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English Learner Programs

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The purposes of Title III are to:

  1. Improve the education of English Learners by assisting them attain English proficiency, attain high levels of academic achievement in English and meet challenging academic standards. AND

  2. Provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youth.

Contact Information

Terri Schuster, 402-471-4694
terri.schuster@nebraska.gov

Brooke David, 402 471-2451
brooke.david@nebraska.gov

 

Updates and Announcements

Here is a list of resources that NDE has made available this year to help support English Learner Programs.

ELL Learning Modules
NDE is partnering with Nebraska educators and administrators to develop learning modules for schools and districts related to services for English Learners.  Four modules are now available.

  • Welcoming and Identifying English Learners
  • Language Instruction Educational Programs
  • Staffing
  • Program Review

To access the first module, click on ELL Learning Modules on the right under Professional Development. You will need to create a free Moddle account to access this resource.

ELA_ELP Alignment Work
This spring, NDE and the NorthCentral Comprehensive Center hosted ELA and ELL Teachers to work on a standards alignment document.  This work resulted in a process for aligning standards and working with ELA and literacy teachers to support English Learners. The final document including sample lessons is available here. You can also access the documents under State Resources, Nebraska English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards.

Program Review: The Written Report Guidance
Under Rule 15, English Learner Programs are required to submit a written report of their annual program review.  This written report should be kept on file in the superintendent’s office and available to the public.  Guidance on the written report can be found here.

Book Study Guide for Classroom Instruction that Works for English Language Learners, 2nd Edition. 

This resource is a Book Study Guide that accompanies the second edition of Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners published by McREL International. 

 

Title III – National Origin Calendar

 

 

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Entrepreneurship Education

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OUTSTANDING LEADERS RECEIVE AWARDS AT NEBRASKA ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEST PRACTICES SUMMIT

Photos are available using the following link. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E0YfmaJ0vvsk6itBlDGm8J2oLXOQWnp3

Net Force Awards Flyer

The Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force) and co-sponsor, the Nebraska Enterprise Fund, presented awards to three Nebraskans recognized for their leadership in entrepreneurship advocacy and entrepreneurship education during the Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit that took place in Kearney, NE on November 2nd. 

The Summit focused on enhancing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Nebraska through networking, sharing what works, and highlighting Big Ideas in entrepreneurship.  

  • Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year: Jamie Robinson, Millard South High School. Entrepreneurship Academy Instructor
  • Outstanding Nebraska Entrepreneurship Service Award: Judy Amoo, Dean of Economic and Community Development for Western Nebraska Community College.
  • Gregg Christensen Distinguished Service Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Award: Craig Schroeder, Independent Entrepreneurship Consultant and immediate past-chairman of NET FORCE.

Makerspaces: A Growing Nebraska Trend

Makerspaces

Makerspaces are do-it-yourself shops popping up all across the U.S. Innovation Studio makerspace is where people can gather to invent, learn, and create. (Photo and Story by Ben Bohall, NET News). Click image for full story.

 

The Case for Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Youth Guide

 

One Town. Two Stoplights. Unlimited Possibilities
Brent Comstock | TEDxLincoln

Brent’s TEDxLincoln talk serves as an introduction to the idea of reinventing rural communities and also challenges entrepreneurs and innovators to consider looking to rural communities for ventures like tech start-ups and social enterprises. 

Growing up in a rural SE Nebraska community, Brent was always bothered by the lack of connectedness and opportunities in rural Nebraska. At age 12, he started a small company that provided what he found lacking in a small town: computer services, web site design, and advice on anything technology-related. Since then, Brent, who is now a Robertson Scholar at the University of North Carolina, has founded and been on the founding teams of many start-up companies throughout the United States.

Unlimited Possibilities Video
Click image to watch video

 

It Takes a Community: Valley County Feature

Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NElovesPS) just released a ten minute video highlighting how Valley County, Nebraska invests in its students in a big way.  With a focus on entrepreneurship and a commitment to youth, one of the most successful ways Valley County illustrates this investment is through the annual EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) Camp.  Hosted in Ord, Nebraska, ESI Camp is a true community-wide/county-wide  collaboration where members of the business community share their time and talents with students.  Students build their entrepreneurial skills and learn what it takes to compete in a global marketplace – right in rural Nebraska. 

