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Fall Training Workshop

October 15th - 18th, 2019  |  Hampden, MA

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Fall Training Workshop

Four Days of Expert Training to Improve Productivity & Increase Efficiency at Your School

Join us this fall at our headquarters in beautiful Hampden, MA for four days of in-depth, hands-on training with fellow educators from around the world.

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 various activities like dinner outings and our famous Boston Trip.

Oct. 15 - 18, 2019

Rediker Software Headquarters
2 Wilbraham Road
Hampden, MA 01036

Reasons to attend:

Increase Efficiency

and Productivity at Your School

On-Track Learning

Classes for Beginner to Advanced Users

Meet with Rediker Staff,

Trainers, Tech Support and More

Interact with Fellow Educators

and Rediker Software Users

Recommended Learning Tracks

AdminPlus for Beginners:
1. Data Base Plus
2. Attendance Plus
3. Report Cards Plus
  K-8 Lower / Middle School
  9-12 Upper / High School

Report Writing:
1. Basic Report Modification
2. Report Writing
3. Report Cards & Transcripts

Admissions Plus Pro:
1. Setup & Configuration
2. Managing Admissions

Learn More 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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David Armistead
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.

The Rediker block rate at the Hilton Garden Inn has expired. However, if there are still rooms available, the hotel will provide you the special rate. Please contact Fitore Bajrami, corporate sales manager, by phone at 413-263-2026 or by email at FBajrami@sheratonspringfield.com for details.


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: $495
  • 2 Days: $950
  • 3 Days: $1,400
  • 3.5 Days: $1,650
  • Friday only: $295

Cancellation policy for the Summer Training Workshop during the week of October 15 - 18, 2019:

* Cancellation before October 7, 2019: If payment has been received, full credit will be applied to the school's account for use towards future training.

* Cancellation after October 7, 2019: 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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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
The Rediker Training Workshop was definitely a worthwhile experience. It was extremely helpful to learn about the different features that Rediker offers. Several of my colleagues are now thinking of new ways that we can use Rediker to organize our data. I think that what I en... continue
Drew Earnest, Technology Specialist
The Washington School for Girls, Washington, DC
The Rediker Training Workshop was definitely a worthwhile experience. It was extremely helpful to learn about the different features that Rediker offers. Several of my colleagues are now thinking of new ways that we can use Rediker to organize our data. I think that what I enjoyed the most was the fact that I was able to meet the staff members at Rediker. It really demonstrated how committed Rediker is to assisting the schools that use the software.
Drew Earnest, Technology Specialist
The Washington School for Girls, Washington, DC
I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for a great week. The training was extremely informative and the hospitality was extraordinary! The one week spent in Rediker world is going to make the other 51 weeks so much more productive."
Christine Grote, Business Manager
St. Philip Neri School, Metairie, LA
I just wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks for a great week. The training was extremely informative and the hospitality was extraordinary! The one week spent in Rediker world is going to make the other 51 weeks so much more productive."
Christine Grote, Business Manager
St. Philip Neri School, Metairie, LA

Start Registration: Choose Your Sessions

Check the gray box to the left of each session you would like to attend. Tuesday through Thursday sessions are 9am to 4pm. Friday sessions are 9am to 12pm. After you choose your sessions, please scroll to the bottom to continue registration.

Tuesday, October 15th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

AdminPlus for Beginners: Data Base Plus

Tuesday, October 15th, 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 AdminPlus.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

TeacherPlus Gradebook

Tuesday, October 15th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This session is for those users who have been using the gradebook in their school and want to interact and ask questions to utilize all aspects of the TeacherPlus manager and gradebook.

What you will learn:

  • How the settings in the manager affect what the teachers can and cannot do in the gradebook.
  • How to create logins for substitutes. How to limit what they can do.
  • Management Reports. How to easily query all gradebooks and produce a plethora of reports.
  • The integration of data with the portals and mobile apps.
  • All of the different ways to calculate averages.
  • New features that have been recently added.

