Much information, including the latest about Home Base, is available in a growing number of webinars housed here. Check back often as newest webinars are listed first. Keep in mind that some information in older webinars archived here may have changed.
|Mar 25, 2015||Schoolnet Instructional Content Team Panelists - High Quality Free Instructional Resources
Learn about the instructional materials for Mathematics, ESL, Arts, Healthful Living and World Languages from the NCDPI and Home Base instructional content team responsible for vetting these materials — LaVerne Weldon, Kerry Christian, Chuck Hensey, Kenya Wallace and Shannon Zarb.
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|Mar 05, 2015||Schoolnet - Designing Instructional Sequences
Watch Dan Urbanski of the NCDPI demonstrate how, in Schoolnet, teachers can create instructional materials, lesson plans and link these to instructional units. During the panel discussion, participants in the Governor's Teacher Network-Pathway 2 share their experiences designing Instructional Sequences by creating lesson plans using the state template, linking resources and by adding aligned assessment items to provide high quality materials from teachers in the field for use by educators statewide.
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|Mar 04, 2015||Schoolnet Instructional Content Team Panel - High Quality Free Instructional Resources
Learn about the instructional materials for English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and STEM, from the NCDPI and Home Base instructional content team responsible for vetting these materials — LaVerne Weldon, Kerry Christian, Chuck Hensey, Kenya Wallace and Shannon Zarb.
|pdf, 3.6mb||pdf, 387kb|
|Feb 26, 2015||Schoolnet - User Management Roles & Permissions
The NCDPI Policy and Planning Analyst Kayla Siler provides an overview of the user roles and permissions in Schoolnet. In addition to a discussion regarding all the roles and permissions that can be assigned to Schoolnet users, time is spent discussing two new features involving how to configure the basic roles for School Library Media Coordinators, ITFs and Coaches. Time is devoted throughout the presentation to discuss best practice examples about how to ensure all user roles are assigned properly. Lastly, this session includes a discussion about how coordinators and data managers can monitor user roles and permissions, and how to resolve issues.
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|Feb 19, 2015||Schoolnet - Designate All Districts
Presented by the NCDPI's Content Specialist Shannon Hickman and Educator Effectiveness' own Dan Urbanski, the purpose of this webinar is to understand the different materials banks and their hierarchy within Schoolnet. Included is a discussion of how instructional resources can be shared in schools, districts and across the state, and includes information on new sharing options which allow districts/charter schools to share resources with all districts/charters across North Carolina.
|pdf, 2.6mb||pdf, 199kb|
|Jan 29, 2015||OpenClass - Admin Tools
Presented by the NCDPI's Digital Teaching & Learning's Amber Bass along with Cheri Arthur of the Home Base Support Center. These experts discuss the admin tools available in OpenClass, the online collaboration app of Home Base. Participants learn how to create and copy master courses, share courses with teachers and make them available to educators statewide. A discussion regarding user management is also held. The final segment is a presentation on the PIF adapter tool that admins/data managers use to sync courses and rosters in Powerschool with OpenClass.
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|Jan 22, 2015||Schoolnet - Custom Reports and Publishing
Presented by members of the Educator Effectiveness team at the NCDPI, watch Professional Development Leads Mary Russell and Gregory McKnight introduce the custom reporting capabilities of Schoolnet. Topics discussed involve how to define student sets, how to set report parameters and data constraints, and saving and publishing reports. The webinar concludes with an interview by Mr. Drew Maerz, Director of Testing and Accountability at Asheboro City Schools. Mr. Maerz discusses his experiences using the custom report capabilities of Schoolnet and shares best practices.
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|Jan 15, 2015||Schoolnet - Building and Scheduling District Benchmarks
Presented by Mandy Taylor and Dan Urbanski of the NCDPI, the subject for this Schoolnet webinar is How to create and schedule district benchmarks using Schoolnet. Topics included in this discussion are Benchmark Creation, Naming Conventions, Searching for Secure Benchmark Items, Working Collaboratively on Benchmarks and Scheduling assessments. Best Practices are discussed by an LEA panel who share tips, tricks and experiences using the system for benchmarks.
