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1 Elementary Scheduling w/Excel: Admin Choice for Specials Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services CEO

2 Agenda/Participants will be engaged in: Courses – Sections Teacher Numbers Rooms Days – EXPRESSIONS - Periods Dependent Sections EOY – Mass Enroll for more resources

3 CEO - DERO Technical Services Contractor/ - PowerDataSolutions Trainer- ANCGroup Evangelist/Process Assistant- Level Data Marketing- ParkBench Software Director of Technology and Media Services – Shrewsbury Public Schools (16 yrs) PowerSchool Administrator ( 6 yrs) Bob Cornacchioli

4 What do you have now? What format? DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND

5 Or this?

6 Never this I hope – I did!

7 Course Name Course Number Term Length Expression- When does it meet? HR(1-6) would place a √ for each day Teacher Room – Where does it meet? Grade Level – N/A Section Number- VIP!!! Plenty of ideas here!! Max Enrollment Dependent Sections- If enrolled in this class students would also get these courses Convert it to this!

8 New Feature – Co Teaching (Not Just for High School Anymore! ) Different Roles provides non Lead Teachers various levels of access

9 Dependent Sections Gray means w/HR Teacher PERIODSPERIODS 7(A) 3(C) 3(E) 8(B), 7(D) PS NEEDS: WHAT WHO WHERE WHEN

10 Scheduling Spreadsheet WHAT WHEN WHERE WHO

11 Term ID Term ID = Scheduling Year 2006= 1600, 2009=1900, 2010=2000 What if a course last less than a full year, what would the term ID be?

12 Term ID’s for Less than Full Year Courses! Full Year Course = 2300 T1 =2301, T2=2302, T3=2303 C1=2304, C2=2305, C3=2305, C4=2306, C5=2307, C6=2308

13 If you are importing – double √√√ Full Year Course = 2300 T1 =2301, T2=2302, T3=2303 C1=2304, C2=2305, C3=2305, C4=2306, C5=2307, C6=2308 Your numbers have to match

14 Don’t want to start from scratch! [5]lastfirst [5]title [5]teachernumber [5]status [5]last_name [5]first_name SchoolID [2]course_name Course_Number Dependent_Secs Expression ^(*class_expression data="abbr" format="expression") Grade_Level Section_Number Team TermID Attendance_Type_Code Att_Mode_Code Room Got DDE Experience? Then Export from the Sections (3) table Select from this school only Filter Term ID >= 2200 (for this year) RED - export but DNU BLUE - update for next year

15 Importing Schedule into PowerSchool 1.Special Functions 2.Importing and Exporting 3.Quick Import 4.Table- Sections (Master Schedule) 5.Find TXT file ( converted XLS file ) 6.Match column names to those in PS

16 Excel Import File Must Be Converted WHAT WHEN WHEREWHO DNU- DO NOT IMPORT Visual Clues Dependent Sections REQUIRES course.section,course.section,course.section You can manually enter them OR….

17 Excellent with Excel? Course.Section=CONCATENATE(C3,".",D3) =CONCATENATE(E4,",",E5,",",E6,",",E7,",",E8,",",E9,",",E10,",",E11,",",E12) Dependency=course.section,course.section etc

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19 Best Practices – READY.txt

20 Import into the Sections (Master Schedule) Never REMOVE √

21 Suggested Field Map Removes Column Headers that were used in Excel √ Name is not used in PS, but I use it as a visual clue. Do you know your teacher numbers? ANY File Headers in EXCEL on LEFT with DNU will not match PS Fields on Right

22 After Import – RED is BAD! 1.After importing PowerSchool displays a page with your results. 2.RED is an error and it “clearly” tells you ( HA!) what these mean. Go slow it’s doable 3.Typical Errors: – Bad teacher numbers – Expression is wrong – Term ID is wrong/not set

23 Mass Enroll: Power of Depend_Sec gets , , , , NAME - Sometimes I title that column DNU- Do Not Use

24 Does your state require reporting elementary subject matter teachers? Do you want standards to be associated to a content area? Sample Scheduling of Core Subjects

25 Dependent Section Options HR >> ELA, MA, SCI, SS and SPECIALS if the students travel to ART, MUSIC, PE, HEALTH etc as a HR Group If students go to SPECIALS as a new group other than HR but stay together as a group in these elective subjects then… PE>> ART, MUSIC, HEALTH, LIBRARY ( upper elementary & MS Schools)

26 Mass Enroll Function AFTER EOY AFTER EOY AFTER EOY 1.Course.Section this identifies your teachers/rooms and periods 2.Enrollment Date – NORMALLY first day of school. 3.This date is always the date of your action, you must change it!

27 Mass Drop PowerSchool Version 7.03 Select a sections class size Class List shows Check and UnCheck the ones you want to drop Very Simple Screen Very Complex on the Back End

28 BREADCRUMBS Teacher Schedules Teacher Name Enrollment Total < { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "http://images.slideplayer.com/3320045/11/slides/slide_27.jpg", "name": "BREADCRUMBS Teacher Schedules Teacher Name Enrollment Total <

29 Bob Cornacchioli DERO Technical Services Q & A but there is more….

30 Visual PST evScheduler DEMO 9:05 AM TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY RM 607

31 evScheduler ODBC import from PowerSchool (Pulls data from Live or Schedule side)

32 evScheduler Drag and drop scheduling – Boys and Girls

33 evScheduler Auto distribute students into section: Alpha, or Gender or any custom field Special Needs

34 evScheduler Export Class Lists – Sections and CC records for importing into PowerSchool


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