Who should attend:

  • Gradebook users and managers who already have a basic understanding of the TeacherPlus Gradebook.
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Report Writing Day 1 - Basic Report Modification

Tuesday, October 15th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Day 1 of the 3-Day Report Writing Track

Prerequisites:

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop)
    OR
  • Used AdminPlus for at least 3 months

What you will learn:

  • Run reports from print program.
  • Include Student DB and Contact DB information in print program reports.
  • Use AdminPlus as a tool to pre-code a DB report which is then editable by you.
  • Learn the basic features within the report writing screen.
  • Learn codes used to create/modify a label.
    • Modify an existing label for different content and different label size.
  • Learn basic codes used to create/modify a letter.
    • Create a letter template for your school.
    • Create an email template for your school.
    • Copy your templates to the Attendance and Discipline Modules.
    • Modify the template to create multiple letters.

Sessions will include time to "play" with the codes learned during the session.

Participants should have ideas of letters or labels they would like to create/modify for their school, and have access to them.

Work time and one-on-one help from the trainer will be included in this session.

Prerequisites

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop)
    OR
  • Used AdminPlus for at least 3 months
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 1

Tuesday, October 15th, 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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David Armistead
Trainer

Accounting and Student Billing with FINACS (AP Accounting)

Tuesday, October 15th, 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
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Tuesday, October 15th, 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 Monday - 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 16th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

AdminPlus for Beginners: Attendance Plus

Wednesday, October 16th, 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 AdminPlus users who want a quick overview of the attendance features.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

PlusPortals: School-to-Home Web Portals

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

Level: Advanced

This session is for those users who have been using the portal in their school and want to interact and ask questions to utilize all aspects of the PlusPortal manager and portal.

What you will learn:

ParentPlus:

  • One login to view all of their children's data.
  • Real-time access to grades, progress reports, attendance, discipline, class schedules, school alerts and announcements.
  • Customized real-time dashboards of their children.

StudentPlus:

  • Personalized combined calendars that include their assignments and tests across all of their classes, field trips, sports practices, games, and other school events.
  • Class pages to access class documents, notes, assignments, readings, quizzes and tests.
  • Email and message capability with teachers and staff, access to portfolio items.
  • Online course request approval, school directory, school surveys.
  • Web Lockers to submit assignments.
  • Real-time access to homework, quiz and test scores, customized dashboards, class schedules.
  • Personalized combined calendars, class pages, web lockers, portfolio items, school directory, and school surveys.

TeacherPlus:

  • Manage classes as well as share classroom data.
  • Assign and collect homework.
  • View assignment grades, attendance trends and disciplinary incidents.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Send messages or emails, post classroom announcements, and create calendar events for students and/or parents.

Who should attend?

  • School administrators and teachers who want to learn how to instantly share data and engage with parents and students in a secure environment.
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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Report Writing Day 2 - Report Writing

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

Level: Intermediate

Day 2 of the 3-Day Report Writing Track

Prerequisites:

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months

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  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level 1 session or Basic Report Modification session OR modified labels/letters on their own in AdminPlus

What you will learn:

  • Use intermediate level ~ codes.
  • Create and run contact, family and household reports.
  • Use the box codes instead of ~ codes.
  • Insert student or staff photos into a report.
  • Insert images or watermarks into a report.

Sessions will include time to "play" with the codes learned during the session.

Participants should have ideas of reports they would like to create/modify for their school, and have access to them.

Work time and one-on-one help from the trainer will be included in this session.

Prerequisites

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months

AND

  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level 1 session or Basic Report Modification session OR modified labels/letters on their own in AdminPlus
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 2

Wednesday, October 16th, 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 Tuesday’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 AdminPlus.
  • 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.

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Susan Reid
Trainer

Generating Reports in AdminPlus

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

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months


You will learn how to run reports in the following modules:

  • Data Base Module
    • Print Program
    • Data Base Report Writer
  • Attendance Module
    • Homeroom and Period Attendance forms
    • Daily Attendance Report Writer
  • Report Card Module
    • Entry Forms
    • Report Card Report Writer
  • Scheduling Module
    • Scheduling Module Report Writer
  • Discipline Module
    • Penalty Reports
    • Statistics
    • Discipline Report Writer

This session contains NO report writing.

We will generate reports that come with the program, but not look at modifying them.

This session is an overview of all of the default reports that can be run from AdminPlus.

Prerequisites

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Wednesday, 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 Monday - 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 17th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

AdminPlus for Beginners: Report Cards Plus for K-8 Lower/Middle Schools

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

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • This session will introduce the user to the Report Card module for educators at elementary and middle schools.
  • Middle and lower school grade management and reporting will be covered using the Report Cards module.

