Monday, December 10, 2018

Save the Date! Athletics & PE Webinar

Save the Date!
Join us on January 15th, 2019

Mark your calendar and make time to join us for our first ever Athletics & PE webinar! Spend the morning with AEA Purchasing and participating vendor partners to learn more about contract opportunities and ways to save on your next athletics and PE program purchases.

For more information and/or to register for the webinar (Zoom), email Joni Puffett.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Have You Heard of AEPA?

Do you recognize this logo? You may have seen it on our homepage and other vendor profile pages on our website. Do you know what it stands for? Do you know the value that it brings? If you can answer "yes" to all of these questions, than you get a gold star! If not, than this post will bring you up to speed on AEPA, our involvement with the agency, and how it can be of service to you!

The Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) is a multi-state, non-profit, purchasing cooperative that works hard to leverage purchasing power so that all schools and agencies, regardless of size, can procure materials, goods and services equal buying levels. Because of this mission, AEA Purchasing is proud to be a long-time member of this organization.

AEPA solicits proposals each year for a variety of goods and services. Once bids are approved for award by AEPA, each AEPA member state selects contracts they feel will best help their respective states. This is what helps set AEPA apart from other national purchasing coops. Contracts are typically awarded for one base year, with options to renew for three additional years.

Wanting to know more? Check out this great video overview of AEPA!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

3 Partners You Need To Know! (December)

Frey Scientific, a School Specialty brand, specializes in science education supplies, kits and curriculum. Their team can help you outfit your classroom or lab with safe, durable, easy-to-use equipment and supplies.

Midwest Technology Products specializes in the resale of STEM, Industrial Arts, Vocational and Technology equipment and supplies to educators.

Camcor Inc. is a technology vendor participating in our statewide technology buy. If you're looking for wireless microphone systems, Peerless mounting brackets or Makerbot 3D printing supplies, Camcor Inc. is the place to go!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Taking the Guess Work out of Tech Integration

Looking for an easy-to-follow method that will help you implement technology into your curriculum to enhance instruction and student learning?

Try SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition)!

"SAMR" is a technology integration process and an excellent tool for teachers to begin implementing technology into lessons, curriculum, and school culture.

Click here to read the blog post on 'Mackin Community' and learn more about the SAMR process.