• SMS training

    All principals and assistant principals | Deadline: ongoing through June

    Please share information about the training sessions described below with all staff members who use SMS. Trainings are designed for novice users to acquire and practice SMS functions and for expert users to be trained on updates and new features. All sessions will be held at the Professional Development Center (2500 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore 21214). Users must register using the Professional Growth System

    • Registration and enrollment
      This half-day hands-on training focuses on how to register, enroll, and withdraw students. Participants will also review relevant data-cleansing reports and the appropriate repairs.
      Dates: April 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23

    • Secondary scheduling, phases 2 and 3
      In full-day trainings, secondary schedulers learn to analyze course requests and the process of preparation, creation, loading, analysis, and refinement of the master schedule.
      Phase 2 dates: April 13, 14, 16, 22
      Phase 3 dates: April 27, 29, 30, May 5

    • Senior graduation validation
      In this half-day training, users will learn best practices and receive specific instructions in the graduation validation process. Representatives from various offices will be on hand to address nontechnical questions about graduation.
      Dates: April 24, May 8

    • Elementary scheduling
      In this full-day session split into training and workshop formats, schedulers will review the scheduling process and have an opportunity to build their scheduling components.
      Dates: May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14

    • Scheduling open labs
      At open labs, schedulers at both elementary and secondary levels can receive individualized support after attending initial scheduling training.
      Dates: May 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 27, 29; June 1, 3, 5

    For questions, please contact the ITD Service Support Center at 443-642-3000 or by email.

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