Infinite Campus to Debut New Pre-Service Educator Program at SITE Conference
February 25, 2015 – Blaine, Minn. – Infinite Campus, the largest American-owned student information system (SIS), announces the public release date of its Pre-service Educator Program (PEP), a self-paced, online learning platform that assists faculty as they prepare pre-service educators for today’s classrooms. Rolling out nationally at the 2015 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, PEP is offered to post-secondary institutions at no cost.
“Colleges have an important job preparing teachers for today’s digital classroom,” says Charlie Kratsch, Infinite Campus Founder and CEO. “Infinite Campus provides colleges a free, easy-to-use system that introduces pre-service teachers to the software they will use in their classrooms every day.”
Piloted at eight post-secondary institutions since 2011, PEP focuses on familiarizing pre-service teachers with core SIS functions and lets faculty monitor student progress through the PEP learning modules.
My students have almost universally agreed that their experience with PEP has been useful,” says R.L. Erion, Professor, Educational Leadership at South Dakota State University. “They end up with an expanded and more realistic view of what the job of teacher involves and also gain an appreciation for the capabilities a student information system offers in terms of communication and record keeping.”
Presenting PEP at the 2015 SITE conference will be Matt Prom, Infinite Campus PEP Coordinator and a six-year K12 educator, and Barry Brahier, Ph.D., Product Manager at Infinite Campus and a K12 educator for over 16 years. “The first weeks of a teacher’s first job are challenging enough,” says Brahier, “It’s a privilege to give faculty the ability to expose their students to an online learning system used in classrooms all over the nation.”
The PEP learning modules, based on authentic K12 training materials, are comprised of text, video and interactive learning simulations. Designed to be beneficial to all pre-service teachers, PEP covers the key components of one of the most widely adopted K12 SIS systems in the country.
For more information and to sign up for PEP, interested faculty should visit www.infinitecampus.com/PEP.
About Infinite Campus
For more than 20 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes. As the largest American-owned student information system provider, Infinite Campus manages 6.8 million students in 42 states. Infinite Campus customers range from those with fewer than 100 students to those with more than 600,000 students. Infinite Campus customers include school districts, regional consortia, state departments of education and the federal government. www.infinitecampus.com