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Quincy public schools parent academy

Quincy Public Schools Parent Academy

Connecting Homes – Schools and Student Performance

Developed and Presented by:

QPS Educational and Informational Technology Teams

Empowering and Enabling Parents Access to Information through the Aspen Student Portal


Welcome and introductions

WelcomeandIntroductions

  • Keith Segalla, QPS Executive Director Career & Technical Education andInstructional Technology

  • Members of the Quincy School Committee

  • Dr. Richard DeCristofaro, Superintendent of Schools

  • Superintendent’s Leadership Team

  • Middle School Principals Team

  • Educational Technology Team

  • Information Technology Team

  • QPS Aspen Champion Trainers


Agenda

Agenda

  • First Order of Business

  • Hot Coffee, Water, Pastries ~ Donated by the QHS Culinary Arts Program

  • Presentation Folder ~ Powerpoint Presentations and Additional Materials

  • Aspen Student Information System (SIS)

    • Overview

    • Planning / Implementation / Reflection and Assessment

    • Introduction to Aspen Student Portal

  • How QPS Staff are Integrating Aspen Technology

  • A Principal’s Perspective

  • Additional Supports andResources

  • Break-Out Session: Student Portal ~ Interactive Workshop


  • Qps educational and informational technology teams 2013 2014 goals

    • District Improvement Plan

    • Team Organization ~ 72 QPS Teams

    • Establish SMART Goals

    • Define Action Steps/Timelines

    • Plan/Implement/ReflectandAssessment

    • ~ Continuous Improvement ~

    QPS Educational and Informational Technology Teams 2013-2014 GOALS

    To provide effective and efficient communication and information to key stakeholders, including teachers, parents, and students…

    Support and promote educational technology resources that will work to enhance the teaching and learning experiencesfor both the staff and students…

    Provide focused outreach(training/professional development) to our staff, students, and parents on using these technological resources to support and strengthen the home school relationship as it relates to student learning, virtual learning, library resources, and communication...


    What is aspen

    What is Aspen?

    • Aspenis a secure, web-based school information management system. Aspen manages all facets of student data, including attendance, assessments, grades, report cards, schedules, and so much more….  (parents please note that full implementation of the academic portion of the student portal is not mandatory for teachers at this time)

    • You may access Aspenfrom any computer that connects to the internet (home, work, or school).

    • Aspen is also available via mobile devices (cell phones and tablets).

    • Web address: aspen.quincypublicschools.com. Login and Password required.


    Quincy public schools parent academy

    Other Local Aspen Districts:

    Lincoln

    Littleton

    Lowell

    Ludlow

    Malden

    Manchester Essex

    Mansfield

    Marblehead

    McCann Tech

    Melrose

    Middleborough

    Milford

    Millbury

    Minuteman

    Monomoy

    MontyTech

    NashobaTech

    Nauset

    NE Metro Tech

    Newburyport

    North AttleboroughNorwell

    Plymouth

    Quincy

    Rockland

    Saugus

    Scituate

    Seton

    Somerville

    South Shore Ed Collab

    Swampscott

    Swansea

    Tewksbury

    Triton

    Walpole

    West Bridgewater

    Westwood

    Weymouth

    Wilmington

    Abington

    Amesbury

    Andover

    Athol-Royalston

    Attleboro

    Barnstable

    Bedford

    Belmont

    Billerica

    Blackstone

    Blue Hills Tech

    Boston

    Braintree

    Brookline

    Burlington

    Chelmsford

    Chelsea

    Concord

    Dartmouth

    Dighton

    Dover Sherborn

    Duxbury

    Easton

    Everett

    Fairhaven

    Fall River

    Fitchburg

    Framingham

    Franklin

    Lawrence

    GNB Tech

    Hamilton Wen

    Hanover

    Haverhill

    Hingham

    Holbrook

    Hull

    Innovation

    Leominster

    Lexington

    South Shore Communities


    Our users include

    Our USERS Include:

    District Level Administrators

    School Staff (1,047)

