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Fall Training Workshop

October 16th - 19th, 2018  |  Hampden, MA

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2018 Fall Training Workshop

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

Elevate your Rediker Software skills to new heights! 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. In the evenings we offer dinner outings, activities and our famous Boston Trip.

User Research Sessions: Workshop attendees are invited to participate in User Research during the workshop, in exchange for a free web training session.  A limited number of seats are available and not all users will be selected.  This one-hour session will have you paired up with one of our User Experience professionals for an interview and some simple research exercises.

 

October 16 - 19, 2018

Rediker Software Headquarters
2 Wilbraham Road
Hampden, MA 01036

Reasons to attend:

Increase Efficiency
and Productivity at Your School

Practice Your New Skills
During Open Labs with our Team

Meet with Rediker Staff,
Trainers, Tech Support and More

Interact with Fellow Educators
and Rediker Software Users

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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Susan Reid
Trainer

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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Hotel & Airport

Hotel Options:

There are several area hotels to choose from. Each hotel is 20 - 30 minutes from Rediker Software so please plan your travel accordingly:

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, MA
  • Tower Square Hotel, Springfield, MA
  • Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place, Springfield, MA
  • Holiday Inn Springfield South, Enfield, CT

Airport:

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

We do NOT recommend Boston Logan International Airport, 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

Daily Tuition Rates

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

Cancellation policy for the Fall Training Workshop during the week of October 16 - 19, 2018

* Cancellation before October 8, 2018: If payment has been received, full credit will be applied to the school's account for use towards future training.

* Cancellation after October 8, 2018: Payment is required in full. There will NOT be credit granted. This will be strictly enforced due to limited class size and availability.

Rocket Graphic "Reach New Heights at Rediker Software's Fall Workshop!"
What an amazing experience! After the Training Workshop I came back to El Paso refreshed and with a sense of power, so to speak, in knowing that Radford School is being supported by such a wonderful company.
Miriam Salvador, Administrative Assistant
Radford School, El Paso, TX
What an amazing experience! After the Training Workshop I came back to El Paso refreshed and with a sense of power, so to speak, in knowing that Radford School is being supported by such a wonderful company.
Miriam Salvador, Administrative Assistant
Radford School, El Paso, TX
I'm very excited with all that I learned and the hospitality that the staff provided was outstanding. You made us all feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. I have to admit, I'm kind of missing being pampered with all the food and good people!"
Jeanette Payan, Administrative Assistant
East Orange Community Charter School, East Orange, NJ
I'm very excited with all that I learned and the hospitality that the staff provided was outstanding. You made us all feel welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived. I have to admit, I'm kind of missing being pampered with all the food and good people!"
Jeanette Payan, Administrative Assistant
East Orange Community Charter School, East Orange, NJ

Start Registration: Choose Your Sessions

Check the gray box to the left of each session you would like to attend. Sessions are 9am to 4pm. Friday sessions are 9am - 12 noon.

Once you choose your sessions, scroll to the bottom to continue registration.

 

Tuesday, October 16th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

TeacherPlus Gradebook

Tuesday, October 16th, 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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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Beginners Boot Camp: Data Base Plus

Tuesday, October 16th, 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.
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Get Started with Report Writing: Level I

Tuesday, October 16th, 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 Report Writing Levels 2 & 3.
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David Tivoli
Product Development

Accounting and Student Billing with FINACS (AP Accounting)

Tuesday, October 16th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Specialized

What you will learn:

  • This session’s focus will be on student billing, accounts payable, and general ledger activities.
  • Student billing: Invoice creation, applying scholarships, creating bills, applying payments, deposits, bank reconciliation; review of associated reports.
  • Accounts payable: vendor and item set up, creating purchase orders, vouchers, paying vendors, and the impact on general ledger; review of associated reports.
  • General ledger: exploring the general ledger, exporting to Excel, and year-end closing.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone in the Business Office who is responsible for student billing or any accounting functions including purchasing, accounts payable, cash receipt handling, financial reporting, payroll and benefit administration.

Level:

  • Specialized
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 1

Tuesday, October 16th, 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.

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Tuesday, October 16th, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Specialized

Please sign up to be selected for these free sessions to participate in user research at Rediker Software in exchange for a free web training session.