Topics Will Include:

  • Setting up the grade table.
  • Understanding how to set up and run various Honor Rolls.
  • How to use the powerful grade search function within the Report Card module.
  • Special emphasis will be placed on using “skills” with courses for report card purposes.

It will also cover various methods for scheduling students into classes, as well as entering your already-built section list. Designed for users who desire a more intensive, hands-on approach to understanding the basics.

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Susan Reid
Trainer

AdminPlus for Beginners: Report Cards Plus for 9-12 Upper/High Schools

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

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to the Report Cards module for educators at high schools.
  • The basics of setting up Administrator’s Plus to store and report grades.
  • Each of the module’s menu items and new features.
  • Manual entry of data into the master course and section lists, and into student schedules in preparation for grade reporting.
  • How to produce report cards, class ranks and eligibility lists.

Who should attend:

  • Designed for users who desire a more intensive, hands-on approach to understanding the basics of the Report Cards module.

Level:

  • This session is for the beginner to intermediate user.

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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Report Writing Day 3 - Report Cards and Transcripts

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

Level: Advanced

Day 3 of the 3-Day Report Writing Track

Prerequisites:

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months

AND

  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level 1 session or Basic Report Modification session OR modified labels/letters on their own in AdminPlus

AND

  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level II session OR used General text Box codes on their own in AdminPlus

What you will learn how to use:

  • The SDB table box to print standardized test scores on a transcript.
  • The GPA box, and then create your own custom GPA box using the General box.
  • The Honor Roll box.
  • The Departmental Credit box.
  • The Transcript box.
  • The Attendance box.
  • The Course Table box.
  • The Advanced box (skills-based report card box).

Sessions will include time to "play" with the codes learned during the session.

At the end of this session, participants will have created a "first draft" of their own Report Card or Transcript, so participants should have ideas of reports they would like to create/modify for their school, and have access to them.

Work time and one-on-one help from the trainer will be included in this session.

Prerequisites

  • Previously completed Data Base Module training (online or at a workshop).
    OR used AdminPlus for at least 3 months

AND

  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level 1 session or Basic Report Modification session OR modified labels/letters on their own in AdminPlus
  • AND
  • Previously completed a Report Writing Level II session OR used General text Box codes on their own in AdminPlus
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

AdminPlus for School Leaders

Thursday, October 17th, 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 AdminPlus is helpful.
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Discipline Plus: Track Student Behavior

Thursday, October 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 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.
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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

RediSite - Improve Your School Website

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

Level: Specialized

What you will learn:

Managing Your RediSite Website

  • 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 assistance with your RediSite.
  • Share and learn best practices for responsive website design.

Web Accessibility (ADA Compliance) for School Websites

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

Who should attend:

  • This session is for anyone responsible for the creation and maintenance of their RediSite website for their school, district or diocese.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
User Research (Free)

Thursday, 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 Monday - 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 18th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

Period Attendance: Tips & Tricks

Friday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: General

What you will learn:

  • Main screens and features of the Period Attendance module.
  • Setting up the codes, entering period attendance, and manually editing student period attendance.
  • Producing default reports and letters, including official attendance registers.

Who should attend:

  • Any beginner or intermediate AdminPlus users who track attendance period to period and either use the Period Attendance module or are considering it.

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Shelley Frisoni
Trainer

Super Data Base Tables

Friday, October 18th, 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 AdminPlus report writers.
  • Create single student reports and lists.

Who should attend:

  • Any AdminPlus user who wants to create unlimited customizable tables for test scores, teacher certifications, and more.
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

GPAs, Credits and Honor Rolls

Friday, October 18th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Calculating GPAs and credits & running honor rolls in AdminPlus.
  • 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:

  • AdminPlus 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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Susan Reid
Trainer

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

Friday, October 18th, 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 AdminPlus.
  • Using the Excel Wizard to get data out of AdminPlus and into Excel.
  • Multi-module querying.

Who should attend:

  • Any office personnel interested in learning time-saving data entry methods and querying across all AdminPlus modules.
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Brandon Sawdon
Trainer

AP Notify - Our School Messaging System

Friday, October 18th, 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 AdminPlus 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 AdminPlus selection criteria.
  • Sending text, voice and email messages all in one place without leaving AdminPlus.
  • 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 AdminPlus.