Watch this special edition of It Takes a Community at www.nelovesps.org or click on the image below.

 

Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education

The Nebraska Department of Education provides statewide:

  • Curriculum support
  • Technical assistance
  • Professional development

Entrepreneurship education outreach and services provided through Nebraska Career Education include:

  • Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education website
  • Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education listserv
  • Nebraska Career Education Conference sessions
  • Publicity for local, state, and national activities
  • Support and leadership for Nebraska’s National Entrepreneurship Week activities

NET FORCE

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The Nebraska Department of Education is an active member of the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NET Force). The mission of NET Force is to identify and leverage educational resources that will educate, engage, and empower current and potential entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Education Resource Sites

NE Entrepreneurship

 

Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

 

NACCE

 

Kaufman

Kaufman Founders School

Career Clusters Resources

NE Career Edu Model

Career Readiness

Career Readiness Toolkit

Habitudes

Habitudes
NE Career Clusters

Click above to explore Nebraska companies.
The virtual tours provide a unique opportunity to experience Nebraska-based industries without leaving the classroom.

NE Standards Career Ready Practice

Career Ready Practice

Why Career Readiness?

Why Career Readiness?” 3.19 minute video

 

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

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The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, is the nation’s education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. In order for Nebraska schools to access the funds provided from this Act, the Nebraska Department of Education submitted a statewide plan to describe how we will leverage these funds to provide equity and college and career ready experiences for all Nebraska students.

Final Draft ESSA Nebraska State Plan (09.13.2017)

ESSA Summary (10.16.17)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

President Barack Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in December 2015. The title of the reauthorized legislation, which replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), is the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The passage of ESSA provides a much-anticipated opportunity to improve outcomes for all students.

NDE is committed to collaborating with stakeholders, including educators, policymakers, and community members, to ensure coherent and thoughtful state-level implementation of ESSA. ESSA requires that states develop and submit a State Plan to the U.S. Department of Education. To ensure that the Nebraska State Plan addresses the day-to-day needs of educators, students, and communities, NDE will design a stakeholder engagement process that relies on participation from a group of diverse leaders and practitioners.

ESSA Overview

If you have comments or questions regarding the Nebraska ESSA Plan,
please contact NDE ESSA at nde.essa@nebraska.gov.

Stakeholder Listening Tour

To help our effort to strengthen family-school-community partnerships, bring inclusive voices and empower ALL to speak up for every child in our state, NDE hosted the ESSA Stakeholder Listening Tour.

“Listening to our Stakeholders” Sessions

Date

Location

Time

March 7, 2017

Harms Advanced Technology Center-WNCC
2620 College Park, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

6:30 pm – 8:00pm
March 8, 2017

Mid-Plains Community College – North Campus
WW Wood Building, Rooms 202 and 204
1101 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE 69101

6:30 pm – 8:00pm
March 14, 2017

Norfolk Public Schools Central Adm. Offices
512 Philip Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701, Room 302

6:30 pm – 8:00pm

March 16, 2017
*please note time change

Southeast Community College, Lincoln Campus
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520-1299 

7:00 pm – 8:30pm
March 20, 2017

Grand Island Senior High School
2124 N Lafayette Ave, Grand Island, NE 68803

6:30 pm – 8:00pm
March 22, 2017

ESU 5
900 W Court St, Beatrice, NE 68310

6:30 pm – 8:00pm
March 27, 2017

UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, NE 68182

6:30 pm – 8:00pm

Resources on Education Stability of Children in Foster Care

In recognition of the unique needs of children involved in the child welfare system, both Federal and State governments have launched efforts to increase school stability and improve education outcomes for children in foster care.  In December of 2015, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA)ESSA’s provisions for schools regarding educational stability of children in foster care generally mirror similar requirements in the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 that govern State, local and tribal child welfare agencies. 

