What is eduCrate™?
eduCrate™ is the first professional learning-based subscription box service ever!
Based on years of facilitating professional learning, our team of eduConsultants curate best practices, student-friendly content, instructional strategies, and other materials that reflect our values for RIPE (research-based, innovative, practical, and engaging) professional learning.
Additionally, it is an eduConsulting Firm product, so each box is customized for the subscriber and loaded with a myriad of master teacher tips, instructional guides, lesson plan ideas, templates, strategies, samples, and yes!—all kinds of extras, including eduSwag that make implementing the suggested best practices even more fun and effective!
How is the eduCrate™ designed?
Each eduCrate™, regardless of type, is packed with pre-vetted mystery resources that meet the following criteria:
Professional: This featured resource focuses on improving the subscriber’s professional growth.
Student-Centered: This featured resource connects directly the professional learning of focus but is intended for use with students. Student-centered resources are accompanied by either K-12 lesson plans and/or activity ideas, learning tasks, etc., aligned to the Common Core and other state standards. In some special cases, student-centered resources may have crate options by grade-level.
Strategic: At least one instructional strategy from our storehouse will be included. Clear, step-by-step purposes, procedures, and tips for differentiated strategy use are provided.
So, what’s in the eduCrate™ again?
One mystery book for professional learning
One mystery book to use with K-12 students
Accompanying instructional guide, (e.g., lesson plan ideas, activities, tips, and suggestions)
One instructional strategy
Extras! Extras! Extras! (relevant, related mystery materials and supplies)
eduSwag includes items from our brand, brands we love, and brands we use to teach and learn.
How much will it cost?
With an annual subscription you receive four eduCrates™ at a discounted rate, saving nearly $20 USD across the year — or $5 USD per box — as a perk of making a longer term commitment to the subscription. You will be charged $259.99 USD (plus taxes) at the time of purchase for your first year of eduCrate™. This purchase is nonrefundable and includes four subscription months. After that, your annual subscription will automatically renew each year and your account will be charged $259.99 USD, until you cancel.
With a quarterly subscription, you be charged $69.99 USD (plus tax) at the time of purchase for your first eduCrate™. After that, you will be automatically charged a subscription fee of $69.99 USD (plus taxes) on the 1st of each subscription month or until the subscription is cancelled.
*Delivery costs are included in all purchases.
When will I be charged?
When you subscribe, you will be charged for at the time of purchase for your first eduCrate™. Quarterly subscribers will be charged a subscription fee of $69.99 USD (plus taxes) on the first of each subscription month until the membership is cancelled. At the conclusion of one year, both annual and quarterly subscriptions will automatically be renewed.
How can I purchase for my school or district?
We will happily invoice you if you need to pay by purchase order. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
When are the subscription months?
Subscription months are when charges are processed. Charges will be applied on the first of each subscription month. Your box will be mailed the following month. See our subsription charge and mail schedule below:
I don't want to subscribe. Can I just buy one or more eduCrates?
Sure. It’s cheaper to subscribe, but yes, you can purchase an eduCrate™ at its estimated retail value* price. Each crate ranges between an average estimated retail price of $85USD - $90USD. Purchases outside of the subscription must be made by the last day of the subscription month.
When will I get my eduCrate?
Your eduCrate™ will be mailed by the end of the following months:
* Each eduCrate includes the itellectual and copyrighted professional learning content of eduConsulting Firm. All materials have been created specifically for each crate and are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The estimated retail value also accounts for fluctuating shipping rates, printing costs, and sourcing products.
What is a specialty crate?
Specialty crates are specifically curated and aligned with outcomes of our professional learning sessions. Our specialty crates facilitate the implementation of professional learning by providing teachers with session materials for practical application in the classroom.
How do I order a specialty crate?
You can get a specialty crate two ways: (1) ordering upfront when scheduling the professional learning session, or
(2) instructions for ordering a specialty crate are provided at the conclusion of a professional learning session. These crates are made to order and may only be purchased by participants who have attended an eduConsulting Firm professional learning event.
How do I subscribe?
It is easy-peasy! Just customize your crate and subscribe.