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Quincy Public Schools Parent Academy. Connecting Homes – Schools and Student Performance. Developed and Presented by: QPS Educational and Informational Technology Teams.

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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.
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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 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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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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