    Principals / Assistant Principals

    Teachers, Deans, Student Support Staff Nurses, Secretaries, Attendance Aides, etc…

    Students and Parents (2,126 QPS middle school students registered)

    1,418 (67% ) Usershave successfullylogged-in

    708 (33%) Users have notlogged-in


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    An Overview of

    Quincy’s Student Information System and

    Implementation of Aspen Components and Modules

    Implementation

    Sept 2013

    Elementary/Middle/High Schools

    Implementation

    Middle/High Schools

    December 2013

    Implementation

    Sept 2013

    Middle/High Schools

    Quincy Public Schools Information

    Implementation

    In Process

    Implementation Sept 2014

    • Published Reports

    Implementation

    Sept 2013

    Middle/High Schools

    Implementation

    August 2013

    Implementation

    Sept 2014

    Implementation

    Sept 2014


    Aspen implementation timeline

    Aspen Implementation/Timeline


    Aspen student portal is a component of aspen that students and parents can access

    Enables administrators, parents, and students to make informed decisions about student behavior, support, and performance.

    Aspen Student Portal is a component of Aspen that studentsandparents can access:

    Student Attendance

    Student Grades

    Interim Reports

    Student Schedules

    Teacher Webpages

    Teacher Assignments

    Assessments

    Email Teacher

    Virtual Student Locker

    So much more…


    Aspen student portal

    Aspen Student Portal

    Provides PARENTSa wide range of student data available for parental view:

    • Access to academic information for each student (instant access to monitor student progress)

    • Address any potential issues or concerns before they become serious

    ProvidesSTUDENTSreal-time access to your child’s own academic and activity information:

    • Store student files, recommendation letters and homework assignments in the “virtual locker”

    • Compare personal scores to the rest of the class

    • Manage extracurricular sports and club activities

    • Access to the Destiny Library Manager System

    • Enter course requests online (Grades 8-12)


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    Student/Parent View

    SAMPLE


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    How QPS Staff are Integrating Aspen TechnologyLaura Shea, 7th Grade Special Education TeacherCentral Middle School

    • Attendance ~Ability to take homeroom/daily attendance and individual class attendance

    • Gradebook ~Provides assignments, up-to-date grades, log of latest activity, homework/quiz/test averages, uploaded documents (assignments or project directions, rubrics, homework, etc…parents please note that full implementation of the academic portion of the student portal is not mandatory for teachers at this time)

    • Homework ~ Daily assignments posted with detailed instructions listed under specific class periods

    • Email ~ Email parents, students, classes of students concerning specific grades or reminders or upcoming tests/quizzes/projects


    A principal s perspective daniel gilbert principal broad meadows middle school

    A Principal’s PerspectiveDaniel Gilbert, PrincipalBroad Meadows Middle School

    • Collaborative Effort between Home andSchool

    • 21st Century Learning ~ Technology Integration

      • My Resources / Calendars / Student Locker

  • Class/Homework Assignments

  • Improve Student Performance

    • Real time access to grades and assignments


  • Additional supports and resources

    Additional SupportsandResources

    • Help within the Portal*

    • User Guides*

    • Quick Reference Cards*

    • Short “How to Videos*

    • QPS Website~Parent Links

    • Aspen Publications (monthly)

    • PTO Meetings

    * These tools were created by Follett Software and explains all functions of the Portal.


    Special acknowledgements

    Special Acknowledgements!!!

    • Ms. Jennifer Fay-Beers, Principal ~ Central Middle

    • Central Middle School Custodial Team

    • QHS Culinary Arts Program

    • QPS Educational and Informational Technology Team Members

    • Chuck Phelan and the City of Quincy IT Team

    • Aspen Champion Presenters


    Thank you

    Thank you!

    • Questions?

    • Please email us at: [email protected]

    • Breakout Session: Interactive Workshop

    • Exit Ticket/Survey


    Breakout session student portal interactive workshop

    Breakout SessionStudent Portal ~ Interactive Workshop

    TeamA: Room 101

    TeamB:Room 122

    TeamC:Room 222

    TeamD:Room 301A


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