  • There will be 45 minute User Research sessions Tuesday - Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm.
  • A limited number of seats are available and not all users will be selected.
  • This 45 minute session will have you paired up with one of our User Experience professionals for an interview and some simple research exercises.
  • This research will be extremely valuable to us as we seek to develop new and improved products for you.
  • There is no cost to participate, and if you are chosen you will receive a free web training session.
Wednesday, October 17th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Beginners Boot Camp: Attendance Plus

Wednesday, October 17th, 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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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

RediSite Responsive Websites

Wednesday, October 17th, 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.
  • Discuss tips for ADA compliance and why it is imperative.
  • Learn about making the most of built-in Page Attributes.
  • See how to use the Layout tool to add columns to any page.
  • Add advanced features like Social Media Feeds and Video Players.
  • Learn how to integrate your RediSite with other Rediker products.
  • Get hands-on, personalized assitance with your RediSite.
  • 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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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Dig Deeper into Report Writing: Level II

Wednesday, October 17th, 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 17th, 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 17th, 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:

  • Admissions Plus Pro Day One is a prerequisite. This session is continued from Tuesday.

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Wednesday, October 17th, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Specialized

Please sign up to be selected for these free sessions to participate in user research at Rediker Software in exchange for a free web training session.

  • There will be 45 minute User Research sessions Tuesday - Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm.
  • A limited number of seats are available and not all users will be selected.
  • This 45 minute session will have you paired up with one of our User Experience professionals for an interview and some simple research exercises.
  • This research will be extremely valuable to us as we seek to develop new and improved products for you.
  • There is no cost to participate, and if you are chosen you will receive a free web training session.
Thursday, October 18th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Beginners Boot Camp: Report Cards Plus

Thursday, October 18th, 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 18th, 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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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Admissions: Online Applications, Inquiries and Forms

Thursday, October 18th, 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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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

Web Accessibility (ADA Compliance) for School Websites

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

Level: Beginner

Web Accessibility (ADA Compliance) for School Websites

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, once said, "The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." The popularity of computers, the dependence on digital content, and the evolution of assistive technologies, has driven this accessibility concept to an imperative level. This ½ day workshop course will focus on best practices to keep your website in-line with accessibility guidelines. The target audience for this workshop would be anyone charged with creating, managing, or publishing content on their school's website and anyone interested in gaining an understanding of web accessibility. We will discuss the "why, what, and how" of web accessibility through topics such as:

  • Why: The importance of web accessibility
  • What: Components of web accessibility
  • How: Checking, authoring, preparing, managing and maintaining of web content
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Become a Report Writing Master: Level III

Thursday, October 18th, 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 Report Writing Levels 1 & 2.
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Susan Reid
Trainer

SIF and the SIF Agent for AdminPlus

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

Level: Specialized

What you will learn:

  • SIF Objects and Elements and how they are mapped to your Administrator’s Plus data.
  • See how SIF Events are sent in “near real time” into a SIF Zone whenever users change data related to the SIF implementation.
  • See how the SIF agent sends SIF Response message to satisfy SIF Request messages coming from the Zone.
  • Customize the SIF implementation for state requirements using Extended Elements, Code Lists and settings.
  • School specific or school year specific settings and which are universal; how to copy settings and mappings across schools.
  • Review logs and messages to manage the SIF Implementation.
  • Tips, tricks and Best Practices for your Administrator’s Plus configuration and data entry conventions for users to ensure success.

Who should attend:

  • Administrative personnel who work in MA public schools and are responsible for exchanging K-12 information using messages conforming to a published XML schema.

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Thursday, October 18th, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Level: Specialized

Please sign up to be selected for these free sessions to participate in user research at Rediker Software in exchange for a free web training session.

  • There will be 45 minute User Research sessions Tuesday - Thursday from 4:15pm to 5pm.
  • A limited number of seats are available and not all users will be selected.
  • This 45 minute session will have you paired up with one of our User Experience professionals for an interview and some simple research exercises.
  • This research will be extremely valuable to us as we seek to develop new and improved products for you.
  • There is no cost to participate, and if you are chosen you will receive a free web training session.
Friday, October 19th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

GPAs, Credits and Honor Rolls

Friday, October 19th, 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 19th, 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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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

AP Notify - Our School Messaging System

Friday, October 19th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Simultaneously reach the school community on several channels at once: SMS Text, Text-to-Voice, Voice-to-Voice and email.
  • Selecting recipients from Administrator's Plus contacts such as primary contacts only, household contacts, and non-household contacts.
  • Adding recipients, such as All Grades, All Students, Single Grade, Individual Students, by Database Field Criteria, All Staff, Individual Staff, by Courses, by Sections, or other contact field-matching criteria using familiar Administrator's Plus selection criteria.
  • Sending text, voice and email messages all in one place without leaving Administrator's Plus.
  • Detailed log audits success or failure for each recipient.

Who should attend:

Anyone who wants an introduction to our messaging system that helps keep your entire school community informed quickly and easily from within Administrator's Plus.

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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Super Data Base Tables

Friday, October 19th, 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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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

Discipline Plus: Track Student Behavior

Friday, October 19th, 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.