Contracts with District-approved Applications
SFUSD has agreements with the following vendors:
- Dreambox: DreamBox Learning is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. Both during and between lessons, DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. By automatically and continually supporting all students at their right level, DreamBox is a powerful partner in every classroom, school, and district. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower classroom differentiation for all learners, DreamBox also gives teachers content-specific professional development relevant to the math their students are learning, provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing, and enables strong connections between home and school. DreamBox is also working closely with the SFUSD math team to support the core math curriculum.
- MyON: myON ® by Renaissance ® provides a personalized literacy platform, myON reader, ™ which matches each individual learner’s interests, grade and Lexile® reading level with the Capstone core collection of over 6,000 concurrent titles for TK-12, in English and Spanish (70% nonfiction) available online and offline, 24/7, with optional reading supports and a suite of reading and writing tools all on the same digital platform; actionable data through a series of reports that capture student engagement and growth in a variety of ways for students, faculty, and administrators; and educator resources with self-guided tutorials and customer support for faculty and administrators.
- Newsela: Newsela is a data base of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level. Use Newsela to differentiate nonfiction reading.
- Seesaw: Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. It’s simple to get student work in one place and share with families, and nothing is shared without teacher approval.
- WeVideo: WeVideo is the online video editor that makes it easy to capture, create, view and share your movies at up to 4K resolution for stunning playback anywhere.
The following vendors are actively engaged in negotiations to join the Digital Backpack:
- Screencastify: a screen recorder for the Chrome browser and Chromebooks
- Learning Ally: an audiobook solution, with a focus on vision-impaired and dyslexic learners
- BrainPOP: an interactive, multi-subject learning tool with additional features for ELL and lower grades
- Scientific Learning: a reading and language support and intervention tool
- TurnItIn: a tool to assist teachers evaluate student written work, with support for plagiarism-checking and frequently-used feedback
- Committee for Children: tools for Social Emotional Learning
- Freckle: multi-subject, differentiated practice and assessment tool
- Starfall: early literacy
- Signal Vine: two-way, AI-powered text messaging for student engagement
- Typing Club: typing training
- Greenfield Learning: SFUSD's provider for tools like Lexia, Reading Plus, and Symphony Math
- Soundtrap: a podcasting and audio production tool
- Explore Learning: science and math simulations
- Ponddy: personalized language learning
- Celtx: script-writing and production
Vendors not on this list have not been sponsored for inclusion into the Digital Backpack, or have not responded to our outreach about the Master Contract.
Individual Services Agreement (ISA)
In order to help school sites access learning applications in a more simplified way, we have worked closely with vendors to create master contracts. The terms of the master contract have already been determined and are in effect for 3 years from the date of Board approval. Schools only need to complete a short document called an "Individual Services Agreement" (ISA), with assistance from the vendor, and then have this document processed by the Contracts office and the Budget office. Schools are able to determine on the ISA what specific products or services they are purchasing.
The ISAs listed below are directly tied to their respective Board-approved master contract. Note that sites should expect that this process will take about 3 days from starting the process to having an approved contract in place. Please also ensure that you have sufficient funds in your current fiscal year budget to pay for the learning application.
Instructions for submitting an ISA
- School Site: Review DoT website or Contracts website of individual services agreements (ISA) on file with SFUSD (https://tech.sfusd.edu/resources-and-training/digital-backpack/master-contracts-and-individual-service-agreements)
- School Site: Print out ISA and pricing worksheet. Fill in dates of service, price of application you are buying, SACS code, and site administrator signs. (Note: you must include a SACS code for future years if the dates of service span from one fiscal year to the next. The fiscal year ends on June 30 and begins on July 1.) Form should also include item number at top of each page in the following format: APPLICATION NAME, SCHOOL NUMBER, FISCAL YEAR ex. DREAMBOX213_FY1819 . Sends to vendor via email. Notifies Department of Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) of their pending purchase.
- Vendor: verifies price, prints 2 copies, signs in blue ink, and sends via US Mail to school site.
- School Site: Administrator signs in blue ink and sends 2 hard copies in interoffice mail to Budget office.
- Budget: verifies funding in SACS account; signs 2 copies; delivers to Contracts office.
- Contracts: reviews ISA for completeness and submits to Purchasing for PO number; sends ISA with PO to school site and emails copy to: vendor, school site, and DoT. Submits to Board Docs for ratification.
- Department of Technology: places tool in site’s Digital Backpack (Clever) and initiates data sharing as soon as possible.
- Vendor: continue to support the school site with onboarding resources and professional development opportunities when available.
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Visual chart of how to complete an Individual Services Agreement
Dreambox Master Contract
MyON Master Contract
Please contact the account representatives in order to get more information about submitting your Individual Services Agreement.
- MyON: Terre Bommarito . (812) 987-5385 . email@example.com
- Dreambox: Wendy DeWeirdt . (877) 451-7845 [x3 for existing users; x413 for new users] . firstname.lastname@example.org
For SFUSD related questions or to discuss applications that are not listed on this site, please be in touch with Aidan Gould at GouldA1@sfusd.edu.