

Application Form

Getting Started Video

Company Website

Please contact My School Systems for specific questions about the program: info@mySchoolSystems.com or call(319) 560-1336


 

Reading Eggs, Reading Eggspress

Reading Eggs

Comprehension, Foundational, Grades PreK-6
$8/student
Contact: Brea Baxter 800-632-5918

 

 

Keystone AEA is offering schools mini-grants for Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress for the 2018-19 school year.  Appropriate for grades Pre-K through 6th grade, the programs reinforce the five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  

Keystone AEA will provide these programs through this mini-grant at a cost to schools of $8.00 per student license.  Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress are ONE product.

 

Order Form

 

More information:

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggspress  

Additional Resources

 

First In Math

ESL Reading Smart

ESL Reading Smart

Reading Intervention, Gr 4-12
$18/student
Contact: Brea Baxter 800-632-5918

 

 

Keystone AEA 1 is offering schools a negotiated price for ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate for the 2018-19 school year.  Both programs are packaged together. ELS ReadingSmart is meant to assist ESL students to develop English language proficiency. ReadingMate is for students in 4th-12th grade that need individualized reading intervention.  

Keystone AEA 1 is providing this program at a cost to schools of $18.00 per student license.  ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate are ONE product.

Order Form

For more information go to: ESL ReadingSmart or ReadingMate  

Gizmos

Gizmos

Virtual Simulations, Gr 3-12
$550-$655/teacher
Contact: Sarah Sieck 800-632-5918

 

 

Keystone AEA is pleased to announce reduced pricing for Gizmos from ExploreLearning.com.  Gizmos are virtual simulations aligned to the Iowa Core that promote inquiry and exploration of both science and mathematics for grades 3 through 12.  For more information on Gizmos go to www.explorelearning.com/

ExploreLearning, the creators of Gizmos, uses a tiered purchasing system based on the number of teachers per building.  Because most of our buildings would be unable to meet the number of teachers required to receive the lowest price, ExploreLearning will allow Keystone to be the "building" and purchase the teacher licenses using the group-buy system.  Keystone would then bill back the cost to the school districts.

If interested in purchasing Gizmos please complete the application form and return by June 2nd.  You can access the application form using the following link: 

Gizmos Application

Explore Learning Blog: Keep up-to-date on the latest information on Gizmos!!!

 

Related Videos:

Gizmos in the classroom- Best Practice

Planning Whole Group Instruction with Gizmos

 

MyAccess

MyAccesWriting Composition, Gr 6-12
$10/student
Contact: Bev Berns 800-632-5918

 

My Access is an on-line writing program that can provide students with the practice they need to improve their writing skills and meet 21st century skills. This program grades students' essays and provides immediate targeted feedback, giving teachers more time to conduct differentiated instruction and curriculum planning. My Access can provide students with additional writing opportunities needed to meet the requirements of the Iowa Core Curriculum.

My Access has 1000+ writing topics or prompts currently available for grades 4 -12 but is recommended for students in grades 6-12. Prompts include a variety of genres, such as narrative, informative, persuasive, literary (text-based) and expository. These prompts are aligned to popular textbook series typically used in Language Arts classrooms and provide cross-curricular writing opportunities in areas such as science, math, social studies and more. Teachers can also create their own prompts based on instructional needs.

My Access provides teachers with informed intervention, supports the use of rubrics in the classroom, and documents improvement with an online portfolio and provides individualized feedback in English and Spanish.

Works on iPad and Chromebooks!

The My Access Writing program now has an embedded plagiarism checking feature called CiteSmart as an add-on. The additional cost for this feature is $2.50 per student. If you are interested in adding CiteSmart to your My Access request for either all of your students or for a particular group, please contact Bev Berns (bberns@aea1.k12.ia.us) or Marcee Bauer (mbauer@aea1.k12.ia.us).


Informational Flyer
Application Form
MY Access Member Login

For more information about My Access: http://www.vantagelearning.com/myaccess/

Reading Mate

Reading MateReading Intervention, ESL, Gr 4-12
$18/student
Contact: Brea Baxter 800-632-5918

 

 

Keystone AEA is offering schools a negotiated price for ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate for the 2018-19 school year.  Both programs are packaged together. ELS ReadingSmart is meant to assist ESL students to develop English language proficiency. ReadingMate is for students in 4th-12th grade that need individualized reading intervention.  

Keystone AEA is providing this program at a cost to schools of $18.00 per student license.  ESL ReadingSmart and ReadingMate are ONE product.

Order Form      

For more information go to: ESL ReadingSmart or ReadingMate

 

Raz Kids

Learning A to ZBooks, Comprehension, Fluency, Gr PK-5
$75.95-$151.90/classroom
Contact: Bev Berns 800-632-5918

 

Raz-Kids and Raz Plus Application Form

For more information about these products go to: https://www.learninga-z.com/index.html

Membean

MembeanVocabulary, Gr 6+
$6 per student; $25 per teacher
Contact: Bev Berns 800-632-5918

Membean is a web-based, individualized, adaptive and differentiated vocabulary learning tool for grades 6 and above. Membean focuses on student engagement and long-term memory retention. Keystone AEA will provide Membean through this discounted buy at a cost to schools of:

$25 for each teacher subscription
$6 for each student subscription (if below 500 subscriptions purchased across the AEA).


If the total number of student subscriptions purchased falls above 500, the price will be $5. per student. In 2016-17, four hundred twenty (420) subscriptions were purchased so it is assumed that the number of subscriptions purchased will be below 500 for 2017-18. A teacher subscription needs to be purchased with each group of student subscriptions.

Application Form

Additional Information


Please send a school purchase order to Marcee Bauer. This is a one-year subscription.

Start to Finish

Start to FinishBooks, Readability Gr 2-5
$20 per student license
Contact: Marcee Bauer 800-632-5918
or Laura Smith 563-382-2870

Keystone AEA 1 is offering schools a negotiated price for Start to Finish (Online Accessible Library) for the 2018-19 school year.  Start to Finish provides high-interest online books (many included within Common Core Exemplars) written and edited by SLPs. The readability of the books is 2nd to 5th grade.  The books include built-in narration, accommodations and other features to ensure accessibility for all readers.

Keystone AEA 1 is providing this program at a cost to schools of $20.00 per student license.

Application Form

For more information go to: Start to Finish Tutorials or Don Johnston Start to Finish Information