Skyward Awards Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Developments at iCon - Tech Learning

Skyward Awards Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Developments at iCon

Skyward (@Skyward_Inc) awarded the recipients of its Leader in Excellence Award at its 14th annual Skyward International Conference (iCon). This award recognizes K-12 districts and individual administrators who are using Skyward to make a difference in education and inspire new technology initiatives. In addition, conference attendees also learned about the newest developments from the leading K-12 software provider including, the debut of its new Family Access Toolkit. 
Author:
Publish date:

Skyward Awards Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Developments at iCon

District administrators join Skyward for its annual international conference

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (March 15, 2016) ­– Educators and administrators from around the world gathered in St. Pete Beach, Florida for the 14th annual Skyward International Conference (iCon) last week. The three-day interactive event provided attendees with access to the latest news in product development from the leading K-12 software provider, as well as one-on-one interaction with district peers, industry experts, and Skyward executives.

Based on the theme “Quest for Success,”iConsessions featured presentations on emerging trends, harnessing the power of learning analytics, and increasing engagement of students and staff. In addition, attendees learned more about transitioning from manual to digital processes, increasing transparency among staff to encourage teamwork, and facilitating goal-setting and decision-making through the effective use of data.

“The education environment is ever-changing, and we know that districts face many challenges each day,” said Scott Glinski, president of Skyward. “iCon is a great networking opportunity for our district partners to come together with Skyward’s leadership team and technology experts. We share ways to help district leaders meet and overcome challenges and collaborate with our users to brainstorm ideas that will shape the future of our products and services.”

For the second year at iCon, Skyward honored the recipients of its Leader in Excellence Award, an accolade that recognizes K-12 districts and individual administrators using Skyward to make a difference in education and inspire new ideas and initiatives.

Individual recipients:

·Jeff Bushman, director of technology at Pacelli Catholic Schools in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

·Sonja Hoskins, data services manager at School District of La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin

·Michael Heaps, support services manager at Jordan School District in West Jordan, Utah

District recipients:

·Sauk Rapids-Rice School District, Minnesota

·Lewisville Independent School District, Texas

·Center Grove School Corporation, Indiana

In addition to awarding the 2016 Leader in Excellence winners, Skyward revealed its new Family Access Toolkit. The launch kit will assist districts in the implementation of the award-winning online portal. Family Access connects educators and parents by providing a wealth of information on assignments, test scores, attendance, fees and more. The digital toolkit will provide valuable resources including how-to videos, printable handouts, and troubleshooting tips designed for teachers, parents and students.

The company also announced new developments within its Professional Development Center (PDC), an online university available for Student Management Suite and School Business Suite users. The PDC, first launched in 2014, now boasts more than 81,737 registered users and has awarded about 10,143 course certificates.

“This is an awesome conference that meets all needs – great learning, great location, and great opportunities to network with other districts,” said Kristi Hoffine, director of secondary instruction at Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 in Kansas.

To see the social media moments captured at iCon 2016, go to storify.com/skyward/icon-2016.

Next year’s international conference is slated for Wednesday, March 8 – Friday, March 10, 2017 at TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. For more information on Skyward iCon, visit skyward.com/icon.

About Skyward

Skyward has been helping school districts and municipalities improve outcomes, reduce costs, and achieve success since 1980. Skyward’s SIS and ERP solutions are used by more than 1,800 public sector organizations worldwide, from small entities to statewide implementations supporting millions of stakeholders. Through a unique approach that blends thought leadership, best practices, and advanced technology, Skyward is redefining what it means to be a strategic partner in the world of enterprise solutions. To learn more, visit www.skyward.com.

###

Featured

Related

Skyward Accepting Entries for 2017 Leader in Excellence Awards promo image

Skyward Accepting Entries for 2017 Leader in Excellence Awards

Skyward (@Skyward_Inc), the leading K-12 school administrative software provider, has announced it is accepting entries for its third annual Leader in Excellence Awards (LIE Awards) to honor individuals and K-12 districts who are using Skyward solutions. Individual nominees who inspired their fellow educators and school districts who innovated and improved education through the use of Skyward solutions in the 2015-2016 school year are eligible. 

Skyward Announces New Test Bank Management Solution promo image

Skyward Honors Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Innovations at iCon

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (March 17, 2015) ­– Top administrators gathered in St. Pete Beach, Fla. for the 13th annual Skyward international conference (iCon). The three-day interactive event provided attendees with access to the latest information about the leading K-12 software provider, as well as one-on-one interaction with Skyward executives. 

Skyward Awards Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Developments at iCon promo image

Skyward Highlights Next-Generation K-12 Solution at iCon 2017

Skyward (@Skyward_Inc.), the leading K-12 software provider, hosted its 15th annual Skyward International Conference last week. The company honored recipients of its Leader in Excellence (LIE) award, an accolade that recognizes K-12 districts and individual administrators. Skyward also highlighted its next evolution of K-12 technology, Qmlativ, the company’s SQL-based platform. To learn more about the award wins and the product, please read below. 

Skyward Accepting Entries for 2016 Leader in Excellence Award promo image

Skyward Accepting Entries for 2016 Leader in Excellence Award

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Sept. 24, 2015) ­– Skyward, Inc., an industry-leading K-12 school administrative software provider, is accepting entries for its second annual Leader in Excellence Award. The program recognizes K-12 districts and individuals using Skyward to improve education and inspire innovative ideas and initiatives.

Skyward Debuts 2015 Leader in Excellence Award

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Skyward Inc., an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, is accepting entries for the inaugural Leader in Excellence Award. The annual program recognizes K-12 districts and individuals using Skyward to improve education and inspire new ideas and initiatives.

Top District Administrators Gather to Connect, Motivate and Achieve at Annual Skyward iCon Event

Top school administrators from around the world traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the annual Skyward international conference (iCon) February 27 – March 1, which showcased the latest developments of the Skyward School Management System. This year’s theme of “Connect. Motivate. Achieve.” focused on promoting enhanced communication, motivating students and employees to reach higher goals, and ways to increase student achievement and budget management efficiency district-wide. During the three-day conference, attendees previewed future industry-leading product developments, participated in sessions that highlighted advanced features and new enhancements, and received one-on-one access to Skyward executives.

Skyward Awards Leader in Excellence Winners, Announces New Developments at iCon promo image

Skyward Unveils Qmlativ Education Management System

Skyward (@Skyward_Inc.) announces the debut of its Qmlativ Education Management System, which is designed to offer clients a tailored experience with the next level of personalization and customization. Qmaltiv is the most innovative system of its kind. To learn more about the solution, please read below.