High Ability Learners

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HAL Bulletin Announcement

High Ability Learners (HAL) Eligible
Contact: Becky Keilig (402-471-0737 or becky.keilig@nebraska.gov)
The timeframe for editing “High Ability Learners Eligible” student data (field 129) in the 2016-2017 Student template is coming up on June 14, 2017, so now is the time to make sure your HAL students are correctly identified in NSSRS. Please visit (or have the Data Steward at your district) NSSRS Validations and verify the Student Verification reports: General and Miscellaneous – High Ability Learner Eligible.

Contact the help desk if you have any questions.

How to contact the NDE Helpdesk
There are three ways to contact the NDE Helpdesk with questions. All three ways get to the same place, so please only use one of these options.

  1. Submit a “Helpdesk Request” from your portal account. After logging into the NDE Portal, it is available in the upper right corner of the Collection Announcement page. This will be the fastest way to get your request to the NDE Helpdesk.
  2. Email: nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov
  3. Call Toll Free: 888-285-0556 – Please leave your full name, organization, call back number, and a brief description of your question.

Please see below for the 2016-17 school year HAL reporting

2016-2017 High Ability Learners (HAL)

Contact: Becky Keilig(402-471-0737 or becky.keilig@nebraska.gov)

For the 2016-17 school year, all High Ability Learners (HAL) reporting must once again be submitted through the NDE Portal under the “Data Collection Tab”. This application is due to NDE no later than September 1, 2017.

The HAL student count is coming from NSSRS, and if you do not think the count is accurate, you will need to update your data in the NSSRS Student Template. The pre-populated items and editing window is described below and included in the instructions on the online collection. Pre-populated values on the Base and Matching Funds application:

  • Count of HAL eligible students from NSSRS – Students are identified as High Ability Learner Eligible in NSSRS in the Student Template. A ‘High Ability Learner Eligible’ student list is available on the NSSRS Validations website under Verification Reports/Student/General and Miscellaneous. Any changes made to HAL Eligible students in the NSSRS Student Template will be available in the HAL application the next day.
  • Ten percent (10%) of October Snapshot Count from NSSRS – Membership is the K-12 student count pulled from NSSRS with changes due to Unifications and Dissolutions. A ‘Membership by Grade, Race and Gender’ report is available on the NSSRS Validations website under Verification Reports/Student/Membership and Attendance. Make sure to only count K-12, and make changes for Dissolutions and Unifications.

Districts will be able to make changes to their HAL Eligible students during the two windows for editing the NSSRS Student Template: August 1-10 and the window opens up again on August 23rd. Any changes made to HAL Eligible students in the NSSRS Student Template will be available in the HAL application the next day.

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Academic Competitions

Academic Competitions

United States Academic Decathlon
Teams for other schools compete against each other to match their intellects with students from other schools. Nebraska contact information for Academic Decathlon is included on this site.

Kids Philosophy Slam
This is the home of the Kids Philosophy Slam. Kids are given a voice and are able to inspire other kids by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.

National Academic League
National Academic League motivates and recognizes academic athletes much like their athletic peers. Using competiveness, team work, critical thinking, scholarship and problem solving, each team demonstrates enthusiasm and pride just as an athletic team.

National Geographic Bee
The National Geographic Bee is an academic contest designed to encourage the study of geography in the nation’s classrooms. Each state sends a winner to the national contest every year. Also many teaching materials and lessons are contained on this site.

*Imagine* Links to Academic Competitions (John Hopkins University)
These links to competitions are from the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.

Art of Problem Solving
This is another link to academic competitions in all curricular areas.

teAchnology
This is website that contains links to various academic competitions. There are links to curricular areas.

federalreserveeducation.org
This is an academic competition that provides high school students the opportunity to study the US economy through the lens of the US central bank. This is a team competition.

USA Mathematical Talent Search
The USA Mathematical Talent Search is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.

First Lego League
This is a robotics competition for ages 9 through 16. The competition is designed to get students excited about science and technology-and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

American Mathematics Competitions
A free web-based math, science, and technology competition for grades 6-9.

https://www.ecybermission.com

Robotics Competitions

Young Scientists Competitions

American Triathlon Competitions for grades 6-8.

ABACUS International Math League for grades 3-8.

Discover Education 3M Young Scientist Competition for grades 5-8.

Dupont Science Essay Challenge

Google Science Fair is for students ages 13-18. Projects will be judged by a panel of scientists and researchers.

National Academic Championship

Nebraska Personal Finance Challenge ONLINE

NALCO: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad
This Olympiad is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles. In solving the problems, students learn about the diversity and consistency of language, while exercising logic skills. No prior knowledge of linguistics or second languages is necessary. Professionals in linguistics, computational linguistics and language technologies use dozens of languages to create engaging problems that represent cutting edge issues in their fields. The competition has attracted top students to study and work in those same fields. It is truly an opportunity for young people to experience a taste of natural-language processing in the 21st century.

Perennial Math for grades 3-8.

