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Fall Training Workshop

 

October 17 - 20, 2017 | Hampden, MA

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2017 Fall Training Workshop

Get 4 Days of Expert Training to Improve Productivity and Increase Efficiency at Your School

Join us this fall for four days of in-depth training with fellow educators from around the world. Our Fall Training Workshop takes place at our headquarters in beautiful Hampden, MA. Whether you are a new or advanced user, we'll bring your AdminPlus, TeacherPlus Gradebook, PlusPortals and Admissions Plus Pro skills to the next level. Be prepared to have fun while you are here. Each evening we offer dinner outings, activities and our famous Boston Trip.

   Oct. 17 - 20, 2017   |

Rediker Software Headquarters
2 Wilbraham Road
Hampden, MA 01036

Reasons to attend:

Increase efficiency and productivity at your school.

Interact with fellow educators and Rediker Software users.

Meet with Rediker staff, trainers, tech support and more.

Practice your new skills during open labs with our support team.

The Training Workshop was truly an amazing week. The training I received was top-notch. My school is newly adopting the software, and everyone I've come into contact with is so friendly, professional and helpful. I could easily list all the people and what they did, but ... continue
Steve Palizzi, Director of Educational Technology
Farber Hebrew Day School, Southfield, MI
The Training Workshop was truly an amazing week. The training I received was top-notch. My school is newly adopting the software, and everyone I've come into contact with is so friendly, professional and helpful. I could easily list all the people and what they did, but suffice it to say you have a wonderful staff. It's one of the many reasons why I speak so highly of the organization.
Steve Palizzi, Director of Educational Technology
Farber Hebrew Day School, Southfield, MI
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. I was so amazed and impressed by the energy and dedication of all of your staff. The workshop organization was great! Each session I went to was packed full of great tips and taught by enthusiastic and caring folks. The facility was perfect... continue
Beth Adamczyk, Technology Director
The Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. I was so amazed and impressed by the energy and dedication of all of your staff. The workshop organization was great! Each session I went to was packed full of great tips and taught by enthusiastic and caring folks. The facility was perfect. The food was wonderful. Don't change a thing about that!"
Beth Adamczyk, Technology Director
The Buffalo Seminary, Buffalo, NY
Learn more about our training workshop
Trainers
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

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David Tivoli
Product Development

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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

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Rich Rediker
CEO

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Howard Johnson
Project Manager

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Luis Costales
Senior Trainer

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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

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Asia Johnson
Trainer

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Stuti Pal
Scheduling Trainer

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Andrew Anderlonis
President

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John Lynch
Senior Programmer

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Susan Reid
Trainer

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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

Accommodations

Rediker Block Rates and Daily Shuttle available at:

The Holiday Inn
1 Bright Meadow Blvd
Enfield, CT 06083
860-741-2211

$99 for a single king or 2 double beds.
Internet and Parking included.

Holiday Inn Shuttle Transportation:

  • The Holiday Inn provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. Please coordinate with the hotel.
  • The Holiday Inn will also provide free shuttle service, Monday – Friday, to and from the Rediker Software headquarters. Please coordinate with the hotel.
  • Close to Enfield Square and restaurants but not within walking distance. The shuttle will take you depending on availability.

Other Hotel Options:

If you have your own transportation and do not need a daily shuttle to Rediker Software headquarters, there are additional hotel options in the Springfield, MA and Enfield, CT areas.

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

Daily Tuition Rates

  • 1 Day: $475
  • 2 Days: $925
  • 3 Days: $1,350
  • 3.5 Days: $1,575
  • Friday: $275

Cancellation policy for the Fall Training Workshop during the week of October 17 - 20, 2017

* Cancellation before October 9, 2017: If payment has been received, full credit will be applied to the school's account for use towards future training.

* Cancellation after October 9, 2017: Payment is required in full. There will NOT be credit granted. This will be strictly enforced due to limited class size and availability.

Choose Your Sessions

Check the gray box to the left of each session you would like to attend. Once you choose your sessions, scroll to the bottom to continue.

Tuesday, October 17th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

TeacherPlus Gradebook

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

The first part of this class will cover the gradebook manager aspect of the program:

  • The initial setup of the program.
  • How to manage users.
  • Set permissions.
  • Setting marking period start dates.
  • Setting up grade columns.
  • Setting up attendance.
  • Comments.
  • Narratives.
  • Reports.
  • Customize the gradebook for your school and teachers.

Once the gradebook manager has been covered, the session will cover all aspects of the gradebook from a teacher’s point of view.

Topics will include:

  • How to customize the gradebook (visibility settings, headers rows, hiding and sorting columns).
  • Submitting attendance.
  • Creating and printing seating charts.
  • Creating assignments.
  • Grading assignments.
  • Adding annotation to grade.
  • Link and assess skills.
  • Drop lowest score from marking period.
  • Submit grades.
  • Understanding marking period, semester and final averages.
  • Adding narratives, adding comments.
  • View student progress information.
  • Generating student progress report.
  • Generating class reports.
  • View student info.

