PSU 2021 Course Catalog & Roadmaps

How to Determine Your Experience Level

Novice users: Are you new or have limited experience working with PowerSchool products? Generally, novice-level courses are for users that rely on clear step-by-step instructions to accomplish a task.

Intermediate users: Do you work within PowerSchool SIS or other PowerSchool products on a regular basis? Generally, an intermediate user has a good understanding of the organization and layout of a PowerSchool product and does not need to rely on instructions to accomplish a task.

Advanced users: Have you spent several years accumulating relevant experience and proficiency in a PowerSchool product? An advanced user knows a PowerSchool product intuitively and is ready to customize PowerSchool for their district's needs. The advanced user courses are designed to help users expand their PowerSchool product knowledge beyond the interface.

PSU 2021 Course Catalog

Performance Matters: Dialogues with Data Part 1

In this course, Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics participants will use a variety of reports to view and analyze student and test-level data. Explore student, school, and district-level information on MyDashboard. Then, use Student Details to view important data about individual students. Finally, access Student Item Analysis to analyze student performance on local assessments. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: School Administrators, Office Staff, Guidance Staff, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

Performance Matters: Dialogues with Data Part 2

In this course, Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics participants will build on the skills learned in part 1 of the series as they practice building customized reports to compare multiple measures of student performance as well as to compare district-wide performance on assessments. Discover the power of filters to disaggregate student data to view results by school, teacher, and class. Featured reports include Baseball Card and Scoreboard. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: Guidance Staff, Office Staff, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Enrollment Express: New and Returning Student Registration

PowerSchool Enrollment Express integrates with PowerSchool SIS to ensure secure, reliable, and accurate enrollment information for new and returning students. During this training, review Enrollment Express preparation, workflow, and features. Learn how to use the Pre-Registration portal for new student registrations and how to approve records. Also, learn how to share forms, access forms, and generate reports on form data. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Enrollment: Foundations

PowerSchool Enrollment is a robust enrollment management system for all enrollment needs, including new and returning student registration, inquiries, and applications, as well as lottery and year-round update services. While Enrollment customers work with a dedicated project team to develop and customize an online toolset to fit each school's unique business processes, in this course explore the Enrollment structure and features and learn how to navigate the new and returning student workflows. Also learn how to review and approve student records and how to deliver records to the Student Information System.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, Office Staff, Tech Coordinators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Enrollment: Setup and Configuration

Explore and understand how to use the latest features for District Administrative Users such as Form Builder, Predefined Lists, Rules, Tags, Permissions, Views, Student Record Views, Custom Reports, and Approval Criteria. Additionally, learners will gain hands on experience with customizing enrollment forms and configuring work spaces. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS Customizations 101: Introduction to Customizations

If you are new to PowerSchool SIS and have not worked with HTML, this is the class for you. Discover how to modify and code HTML in PowerSchool SIS pages. Learn how to use Custom Page Management (CPM) to construct new PowerSchool SIS pages based on page templates and to add and remove fields from existing pages. This course is recommended for users in their first year of customization. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS Customizations 110: Using Database Extensions to Create Pages

If you are familiar with HTML and have modified PowerSchool SIS custom pages before, broaden your customization knowledge with this class. Discover how to create basic database extensions to add fields, incorporate field validation, and create new pages. Learn how to create links to new student pages, and how customizations can be packaged into a plugin (the new way to install customizations). This course is recommended for users in their first year of customization. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 101 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS Customizations 111: Custom Pages in the Teacher and Parent Portals

If you have created PowerSchool SIS custom pages before, broaden your customizations knowledge with this class. Learn how parent and teacher portal pages work, and how and where you can submit data. Create links to pages in these portals, and add information to headers. This course is recommended for users with some customizations experience. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 110 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS Customizations 120: Creating Alerts

Go in depth to learn how alerts work in PowerSchool SIS, and how to create your own alerts based on different needs. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 111 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS: Ecollect Forms - Form Building

