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Rediker Academy Summer School

An Online Virtual Event  •  July 13th - 17th

Rediker Academy Summer School

Interactive Virtual Training to Improve Your Rediker Skills

Welcome to Rediker Academy! Join us for our special week-long virtual training event for new and advanced users. Improve productivity and increase efficiency at your school by leveling up your skills using AdminPlus, PlusPortals, TeacherPlus Gradebook and other Rediker applications.

This virtual workshop is a great opportunity to connect with our expert trainers, ask questions, learn new tips and tricks, and interact with fellow Rediker users from around the world.

NEW Features for this Training Event:

We are changing it up this summer with our new Rediker Academy Summer School - including virtual hands-on learning, more chances to attend per session, a special e-learning course for teachers, and a multi-session discount.

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Virtual Classroom

Not just your average webinar... interact with your instructor and fellow attendees as though you were in a classroom.

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More Times to Attend

Many sessions are being offered more than once this week so you can choose the best day that works for you.

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Sessions for Teachers

New "e-learning" sessions for teachers with a focus on Rediker's online tools.

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Multi-Day Session Discount

The more sessions you choose, the more you save. Attend for all five days and save 18%!

Half-Day and Full-Day Sessions:

Each half-day session is 2.5 hours long. Morning classes are from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EST. Afternoon classes are from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST.

Our full-day Master Schedule Building session is from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm EST with a one-hour lunch break from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST.

Please Note: Most sessions are hands-on with interactive elements and will require that you have a working microphone and webcam.
Details About Our Training Workshop
Trainers
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

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Susan Reid
Trainer

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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

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Rich Rediker
CEO

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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

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Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

Hotel & Airport

Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn
Location: 800 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: 413-263-2026

This hotel is 20 - 30 minutes from our office, so please plan your travel accordingly.

A Rediker block rate at the Hilton Garden Inn is available. Please register here.


Airport:

The closest airport is Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

We do NOT recommend Boston Logan International Airport as it is over 2 hours away from our office.

Dining

Full breakfast and lunch provided by Rediker Software. Refreshments available throughout the day.

If you have any special food requests, please be sure to mention them when signing up.

Tuition


Take advantage of our special multi-day discount. The more sessions you choose, the more you save. Attend for all five days and save up to 18%!


Half-Day Tuition Rates

1 Session: $100
2 Sessions: $200  $196
3 Sessions: $300  $288
4 Sessions: $400  $376
5 Sessions: $500  $460
6 Sessions $600  $540
7 Sessions: $700  $616
8 Sessions: $800  $688
9 Sessions: $900  $756
10 Sessions: $1,000 $820


Master Schedule Building Session:

Our full-day Master Schedule Building session counts as two half-day sessions in the multi-day discount rate. The cost to attend is $196.


Cancellation Policy for the 2020 Rediker Academy Summer School:

  • Cancellation before July 6, 2020: If payment has been received, full credit will be applied to the school's account for use towards future training.
  • Cancellation after July 6, 2020: Payment is required in full. There will NOT be credit granted. This will be strictly enforced due to limited class size and availability.

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Start Registration: Choose Your Sessions

Check the gray box to the left of each session you would like to attend. After you choose your sessions, please scroll to the bottom to continue registration. Please note, all times are shown in Eastern Standard Time.

Monday, July 13th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Monday, July 13

Monday, July 13th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Level: Beginner

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

The Import and Excel Wizards: The Ins and Outs of Data Management

Monday, July 13th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to use the Excel Wizard to get data out of Administrator’s Plus and into Excel
  • How to prepare corrected data to import back into Administrator’s Plus
  • How to streamline data entry by taking external data and importing it into Administrator’s Plus.
  • How to see data in charts
  • How to create pivot tables with Administrator’s Plus data
  • How to use the powerful multi-module query
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Beginners TeacherPlus Gradebook

Monday, July 13th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to take and send attendance
  • How to use columns to calculate grades by points/weighting
  • How to assess Skills
  • How to find student data
  • How to manage what parents and students can see
  • Tips and tricks to make the use of the gradebook even easier
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Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

Portal Manager Q&A

Monday, July 13th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

The structure of this course will be part demonstration and part open forum for questions and answers.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to manage accounts
  • How to set permissions
  • How to send out different communications
  • How to post resources

Prior to the course, you will receive a survey from the presenter to allow your questions to be submitted in advance.

