There is always strength in numbers. At BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 we understand that we can negotiate the best deals by working together with our districts as well as our software and hardware providers. By combining the purchasing power of multiple districts, we can achieve much better pricing than any school or district could achieve individually. If your district is interested in learning more about our consortium pricing, please feel free to contact our Information technology department at 570-323-8561 Ext. 1029 and ask for Audra Mazzante.

Consortium Partners


Classroom / Teaching Technology

Discovery Education
Online resource for teachers to have access to video library content. This content allows educators to personalize their curriculum.

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Online course offering for districts to choose individualized courses per grade that they feel will benefit their students. Pricing varies per district depending on the number of students and products/courses ordered. Including Study Island, Reading Eggs, Education City.

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Engaging software that helps every student build an online portfolio that reflects their interests, skills, experiences, goals and plans. As students build their vibrant roadmap and the knowledge needed for future success, educators can track and measure student progress in real-time — making for easy reporting against state mandates like Chapter 339

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Swank Motion Pictures
Movie Licensing USA provides the legal Public Performance Site License for schools across the US, which satisfies the legal requirement if movies are being shown for entertainment in the schools. This license will cover your entire school building 24/7 for unlimited showings.

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E-learning platform used on mobile devices in the classroom to increase the students’ engagement. Teachers can individually create their platform or download from a digital content library. This is a MCIU consortium as well. Orders go through them.

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Schoology brings together the best K-12 learning management system with assessment management to improve student performance, foster collaboration, and personalize learning.

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This is the crossroads where students, colleges and corporations meet. Tallo (Formally STEM Premier) is an online solution that assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable talent pipeline.

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Technology / Security Products and Services

Eric Fessler ∙ ∙ 570-323-8561 x1069

Content Keeper
Web content filtering that layers complementary technologies that will detect, identify, analyze and prevent attacks on today’s distributed, cloud-enabled organization.

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Grandstream Networks is the leading manufacturer of IP voice/video telephony and video surveillance solutions. Grandstream serves the SMB and consumer markets with innovative products that lower communication costs, increase security protection, and enhance productivity.

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Juniper Networks
Cloud-grade, high-density Ethernet switching for across your data center.

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Email protection security

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Secure Wired and Wireless Access Networks that delivers a great end-user connectivity experience while reducing the amount of time you spend managing the network.

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Threat Stop
The leader in operationalized threat intelligence with firewall blocking to protect your network from malware with best-in-class threat data.

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Software is a privately held information technology company that develops backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software for virtual, physical and multi-cloud infrastructures

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Blended Learning (Online Coursework)

Amanda Fair ∙ ∙ 570-323-8561 x1078

BrightBytes provides a wide variety of data integration and analytics solutions to help districts make the best decisions possible.

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CAOLA provides access to a wide range of courses for districts to use to run an in-house online learning program.

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Eduplanet provides access to act 48 approved online professional development modules as well as a comprehensive curriculum design tool based on the Understanding by Design framework.

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Edward Savioz
Edward Savioz is a PA approved 30-hour online driver education theory course that fulfills the requirement for a student to complete behind-thewheel

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An assistive technology program that enables children and adults with disabilities to achieve infinite potential through technology.

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Pearson provides access to a huge online course catalog that can be modified and used for online and blended learning using your own
district teachers.

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SmarterMeasure provides a suite of readiness assessments that measure student readiness for online learning, education, math and writing skills, and faculty readiness to teach online.

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