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Lauren enjoys visiting school districts and spreading the word about creative, non-traditional approaches to universal challenges. Follow her for on-the-scene reporting (with a little fun sprinkled in) and tips on how to enjoy a better Skyward experience. 

Lauren Gilchrist

Skyward Insider Recent Articles by Lauren Gilchrist

Decoding Skyward Lingo
Do you hear words tossed around like PDC, Toolkit, Qmlativ, or User Research Panel and don’t know what they mean? We’ve got you covered! by Lauren Gilchrist
On the Road with Lauren: How a Door County High School Is Putting Jobs Back in the Community
Go on the road to Door County and see how Sevastopol’s high school machining program is benefiting both Door County students and the community. Check out the video! by Lauren Gilchrist
Join Us for Skyward’s Virtual User Group Conference!
You’re invited—join us for Skyward’s 2023 virtual user group conference! by Lauren Gilchrist
6 Steps to Your Best Fall User Group Experience
Are you ready to up your Skyward game, expand your education network, and have some fun along the way? Look no further than user groups! by Lauren Gilchrist
How to Translate Skyward into Any Language
Language barriers can make it nearly impossible for some families to play an impactful role in their student’s learning experience. Here’s how to take this barrier out of the equation. by Lauren Gilchrist
Post-Year-End Processing in the Student Management Suite
School may be out for summer, but IT administrators are busy as ever. Wrap up your previous year and get ready for the year ahead with this handy checklist. by Lauren Gilchrist
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The Great Homework Debate
Could “the dog ate my homework” someday be retired? Let’s look at both sides of this debated topic. by Lauren Gilchrist
On the Road with Lauren: Cranberry Science and a Splash of Red
We traveled to Central Wisconsin to join a Splash of Red cranberry tour, led by students in the only cranberry science class in the country. by Lauren Gilchrist
On the Road with Lauren: Race Cars Meet High School
At Ashwaubenon High School, students are trading lectures and laptops for the chance to design, build, and race their own cars. by Lauren Gilchrist
Teaching our Teachers: The Value of Teacher Mentorship
We sat down with a veteran teacher to talk about the crucial role mentorship plays in an educator’s success. by Lauren Gilchrist
7 Things You Don’t Have to Print This Year
Which processes can you shift online to move closer to a paperless office? Here are 7 ideas to consider. by Lauren Gilchrist
Empowering Students with UX Classroom Design
Studies show classroom design affects student learning. Why get students involved in the process? And how? by Lauren Gilchrist
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