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School Districts Have Options to Enhance the Remote Learning Experience

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Clementon, NJ – It is Back-to-School season across the country. For many New Jersey school districts, school supply lists have been modified to include more technology, and less pen and paper. In response to the increase in districts implementing virtual learning plans, the Camden County Educational Services Commission is offering cooperative purchasing for learning management systems which can significantly improve the teaching and learning experience for students during the period of remote instruction.

“It’s always been our mission to connect public and private school districts with affordable services. With the increased need for remote instruction, we are proactively providing school districts with access to needed technology services which can allow for a more robust virtual experience,” said Daniel Del Vecchio, superintendent of Camden County Educational Services Commission.

Through a cooperative purchasing agreement offered by the Camden County Educational Services Commission, school districts can choose between the Blackboard Unite for K-12 platform or Schools PLP, two approved vendor options.

Blackboard Unite for K-12 is a holistic and comprehensive set of technology tools for remote and blended learning. This turn-key solution includes a robust learning management system, a secure virtual classroom solution, an accessibility solution, a district-branded mobile app, and teacher-to-home communication tools. Districts can quickly and effectively engage students both inside and outside of the classroom, keep parents and communities safe and informed, and help teachers reach the families they serve to maximize student success.

“Everyone should have access to learning, whether it’s in their classroom or in their home. Blackboard Unite for K-12 brings together our established digital learning platform and safe classroom-to-home communication tools to create a supported and secure online environment for continued learning anytime, anywhere,” stated Christina Fleming, Vice President of K-12 at Blackboard.

The second approved vendor is SchoolsPLP. With over 550 digital curricula options, as well as the curricula in printed form, SchoolsPLP brings together multiple providers to a single platform creating a comprehensive learning experience for students. Curriculum choice allows educators to think about the level of rigor, the interactive and multimedia components, and project assignments before releasing curriculum to their students. SchoolsPLP offers personalized virtual coursework for asynchronous instruction as well as a platform for synchronous instruction to accommodate all students’ individual needs.

"We set out to bring choice to educators along with flexibility by bringing together multiple providers to a single platform in order to create the best learning experience for students. With the fastest start time in the industry, we look forward to helping school districts provide digital curriculum for all students, pre-K through 12th grade," says Josh Leitz, Regional Director at SchoolsPLP.

Cooperative purchasing information can be found on the Camden County Educational Services Commission website at http://bit.ly/ccescLMSinfo

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