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Fall STS In-service Workshops

2020 STS Fall In-Service Workshop The 2020 STS Fall Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 30th via Zoom.  We will have two opportunities for you to join.  One will be from 9:00 am CDT to 11:00 am CDT and a repeat session will be from 1:00 pm CDT to...
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Federal Programs

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Education's Federal Programs web page. Below are the resources and services our division provides to Schools, Administrators, Teachers, and the Public from all over Nebraska. Federal Programs Accountability and Assessment Waiver On March 27th Nebraska received a waiver from USDE for 2019-20 assessments, accountability, school...
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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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Future Ready Nebraska

Use of Space & Time Primary Objective: Create opportunities for districts to explore innovative classroom models. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Primary Objective: Integrate the effective use of technology in all state academic standards, not just technology standards. Robust Infrastructure Primary Objective: Establish a technology ecosystem to ensure every school exceeds...
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General Policy Statements

GENERAL EDUCATION POLICY STATEMENTS Topic Number Date of Adoption/Revision/ Reaffirmation Date of Expiration         Nondiscrimination and Equal Educational Opportunity in Schools G1 03/06/15 03/06/19 Accountability for a Quality Education System, for Today and Tomorrow (AQuESTT) G2 10/02/15 10/02/19 Reading/Writing G4 10/06/11 04/03/19 Policy for School Counseling G5...
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HAL & SEL Webinar Series

High Ability Learners and Social-Emotional Learning Webinar Series Presented by the Nebraska Department of Education and University of Nebraska Kearney High Ability Learners are a unique population of students with unique needs. While their academic needs are important, meeting their affective needs is crucial to success. Research shows that gifted...
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HAL Funding Application

2020-2021 HAL Funding Application Window: AUGUST 3RD - AUGUST 31 To access the HAL Funding Application, please visit the following: https://portal.education.ne.gov/site/DesktopDefault.aspx   Below are the instructions for filling out the application and an example HAL Plan (required for the application). 2020-2021 HAL Instructions Example HAL Plan High Ability Learner Plan...
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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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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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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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Middle School World Language Models

All secondary students must have access to a minimum of two years of world language study. Some schools allow students to access these high school credits while the student is still in grades 7-8. There are many types of models schools can use depending on the needs and goals of...
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Migrant Education Program

MEP Bulletin - CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Nebraska Migrant bulletin for the latest information. To help migrant children and youth meet high academic challenges by overcoming the obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems. Ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and...
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Moral Turpitude Guidance

Importance of Moral Turpitude Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 27 Section 004.02I requires educators to report acts of moral turpitude, felonies, and certain misdemeanors. As an educator, if you have sufficient cause to believe that an act of moral turpitude has occurred, you do have a duty to report...
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Multicultural/Diversity Education

Power of the Role Models: interactive, downloadable--updated May 2016 Standards NDE standards has incorporated multicultural education. Visit the weblink to review by content area. Standards Webpage   Power of the Role Models Interactive website displaying Native American's from Nebraska and their occupations. https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/power-of-role-models/    

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NDE Rules and Guidelines

Rule 20 - 2014 Version Rule 20 – Previous Version 2007 Rule 21 – 2020 Version Rule 22 – 2016 Version; Program Discontinued Rule 23 – 2014 Version Rule 24 – 2018 Version Rule 24 Guidelines – 2018 Version Rule 24 –Previous Version 2017 Rule 24 Guidelines – Previous Version...
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NDE WL Guest Lecture Series

NDE World Language Specialist Stephanie Call introduces experts in world language teaching and learning to provide free, timely resources. The following webinars were recorded in the summer of 2020. Please review websites for recordings and resources. Rebecca Colagreco, Iowa Braille School "Special Education Accommodations in World Language" Live Thursday July...
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Nebraska Adult Education and GED®

COVID-19 GED® Testing Notice Currently, some Nebraska GED® Test Centers are closed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  The Nebraska Department of Education has been working closely with GED® Testing Service to introduce remote proctoring of GED® Exams online.  Visit GED.com for information about setting up your account and on-line...
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