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Have you used parent/teacher conference software?

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Question: I just was given the job of scheduling parent/teacher conferences and I am looking at streamlining the process for next year. Currently, the job is done manually and is very cumbersome. It also has the potential for errors, as the same information is entered into several different documents.

I've looked on the Internet and found a number of software companies that offer parent/teacher conference software. I've noticed that some software allows the parents to schedule their own meetings on the Internet. At this time, this portion of software would not be an option for us to use.

My question is: Does anyone have any suggestions/experience with this type of software?

Thank you in advance for any feedback.  -- Cindy, British Columbia


Our District tried a trial software and was not satisfied. So, at the primary level (grades PreK-4) teachers schedule their own conference on the pre-determined conference dates. Grades 5-12 have teachers at tables around perimeter of cafeteria or gym and 'waiting stations/chairs' in center. Parent sits near teacher they want to conference and take turns. Parents know staff are available specific hours on those dates and come when convenient for them. Should more than 10 minutes be needed, a time may be scheduled for another date.

I have looked into using http://www.meetingwizard.com/ for scheduling meetings at my company.

We use a parent/teacher conference scheduling program we purchased from Phoenix Learning Systems for our elementary schools. There is a demo on the web site. The web site is www.phoenixlearning.com We have been pleased with the application. It is simple to use and our secretaries have been happy with it. Good luck.

Many schools are now using PTC Wizard. It is an online parent teacher conference reservation software system that is by far the easiest to use for both the school and the parents.
Their prices are also the lowest of all the other packages I have seen out there.
I compared PTC Wizard with 5 other companies and I am so happy that we went with PTC Wizard.

There is an online demo that you can request access to from their website.

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