Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Teachpoint: How to Unenroll/Withdraw from a Workshop

Since the 2018-19 school year, Winchester Public Schools have been using Teachpoint to sign up for and keep track of professional development.  Signing up for a workshop is easy, but sometimes you may need to cancel your attendance at a workshop.  No matter the reason, it is important that you unenroll in the first workshop because you may be holding a seat in that workshop that someone else may want.

How to Unenroll in a PD event in Teachpoint

PD Tracking icon
  1. Log into Aspen and click on the PD Tracking icon on the lefthand side of the page.
  2. Under the My Activities top tab, you should see a list of all workshops/PD events which are currently or have been enrolled.
  3. Click on the event title of which you want to unenroll (1).  

  4. Click on the Withdraw link (2).
  5. A Withdraw pop-up window will appear.  Click on the red button starting with Withdraw from followed by the date of the event.

  6. Once step five is completed, you event will be deleted from your list and you will be withdrawn/unenrolled from the event.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Aspen: Viewing Student IEP's

As part of the Special Education Team, classroom teachers are required to reveiw Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for all students in their classes.  

IEP iconWhen a student is on an IEP, the IEP icon (right) will appear in the Alerts column associated with the students name on the Student List page in Aspen.

If you click on the icon, a summary of the IEP popup window will appear.  This summary is not the complete IEP.  

IMPORTANT: Reviewing the summary is not adequate and teachers are required to review the complete IEP.  

How to view a students complete IEP

To view the complete IEP, locate the student's name on the Student List page and click the name.  This will take you to the student information page (see below).

Select the Documents link in the left hand column.  This will open up the different types of documents associated with the student record.  Select IEPs.

Then click the word Details.  The complete IEP will appear.
Please note the tabs on the page for Attributes, Vision, PLEB-A, PLEB-B, Goals, etc.   You should toggle through all of these tabs and review each of these subpages.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Aspen: Assignment visibility default setting

Would you like to change the default visibility setting for your assignments in your Aspen gradebook?

The initial default for your Aspen gradebook assignment visibility is private.  This means that only you, the teacher, can see the assignment and the grades visible for that assignment.  

If you would prefer that your assignments have a default setting of public or public no-grades, you must change the preference in the category or categories.  

To change this preference, 

  1. Go to your class gradebook (1) and (2)
  2. Click the Categories (3) tab found on the left hand side of the page
  3. Click the Category (4) for which you would like to change the default setting (if you want to do this for all, you will have to select each one individually)
  4. Using the drop down box next to Visibility type, select the default visibility type for the category. 
  5. Set the visibility type to your preferred default.