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On-Site Professional Development New Service Offering for Qualified Education Customers
CTL announced recently from ISTE 2015 that Level 33 Consulting will be a preferred provider for their new Onsite Professional Development for Chromebooks program. As a manufacturer of education-specific Chromebooks and other 1:1 e-learning devices, we’re excited to work with qualified education customers to provide onsite professional development for Chrome devices. This service, which will be free-of-charge to education customers meeting certain deployment criteria, has a purchase price starting at $2,500 per day.
CTL’s professional development program is the newest addition to our extensive selection of enterprise class services and support, which include White Glove Chrome Device Management provisioning, full color logo painting, Securly web content filtering and analysis, Hapara licenses, Pearson Education Software and much more. CTL is known for it’s education solutions including Chromebooks, 2goPC ruggedized Windows devices and IT solutions.
With over 20 years in education and communications, Level 33 Consulting has expertise in all facets of organizational development and onsite professional development. Level 33 specializes in designing customized training programs that ensure educators can get the greatest possible benefit from their available technology.
“Having utilized CTL products as a site principal, I am thrilled to be leading their onsite professional development efforts to transform how teaching and learning happen in our nation’s classrooms,” said Level 33 CEO/President Dave Childers. “High quality professional development is the key to any successful technology initiative, and we could not have found a better partner than CTL to embark upon this exciting work.”
Subject matter can be customized and sample topics include [21st Century Instructional Leadership, Digital Citizenship, Google Apps for Education, Common Core Alignment, The Chromebook Classroom, Digital Literacy] and more. In addition to onsite professional development, CTL and Level 33 will partner to offer recurring 1-hour educator training online webinars for our education customers. For more information, contact CTL to request a quote and find out how your educational institution can take advantage of this program.
180-degree Hinge & Faster Quad Core Intel N2940 Processor added to New NL6
Introducing the all new NL6 Education Chromebook that includes a 180-degree hinge and faster quad core Intel N2940 processor, which is up to 70% faster than the dual core N2830 processor with 1 MB cache used by many other popular Chromebooks. The original CTL NL6 Education Chromebook was one of the first Chromebooks designed specifically for education and CTL was one of the first companies to bring it to market. The CTL NL6 Education Chromebook features security, long battery life and an easy-to-use interface. The drop-resistant design with non-slip texture and retractable carry handle helps this Chromebook to withstand the rigors of classroom environments. The 180-degree hinge allows the screen to lie completely flat for more versatility.
Designed for Education with 180-Degree Hinge and Unique Features that Promote Learning
The CTL Education Chromebook is quick to deploy and contains built-in apps that give students the tools to collaborate on presentations, reports and spreadsheets. Teachers can easily monitor student progress and streamline communications. The rotatable camera is a valuable tool for science labs or video presentations. The optional snap-on lens attaches to the camera, offering 30X magnification (enough to see the color of a fruit fly’s eye or the crystal structure on raw sugar). With up to 9.5 hours of battery life, students can enjoy uninterrupted learning all day. Other education-specific features include:
- Retractable handle (can hang in a locker)
- Anti-glare screen to reduce student eyestrain
- Ergonomic keyboard
- Available with Chrome Device Management License for classroom management
- 180-degree hinge for versatile classroom use
Less than 8 Second Boot and a Whole Lot of Rugged
The 16GB SSD provides a boot time under 8 seconds and quick resuming from sleep, meaning more efficient use of classroom time. The CTL Education Chromebook has been drop tested from heights up to 70cm (desktop height). The water-resistant keyboard channels liquids (up to 11.16oz.) away from the electronics to prevent damage and the sealed touchpad protects electronics from moisture and spills. Other ruggedization features include:
- Reinforcement around ports and hinges
- Non-slip texture
- Anti-peel keys
- Fanless design
Easy to Maintain and Keep Secure
IT departments can easily deploy the CTL Education Chromebooks and the built-in Google Apps stay up-to-date automatically. There is no need to install updates or patches and security and software updates install automatically so students and teachers don’t waste valuable learning time. Multiple login capability gives students their own personalized apps, settings and bookmarks when they log in so a Chromebook can be shared without fear of unauthorized data access or altered settings.
