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Spring Training Workshop


March 21 - 24, 2017 | Hampden, MA

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2017 Spring Training Workshop

Improve Productivity and Increase Efficiency with Four Days of Expert Training

Please join us for four days of comprehensive training this spring with fellow educators from around the world. Our Spring 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.

March 21 - 24, 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.

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
We are new to Administrator's Plus but having gone to the Rediker Training, I feel very confident that this software will help streamline all of our different programs. The trainers are all so knowledgeable and helpful. They make you feel very comfortable and you leave the t... continue
Carmel Andrews, Program Secretary
READS Academy, Middleboro, MA
We are new to Administrator's Plus but having gone to the Rediker Training, I feel very confident that this software will help streamline all of our different programs. The trainers are all so knowledgeable and helpful. They make you feel very comfortable and you leave the training knowing that you can always contact them for help. It was a very enjoyable and educational experience.
Carmel Andrews, Program Secretary
READS Academy, Middleboro, MA
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

Accommodations

Block Rates 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.

Transportation:

  • Hotel provides free shuttle service to and from the airport. Please coordinate with the hotel.
  • Hotel will also provide free shuttle service each morning, Tuesday – Friday, to the Rediker Software headquarters. Please coordinate with the hotel.
  • All return trips must be arranged directly with the Holiday Inn.
  • Close to Enfield Square and restaurants but not within walking distance. The shuttle will take you depending on availability.

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 Spring Training Workshop during the week of March 21 - 24, 2017

* Cancellation before March 13, 2017: If payment has been received, full credit will be applied to the school's account for use towards future training.

* Cancellation after March 13, 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, March 21st
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

TeacherPlus Gradebook for Beginners

Tuesday, March 21st, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

New to our TeacherPlus Gradebook?

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.
  • Narrative.s
  • 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, March 21st, 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

Scheduling Prep

Tuesday, March 21st, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

What you will learn:

  • Understanding scheduling terminology and the required “first steps” for creating a schedule.
  • Creating and configuring the new year.
  • Defining the rotation.
  • Updating the master course list.
  • Understanding and entering student course requests.
  • Recognizing and dealing with potential conflicts.

Who should attend:

  • This workshop session is for users new to schedule building in Administrator’s Plus. This session will introduce the new user to building the school's master schedule, and prepare them for schedule building sessions offered later in the week.

This session will prepare the participant for Thursday's Master Schedule Building Workshop.

The slower pace will allow for hands-on activities and sufficient time to answer individual questions.

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

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Rich Rediker
CEO

TeacherPlus Gradebook for Intermediates

Tuesday, March 21st, 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:

  • Every aspect of the TeacherPlus Gradebook and Management Site from setup to the integration with the portals and mobile apps. Topics covered will include:
  • 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.
  • Standards-based and skills-based grading.
  • 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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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Data Base Plus

Tuesday, March 21st, 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, March 22nd
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Daily Attendance with Attendance Plus

Wednesday, March 22nd, 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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Andrew Anderlonis
President

PlusPortals for Intermediates

Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

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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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Dig Deeper into Report Writing: Level II

Wednesday, March 22nd, 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 for Beginners

Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

New to our Plus Portals?

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 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 students and all of the data, 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 1

Wednesday, March 22nd, 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 Thursday.

Thursday, March 23rd
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Teresa Helton
Director of Training

Report Cards Plus

Thursday, March 23rd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Beginner

THIS ALL-DAY SESSION IS FOR THE BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE USER.

What you will learn:

  • Setting up the grade table & understanding how to set up and run various honor rolls.
  • Using the grade search function within the Report Cards module.
  • Using "skills" with courses for report card purposes.
  • Various methods for scheduling students into classes.
  • Entering your already-built section list.

Who should attend?

  • This session is for educators at elementary and middle schools who want an introduction to the Report Cards module. It is designed for users who desire a more intensive, hands-on approach to understanding the basics.
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Andrew Anderlonis
President

RediSite Responsive Websites

Thursday, March 23rd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Specialized

This session is great for both schools that already have a RediSite and those considering an upgrade to their old website.

