NEW!!!  Newsela

The TIE-Newsela partnership provides an opportunity for substantially reduced Newsela PRO licensing fee arrangements for TIE member districts and schools. Click here for more details. 

2018-2019 Learning Management Systems (LMS) special pricing

TIE member districts may receive exclusive discounts from these LMS vendor partners who have established special pricing for our members. TIE does not require, endorse or promote any specific product.

Competency based learning management system. Ben Hartlieb – 727-373-2552

MCL4YL (Mass Customized Learning for Young Learners)
A version of Buzz, this learning management system is designed for MCL. More details are available hereJessica Enderson or Chuck Schwahn

LMS that allows users to create, manage and share content and resources. Amanda Rice

2018 Vendor Partners

TIE member districts may receive exclusive discounts from numerous vendor partners who have exhibited at the most recent TIE Conference.

2NDGEAR, a division of Insight Investments, LLC, is a leading supplier of new, re-certified and refurbished IT equipment with partnerships including Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Adobe and more. Offering IT implementation and support services including data destruction, imaging, deployment, office technology relocation, asset liquidation and warehouse outsourcing, 2NDGEAR supports the entire IT life cycle. An established company respected for its uncommon dedication to service, 2NDGEAR has served thousands of businesses and educational institutions across the U.S. Brandon Prochelo – 714-622-3154, 7012 Belgrave Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Amplify Science
Amplify Science was developed in partnership with the Lawrence Hall of Science after the creation of the NGSS. Our breakthrough K-8 curriculum inspires students to read, write and argue like scientists, as they master the NGSS. Our pedagogy invites students to explore phenomena with the purpose of solving authentic problems. Amplify Science is a turnkey curriculum complete with detailed lesson plans, embedded formative assessments, hands-on activities, digital simulations, and a variety of teacher supports. Monty Lammers – 719-964-4501, 13605 Irish Hunter Trail, Elbert, CO 80106

Apple Inc.
Ryan Meyer – 916-521-2405, 1 Infinite Loop, MS 318-6EDU, Cupertino, CA 95014

Amazon Web Services, AWS
Amazon Web Services, AWS, cloud helps schools and districts access industry-shaping technology at an affordable cost, no matter what the scale. Utilizing AWS, educators, parents, students, IT staff and administrators can have the best learning experience possible. From bring-your-own-device to virtual desktops, AWS offers tools to ensure that every student gets the attention they need to thrive in the classroom. Jeff King – 605-306-1508

AVI Systems Inc
AVI Systems designs, integrates, and supports various audio visual systems used in classrooms and throughout school buildings. Systems we offer include: interactive whiteboards and displays, sound reinforcement, digital signage, projectors and screens, intercom and clock systems, etc. Chuck Risty– 605-782-4153, 2300 E 54th St N, Suite 2, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Ban-Koe Companies
Ban-Koe Companies provide Workforce and Workplace solutions to 100s of School Districts across the Midwest. Our solutions provide Critical Communications, ensuring your students and staffs security while providing concise communications in any event. Our offerings include Access Control, Critical Communications, Video Surveillance, Photo ID badges, Visitor Management, Synchronous Time Keeping and many more. But most importantly these are delivered fully integrated on one platform. Kris Hannasch – 952 278-4123

Belkin Education Solutions
Belkin Education Solutions are innovative solutions that help teachers and students get the most of the investment in technology hardware by simplifying connection, protection and charging options. Christopher Wallingsford – 501 253-2553

BG Innovations
BG Innovations is a leading regional provider of instructional technology solutions. With over 15 years experience helping educators with technology needs, our team is well positioned to help you navigate today’s instructional technology landscape. Chris Butler – 218-390-3523, 2822 Snowy Owl Circle, Duluth, MN 55804

Black Hills Online Learning Community
BHOLC partners with districts to provide a quality online option using an accredited, SD content standards aligned curriculum. We break barriers of time, space, path and pace to offer students an innovative approach to customized learning. Connie Godfrey – 605-721-4506, 1925 Plaza Blvd, Rapid City, SD 57702

BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content for use in school, at home, and on mobile devices. Our award-winning resources include BrainPOP Jr.  (K-3), BrainPOP Español, BrainPOP ESL, GameUp, BrainPOP Mobile, and BrainPOP Educators.  Jenna Carbone – 212-574-6025

