Edulog Virtual Workshop

Live quarterly training is back! Edulog offers fresh developmental content every quarter to keep you up-to-date with quickly changing trends and growing technical capability. Get the training that your team needs to be successful without breaking your budget. This is a great solution for getting new hires up to speed or refreshing your current team on transportation fundamentals,  Edulog software, and workflows.

Pricing

For years, Edulog has provided the most comprehensive training available to school districts across the United States and Canada. Now, districts looking to make the most out of their Edulog systems can take their online training to the next level. Each quarter, Edulog Virtual Workshop offers several 90-minute sessions, giving your team in-depth software training complete with live Q&A with their instructor. Sessions are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM Mountain Time. You can enroll up to five users per license. Talk to your account manager to learn more about this current and relevant training option.

Quarterly

$1500

  • Live, virtual instructor-led training courses
  • Foundational content and continuing education
  • Access for up to 5 users
  • 1 month access to prerecorded content on EdulogU

Annual

$5000

  • All quarterly features
  • Save over 15% with the annual option
  • Swap users when needed
  • 1 month access to prerecorded content on EdulogU each quarter

Register for Edulog Virtual Workshop

Before you sign up, be sure to have all of the email addresses of your users on hand. We will email you and your users access to the training sessions after invoicing your district. Click the button below to start the registration process.

Agenda and Course Descriptions

Each license to Edulog Virtual Workshop allows up to five users access to fifteen, live 90-minute sessions of fresh training content in a single quarter, all for the low price of $1500 or $5000 for the full year. Below, you will find the course offerings planned for each quarter of 2022. The agenda is subject to change.

January 11 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Transportation Basics & Student Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In this session, we will start from the beginning and teaching the basics, the puzzle pieces, of transportation. Throughout the rest of the series, we will refer to the basics so you can see how they all fit together. Additionally, you will learn your first big skill of Student Address Matching, which will prepare the system to know where to pick students up.

January 13 - [GPS] Edutracker

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea

Description: In this Edutracker and Reports course, we will start with the basics: creating views, loading vehicles into the program, organize groups, getting around the map, using information tools, and working with tracking views. We will also learn how to pull routing data with historical and planning views and also look at some common reports.

January 18 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Stops & Assigning Students to Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the second session of the series, you will get your address matched students assigned to stops. In doing this you may need to create stops, move them, or make them a right-side pick-up.

January 25 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Runs & Placing Stops on Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the third session of our Beginner Router series, you will start creating your runs to ensure that the stops students are assigned to are serviced.

January 27 - [GPS] Comparative Analysis

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Instructor: Derek

Description: TBD

February 1 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Run Directions

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the previous session, you learned how to actually create runs. As you well may know, the paths these runs take are very important. Learn how to change the run directions using the Run Direction Editor tool.

February 8 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Routes and Route Timing

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the last session of our Beginner Router series, you will see the fruits of your labor. We will place our runs on routes so our drivers know what they will be doing on any given day. Additionally, learn how to change the timing of your runs and how to create that run report to hand to your drivers.

February 17 - [Advisory] School Start-up

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Instructors: Derek, Jerry, and Ron

Description: When the beginning of the school year approaches there is always a hustle to get your pupil transportation in place. However, August and not even July is the time to do it. This year, you’ll be prepared to start getting transportation in place come April. The School Start-up Workshop is designed to help you get organized and take you through the intricacies of school start-up so Edulog can partner with you before the panic sets in.

February 22 - [eSQL] Adjusting Bell Times

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Do you have your transportation in place but need to make some tweaks to the bell times? No problem! Learn how to go about it while keeping the rest of your transportation plans intact.

February 24 - [Advisory] Data Management

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Keeping your site’s information in tip-top shape is imperative to a smoothly running operation. Learn the specific areas to pay attention to and how to get systems in place to manage your data through the year in your eSQL system.

March 1 - [eSQL] Creating Programs

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation, let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for them.

March 10 - [GPS] Driver Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Driver Portal Training will take you through Driver Time and Attendance, Selecting a Route, The Route Sheet, Student Ridership, Passenger Lists, and troubleshooting.