With PowerSchool SIS Ecollect Forms, users can create, edit, and share online forms for data collection needs throughout the course of the year such as family surveys, parent-teacher conferences, field trip forms, and more. In this training, learn how to use PowerSchool SIS Ecollect Forms to create, update, and publish forms, including complex forms with workflow and approval processes. Learn how to map to PowerSchool SIS fields, build forms with multi-language capabilities, copy forms, and manage form ownership. Also learn how to get statistical reports and export responses to create a spreadsheet of the data. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Office Staff, Technical Support Staff, Tech Coordinators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: Grading - Setting Up Grading Preferences

Learn how to set up grading preferences for PowerTeacher Pro as a district administrator and a school administrator. Explore how to create district-level calculation formulas and assignment categories for teachers. Also learn how to set up grading preferences for both standards-based and traditional grading. *Eligible for PowerTeacher Pro Certification and Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: New Features - A Year in Review

Have you previously been certified in PowerSchool SIS Initial Product Training, but wonder what's new? This course covers features and enhancements in the most recent versions of PowerSchool SIS and PowerTeacher Pro. Unlike the one hour PowerSchool Pathways: What's New in PowerSchool SIS course, this three-hour interactive course covers what's changed in the last calendar year. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: PowerScheduler - Load Process 1-Day

This course is designed for school staff who have extensive scheduling knowledge and have either used PowerScheduler previously, or have loaded a schedule using a scheduling engine in the past. Explore the setup that needs to be completed prior to running a load with PowerScheduler. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT) and scheduling experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Day Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS: PowerScheduler - Prepare to Build 2-Day

The PowerScheduler Prepare to Build 2-day session is designed for schools that have not previously built a master schedule in PowerScheduler, are new to scheduling concepts, or need extra assistance in working through the preparation process. The Prepare to Build 2-day session will go over all items that need to be completed in order to have a productive build experience. You need to have some key items in your PowerSchool SIS server in order to work hands on. These include: courses, students, and teachers. This course is designed for people who will need more assistance with setting up the parameters for their school. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT) and scheduling experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 2 Days Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS: PowerScheduler - Visual Scheduler

Discover PowerScheduler's dynamic scheduling grid: Visual Scheduler. In the first half of this course, explore the different functions in Visual Scheduler. Learn how to filter and sort your scheduling data and practice making schedule changes. Then, for the second half, set up PowerScheduler so you can use the scheduling tool. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: Technical Support Staff, Tech Coordinators, School Administrators, PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, Office Staff, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT) and scheduling experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook - Analyzing, Communicating, and Reporting

In this course, learn how teachers use PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook to analyze individual student performance and class progress on both traditional and standards grades. Also learn how to run the reports included in the gradebook. *Eligible for PowerTeacher Pro Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook - Setup, Assignments, and Grading

Discover PowerSchool's HTML-based gradebook and its robust functionality for managing the classroom, including advanced features for both standards-based and traditional grading. Learn how teachers take attendance in PowerSchool SIS Teacher Portal, use the mobile-friendly gradebook to set up default preferences, work with students, create assignment categories, and add assignments. *Eligible for PowerTeacher Pro Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, PowerSchool Admins, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator - System Settings Part 1

In part 1 of this two-part class, system administrators will learn how to work with settings that impact how PowerSchool SIS functions. Add and edit code sets, enrollment codes, and gender pronouns. Discover how to work with federal ethnicity and race codes. Learn how to use page and data management tools such as implementing localization, adding field validation rules, and using special operations. Finish part 1 by learning how to set up district and school boundaries. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator - System Settings Part 2

In part 2 of this two-part class, system administrators will learn how to configure the Document Attachments and Family Management features. Also covered is how to set up Health Management and Fees functionality. Next, discuss how to use system features to eliminate duplicate enrollment records. Finish by learning how to add customer messages to the sign-in screen, add school maps, and set student selection options. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

Schoology: Master Instructors

Please Note: This course is 6 hours. Schoology for Master Instructors is a comprehensive offering and serves as a prerequisite for many other Schoology courses. This is a train-the-trainer style course and is offered so that instructional support personnel, curriculum developers, and organizational leaders can build expertise with many of the facets of Schoology - Courses, Groups, Resources, and communication tools. Participants in this hands-on course will experience a year-long Schoology journey through the lens of an instructor learning the platform for the first time.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Mentor Teachers, PowerSchool Admins, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: