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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

David Jespersen Administrator 402-471-4537 david.jespersen@nebraska.gov Jeannie Chastain Conference & Event Specialist 402-471-2288 jeannie.chastain@nebraska.gov Shauna Groenewold Web and Social Media Specialist 402-471-3186 shauna.groenewold@nebraska.go... Drew Worster Multimedia Specialist 402-471-0533 drew.worster@nebraska.gov Justin Broughton Web Developer 402-440-0436 justin.broughton@nebraska.gov Sydney Wolfe Graphic Designer 402-310-9581 sydney.wolfe@nebraska.gov Neum Schmickrath Web Developer 402-314-5087 neum.schmickrath@nebraska.gov

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Contact Us

Assistance is provided by the following Nebraska Department of Education staff. Contact information and a description of services available are included. Jay Martin School Safety & Security Director 402-471-2944 jay.martin@nebraska.gov Scott Stemper Emergency Operations Plan & School Safety & Security Specialist 402-309-4053 scott.stemper@nebraska.gov Ellen D'Amore School Safety & Grants Program...
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Due Process

Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (ENGLISH) Rule 55 Special Education Appeals (SPANISH) Disability Rights Nebraska - Filing a Due Process Petition Due Process Flow Chart Due Process Flow Chart Due Process Due Process Hearing Officer’s Report, Final Decision, and Order Identifying Data Redacted 2023 Case 23-37 SE Case 23-36 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 Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education 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 School Interview an Entrepreneur Federal Reserve...
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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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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 2023-24 IEP Facilitator 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. 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.

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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

Journey to Inclusion (PEaK) Grant Applications The application window closed May 1, 2024 Purpose Nebraska Department of Education’s (NDE) Office of Special Education is accepting applications for project funding available annually to advance Nebraska’s Journey to Inclusion through Continuous Improvement and the implementation of districts’ Targeted Improvement Plans (TIPs). Background...
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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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