Skyward Appoints Scott Glinski as CEO Beginning in 2019

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August 7, 2018) ­– Skyward announced the appointments of a new chief executive officer (CEO) and president effective January 1, 2019. The company’s board of directors have selected Scott Glinski, current president, as Skyward’s next CEO. Ray Ackerlund, current chief marketing officer, will succeed Glinski as Skyward’s next president. Cliff King, current Skyward CEO, will retire at the end of 2018 and transition into a part-time role on the Skyward Board of Directors.

Skyward’s Communication Portal Connects Parents to the Learning Process

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Skyward, a leading K-12 administrative software provider, helps districts create new levels of parent engagement while increasing transparency, collaboration, and accountability. Skyward is proud to offer solutions within our SIS that connect parents to their student’s school and provide the resources necessary for them to become more involved in their child’s education,” said Skyward CEO, Cliff King. “We Tools like Skyward allow for that.” STEVENS POINT, Wis.

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Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon

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Pete Beach, Florida for the 16th annual Skyward International Conference (iCon). Based on the theme “Passport to the Future,” the conference brought together attendees and Skyward leaders to discuss how districts can leverage education technology to put their future-ready district on the map. Attendees always tell us how excited they are to get back and apply what they've learned at their districts,” explained Scott Glinski, president of Skyward. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

This new coding resource casts a wide net to engage students

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A new children’s book from Skyward, The Code Twins , introduces coding concepts to young readers of all backgrounds as they take on a programming mission with the book’s main characters. Along the way, Brett and Yvette help code Cody Point Two, their robot friend, to learn and accomplish new tasks. Their story, told in verse, features colorful illustrations and fun experiences which demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, interdisciplinary learning, and more.

Try this resource to engage students in at-home coding

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Sometimes, all it takes is an engaging book–and with most students across the country learning from home in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, a downloadable resource they can do from their own home may be just the thing to spark their interest in coding.

How we turned around our scheduling methods

eSchool News

Skyward , our student information system (SIS), paired very well with arena scheduling—offering our students and staff the best possible registration experience. We have had 700 students hit Skyward the first minute registration opens, and we have yet to crash. From an organization standpoint, arena scheduling in Skyward has been a life saver. Arena scheduling paired with Skyward truly maximized efficiency and minimized conflicts for our district.

How we turned around our student tardy numbers

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Skyward , our student information system, and School Technology Associates, Inc. Skyward then received students’ attendance information and automated processes to assign students detentions and notify families of disciplinary actions through email. Knowing students would sometimes forget their ID badges at home, Skyward integrated student IDs on its mobile app, eliminating the need for many students to carry a physical copy.

10 priorities for K-12 IT leaders

eSchool News

School districts are moving to highly digital ecosystems, and K-12 IT leaders have more and more to manage to ensure that teaching and learning can go on uninterrupted by failing or clunky technology.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Skyward has launched Qmlativ Education Management System, the next evolution of the company’s SIS and ERP technology.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

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If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn how to use Google and earn your professional development classes by taking online classes with Edtechnology Specialists ! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.).

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn how to use Google and earn your professional development classes by taking online classes with Edtechnology Specialists ! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.).

Looking Up: How Nature Can Help Us

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My mind soared as my eyes looked skyward. Learn how nature can help us. Secrets to Living an Excellent Life I was whirling out of control. Up through the leaves, up towards the clouds, even into space towards the cottage cheese moon. The creek was bobbing with human flesh. The family lashed together on their rafts in front of me sang a spirited tune in Spanish. The Korean family upstream had two teenage boys sleeping in their daisy chain of plastic tubes.

5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out the do's and don'ts of project-based learning in K–12. When creating this vision, remember that success in this program depends on how well students own the classroom and lead their own learning. I was even able to advance my Spanish language skills by communicating with Spanish-speaking parents who needed help with Skyward, our student information system.”. 5 Steps to Creating a Technology Internship Program. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. During “ Learning with Google ,” a free online learning event for educators, Google shared a lot of updates to our favorite Google products.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

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The email, signed by Illuminate CEO Christine Willig, says customers must switch to a new system, recommending by name Aequitas, Aeries, Infinite Campus and Skyward because they “have solid integration protocols” between their systems and Illuminate’s data and assessment platform, called DnA. The publisher said then that the sale would “enable us to focus more directly on learning outcomes.” “As

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

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Hovering here and there and lurching around a bit but most certainly skyward. And perhaps more importantly, they will need to learn to control their thoughts amid an increasingly brain-transparent world. Scientists first learning to drive a car with their minds in a project called the Brain Driver recount taking months to figure out how to focus the mind so the car could pick up simple directions like right, left and straight. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

Incident IQ Announces New Apps Architecture for its K-12 Technology Support Platform

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Apps Architecture has allowed the creation of dozens of ready-to-use support apps for K-12 learning applications and data management tools. [ New Infographic: 12 Strategies to Manage the Modern Classroom ] The initial Apps Catalog release includes support for Infinite Campus, Skyward, Brainingcamp, Khan Academy, and dozens more popular learning applications and systems.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

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If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! Option 2 (Fastest option): Download your class student roster from your school’s Learning Management System (ex. Canvas, Skyward, Google Classroom, etc.). A few weeks ago I sent my first parent newsletter to 400+ parents.