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Nebraska Teacher of the Year

2021 Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application, Nomination Form, Flyer, and News Release: Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application (Electronic fillable form) (Deadline Extended - August 27, 2020) Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application Printable (Printable PDF form) Nebraska Teacher of the Year Nomination Form (Electronic fillable form) Nebraska Teacher...
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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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NSSRS Resources

This page is NOT UPDATED for the 18-19 school year and beyond. Please use for historic information only. For current instructions please use the ADVISER, CDC, Staff, or Nonpublic pages. Calendar NSSRS Calendar:     2017-2018 11/02/2017 2016-2017 12/06/2016 Consolidated Data Collection Calendar:      2018-2019 Date: 08/2018 Nonpublic Systems Reporting Guidance:    2018-2019 Date: 07/19/2018...
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Perkins V

The Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century law, or “Perkins V,” is a federal education program that invests in secondary, postsecondary and adult Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories. Perkins is: dedicated to the continuous improvement...
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Perkins V State Plan

State PlanStrategic PrioritiesFunding DistributionState Plan Click here to download Nebraska's Perkins V State Plan.  Strategic Priorities Click here to read more about Nebraska's Perkins V Strategic Priorities. Funding Distribution Click here to review the Perkins funding distribution. 

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Plan Origins and Rationale

The 2018 - 2020 Nebraska Statewide Digital Learning and Educational Technology Plan sets forth a commitment and vision for creating an environment in which personalized digital learning is provided to PK - 12 students throughout Nebraska giving them the skills needed for learning, earning, and living. The intention of the...
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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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Request for Commissioner Engagement

Organization Submitting RequestPoint of Contact - Name * Required First Last Point of Contact - Email * Required Point of Contact - Phone * RequiredDate of Engagement - must be mm/dd/yyyy format * Required Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY Type of Engagement * RequiredKeynoteOpening RemarksClosing RemarksPanel MemberPresenter of...
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reVISION

Since 2012, the NDE’s reVISION process has been instrumental in improving and strengthening CTE in Nebraska! This process provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current CTE systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing...
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reVISION Action Grant

Program Overview The purpose of the reVISION Action grant is to improve, modernize, or expand career education programs to align with Nebraska’s economic priorities and workforce labor demands. The Perkins reVISION Action Grant program provides Perkins funds for secondary school districts to help implement the reVISION Action Plan developed in...
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reVISION Initial Grant

Program Overview The purpose of the Perkins reVISION Initial grant is to assist local school districts in completing the reVISION Career Education strategic planning process. Working in collaboration with postsecondary education and regional workforce/economic development leaders, the reVISION process links career educators, school administrators, school counselors, industry professionals, and community leaders. Through...
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Rules and Regulations

General Information Regarding NDE Rules and Regulations Statutory Authority: The Administrative Procedures Act (Sections 84-901 to 84-920 of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska) contains the main statutory provisions detailing how state agency rules and regulations are adopted. Under state law, the terms "rules" and "regulations" may be used interchangeably. The...
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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. New Guidance Document - Available for Public Comment...
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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 Board of Education

The Nebraska State Board of Education will hold an in-person monthly Board meeting on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at The Cornhusker Hotel (Lancaster Room), 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Six-foot social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. The Department of Education is in consultation...
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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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The Good News Series

Inspiring stories and positive messages about students, clients, and schools in Nebraska. April 2020 Good NEWSletter: Inside the New Classroom: Lexi Gardner, Lincoln High School At first, Lexi Gardner was overwhelmed by the idea of converting her classroom courses to remote learning. “I kept thinking there was no way,” said...
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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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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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