Exploravision
Exploravision is a science competition for students K-12.

CyberPatriot
CyperPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition  created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Broadcom Masters Competition – society for Science and the Public
This is a science fair competition for middle school students, held by the Society for Science and the Public (SSP). This competition allows students from around the United States to compete in topics such as mathematics, science and engineering.

Student Competitions from the American Statistical Association

The Ultimate Guide to Student Contests

SMART Competition
The SMART Competition challenges high school students to apply their knowledge of science, math and physics to develop an intelligent building design.  The design plan must also incorporate efficient localized energy management.

Hoagies’ Gifted Competition Sources

 

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Information for Educators

An Administrators Toolbox for the Gifted

Thinkfinity in Nebraska!
This website provides no-cost, standards-based, Internet content for the k-12 teacher and classroom, developed by the nation’s content area experts. Lesson plans are provided for all content areas. There are links provided to all of the sponsoring organizations.

Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development (University of Connecticut)
The University of Connecticut is the home of the Neag Center for gifted Education and Talent Development. The site contains much research  in creativity, assessment, identification, programming, and evaluation.

GERI Gifted Education Resource Institute (Purdue University)
This website is a resource for research in giftedness, creativity, and development of human potential.

 

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Information for Educators, Parents, and Students

National Association For Gifted Children

Nebraska Association of Gifted

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

Hoagies Gifted Education Page
The "all things gifted" page

The University of Iowa
Research and Advocacy for Gifted, Leadership in Research, offers specialized opportunities for students
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration
National Institute for Twice Exceptionality

Center for Talented Youth (CTY) (John Hopkins University)
Focuses on the needs of students who have exceptionally high academic abilities.  A wide variety of programs are offered in various locations in the United States.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
“The mission of the Davidson Institute is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a difference.” Davidson Gifted Institute for Talent Development

 

Information for Educators, Parents, and Students 2017-08-22T19:09:32+00:00

High Ability Latest News

The Latest News

HAL Bulletin Announcement

High Ability Learners (HAL) Eligible
Contact: Becky Keilig (402-471-0737 or becky.keilig@nebraska.gov)
The timeframe for editing “High Ability Learners Eligible” student data (field 129) in the 2016-2017 Student template is coming up on June 14, 2017, so now is the time to make sure your HAL students are correctly identified in NSSRS. Please visit (or have the Data Steward at your district) NSSRS Validations and verify the Student Verification reports: General and Miscellaneous – High Ability Learner Eligible.

Contact the help desk if you have any questions.

How to contact the NDE Helpdesk
There are three ways to contact the NDE Helpdesk with questions. All three ways get to the same place, so please only use one of these options.

  1. Submit a “Helpdesk Request” from your portal account. After logging into the NDE Portal, it is available in the upper right corner of the Collection Announcement page. This will be the fastest way to get your request to the NDE Helpdesk.
  2. Email: nde.helpdesk@nebraska.gov
  3. Call Toll Free: 888-285-0556 – Please leave your full name, organization, call back number, and a brief description of your question.

Please see below for the 2016-17 school year HAL reporting

2016-2017 High Ability Learners (HAL)

Contact: Becky Keilig(402-471-0737 or becky.keilig@nebraska.gov)

For the 2016-17 school year, all High Ability Learners (HAL) reporting must once again be submitted through the NDE Portal under the “Data Collection Tab”. This application is due to NDE no later than September 1, 2017.

The HAL student count is coming from NSSRS, and if you do not think the count is accurate, you will need to update your data in the NSSRS Student Template. The pre-populated items and editing window is described below and included in the instructions on the online collection. Pre-populated values on the Base and Matching Funds application:

  • Count of HAL eligible students from NSSRS – Students are identified as High Ability Learner Eligible in NSSRS in the Student Template. A ‘High Ability Learner Eligible’ student list is available on the NSSRS Validations website under Verification Reports/Student/General and Miscellaneous. Any changes made to HAL Eligible students in the NSSRS Student Template will be available in the HAL application the next day.
  • Ten percent (10%) of October Snapshot Count from NSSRS – Membership is the K-12 student count pulled from NSSRS with changes due to Unifications and Dissolutions. A ‘Membership by Grade, Race and Gender’ report is available on the NSSRS Validations website under Verification Reports/Student/Membership and Attendance. Make sure to only count K-12, and make changes for Dissolutions and Unifications.

Districts will be able to make changes to their HAL Eligible students during the two windows for editing the NSSRS Student Template: August 1-10 and the window opens up again on August 23rd. Any changes made to HAL Eligible students in the NSSRS Student Template will be available in the HAL application the next day.

High Ability Latest News 2017-07-25T18:32:42+00:00

Staff

Becky Keilig

High Ability Learning and Dual Credit Specialist
402-471-0737
Becky.Keilig@Nebraska.gov

Rhonda Wisdom

Administrative Assistant
402-471-2446
Rhonda.Wisdom@Nebraska.gov

 

Staff 2017-07-25T18:32:42+00:00
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