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CDI Partners With EdTechTeam to Offer PD

Google for Education Workshops Will Give Teachers Skills To Fully Leverage the Power of Education-Ready Chromebooks in K-12 Classrooms
 
Chicago, IL - Sept.  6, 2017 - CDI Computer Dealers, a leading provider of education technology solutions to U.S. K-12 institutions, announces a new partnership with EdTechTeam, a California-based company specializing in professional development for teachers. The partnership will provide teachers with access to professional development workshops focused on using Chromebooks in the classroom. Both organizations are established Google for Education partners. EdTechTeam's staff of Google Innovators and Certified Trainers will lead the workshops.
 
CDI offers K-12 schools and districts competitively priced, top-brand Chromebooks backed by exceptional warranties and a comprehensive set of services including planning, customization and deployment. CDI's alliance with EdTechTeam is the latest in a series of strategic partnerships that allow K-12 schools and districts to get the greatest value from their investments in technology. Other partners include, Impero Software, CoastTec, Higher Ground and GoGuardian.
 
"To date, more than 1,800 schools in North America have partnered with CDI to deploy more than 250,000 Chromebooks," noted Glenn Collins, Vice President of Mobile Computing at CDI. "Given the rise of Chrome-based learning, we saw the need to offer teachers new learning opportunities to complement the hardware adoption. With our partnership with EdTechTeam, our customers will get world-class professional development designed to help them gain the knowledge, skills and resources to deliver high-quality digital lessons using Chromebooks."
 
CDI currently offers K-12 schools and districts competitively priced, top-brand Chromebooks backed by exceptional warranties and a comprehensive set of services including planning, customization and deployment. The partnership with EdTechTeam will provide teachers who are transitioning to digital learning and Chromebooks with access to a full range of EdTechTeam professional development workshops, including:
- Introduction to Chromebooks and Chrome OS
- Maximizing functionality of Chrome Apps and Extensions
- Introduction to G Suite
- Implementing G Suite in the classroom
- Google Drive and Classroom workflows
 
To learn more about Chromebook offerings from CDI, please visit:
https://cdicomputers.com/education/chromebooks/
 
To learn more about EdTechTeam professional development workshops for CDI and to get pricing information, please visit: https://www.edtechteam.com/cdi-professionaldevelopment/
 
About CDI
CDI is the leading provider of technology-based solutions to the North American education market and has worked with over 10,000 schools and colleges. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious institutions by providing new and recertified I.T. products and services at a significant discount along with the longest warranties in the industry. CDI's product line includes PCs, Notebooks, Chromebooks, Tablets, Servers and Networking Equipment, 3D printers and classroom accessories. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. assets annually. Learn more at https://cdicomputers.com/education/
 
About EdTechTeam
EdTechTeam is a global network of educational technologists dedicated to inspiring and empowering other educators, and to promoting personalized learning for students. With 34 employees and 250 contractors (most practicing or former educators), the team operates in 40 states and 23 countries with local subsidiaries in Canada, the UK, Mexico and Australia, producing professional development experiences in 9 languages for over 80,000 educators face-to-face per year.