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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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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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Educator Preparation

Quick Link News Content Test Scores Updated - 7-12-18 Preparing quality teachers and other professional educators for the State of Nebraska is a vital component of the Nebraska Department of Education's mission. The Teacher Education Program Approval section is charged with the responsibility of reviewing and approving teacher and administrator...
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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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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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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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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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Nebraska Adult Education and GED®

Welcome to Nebraska Adult Education The Nebraska Department of Education is the State Eligible Agency (SEA) eligible to receive Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funding directly from the United States Department of Education.  With the authorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Adult Education serves Nebraska...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

Purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy The purpose of the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is to acknowledge the high school recipient has achieved a high level of proficiency in English and at least one additional language other than English. The Seal is the cumulative evidence of the Nebraska World...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Assessment Requirements

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy requires that a student demonstrates proficiency in English and at least one language other than English. Proficiency in English: English proficiency may be demonstrated through one of the following, realized during a student's high school tenure: AAPPL Assessment in English with a score of I-3...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Awards Process

Nebraska students wishing to receive the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy must submit an application online through the Nebraska Department of Education, pay any required fees, and upload documents demonstrating that the standards of proficiency have been met. All parts of the application will be done online. Applications can be submitted...
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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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NSCAS General Summative Assessment

Measures student performance against NE content area standards, showing how learning compares to expectations.  ELA and Math for grades 3-8 is a computer-adaptive assessment.  Science assessment grades 5 & 8.  General Summative Assessments are administered by Northwest Evaluation Association(NWEA).  ACT General Assessment for high school third year cohorts.  These students...
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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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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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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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