Hampton -- In response to requests from PowerSchool users across eastern Connecticut, EASTCONN and LEARN are teaming up to host a free, regional user group that will connect members with one another, and inform them about the latest PowerSchool software updates and data-reporting mandates.
The Eastern Connecticut PowerSchool User Group will hold its first meeting on Wed., July 20, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at EASTCONN’s Conference Center, 376 Hartford Turnpike (Route 6), in Hampton. Lunch will be provided by EASTCONN. The group’s quarterly meetings will alternate between EASTCONN’s Conference Center and LEARN’s 44 Hatchett Hill Road facility in Old Lyme. The next meeting will be held in the fall, date to be determined.
“PowerSchool users throughout eastern Connecticut have requested user-group meetings closer to home, so they don’t have to travel to Hartford to find the PowerSchool expertise and resources they need,” said Linda Brock, EASTCONN’s student information systems specialist. “Now, our region’s guidance counselors, technology and administrative staff will be able to connect with peers to share ideas and keep up-to-date on developments in student data systems and reporting.”
The new group will examine PowerSchool systems that include Student Information, PowerTeacher Gradebook/Pro, Learning, Assessment, Analytics, Messaging and Registration, and more, Brock said.
Brock will co-facilitate the PowerSchool group with LEARN Coordinator of Student Information Wendy Jean Sonstrom. EASTCONN and LEARN are public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Centers, established by the Connecticut legislature to offer cost-effective programs and services that serve the education needs of schools and communities in northeastern (EASTCONN, at www.eastconn.org) and southeastern (LEARN www.learn.k12.ct.us) Connecticut.
To register for the free Users Group, go to http://rs.registereastconn.org/courses/view/id/14164, or visit www.eastconn.org and click on Registration at the top of the page. Scroll down to Regional Groups and Councils.