• In an effort to support your new learning regarding the Skyward Student Information Management System and to allow you to get a preview of what you will be learning (let’s call it a “Flipped” classroom approach), Skyward has opened up an online professional development center which is now available to all Garland ISD staff.
  • Click Here to view a short 2 minute video on how to get started.

  • Click on the image above to access this new Skyward PDC site!

  • This new PD site is built on the Moodle platform (similar to our Garland Education Online -GEO Moodle system) and has individual courses designed for specific user needs.  Each course has a combination of handouts (posted as PDF files), short videos, online simulations, and even a short quiz at the end.
  • For a good introduction to Skyward, we would recommend the Inquiry Overview Quick Start course as a great place to start.  Then for your specific needs, you may also want to also enroll in the following courses:

    • Educator Access Plus Quick Start (appropriate for all teachers)
    • Secondary Gradebook Quick Start (for all teachers of students in grades 1-12)
    • Standards Gradebook Quick Start (for all teachers of students in Kindergarten and PreK)
    • Secondary Scheduling Quick Start (for all secondary administrators and counselors)
    • Elementary Scheduling Quick Start (for all elementary administrators and data clerks)

  • If you have not received an email providing your username and password for this resource, please email skywardhelp@garlandisd.net 

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