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Out of Home Placement

Out of Home Placement Educators
2014 Webinar Series

Nebraska Department of Education is providing a series of webinars designed to address topics identified by teachers in Out of Home Placement settings.  The webinars will be available through Adobe Connect at  Sessions will be recorded and posted here for later viewing. 

No fees will be charged as this activity is supported by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) funds.

Join us on line at for your selected webinar.

Webinar goals:

  • Build capacity to teach students with disabilities
  • Increase awareness of best practices and available resources
  • Facilitate networking among OHP educators
  • Increase engagement in continuous professional learning
Date & Time Topic
January 28
3:30-4:30 pm

A Teacher's Guide: Keeping Your Most At-Risk Students in Class and in School (handout)

Note: Due to technical difficulties, this session was not recorded.

David Domenici, Director, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings (CEEAS)

February 25
3:30-4:30 pm

Instruction for Students Struggling with Math (handout)
Webinar Recording

Christy Sampson-Kelly, Director of Practitioner Support, CEEAS &
Kat Crawford, Director of Technology Solutions, CEEAS

Richard Lombardo, Education Instructional Technology Coordinator, TJJD &  Math Instructor, Austin Community College

March 18
3:30-4:30 pm
Diversity and Learning (handout)
Webinar Recording

Peter Leone, Professor, Special Education, College of Education, University of Maryland

Carol Rempp, Program Coordinator, Multicultural/Diversity Education, Nebraska DOE

April 22
3:30-4:30 pm
Helping Students Improve Writing Performance,
Webinar Recording

1. Chelsea Kirk's PPT and resources

2. Scott Ryan's PPT

Christy Sampson-Kelly, Director of Practitioner Support, CEEAS
Overview of Research-based Best Practices for Scholars Struggling with Writing & The Place of Basic Writing Skills

Chelsea Kirk, ELA Teacher, Maya Angelo Academy, Washington,  DC
Writing in the Classroom: Writing Strategies & Increasing Knowledge About Writing

Scott Ryan, English Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Specialist, Three Lakes High School, MESD; ESOL/ELD Specialist, MESD YCEP
Setting Students up for Success by Scaffolding Writing 

Kat Crawford, Director of Technology Solutions, CEEAS
Words Unlocked Initiative

May 20
3:30-4:30 pm

Differentiation Strategies for Multi-Grade, And Multi-Ability Classrooms
Webinar Recording

Making Differentiation Work
Differentiation Strategies for Multi-Grade and Multi-Ability

Linda Baker, ELA Teacher, Washington County School Program, Okeechobee, Florida

Christy Sampson-Kelly, Director of Practitioner Support, CEEAS

Kat Crawford, Director of Technology Solutions, CEEAS

As planning progresses, additional information will be emailed to registrants. 

For more information, contact
Alice Senseney, 402-471-2775,

Please register in order to receive related handout materials and instructions for internet connection. Fax your registration to 402.742.8329

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