This post is the second in a series of posts exploring the requirements for a K-12 Parent Portal. I’m trying to build a composite persona for each of the stakeholders in a K-12 Parent Portal (see What would you do in a K-12 Parent Portal? for background information on this initiative and links to each of the matching posts as they are available). This is a way to describe their requirements through stories.
In that earlier post I described a process for identifying what parents and teachers would look for in an online Parent Portal. This post is about a teacher named Jon Oyen. Does he remind you of a teacher you work with, or are you Jon? Please help me describe what he would like to see in an online Parent Portal by commenting to this post. Future posts will seek to describe the needs of another parent, an administrator, a central office worker and a Trustee.
I’ve built this draft from blogs, comments, and the work of Shartrand et al (1997). This work will be compiled and posted on the Parent 2.0 wiki. Thanks for your help!
Here is Jon, a teacher with thoughts about a Parent Portal.
Thanks again for your help with this work. I look forward to your comments.
Shartrand, A. M., Weiss, H. B., Kreider, H. M., & Lopez, M. E. (1997). New Skills for New Schools: Preparing Teachers in Family Involvement.