Partners for Education…ByteSpeed is a top technology solution provider for the education market nationwide. We custom-build Intel® based computer systems, backed by personal customer service, ‘no hassle’ warranties and free lifetime tech support. We are proud to be ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified and partners with companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Ruckus, Asus, Juniper, Barracuda, and more to provide quality systems, top notch networking and security solutions for our customers. Scott Bleth – 877-553-0777, 3131 24th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Cengage Learning – National Geographic
Representing the education arm of National Geographic, along with South-Western Publishing, Wadsworth and Course technology, we develop digital products, textbook courses and online services for the K-12 markets. Cengage Learning is headquartered in New York with annual revenues of approximately $2 billion. Christian Chetwood – 513-229-1534, 5191 Natorp Blvd, Mason, OH 45040

Cisco Systems
Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking. We help companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Ian Banks – 605-370-2070, 4900 South Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57108

CommTech is your total technology solutions provider. From complete system design to professional installation and service, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers’ complete satisfaction. We specialize in technology solutions that streamline your home or office, making technology work for you and not against you. Audio/Video, Security, Telecommunications and Interactive teaching solutions should work together seamlessly, and CommTech has the experience and expertise to ensure that they do.  Locations in Pierre, Rapid City and Mitchell.
Thom DeWald – 605-220-5388, 1601 N. Lowell Ave., Pierre, SD 57501

Connecting Point
Connecting Point is a leader in IT Solutions. Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. We aim to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools and businesses to do more every day. Lynnette Hertel – 605-882-1555, 504 Jenson Ave. SE, Watertown, SD 57201

CPM Educational Program
Grades 6-12 math texts using problem based learning in student centered classrooms. Teachers are supported with professional development by experienced classroom teachers. Free access to our Core Connections series will be available. Sharon Rendon – 605-431-0216, 9498 Little Rapids Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Dakota State University
Whether you’re looking to get your master’s or your doctorate degree, every single one of our graduate programs is built upon a technological framework that will give you the edge you need to stand out and succeed in the business world. Mark Hawkes – 605-256-5274, 820 N Washington Ave, Madison, SD 57042

DakotaLink is the South Dakota Assistive Technology Program. Our mission is to assist individuals with functional limitations; due to a disability, illness, injury, or the effects of aging to maximize their potential whether at home or in the community, at school, at work, or at play through the use of Assistive Technology. Patrick Czerny – 605-394-6742, 1161 Deadwood Ave #5, Rapid City, SD 57702

DakTech Inc.
DakTech has been providing Intel based computer hardware for over 26 years. School-Space is our newest offering so please stop by to find out how we can make your life easier. The 7-Year warranty on our workstations & servers is our standard. The DakTech Mobile line has a 3-YEAR warranty that includes drop damage coverage. Free shipping on all warranty claims and talk with a live person in Fargo ND! Barry Hegg – 888-761-8534, 3502 36th Street SW, Fargo ND 58104

Delta Dental of South Dakota
Delta Dental of South Dakota is dedicated to advancing and promoting the improvement of oral health. Jean Gross – 605-360-3627, 804 N Euclid Ave. #101, Pierre, SD 57501

Elite Business Systems
Elite Business Systems is a locally owned and operated distributor of color and B&W digital imaging systems, digital duplicators, printers, laser cutting and engraving systems, facsimiles and paper handling equipment. Our award winning service department and 25+ years of experience have contributed to us being a market leader in our industry.  Mike Nerland – 605 332-7248

Flipgrid is where your students go to share ideas and learn together. It’s where students amplify and feel amplified. Its video the way students use video. Short. Authentic. And fun! That’s why it’s the leading video discussion platform used by tens of millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 150 countries.  Travis Lape – 605 360-5529

Fortinet delivers the highest performing network security platform and wireless architecture to simplify your IT infrastructure. From the core to the edge to the classroom, Fortinet solutions provide security, speed and an outstanding student experience. To facilitate BYOD, Fortinet accelerates network speeds with the world’s fastest UTM firewall solutions.  Christie Brusilow – 214 232-1117

FrontRow offers you complete, integrated platforms for school communication so you can deliver great education in a more efficient way using classroom audio, content capture, network paging, and AV control. FrontRow solutions make it easier to build, manage, and use the most engaging, media-rich teaching environment.  Kris Hutchins – 707-658-4885

Fujitsu America, Inc., is a leading solutions provider for schools, colleges and universities. Delivering integrated technology and service offerings ranging from managed services and systems integration to data center technologies, Fujitsu helps educational institutions enhance the academic experience and improve student achievement. Mark Robbins – 605-868-6275, 1250 E. Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 95084

