Here at Aeries, we’ve always been passionate about helping schools and educators succeed. Using Aeries SIS to its fullest potential can help schools improve student achievement, save money, and improve communication—but these outcomes are harder for schools to achieve when staff who are in roles using Aeries SIS lack a fundamental mastery of the software.
This is where Aeries Academy comes in. Aeries Academy provides educators with an online learning management system environment to build the knowledge they need to use Aeries SIS effectively. We launched Aeries Academy in early 2018 with a suite of 10 self-paced courses, ranging anywhere from 1-20 hours to complete.
In our original vision for Aeries Academy years ago, we thought of it as more of a premium option, with fees associated with enrollment, in order to allow dedicated Aeries resources tasked with keeping content up-to-date as new Aeries features and revisions are made. However, in the time since we launched it, Aeries Academy has become an indispensable resource helping countless people on the path to learning Aeries. In fact, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to make Aeries Academy free to give users vital resources that they would have otherwise lost out on without in-person training. We decided the change should be permanent.
We are happy to announce that Aeries Academy is now free forever! We’re making our courses available to everyone at no cost. So, why did we decide to make this decision?
1. We want to make it easy for everyone to learn how to use Aeries.
We believe that Aeries can help schools and districts achieve their goals, and we want to make sure that everyone has access to the training they need to make the most of our software. No matter your role, we have a course for you! We hope that this will help more educators get the most out of Aeries SIS, and in turn, help more students succeed.
2. We believe that everyone should have access to the best tools and resources.
Aeries Academy provides a wealth of information and resources to help users get the most out of Aeries. We want to make sure that everyone has access to these tools, regardless of their budget or location. We spend a lot of time and effort making sure the content in Aeries Academy courses is informative and comprehensive yet easy to follow, and it’s true that comes with a cost. But it’s a cost we’d rather bear ourselves, and not pass on to users or districts if it ultimately means that more users can benefit. To this day, we continue to update and improve our courses frequently so they’re always jam-packed with the latest Aeries information no matter when you enroll.
3. We want to help schools and districts save money on training costs, and empower people applying for district/school jobs using Aeries.
We were thrilled that districts found Aeries Academy to be a great supplemental way to learn how to use Aeries in addition to district training plans. In addition, as an individual, Aeries Academy can help you stand out from the competition when applying for a district or school job. Our courses are packed with information and provide a great way to learn about Aeries from the comfort of your own home. We have been elated to see school districts develop best practices in not only adding Aeries Academy enrollment as part of their ongoing training plans but also as a means to help brand new staff hired during the school year get immediate training outside of normal training schedules.
We hope you are as excited as we are about this new development! To visit our new Aeries Academy page and to enroll in your FREE courses, visit Aeries Academy – Aeries Software.