March 15 - [eSQL] Mapping Basics

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Tress

Description: Are you ready to start learning how to refine your site’s map? Start here. You will start by learning about the building blocks of the map and then using them to add streets and change existing streets’ attributes.

March 22 - [eSQL] Map Additions

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Tress

Description: If you live in an area where the road network is expanding, this class is for you. Learn how to add new subdivisions and how to expand existing roads.

March 31 - [Advisory] Open Forum: Parent Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Tress

Description: You have heard of or plan on implementing Parent Portal. Learn first hand, from someone who has implemented Parent Portal, what they have learned. How is this beneficial to their operation? What changes have occurred since introducing it?

April 5 - [Advisory] Getting a Seat at the Table

Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Instructor: Pat and Derek

Description: Assisting districts in understanding how their decisions affect transportation.

April 14 - [eSQL] Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: We will start the routing process through accounting for all students who need to be routed to school. We will look at how to address match students and eligibility in this session.

April 19 - [GPS] Parent Portal Community Launch

Level: All

Instructors: Derek

Description: Is your district planning on launching a Parent Portal Product this fall? If so join us in this session where we will share with you some tips we have learned over the years for a smooth sailing launch.

April 21 - [eSQL] Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Learn how to create and move stops in this session.

April 28 - [eSQL] Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: In this session you will learn how to create a run and change a run if needed.

May 3 - [Overview] Athena Routing and Telematics

Level: All

Instructor: Pete and Tress

Description: Have you heard about Edulog’s newest cloud based software?  If you are simply curious and wonder if it may be a good fit for your district, join us for a comprehensive tour of the program!

May 5 - [eSQL] Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Learn how to create a route and how to make necessary changes to it.

May 12 - [eSQL] Reports

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Get ready to see all the reporting tools available to you! But most importantly, you’ll be able to generate a route report for your drivers!

May 17 - [Athena] Student Import

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation, let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for them.

May 24 - [Athena] Students

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: In this session, we will be focusing on the student module. We will look at entering new students, updating student information, viewing itineraries, and creating special Transportation Requests. Transportation Requests will allow you to set up transportation for any student who has a variety of pickup or drop-off locations.

May 31 - [Athena] Stops and Trips

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Once we assign students to stops we can start setting up their trips to and from school.  We can even create alternative trips to accommodate different schedules! Learn how in this session.

June 7 - [Athena] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Once we have out students on stops we can put them together on AM and PM runs. In order to provide a daily run down of what a driver will be doing we will put those runs on routes. Learn how to do it in Athena.

June 14 - [Athena] Reports

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Are you curious about the reporting capabilities in Athena? See what  you can do in this session!

June 16 - [eSQL] Advanced: Adding and Adjusting Programs for eSQL

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Does your district offer a variety of different programs that require transportation? These programs can set this up in your routing and planning software. After this 2 session course, you will be able to add and change programs as the need arises in your district.

June 23 - [eSQL] Advanced: Adding and Adjusting Programs for eSQL

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Does your district offer a variety of different programs that require transportation? These programs can set this up in your routing and planning software. After this 2 session course, you will be able to add and change programs as the need arises in your district.

June 30 - End of Quarter Forum

Level: All

Instructor: Tress and Special Guest

Description: Join us for an open forum discussion. Special guest to be announced soon.

July 5 - [eSQL] Maris: How to Change Your Map

Level: Beginner or Intermediate

Instructor: Tress

Description: Keeping your map up to date to reflect your area is imperative. Jump inside

July 14 - [eSQL] Run Direction Editor

Level: Beginner or Intermediate

Instructor: Karin

Description: Sometimes we just want to have a bit more control over where our runs take us. We want to avoid potholes, muddy roads, or even a left turn. Learn how to manipulate your run directions so you can take your drivers on a better path!

July 21 - [eSQL] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructors: Karin

Description: Learn about some of the tools available to you for timing and reporting purposes.

July 26 - [GPS] Edutracker: Where Has Your Fleet Been?

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Where have your busses been? Using Edutraker you will be able to see what is happening with your fleet in real-time. Learn how to navigate through the system to find the information you need.

