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2013

DATE TOPICS
Dec 19, 2013
(pdf, 292kb)
Efforts Underway to Improve Home Base Functionality
•  Is Your Home Base Implementation Team Well Rounded?
•  Resolutions on Issues in Assessment Admin within Schoolnet
•  Save Fewer Numbers of Scores in Gradebook to Avoid Known Timeout Issue
•  More Information on Roles and Permissions
•  News from the Partnership LEAs
•  Additional Updates Added During Maintenance Weekend
•  Webinar on PowerTeacher Gradebook Now Online
•  Next 'Update' Will Be Jan. 9
•  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
•  Mark Your Calendars: Home Base Symposium on Tap in February
•  Best Tips for Logging Tickets with Our Home Base Support Center Now Online
Dec 12, 2013
(pdf, 317kb)
A Look at What's Coming in Schoolnet Throughout 2013-14
•  Home Base Improvements Included in Upgraded Version of Schoolnet
•  All Clear: Yep, You Can Access IIS Training Site
•  Home Base Maintenance Weekend Dec. 13-16
•  Mark Your Calendars: Home Base Symposium on Tap in February
•  Best Tips for Logging Tickets with Our Home Base Support Center Now Online
•  Wave 2 OpenClass Training Is a Success
•  BTW: Pearson Tech Notes Reach National/International Audience, Not Just NC
•  Having an Issue? Maybe It's Common to Others, Too
•  One More 'Update' Coming Your Way This Year
•  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Decision Date Moved for Home Base Options
Dec 05, 2013
(pdf, 282kb)
Decision Date Moved for Home Base Options
•  New Webinar Just Announced on Gradebook Setup
•  ScanIt Update: New Version and New Scan Sheets
•  Next Home Base Maintenance Weekend Starts Dec. 13
•  Many Hats Webinar Shines Light on Small Districts' Implementation Strategies
•  'ScanIt' and 'Creating Student Groups Webinars' Recently Posted Online
•  Setup Needed for Properly Running Honor Roll Calculations
•  Spotlight on Partner LEAs
Nov 22, 2013
(pdf, 261kb)
Get Breaking Home Base News by Following Us on Twitter @NCHomeBase
•  Please Do Not Access IIS Training Site Until Dec. 9
•  Fixes in 15.2 Release Available Soon in Schoolnet
•  15.2 Release Updates ScanIt, Too
•  Most Remaining PMR Issues Slated for Correction in December Release
•  Home Base Resource Consortium Meets Nov. 26
•  Home Base: OpenClass Overview Webinar Is Dec. 12
•  No Update Next Week; Have a Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 14, 2013
(pdf, 252kb)
Next Home Base Maintenance Weekend Gets Underway Starting Nov. 15
•  More Webinars on Tap Before Thanksgiving
•  Worth Repeating: Tips for Logging a Remedy Ticket
Nov 8, 2013
(pdf, 308kb)
Attention ScanIt Users: Scan Your Answer Sheets Before Maintenance Weekend
•  Educator Evaluation System Login Issues
•  A Guide on Quickly Creating Assessments with Passages
•  Next Home Base Maintenance Weekend Is Nov. 15
•  Strategic Planning Underway for Partnership LEAs
•  Online Home Base Professional Development System Pilot Is Full
•  Webinars Here, There and Everywhere
•  Exploring the 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning on the Web (Interactive Tools) -- Communication
•  Worth Repeating: Tips for Logging a Remedy Ticket
•  Glad You Asked: Select FAQs
Nov 1, 2013
(pdf, 342kb)
Progress Report on Home Base Functionality
•  What Additional Fixes are Coming Next, and When?
•  Progress on Educator Evaluation Functionality
•  Home Base Improvements Coming in Schoolnet Version 15.2
•  Next Home Base Maintenance Weekend -- Nov. 15-18
•  PowerSchool Functionality Re Guardian Emails
•  Hoke County's Parent Portal Outreach Idea: Kiosks at Every School
•  'Many Hats & Home Base' Webinar Aimed at Small Districts
•  ScanIt Webinar Being Offered Because of High Interest
•  Early November Webinars on Evaluation and KPI, Pre-Formatted Reports
•  New Quick Guide Posted on Accessing Mobile Apps
•  Clickers and Their Compatibility with Schoolnet -- Here's the PDF
•  Glad You Asked: Select FAQs
•  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: OpenClass Webinar Now Available Online; More Coming Up
Oct 24, 2013
(pdf, 272kb)
Home Base Maintenance Weekend Coming Up
•  PMRs: You've Got Questions -- We've Got Answers
•  ScanIt Instructions Now Online
•  Clickers and Their Compatibility with Schoolnet
•  Quick Guide to Online Testing in Home Base
•  Java re Gradebook and SAS Curriculum Pathways: Yes, Both Will Work
•  Home Base's Collaboration and Course Management Tool Is OpenClass: Sign-Up Now!
