Professional Professional Development

Professional development is not just about learning the product. It’s about setting the stage for effective school improvement.

ion University

ion University is a structured, phased approach to implementing the ion ecosystem in your school. It is a reproducible model that takes into account the needs of your district, while providing a structured, approachable curriculum. 

All sessions are facilitated by educators who have years of classroom experience – as well as real-life experience using ion.

Laura Training

Courses and Progression

The ion University scope and sequence follows a methodology for implementation and roll-out based on natural improvement cycles that are likely already in place.  

Year 1

The focus of year 1 is data literacy and Core Curriculum review. Our curriculum is scaffolded so that by the end of year 1, users are ready to explore the MTSS area of our platform.

Year 2

MTSS is planned and implemented in our year 2 phase.  Structures and processes created in year 1 are also reinforced – emphasizing fidelity.

Year 3 and Beyond

Years 3 and beyond are more about culuture building and expanded adoption. Our coaches work to solidify the Core Review and MTSS processes, while helping develop routines for onboarding new users.

ion University Course Sequence

Year 1
Early Fall
Admin Training

This four session course equips technical staff to provide first level support to their district, as well as setup and maintain their ion environment.

Year 1
Early Fall
Data Analysis Boot Camp

This course is designed to provide an introduction to data analysis in a school. Topics will include data types and use, strategies for leading discussions about data and building a culture of data informed decision making.

Year 1
Early Fall
ion Boot Camp

This one hour course introduces participants to the ion platform. Topics include a system overview, how to get help, system navigation as well as introductions to dashboards and data walls.

Year 1
Fall
Core Review Training

Using ion and the district's data, this session will introduce participants an effective method for a district or school to analyze data, goals, practices, and capacity to improve student outcomes.

Year 1
On Demand
ion Teacher Boot Camp

This twenty-minute, pre-recorded course introduces participants to the ion platform. Topics include a system overview, how to get help, system navigation as well as introductions to dashboards and data walls.

Year 1
Winter
Core Review / Case Management

Using ion and the district's data, participants will review the Core Review goals set during the fall meeting, and set new goals for the spring. Case Management functionality will be introduced and a plan for implementation developed.

Year 1
Spring
Core Review / 20% Meeting

Using ion and the district's data, participants will review the Core Review goals set during the spring meeting and use screening data to set intervention groups for the fall.

Year 1
On Demand
On-Demand Video Training

Districts have continuous access to on-demand training through our customer collaboration portal, fusion. Topics include Building Basic Data Walls, Advanced Data Walls, Building Dashboards, Advanced Analytics, ROC Analysis and Cut Scores, and many more. These courses are available at no additional cost for our customers.

Years 2-3
On Demand
ion Boot Camp

This twenty-minute, pre-recorded course introduces participants to the ion platform. Topics include a system overview, how to get help, system navigation as well as introductions to dashboards and data walls.

Years 2-3
Late Summer
MTSS Boot Camp

This course introduces participants to the MTSS portion of the ion platform. Participants will learn the different components of an MTSS plan, how to perform basic management tasks, and begin to create interventions and groups.

Years 2-3
Fall, Winter, Spring
Core Review / 20% Meetings

Continuing the momentum from the previous year, participants will conduct self-guided core review meetings at the building level, review data and set goals for the winter. Participants will also review tools for monitoring interventions at the school or district level.

Years 2-3
On Demand
On Demand Training

Districts have continuous access to on-demand training through our customer collaboration portal, fusion. Topics include Building Basic Data Walls, Advanced Data Walls, Building Dashboards, Advanced Analytics, ROC Analysis and Cut Scores, and many more. These courses are available at no additional cost for our customers.

Years 4+
On Demand
ion Boot Camp

This twenty-minute, pre-recorded course introduces participants to the ion platform. Topics include a system overview, how to get help, system navigation as well as introductions to dashboards and data walls.

Years 4+
Late Summer
MTSS Boot Camp

This on-demand, pre-recorded course introduces participants to the MTSS portion of the ion platform. Participants will learn the different components of an MTSS plan, how to perform basic management tasks, and begin to create interventions and groups.

Years 2-3
Fall, Winter, Spring
Core Review / 20% Meetings

Continuing the momentum from the previous year, participants will conduct self-guided core review meetings at the building level, review data and set goals for the winter. Participants will also review tools for monitoring interventions at the school or district level.

Schedule a Consultation

Join us for a roughly 50 minute personalized consultation. We’ll cover who we are as a company – and all the features – and (wait for it) – any questions you may have. Just use our calendar and find a time that’s convenient for your team!