The ESSA provisions for State and Local Education Agencies (SEA and LEAs) related to children in foster care take effect on December 10, 2016. A series of resource materials have been developed to assist the schools and child welfare agencies in implementing these provisions.  The following documents are among several resources available:

Timeline of Engagement

Updated March 28, 2017

Our goal in our stakeholder engagement plan is to update the public as more regulations and laws regarding ESSA are developed through rulemaking.

In order to successfully coordinate and facilitate the Department’s efforts to submit an ESSA plan to the United States Department of Education (USDOE) by September 18, 2017 the ESSA Core Team has developed a four-phase process – known as the Timeline of Engagement.

Phase 1: August 2016 – October 2016
Strategic Vision

  • NDE sets the strategic plan direction with priority goals
  • NDE launches ESSA project, ESSA Core Team and Internal ESSA Advisor Group is appointed
  • ESSA Plan project charter is established
  • NDE submits ESSA comments to proposed regulations comments on August 1, 2016 and September 9, 2016
  • NDE staff begins the process of analyzing the ESSA law
  • ESSA web site page development starts

Phase 2: October 2016 – February 2017
Initial Planning and Development

  • NDE staff begins analyzing the ESSA law/guidance in preparation for development of state plan
  • NDE ESSA Core Team starts to develop plan and ensure alignment to NDE’s strategic plan priorities (AQuESTT)
  • NDE ESSA Core Team identifies and engages external stakeholders and solicits input through various forums
  • NDE reviews Federal regulations published on November 29, 2016
  • ESSA Core Team aligns to the revised regulations and prepares first draft of the ESSA Plan

Phase 3: February 2017 – June 2017
ESSA Plan Writing and Reviews

  • External ESSA Stakeholder Engagement sessions start March 7, 2017 through to March 27, 2017
  • Revised ESSA State Plan template released by USDOE on March 13, 2017
  • AQuESTT Conference sharing feedback from ESSA Stakeholder Engagement sessions held throughout the State
  • First draft of ESSA Plan presented to State Board of Education on May 4-5, 2017
  • Peer Review meeting of Nebraska’s ESSA Plan draft  May 16, 2017
  • Final draft of ESSA State Plan for State Board review June 1-2, 2017
  • NDE continues to solicit and gather feedback from stakeholders
  • Assurance statements submissions in June 2017 to USDOE
  • ESSA State Plan Board authorize submission of ESSA State Plan on August 3-4, 2017

Phase 4: July 2017 – September 2017
Submission and Implementation

  • Official Nebraska ESSA Plan submitted to USDOE by September 18, 2017
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Expanded Learning Opportunities

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Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities for Nebraska K-12 Youth

What is an ELO?

The term Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) describes an array of safe and structured programs that offer healthy growth, development and academic opportunities for youth.

In Nebraska, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are ELOs that provide educational and enrichment opportunities for K-12 youth when they’re not in school (afterschool, during the summer and/or days when school is not in session).  The priority for a 21st CCLC is to provide hands-on learning and positive youth development experiences for students who may have an opportunity gap, such as living in poverty, or are highly mobile, or are limited English proficient, or those who may start the school year learning below their grade level.

The framework for 21st Century Community Learning Center ELOs is school/community partnerships that offer a range of supervised activities, intentionally designed to encourage learning and development outside the typical school day yet aligned with the school day goals and objectives.  Click here for more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center program in Nebraska.

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Family and Community Engagement

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“Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.”
-U.S. Department of Education


The Nebraska Department of Education identified family engagement as an essential area of focus in its new Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) within the tenant of Student Success and Access.

Engaging families and communities as partners with schools is essential, as the evidence is clear: partnerships contribute to children and youth’s academic and social success. Current family and community engagement research, websites, and promising practices are available via the links below.

Educators

Families

Community Partnerships

Research

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Federal Programs

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Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United States. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation. These federal programs assist in completing the educational goals of our students.

