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April 13th Clerical In-Service Training at West
We are very pleased to share the following information regarding the Clerical Staff In-Service Training on April 13, 2020. The training will be held at West High School, located at 820 S. Osage Street, Wichita, KS 67213.
Plan to arrive early as registration for the morning starts at 8:30AM, and registration for the afternoon starts at 12:30PM.
Please plan to attend the general session and breakout session(s) of your choice. If you wish to attend the morning and afternoon session, you can with the approval of your building administrator. You will only need to attend one general session.
Several of our sessions will be 'Hands-On' using a computer, so bring a fully charged laptop if you have one. We will have limited laptops available for check out the day of the event.
To sign up in My Learning Plan, search the District Catalog for IST - Clerical In-Service Training. Sign up soon to reserve your seat. Seating is limited for some sessions.
April 16th STS Training at JFISC
We are very pleased to announce that we will be offering our 4th quarterly STS training on April 16th . The event will be held at JFISC room 200 South from 5:00 -7:00. Additional Parking across the street at the Waterwalk Parking Garage.
Date: Thursday, 4/16/20
Location: JFISC Room 200 South
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 All Groups
This will be a hands on training and everyone needs to bring a laptop.
We will be offering food since this will be an evening meeting.
Otus Tips and Tricks - Grading Multiple Students
This is a true time saver!!
- Assign your assessment to your students
- Click on the assessment to grade it
- On the left, directly above the student names, there is a little check box. Click that to select all
- Now grade each target. When you enter a score, it will enter it for everyone.
- To change some grades for select students, uncheck the names and change those you need to change.
****Upgrade information on Applitrack, AESOP, and MLP ***
This platform includes Absence Management (formerly known as AESOP), Professional Growth (formerly known as MyLearningPlan), and Recruiting & Hiring (formerly known as Applitrack).
This upgrade combines the applications into one to enable users to move between applications seamlessly. Although the homepage of each application has been modified, the functions of each system are mostly unchanged.
If you are needing to access one of these applications over Spring Break, you can do so by clicking on the link below.
For questions specific to each application please contact:
Absence Management: Boni Burkhart
Professional Growth: Susan Adams
Recruiting & Hiring: Jenna Ginest
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