•  OpenClass Webinar Now Available Online; More Coming Up
•  LEAs are Opting to Use the Optional Instructional Components of Home Base
•  Partner LEAs: Spotlight on Hertford County
•  Home Base Resource Consortium Meets Oct. 29
•  Glad You Asked: Where Do I Access Past Webinars?
Oct 17, 2013
(pdf, 218kb)
Home Base Maintenance Weekend Rescheduled for October 25
•  Update on Transcripts Work In Home Base
•  OpenClass: Getting into the Collaboration and Course Management Tool in Home Base
•  SAS Curriculum Pathways Resources Now Available in Home Base
•  Getting Started with IIS (Schoolnet) Dashboard
•  Team Working with Partnership LEAs Go Through Training of Their Own
•  Partnership Site Reps and Early Schoolnet Users Attend Certification Training
•  Training Materials Reorganized Online
•  Online Evaluation Tool: Principal/Assistant Principal Evaluation Process Webinar
•  4 Cs of 21st Century Learning on the Web (Interactive Tools) -- Critical Thinking
•  Glad You Asked: Select FAQs on Reading 3D and mCLASS
Oct 10, 2013
(pdf, 194kb)
Tips for Logging Remedy Tickets with Home Base Support Center
•  Nightly Down Time Should Alleviate PowerSchool Performance Issues
•  Big Change in Roles of Implementation Project Managers
•  Principal/Assistant Principal Evaluation Process Webinars on Tap
•  Home Base Partner LEAs: Spotlight on Onslow County
•  Google Summit in Education to Highlight OpenClass October 19-20
•  Introduction to OpenClass Webinar Is October 15
•  IIS Webinar Slated October 17 on Data Driven Instruction and Student Profile
•  Glad You Asked: Select FAQs on NC Educator Evaluation System
Oct 3, 2013
(pdf, 181kb)
Rollout of Principal Evaluation in the Home Base Educator Evaluation System
•  OpenClass -- Home Base's Learning Management System is Coming Soon!
•  Home Base Instructional Training Site (Schoolnet)
•  Share Our Sign-Up Form for Home Base Weekly Update
•  PowerSchool Maintenance Weekend
•  Project Managers Extended; Their Assistance Will Reduce Backlog in Support Center
•  LEAs/Schools Can Begin Processing Principal Monthly Reports (PMRs)
•  Locking Fields in PowerSchool to Correct EDDIE Overrides
•  Glad You Asked
•  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Posted Known Issues Don't Require Additional Notification to Support Center
Sep 27, 2013
(pdf, 188kb)
Posted Known Issues Don't Require Additional Notification to Support Center
•  Home Base Basics
•  Home Base Partner LEAs: Spotlight on Hertford County
•  Standards-Based Report Cards Still in Development
•  Historical Data for Transcripts May Require Manual Entry in Some Cases
•  Delayed Remedy Upgrade Now Set for Oct. 5
•  Upcoming IIS Webinar
•  IIS Webinar on Shared Classroom Assessments Added Online
•  Principal Evaluation Tool and Support Webinars Scheduled
•  Testimonial from a Kenan Fellow
•  Glad You Asked
•  IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ready to Set Up Student or Parent Access in Home Base? Here's How
•  NC Schools and You UNC-TV Program Airs Again Sept. 27
Sep 20, 2013
(pdf, 233kb)
NCDPI Website Now Features Daily Home Base Status Alerts
•  Update on Data Accuracy Issues in Home Base
•  Educator Evaluation System
•  Customization Updates
•  Upcoming Webinar
•  Additional IIS Webinars Posted Online
•  Ready to Set Up Student or Parent Access in Home Base? Here's How
•  More on Student and Parent Access in PowerSource
•  Opting in to Home Base
•  Mastery in Minutes -- Distance Learning
•  Building ClassScape Assessments in Home Base
•  LEA Partnerships Are in Full Swing
•  New Visual Guides for Assessments
•  Reporting Home Base Outage Incidents
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Sep 13, 2013
(pdf, 225kb)
Changes in Remedy Affect Home Base Support Center
•  Ready to Set Up Student or Parent Access in Home Base? Here's How
•  K-2 Report Card Work in Progress
•  Home Base Minimum End-User Technical Requirements Updated
•  Educator Evaluation System Enhancements Plus One Important Change
•  Home Base: Roles Required for Assessments
•  PowerSchool Training Has Begun
•  Additional Quick Reference Guides Posted Online
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs -- When Will Transcripts be Available?
