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Early Childhood Nutrition Education Chart

Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten Discover MyPlate is fun and inquiry-based nutrition education that fosters the development of healthy food choices and physically active lifestyles during a critical developmental and learning period for children. Nutrition Education Program: NEP School Enrichment Kits Due to special grant funding, this FREE program is only...
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Eat Family Style Dining

Ecological Approach to Family Style Dining (EAT FSD) is a research initiative at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The EAT FSD approach provides holistic training for childcare providers for meeting the recommendations for feeding young children (2-5 years) to decrease the incidence of childhood obesity. Family style dining (FSD) is a widely...
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Eat Play and Grow

                         Eat Play Grow is an early childhood health curriculum that teaches children and their caregivers how to make healthy nutrition and physical activity choices. The curriculum offers a series of 11 healthy lifestyle lessons with hands-on activities, essential facts, and simple strategies that make healthy choices fun and easy...
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Education and Training

Welcome to the Education and Training Website! If you are visiting, most likely you are: Exploring what NDE has for you in Education and Training! Starting a CTSO chapter of Educators Rising in your school! Encouraging a student that has a future in teaching to go for it! Teaching courses...
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Education Innovation Networks (EIN)

Innovation Network Funds The State Board approved the use of funds to create several Innovation Networks. The Innovation Grant Program was created with the passage of Legislative Bill 519 in 2015. The competitive grant program provided resources and opportunities to support the development, expansion, and investment in innovative best practices....
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Educator Effectiveness

“A culture of school success for every student, every day!” is the aim of the Educator Effectiveness tenet of the Nebraska Department of Education’s (NDE’s) Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) framework. The NDE is committed to ensuring that all students have equitable access to effective...
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Educator Preparation

Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department of Education's mission. The Teacher Education Program Approval section is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and approving teacher and administrator education programs that lead to certification to teach, administer...
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Educator Preparation Programs

Certification Fast Facts Nebraska has three certificate levels: initial, standard, professional. Nebraska does not have unlimited reciprocity with other states. UNK offers the 'Transition to Teaching' program allowing a person with a BS/BA in a language to qualify for a Transitional Teaching Certificate for three years. While completing this program,...
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Educator Professional Development

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs Offering programs from two-weeks to one year, Fulbright provides international opportunities for all content areas. All programs are partially or fully funded. IIE: The Institute of International Education Founded in 1919, this organization continues to offer international opportunities for students, teachers, and administrators. Browse the program...
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Educator Recruitment in Nebraska

The Future Depends on Teachers As a teacher, you’ll put your energy and creativity to work preparing students to tackle the world’s most difficult challenges, from pandemics to climate change and social justice. Great teachers are innovative and always in demand. Number of Teacher Prep Programs 15 Average Starting Salary...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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Elementary Keyboarding Workshop

Elementary Keyboarding Workshop Teaching strategies for incorporating keyboarding into the elementary curriculum will be demonstrated by Lisa Hanson while workshop participants have hands-on opportunities at the keyboard. The Position Paper for Elementary Keyboarding and a scope and sequence from several exemplary programs will be reviewed. Teachers will review several leading...
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Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility

Nebraska's Waiver from NCLB Nebraska’s written request for ESEA Flexibility shifts the focus of accountability and gives us a more robust picture of what our students can do. It is an opportunity to outline our goals, create a shared vision and tell our Nebraska story. Nebraska's waiver from NCLB. The...
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English Language Arts Education

Nebraska's College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 2, 2021 2021 English Language Arts Standards 2021 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) 2021 ELA Standards Resources NSCAS 2021 ELA Timeline (pdf) 2021 Range Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) K-12 (Excel) ELA Standards Crosswalk...
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English Language Arts Standards Revision

The 2021 ELA standards are now available. English Language Arts Standards Revision   Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the State Board of Education to develop a plan to review and update standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies every seven years.  The current ELA standards, which cover the reading...
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English Learner Programs

Nebraska’s EL Mission To lead and support academic language learning so that English Learners have meaningful access to high-quality instruction that will prepare them for learning, earning, and living. NDE Vision Partnering for the best education for all . . . for life. NDE Values Equity of access and opportunity...
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Entrepreneurship Education

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...
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Equity in HAL State Report

Equity in HAL Identification Equity in HAL Achievement District Plans HAL Identification District HAL Programming and Assessment District Plans HAL Evaluation

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Essential Content for 20-21

Based on research and the progression of the disciplines, the 2020–21 Essential Instructional Content names the priorities in mathematics (K–8), ELA/literacy (K–12), and science (K-12) that should be the focus of instruction for educators in the 2020–21 academic year. These documents and videos provide guidance for the field about content...
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ESSER Investments and Allocations for Renewal and Acceleration

Congress passed three separate stimulus packages to prepare for, prevent, and respond to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic - The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, and the American Rescue Plan. All told, Nebraska K-12 public education will...
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Events and Trainings

For the latest news on coronavirus, go to: https://www.education.ne.gov/publichealth/resources/ Schools must be aware of the regulations around handling and storing chemicals. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulates chemical holdings and offers information to schools on applicable regulations. By following these regulations, schools can maintain a safe environment and prevent accidents and...
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Expanded Learning Opportunities

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...
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Experiencing All Aspects of an Industry

Building the Classroom Connection A well-structured classroom orientation lays the groundwork for a successful workplace learning experience. Students are prepared for learning in the workplace by helping them assess their own interests and skills, learn about what to expect at the workplace and build an understanding of the various aspects...
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