Fun with Purchasing: February DER Portal News

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New Consortium partners

SchoolJoy is a comprehensive personalized learning platform that integrates learner experiences with powerful AI-enabled tools and advisors.

Consortium Webinars

Coffee Talks

Librarians | Academic Leaders | Technology Directors

Thursday, February 13, 2024

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


Thursday, February 15, 2024

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


Thursday, February 22, 2024

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


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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


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Consortium Highlights

Inspiration For February 

PebbleGo recognizes that Black History is American History, and the recognition is not confined to this one month but for the entirety of the year. That said, let’s take the opportunity February presents to commemorate Black Americans' achievements, contributions, and experiences with our students!

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EBSCO LearningExpress®Quarterly Content Update

EBSCO LearningExpress® products provide the highest quality resources for learning and test preparation available. Content is reviewed regularly, and new materials are updated and added on a quarterly basis, all to improve the EBSCO LearningExpress experience. Please note that the resources available to your users will depend on your institution’s subscription.

New Early Literacy Support

Discover new early childhood literacy offerings that support and supplement science of reading instruction. Underscoring phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, knowledge acquisition, and comprehension, TeachingBooks is compiling a growing collection of popular picture books that highlight more than a dozen concepts (vowel and consonant sounds, alliteration, rhyming, and more). 

SpringShare Product Updates
LibWizard Interactive Tutorials: add annotations, call outs, questions, hots pots, and more! 
LibCal Spaces: Mobile-friendly, search-based booking interface and more! 
LibCal Spaces: Tablet Display: Ideal for wall-mounted or stand-style tablet displays and more!

Everyone wins with reading competitions! 
Captivating and growing students' love for reading can be challenging today, especially with distractions vying for their attention. However, educators can make independent reading an engaging and enjoyable experience by incorporating the latest gamification research and drawing inspiration from reading pioneers. 

FactCite helps students learn more about history-makers

Created to spark curiosity and enhance students' research, FactCite's Black History Month resources include a 29-day calendar, list of notable people, graphic organizer, scavenger hunt, and more. These materials are designed to help students explore the people who have shaped our world, across disciplines. And the resources are yours for the asking!

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February Movie Programming

Swank is excited to be a part of your school programming calendar! There’s no limit to how their movie license can be used in your school to further engage students and their families. Find some of their top picks for pairing new releases and throwback hits with obvious – and not-so-obvious – celebrations below.

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Black History Month

During Black History Month, browse this curated selection of educational films that can help illuminate the profound contributions, struggles, and triumphs of the Black community. These movies are designed to not only inform but also inspire thoughtful reflection and dialogue.

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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


By Michael Carson, Educational Collaborators

"In the 2023 Hot Issues Survey published by NAIS, 100% of respondents reported that "finding and retaining staff as workplace expectations shift" is a top challenge. Though this is a challenge across the organization for schools, the costs are particularly high in the technology space."

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Leveraging AI for efficient school maintenance

By Brad Hunter, OperationsHero

"Maintaining a school facility is a complex task that requires careful planning, timely interventions, and effective resource management. Traditional reactive maintenance models often result in higher costs, unexpected breakdowns, and disruptions to the learning environment."

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MISBO Blog by Susan

all the things we love

by Susan Kimmel

"Ahhh…February! The month of love! And groundhogs and this year, leap days! While modern-day Valentine’s Day is typically a marketer's paradise, the origin of this day actually dates back to around 500 AD when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day..."

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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. 

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