Sep 6, 2013
(pdf, 205kb)
Fast-Tracked Work on Educator Evaluation System Should Help Performance
•  Home Base IIS Training Site Now Available
•  Two IIS Webinars on Tap for Sept. 12 and 19
•  Upcoming Educator Evaluation Webinars on Teacher Observation Rubric
•  Additional Quick Reference Guides Posted Online
•  Teachers and Administrator Discuss Home Base with State Board
•  Principal, Teacher Find Much to Like in Home Base
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Aug 30, 2013
(pdf, 235kb)
Communicating the Latest News Sooner for Awhile
•  Maintenance Weekend for Home Base Production and Training Environments
•  Java Runtime Environment Needed for Gradebook in PowerSchool
•  Addressing Early Implementation Challenges with Educator Evaluation System
•  Franklin County Has Already Opted In for Home Base Beyond the No-Cost Year
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Aug 23, 2013: Back-To-School Edition
(pdf, 265kb)
Readiness Checklist Can Help Ensure Smoother Back-to-School
•  Super Helpful Links Online
•  Some Districts Already Opting In for Home Base
•  Home Base Login, Landing Pages Screen Shots Now Online as Quick Training Materials
•  Explore Full Functionality in PowerSchool Gradebook
•  Home Base to Feature First Statewide Parent Portal
•  Home Base To Be Offline Briefly Aug. 23
•  Using Home Base to Support Formative Assessment
•  Pitt County Instructional Coach Shares PowerSource Videos to Get You Started
•  Check Out PowerSource Community Forums
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Aug 9, 2013
(pdf, 258kb)
Home Base Partner LEAs Announced
•  Report Card Templates Being Developed in Home Base
•  This Is PowerSchool Maintenance Weekend, Starting 5 p.m. Aug. 9
•  Home Base Website Has Juicy Info
•  Even More New Documents Online - These on SIS
•  Further Explanation on Access to Assessment Items
•  Home Base Users to Benefit from Kenan Fellows' Work
•  Share Your Success Stories, Innovative Uses
•  Professional Development Calendar Now Online
•  Next NCEES Training Webinars Are Aug. 20 & 27
•  Next IIS Webinars Are Aug. 15 & 22
•  Need Training Resources? We've Got That
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Jul 26, 2013
(pdf, 234kb)
Home Base Up and Running in Year-Round Schools
•  ID Fields in PowerSchool - Critical to the Single Sign-On Functionality
•  Home Base Sessions Wildly Popular at Summer Institutes
•  Support Center To Assist With Home Base Questions, Issues
•  What Instructional Content Is Coming and When
•  Reminder about Home Base Supported Browsers
•  Next NCEES Training Webinars Are July 30, Aug. 6
•  Teacher Webinar Aug. 8 on Instructional Resources, Lesson Planning
•  PowerSchool Eight-Day District Certification Training
•  Instructional Improvement System Training Site
•  Heard on the Street: Training Plan Tied to Component Rollouts
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Jul 12, 2013
(pdf, 276kb)
Year-Round Schools Start New Year with Access to Home Base
•  Home Base Sessions Included at Summer Institutes
•  Using Quality Rubrics to Evaluate Resources
•  Partner LEAs Will Be Announced Soon
•  Home Base Security/Access Roles and Permissions
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Jul 3, 2013: Special Edition
(pdf, 214kb)
Home Base Has Begun
•  The Kick-Off Year Basics
•  Next Weekly NCEES Training Webinar for LEA/Charter School Technical / Support Staff and Trainers Is July 9
Jun 28, 2013
(pdf, 154kb)
Home Base Rollout
•  PowerSchool Maintenance Weekend Begins Today
•  Nearly 1,000 Attend Recent Training
•  More PowerSchool Training Coming This Fall
•  What About Assessments Created in ClassScape?
•  Home Base NCEES Training Information and Support Webinar Dates
•  How Will CECAS and Home Base Interface?
•  Glad You Asked: A Few More FAQs
Jun 14, 2013
(pdf, 180kb)
Home Base to Promote Best of NC Content
•  Snapshot: What Might a Classroom Teacher Find Initially in Home Base?
