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PL Webinars

Number Bonds: The Foundation of Number Sense (K-5) Composing and decomposing numbers is a critical component of number sense. Webinar participants will explore how number bonds support K-5 learners by utilizing the concrete-pictorial-abstract progression of learning. We’ll also share strategies to develop flexible, fluid learning by using number bonds daily...
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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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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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Robust Infrastructure

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: RI1. ACCESS: All students will have access to Internet resources and digital devices during the school day and during non-school hours to achieve equity of access.Goal 1 Progress 64% Recommended Action Step 1. Pending approval of Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant...
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Sexual Misconduct Guidance

Definitions Sexual misconduct means engaging in grooming, sexual contact, or sexual penetration with a student, regardless of the student’s age, as further defined herein. Sexual misconduct may or may not constitute a criminal offense. However, sexual misconduct that occurs between an adult school employee and a student in all cases...
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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. State Performance Plan (SPP) / Annual Performance Report...
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Staff Directory

Administrative Staff Zainab Rida, Ph. D. Coordinated Student Support Services Equity Officer and Administrator 402-471-4620 Zainab.Rida@nebraska.gov Jessie Coffey, MS, RD Coordinated Student Support Services Director- Whole Child 402-617-5796 Jessie.Coffey@nebraska.gov Jan Handa Coordinated Student Support Services State Coordinator - 21st Century Community Learning Centers 402-219-3878 Jan.Handa@nebraska.gov Jolene Palmer, Ph. D. Coordinated...
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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 Complaint

State Complaint Process Flowchart STATE COMPLAINT FORM & CHECKLIST *SAMPLE FORM - not required to submit a complaint* State Complaint Checklist State Complaint, Due Process & Appeals PUBLIC Complaint Guideline Nebraska Department of Education If you have questions or comments about the State Complaint option, Contact Kelly Wojcik at the...
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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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Use of Space & Time

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: UST1. LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Ensure students have access to learning environments that support personalized learning.Goal 1 Progress 50% Recommended Action Step 1.  Explore opportunities for creating and maintaining physical environments conducive to technology rich collaboration and learning including whole group activities, small group activities and...
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Webinar Series

Fall 2021 HAL Webinar Series: Planning for Sustainability HAL/MTSS Pilot Project - Sheyanne Meadows, HAL Specialist, NDE & Tessa Fraass, MTSS Regional Support Lead, NeMTSS September 29 - 4:00pm (CST) High Ability Learning programs often are treated as “one more thing” or as a siloed service. Streamlining systems and serving...
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Workshop Events & Materials

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all upcoming workshops are only offered online. Please review the following workshop catalog for materials, links, and resources from past, ongoing, and upcoming workshops. Raising the Bar: Nebraska World Language Standards Workshop Series The Revised Nebraska World Language Standards offer a greater emphasis on language...
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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 Review Archive

  The World Language Review is released monthly on the World Language website and in a listserv. If you would like to subscribe to the listserv, please email your request to Stephanie Call at stephanie.call@nebraska.gov. Click on each monthly title heading to view the World Language Review as a PDF....
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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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