Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
Making the safe bet
The Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP) delivers teacher training in all five southern Nevada counties, including Clark County, the fifth largest school district in the United States. Before Learning Stream, RPDP employed a “piecemeal, clunky” registration process, according to Jason Lillebo, RPDP’s computer science coordinator and technology trainer.
RPDP used one program here and another program there to cobble together a registration system. It meant a lot of unnecessary clerical work to enter and re-enter info for various needs. Then RPDP moved all its registration management processes to Learning Stream. That included not just registrations, but collecting evaluations, issuing certificates, and giving instructors access to key information. In addition to centralization, many basic tasks became automated.
Starting with ramp-up
Switching to a new registration system can be daunting for anyone. But Jason says the implementation process for Learning Stream put his mind at ease. For one thing, the training for Learning Stream is different for each customer. Every part of setup and instruction is designed for what the customer needs to accomplish with registration management. “Training was done with the understanding of what our needs were and what would be useful to us,” Jason says. “We were taken through different pieces of the system that we wanted to use, and to use them the way we wanted to.”
RPDP’s new registration system was up and running soon after receiving training.
Hundreds of hours saved annually
Jason says the switch to Learning Stream has resulted in a better experience for teachers taking RPDP courses, but also for RPDP staff. “It’s a lot happier user experience (for teachers) and a lot happier experience on our end running it,” he says.
Much of what makes for that happier administrative experience is the massive amount of time saved. RPDP runs several hundred courses each year. Jason estimates the move to Learning Stream has saved one to two hours for each of those offerings. Before Learning Stream, the time was devoted to the laborious registration process. “The amount that we pay for Learning Stream pays for itself over and over again in the extra services we can provide,” Jason says.
It’s a lot happier user experience (for teachers) and a lot happier experience on our end running it.