Foster Care and Title I

Nebraska Educator Equity Plan

Committee of Practitioner’s Meeting Information

Allocations 2017-2018

Grants Management (GMS) and Finance

2014 Federal Programs Conference ( Updated 2015)

2015 Administrators’ Days Presentations

2016 Administrators’ Days Presentations

2017 Administrator Days Presentations

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Finance & Organizational Services

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Announcements / New Information

Upcoming Due Dates/Dates of Importance

Most Recent “Announcements/Reminders from School Finance & Organization Services” Email

FOS Programs

FOS Teams – FOS includes the following teams: Central Accounting, Financial Services, and School Finance & Organization Services

Updated on 11/01/2017

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Fine Arts Education

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Standards

Standards – Adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education on March 4, 2014.

Please note: The glossaries contain frequently updated resources.

Horizontal Views:

Vertical Views – The five disciplines always appear in this order: MA, VA, D, M, and T for each grade band.

Join our Fine Arts Listservs:

MEDIA ARTS
VISUAL ARTS
DANCE
MUSIC
THEATRE

You may join one or all of them. We will send out information regarding each discipline.

 

 

 

Contact Us:

Debra Wehrmann DeFrain, Fine Arts Education Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education; Teaching and Learning Team
ofc: 402-471-3142 / fax: 402-471-0117
Debbie.DeFrain@nebraska.gov, www.education.ne.gov
301 Centennial Mall South  P.O. Box 94987     Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Carol Bom, Administrative Assistant
Nebraska Department of Education; Teaching and Learning Team
ofc: 402-471-3962 / carol.bom@nebraska.gov

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Future Ready Budget and Resources

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Budget and Resources Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Invests Strategically in Digital Resources

 

 

Invests Strategically in Digital Resources

OUTCOME: Leverages an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest in digital resources to support student learning.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Invest in maker studio items for video editing and creation
~Find ways to raise funds for library materials; Titlewish donations, Amazon wish list,  First Book
~Augmented Reality Books/Apps to use as a station in the library

 

 

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Future Ready Community Partnerships

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Community Partnerships Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Cultivates Community Partnerships

 

 

Cultivates Community Partnerships

OUTCOME: Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Plan and host a digital literacy night for community and parents
~Collaborate and create partnership with art department to showcase student artwork.
~Present at a school board meeting
~Social media sharing

 

 

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Future Ready Community Partnerships Gear

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Future Ready Community Partnerships GearPrimary Objective: Establish a Future Ready coalition of interested and invested organizations and parties.

Focus Areas:
   
 ~ Identify and partner with business, community, professional and parent accociations and regional education associations to support Future Ready efforts.

     ~ Engage with higher education institutions to create a K – 16 vision for future readiness to support workforce-readiness efforts.

 


The Future Ready Nebraska Council has developed several goals to guide the work of this gear in Nebraska. These goals are listed below and will be further developed in the Nebraska Digital Learning and Ed. Tech. Plan which is currently under development.

  1. Develop a presentation to be used at professional conferences, webinars, and local planning events which will assist school administrative teams in getting started.  Each committee member will present locally and at least one conference or webinar.

  2. Develop a template and specific guidelines to assist schools in forming a local community partnership committee with an initial mandate to identify local existing partnerships and define areas of need for future partnerships based on the goals of the FRNC, AQuESTT, and current SIP efforts.

  3. Create a process for identifying and describing examples of existing successful school-community partnerships across the state, to be used as a resource for such local committees.

  4. Develop an easily accessible “clearinghouse” of such resources which is searchable and includes categories, descriptions, and contact information.

  5. Support creation of robust partnerships with our student, parent, business, and city communities to advance our vision of developing future-ready students.