August 2 - [GPS] Driver Portal with Student Tracking

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Using tablets for your bussing fleet is pretty handy. Learn how to use it as a driver and see how student tracking works.

August 11 - [Advisory] Data Analysis

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Derek

Description: TBD

August 16 - [Athena] Making Map Changes

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Have you found your map needs a little work? Or is your area significantly growing?  No problem. The map editor is easy to use and you can make changes in no time.

August 23 - [Athena] Creating Boundaries

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: You have the power to refine or change your own school boundaries in Athena. Learn how in this session!

September 1- [Athena] Using Tasks

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: A feature of the Athena system is the use of tasks. While this feature takes some time to get used to learn how handy it is when working through different transportation scenarios or even to train your own staff.

September 8 - [Athena] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Ultimately we want to be able to create a route sheet for our drivers. Learn how through the step-by-step process that will get your drivers rolling in no time!

September 13 - [Field Trip] User Side

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Take a look into Field Trip and learn how to enter your requests for a field trip.

September 20 - [Field Trip] Admin Side

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: After someone enters a request for a field trip in the Field Trip software, what do you, the administrator need to do?

September 29 - End of Quarter Forum - Driver Gear-Up

Level: All

Instructor: Tress and Special Guest

Description: Join us for an open forum discussion. Special guest to be announced soon.

Let’s chat about getting our drivers ready for the school year!

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Transportation Basics & Student Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system.  In this session we will start from the beginning and teaching the basics, the puzzle pieces, of transportation. Throughout the rest of the series we will refer to the basics so you can see how they all fit together. Additionally you will learn your first big skill of Student Address Matching, which will prepare the system to know where to pick students up.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Stops & Assigning Students to Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the second session of the series you will get your address matched students assigned to stops.  In doing this you may need to create stops, move them, or make them a right-side pick-up. Learn how to navigate the details of student stop assignments in this session.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Runs & Placing Stops on Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructors: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the third session of our Beginner Router series, you will start creating your runs to ensure that the stops students are assigned to are serviced.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Run Directions

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the previous session, you learned how to actually create runs. As you well may know the path these runs take is very important. Learn how to change the run directions using the Run Direction Editor tool.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Routes and Route Timing

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the last session of our Beinner Router series you will see the fruits of your labor. We will place our runs on routes so our drivers know what they will be doing on any given day.  Additionally, learn how to change the timing of your runs and how to create that run report to hand to your drivers.

[eSQL] Creating Programs

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for it.

[GPS] Driver Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea and Karin

Description: Learn how to use Driver Portal along with student ridership.

[GPS] Edutracker

Level: All

Instructor: Jerry

Description: TBD

[Advisory] Using a Tiered Bussing System

Level: All

Instructor: Pat and Derek

Description: Tiering your transportation is a great way to create efficiencies in your routing. Learn from some seasoned professionals how this is useful and how to implement it.

[Athena] Run Creation

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: There are a variety of tools available to Athena users when creating runs. Copying, naming conventions, arrival times, and run directions are among them.

[Athena] Transfers

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If your site utilizes transfers come to this session so you can take advantage of this function in Athena.

End of Quarter Forum - Tablets

Level: All

Instructor: Matt

Description: This discussion will be about how Tablets will be a part of the future of pupil transportation. How does this solve many of the transportation puzzle’s problems?

Quarter 1

January 11 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Transportation Basics & Student Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In this session, we will start from the beginning and teaching the basics, the puzzle pieces, of transportation. Throughout the rest of the series, we will refer to the basics so you can see how they all fit together. Additionally, you will learn your first big skill of Student Address Matching, which will prepare the system to know where to pick students up.

January 13 - [GPS] Edutracker

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea

Description: In this Edutracker and Reports course, we will start with the basics: creating views, loading vehicles into the program, organize groups, getting around the map, using information tools, and working with tracking views. We will also learn how to pull routing data with historical and planning views and also look at some common reports.

January 18 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Stops & Assigning Students to Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the second session of the series, you will get your address matched students assigned to stops. In doing this you may need to create stops, move them, or make them a right-side pick-up.