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|Jan 08, 2015||Schoolnet - The Student Exerience
Presented by the NCDPI's Julian Nichols and Dan Urbanski, this webinar presents the Schoolnet experience from the student perspective. Participants will understand how students can take assessments online and review the results of previous tests. Included is a demonstration how students can review assignments or resources their teachers assigned to them.Two new tools are discussed. A presentation of the new Student Workspaces tool allows participants to see how students can create portfolios and upload evidence/artifacts of their student learning. Last is a demonstration of how students can utilize the EBSCO online research app for their research projects, essays and assignments.
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|Dec 04, 2014||Schoolnet - Instructional Materials Revision Process
Presented by the NCDPI's Dan Urbanski and Shannon Hickman, this webinar focuses on how educators can use Schoolnet to recommend how their instructional materials can be shared with each other and with other educators across the state. Also discussed are best practices for vetting and approving materials by the NCDPI content specialist Shannon Hickman.
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|Dec 11, 2015||Schoolnet - Creating Classroom Assessments
Presented by the NCDPI's Heather Stewart and Dan Urbanski, this webinar covers the basics regarding how to create classroom assessments in Schoolnet. Topics covered are: Manual Test Creation, Express Test Creation, Utilizing Common Naming Conventions and How to Schedule and Administer Assessments. Best practices are discussed by the "All-Star Panel". This week's panelists-Kelly Oakley, Literacy Coach, and Ryan Redd, Grade 8 math teacher. Both presenters hail from Roland-Grise Middle School in New Hanover County.
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|Dec 18, 2014||Schoolnet - KPIs and Preformatted Reports 12/18/14
Schoolnet - School and District Data Component - KPIs and Pre-Formatted Reports 12-18-2014 - Presented by the NCDPI's Deborah Goodman Stewart and Dan Urbanski, this webinar demonstrates how school and district leadership can access data and run preformatted reports in Schoolnet. Topics covered are: Accessing KPIs, Accessing/ Running, Saving and Publishing Pre-Formatted Reports. Best practices are discussed by the "All-Star Panel". This week's panelists, Dawn Ramseur, Executive Director of Digital Teaching and Learning in Hoke County, and Ben Davis, Lead Instructional Technology Specialist in Stanly County.
|ppt, 4.2mb||pdf, 172kb|
|Aug 21, 2014||Schoolnet - Roles and Permissions
Presented by the NCDPI's Deborah Goodman Stewart and Dan Urbanski, this webinar demonstrated how school and district leadership can access data and run preformatted reports in Schoolnet. Topics covered were: Accessing KPI’s, Accessing/ Running, Saving and Publishing Pre-Formatted Reports.
|pdf, 6.5mb||pdf, 432kb|
|Nov 20, 2014||Schoolnet - School and District Data
Best practices were discussed by the "All-Star Panel". This week's panelists, Dawn Ramseur, Executive Director of Digital Teaching and Learning in Hoke County and Ben Davis, Lead Instructional Technology Specialist in Stanly County.
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|Nov 13, 2014||Schoolnet - Assessment Admin
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|Nov 06, 2014||Schoolnet - Classrooms Component: Instructional Materials
Presented by the NCDPI Content Specialist Shannon Hickman, this webinar will focus on creating and searching for instructional resources. We'll discuss where the instructional materials come from and what the different tabs include. We'll show how to create materials and lesson plans and how to schedule to the lesson planner. This webinar is intended as a refresher or for beginning users of Schoolnet.
|ppt, 9.9mb||pdf, 410kb|
|May 22, 2014||OpenClass Overview Webinar
Introduction to the OpenClass Learning Management System (LMS) component of Home Base. OpenClass is an online collaborative tool used by teachers and students in the classroom. Learn how to present course content, explore subjects using social learning, collaborate on projects, and participate in active discussions.
|ppt, 7.3mb||pdf, 94kb|
|May 15, 2014||Managing Roles and Permissions for Schoolnet
This webinar is a review of specific use-cases on roles and permissions from districts and charter schools that have already implemented Schoolnet. Presenters are Kayla Siler and Cynthia Crowdus.
|ppt, 3.6mb||pdf, 129kb|
|May 08, 2014||Overview of Roles and Permissions in Schoolnet
This overview session reviews the specific roles and permissions needed to enable users to access information and functionality specific for and appropriate to their roles in Schoolnet. There is discussion about the difference between roles, what capabilities are inherent with each role and what the optional permissions allow users to do. Session presenters are Kayla Siler and Cynthia Crowdus.