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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

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Curriculum Instruction And Assessment Gear

3 Taglines which describe focus of work in this area

Builds Instructional Partnerships

Empowers Students as Creators

Curates Digital Resources and Tools

 

Builds Instructional Partnerships

OUTCOME: Partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, creativity, innovation and the active use of technology.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Collaborative Skypes with classes/libraries in other schools
~Plan with teachers ways to integrate technology and information literacy skills into course units
~Design Digital Citizenship lessons with teachers
~Meet with teams of teachers to plan lessons/units matched to maker spaces in library


Empowers Students as Creators

OUTCOME: Encourages and facilitates students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration and authentic, real-world problem solving.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Developing a more focused maker program around curriculum standards
~Integrate STE(A)M activities, inquiry, and public displays of learning with any/all content areas.
~Student created book trailers/other digital book promotions.
~Create Video Booktalks or Digital Portfolios with upper level students


Curates Digital Resources and Tools

OUTCOME: Leads in the selection, integration, organization, and sharing of digital resources and tools to support transformational teaching and learning and develop the digital curation skills of others.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Create/maintain Symbaloos of resources on topics such as coding, making, digital citizenship, etc.
~Create a blog with curated resources
~Build a collection of Virtual Field Trips
~Create a YouTube channel with different playlists for Students, Teachers and Parents.

 

 

 

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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Gear

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Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment GearPrimary Objective: Integrate the effective use of technology in all state academic standards, not just technology standards.

Focus Areas:
     ~ Articulate the expectation that meeting the state standards requires the appropriate use of technology.
     ~ Demonstrate the effective use of technology to support specific standards through exemplars and resources.
     ~ Provide guidance on finding and/or developing high quality digital content.

 


The Future Ready Nebraska Council has developed several goals to guide the work of this gear in Nebraska. These goals are listed below and will be further developed in the Nebraska Digital Learning and Ed. Tech. plan which is currently under development.

  1. Review and Revise the language of Rule 10. Update to include language for 21st Century Learners & Instruction

  2. Provide opportunities for professional personalized educator learning and development using a statewide, coordinated, and collaborative reservoir of resources and find, define and share exemplars of digital teaching and learning.

  3. Integrate the effective use of technology in all state academic standards, not just technology standards.

  4. Create a system of equitable opportunities for access to online resources for all students in NE

  5. Districts are able to leverage technology and diverse learning resources to personalize the learning experience for each student.

  6. Expand teacher recommended & state investments in statewide digital content and learning resources.

  7. All students have access to qualified integration specialists who have the capacity to partner with classroom teachers to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, creativity, innovation, and the active use of technology.

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Future Ready Data & Privacy Gear

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Data and Privacy GearPrimary Objectives: Provide useful and meaningful data to leaders and educators to support instruction and decisionmaking.  Articulate clear expectations relating to the privacy of student data.

Focus areas:
     ~ Align state data systems to reduce redundancy, streamline data collection and facilitate analysis and use of data.
     ~ Make data a two-way street; provide meaningful data back to districts in user-friendly reports.
     ~ Communicate the state’s policy for its use of student data.
     ~ Ensure all stakeholders – districts, educators, parents and vendors – understand all applicable laws and regulations related to student data privacy.

 


The Future Ready Nebraska Council has developed several goals to guide the work of this gear in Nebraska. These goals are listed below and will be further developed in the Nebrsaka Digital Learning and Ed. Tech. plan which is currently under development.

  1. Adopt and sustain policies protecting privacy and security of student data and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  2. Collect and provide data in efficient and meaningful ways to support instruction and decision-making and minimize the reporting burden of school districts.

  3. Provide resources, communication and training to inform and equip stakeholders to keep student data private and secure.

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Future Ready Data and Privacy

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Data and Privacy Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Advocates for Student Privacy

 

 

Advocates for Student Privacy

OUTCOME: Teaches and promotes student data privacy through their instruction and role as educational leaders.

Sample Strategies

~Parent training on privacy, digital citizenship and online safety
~Regular lessons on digital citizenship, to be embedded everywhere, and not just a specific month 
~Teach students how to create strong passwords that they can also remember.
~Model digital citizenship in other collaborations and lessons and encourage its use

 

 

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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development

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Personalized Professional Development Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Facilitates Professional Learning

 

 

Facilitates Professional Learning

OUTCOME: Leads professional learning to cultivate broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age (e.g., critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, technology competencies, etc.)