Golden West Technologies
Golden West Technologies first picked up a telephone on behalf of a customer in 1985. Since then, we have grown into a full service call center, virtual ISP support provider and technology solutions integrator, serving businesses across the nation. Our small town, cooperative roots have shown us the value of not only providing great service, but of also building relationships. We look forward to working with you. Eric Eisenbraun – 605-719-3639, 2727 N Plaza Dr, Rapid City, SD 57702

Gravana’s mission is to empower students to become clear and confident communicators by providing 6-12 grammar instruction resources and professional development for English educators. Gravana is a grammar curriculum that improves students’ ability to communicate through in-person and online lessons. Using the online learning portal, students master grammar principles by applying them through practices, quizzes, and writing prompts. Gravana’s online system allows for students to work at their own pace or as assigned by teachers.  Kelly Andrews – 515-343-6938

Hewlett Packard Incorporated
As a world-leading information technology company, HP applies new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable, and trusted experiences with technology. Our focus is to continuously improve the way our customers live and work through products and services. With HP you get stunning technologies, our full circle of HP Total Care Services, a global ecosystem of Partners, and complete confidence that HP is behind you each and every step of the way. Ruth Ulness – 701-425-3906, 3125 Deer Lodge Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504

High Plains Technology
High Plains Technology offers eRate services and equipment, Brocade switches and Ruckus wireless, Lenovo Intel and Lenovo Chromebooks, Lenovo Servers and Storage, Cisco, LanSchool, HP Printers, Epson Projectors, DaLite White Boards, VMWare, Microsoft Licensing, Eaton Power Solutions, and Engineering Services. Call for a visit today! Nola Redmond – 605-782-2182, 5708 S. Remington Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Horace Mann Companies
Founded by Educators for Educators® in 1945, Horace Mann proudly serves the needs of America’s educators with auto, home and life insurance, and retirement annuities. Ryan Hofer – 605-339-0662, 6221 E Silver Maple Circle, Ste. 1, Sioux Falls, SD 57110

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. Jim Strayer – 515-418-0814, 2700 La Frontera Blvd., Round Rock, TX 78681

Infinite Campus
The most trusted name in student information. Serving 7.7 million students across 45 states. Scott Sinclair – 605-593-2848, 4321 109th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449

Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning teaches language, literacy, and mathematics to the children of the world through individualized digital curriculum. Imagine Learning’s digital products are research-based and meet students at their own level. Every child receives explicit, targeted instruction within an individualized learning path that continually adjusts to their needs. Jake Seely – 612-859-9991

Interstate Office Products/Steelcase
As a local provider, Interstate Office Products partners with manufacturer, Steelcase to support learning environments. Check out our solutions in the makerspace playground & science fair areas for great products you can implement for your learners!  Kristi Christensen 605-275-3131

Infobase is the premier source for award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community, with a range of online databases, eBooks, and streaming video. For more than 75 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the middle school, high school, and academic curriculum. Its well-known brands include Facts On File, The World Almanac®, Films Media Group, and Learn360. Steve Finch – 310-372-0606, 132 west 31st Street, 16th floor, New York, NY 10001

Lexia Learning
Lexia Learning is committed to helping all students become proficient readers and confident learners. Lexia partners with K-12 educators to provide personalized instruction, actionable data, and professional learning to promote student achievement.  Emily Federico – 978-405-6281

Lightspeed Technologies Inc
Lightspeed provides audio solutions for today’s active, diverse classrooms. We create instructional solutions like the Flexcat audio system for small group instruction that bring listening and sharing to the forefront. Lightspeed products provide equal access to learning for all students. Our solutions give teachers access to hard-to-get yet critical insights into the moment-by-moment learning that is taking place in their classrooms. Ken Engstrom – 800-732-8999, 11509 SW Herman Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062

Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12 for more than 34 years. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of nearly 3 million printed titles and more than 1.9 million digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources, makerspace materials and more, along with custom collection analysis services and our FREE digital content management system, MackinVIA.  Ashley Haller – 952-895-9540

Marco is a leading technology services company that specializes in business IT services, cloud services, managed services, telecom carrier services, copiers/printers, phone systems, document management and audio/video systems. Marco serves over 28,000 customers throughout the Midwest and nationally with offices in IL, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD and WI. Judy Weller – 507-951-2771, 1770 E Centre Street, Suite A, Rapid City, SD 57703

Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Emil Nisanov – 425-538-6001, 700 Bellevue Way NE #25106, Bellevue, WA 98004