January 25 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Runs & Placing Stops on Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the third session of our Beginner Router series, you will start creating your runs to ensure that the stops students are assigned to are serviced.

January 27 - [GPS] Comparative Analysis

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Instructor: Derek

Description: TBD

February 1 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Run Directions

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the previous session, you learned how to actually create runs. As you well may know, the paths these runs take are very important. Learn how to change the run directions using the Run Direction Editor tool.

February 8 - [eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Routes and Route Timing

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation? No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the last session of our Beginner Router series, you will see the fruits of your labor. We will place our runs on routes so our drivers know what they will be doing on any given day. Additionally, learn how to change the timing of your runs and how to create that run report to hand to your drivers.

February 17 - [Advisory] School Start-up

Level: Intermediate & Advanced

Instructors: Derek, Jerry, and Ron

Description: When the beginning of the school year approaches there is always a hustle to get your pupil transportation in place. However, August and not even July is the time to do it. This year, you’ll be prepared to start getting transportation in place come April. The School Start-up Workshop is designed to help you get organized and take you through the intricacies of school start-up so Edulog can partner with you before the panic sets in.

February 22 - [eSQL] Adjusting Bell Times

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Do you have your transportation in place but need to make some tweaks to the bell times? No problem! Learn how to go about it while keeping the rest of your transportation plans intact.

February 24 - [Advisory] Data Management

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Keeping your site’s information in tip-top shape is imperative to a smoothly running operation. Learn the specific areas to pay attention to and how to get systems in place to manage your data through the year in your eSQL system.

March 1 - [eSQL] Creating Programs

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation, let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for them.

March 10 - [GPS] Driver Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Driver Portal Training will take you through Driver Time and Attendance, Selecting a Route, The Route Sheet, Student Ridership, Passenger Lists, and troubleshooting.

March 15 - [eSQL] Mapping Basics

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Tress

Description: Are you ready to start learning how to refine your site’s map? Start here. You will start by learning about the building blocks of the map and then using them to add streets and change existing streets’ attributes.

March 22 - [eSQL] Map Additions

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Tress

Description: If you live in an area where the road network is expanding, this class is for you. Learn how to add new subdivisions and how to expand existing roads.

March 31 - [Advisory] Open Forum: Parent Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Tress

Description: You have heard of or plan on implementing Parent Portal. Learn first hand, from someone who has implemented Parent Portal, what they have learned. How is this beneficial to their operation? What changes have occurred since introducing it?

Quarter 2

April 5 - [Advisory] Getting a Seat at the Table

Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Instructor: Pat and Derek

Description: Assisting districts in understanding how their decisions affect transportation.

April 14 - [eSQL] Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: We will start the routing process through accounting for all students who need to be routed to school. We will look at how to address match students and eligibility in this session.

April 19 - [GPS] Parent Portal Community Launch

Level: All

Instructors: Derek

Description: Is your district planning on launching a Parent Portal Product this fall? If so join us in this session where we will share with you some tips we have learned over the years for a smooth sailing launch.

April 21 - [eSQL] Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Learn how to create and move stops in this session.

April 28 - [eSQL] Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: In this session you will learn how to create a run and change a run if needed.

May 3 - [Overview] Athena Routing and Telematics

Level: All

Instructor: Pete and Tress

Description: Have you heard about Edulog’s newest cloud based software?  If you are simply curious and wonder if it may be a good fit for your district, join us for a comprehensive tour of the program!

May 5 - [eSQL] Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Learn how to create a route and how to make necessary changes to it.

May 12 - [eSQL] Reports

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Get ready to see all the reporting tools available to you! But most importantly, you’ll be able to generate a route report for your drivers!

May 17 - [Athena] Student Import

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation, let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for them.

May 24 - [Athena] Students

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: In this session, we will be focusing on the student module. We will look at entering new students, updating student information, viewing itineraries, and creating special Transportation Requests. Transportation Requests will allow you to set up transportation for any student who has a variety of pickup or drop-off locations.

May 31 - [Athena] Stops and Trips

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Once we assign students to stops we can start setting up their trips to and from school.  We can even create alternative trips to accommodate different schedules! Learn how in this session.

