Session Number T3-07

2017 Session
Change our SIS? Yes we did! A case study
John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District, and Eric Nentrup, Alma SIS

Level: Advanced
Grades: District administration, tech

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Examine the opportunities and challenges presented by changing such an integral service as the student information system. This session will be a case study of the Inter-Lakes School District's shift to Alma and will include their corporate partner. Many NH districts like ours find it difficult to work towards competency based education in the existing systems which were founded upon points and averages. Even the limited standards based options available would not allow us to operate in the world we wanted to create for our learners. As we explored the options that existed which would enable us to expand the breadth and depth of the services we desired from our ideal SIS, we found a solution that strengthens the teacher/student/parent relationship while putting the focus back on learning.