Mid West 3D Solutions, LLC
Mid West 3D Solutions, LLC provides the latest technology and curriculum for STEM, PLTW, Career Pathways education.  We specialize in 3D Printers by Stratasys, Automation & Robotics, CNC Equipment, Laser Engravers, Plasma Cutters, & Mechatronics. We represent Stratasys, Festo, Intelitek, Depco, Lone Star Cutting Solutions, Iconic CNC, Emco Automation, Forest Scientific, Universal Lasers, Artec 3D. Larry Lucas – 888-509-0690, 1018 8th St, PMB-22, Boone, IA 50036

Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell Technical Institute offers 30 programs on the newest campus in South Dakota.  MTI Overview: 99% job placement rate for MTI graduates Ranked in the top 150 of America’s two-year colleges by the Aspen Institute for the third year in a row 30 on-campus academic programs and 6 online programs. More than 89% of MTI students receive financial aid. Founded in 1968. Military friendly school since 2010 Regionally unique programs. Clayton Deuter – 605-995-7132, 1800 E Spruce, Mitchell, SD 57301

Moss supplies educational and industrial training solutions, specializing in hands-on, cost effective solutions for STEM, math, science, 3D printing, Career and Technical Education, and more. We also offer education environments (furniture solutions) and interactive technology solutions. We understand that each district is unique, and customize solutions based on district goals. Tracy Doherty – 800-822-4048, 9211 Northpark Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

National Park Service, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Mount Rushmore National Memorial is one of over 413 separate units of the National Park Service. Mount Rushmore staff will be helping conference attendees learn about the variety of educational, inspirational and engaging activities for children of all ages provided by Park Rangers every year. Blaine Kortemeyer – 605-574-3170, 13000 Hwy 244, Bldg 31 Suite 1, Keystone, SD 57751

Nor-Tech specializes in education technology projects, like one to one mandates, mobile labs and smart classrooms to name a few. Nor-Tech manufactures computer systems, servers and high performance clusters which it offers to a large variety of academic organizations in the United States and internationally. Nor-Tech works with strategic partners like Lenovo Computers to offer quality reliable education technology solutions. Nor-Tech is an authorized integrator for leading technology brands, like Dell, Lenovo, and HP.  Craig Solomon – 952-221-5841

NSU Center for Statewide E-Learning
The Northern State University Center for Statewide E-Learning has proudly served SD high school students and schools by providing tuition-free courses since 2001. NSU E-Learning Offers DDN, online and blended delivery courses in 37 subjects, including nine AP courses. Mary Cundy – 605-626-3387, 1200 S Jay St, Aberdeen, SD 57401

Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Learning creates assessment and practice solutions that put learning analytics to work for educators, saving hours of prep time while making truly personalized learning possible. More than 1/3 of all schools nationwide use our solutions to analyze students’ abilities and guide high-quality instruction. We help teachers teach better, students learn better, and school administrators lead better—all to improve academic outcomes.  Heather Miller – 402-290-4379

Riverside Technologies Inc.
RTI is a company providing and offering technology solutions to Schools and Organizations throughout South Dakota and Nationwide. We look forward to working with you and learning more about your organization. Jamie Fry – 605-280-6008, 208 Island Drive, Pierre, SD 57532

Ruckus Wireless / Brocade Communications
Ruckus Wireless, now part of Brocade, delivers simply better wireless for approximately 70,000 enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The company is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service—yielding the best possible wireless experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Jiten Gori – 612-804-4197, 130 Holger Way, San Jose, CA 95134

SDN Communications
SDN is the largest fiber-optic network in the region reaching into eight states with over 30,000 miles of high-speed broadband Internet and WAN Connectivity. We power intelligent networks across the Northern Plains and also offer managed cybersecurity products. Dan Gabrielson – 605-978-1049, 1089 Rand Road, Rapid City, SD 57702

South Dakota Education Association
The South Dakota Education Association is a professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids. SDEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state. Visit our booth to learn about our organization and professional development opportunities in communities near you scheduled for this summer. Rich Mittelstedt – 605-695-2579, 411 E Capitol, Pierre, SD 57501

South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions’ mission is “To provide solutions which will assist all of South Dakota manufacturers to prosper and grow”. We support industry and business in the workplace—whether that’s in the office, on the factory floor, at a hospital, in a bank, or on the job site. With our manufacturing experts and network of industry resources, we provide the change that makes the significant difference between surviving and thriving.  Sara Byre – 605-366-5732

South Dakota State Library
The State Library supports librarians and libraries as they navigate 21st century transitions, finding new ways to deliver content, services and programming to patrons, teachers and students who are used to fast delivery on multiple devices. The SDSL’s mission is Leadership, Innovation and Excellence. Alissa Adams – 605-295-3152, 800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD 57501

