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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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Information Systems Officer Preface

Message from Information System Officer, Dean Folkers: Greetings. If one were to think about the different ways technology has changed our everyday life it does not take very long to come to the realization that the world continues to change at a rapid pace.  The role of process, policy, and...
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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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Journey to Inclusion

The Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education, in partnership with SPED Strategies is excited to continue Nebraska’s Journey to Inclusion.  SPED Strategies has the following instructional resources available for our Inclusion learning. All students, including students with disabilities, deserve access to a high-quality education that prepares them for future...
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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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Message from the Commissioner

Nebraska is committed to providing personalized digital learning opportunities for student success in learning, earning and living. In support of the State Board of Education’s Strategic Vision and Direction plan and goals, the Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to release the first ever statewide Future Ready Nebraska Digital Learning...
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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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National Assessment of Educational Progress

What is NAEP? While states have their own unique assessments with different content standards, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), provides a “common yardstick” to measure what students across the nation know and can do. NAEP assessments cover ten subject areas, including mathematics, reading, writing, and science. The results...
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NDE Legislative Corner

In an effort to keep others informed on important legislation impacting education in our state, the Communications and Outreach team has developed the NDE Legislative Corner. The Nebraska Unicameral is typically in session January through April. NDE Legislative Corner March 24, 2017 NDE Legislative Corner March 10, 2017 NDE Legislative...
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NDE Rules and Guidelines

Rule 20 - Regulations for the Approval of Teacher Education Programs - 2014 Version Rule 20 – Previous Version 2007 Rule 21 – Issuance of Certificates and Permits to Teach, Counsel, Supervise and Administer in Nebraska Schools - 2020 Version Rule 22 – Regulations Governing the Master Teacher Program -...
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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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NDE’s ESSER III Application and Statewide Investments

NDE’s Five Investment Priorities After extensive feedback from stakeholders and reviewing preliminary data from the 2020-21 school year, the NDE developed the following five priority areas for statewide investments. Access to Comprehensive Mental Health Services Reimagined Family and Community Engagement High-Quality Professional Learning and Bolstering the Teacher Pipeline Focus on...
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Nebraska Commissioner of Education

Matthew L. Blomstedt, Ph.D. Commissioner of Education Dr. Matthew L. Blomstedt is the Nebraska Commissioner of Education and was appointed by the Nebraska State Board of Education on January 2, 2014. A native Nebraskan, Commissioner Blomstedt’s priorities focus on local, regional, statewide, and national education issues. His experience includes education...
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Nebraska Future Ready Librarians

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework and convened it's own Future Ready Nebraska Council to assist in guiding the Future Ready Nebraska plan forward. The Council is  committed to using their expertise and knowledge to shape and communicate the vision, strategic objectives, and actions intended to transform the digital education...
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Nebraska Higher Education and the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

Institutes of higher education are encouraged to recognize the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy. Students who have attained the Seal are prepared for higher levels of language study, Bilingual students offer stronger communication skills, often exhibit a greater tendency to participate in activities, and have already shown commitment to academic study. ...
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Nebraska Milken Educators

 Nebraska joined the Milken Educator Awards program in 1996. 43 recipients since program began in Nebraska. $1,100,000 awarded in Nebraska since program began Lyndsay Hartmann, 2019-2020 Nebraska Milken Educator Recipient. Photo courtesy of the Milken Family Foundation. Lyndsay Hartmann and Commissioner Blomstedt with the Milken Obelisk December 2019 Jane Edwards...
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Nebraska Purple Star Schools

What Are Purple Star Schools? Each year, Nebraska schools serve nearly 4,000 students who have at least one parent involved in the military. Signed into law in 2021, the Purple Star Schools Act recognizes schools making a commitment to support the unique needs of military involved students and families. How...
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Nebraska School Safety

Safe2HelpNE Toll Free Number Toll Free Nebraska Number:  833-980-7233 LB 322 info graphic (pdf) LB 322 infographic ver3 (pdf) Annual Safety Requirements for Schools Safety Requirements for Schools 21-22 Help, My Child is Being Bullied  Begin with this link for more bullying information Bullying Prevention Infographic Annual Suicide Prevention Training...
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Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy

The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Nebraska's recognition of proficiency in multiple languages The Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy is a collaboration of the Nebraska International Languages Association and the Nebraska Department of Education. Learn more about the Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy and follow the application process: Nebraska Seal of Biliteracy Purpose...
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