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Susan Reid
Trainer

Introduction to PlusPortals for End Users (Teachers, Parents, Students)

Monday, July 13th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will introduce the PlusPortals through the eyes of your school community.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to view student data
  • How to access grades, progress reports, attendance, discipline, class schedules
  • How to create school alerts and announcements
  • How to manage calendars
  • How to set up class pages
  • How to email and see the message capability with teachers and staff
  • How to access portfolio items
  • How to create and view the school directory
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Administrator’s Plus Online Forms

Monday, July 13th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover the creation of, and use of, AdminPlus Online Forms.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to create basic forms
  • How to give access to specific parents to use forms
  • How to receive submitted changes back into AdminPlus
  • How to use SuperDB tables in forms
  • How to prepare your own database for online forms
  • How to customize your online forms site
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Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

E-Learning for Teachers

Monday, July 13th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on how teachers can use the features included with Rediker’s PlusPortals as a tool in their classroom. We will explore tips, tricks, and the useful features in the PlusPortals that teachers should be using in order to get the most classroom benefit out of the platform.

This course is recommended for teachers who already have some experience with using Rediker’s PlusPortals and have access to their school’s PlusPortals and class pages. Please keep in mind that while all features we cover are included with ALL PlusPortals, some features we will explore may require the school’s Portal Admin to have enabled them on your portal to be usable.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to send email
  • How to post and receive assignments
  • How to add class resources
  • How to create and maintain online discussions
  • How to use the online quiz builder
Tuesday, July 14th
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Susan Reid
Trainer

Super Data Base: Make the Most of this Powerful, Built-In Feature

Tuesday, July 14th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to set up user defined tables in the Super Data Base
  • How to extend the power of the Data Base module
  • How to store test scores, notes, college applications, etc.
  • How to create and use SDB table views for use within reports
  • How to create single student reports and lists
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Administrator’s Plus for School Leaders

Tuesday, July 14th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course is specifically for school leaders (principals, assistant principals, headmasters, guidance directors, deans, etc.).

In this course you will learn:

  • How to find, retrieve and report on data that will assist in making decisions about student and staff performance
  • How to identify grading trends among teachers
  • How to pick up on student failure
  • How student performance is affected by both discipline and attendance
  • How to create class enrollment reports
  • How to extract many other types of reports at the fingertips of your school’s leadership
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Contact Data Base

Tuesday, July 14th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • Learn why your school should use the CDB
  • Gain an understanding of the features of the CDB
  • Learn how to set up the CDB
  • Learn how to use/utilize the "All Contacts" screen
  • Learn how to use/utilize the "Master Contacts" screen
  • Learn how to run CDB reports
  • Learn how to run reports using the CDB
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Susan Reid
Trainer

Master Schedule Building Preparation

Tuesday, July 14th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will be introduced to:

  • Building a school’s master schedule
  • Preparing for the schedule building course offered on Wednesday

In this course you will learn:

  • How to understand scheduling terminology
  • How to do the required “first steps” for creating a schedule
  • How to create and configure the new year
  • How to define the rotation
  • How to update the master course list
  • How to enter student course requests
  • How to recognize and deal with potential constraints

NOTE: Attendees will not build a schedule during this course.It is intended to help attendees complete the steps that need to be completed before a schedule can be built.

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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Beginners TeacherPlus Gradebook

Tuesday, July 14th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to take and send attendance
  • How to use columns to calculate grades by points/weighting
  • How to assess Skills
  • How to find student data
  • How to manage what parents and students can see
  • Tips and tricks to make the use of the gradebook even easier
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Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

E-Learning for Teachers

Tuesday, July 14th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on how teachers can use the features included with Rediker’s PlusPortals as a tool in their classroom. We will explore tips, tricks, and the useful features in the PlusPortals that teachers should be using in order to get the most classroom benefit out of the platform.