State of SD –  BIT, DDN Video
Jay Etzkorn – 605-773-6058, 500 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501

Steelcase Education is focused on helping schools, colleges and universities create the most effective, rewarding and inspiring active learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators.  Using an insight-led approach, we design solutions for the many spaces learning happens, from classrooms and libraries to in-between spaces and cafes. We have a passion for understanding how learning best takes place and how smarter, active learning spaces can help. Carissa Alley – 605-342-3310, 714 Saint Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

Sterling Computers
Sterling is a technology solution provider. We provide full life-cycle technology solutions that enable customers to manage costs, maintain technical currency and improve end-user productivity. Our dedicated team includes highly trained and certified sales and engineering professionals that are willing to help with everything from budgetary pricing to crafting a multi-vendor IT solution.  Sterling also operates three configuration facilities for customers to send devices pre-deployment for imaging, asset tagging, Chromebook whiteglove services and more. Jim Koob – 605-242-4039, 600 Stevens Port Drive, Dakota Dunes, SD 57049

At Texthelp we believe that literacy is every student’s passport to academic, social and professional success. It’s our genuine desire to help students understand, learn and express themselves. We create smart, user-friendly literacy and learning solutions that provide the support each student needs; through reading, writing, STEM and research. Texthelp software continues to be used daily by millions of students and educators throughout schools, colleges and universities worldwide. Kyra Harakal – 888-248-0652

Tierney Brothers 
Tierney Brothers is a leading provider of interactive solutions that inspire collaboration and improve performance. Our customers include Fortune 500 companies, government entities, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, and small businesses.  Michael Hyman –  612-331-5500

Time Management Systems
Time Management Systems allows you to track your time and attendance with a customizable system backed by the best product implementation and support team in the industry. You will get everything you need to track labor regulations, including Affordable Care Act and FMLA, in a system that fits perfectly into your existing computer environment.  Monica Rilling – 605-306-5529

Trinity3 Technology
Trinity3 Technology is your premium source for personal systems, enterprise products and services to the education marketplace. We provide Recertified and New brand name desktop, mobile, servers, storage and networking hardware. Our veteran staff of professionals is dedicated to providing the best custom solution to our Education customers. We offer industry leading warranties and a portfolio of technology services; with Trinity3, it’s personal. Jake Meyers – 651-888-7922, 650 Pelham Blvd, Ste 600, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Tynker is a creative computing platform where millions of kids have learned to program and build games, apps and more. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools. Venkat Varada – 312 593-6056

University of Sioux Falls
The University of Sioux Falls Fredrikson School of Education equips educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions requisite to achieve lifelong learning for all students. With an emphasis on servant leadership, the Fredrikson School of Education prepares students for initial certification and P-12 educators for advanced degrees. Additionally, the USF Center for Professional Development fulfills educators’ PD needs. Dr. Becky Thurman – 605-575-2083, 1101 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

University of South Dakota School of Education
The University of South Dakota School of Education’s mission is to prepare and supports reflective professionals and leaders by creating, sharing, and applying knowledge. It has four divisions: Counseling and Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, and Kinesiology and Sport Management. Through these divisions, the School of Education offers a variety of certification, masters, specialist, and doctoral programs. Darin Hochstein – 605-677-5451, 414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069

VariQuest Visual & Kinesthetic Learning Tools
VariQuest® Visual & Kinesthetic Learning Tools are nationally-recognized education technology solutions that help increase student achievement, improve student engagement, enhance special education programs, and create career pathways. Its customer base includes nearly 40,000 early childhood centers, K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions. With 3D printing, digital die-cutting, laminating, and poster and label printing, coupled with award-winning software, VariQuest strengthens the classroom environment for all types of learners. Nancy Johnson – 763-536-6980, 7200 93rd Ave N Suite 120, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Viewsonic Corporation
Implementing technology-rich learning environments is critical to achieving 21st century learning standards. ViewSonic can help. From connected devices and projection solutions, to VDI for a Google classroom, we make it easy to connect and collaborate with our broad array of future-ready products. Michelle Grooms – 970-658-6221, 10 Pointe Drive, Brea, CA 92821

zSpace delivers the ultimate learning experience to inspire curiosity and accelerate understanding. Our product, zSpace®, combines elements of VR and AR, on an all-in-one computer, to create lifelike experiences that are immersive and interactive. Among its numerous awards and accolades, zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and was ranked #143 on the 2016 Inc. 500 list. Pat Salstrand – 320-249-9160, 490 DeGuigne Dr. Ste 200, Sunnyvale CA 9408