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English Language Arts Standards Revision

English Language Arts Standards Revision   Nebraska Revised Statute 79-760.01 requires the State Board of Education to develop a plan to review and update standards for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies every seven years.  The current ELA standards, which cover the reading and writing requirements in the law, were...
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English Learner Programs

Nebraska’s EL Mission To lead and support academic language learning so that English Learners have meaningful access to high-quality instruction that will prepare them for learning, earning, and living. NDE Vision Partnering for the best education for all . . . for life. NDE Values Equity of access and opportunity...
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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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Essential Content for 20-21

Based on research and the progression of the disciplines, the 2020–21 Essential Instructional Content names the priorities in mathematics (K–8), ELA/literacy (K–12), and science (K-12) that should be the focus of instruction for educators in the 2020–21 academic year. These documents and videos provide guidance for the field about content...
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Expanded Learning Opportunities

Quality Afterschool and Summer Opportunities for Nebraska K-12 Youth What is an ELO? The term Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) describes an array of safe and structured programs that offer healthy growth, development and academic opportunities for youth. In Nebraska, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLCs) are ELOs that provide...
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Fall STS In-service Workshops

2021 STS Fall In-Service Workshops Visit STS Fall In-Service Registration to registration for your session Registration closed September 21, 2021 Scottsbluff - Tuesday, October 5, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Aulick Industries, 730 Ave I, Scottsbluff, NE. Lunch and tour included (Bring Photo ID. No shorts or open-toed shoes). North Platte...
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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. ARP ESSER III General Information ARP ESSER III Grant Application PowerPoint SAMPLE GEPA STATEMENT FOR ARP ESSER IIIESSER Fiscal...
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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 Funding Application

2021-2022 HAL Funding Application Window: AUGUST 1, 2021 - September 15, 2021 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). 2021-2022 HAL Instructions Example HAL Plan High Ability...
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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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IEP Facilitation

NE IEP Facilitation Guide 2020x If you have questions or comments about the IEP Facilitation option, Contact Jamie L. Chambers at the Nebraska Department of Education: jamie.l.chambers@nebraska.gov or 531-207-9887.

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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 - will be updated every Monday To help migratory 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 graduate with a high school diploma...
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Model Policy – Maintaining Professional Boundaries

Disclaimer: This model policy is provided as guidance as identified below. Anyone considering using this model policy as a guide in creating their own policy should consult with legal counsel before preceding or adopting any such a policy. Model policy for requirements of 79-879 final draft 2-11-21 Definitions Grooming means...
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