ATLIS Micro-Courses


We are currently in the process of moving our micro-courses to a new online location. Please come back soon for information about their new incarnation. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, please contact Susan Davis, [email protected].

Most ATLIS micro-courses are designed to be completed in an afternoon. Each course allows the participant to access valuable resources; complete meaningful, authentic tasks; and build a useful, shareable portfolio of documents and reflections. Badges are awarded upon completion. For more information, contact Susan Davis, ATLIS Director of Professional Development, [email protected] .

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Featured Courses

Registration is required for featured courses. These courses are available at no charge to ATLIS members. Non-members are assessed a fee of $95 per course.


Plugging in to Independent Schools (For IT Professionals)
Curt Lieneck, ATLIS ECATD Faculty and Retired Independent School Technology Leader

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Curt Lieneck brings over 30 years of experience to this useful and practical introduction for transitioning to independent schools. If you are thinking of moving from the business or public school world to an independent school technology department, or if you are onboarding someone to your staff from a similar background, you will find this course to be enormously helpful. Lieneck provides an introduction to what an independent school actually is and how it is different from other kinds of educational institutions, digs into independent school culture, and addresses the challenges facing independent schools today. 

Evaluating SIS Options
Jeanie Crowley, Ethical Culture Fieldston School (NY)
Susan Davis, ATLIS

This course builds on an ATLIS webinar, "Evaluating SIS Options: A Structured Approach," featuring Jeanie Crowley of Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. Jeanie shares her process for undertaking the monumental task of moving to a new Student Information System (SIS). Providing a wealth of information, Jeanie outlines how to set the right tone for the project, establish the need for a change, detail the scope and scale of the project, define the real pain points of the undertaking, manage the legwork required to begin, and consider a number of critical factors when making a decision.

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Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication

Bobby Bardenhagen, Director of Technology for the Orinda Union School District (CA)
Susan Davis, ATLIS

This course is designed for any school leader who wishes to take important "level-one" cybersecurity measures at his or her school. Multi-factor -- also called two-step -- authentication for web access can be an easy first action step undertaken to achieve a safer online environment, but its effective implementation requires an understanding of the staff and personnel involved.

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Mapping Your Data Flow
Ally Wenzel, Director of Information Technology at the Stevenson School (CA)

This micro-course provides guidelines, suggestions, and tips to craft dynamic documentation of the data flow within your organization. Participants will create their own data maps modeled on designs and templates provided by the instructor, Ally Wenzel, based on her extensive experience with data systems. 

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Practical VR in the Classroom
Stacy Tippens, Educational Technology Specialist, The Madeira School (VA)

Take this micro-course if you want learn the basics of beginning a VR program at your school. It includes an introduction to the equipment as well as specific suggestions for implementation, as well as valuable tips from an educator who has worked directly with VR in a classroom setting. You will complete a plan for your own implementation to earn a badge for this course.

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Open Courses

Rock Your Post Conference Reflection
Susan Davis, ATLIS

This mini-course provides some tips and suggestions for attaining more effective results from your conference attendance. 

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Writing a Conference Presentation Proposal
Susan Davis, ATLIS

This course is designed to guide you through the proposal writing process, from inception to submission, whether you're submitted a proposal to ATLIS or to another conference. 

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