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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Proficiency Levels

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is presented as a certificate and a seal that can be attached to a student's diploma. There is no cost for these items or the application. However, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy recipient may choose to order, at a cost, a Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy...
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Nebraska World Language Standards Process

The Impetus In 2016, Dr. Janine Theiler initiated the first World Language Colloquium to discuss and establish priorities for NDE in meeting the needs of world language teachers across the state. Task force groups were formed to address needs in the areas of programming, proficiency, professional learning, advocacy and collaboration....
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Office of Early Childhood

Our Vision: All young Nebraska children are secure, healthy, and successful. The Office of Early Childhood provides leadership, guidance and support to: develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships...
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Perkins V

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century law, or “Perkins V,” is a federal education program that invests in secondary, postsecondary and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories. Perkins is: dedicated to the continuous improvement...
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Perkins V State Plan

In 2018, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) was reauthorized by Congress as the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V). Perkins V went into effect July 1, 2019. Annually, Perkins V provides federal funding for secondary and...
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Power of Language

Career Education Model World Languages Language in Careers Chinese Language in Careers French   Language in Careers Spanish Language in Careers German

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PPCS and Veterans Education

Private Postsecondary Career Schools Mission Statement The Private Postsecondary Career Schools and Veterans Education section of the Nebraska Department of Education has the responsibility of authorizing private postsecondary career schools to operate educational programs and to recruit students for their schools. Veterans Education Mission Statement We are designated as the...
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Raising the Bar Nebraska World Language Standards

Learn more about the design and construction of the world language standards in order to begin the implementation process. Participants will complete a series of activities designed to help build understanding, to review current programming, and to begin an implementation crosswalk. Materials Raising the Bar Post NILA ESU 4 (Power...
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Special Education

Office of Special Education - Our Purpose To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support. Coronavirus Resources - IDEA Guidance The NDE is...
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Standards & Proficiency

The 2019 Nebraska World Language Standards The Nebraska World Language Standards describe the knowledge and skills that students should learn, but they do not prescribe particular curriculum, lessons, teaching techniques, or activities. These standards create a framework for teaching and learning, and they articulate a trajectory for knowledge acquisition across...
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Standards Implementation Resources

The Nebraska Department of Education has developed a suggested framework to guide districts in implementing new standards. Although the frameworks has a suggested timeline, the timeline is adjustable according to the needs of each district. There are four stages to the implementation framework. The four stages are: Stage One: Exploration...
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State Board of Education

The April 3, 2020 meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Education will be held, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 20-03, by a combination of videoconferencing and teleconferencing on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 9:00 am.  Access to the meeting will be made available to members of the public...
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Structure of the World Language Standards

The overall structure of Nebraska’s World Language Standards reflects the two-tier structure common across all Nebraska content area standards. The two levels include standards and indicators. Standards include broad, overarching content-based statements that describe the basic cognitive, affective, or psychomotor expectations of student learning. The standards are sorted by strands,...
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Teaching Resource Websites

Center for Applied Linguistic Resources Guide Comprehensive and easy to navigate listing of multiple resources for the language program Curriki Aims to provide a place online where educators from anywhere in the world can post curricula and lesson plans for review and use by fellow classroom teachers. Enchanted Learning A...
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The Five “C”s of Nebraska’s World Language Learning

There are five strands or “essential components” of world language learning: • Communication: Students communicate effectively in a variety of situations for multiple purposes. • Culture: Students work with the language in a way that shows familiarity with and value for the cultures of the speakers of the language. •...
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Understanding World Language Standards and Indicators

Standards: The Expectations of World Language Learning Each of the five strands contains several components that are long-term goals for learning. These broad, overarching content-based statements that describe the basic cognitive, affective expectations of students are standards. There are ten standards. When a particular standard is not reflective of or...
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Workshop Events & Materials

Events for 2019-2020 Raising the Bar: Nebraska World Language Standards Workshops The Revised Nebraska World Language Standards offer a greater emphasis on language production, global perspectives, and ownership in language learning. The NDE World Language Education Specialist offers an opportunity to talk about the revised world language standards and their...
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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 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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