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.

Empower
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

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

2019 Vendor Partners

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

2NDGEAR
2NDGEAR is a leading supplier of new, recertified, and refurbished IT equipment including laptops, desktops, servers, networking gear, and more. We are dedicated to providing the cost-saving solutions and IT support services that enable our clients to get the most out of their technology, backed by industry-leading warranty programs. Kelly Gentry – 714-622-3154

Amplify Science
Amplify Science blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers. In each unit, students take on the role of a scientist or engineer to investigate a real-world problem. These problems provide relevant contexts through which students investigate phenomena. Highly adaptable and user-friendly, the program gives schools and individual teachers flexibility based on their technology resources and preferences. Monty Lammers – 719-964-4501

Apple Inc.
Ryan Meyer – 916-521-2405

AV Perfection Limited LLC
Interactive Displays -Projectors -Digital Signage – Chromebox -Google classroom Engagement with Viewboard Displays deliver the incomparable benefits of interactivity paired with your student’s one-one device to deliver a truly collaborative experience. AV Perfection can get you the classroom technology you need to keep students engaged and active in the classroom. Steve Powers – 716-986-6016

AVI Systems Inc
AV integration and Design for Business, education centers, places of worship, and many more. We also offer support for everything that we install. Chuck Risty– 605-681-5648

Ban-Koe Companies
Stop by and check out our Innovation Solutions! Ban-Koe Companies is the Midwest’s leader in School Safety and Security. We are focused on what matters most … your Safety. See our solutions for Crisis Event Alert and Status Management, Door Access, Intrusion Detection, and Video Surveillance – all designed to meet today’s continually changing security demands. Kris Hannasch – 952 278-4123

Batteries Plus Bulbs #934
Get your devices functioning at optimal speed by allowing our techs to repair your tablets, laptops, and phones. And with batteries as small as buttons to giant 2 ton behemoths we can help power your world. We also have over 60,000 different types of light bulbs and many different fixtures to illuminate new opportunities for learning. Brett Backhaus – 605-718-6000

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

BIT-State of SD-DDN
State wide distant learning network. Jay Etzkorn – 605-773-6058

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

Black Hills State University/ School of Education
Black Hills State University (BHSU) is a liberal arts university located near the Black Hills in Spearfish, South Dakota. Graduate programs in our School of Education include Master of Science in Curriculum (MSCI) and Instruction and Master of Education in Reading (M.ED). Brian Eberhard – 605-642-6859

ByteSpeed
ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. We provide customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. We are headquartered in Moorhead, Minnesota and have a track record of exceptional customer service, offering a more personal level of service and support than larger vendors. Deb Pavek  – 218-227-0452

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

Clear Touch Interactive
Clear Touch Interactive provides interactive technology solutions that helps educational institutions to Interact Differently. It is through a combination of immersive audio and video technologies that leads Clear Touch Interactive in transforming the interactive experience. Dan Reid864-973-7973

CommTech
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

Connecting Point
Our mission is to drive change through technology by proactively pursuing the best customer experience. Connecting Point’s aim is to deliver innovative products and services that enable schools and businesses to do more every day. Traci Knight – 605-882-1555

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. Deb Cano – 606-484-1690

Dakota Business Center
We are a customer-centric commercial interior design and office supply company. Our major strengths lie in our people, our products, our ability to adapt to change, and our commitment to superior service. Whether your office needs pens and staplers or a full office furniture remodel; Dakota Business Center is truly “Your Center for Solutions”. Autumn Oldfield  – 605-791-4809

Dakota State University Graduate School
Ask any teacher, and they’ll tell you that the times are a-changin’. Technology has become a major factor in both the way we teach and the way students learn—and there has never been a better time to make your mark in your field. This program will prepare you to create tech-infused learning environments and curriculum. It will also make you an expert in multimedia, web authoring, instructional programming, computer hardware, and tons more. Kevin Smith605-695-8339

Dakota Wesleyan University 
Our online experience lets you complete your courses 100% online – anytime, anywhere. DWU online is a digital community where you can develop lasting relationships with faculty and classmates. Our flexible course model allows you to decide what makes a healthy work/life balance while you pursue your educational goals. You will participate in classroom discussions, submit your coursework, and communicate with faculty and classmates during the time that suits you best. Melissa Weber – 605-995-2835

