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Working with Youth with Disabilities or Who Receive Special Education Services

The successful transition of youth with disabilities from school to employment, education/training and independent living is a focal point of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and a policy incentive within the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). www.ideapolicy.org Often youth with disabilities face unique...
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Workshop Events & Materials

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all upcoming workshops are only offered online. Please review the following workshop catalog for materials, links, and resources from past, ongoing, and upcoming workshops. Raising the Bar: Nebraska World Language Standards Workshop Series The Revised Nebraska World Language Standards offer a greater emphasis on language...
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World Language Distinguished Scholar Award

2020 World Language Distinguished Scholars Recognized The World Language Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes Nebraska high school students for their leadership in language learning, commitment to language study, appreciation for cultural diversity, and communicative competence. Public and private high schools in Nebraska may nominate one student per level, per language. The...
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World Language in Nebraska

Nebraska schools offer world language options in a variety of languages and programming styles. Enrollment Demographics View languages learned in Nebraska, percentage of students enrolled by language, growth trends Course Descriptions View official course names and codes from the Nebraska Course Codes and Clearing House Endorsement Guide Educator Preparation Programs...
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World Language Praxis II Resources

Praxis II Content Test Information Visit the website to download a free study companion, study plan, testing demonstration, and other resources. A practice test is available for purchase. A link on the page allows you to register for the next test date. Praxis II 5174 French (required score: 162) Praxis...
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World Language Review Archive

  The World Language Review is released monthly on the World Language website and in a listserv. If you would like to subscribe to the listserv, please email your request to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nebraska.gov. Click on each monthly title heading to view the World Language Review as a PDF....
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World Language Standards Documents

Nebraska World Language Standards Nebraska World Language Standards Approved September 2019 Thirty page document contains introductory materials, explanation of strands, standards, and indicators.  Nebraska World Language Standards Separated by Performance Levels Twelve page document contains presents standards in groupings by novice, intermediate and advanced.  World Language Standards Indicators by Scope...
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World Language Standards Implementation Resources Stage Four

Stage Four: Deep Implementation and Sustainability During Deep Implementation and Sustainability, educators possess a deep understanding of content area standards and work towards implementation with fidelity. During this stage, the focus is on seamless integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessments. It also includes a focus on cross curricular planning and...
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World Language Standards Implementation Resources Stage One

Stage 1 Resources │Exploration After State Board approval, this stage, Exploration, is the opportunity to explore the newly revised content area standards and assess readiness to implement. During this stage, time and activities focus on building understanding of the newly revised content area standards and the instructional shifts reflected within...
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World Language Standards Implementation Resources Stage Three

Stage Three: Scale Up This stage, Scale-Up, is where staff begin to implement content area standards while recognizing and attending to student learning gaps resulting from the transition from legacy standards to new standards. During this stage, the focus is on blending and integrating revised content area standards into instruction...
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World Language Standards Implementation Resources Stage Two

Stage Two: Initial Implementation During Initial Implementation, the focus is on analyzing content area standards at a deeper level and developing resources to support implementation. At this stage, schools establish an infrastructure to support the implementation of the content area standards. This includes practices and policies designed to support student...
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World Language Standards Paradigm Shifts for Districts

The Nebraska World Language Standards were passed in September 2019. Learn how to read the document, how to use the proficiency (not grade level) based indicators, and how the standards' concentration on college and career readiness may impact district level world language programming. Materials Paradigm Shifts in Standards (Power Point...
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World Language Week

World Language Week 2020 is Sunday April 5 to Saturday April 11. World language educators and students are encouraged to celebrate the power of languages to be college, career, and civic ready. World Language Week celebrates the teaching and learning of world languages in the state of Nebraska. Nebraska has a...
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World Language Week Posters and Social Posts

The Power of Languages Printables WLW20 Power of Languages graphic: Letter WLW20 Power of Languages graphic: Legal WLW20 Stickers 2 x 4, set of 10 College, Career, and Civic Ready Posters WLW19 College Ready Poster WLW19 Career Ready Poster WLW19 Civic Ready Poster World Language Infographics WLW19 Power infographic Communicate...
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World Languages

World Language Resources Available for World Language Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis Nebraska Department of Education World Language Program List of Resources Provides list of online courses, reference materials, tutorials, and authentic resources. List is ongoing and suggestions are welcome. Materials referenced must be completely subscription free, open educational resources....
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Writing and Poetry Contests

Writing, poetry, and other literary contest information is welcome to be included on this site. Please submit the sponsoring organization, contest title, eligibility details, submission process information, and other rules or guidelines to marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov. BESS STREETER ALDRICH FOUNDATION Bess Streeter Aldrich Short Story Contest FINE LINES Creative Writing Journal FRIENDS...
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