This course is recommended for teachers who already have some experience with using Rediker’s PlusPortals and have access to their school’s PlusPortals and class pages. Please keep in mind that while all features we cover are included with ALL PlusPortals, some features we will explore may require the school’s Portal Admin to have enabled them on your portal to be usable.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to send email
  • How to post and receive assignments
  • How to add class resources
  • How to create and maintain online discussions
  • How to use the online quiz builder
Wednesday, July 15th
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Rich Rediker
CEO

Master Schedule Building for High Schools

Wednesday, July 15th, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to build the best possible schedule for your school using our schedule builder
  • The rules to solving the schedule building puzzle allowing you to get the most out of our schedule builder
  • How to use the built-in schedule board
  • How the builder uses conflict matrices
  • How to prepare the schedule builder
  • How to resolve conflicts
  • How to achieve the best possible balance between sections
  • About the different types of schedules
  • How to adjust the many settings in the builder
  • And much more....
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

Redisite Website Management Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, July 15th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover tips and tricks for easing the management of your school website, specifically using the Rediker Redisite (2.0) content management platform. From managing other users to organizing file assets, we will cover steps and methods to make your life easier when it comes to managing your website.

As an intermediate level course, it requires that the user have Administrative access to their own RediSite and already be familiar with the basics of the Content Management System (CMS). It is recommended that prospects attend a product demonstration and new users seek the basic training session first.

In this course we will cover:

  • Members and Permissions
  • Pages, Content and Publishing
  • Using "Feeds" and List Blocks
  • File Management
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Gradebook Manager Q&A

Wednesday, July 15th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the management of Teacher Gradebooks.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to configure marking period, semester, and final grades calculations to match school policies
  • How to configure Attendance options for teachers
  • How to share gradebooks with additional teachers
  • How to access gradebooks as Admin
  • How to generate school-wide reports on Gradebook data

Prior to the course, participants will receive a survey from the presenter to allow questions to be submitted in advance.

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Contact Data Base

Wednesday, July 15th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Beginner

In this course you will learn:

  • Learn why your school should use the CDB
  • Gain an understanding of the features of the CDB
  • Learn how to set up the CDB
  • Learn how to use/utilize the "All Contacts" screen
  • Learn how to use/utilize the "Master Contacts" screen
  • Learn how to run CDB reports
  • Learn how to run reports using the CDB
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Virtual Rediker Office

Wednesday, July 15th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover different aspects that the user in the Rediker office may find themselves facing either during a virtual time of learning or now that we are preparing for the upcoming school year.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to take virtual attendance
  • How to produce report cards and grading during E-learning
  • How to communicate via email & APNotify
  • How to accomplish the End of Year checklist
  • How to accomplish Beginning of Year checklist
Thursday, July 16th
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Administrator’s Plus for School Leaders

Thursday, July 16th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course is specifically for school leaders (principals, assistant principals, headmasters, guidance directors, deans, etc.).

In this course you will learn:

  • How to find, retrieve and report on data that will assist in making decisions about student and staff performance
  • How to identify grading trends among teachers
  • How to pick up on student failure
  • How student performance is affected by both discipline and attendance
  • How to create class enrollment reports
  • How to extract many other types of reports at the fingertips of your school’s leadership
#

Susan Reid
Trainer

Introduction to PlusPortals for End Users (Teachers, Parents, Students)

Thursday, July 16th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will introduce the PlusPortals through the eyes of your school community.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to view student data
  • How to access grades, progress reports, attendance, discipline, class schedules
  • How to create school alerts and announcements
  • How to manage calendars
  • How to set up class pages
  • How to email and see the message capability with teachers and staff
  • How to access portfolio items
  • How to create and view the school directory
#

Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

E-Learning for Teachers

Thursday, July 16th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on how teachers can use the features included with Rediker’s PlusPortals as a tool in their classroom. We will explore tips, tricks, and the useful features in the PlusPortals that teachers should be using in order to get the most classroom benefit out of the platform.

This course is recommended for teachers who already have some experience with using Rediker’s PlusPortals and have access to their school’s PlusPortals and class pages. Please keep in mind that while all features we cover are included with ALL PlusPortals, some features we will explore may require the school’s Portal Admin to have enabled them on your portal to be usable.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to send email
  • How to post and receive assignments
  • How to add class resources
  • How to create and maintain online discussions
  • How to use the online quiz builder
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

ADA/WEB Accessibility – The Basics

Thursday, July 16th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will explore the topic of website accessibility and ADA compliance. From what it means to have an accessible website and why it is important to maintain, to what defines and guides the principles of accessibility and what your school can do to help, this course will cover it all.

