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Fewer K-12 Students Absent
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Fewer Nebraska students missed 20 days or more of school in 2010-11, compared to 2009-10 data tracking the number and percentage of students absent.




July 31, 2013
Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska


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PDF version

Session Handouts:

Keynote - Nebraska Education: Leading Forward, Scott Swisher, Deputy Commissioner of Education (NEW)


Concurrent Session I:
Financial Management of Child Nutrition

Concurrent Session II:
Bridging the Gap from Concussion to Classroom (NEW)

Concurrent Session III:
Leading Forward: Understanding the Impact of Nebraska School and Student Records System (NSSRS) for Districts and Buildings

Concurrent Sessions IV and V:
Nebraska Teachers of the Year:  Join the Voice of Nebraska Education
NNSTOY Organization Overview


Concurrent Session I:
Improving Student Academic Success by Partnering with Parents
Session Description
Family & Community Engagement Toolkit Overview
Family & Community Engagement Toolkit - Screen Shot
Family Involvement as a Critical Element of Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities
Delia Pompa (NEW)
Evidence-Based Strategies for Supporting and Enhancing Family engagement
Priscilla Little (NEW)

Concurrent Session II:
reVISION:  Establishing a Clear Vision for Career Education

Concurrent Session III:
Leading Forward:  2E – Twice Exceptional Students (NEW)

Concurrent Session IV:
Moving Forward with the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
MV Free Meal A Days 2013
MV Purpose A Days 2013
MV Liaison A Days 2013
MV Key Points A Days 2013

Concurrent Session V:
What Administrators Need to Know About Bullying
Anti-Bullying McPherson County Policy


Concurrent Session I:
Autism Spectrum Disorders:  The Top 10 Questions (and Answers) on Assessment and Educational Verification

Concurrent Session II:
Update of Education Technology Topics (PDF version)
Update of Education Technology Topics (iBook version) (Please make sure the iBook app on your device is updated.)

Concurrent Session III:
The Tell Project – World Language Learning (NEW)

Concurrent Session IV:
Quality Poverty and LEP Plans

Concurrent Session V:
Nebraska Teacher and Principal Evaluation Update


Concurrent Sessions I and III:
Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA), Nebraska Performance Accountability System (NePAS), and Check for Learning (C4L) – Looking to 2013-14 (NEW)

Concurrent Session II:
Putting the Pieces Together for an Effective Early Childhood Program

Concurrent Sessions IV and V:
DRC INSIGHT:  What will NeSA Online Testing Look Like Using the New Online System Provided by Data Recognition Corporation?

DIAMONDS 5 & 10:

Concurrent Session I:
Nebraska Teacher and Principal Evaluation Update

Concurrent Session II:
Academic Standards Update

Concurrent Session III:
Implementing RtI in Nebraska Schools – the Administrator’s Viewpoint

Concurrent Session IV:
Resources for Nebraska’s New Social Studies Standards
Civics Resources
Geography Resources
History Resources
Mary Lynn Reiser Economic Education

Concurrent Session V:
Nebraska Career Education:  Tools for College and Career Readiness
Middle School Career Development
High School Career Development
Career Readiness Modules
Career Education Standard Launch Flier


Concurrent Session I:
Surveying the Effectiveness of Multicultural Education Programs

Concurrent Session II:
Rule 10:  Update, Issues and Input

Concurrent Session III:
Grants Management System (GMS)

Concurrent Session IV:
AdvancED Accreditation:  Leading with ASSIST

Concurrent Session V:
Cohort Graduation Rates, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and Title
Cohort Graduation Checklist
Cohort Graduation Business Rules


Concurrent Session I:
Transportation Update including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Special Education (SPED)
FMCSA Requirements for Schools ‐ Passenger Vehicles Capacity 9 to 15
FMCSA Requirements for Passenger Vehicles Capacity 16 or more
Nebraska Requirements for First School Bus Permit
Nebraska Requirements for Schools & Licensed Drivers of Pupil Transportation Vehicles

Concurrent Session II:
School Finance

Concurrent Session III:
An Afterschool Program Can Support Student Success
Afterschool Program Quality and Student Outcomes: Reflections on Positive Key Findings on Learning and Development From Recent Research (Deborah Lowe Vandell) (NEW)

Concurrent Session IV:
Leading Forward:  Preparing Students to Lead in the 21st Century

Concurrent Session V:
Educator Preparation and Certification:  Moving Forward


Concurrent Sessions I and V:
Leading Forward:  Need-to-Knows About the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant

Concurrent Session II:
Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools (PLAS) and School Improvement Grants (SIG)

Concurrent Session III:
Applying NDE Rule 15 to Improve Program Implementation for Your English Language Learners

Concurrent Session IV:
Enrollment/Attendance:  What are the Requirements and the Law? (NEW)


Concurrent Session I:
2013 State and Federal Legislation (NEW)

Concurrent Sessions II and IV:
Leading Forward with Positive Behavioral interventions and Supports (PBiS)
Administrators' Academy 2013

Concurrent Session III:
Understanding Nebraska’s New Social Studies Standards
Nebraska Statute 79-719
Nebraska Statute 79-724
Global Competence Policy Statement

Concurrent Sessions V:
The Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) in Nebraska
REAP A Days NE Eligible List FY


Concurrent Session I:
Career Academy Implementation

Concurrent Session II:
Data Quality Assurance:  Due Dates, Audit Windows, and Tools

Concurrent Session III:
Project SEARCH:  Transitioning into the World of Work
Nebraska Project SEARCH Map
Nebraska Project SEARCH Site Contacts

Concurrent Session IV:
Q and A with the Deputy Commissioner

NCSA Administrators' Days Session Handouts:


NCSA Program (PDF)

Stateroom C: 10:00 a.m.

Student Discipline

Ruby 6: 10:00 a.m.

New Superintendents

Diamond 1: 10:00 a.m.

Crete Public Schools - Multi-year Evaluation Model

Stateroom D: 10:00 a.m.

Staff Evaluation in Early Childhood

Stateroom F: 10:00 a.m.

EHA Insurance and Healthcare Reform Update

Diamond 6: 10:00 a.m.

A Principal's Guide to Custody Disputes

Diamond 7: 10:00 a.m.

Improve Your Students By Improving Your Teachers

Stateroom E: 10:00 a.m.

Implementing A Data Management System

Ruby 7: 10:00 a.m.

Maximizing the Benefits and Savings Potential/Section 125 Plans

Stateroom C: 11:15 a.m.

Maneuver Education

Stateroom E: 11:15 a.m.

Not the New Kid

Loper North: 11:15 a.m.

Enhancing Teacher Performance Through Reflection/Coaching

Ruby 6: 11:15 a.m.

Fix the Root Cause of Poor Student Test Scores: Apathy

Diamond 6: 11:15 a.m.

Make Your School No Place for Hate

Diamond 7: 11:15 a.m.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Year Superintendents

Diamond 2: 11:15 a.m.

Create a Collaborative Online Community for Your Staff

Crystal 1: 11:15 a.m.

IEP's 101

Stateroom D: 3:15 p.m.

A Special Education Finance

Stateroom C: 3:15 p.m.

Negotiating After LB 397

Diamond 7: 3:15 p.m.

PPACA - The Time to Control Costs ... Is Now!

Crystal 1: 3:15 p.m.

Classified Staff Issues


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