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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

2021 English Language Arts Standards Nebraska's College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts Adopted by the State Board of Education on September 2, 2021 2021 ELA Standards (vertical) (pdf) An Overview of ELA Standards: Standards establish what students should know and be able to do by the end...
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English Language Arts Standards Revision

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 and writing requirements in the law, were...
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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...
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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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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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Fall STS In-service Workshops

2021 STS Fall In-Service Workshops Visit STS Fall In-Service Registration to registration for your session Registration closed September 21, 2021 Scottsbluff - Tuesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Aulick Industries, 730 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE. Lunch and tour included (Bring Photo ID. No shorts or open-toed shoes). North Platte...
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Family and Community Engagement

"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...
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FCSTN – Family & Consumer Sciences Teachers of Nebraska

  FCSTN Webpage   Why should you Join FCSTN?  Spring 2020 Promo Video   Retired Membership Flyer   The benefits of belonging to FCSTN include: Access to curriculum files contributed by veteran FCS teachers Promotional items designed for FCS education marketing and support Newsletters about our members and events Awards for teachers...
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Federal Programs

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education's Federal Programs web page. Below are the resources and services our division provides to Schools, Administrators, Teachers, and the Public from all over Nebraska. ARP ESSER III General Information ARP ESSER III Grant Application PowerPoint SAMPLE GEPA STATEMENT FOR ARP ESSER IIIESSER Fiscal...
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Fine Arts Education

Fine Arts Education Resources for Remote Learning Additional Remote Learning Resources: Fine Arts (SEADAE) Instructional Resources "Why I Wear a Mask" Student Video (Also in Spanish & Arabic) Join our Fine Arts Listservs: You may join one or all of them. We will send out information regarding each discipline. MEDIA...
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For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs

Resources for K-12 World Language Programs: Teaching Resources Sites Interactive Sites for Student Use or Teacher Professional Development Assessment Resources   Elementary Education: Elementary world language programs boost student achievement by improving evaluative functions, abstract thinking, and mental flexibility. In addition, world language programs promote the ability to communicate within...
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Future Ready Budget and Resources

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...
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Future Ready Community Partnerships

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...
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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

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,...
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