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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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Fall STS In-service Workshops

2023 STS Fall In-Service Workshops October 3, Central Nebraska Region: Truss Craft in Grand Island. (Meal provided) Registration October 5, Greater Metro Region: Valmont in Valley. (Meal provided) Registration October 11, Northeast Nebraska Region: NNNC Fall Conference; ESU’s 1, 2, 8, 17 registration with your ESU. This registration DOES NOT...
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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) FCSTN Mission: To promote and support Family and Consumer Sciences teachers and programs in making a positive impact on families and communities in Nebraska. FCSTN members are a member of the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska (ACTEN)  and the...
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Federal Programs

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES FROM THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS OFFICE Find the latest time sensitive information here Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Federal Programs Team Office Hours via Zoom! 10:00 - 11:00 AM (CST) Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/4024712452 Meeting ID:  402 471 2452 Or Telephone: US: +1...
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Fine Arts Course Codes

School Year 2023-2024 Fine Arts Course Codes Each year, the Nebraska Department of Education updates the Course Codes and Clearing Endorsements guidelines, the tool by which Nebraska districts report the courses and subjects offered in their schools. This information is collected annually per approval regulations. To date, the fine arts...
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Fine Arts Education

Welcome to Nebraska's Fine Arts Education! The current Nebraska Fine Arts Education Standards were adopted by the Nebraska State Board of Education in 2014. The standards challenge students to develop the essential fine arts skills needed to succeed in college, career, and life.  They cover a broad array of core...
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Fine Arts Exchange

The NDE Fine Arts Education is excited to provide the "Fine Arts Exchange" as a resource to fine arts educators. On this page you will find arts organizations, both state agencies and non-profits, who have programs and opportunities that extend, enhance, and enrich arts learning. The information contained in the...
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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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Formative Assessment

What is the Formative Assessment Supports Network (FASN)? The Formative Assessment Supports Network (FASN) is a system of supports for Nebraska educators designed to advance assessment literacy and focus on the implementation of formative assessment practices to strengthen effective instruction and propel student learning statewide. Introduction to FASN Resources Introduction...
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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 studio...
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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 Strategies...
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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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Future Ready Data and Privacy

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...
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Future Ready Nebraska

2024 Future Ready Nebraska Conference   CONFERENCE INFORMATION WEBSITE/REGISTRATION Upcoming Future Ready Group  Meetings: FR Council, December 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. (NDE) FR Librarians, December 14, 2023, 2:45 p.m. (Zoom) Use of Space & Time Primary Objective: Create opportunities for districts to explore innovative classroom models. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment...
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Future Ready Nebraska Council

(Shown in Alphabetical order) Dorann Avey, Digital Learning, Nebraska Department of Education Lucas Bingham, Director of Information Technology, Papillion LaVista Public Schools & NETA Web Coordinator Burke Brown, Technology Specialist, Palmyra Public Schools Jon Cerny, Superintendent, Bancroft-Rosalie Public Schools Ted DeTurk, Administrator, ESU 2 Fremont & NITC John Dunning, Chief...
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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development

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...
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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure

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...
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Future Ready Use of Space and Time

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...
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Go NAPSACC

   What is Go NAPSACC? From mealtime, to playtime, to story time, children have many opportunities each day to learn and practice healthy habits. Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (Go NAPSACC) is a trusted process that helps child care centers and homes go the extra mile to...
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