Subject: Technology Training
1. Topic-
SchoolMessenger Parent Notification Application Training
2. Content-
Log in, create lists, broadcast messages, check message status/delivery results, upload SchoolMessenger to mobile devices
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Train administrators to use SchoolMessenger to send broadcast messages to school community
4. Objectives-
Attendees will complete review/practice exercise to assess mastery of training concepts (should be able to create a contact list, send a practice broadcast message to participants' cell phones, and check the status of the message they sent)
5. Materials and Aids-
Laptop, projector/Promethean Board, URL for SchoolMessenger on district website, DWA ID and password to create log in
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Introduce SchoolMessenger Parent Notification System as upgrade from ConnectEd (previous application)
2.Pass out "SchoolMessenger 411" packet

B. Development-

1. Direct attendees to listen and ask questions as soon as they arise
2. Direct attendees to practice steps as they are demonstrated

C. Practice-

1. Do Sections I and II with attendees
2. Attendees will do review/practice on their own (observe, assist as needed)
3. Do Sections III - VI with attendees. Go back over anything that is unclear to reinforce learning

D. Independent Practice-

1. Attendees will do the following on their own:
-Follow the steps to create a contact list of each other in SchoolMessenger
-Add SchoolMessenger application to mobile devices
2. Follow the steps to send a broadcast message to those on the contact list
3. Follow steps to check the status of the broadcast and delivery results (were all messages delivered?)

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Repeat instruction parts of training for those with limited previous technology training
2. Use screenshots to show steps as written

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Verify that broadcast messages were sent/received successfully
2. Any questions?

G. Closure-

Let attendees know I am available for one-on-one follow up and support when they need to create specific lists and send broadcast messages
7. Evaluation-
Effectiveness of training observable as need arises to use SchoolMessenger to create broadcast messages to all school and/or specific groups from created lists

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