Sample Strategies

~Teach professional development courses for the district, present at conferences
~Hold parent sessions to help familiarize them with the devices their students are using
~Begin “You are not alone” campaign for GAFE implementation.
~Serve on a planning committee, seek opportunity to present at an upcoming event

 

 

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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development Gear

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Personalized Professional Development GearPrimary Objective: Provide Opportunities for educators and leaders to deepen their Future Ready knowledge.

Focus Areas:
     ~ Identify and partner with business, community, professional and parent associations, and regional education associations to support Future Ready efforts.
     ~ Engage with higher education institutions to create a K – 16 vision for future readiness to support workforse-readiness efforts.

 


The Future Ready Nebraska Council has developed several goals to guide the work of this gear in Nebraska. These goals are listed below and will be further developed in the Nebraska Digital Learning and Ed. Tech. plan which is currently under development.

  1. Teachers will have access to online resources to assist in providing quality instruction to students through use of an online repository of content containing videos, articles and Professional Development opportunities.

  2.  A systematic coordinated approach to professional learning priorities will be developed to support professional learning efforts and initiatives in the state.

  3. Utilize Future Ready resources to support professional learning, planning and prioritizing at school districts including the following targeted staff, Librarians, Ed Tech Leaders, Principals and other School leaders.

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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure

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Robust Infrastructure Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of the work in this area

Ensures Equitable Digital Access

 

 

Ensures Equitable Digital Access

OUTCOME: Provides and advocates for equitable access to connectivity, digital devices, information, resources, programming, and services in support of the district’s strategic vision.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians

~Promoting the use of Open Educational Resources among students and staff
~COW for library in order to simultaneously serve classes and walk-ins for more access.
~Employ Mobile Hotspots and make available to staff for field trips or other outside of school use
~Flex Media Center hours for more availability to students & parents

 

 

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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure Gear

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Robust Infrastructure GearPrimary Objective: Establish a technology ecosystem to ensure every school exceeds industry-connectivity standards.

Focus areas:
     ~ Identify and make available resources to provide every school with access to high speed, high capacity internet.
     ~ Collaborate with local and regional organizations to insure every district and school has the IT capacity needed to support their infrastructure.

 


The Future Ready Nebraska Council has developed several goals to guide the work of this gear in Nebraska.  These goals are listed below and will be further developed in the Nebraska Digital Learning and Ed. Tech, plan which is currently under development.

  1. All students will have access to Internet resources during non-school hours to achieve equity of access.

  2. All Districts will be connected to a statewide single sign-on system, with access to associated resources.

  3. Robust Infrastructure Gear Team will encourage 100% of public school districts to leverage Category 2 E-rate funding to upgrade their internal networking and Wi-Fi.

  4. The State of Nebraska and University of Nebraska will procure and contract for up to six segments of 10Gbps wave services for a northeast Nebraska backbone fiber loop.

  5. Digital learning is adequately funded and fully integrated across multiple budget areas, including instruction, building facilities, technology, staffing, utilities, etc., where appropriate.

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Future Ready Use of Space and Time

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Use of Space and Time Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Designs Collaborative Spaces

 

 

Designs Collaborative Spaces

OUTCOME: Provides flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration and community.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians

~Reevaluate Makerspace design areas
~Replace old bookcases with shorter, mobile bookcases
~Purchase flexible seating options (floor chairs, exercise balls, bean bag chairs)
~Add new signage to all areas of library to help students more easily locate information
~Create a functional classroom area and presentation center for co-teaching

 

 

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Grants Management System

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 Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency’s grant applications and missed one of our District Administrator GMS Security Webinars can find resources below.

 

Grants Management System (GMS) Description and Purpose

The GMS is a web-based system used by the Department for processing various grants and plans. The system supports application submissions, amendments, and approval as well as the issuance of grant award notifications. The system also supports the processing of payments against grant awards through reimbursement requests.
Its purposes are to provide:

  1. districts an easy to use mechanism with a common look and feel originating from various sources
  2. quick response time between the Department and districts
  3. real time financial representation.

