November 16th, 2020, Santa Barbara, CA: Learning Explorer is pleased to announce that it has been named as an approved procurement vendor partner by the Ed Tech JPA. The Ed Tech JPA is a consortium of over 63 California school districts and member agencies, working together to identify, review, and recommend products and services for their districts and members. The JPA represents nearly 900,000 students and works to save teachers time and reduce costs.
“The goals of Ed Tech JPA align perfectly with our product and platform,” said Learning Explorer CEO, Jim Hurley. “We are excited about being selected as an Ed Tech JPA vendor partner, and are looking forward to showing JPA districts how Learning Explorer’s learning object and media repository platform can make the lesson planning as well as the media creation and management process easier for their teachers.”
“Our goal at Ed Tech JPA is to streamline procurement, provide competitive pricing, and secure favorable technology contracts for educational agencies and other eligible entities,” noted Michelle Bennett, Contracts Specialist for the JPA. “We’re excited to partner with Learning Explorer and enable more California districts to benefit from their media repository solution combined with quality online open educational resources. Making technology that benefits students and educators readily available is a driving force in why we established Ed Tech JPA and it is a pleasure to see our vision becoming a reality.”
Learning Explorer is a California based, award-winning learning object & media repository platform with over 4.2 million preK-12, curated educational videos, images and educator-reviewed open educational resources. In addition, teachers gain access to a powerful suite of easy-to-use lesson planning and media management tools that allow them to create and deliver custom lessons and videos to students anytime, anywhere.
About Education Technology Joint Powers Authority: The Education Technology Joint Powers Authority (Ed Tech JPA) aims to streamline procurement, provide competitive pricing, and secure favorable technology contracts for educational agencies and other eligible entities. The Ed Tech JPA is supported by six founding entities, including Capistrano Unified School District, Clovis Unified School District, Fullerton School District, El Dorado County Office of Education, Irvine Unified School District, and San Juan Unified School District. These founding members of the Ed Tech JPA coordinate consortium purchases of high-quality products and services to benefit all of our current and potential member agencies.
For further information about Ed Tech JPA, contact: Michelle Bennett
About Learning Explorer: Founded by teachers for teachers, Learning Explorer’s passion is helping to make teachers’ lives easier by saving them time creating, sharing, and delivering inspiring lessons and videos anytime, anywhere. Ideal for in-class or remote learning, Learning Explorer’s award-winning (CODiE Finalist, 2020) curriculum management, learning object and media repository platform (developed in collaboration with sister company Lesson Planet), provides preK-12 educators easy access to a huge, searchable ecosystem of over 4.2 million curated educational videos, images, and teacher-reviewed open educational resources (OER). Learning Explorer provides district leaders with a robust, easy-to-use, enterprise-ready solution designed to help them… close the curriculum equity gap; save educators time creating, planning and delivering standards aligned, media rich lessons; and, inspire engaging, meaningful and personalized student learning.
For further information about Learning Explorer, contact:
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General inquiries (888) 909-9035
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