The world of education is continually changing. Educators today require a first-class curriculum integrated with state-of-the-art technology to enhance teaching and learning to prepare students for tomorrow. Secant has been the preferred technology partner and trusted advisor for numerous Michigan school districts for the last 15 years. Because we have worked with so many districts, we know what has worked and what hasn’t in many educational environments. We share this breadth and depth of experience because it’s our job to know what’s next.
Secant’s dedicated education team can help you realize and leverage the full potential of technology to enrich the student learning experience and maximize your technology investment.
No school is alone in facing the challenges of technology planning and often need independent advice to innovate and improve education through intelligent use and application of technology. Secant consultants can help you develop a technology plan and road map that is both cost effective and forward thinking.
Secant can assist in the preparation of a bond application by reviewing technology plans and budgets to ensure the technology portion of the project is feasible and that the budgets will support the owner’s intent. Highly interdependent projects, such as electrical and HVAC, are also evaluated relative to the technology projects. This includes inspecting buildings to become familiar with existing technology and preparing building/project specific cost estimates.
Bid Process & Project Management
Secant has significant experience in bidding public projects. We can help manage the bidding of technology projects. Starting with the creation of specification documents, CAD drawings, vendor contracts and bid advertisements, to conducting vendor walk-throughs, issuing addenda, evaluating vendor responses and finally, preparing board recommendations.
Once your technology project has been designed, put out for bid, and awarded to a vendor, the work of Project Management starts. Secant’s project management team brings the knowledge necessary to confirm that the contractors have installed the technology systems properly and completely. Our real world experience installing and supporting technology systems for hundreds of organizations makes us uniquely qualified to perform these tasks.
Classroom Of The Future
Secant can help you design a Classroom of the Future which incorporates the latest innovations in audio visual, media rich curriculum delivery, and collaborative communication. These solutions provide teachers with valuable new ways to engage students with different learning styles, streamline lesson preparation and get the most from class time.
Authorized ERate Service Provider
Since its inception, Secant has been an authorized ERate Service Provider, authorized to bid on any Internet Access and Internal connections RFP. Based on your district’s profile, up to 90% of the costs of eligible services can be funded as an ERate project.
Secant is proud to have been awarded numerous USF projects which helped districts leverage this program to provide cost effective enhanced technology infrastructure and communications services. Our trained and experienced ERate specialists understand the process, eligibility and compliance requirements. So be sure to let Secant know when you are releasing an ERate qualified RFP.
REMC & Preferred Educational Pricing
Secant is proud to hold the REMC contract for numerous products including the Extron Pole Vault Systems which provide interactive control for classroom audio visual systems. In addition, Secant offers preferred education pricing on most products and services.