Training Courses

Follett Institute

Follett Institute is a professional development opportunity for teacher-librarians to focus on maximizing the use of Follett Destiny® Library Manager, Follett Destiny Discover®, and Follett Collections by Destiny®. Participants will learn how to take full advantage of the software and all its features and upgrades, then they’ll have time for exploration.

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Training Courses


Follett Destiny® Library Manager

Essentials
This training introduces you to Follett Destiny® Library Manager. Learn how to navigate the system; set up customized library loan policies and site configuration options; circulate your library resources; run reports to manage overdues and fines; build and maintain your catalog; and find resources with Follett Destiny Discover®.

Security Setup
This training introduces you to the Follett Destiny® hierarchy. Learn about the default district- and site-level users that are set up during installation. Discuss the typical tasks for these users, and decide who in your district might fit these roles. Then, explore the available permissions, and assign the appropriate access levels, usernames, and passwords.

 

Follett Destiny® Resource Manager

Essentials
This training introduces you to Follett Destiny® Resource Manager. Learn how to navigate the system; find and edit the information you need; search and browse for resources; work with resource description and item records to track individual resources; check out, check in and track circulating resource items; and use the preconfigured reporting features. 

Managing Your Resources and Defining Templates
This training provides the tools you need to begin incorporating Follett Destiny® Resource Manager into your daily routine. Learn about the terms and definitions used in Follett Destiny® Resource Manager, as well as how to create a category hierarchy (also known as a template) to properly track and account for your valuable resources. 

Security Setup 
This training introduces you to the Follett Destiny® hierarchy. Learn about the default district- and site-level users that are set up during installation. Discuss the typical tasks for these users, and decide who in your district might fit these roles. Then, explore the available permissions and assign the appropriate access levels, usernames. and passwords.

Security Setup, Managing Your Resources, and Defining Templates
The first portion of this training introduces you to the Follett Destiny® hierarchy, which controls which district users can access various Destiny features and data. Learn about the default district- and site-level users set up during installation and typical tasks for these users. Then, explore the available permissions, and assign the appropriate access levels, usernames, and passwords. 

The second portion of the training helps you incorporate Follett Destiny® into your daily routine. Learn about the terms and definitions used in Resource Manager, as well as how to create a category hierarchy (also known as a template) to properly track and account for your valuable resources.

Follett Destiny® Analytics – Basic Analytics 
Follett Destiny® Analytics makes it easy to analyze, visualize, and leverage your Follett Destiny® data. This training teaches you how to navigate the home page and Dashboard to view data in graphs and charts; run the preconfigured reports; use the control panel to create formulas, charts, and crosstab tables; and filter data. 

Follett Destiny® Analytics – Customizable Analysis 
This training goes beyond the basics of Analytics. Learn how to select, analyze, and manipulate your own data; customize a report, which can be scheduled to print and export automatically; build dashboards and reports; and organize folders to view collections of live visualizations. 

Complete Follett Destiny® Analytics 
This offering combines the Basic Analytics and Customizable Analysis trainings. It includes time for hands-on practice and consultation with the trainer. 

Follett eBooks 
Learn how to enhance student learning. Bring the versatility and interactivity of Follett eBooks and other digital content into the classroom through thought-provoking discussions and instructional demonstrations. Explore how to find and access eBooks, as well as how to use the integrated note-taking tools. 

 

Follett Aspen®

Fundamentals
This training gives users an introductory glimpse of Follett Aspen® Student Information System. It is important before attending any other training that users understand how Follett Aspen® SIS is configured and are comfortable with the layout of the application and familiar with navigating the system and the core tools available throughout the application.

Attendance Management              
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
Users will learn the skills necessary to perform day-to-day attendance management for students and staff (if needed), as well as how to streamline the attendance management and reporting processes for their school district.

Conduct Management
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
Conduct tracking is no longer just internal management of student disciplinary actions. School districts must now report large amounts of this conduct data to the state and eventually the federal government. In this session, users will learn how to manage all conduct data in Aspen SIS such as incidents, incident codes, actions, and action codes. Users will also learn how to report on all of this data.

Daily Scheduling
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
Making changes to students’ schedules can be an overwhelming task. This session will help you feel at ease with the process. Learn how to view schedules and add, drop, and update courses for students. This course is typically applicable to secondary schools.