This is an important topic regardless of your website solution or web host provider. This course does NOT require having web hosting with Rediker or owning a Redisite website; it is open to all.

In this course we will explore the following:

Topic 1: What does Accessibility Mean and Why is it Important?

  • Defining website accessibility
  • Technology and people
  • The technology and business case

Topic 2: Principles, Standards and Checks

  • Legal Matters
  • WCAG
  • POUR

Topic 3: Accessibility and Your School

  • Policies
  • Plans
  • Implementation and Maintenance
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Virtual Rediker Office

Thursday, July 16th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover different aspects that the user in the Rediker office may find themselves facing either during a virtual time of learning or now that we are preparing for the upcoming school year.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to take virtual attendance
  • How to produce report cards and grading during E-learning
  • How to communicate via email & APNotify
  • How to accomplish the End of Year checklist
  • How to accomplish Beginning of Year checklist
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Susan Reid
Trainer

Super Data Base: Make the Most of this Powerful, Built-In Feature

Thursday, July 16th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

In this course you will learn:

  • How to set up user defined tables in the Super Data Base
  • How to extend the power of the Data Base module
  • How to store test scores, notes, college applications, etc.
  • How to create and use SDB table views for use within reports
  • How to create single student reports and lists
Friday, July 17th
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

The Import and Excel Wizards: The Ins and Outs of Data Management

Friday, July 17th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Beginner

In this course you will learn:

  • How to use the Excel Wizard to get data out of Administrator’s Plus and into Excel
  • How to prepare corrected data to import back into Administrator’s Plus
  • How to streamline data entry by taking external data and importing it into Administrator’s Plus.
  • How to see data in charts
  • How to create pivot tables with Administrator’s Plus data
  • How to use the powerful multi-module query
#

Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Gradebook Manager Q&A

Friday, July 17th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on the management of Teacher Gradebooks.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to configure marking period, semester, and final grades calculations to match school policies
  • How to configure Attendance options for teachers
  • How to share gradebooks with additional teachers
  • How to access gradebooks as Admin
  • How to generate school-wide reports on Gradebook data

Prior to the course, participants will receive a survey from the presenter to allow questions to be submitted in advance.

#

Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

E-Learning for Teachers

Friday, July 17th, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will focus on how teachers can use the features included with Rediker’s PlusPortals as a tool in their classroom. We will explore tips, tricks, and the useful features in the PlusPortals that teachers should be using in order to get the most classroom benefit out of the platform.

This course is recommended for teachers who already have some experience with using Rediker’s PlusPortals and have access to their school’s PlusPortals and class pages. Please keep in mind that while all features we cover are included with ALL PlusPortals, some features we will explore may require the school’s Portal Admin to have enabled them on your portal to be usable.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to send email
  • How to post and receive assignments
  • How to add class resources
  • How to create and maintain online discussions
  • How to use the online quiz builder
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Administrator’s Plus Online Forms

Friday, July 17th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover the creation of, and use of, AdminPlus Online Forms.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to create basic forms
  • How to give access to specific parents to use forms
  • How to receive submitted changes back into AdminPlus
  • How to use SuperDB tables in forms
  • How to prepare your own database for online forms
  • How to customize your online forms site
#

Obaida Abdul-Rahim
Trainer

Portal Manager Q&A

Friday, July 17th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

The structure of this course will be part demonstration and part open forum for questions and answers.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to manage accounts
  • How to set permissions
  • How to send out different communications
  • How to post resources

Prior to the course, you will receive a survey from the presenter to allow your questions to be submitted in advance.

#

Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Virtual Rediker Office

Friday, July 17th, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Level: Intermediate

This course will cover different aspects that the user in the Rediker office may find themselves facing either during a virtual time of learning or now that we are preparing for the upcoming school year.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to take virtual attendance
  • How to produce report cards and grading during E-learning
  • How to communicate via email & APNotify
  • How to accomplish the End of Year checklist
  • How to accomplish Beginning of Year checklist