|ppt, 6.1mb||pdf, 137kb|
|May 01, 2014||So You're Interested in Opting Into Home Base
Dr. Tracy Weeks, NCDPI chief academic and digital learning officer, and Dr. Sarah McManus, Learning Systems director, review the opt-in components of Home Base: Schoolnet, OpenClass and the 'local' Professional Development tool.
|ppt, 7.0mb||pdf, 119kb|
|Apr 10, 2014||Standards-Based Grading and Report Card
The webinar is an update on the development of Standards-Based Report Cards for the Home Base system. This webinar also discusses the rationale for Standards-Based Report Cards and how the PowerSchool environment can be set up to accommodate them.
|ppt, 7.3mb||pdf, 173kb|
|Mar 20, 2014||IIS Webinar for School Administrators -- Data and Custom Reporting in Schoolnet
Dan Urbanski and Chuck Hensey, education consultants with NCDPI's Learning Systems Division, along with Alessandro Montanari, NCDPI DPT program administrator, introduce the reporting fundamentals of Schoolnet including how to define student sets, create custom reports and how to publish reports.
|ppt, 6.5mb||pdf, 126kb|
|Mar 13, 2014||IIS Webinar for Teachers -- Data and Custom Reporting in Schoolnet
Dan Urbanski and Chuck Hensey, education consultants with NCDPI's Learning Systems Division, introduce teachers to the reporting fundamentals of Schoolnet, how to run pre-formatted reports and how to analyze student performance by test, standard, section and skill. Participants received instruction on how to use Schoolnet data and reports to support data-driven instruction.
|ppt, 6.1mb||pdf, 108kb|
|Mar 06, 2014||IIS Webinar for District Administrators -- Data and Custom Reporting in Schoolnet
Dan Urbanski, education consultant with NCDPI's Learning Systems Division, introduces reporting fundamentals of Schoolnet including how to define student sets, create custom reports and how to publish reports.
|ppt, 6.6mb||pdf, 136kb|
|Feb 27, 2014||PD System Overview
|Feb 20, 2014||IIS Webinar for School Administrators -- Test Item Review Process
NCDPI Policy and Planning Analyst Kayla Siler explains the test item review process school administrators can follow to review, approve and share assessment items created by teachers and staff within their school. Also covered: the test item submission process school administrators can follow to submit items to be shared within their district and ultimately the state item bank.
|ppt, 5.0mb||pdf, 138kb|
|Feb 13, 2014||IIS Webinar for Teachers -- Building Your Item Bank
NCDPI Policy and Planning Analyst Kayla Siler reviews how teachers can create test items for use when building assessments in Schoolnet. Also covered: the test item submission process teachers can follow to submit items to be shared within their school, district and ultimately the state item bank.
|ppt, 4.1mb||pdf, 141kb|
|Feb 06, 2014||Home Base IIS Webinar for District Administrators -- Using Curriculum Manager in Schoolnet
Ashley Secor, LaVerne Weldon and Dan Urbanski of the NCDPI Learning Systems Division demonstrate how district curriculum managers can create curricula and curricular units in Schoolnet and link them with instructional resources. Also, learn ways district administrators can bulk import curriculum materials such as pacing guides, crosswalks, standards documents and unpacking documents.
|ppt, 4.3mb||pdf, 132kb|
|Jan 30, 2014||Home Base IIS -- Using the ScanIt Tool in Schoolnet
Demonstrates how to download the Scanit software and how teachers/school administrators can use ScanIt to print tests and answer sheets, upload scan sheets into Schoolnet, and how to find data after scanning is complete.
|ppt, 6.8mb||pdf, 145kb|
|Jan 23, 2014||Home Base IIS -- Instructional Materials Review Process & Managing Curriculum Materials for District Administrators
Learn ways administrators can use Schoolnet to search for existing instructional resources and create additional resources such as lesson plans. Understand the review/vetting process NCDPI follows to approve quality instructional resources for use in Schoolnet. See the Curriculum Manager tool inside Schoolnet where district administrators can create and upload curriculum, curricular units and related district materials such as pacing guides, unpacking documents and the like.
|Jan 16, 2014||Home Base IIS -- Instructional Material Review Process for School Administrators
The steps teachers follow to search for existing instructional resources and lesson plans, plus creating new materials and scheduling to the Lesson Planner in Schoolnet is covered. Plus, how administrators review teacher lesson plans using the Schoolnet Lesson Planner, as well as the review/vetting process teachers and school administrators follow to share instructional resources with other educators in their school and district.