Elementary Group Scheduling
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
The intent of Group Scheduling is to efficiently place students on section rosters, which may or may not indicate a particular meeting period. This can be accomplished for a single student, a selection of students, grade level(s), or all students. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step guidance through all steps necessary to create a schedule using the Group Scheduling tool. Optimal class size is 20 participants.

Enrollment Management
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
This session will cover one of the most important parts of any SIS: the management of student enrollment records. Users will learn how to manage every aspect of a student’s enrollment, including registration, withdrawals, and transfers.

Grades Management
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
In this training, Grade Managers learn how to manage the posting of teacher grades to the transcripts, from opening the grade posting window to verifying that all teachers have posted their grades. Users learn how to make changes to transcript grades and how to print grade reports, including Report Cards and Transcripts.

Master Schedule Management
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
This session presents the processes for making changes to the school’s Master Schedule. Topics covered include understanding the Follett Aspen® schedule structure, managing and adding courses to the Master Schedule, and modifying section data. For this session, it is expected that the schedule has been converted into Aspen from a legacy system.

Basic Gradebook (Attendance and Grade Reporting)
As a shortened form of the full teacher grade book training, this session gives teachers the knowledge they need to effectively begin using the system’s basic functionality. This course is very common at the Elementary school level.

Full Teacher Gradebook
In this workshop session, teachers learn all the aspects of using the Gradebook. The training begins with the topics of basic navigation and taking attendance. Then, working in the Gradebook, teachers will learn how to create seating charts, create categories and assignments, post term grades, and personalize the Gradebook. This course is very common at the Secondary school level.

Teacher Gradebook (with Standards-Based Grades)
In this session, teachers learn all the aspects of using the Gradebook. The training begins with the Basic Navigation and Taking Attendance topics. Then, working in the Gradebook, teachers will learn how to create seating charts, categories, and assignments; align standards to assignments; track student progress against standards; and post term grades. 

Advanced Gradebook
Prerequisite: Full Teacher Gradebook or Standards-Based Gradebook
Going beyond the required functionality to maintain a gradebook, this training dives deeper into the tools available in the Gradebook to provide more usage efficiencies for teachers.

Health Administration
In this session, district and school healthcare managers and system administrators learn how to configure and manage the Health view to streamline daily student health care procedures and improve efficiency for school nurses. Attendees will learn how to manage health codes, reference tables, district and school communications, and also create new filters and field sets. System administrators will learn how to create customized complaint-specific templates ­– embedded templates that prompt nurses to collect precise symptom data.

Health Management
Through the Health view, school districts are able to track an enormous amount of data relating to the health of their students. In this training, users will learn how to enter information about health visits, health conditions, immunizations, and medications. Users will also learn the Aspen processes and reports that will help streamline health information tracking within your district.

Aspen IMS Curriculum Director
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
This session provides the tools needed to create and manage curriculum maps and associated lesson plans in Follett Aspen® Instructional Management System.

Aspen IMS Teacher
Prerequisite: Full Teacher Gradebook or Standards-Based Gradebook
This session will introduce classroom teachers to the unique features in Aspen IMS.

Special Education 
This session addresses the logistics of forms management, and IEP production and tracking in the Special Education module. Workflows the tools at the center of the Special Education module, are reviewed and users learn how workflows can be used to map out the stages of the Special Education process and track students as they move through the program.

Special Education Management
In this session, users learn how to use the Special Education view to manage students enrolled in Special Education. Users are introduced to looking up students’ IEPs, updating Draft IEPs, adding goals and services to an IEP, understanding workflows, and creating Progress Reports.

Prepare to Build (Master Scheduling)
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
In this eight-part WebEx series, users who create the master schedule for their school will learn how to prepare their school to use Aspen’s master scheduler engine. This training covers all aspects of the preparation that goes into master schedule building ­– from entering student requests to assigning sections to teachers.

Master Schedule Build Workshops
Prerequisite: Follett Aspen® Fundamentals
In this workshop, schools work with Follett on building their master schedule. Our scheduling experts will help make sure that the master schedule you build is the best it can be. This training is run as a workshop in which users work on their live school data with the aid of the Follett trainers.

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