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2020-2021 Nebraska Essential Instructional Content for Science

The information outlined in this video is based on research and the progression of learning within Science. It provides guidance for the field about instructional priorities to address learning in multiple educational settings. It is intended to help instructional leaders address critical academic and social-emotional needs of students that have...
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21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 21st CCLC is a competitive grant program to support the establishment of community learning centers offering expanded learning opportunities afterschool and in the summer.  This federally-funded program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended. Nebraska’s 21st CCLCs create an afterschool...
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A Unique STEM Approach

Nebraska Department of Education’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Approach reflects an integrated and interdisciplinary philosophy to teaching and learning that emphasizes collaborative school-based, work-based, family-based, and community-based experiences as a context for helping students to master key competencies within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching and learning resources,...
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About Future Ready Nebraska

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework as a structure of organizing and communicating the Future Ready Nebraska (FRN) plan. The Future Ready framework was developed by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are...
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About the Programs

EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAM INFORMATION There are sixteen (16) approved educator preparation programs in Nebraska. In addition to the requirement that all Nebraska institutions successfully complete the state program approval process, a majority of institutions have also attained national accreditation through the Council  for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All sixteen...
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Accountability for a Quality Education System, Today and Tomorrow

We’ve gone beyond measuring against standard requirements to create a next-generation accountability system that supports and rewards continuous improvement for every student, school, and educator. The result is an innovative approach that views each student holistically, classifies all schools into four performance levels, and provides opportunities for every Nebraskan to...
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Afterschool Programs

Helpful Resources for Starting an Afterschool Program Afterschool programs keep students safe and provide students with a place to learn, develop skills and build relationships with professional staff and fellow students. Afterschool programs give students the opportunity to also explore other interests, hobbies and engage in fun activities. Students have...
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Applying World Language Performance Level Expectations

For a more complete version of this information, please read "Applying Performance Level Expectations for World Language Programming", pages 7-9, of the Nebraska World Language Standards Approved September 2019. The Ultimate Expectation for Language Knowledge and Skills Once an ultimate goal has been determined, the school can dedicate the time...
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Assessment Resources

K-12 FL Assessment Instruments Various FL proficiency assessments Teaching Materials: Assessment Tools National Capital Language Resource Center Site provides the how, what, when, and why of assessment in the FL classroom Quia Language test generator that sends grades directly to teacher after students take the assessment on-line. There is a...
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Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program

2022-23 AETP Award Application is now open.  Excellence in Teaching Act Forgivable Loan Programs On April 22, 2009, the Excellence in Teaching Act (§§ 79-8,132−79-8,140 R.R.S.) was signed by Governor Heineman revising the existing Attracting Excellence to Teaching Program and authorizing the Enhancing Excellence in Teaching Program.  Funding is provided...
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Be a World Language Teacher in Nebraska

Many opportunities exist for teaching world language in Nebraska.  Nebraska is a rural state with urban opportunities. It has an agricultural economy with cutting-edge career options. Renown for "Nebraska nice", it is a place that delivers on its promise of "The Good Life". Are you looking for a teaching position...
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BMIT Standards Workshops

BMIT Fall Mini Conferences 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all locations Business Marketing Management (BMM) and Communication and Information Systems (CIS) will be featured at the three Fall Mini Conferences.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn ways to implement the standards for both CIS and BMM. (Agenda) Save...
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Budget and Resources

Goals, Action Steps and Progress GOAL: BR1. PRIORITIZE FUNDING: Develop a system to identify and prioritize ed tech and digital learning initiatives by what needs to be funded, why it should be funded and look at possible funding options.Goal 1 Progress 33% Recommended Action Step 1.  Create a prioritization metric that...
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Bullying FAQ

What do I do when my student is a victim of bullying? The first step is to learn about the situation. Talk to your student and learn about what has been happening. Document an evidence that is available. Next, you will wan to find your school's bullying policy and use...
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Bullying Requirements for Schools

79-2,137. School district; development and adoption of bullying prevention and education policy; review. (1) The Legislature finds and declares that: (a) Bullying disrupts a school's ability to educate students; and (b) Bullying threatens public safety by creating an atmosphere in which such behavior can escalate into violence. (2) For purposes...
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Bullying Resources

Teachers are important for bullying prevention as they spend the majority of time working with students. Below are steps and resources for teachers in preventing bullying. This information will be framed through an MTSS model in how schools can address bullying behavior through a tiered approach. Parents can become involved...
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Bullying Resources for Parents

Parents can become involved in reducing aggressive behaviors and creating safer environments for their children at home and at school. Parents are encouraged to become familiar with their school handbooks, bullying, discipline, and technology policies to gain knowledge of their school's response to bullying behavior . Parent-School Collaboration A partnership...
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Bullying Resources for Schools

The following information will be framed through an MTSS model in how schools can address bullying behavior through a tiered approach. Tier 1: Bullying Policy It is important to have a comprehensive and clear school board bullying policy. When creating or reviewing the policy, it is important to engage teachers,...
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Bullying Resources for Students

Students play an important role in creating safe environments at school. Below you can find guidance and resources on how students can respond to bullying if they are a victim, perpetrator, or bystander. Guidance for StudentsVictims Acknowledge that it is not your fault. Communicate incidents of bullying with a trusted...
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Bullying Resources for Teachers

Teachers are important for bullying prevention as they spend the majority of time working with students. Below are steps and resources for teachers in preventing bullying. Develop a safe classroom environment Be aware of your school's bullying policy and procedures ​Set clear expectations for bystanders, victims, and perpetrators Create expectations...
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Business, Marketing, and Management and Information Technology

Welcome BMIT Educators! Nebraska Observations and Recommendations by MBA Research & Curriculum Center Nebraska business and industry panels for Business Management and Administration, Finance, and Marketing were convened in November 2016 to identify the top trends impacting their businesses.   Subscribe to the BMIT email listserv 2019 Resources and Updates...
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Canvas Statewide Consortium

Schools that are having issues with their SIS integration should go to the Canvas Support and Training page linked on the left! Nebraska's Canvas Consortium Starting in June of 2020, the NDE announced it had entered into a contract with Instructure to provide its Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) to...
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Certification Investigations

The Nebraska Department of Education - Certification Investigations The Nebraska Legislature has passed two bills that will have a significant impact on school districts. The first bill, LB 1080, requires school districts to have specific policies in place before June 30, 2021 to prevent sexual misconduct, including grooming, between an...
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