|Jan 15, 2014||Home Base IIS -- Introduction to OpenClass
Introduces the OpenClass Learning Management System (LMS) component of Home Base. OpenClass is an online collaborative tool used by teachers and students in the classroom. Learn how to present course content, explore subjects using social learning, collaborate on projects, and participate in active discussions.
|Jan 09, 2014||Home Base IIS Webinar for Teachers -- Building Instructional Materials
Demonstrates how teachers can search for or create instructional materials in Schoolnet, create lessons plans, and schedule materials, lesson plans and other instructional units to the Lesson Planner in Schoolnet. Also included is info on the review/vetting process teachers can follow to share resources with other teachers in their school and district.
|Dec 12, 2013||PowerTeacher Gradebook Set-up and Operation
Co-presenters Lynn Bullock, implementation training manager from Pearson, and Rosalyn Galloway, SIS program manager, cover Gradebook basics including set-up and use.
|Nov 21, 2013||Home Base Webinar -- IIS: Creating Student Groups for Differentiated Instruction
Targeted to School Administrators, this webinar demonstrates creating student groups in Schoolnet and covers facilitating differentiated/targeted instruction, special events organization such as a Robotics Club and projects. Presented by Dan Urbanski and Ouida Meyers of the NCDPI Digital Teaching and Learning division
|ppt, 6.7mb||pdf, 81kb|
|Nov 20, 2013||Home Base/IIS Webinar -- Using ScanIt To Upload Scan Sheets Into Schoolnet
Learn how to download the Scanit software and use ScanIt to upload scan sheets into Schoolnet. Presented by Kayla Siler, NCDPI assessment analyst
|ppt, 6.5mb||pdf, 214kb|
|Oct 17, 2013||Home Base IIS Webinar for School Administrators -- Building Instructional Capacity
Dr. Alex Kaulfuss from the English Language Arts Section, NCDPI Curriculum and Instruction, shares tips and ways that school administrators can help their teachers build instructional capacity.
|Oct 15, 2013||OpenClass Overview Webinar-
Explains Home Base's online collaborative component and covers course content, exploring subjects using social learning, project collaboration and active discussions.
|Oct 04, 2013||IIS Webinar for Teachers -- Building Instructional Capacity-
Presented by Dr. Alex Kaulfuss and Anna Frost from the English Language Arts Section of NCDPI's Curriculum & Instruction Division.
|Sep 19, 2013||IIS Webinar for School Administrators on Classroom Assessments
This webinar, designed for School Administrators covers Creating, Assigning and Scheduling Shared Classroom Assessments.
|Sep 13, 2013||Home Base Update for Superintendents and Finance Officers
Latest info on the project from NCDPI's CFO/CIO Philip Price
|Sep 12, 2013||IIS Webinar for Teachers -- Using Schoolnet to Support Formative Assessment in the Classroom
From the Key Performance Indicator Dashboard to the assessment creation tools, this presentation discusses the formative assessment process and demonstrates how you can use tools in Schoolnet to enhance the formative assessment process in your classroom.
|Sep 05, 2013||IIS Webinar for District Administrators -- Creating District Benchmarks
Designed specifically for district administrators/staff, covers how to locate District Benchmark items from the Item Central test bank, and how to create District Benchmark assessments.
|Aug 22, 2013||Home Base IIS Webinar for District Administrators
|Aug 06, 2013||UID Process -- Gaining Access To Powerschool Webinar
Discusses the UID process where Teachers, Staff, School Admins and District Admins obtain access to Powerschool, Schoolnet and the True North Logic components of Home Base. (43:59)
|Jun 06, 2013||Educator Evaluation in Home Base Webinar
Overview of Home Base, updates on the timeline and progress on the system, demonstrations of the Educator Evaluation system and process, discussion about district implementation, training overview and a preview of the Professional Development system to be released in Spring 2014.
|May 29, 2013||Training Webinar
|Apr 18, 2013||READY III: Home Base Power School Demonstrations and What' s Coming This Fall
|Apr 17, 2013||PowerSchool Administrator Overview
PowerSchool demonstration especially for administrators.
|Apr 16, 2013||OpenClass Webinar
|Mar 22, 2013||Transitioning to Home Base
|Feb 27, 2013||February 2013 Teacher Webinar
|Feb 19, 2013||Home Base Technical Webinar
|Feb 07, 2013||Home Base Teacher Webinar