Fun with Purchasing: April 2024 DER Portal News

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DER Ordering Portal

Ordering season is here! 

Now is the time to begin to window shop, scout prices for budgeting, and even begin to build your Digital Educational Resource cart for the 2024-2025 school year!

Check out the "Buy Again" tab to make your life easier!

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DER ordering - all year!

Did you know. . . MISBO's order portal NEVER closes. You can order all year long. And, what's great, is we'll get the best prorated pricing for you if you purchase partway through the year! 

Sora / Overdrive

SOra/Overdrive is a misbo partner

If you are interested in purchasing Sora/Overdrive through MISBO or if you're looking to renew your subscription, please reach out to Lindsay Crist Lawson at Sora/Overdrive directly. 

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Did you know . . . 

MISBO has a whole page dedicated to free trial that our partners are offering? 

Check out which partners you can try for free!

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New Consortium partners

New Consortium partners

Learning Explorer provides ScootPad, the K-8 adaptive learning platform for math and ELA that meets students exactly where they are with the right level of practice, instruction, scaffolding, and assessment to ensure they master every concept. ScootPad will automatically detect knowledge gaps in real-time and scaffold learning to prerequisite skills (at or below grade level) to help each student catch up on exactly what they need to move ahead.Start saving your precious classroom time. Leverage ScootPad to do the heavy lifting of delivering continuously personalized enrichment, scaffolding, and mastery to every student.

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Consortium Webinars

Coffee Talks

Librarians | Academic Leaders | Technology Directors

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)


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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)


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Consortium Highlights

Changing The Script On Using Movies In The Classroom

April 24 at 12:00 PM EDT

While educators believe movies are a powerful way to engage students and enhance understanding, access to these films can be complex. With a streaming library of over 40,000 movies and documentaries, Swank enables safe, legal and equitable access while removing common obstacles like managing DVD equipment and personal streaming accounts.

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Introducing: Book Resumes

Book Resumes, one of the newest features on TeachingBooks, are instantaneously generated reports that aggregate professional and credentialed information about children's and young adult books. They efficiently enable stakeholders to determine if a book is relevant for their needs.

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Connect students with a world of discovery through citizen science

Encourage high school students to become active participants in the scientific process. Download our booklet of free citizen science lesson plans and worksheets. Students will observe weather patterns, track bird migration, and explore the biodiversity of U.S. National Parks and local greenspaces using resources from Science Reference Source — a database available through your school library.

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National Poetry Month Activities That Encourage Play and Exploration! 

In April we celebrate the beauty and brevity of verse! To help you make the most of this teaching moment, FactCite has materials* that emphasize poetry's fun side, encourage students to read a variety of poems, and guide them in writing their own lines of verse.

Request the materials today and they will send you: 

Playing with Poetry   |   Poets Past & Present   |   Haiku

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Helpful Resources

MISBO has created a quick and easy way to view your Digital Educational Resource partners! Click the image below and see which partners you may be missing out on! 


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Consortium Hot Topics blog

steamlining After-Hours Events in independent schools:

The power of event management solutions

By Brad Hunter, OperationsHero

"November 5, 2024, will be a very important day in U.S. history. Voters in the United States will go to the polls to cast ballots in elections on the federal, state, and local levels—including for president and Congress—and, in doing so, will help decide the nation’s future. Even before then, voters will choose the party nominees through the primary and caucus contests that will get under way in early 2024."

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MISBO Blog by Susan

in full bloom: handpicking partnerships for you!

by Susan Kimmel

Happy Spring! Here in Georgia, we are gearing up for the great pine pollination. Even a moment outside leaves me with a nice yellow tint from the trees behind my home. As spring blooms and the world bursts with renewed energy, here in the MISBO Purchasing Consortium, we are carefully curating a collection of partnerships specifically for our members, independent schools. Like diligent gardeners carefully selecting the freshest blooms, we evaluate potential partners and review existing partners, seeking those who not only provide quality products AND cultivate an atmosphere of exceptional customer service.

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Updated Buyer's Guide


A school’s purchasing program should be grounded in the tenets of the school’s mission and values. For over 40 years MISBO has built the most complete consortium that exists with a foundation dedicated exclusively to independent schools. Through this network, we continue the tradition of finding solutions to today’s problems and anticipating tomorrow’s needs. 

You should have received a copy in your school's mailbox. Please feel free to order a few extra by clicking below - they're FREE! 

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