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Applying World Language Performance Level Expectations

For a more complete version of this information, please read "Applying Performance Level Expectations for World Language Programming", pages 7-9, of the Nebraska World Language Standards Approved September 2019. The Ultimate Expectation for Language Knowledge and Skills Once an ultimate goal has been determined, the school can dedicate the time...
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Assessment Resources

K-12 FL Assessment Instruments Various FL proficiency assessments Teaching Materials: Assessment Tools National Capital Language Resource Center Site provides the how, what, when, and why of assessment in the FL classroom Quia Language test generator that sends grades directly to teacher after students take the assessment on-line. There is a...
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Be a World Language Teacher in Nebraska

Many opportunities exist for teaching world language in Nebraska.  Nebraska is a rural state with urban opportunities. It has an agricultural economy with cutting-edge career options. Renown for "Nebraska nice", it is a place that delivers on its promise of "The Good Life". Are you looking for a teaching position...
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Commissioner

The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is a constitutional agency approved by Nebraska voters. The Department operates under the authority of an elected board of education. NDE is organized into teams that interact to operate the agency and carry out the duties assigned by state and federal statutes and the...
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Contact

Communications & Outreach Staff Katie Bieber Director of Communications P: 402-471-5025 E: katie.bieber@nebraska.gov @NDE_GOV Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist P: 402-471-3186 E: shauna.groenewold@nebraska.gov @NDE_PS   David Hefley Web Content Manager P: 402-471-4538 E: david.hefley@nebraska.gov         David Jespersen Public Information Officer P: 402-471-4537 E: david.jespersen@nebraska.gov @NDE_News   Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist...
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Due Process

Due Process Flow Chart Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (ENGLISH) Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (SPANISH) Due Process Due Process Hearing Officer’s Report, Final Decision, and Order: 2022 Case 22-05 SE Case 22-01 SE 2021 Case 21-05 SE Case 21-04 SE Case 21-03 SE Case 21-02 SE Case 21-01 SE...
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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 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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Entrepreneurship

Course Outlines Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI) Entrepreneurship Course Outline - Southwest High School Lesson Plans Are You Affected by Advertising? - Centennial Public School Selling Yourself - Centennial Public School Event Promotion Lesson Prom Closet - Waverly High...
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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. 2022 Fine Arts Exchange 402...
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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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Heritage Speakers Programs

Research: Heritage speaker programs present language study of a “world” or “foreign language” to learners with a family heritage in that language. Here are some key points about heritage language study: HL students have acquired nearly 90% of the phonological system of a prestige dialect of their ancestral language. HL...
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High School Resource Materials

Best Resources Foreign Languages & The Literary in the Everyday: Helping Students to Make Meaning The Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) project  is an archive of literacy-based materials. It includes forum spaces for discussions between members of teaching communities and examples of how to integrate the...
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High School World Language Models

All secondary students must have access to a minimum of two years of world language study. There are many types of models schools can use depending on the needs and goals of the school and community. Dual Language Immersion Programs Dual language immersion programs provide content instruction in both English...
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How Nebraska Businesses Support the Seal of Biliteracy

Nebraska businesses are encouraged to consider the Seal of Biliteracy as a measurement for student achievement in language learning and proficiency. Businesses may show their support for world language learning and biliteracy by signing on to the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Letter of Support and by posting the "We Support...
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Human Resources

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education Office of Human Resources The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) is comprised of individuals who are committed to providing services that ultimately result in a quality education for all Nebraska students. Approximately 500 employees carry out the myriad duties assigned by state and...
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IEP Facilitation

NE IEP Facilitation Guide 2020 2022-2023 IEP Facilitators List If you have questions or comments about the IEP Facilitation option, Contact Jordyn Brummund at the Nebraska Department of Education: jordyn.brummund@nebraska.gov or 531.207.9977

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Interactive Sites for Student Use or Teacher Professional Development

StudySpanish.com Site that offers practice with vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and more. No fee for use of the site. Universal Currency Converter Inspiration Software (Kidspiration) Download the interactive graphic organizer program for a free 30 day trial. WebQuest Searchable site of pre-designed interactive lessons for students. Transparent Language While this site...
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Introduction to the Nebraska World Language Standards

The Nebraska World Language Standards represent an organization both consistent with other content areas and unique to the parameters of world language programming in Nebraska. Guideline to Read the Structure of the Standards Guideline to the overall structure of Nebraska’s World Language Standards. The Five "C"s of Nebraska's World Language...
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Journey to Inclusion

Nebraskas-Journey-to-Inclusion-–-Equity-for-All-Learners-Inclusion-at-Every-Level-Guidance-Document-2 The Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education, in partnership with SPED Strategies is excited to continue Nebraska’s Journey to Inclusion.  SPED Strategies has the following instructional resources available for our Inclusion learning. All students, including students with disabilities, deserve access to a high-quality education that prepares them for...
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K-12 Districts and the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

Schools are encouraged to recognize the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. Providing access to proficiency driven world language instruction ensures each student access to greater success. Support can be evident in programming, access to assessments, recognition on transcripts and diplomas, and award ceremonies. It is suggested that each district designate an...
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Making Languages Our Business

For US employers the demand for foreign language skills is greater than ever before. Whether it is in the boardroom, in the field, with customers and partners, or on social media companies today are increasingly more likely to conduct business in a language other than English. Consequently, a command in...
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Middle School Resource Materials

Best Web Offerings Effective World Language Learning and Instruction Association for Middle Level Education Middle schools across the United States use a variety of models for teaching languages. The strategies range from providing brief experiences in multiple languages across the middle school grades to providing full immersion programs where all...
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