What you will learn:

  • Learn how to edit website content using the 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 the website for a school, district or diocese. The session is ideal for schools that already have a RediSite and those considering an upgrade from their old website.
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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Become a Report Writing Master: Level III

Thursday, March 23rd, 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
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Stuti Pal
Scheduling Trainer

Master Schedule Building for High Schools

Thursday, March 23rd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Learn to build the best possible master schedule for your school using the Super Deluxe Schedule Builder.
  • The scheduling process from beginning to end.
  • The importance of pre-planning.
  • Understanding conflict matrices and how they can improve your schedule.
  • Scheduling logic: the order of placing sections.
  • How to use the builder to schedule rooms and teachers based on availability and students’ course requests.
  • How to resolve and minimize conflicts.
  • How to use the built-in master schedule board to improve your schedule.
  • Understanding the many settings “under the hood” of the schedule builder and how they can be used to tweak and improve your schedule.
  • Explore alternative types of schedules.

Who should attend:

  • Anybody having anything to do with building a master schedule for a high school. (While the focus will be primarily on high schools, much of the scheduling process also applies to middle schools.)
  • Administrators new to scheduling are welcome, even if they do not have a lot of experience in Administrator’s Plus.

Prerequisite:

  • Attendees should have some knowledge of their own school’s scheduling needs and/or some general knowledge about high school scheduling.

Level:

  • Intermediate (This session will not cover basic tasks in AP used to setup the scheduling process, such as entering courses and requests.) NOTE: If you are an elementary school, or your class schedule rarely changes from year to year, please refer to the other classes on scheduling offered during the week.

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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

Admissions Plus Pro Day 2

Thursday, March 23rd, 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 Wednesday.

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Kevin Mack
Senior Trainer

AP Online Forms

Thursday, March 23rd, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

  • Basic set up steps to create online forms including Re-enrollment Forms, Student and Staff Verification Forms, Permission Slips, Surveys, Course Request Forms, Billing Online Forms, and more.
  • Preparing your data for the use of Online Forms.
  • Receiving information into Data Base fields, Contact DB fields, Super DB tables or Portfolio items.

Who should attend:

  • Any user who needs to create online forms to be filled in by others. These forms can contain data from your Administrator's Plus Data Base fields, Contacts or Super Data Base tables.
Friday, March 24th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Andrew Anderlonis
President

Rediker Innovations Roundtable

Friday, March 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This special session offers a unique chance to communicate with and learn from members of Rediker Software's development team. In addition to learning the latest features and technology, there will be time to share ideas and collaborate.

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. There will be time for discussion and sharing of ideas.
  • Get a sneak peek at the short and long-term development of our entire suite of products.
  • Discover the latest features in AdminPlus 6, TeacherPlus Gradebook, PlusPortals, and much more.

Who should attend:

  • Anyone interested in seeing Rediker’s newest innovations and collaborating with experts in school technology and leadership.
  • Basic knowledge of Administrator’s Plus is helpful.
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Stuti Pal
Scheduling Trainer

Master Schedule Building Lab

Friday, March 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

This session is for participants of the Thursday Master Schedule Building class. Come and spend time in the lab with tech assistance to ask specific questions regarding the course content or your own school’s scheduling needs.

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Rich Rediker
CEO

Standards-Based Grading

Friday, March 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

Rediker Software now offers standards-based grading in our TeacherPlus Gradebook. If you are new to standards-based grading or are interested in discovering more, this half-day session is for you. Topics will include:

  • Setting up standards.
  • Import existing standards.
  • Calculation methods.
  • Levels: Strand - Standards - Indicators and more.
  • Common Core.
  • Entering Grades.
  • Generation of reports.
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Maggie Duffy
Trainer

Schedule Building for Middle Schools

Friday, March 24th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Level: Intermediate

What you will learn:

Various methods to add scheduling items to student records, including:

  • Using the demographic fields to assign students to groups.
  • Scheduling all students in a group (or homeroom) to the same classes.
  • Scheduling students roster by roster.
  • Walk-in schedules.

Who should attend:

  • Middle school staff who have very different requirements when it comes to scheduling. This session does not include building a class schedule; rather it is for schools where a course and section list are already in place. Please see the schedule building session if your class schedule changes each year.

Level:

  • Intermediate
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Cloid Helton
Senior Trainer

GPAs, Credits and Honor Rolls

Friday, March 24th, 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

Discipline Plus: Track Student Behavior

Friday, March 24th, 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.