Plan your FY19 learning by scheduling a variety of webinars taking place over the next 10 months. Majority of the sessions outlined below are web based, with a few hands-on workshops available. Register for webinars by clicking the dates/times below. You will receive a reminder email before each learning activity. 

 

It’s time to think about ESSA | Part 1 - Getting Started

The webinar will review the information that the State has provided and assist the District in understanding ESSA coding requirements and implementing facility codes. (30 minutes)

Tuesday, September 25 |  9 AM – 9:30 AM

Tuesday, October 2 | 9 AM – 9:30 AM

 

It’s time to think about ESSA | Part 2 - It’s Time to Tackle Coding

In this webinar we will have a discussion to consider the impact and comparability of school level and district level coding. (30 minutes)

Thursday, September 27 |  9 AM – 9:30 AM

Monday, October 8 |  9 AM – 9:30 AM

 

ESSA | Understanding and Establishing Building Level Coding 
*Dates & times will be provided at a later date

Providing a discussion forum to consider options for using building level work on staff BEDS data to support financial coding requirements. (45 minutes)

 

Preview of an Iowa ESSA Financial Report Card

Forecast5 Analytics invites all Iowa schools to preview what their financial report may look like. We have used FY17 data to build a model based on initial Iowa Department of Education communication. After previewing, schools will be given access to an excel file to explore their data and the initial report. (60 minutes)

Friday, October 5 |  9 AM – 10 AM

Tuesday, October 9 |  1 PM – 2 PM

5Cast: Updating FY18 Data Before Moving to a New Projection Model
Make sure your FY18 data is up to date and ready to move forward. We will review the procedures for updating, verifying, and transitioning your FY18 5Cast data to FY19. (30 minutes)

Monday, October 1 | 9 AM – 9:30 AM

Monday, October 1 | 1 PM – 1:30 PM

Wednesday, October 17 |  9 AM – 9:30 AM

Wednesday, October 17 |  1 PM – 1:30 PM

Thursday, November 1 |  9 AM – 9:30 AM

Thursday, November 1 |  1 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Telling Your District’s Story Through Dashboards

5Cast has been enhanced to allow for faster query creation, expanded charting options, and customized dashboards. This webinar training series will get you to the next level by teaching you how to push the new charts and dashboards to our 5Cast Publish tool for increased transparency. Continue to develop and expand your skills by registering now to participate in one of these webinars. (30 Minutes)

Tuesday, November 6 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM

Friday, December 7 | 11 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Monthly 5Cast Plus Upload and Report Review

Each month a 30-minute web conference will be held to assist districts in uploading the current month’s data and review reports for board and public reporting.  Sessions will be held at 10:00 AM on the second Tuesday of each month, starting in October.  Registration will register you for all monthly workshops.
Click HERE to see and register for all dates.

 

5Cast: Building Your FY19 Line Item Budget Within 5Cast

Use your FY18 5Cast final data to build a highly accurate line-item-budget for FY19. FY18 will be reviewed and within minutes you can export a FY19 budget for importing to your financial software. (60 Minutes)

Monday, October 15 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Monday, October 15 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Tuesday, October 23 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Tuesday, October 23 |  1 PM – 3 PM

Thursday, December 6 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Thursday, December 6 |  1 PM – 3 PM

 

5Cast: Building Your FY19 Basic Model and Five-Year Projections

These sessions will guide participants through the basic aspects of 5Cast. Participants will learn to use the basic assumption tools to make powerful projections for the next five-years. Included will be powerful reports to communicate the district's financial future. This session is needed prior to attending a session (Assumptions Completed) of the certified budget workshops.  (120 Minutes)

Tuesday, October 16 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Wednesday, October 24 |  1 PM - 3 PM

Monday, November 5 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Thursday, November 8 |  1 PM - 3 PM

Tuesday, November 20 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Wednesday, November 28 |  1 PM - 3 PM

Monday, December 10 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Thursday, December 27 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Thursday, December 27 | 1 PM - 3 PM

Tuesday, January 15 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Tuesday, January 15 |  1 PM – 3 PM

Tuesday, January 29 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Tuesday, January 29 |  1 PM – 3 PM

Tuesday, January 31 |  9 AM – 11 AM

Tuesday, January 31 |  1 PM – 3 PM