The class will allow hands-on activities for participants.

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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Get Started with Report Writing: Level I

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

DAY 1 OF THE 3-DAY REPORT WRITING TRACK

What you will learn:

  • The basics of generating reports throughout Administrator's Plus.
  • Search, sort, create and save queries & groups.
  • Report generating skills that can be used in all modules throughout the program.
  • Modify existing reports and customize them to your school's needs, specifically labels and letters.
  • Basic report writing codes in the Data Base, Attendance, and if time permits, Discipline modules.

Who should attend:

  • This session is for the user who has intermediate-level A+ experience, but beginner-level report writing skills.

Prerequisite:

  • This class is a prerequisite for RW2 & RW3.
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 1

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Specialized

DAY 1 OF THE 2-DAY ADMISSIONS TRACK

What you will learn:

  • Learn the steps necessary to set up and configure the Admissions software program.
  • Emphasis will be placed on the Setup Center and Demographics screen.

Who should attend:

  • This all-day session is for the beginner to intermediate user who works in the Admissions Office and is responsible for tracking prospects through the admissions process. This session will be continued on Wednesday.

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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Data Base Plus

Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • Main screens & features.
  • Learn to navigate in AdminPlus.
  • Add new students/staff.
  • Customize data base fields.
  • Learn to search & sort.
  • Organize page security.
  • Set up field validations and field types.
  • Produce columnar lists and reports.

Who should attend:

  • This session provides excellent preparation for newer users and those individuals who would like a strong foundation with the Data Base module in Administrator’s Plus.
Wednesday, October 18th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Daily Attendance with Attendance Plus

Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • Printing and/or posting the daily bulletin.
  • Batch entering attendance codes for field trips, etc.
  • Making quick attendance corrections.
  • Management of tardy slips.
  • Time-saving tips and tricks to make using the Attendance module easier than ever.

Who should attend:

  • Beginner and Intermediate Administrator’s Plus users who want a quick overview of the attendance features.
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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Dig Deeper into Report Writing: Level II

Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

DAY 2 OF THE 3-DAY REPORT WRITING TRACK

What you will learn:

  • Build on the skills learned in the Level I class.
  • Briefly review the basic codes learned in Level I class.
  • Learn more intermediate report writing codes including: general box, photo, image, family labels, family directories, drawing lines, and header/footer codes (that are found in most standard list reports).

Who should attend:

  • This session is for the intermediate-level Administrator’s Plus user with intermediate-level report writing skills.

Prerequisite

  • Must take Report Writing Level 1.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

PlusPortals: Teacher, Parent and Student Portals

Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

The first part of this class will cover the PlusPortal manager aspect of the program:

  • Managing and setting permissions for students, parents and staff
  • Customizing the design.
  • Creating groups.
  • Adding school resources and files.
  • Calendar items.
  • Email/messages.
  • Notifications/alerts/announcements.
  • Setting up staff and parent directories.

Once the Portal manager has been covered, the session will cover:

  • The daily usage of the Portal from each point of view.
  • The teacher: creating home pages for classes, adding homework assignments, lesson plans, quizzes, adding resources and files, emailing capabilities, adding to the calendar, accessing the directories.
  • The parent: logging in and seeing their children and all of the data and email capabilities; setting up their preferences.
  • The student: logging in and seeing their grades, schedule, calendar, etc.
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 2

Wednesday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Specialized

DAY 2 OF THE 2-DAY ADMISSIONS TRACK

What you will learn:

Finish up any topics left over from Wednesday’s class. Then, attendees will learn:

  • The steps necessary to set up and generate customized letters and reports using Admissions Plus Pro data.
  • How to export applicants who have completed the process to Administrator’s Plus.
  • See how the new online application process works.

Who should attend:

  • Admissions Plus Pro users who need to set up and generate customized letters and reports and are interested in learning more about online applications. The entire two-day course is “hands on” except the online portion.

Prerequisite:

  • Day one is a prerequisite. This session is continued from Tuesday.

Thursday, October 19th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Report Cards Plus

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

By the end of this session on the Report Card Module, you will have learned how to do the following:

  • Set up the Report Card Module
    • Edit the Grade Table
    • Customize Report Card columns
    • Edit Report Card comments
    • Edit the number grade print table
    • Enter department names
    • Enter skills and concepts
  • Manually enter courses
  • Manually set up sections
  • Link skills to courses
  • Schedule students
    • By homeroom
    • By roster
  • Print out reports in the Entry Forms menu including:
    • Section rosters
    • Grade entry/verification forms
    • Grade distribution reports
    • Comment distribution reports
    • Enrollment reports by teachers
    • Teacher grade search report
  • Enter grades two ways: manually and import from gradebooks.
  • Use the Calculate Averages Program to calculate averages and blank report card columns.
  • Use the Statistical Reports Program to run Honor Rolls.
  • Use the Report Card Report Writer to print report cards, transcripts and other reports.