•  Data Transfer Process to New Online Evaluation Tool
•  Training on Tap Starting June 20 and 24
•  PowerSchool Training Numbers
•  PowerSchool Project Update Webinar
•  LEAs Can Apply for Software as a Service (SaaS) Pilot Program
•  ClassScape Access in 2013-14
•  Positive Input, Great Participation at Planning Workshops
•  Keep Checking Home Base Website
• Glad You Asked: A Few FAQs
May 24, 2013
(pdf, 149kb)
Only One PowerSchool Project Update Webinar Remains (June 6)
•  Upcoming Educator Effectiveness Webinar on Home Base (June 6?
•  Calling All Potential Partnership LEAs by June 15
•  Yes, It's All Free; Then, Affordable
•  Talk on the Street
•  A Teacher's First-Hand View of Two-Day Planning Sessions
•  Get Ahead of the Learning Curve with PowerSource
•  PowerSchool Training Update
•  Glad You Asked: A Few FAQs
May 10, 2013
(pdf, 146kb)
Bring Your Team; Develop Your Home Base IIS Implementation Plan?
•  Clarifying Single Sign-On vs. Identity Access Management
•  Upcoming Teacher Webinar
•  PowerSchool Training Update
•  PowerSchool Webinar Addressed Functionality Prototypes
•  Glad You Asked: A Few FAQs
Apr 26, 2013
(pdf, 194kb)
Final READY III Home Base Update and Demo
•  Look For the Home Base Postcard
•  Home Base Regional Training
•  Have You Checked Out PowerSource Yet?
•  Home Base Calendar Debuts
•  May Teacher Webinar
•  What Are Some Home Base Resources?
•  May 1 Scheduling Deadline and Pre-Transition Process
•  New Charters Approved and Ready for Student Transitions
•  Tagging Duplicate Students
•  PowerSchool Project Update Webinar
•  PowerSchool Training Update
Apr 12, 2013
(pdf, 226kb)
What's Happening with Home Base -- the Roll-Out
•  Home Base Train-the-Trainer Begins in June
•  You Don't Have to Wait -- Jump on PowerSource Now for Self-Guided Learning
•  Power in Numbers: Yes, PowerSchool Training Is Happening
•  Three PowerSchool Project Update Webinars Remain
•  Hats Off to Home Base Helpers
Mar 22, 2013
(pdf, 131kb)
Superintendents Hear Latest on Home Base
•  Online Testing with Chromebooks and iPads
•  Educator Evaluation Webinar April 12
•  Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA)
•  Visit Our Booth at Upcoming Conferences
•  Next Home Base Teacher Webinar March 27
•  Visit the Video Archives
•  Home Base PowerSchool Project Updates
•  Home Base PowerSchool Training Update
Mar 8, 2013
(pdf, 153kb)
Reps from LEAs/Schools to Help with Home Base Configuration
•  March 22 Webinar Geared to Specific LEA Teams
•  Hear about Home Base March 9 in Elizabeth City
•  Home Base User Group Next Meets March 21
•  Education Innovators Wanted: inBloom Camp March 23-24
•  Visit Home Base Booth at Conferences
•  Educator Evaluation Webinar April 12
•  Next Home Base Teacher Webinar March 27
•  More Than 2,400 Make NC WISE Symposium a Success
•  Sign Up Once, Attend All Home Base PowerSchool Updates Virtually
Feb 22, 2013
(pdf, 130kb)
Contracts Awarded for Additional Home Base Components
•  Correction: Timeline for Some Home Base Components
•  NC WISE Symposium Is February 24-27
•  NC TIES Conference Focus is Technology in the Classroom
•  Home Base PowerSchool Training Update
•  Hear the Latest at Home Base PowerSchool, Teacher and Technology Webinars
•  Harness the Power of PowerSource Distance Learning
•  Get Involved through Home Base Groups
Feb 8, 2013
(pdf, 87kb)
Home Base Kickoff
•  Learn More at Ongoing Webinars
•  Professional Development Day at NC A&T
•  Home Base Groups and Meetings
•  NCDPI Service Center
•  PowerSchool Milestone
• PowerSchool Training Updates
Jan 25, 2013 : Premiere Issue
(pdf, 518kb)
What Is Home Base?
•  General Timeline
•  Learn More at Ongoing Webinars
•  NCDPI Service Center Coming Soon
•  PowerSchool Outside Service Providers
•  PowerSchool and TIMS - Data Transfer to TIMS, Transportation Role, Boundaries, Address Matching
•  Home Base Logos and More For Your Use
•  Many Groups Offering Input on Home Base


 
 
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