A majority of grants continue to be placed on the GMS which has become the principal method for processing Department issued grants.

GMS Access

Beginning Tuesday, April 26th, users will access the Grants Management System (GMS) through the GMS Login Page. Consequently, GMS will no longer be part of the NDE Portal system of tools.

Users who previously had access to GMS will need to set a password when logging in the first time using the following steps:

1. Type your email address in the Username/Email text box
2. Click “Forgot | Change”
3. Follow the directions found in the pop-up window

Users who have NEVER had access to GMS will need to request access from the agency’s district administrator using the following:

1. Click “New User
2. Type in the name of the agency you wish to be associated with and click the SEARCH button
3. From the drop down list, select the appropriate agency and click the SELECT ORG button (the New User window should display the administrator for the agency selected)
4. Click the REQUEST button
5. Complete the New User Request and click the SUBMIT button
6. The administrator will need to accept the New User Request and assign the appropriate user role before a new user will be able to access the agency’s grant information

Below are resources to provide additional assistance to users in accessing the new GMS environment.

Users who are tasked with the management/oversight of their agency’s grant process can utilize the resources below to provide additional assistance with regard to managing the user access for their agency.

GMS Training/Instructions

NDE State and Federal Grant Management Requirements and Guidance

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Health Education

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**Physical Education Standards Adopted 10/7/2016**

Health Education is a unique and separate academic discipline. It influences individual, family, and societal development, knowledge, attitudes and behavior and seeks the improvement of individual, family and community health. Health education helps individuals seek that which moves them toward optimal stages of wellness. It means also to aid individuals and families in overcoming the debilitating effects of economic deprivation, the lack of balance, disease and accidents of life.

Mission of Health Education

The mission of health education is to motivate young people to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health-related risk behaviors. It is the role of the health educator to provide young people with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy for a lifetime and to utilize these health enhancing skills as a means for achieving life’s goals.

The National Health Education Standards states:

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology and other factors on health behaviors.
  • Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.
  • Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family and community health.

    American Cancer Society

    Our Team

Julane Hill
Coordinated School Health Career Field Specialist
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Ph: 402-471-4352 Fax: 402-471-4565
E-Mail: julane.hill@nebraska.gov

Patsy Shald
Administrative Assistant
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Ph: 402-471-2109 Fax: 402-471-4565
E-Mail: patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

 

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Health Science

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Career Pathways and Specialty Examples

Health Informatics

Workers occupy many different levels of health care related employment. This pathway includes health care administrators who manage health care agencies as well as those individuals who are responsible for managing all of the patient data and information, financial information, and computer applications related to health care processes and procedures.

Admitting Clerk
Applied Researcher
Cancer Registrar
Certified Compliance Technician
Clinical Account Manager
Clinical Account Technician
Clinical Coder
Clinical Data Miner
Clinical Data Management Specialist
Clinical Data Specialist
Community Services Specialists
Data Quality Manager
Decision Support Analyst
Epidemiologist
Ethicist
Health Educator
Health Information Administrator
Health Information Technician
Health Information Services
Healthcare Administrator
Healthcare Finance Professional
Information Privacy Officer
Information Security Officer
Managed Care Contract Analyst
Medical Assistant
Medical Illustrator
Medical Information Technologist
Medical Librarian
Patient Account Manager
Patient Account Technician
Patient Advocates
Patient Information Coordinator
Project Manager
Quality Management Specialist
Quality Data Analyst
Reimbursement Specialist
Risk Management
Transcriptionist
Unit Coordinator
Utilization Manager
Utilization Review Manager

For a printable list from the National Consortium for Health Science Education, click here:
Health Science Career Specialties Chart.

UNMC’s Careers in Health Care booklet. Although this was published in 2010, this booklet may still have relevant information for students today.

 

 

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