Who should attend?

  • This session is designed for users who desire a more intensive, hands-on approach to understanding the basics of our Report Cards module.
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

AdminPlus for School Leaders

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This session is for the beginning to intermediate user, specifically for school leaders (principals, assistant principals, headmasters, guidance directors, deans, etc.).

This hands-on session will focus on how to:

  • Navigate and set up administrative views of students and staff.
  • Find, retrieve and report on data that will assist in making decisions about student and staff performance.
  • Identify grading trends among teachers.
  • Pick up on student failure and how they are affected by both discipline and attendance.
  • Create class enrollment reports that tell how many students your teachers are handling, etc.
  • Generate many other types of reports that can be at the fingertips of your school's leadership!

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in seeing Rediker’s newest innovations and learning tips and tricks with the latest software solutions.
  • Basic knowledge of Administrator’s Plus is helpful.
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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

RediSite Responsive Websites

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Specialized

What you will learn:

  • Get the latest tips and tricks to make the most of your school's RediSite.
  • Learn how to edit website content using the latest Concrete5 Content Management System (CMS).
  • Discover how to add pages, and control web navigation and linking, all with the easy-to-use tools in Concrete5.
  • See many of the built-in features and "blocks" to enhance your website content. Customize "blocks" to better control content.
  • Add advanced features like Social Media Feeds and Video Players.
  • Learn how to integrate your RediSite with other Rediker products.
  • Share and learn best practices for responsive website design.

Who should attend:

  • This session is for anyone responsible for the creation and maintenance of their RediSite website for their school, district or diocese.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Admissions: Online Applications, Inquiries and Forms

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • Basic set up steps to create Admissions online forms including Application, Inquiry and Registration forms
  • Preparing your admissions data for the use of Online Forms.
  • Receiving information into Admissions Data Base fields, Contact DB fields, Super DB tables or Portfolio items.

Who should attend:

  • Any admissions user who needs to create online forms to be filled in by prospects.
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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Become a Report Writing Master: Level III

Thursday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Advanced

DAY 3 OF THE 3-DAY REPORT WRITING TRACK

What you will learn:

  • Build on the skills learned in the Level I and Level II classes.
  • Briefly review the basic codes learned in the Level I class.
  • Briefly review the intermediate codes learned in the Level II class.
  • Cover more advanced report writing codes including: course table box code, GPA codes, honor roll box code, and department credit code as time permits.

NOTE: Attendees should bring report writing projects (or ideas of report writing needs) to the session that they are interested in working on. Anything created or modified can be taken back to the school on your USB drive with instructions on how to install it.

Who should attend:

  • Any user who has intermediate-level Administrator’s Plus experience, and intermediate to advanced-level report writing skills.

Prerequisite:

  • Must take RW1 and RW2
Friday, October 20th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Andrew Anderlonis
President

Rediker Innovations Roundtable

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Learn about new products in development and help shape the future of our software solutions.

Special Guest Presenter:

Andrew Anderlonis, President

What you will learn:

  • Collaborate with Rediker's executive and development leaders, as well as others using Rediker's technology products.
  • See an overview of upcoming features, product roadmaps and new innovations.
  • Get a sneak peek at the short and long-term development of our entire suite of products.
  • There will be time for discussion and sharing of ideas.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in seeing Rediker’s newest innovations and learning tips and tricks with the latest software solutions.
  • Basic knowledge of Administrator’s Plus is helpful.
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

GPAs, Credits and Honor Rolls

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Calculating GPAs and credits & running honor rolls in Administrator’s Plus.
  • Updating GPAs and credits (when it’s the right time).
  • Using the logs to double-check updates.
  • Running multiple honor rolls.
  • Dealing with transfer students.

Who should attend:

  • Administrator’s Plus users whose job it is to calculate GPAs, determine which students qualify for the honor roll, and print the honor roll and certificates.
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

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

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Streamline and speed up data entry by taking external data and importing it into Administrator’s Plus.
  • Using the Excel Wizard to get data out of Administrator’s Plus and into Excel.
  • Multi-module querying.

Who should attend:

  • Any office personnel interested in learning time-saving data entry methods and querying across all Administrator’s Plus modules.
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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Super Data Base Tables

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Set up user-defined tables to extend the power of the Data Base module.
  • Store test scores, notes, college applications, etc.
  • Create and use Super Data Base table views for use within reports in the Administrator’s Plus report writers.
  • Create single student reports and lists.

Who should attend:

  • Any Administrator’s Plus user who wants to create unlimited customizable tables for test scores, teacher certifications, and more.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Discipline Plus: Track Student Behavior

Friday, October 20th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Main screens and features of the Discipline module.
  • Proper set up of codes and entry of incidents.
  • Producing useful reports and running school-wide statistics.
  • Bully and victim reporting.

Who should attend:

  • Any educators who document and track disciplinary incidents, maintain related records, notify parents of infractions, and produce reports, notices, forms or other documents.