DakotaLink
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

DakTech Inc.
DakTech is a leading custom computer manufacturer and value-added distributor with 27 years of industry experience. Our engineering expertise, services, and industry leading warranties bring value and the lowest total cost of ownership for the needs of SMB, government, education, commercial, and retail customers. Free shipping on all warranty claims and talk with a live person in Fargo ND! Free imaging to help with your installation. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. Jon Dahl – 888-761-8533

Delta Dental of South Dakota
As a non-profit organization, Delta Dental of South Dakota is dedicated to improving oral health and invests in efforts to increase access to care, provide prevention and education, and further research. Those efforts include a mobile program that serves kids across the state who are least likely to afford or access care. Cori Jacobson605-494-2552

Fujitsu
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

Gabbart Communications
Gabbart Communications provides Websites, Mass Communications, Mobile Apps, and Learning Management Systems to over 500 school districts across the US. Our mission is to connect Schools, Parents, and Communities through Cloud-Based communication tools, while enhancing parental involvement and improving public relations. We provide teachers with the tools they need to enhance the educational experience in a digital world. Tara Anderson701-371-3571

Golden West Technologies
Golden West Technologies provides quality technology solutions for organizations. Using a consultative approach, we design solutions based on your needs for IT infrastructure and staffing, tablet PCs and laptops, video surveillance, intrusion detection and alarm monitoring. We also offer numerous cloud and managed services including network monitoring and backup disaster recovery. Our team will collaborate with you to identify your organization’s unique challenges and develop a plan to improve infrastructure while reducing expenses. Jamie Adelman – 605-719-3634

High Plains Technology
Golden West Technologies provides quality technology solutions for organizations. Using a consultative approach, we design solutions based on your needs for IT infrastructure and staffing, tablet PCs and laptops, video surveillance, intrusion detection and alarm monitoring. We also offer numerous cloud and managed services including network monitoring and backup disaster recovery. Our team will collaborate with you to identify your organization’s unique challenges and develop a plan to improve infrastructure while reducing expenses. Nola Redmond – 605-351-5014

Horace Mann Companies
General Founded by Educators for Educators® and dedicated to helping America’s educators both in and out of the classroom, Horace Mann offers auto, home and life insurance as well as retirement annuities. Ryan Hofer – 605-339-0662

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Providing comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential, HMH serves as the leading source for personalized, flexible, and dynamic instruction. From the first day of Pre-K to graduation day, HMH programs offer teachers, families, and administrators a path for raising student achievement. Christine Ely – 512-795-3284

HP, Inc
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

Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning’s mission is to teach language, literacy, and mathematics to the children of the world. For this purpose Imagine Learning has created its high-quality and award-winning software products: Imagine Language & Literacy, an English language and literacy program; Imagine Español, a Spanish language and literacy program; Imagine Math, a math program for grades 3–8 and through Geometry; and Imagine Math Facts, a math fact fluency program. Claire Blackhurst – 801-616-4402

Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus is a comprehensive, Web-based K-12 student information system (SIS) with real-time access to administration, instruction, communication, curriculum, reporting and analysis and more. For more than 25 years, they have successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes. Managing 7.7 million students in 45 states, Infinite Campus is the most trusted name in student information. Infinite Campus customers range from school districts with fewer than 100 students to those with more than 600,000. Scott Sinclair – 763-795-4089

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

KT Connections, Inc
KT Connections, based in Rapid City SD, has provided information technology services for over two decades in the surrounding area. A team of 30 experts provides comprehensive IT solutions to corporate, nonprofit, education, and government sectors. Services include; cybersecurity, data management, consulting, hardware & software, communications, physical surveillance & access, monitoring and fully managed IT services. Our team strives to deliver each client with dynamic solutions backed by certified technicians. Rodd Ahrenstorff 605-341-3873

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

Mackin
Mackin provides library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. 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, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources, makerspace materials and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services.  Ashley Haller – 952-895-9540

Marco 
Marco is one of the largest technology providers in the country with over 35,000 clients throughout the Midwest and nationwide. We specialize in business IT services, copier/printer solutions and managed and cloud services. Our technology experts break down complex solutions into simple terms to position your business for success. Bree Schorr – 651-288-6971

Microsoft Corporation
Every student deserves an education that unlocks their limitless potential. Microsoft Education empowers better learning outcomes for all students, helps teachers make the most of classroom time, and enables schools to make the most of their budgets. Come and learn about our devices and tools that can help you school. Karen Moen952-806-4229