June 7 - [Athena] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Once we have out students on stops we can put them together on AM and PM runs. In order to provide a daily run down of what a driver will be doing we will put those runs on routes. Learn how to do it in Athena.

June 14 - [Athena] Reports

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Are you curious about the reporting capabilities in Athena? See what  you can do in this session!

June 16 - [eSQL] Advanced: Adding and Adjusting Programs for eSQL

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Does your district offer a variety of different programs that require transportation? These programs can set this up in your routing and planning software. After this 2 session course, you will be able to add and change programs as the need arises in your district.

June 23 - [eSQL] Advanced: Adding and Adjusting Programs for eSQL

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Does your district offer a variety of different programs that require transportation? These programs can set this up in your routing and planning software. After this 2 session course, you will be able to add and change programs as the need arises in your district.

June 30 - End of Quarter Forum

Level: All

Instructor: Tress and Special Guest

Description: Join us for an open forum discussion. Special guest to be announced soon.

Quarter 3

July 5 - [eSQL] Maris: How to Change Your Map

Level: Beginner or Intermediate

Instructor: Tress

Description: Keeping your map up to date to reflect your area is imperative. Jump inside

July 14 - [eSQL] Run Direction Editor

Level: Beginner or Intermediate

Instructor: Karin

Description: Sometimes we just want to have a bit more control over where our runs take us. We want to avoid potholes, muddy roads, or even a left turn. Learn how to manipulate your run directions so you can take your drivers on a better path!

July 21 - [eSQL] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructors: Karin

Description: Learn about some of the tools available to you for timing and reporting purposes.

July 26 - [GPS] Edutracker: Where Has Your Fleet Been?

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Where have your busses been? Using Edutraker you will be able to see what is happening with your fleet in real-time. Learn how to navigate through the system to find the information you need.

August 2 - [GPS] Driver Portal with Student Tracking

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Using tablets for your bussing fleet is pretty handy. Learn how to use it as a driver and see how student tracking works.

August 11 - [Advisory] Data Analysis

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Derek

Description: TBD

August 16 - [Athena] Making Map Changes

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Have you found your map needs a little work? Or is your area significantly growing?  No problem. The map editor is easy to use and you can make changes in no time.

August 23 - [Athena] Creating Boundaries

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: You have the power to refine or change your own school boundaries in Athena. Learn how in this session!

September 1- [Athena] Using Tasks

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: A feature of the Athena system is the use of tasks. While this feature takes some time to get used to learn how handy it is when working through different transportation scenarios or even to train your own staff.

September 8 - [Athena] Runs and Routes

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: Ultimately we want to be able to create a route sheet for our drivers. Learn how through the step-by-step process that will get your drivers rolling in no time!

September 13 - [Field Trip] User Side

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: Take a look into Field Trip and learn how to enter your requests for a field trip.

September 20 - [Field Trip] Admin Side

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Jerry

Description: After someone enters a request for a field trip in the Field Trip software, what do you, the administrator need to do?

September 29 - End of Quarter Forum - Driver Gear-Up

Level: All

Instructor: Tress and Special Guest

Description: Join us for an open forum discussion. Special guest to be announced soon.

Let’s chat about getting our drivers ready for the school year!

Quarter 4

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Transportation Basics & Student Address Matching

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system.  In this session we will start from the beginning and teaching the basics, the puzzle pieces, of transportation. Throughout the rest of the series we will refer to the basics so you can see how they all fit together. Additionally you will learn your first big skill of Student Address Matching, which will prepare the system to know where to pick students up.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Stops & Assigning Students to Stops

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the second session of the series you will get your address matched students assigned to stops.  In doing this you may need to create stops, move them, or make them a right-side pick-up. Learn how to navigate the details of student stop assignments in this session.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Runs & Placing Stops on Runs

Level: Beginner

Instructors: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the third session of our Beginner Router series, you will start creating your runs to ensure that the stops students are assigned to are serviced.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Run Directions

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the previous session, you learned how to actually create runs. As you well may know the path these runs take is very important. Learn how to change the run directions using the Run Direction Editor tool.

