NSI 2014: I Just Got Naviance. Now What?

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Learn about the numerous options available to facilitate a successful implementation of multiple elements of Naviance. Understand how to incorporate a collaborative approach among school and district employees. Hear about successful practices when configuring settings, and see examples from a first-year implementation.

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NSI 2014: I Just Got Naviance. Now What?

  1. 1. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
  2. 2. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA Naviance Start-Up Success A How-To Story Kristin Asquith Blue Valley School District Student Services Administrator July 15-17, 2014
  3. 3. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA The Backstory
  4. 4. 5 Blue Valley School District Fast Facts  Suburban School District in Overland Park, Kansas  5 High Schools  9 Middle Schools  20 Elementary Schools  22,000 Students  Upper Middle to Upper Socioeconomic Base  96% Graduation Rate  High Performing District  High Achieving Students  Highly Involved Students, Parents, Patrons  Tagline: Personalized Student Learning
  5. 5. 6 Enter . . . Naviance! College & Career Readiness  Academic Elements in Place  College Research & Selection  Career Research & Exploration  Required a Streamlined System  Selected Naviance from Several Options  Successful Implementation!
  6. 6. 7 Naviance Components Blue Valley Schools’ use of Naviance  All middle schools  All high schools  Success Planning  College Planning  Career Planning  Course Planning  eDocs  Not Prep Me or Learning Styles
  7. 7. 8 An Ensemble Cast of Players Building Level  Students & Parents  Guided Study/Student Advisory Teachers  Other Teachers  School Site Coordinators  Building Administrators District Level  Information Technology Directors  Education Services Administrators  Student Services Administrators  MS/HS Site Coordinator Groups  District Steering Committee
  8. 8. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA The Whole Story – Creating Success
  9. 9. 10 The Prologue Not-So-Secret-Secrets from NSI 2013 Maintain the Big Picture Take Baby Steps
  10. 10. 11 Key Elements to Success  Teamwork  Communication  Preliminary Planning & Set-up (The Big Picture)  Build Capacity Through Training  Use the Naviance Support System • Consultant • Support Personnel • Trainers • Success Manager  Use Timelines  Have a Point Person – Project Manager  Give Schools Autonomy
  11. 11. 12 Teamwork!  Form a Steering Committee  Identify Site Coordinator for each school  Establish ongoing meeting schedules  Determine stakeholder needs  Collaborate with Naviance staff  Connect the Site Coordinators
  12. 12. 13 Communication is Critical  Develop a communication plan  Use Naviance Engagement Package  Use Naviance Network  Set-up ongoing calls with consultant  Keep in touch with Success Manager  Call, email Naviance support  Progress updates for stakeholders Anticipate needs and communicate in advance
  13. 13. 14 Preliminary Planning  Prepare an implementation plan  Gather stakeholder needs  Develop goals  Create a scope and sequence  Prepare training documents  Prepare directions for students  Prepare directions for staff
  14. 14. 15 Set-Up for Successful Implementation  Determine user roles  Set-up roles and permissions  Create user accounts  Set-up Family Connection features  Import student data  Set up single-sign on process (requires coding)  Import courses and course description data  Set up course plan(s)
  15. 15. 16 Training the Masses Critical Users First  Site Coordinators  Guidance Counselors  Registrars  Counseling Secretaries Secondary Users Next  School Administrators  Teacher Recommenders  Other Teachers Consumers  Students  Parents
  16. 16. 17 Sessions to Provide Teachers  Intro to Naviance  Customized Info IT Staff  Intro to Naviance * - HS Only Project Manager  Intro to Naviance  District Configuration  Course Planning Configuration  Attend All Others Site Coordinator  Intro to Naviance  Configuring Naviance, eDocs*, & Family Connection  Collab Tools  Success Planning  Career Planning  College Planning Research  College Planning Applications*  eDocs*  Course Planning  Custom Sessions Counselor, Registrar, & Counseling Secretary  Intro to Naviance  Collab Tools  Success Planning  Career Planning  College Planning Research  College Planning Applications*  eDocs*  Course Planning  Custom Sessions
  17. 17. 18 Use Naviance Resources & Support The Naviance Network  Community Forum – Discussions of topics  Idea Exchange – Share ideas, get updates  Help Library – Directions, articles, assistance Naviance Support  support@naviance.com  1.866.337.0080, option 2 Consultant Support Success Manager
  18. 18. 19 Use Timelines  Use timelines, but don’t abuse timelines  Allow for flexibility  Accommodate circumstances that arise  Keep the big picture in mind  Revise timelines if needed  Don’t compromise the project for the timeline  My examples
  19. 19. 20 Point Person – Project Manager  One, maximum two project managers  If more than one, divide responsibilities  Typical Responsibilities • Setup Tasks • Manage implementation • IS the go to person • Create connections • Communicate with stakeholders • Foster consistency  Why limit managers?
  20. 20. 21 School Autonomy Provide to schools  Goals  Scope & Sequence  Ideas  Resources  Suggested Timelines Give schools autonomy  How to implement  When to implement
  21. 21. 22 The End The Handout  Questions?
  22. 22. 23 Curtain Kristin Asquith kasquith@bluevalleyk12.org 913.624.2879 Student Services Administrator Blue Valley School District Overland Park, Kansas

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