Mid West 3D Solutions, LLC
We provide teaching solutions for STEM, PLTW & Makerspace labs. We specialize in 3D printing, Laser engraving systems, CAD software and Robotics & Automation. Larry Lucas – 888-509-0690

Mitchell Technical Institute
Mitchell Tech, founded in 1968, is a two-year public technical college. More than 30 programs in seven divisions are offered: Agriculture, Business, Construction, Energy, Engineering, Health and Online. The school documents a 98% placement rate. On-campus programs are delivered in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs; the campus is completely new since 2003. Nearly 1300 students enroll annually. Clayton Deuter – 605-995-7132 

Moss
Moss supplies equipment and curriculum for STEM/STEAM labs, Tech labs, 3D printing, Advance Manufacturing, Robotics, Coding, VIrtual Welders, CNC Routers and much more. Moss can supply a turnkey solution for most classroom environments. Tracy Doherty – 319-310-0798

Mount Marty College
As an experienced teacher, you already know that effective teaching is perhaps the most important factor in determining student achievement. Through our Master of Education program in Curriculum & Instruction, or Coaching Leadership, you’ll stay up-to-date on trends and research in effective teaching and coaching, and use your own practice as the basis for your research. Our experienced professors will help guide you toward enhancing your classroom and coaching practices to ultimately improve student outcomes. Debbi McCuin – 970-231-1288

Mount Rushmore Army ROTC Battalion
The Mt. Rushmore Army ROTC program provides leadership training and scholarships for students who are pursuing commissions as Army officers in conjunction with their bachelors or masters degree producing university curriculum. The program serves students at SD School of Mines, Black Hills State University, and Chadron State College Eric Jones – 605-394-2769

Nearpod
Nearpod creates engaging classroom experiences by giving K-12 teachers and school districts ready-to-run teaching tools and lessons that enable 100% student participation. Satvik Mahajan305-677-5030

Newsela
Newsela is an cross-curricular, informational text platform that gives 5 different lexile levels for each article. We partner with National Geographic, NASA, The Associated Press and many more to bring daily articles that creates a relevant environment in classrooms.  

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

Odysseyware/ Edgenuity
ODYSSEYWARE® delivers a technology-rich learning management system, including engaging core and elective courses to 2,500+ school districts across the U.S. With multiple uses including credit recovery, accelerated learning, academic enrichment, and instruction for alternative students, ODYSSEYWARE can be used as a stand-alone curriculum, or integrated into a blended learning environment. Tosha Vogel 602-881-7911

Otus
Otus is a technology platform for K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts that combines classroom and learning management tools, assessment management features, and a student data management system in one place. Otus provides a common platform for the entire school community– for K-12 teachers, school leaders, parents, and students — and eliminates the need for disconnected, one-off software solutions. Tim Jarotkiewicz312-459-4679

OverDrive
OverDrive Education delivers a central digital content solution for K-12 that includes digital curriculum, novels, professional development and more. Meet all your content needs with digital versions of books you have in print to achieve curriculum and instruction goals. Students can read and listen on all major devices, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™ and Kindle® (US only). Serving 18,000+ schools and districts worldwide. Liz Congdon216-573-6886

PlayVS
PlayVS is the official league for high school esports. Through our online platform, integrations with game publishers, and exclusive partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations, we are building the infrastructure for the next big emerging sport. Adrian Risley – 707-733-6033

Project Lead the Way
We believe all students – beginning at a young age – need access to real-world, applied learning experiences that empower them to gain the skills they need to thrive in college, career, and beyond. Kathy Van Kley605-670-9437

Renaissance Learning
Our mission: To accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds worldwide. Stop by to meet our team, learn more about our award-winning assessments, practice programs and digital library products. Polly Sailor – 800-763-0429

Riverside Technologies Inc.
RTI is a South Dakota based company with locations across the State. We were HP partner of the year and are on State contract for laptops and desktop. We value the opportunity to serve your District and specialize in Erate opportunities as well as providing personalized solutions through our www.techproducts360.com site. Thanks for all you do! Dan Pollema – 605-359-9300

Ruckus Wireless
Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is redefining connectivity around the globe. With our partners, we build secure wired and wireless access networks for organizations that place a premium on connectivity experiences for end-users as well as simplicity and lower-cost-per-connection for IT. Jiten Gori – 612-804-4197

