Electronic Registrar Online offers the district’s 9,700 teachers professional development opportunities—all online

CALGARY, AB. (Dec. 06, 2010) – Calgary Catholic School District has selected Orlando-based eSchool Solutions® to provide a new way for the area’s 9,700 educators to maintain their certification through training and professional development—and it’s all done online.

Starting in January, Calgary Catholic School District will implement eSchool Solutions’ Electronic Registrar Online (ERO) software and services. ERO provides customized professional learning for teachers through a Web-based application. With ERO, busy teachers are given an opportunity to continue their education with convenience and simplicity. Users can log in anywhere to review course catalogs, register for classes and review transcripts.

In addition, employees are able to easily communicate with mentors, track their certification renewal process and update their customized development plan.

“Now more than ever, educators have less time available for in-service days, conferences and continuing education,” said Lisa Welton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for eSchool Solutions. “By combining best practices with state-of-the-art technology, ERO helps teachers get the most out of continued learning in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”

ERO focuses on professional learning that is strategic and aligned with student achievement. This ensures that staff development is working toward achieving goals established in performance plans for individuals, schools and the whole district.

In addition to ERO, Calgary Catholic School District has updated its absentee management systems to eSchool Solutions’ SmartFindExpress, which automates the process of getting the most qualified substitute teachers into each and every classroom. The two products integrate seamlessly, allowing teachers to create absences in SmartFindExpress while registering for professional development courses in ERO.

To learn more about the company, visit http://www.eschoolsolutions.com/ or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions®

eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

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