Additional Features include:
- IntelⓇ CeleronⓇ N2940 (2M Cache, up to 2.16 GHz – Quad Core – No Fan)
- 180-degree hinge (opens flat)
- 11.6’’ 1366 x 768 HD LED anti-glare screen
- I/O ports: full HDMI, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 2-in-1 card reader and security lock slot
- Chrome OS
- 16GB SSD, 100GB Google Drive cloud storage (free for 2 years)
- 4GB RAM
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2 x 2 and Bluetooth 4.0
- Unique 180 degree rotating camera can face student or teacher
- An optional snap-on lens will be available to use as a microscope with 30X magnification
- Weight of 3.04 pounds
- Energy Star Certified
Special Pricing and Offers Available to Qualified Education Customers
The CTL Education Chromebook starts at $259 for qualified education customers. In addition, a free 2-year warranty upgrade (a $38/unit value) and “White Glove” Chrome Device Management provisioning (a $10/unit value) are available to qualified education customers who purchase between now and September 30, 2015. All of CTL’s Chromebooks are available with a host of enterprise-level support and services. To learn more, download the CTL Education Solutions Guide here: ctl.re/education-solutions-guide
Customer Appreciation BBQ is Thursday, August 6
from 11 am – 2 pm
REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited to the first 200 RSVPs!
Valued CTL Customers – Join us on Thursday, August 6 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for our annual Customer Appreciation BBQ and Open House! We’ll have complimentary lunch from the award-winning Slick’s Big Time BBQ and Stanford’s Catering. Menu includes BBQ ribs and pulled pork sandwiches with side orders from Stanford’s including macaroni and cheese, caesar salad, fresh baked rolls and more.
You must RSVP by Friday, July 31.
- All guests will receive a gift bag
- Win Door Prizes: polo shirts, gift certificates and more!
- See CTL’s latest Chromebooks including the J2 and J4, updated NL6 and H4
- Check out our monitors, tablets, All-in-Ones and workstations
- Meet your account rep and the CTLexecutive team
- View product demos and presentations from CTL and CTL’s partners
- Cash in on exclusive open house sale prices
Our annual customer appreciation BBQ and open house is a long-standing tradition here at CTL. Last year, we celebrated our 25th anniversary in business at this event and this year we’re excited to make this our best event ever. We’re proud to be a U.S.-based, locally run business headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. CTL enjoys being part of our community and local economy. If you live in the Pacific Northwest and have never attended this yearly event, we encourage you to come by, meet with us, tour our facilities and enjoy a delicious, complimentary BBQ lunch. Everyone will receive a gift bag and we’ll be offering special “open house” sale prices on many of our top-selling products. We’ll also have prize giveaways on our “spin-to-win” wheel for customers who make a purchase.
Be sure and register for our customer appreciation BBQ today as space is limited to the first 200 RSVPs. This is a free event and attendees can drop by any time within the 11 am to 2pm time frame.
CTL to Showcase New Chromebooks and Services at ISTE 2015
The ISTE 2015 Conference is globally recognized as the most comprehensive education technology conference in the world and our slogan for this event is “We Know Chrome.” CTL is proud to be displaying our selection of Chromebooks and education solutions in booth 138 at this year’s ISTE 2015 Conference June 29 – July 1 in Philadelphia, PA.
If you’re attending this year’s ISTE 2015 conference, be sure to stop by and learn more about CTL Chromebooks, take advantage of special pricing for educators, talk to Google experts and meet with CTL team members. With Education Chromebooks starting at $169 and lots of great Chrome services and promotions, we’re looking forward to reconnecting with existing customers as well as meeting new people.
Our Chromebooks are backed with enterprise-level support and service such as:
- Chrome Management Console Licenses
- Hapara Teacher Dashboard Licenses
- Full Color Logo Painting
- White Glove Configuration Service
- Eco-Friendly Bulk Packs
- Intel Education Solutions
- Securly Cloud-Based Internet Security
- Pearson Digital Learning Programs, including iLit
In addition, CTL has been awarded contracts with NASPO ValuePoint (formerly WSCA/NASPO), Digital Trends and OETC. Ask us how your school can order CTL products through these purchasing agreements.
If you’d like to set up a meeting in advance with our team, don’t hesitate to contact your sales representative or click here to contact CTL. We have recently updated our NL6 Education Chromebook to include a more powerful processor and 180-degree hinge and the new J4 Chromebooks for Education, which start at $199, are arriving next month.
For those who are unable to attend this year’s ISTE 2015 conference, we invite you to visit ctl.net or give us a call at 800-642-3087 to learn more about our education solutions. Qualified education customers can take advantage of free extended 2-year warranty and free white glove Chrome Device Management provisioning services with purchases of 100+ CTL NL6 Education Chromebooks. This offer is valid through September 30, 2015 and pricing starts at $259.