SD Hall of Fame
The South Dakota Hall of fame mission is to champion a culture of excellence in South Dakota. Our Legends & Learning multimedia web-based program is free to educators. The year-long, across the curriculum program meets state standards and is the most comprehensive collection about the lives of outstanding South Dakotans. Designed by teachers for students at any level. A teachers section is included. Greta Chapman – 602-430-0792

SD 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 Adams605-295-3152

SDDOT TRAC
SDDOT sponsors an Educational Outreach Program called Transportation and Civil Engineering, TRAC™. This program is a hands-on education program designed for teachers to use in classrooms that support STEM disciplines. By engaging students in solving real-world problems, TRAC™ connects students to the work world of transportation and inspires them to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering. Michele Beeler605-773-2371

SD Title III & Migrant Consortium
Come visit the Title III & Migrant Consortia table. Learn about what we do to support small rural schools, English Learners and Migrant Students. Have any questions about our services, PD and workshops? Please stop by! We are a part of Black Hills Special Services Cooperative. Gwyneth Fastnacht – 605-354-3826

SDN Communications
SDN Communications interconnects independent telephone companies in South Dakota (17 companies), Minnesota (8) and Iowa (1), creating a 45,000-mile fiber optic footprint. Additionally, the Sioux Falls-based company offers business-to-business broadband services for multi-location businesses, such as hospitals, banks, schools, manufacturing, and agriculture. SDN’s B2B products include Wide Area Networking, internet and managed cybersecurity. Nikke Gronli605-978-1085

SEAM (Secure Enterprise Asset Management, Inc.)
Located in Sioux Falls, SD, SEAM helps educational organizations across the Midwest get value back from their used IT equipment and electronic devices. As the only certified vendor in the Dakotas, SEAM is the trusted provider for equipment resale programs, secure data destruction, and certified electronics recycling. Marissa Begley – 605-274-7326

SHIFT Garage
SHIFT serves low-income families, single parents, and those who are legitimately unable to afford a traditional repair shop for a variety of reasons. But we don’t stop with car repairs alone! We are on a mission to help people in the Black Hills break the cycle of poverty. Our all-volunteer staff offers free car maintenance classes. And with the increasing skills gap widening in the workforce, we’re striving to teach our next generation skilled labor.

South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Both South Dakota Public Broadcasting and PBS are committed to fostering lifelong learning by providing on-air educational programs, educational resources and community involvement. We provide a rich array of educational children’s television programs, from Sesame Street to NOVA. In our booth you will find engaging educational resources. Stop and register for our weekly electronic education newsletter. Steven Rokusek605-677-3142

Sphero 
Sphero fuses physical robotic toys, digital apps, and entertainment experiences to unlock the true potential of play and inspire tomorrow’s. Jake Seely 612-499-7834

Sterling Computers
Sterling is an award-winning technology solutions provider specializing in hardware, software, and technology services. With over 22 years’ experience in the industry, we assist our customers with the design, procurement, distribution, installation, and support of their most complex technology needs. Throughout, we provide unmatched experience, certifications, and expertise. Jim Koob – 605-242-4039

Texthelp 
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 is a recognized leader in educational and workplace collaboration technology solutions and full-service support. We offer a wide range of technology products as well as multi-faceted service solutions including instructional and technology support, professional development, digital signage design and implementation, AV design and integration, service contracts, and more. We serve educational institutions, the corporate sector, government entities, nonprofit organizations, houses of worship, and small businesses.  Michael Hyman –  612-331-5500

Trinity3 Technology
Trinity3 Technology is a leader in the K-12 Technology Marketplace for hardware and services. Based in St. Paul, MN, Trinity3 provides new and recertified technology ranging from Chromebooks, desktops, mobiles, servers, storage, and networking hardware. Our veteran staff of professionals and our premium partners provide the best custom solutions for your environment including white glove service to make integration seamless. We offer industry leading warranties and a portfolio of technology services; with Trinity3, it’s personal! Keri Steinmetz  – 651-888-7922

Tynker
Tynker is the #1 Kids Coding Platform where millions have learned to code. Tynker offers self-paced online courses for children to learn coding at home, as well as an engaging programming curriculum for schools and camps. Venkat Varada – 408-426-0425

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

zSpace
zSpace powers the global delivery of spatial content, enabling experiential learning through student-centered activities aligning to core and career and technology education curricula. More than 1,000 school districts, technical centers, medical schools and universities use zSpace. Pia Rodil  – 408-498-4122