CDI Grants Technology Wishes of Six School Districts for its “Holiday Wishes” Contest

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:37 am

Winning schools will receive devices, STEAM equipment and carts for their classrooms 


Chicago IL – Jan. 31, 2019 CDI Technologies (formerly CDI Computer Dealers) has selected the winners of its annual “Holiday Wishes” contest. It will grant technology wishes for three schools in the United States and three in Canada.


The winning schools in the U.S. are:


  • Cole R-1 School District in Missouri which asked for help to replace the aging computers being used by teachers.


  • Montrose Community Schools in Michigan which requested Chromebooks for teachers to use in the classrooms.


  • Soulsbyville Elementary in California which requested equipment for its STEAM lab.


The winning schools in Canada are:


  • Edmonton Catholic Schools in Alberta which asked for Chromebooks for its grade 12 students who need extra accommodations for exams.


  • Turtle River School Division in Manitoba which asked for Chromebooks to pilot in classrooms as it moves toward its goal of a 1:1 student-to-device ratio.


  • Grasslands Public Schools in Alberta, which asked for charging carts for its Chromebooks.



Each winner will receive products or services up to $1,000 in value from CDI Technologies to help their technology wishes come true.


CDI Technologies partners with edtech companies in North America and beyond to provide classroom-ready products and services to support schools as they prepare to launch or expand their tech initiatives and 1:1 programs. It provides mobile and desktop devices, apps, servers, management software, charging carts, training and cloud-based resources. It also provides services to support schools in every step of their tech initiative – including planning, professional development, deployment and asset disposition.


CDI Technologies launched the Holiday Wishes contest in December as a way to give back to the education industry and help schools meet their technology goals.


“Our goal is to support schools and districts in creating technology ecosystems that empower teachers and engage students,” said Erez Pikar, CEO of CDI Technologies. “This contest is a great way for us to see what schools need and to assist in meeting those needs. We are looking forward to partnering with these six school districts to help make their technology wishes come true.”


About CDI Technologies

CDI Technologies, incorporated as CDI Computer Dealers Inc., has been selling IT hardware and software solutions to K-12 schools since 1981.


CDI’s mission is to simplify the purchase process and support educators by deploying proven, best-in-class devices, charging carts, software and accessories, backed by lifecycle support and training.


Having worked with 10,000 schools, CDI recognizes the growing challenges faced by educators. Its classroom-ready ecosystems empower educators to connect students to a love of learning and a lifetime of achievement.