[eSQL] Beginner Router: Creating Routes and Route Timing

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Karin

Description: Are you new to pupil transportation?  No problem. Let us guide you through the eSQL system so you will be confident and comfortable with the system in our Beginner Router series. Take one or take all and be prepared to gain the confidence you need to use the system. In the last session of our Beinner Router series you will see the fruits of your labor. We will place our runs on routes so our drivers know what they will be doing on any given day.  Additionally, learn how to change the timing of your runs and how to create that run report to hand to your drivers.

[eSQL] Creating Programs

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If you have special programs that need transportation let us show you how to add them so you can create the needed transportation for it.

[GPS] Driver Portal

Level: All

Instructor: Andrea and Karin

Description: Learn how to use Driver Portal along with student ridership.

[GPS] Edutracker

Level: All

Instructor: Jerry

Description: TBD

[Advisory] Using a Tiered Bussing System

Level: All

Instructor: Pat and Derek

Description: Tiering your transportation is a great way to create efficiencies in your routing. Learn from some seasoned professionals how this is useful and how to implement it.

[Athena] Run Creation

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Andrea

Description: There are a variety of tools available to Athena users when creating runs. Copying, naming conventions, arrival times, and run directions are among them.

[Athena] Transfers

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Jerry

Description: If your site utilizes transfers come to this session so you can take advantage of this function in Athena.

End of Quarter Forum - Tablets

Level: All

Instructor: Matt

Description: This discussion will be about how Tablets will be a part of the future of pupil transportation. How does this solve many of the transportation puzzle’s problems?

Our Team

Meet Edulog's finest.

Karin MacLaurin

Karin

A part of Edulog’s Training team as a Software Trainer for fifteen years, Karin Maclaurin enjoys helping new and established users find better and easier ways to accomplish their routing tasks no matter how big or small. Karin enjoys reading, drinking tea, running, and exploring wild places.

Andrea Brunson

Andréa

Andréa Brunson is a Training Specialist and the Training Coordinator for Edulog’s Training Department. She has extensive knowledge in fleet management, global positioning systems, and vehicle tracking. She enjoys the outdoors and has lived in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Jerry Knox

Jerry

Helping clients keep their eyes on the larger picture while they use our software to achieve their goals is just one skill that 22+ year Edulog veteran Jerry Knox has spent time honing. As a Training Specialist, Jerry has broad experience in consulting, software support, and training. When Jerry finds time for himself, he enjoys the outdoors, video games, and hanging out with his dog.

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Tress

I have 6 years of experience in the transportation industry. I started as a bus driver for Aldine ISD. Within two years, I began writing bus routes. I enjoy this work because it challenges your mind. There are so many moving parts and so much detail. There is always something new to learn. I enjoy making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the community through the work that I do.

Derek Graham

Derek

Derek Graham is an industry consultant, having retired from a career in pupil transportation with the state of North Carolina where his service included 21 years as state director. He led the statewide implementation of Edulog route management software in addition to multiple safety initiatives. Derek served as NASDPTS president and helped with the launch of the American School Bus Council. His work with Edulog includes Advisory Services and project management.

Ron Perkowski

Ron

Account Manager, Ron Perkowski, joins Edulog’s Training Team for our Virtual Conference. His extensive knowledge of Pupil Transportation, eSQL, and software systems will prove invaluable to seasoned Transportation Professionals. He is an animal lover, outdoor enthusiast, and looks forward to working with you so you can get the most of your relationship with Edulog!

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Pat

Pat Starken works as a Senior Consultant for Edulog. He comes with 36 years of experience in Logistics. He spent 21 years at UPS, then 5 years managing a bonded warehouse followed by 10 years as a transportation director. Pat is a NAPT Certified Director of Transportation. Pat excels in process improvement and operations.

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

"Wichita loved the remote conference! We saved on travel costs and more members of the team could participate without leaving the office short-staffed. The trainers were really knowledgeable! The online platform was very easy to navigate."

  • Lisa Riveros

    Transportation Director, Wichita Public Schools, KS

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