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Educational Technology

Our Purpose The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) promotes the use of current and emerging technologies through initiatives and partnerships that expand opportunities for learning beyond the boundaries of the school and classroom. The Guiding Principles used in developing the Digital Education Position Statement and approved by the Nebraska State Board of...
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Educator Preparation Programs

Certification Fast Facts Nebraska has three certificate levels: initial, standard, professional. Nebraska does not have unlimited reciprocity with other states. UNK offers the 'Transition to Teaching' program allowing a person with a BS/BA in a language to qualify for a Transitional Teaching Certificate for three years. While completing this program,...
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Educator Professional Development

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs Offering programs from two-weeks to one year, Fulbright provides international opportunities for all content areas. All programs are partially or fully funded. IIE: The Institute of International Education Founded in 1919, this organization continues to offer international opportunities for students, teachers, and administrators. Browse the program...
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Educator Resources

Educator Resources: For Elementary, Middle, and High School Programs For Distance Learning World Language Programs (coming soon) ESU Course Clearinghouse for Distance Learning Offerings For Heritage Speakers Programs For Educator Professional Development For Dual Language Programs Must-Mark Websites: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Nebraska International Language Association...
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Elementary Keyboarding Workshop

Elementary Keyboarding Workshop Teaching strategies for incorporating keyboarding into the elementary curriculum will be demonstrated by Lisa Hanson while workshop participants have hands-on opportunities at the keyboard. The Position Paper for Elementary Keyboarding and a scope and sequence from several exemplary programs will be reviewed. Teachers will review several leading...
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Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility

Nebraska's Waiver from NCLB Nebraska’s written request for ESEA Flexibility shifts the focus of accountability and gives us a more robust picture of what our students can do. It is an opportunity to outline our goals, create a shared vision and tell our Nebraska story. Nebraska's waiver from NCLB. The...
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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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Entrepreneurship Education

  Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education The Nebraska Department of Education provides statewide: Curriculum support Technical assistance Professional development Entrepreneurship education outreach and services provided through Nebraska Career Education include: Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education website Nebraska Entrepreneurship Education listserv Nebraska Career Education Conference sessions Publicity for local, state, and national activities Support and...
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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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Family and Community Engagement

"Raising the next generation is a shared responsibility. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits." -U.S. Department of Education Launch Nebraska Launch Nebraska: Instruction Department of Education Teaching and Learning in the 2020-2021 School Year: Student, Family, and Community Engagement This...
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Farm To School

ANNOUNCEMENTS Congratulations to the 2020 USDA Farm to School grantees! Burwell Public Schools received a Planning Grant to develop a farm to school action plan and will “explore new relationships with local agricultural producers for food procurement, school garden and greenhouse opportunities, recipe development and taste testing events for students.”...
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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. Federal Programs Accountability and Assessment Waiver On March 27th Nebraska received a waiver from USDE for 2019-20 assessments, accountability, school...
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Fine Arts Education

Fine Arts Education Resources for Remote Learning Additional Remote Learning Resources: Fine Arts (SEADAE) Instructional Resources "Why I Wear a Mask" Student Video (Also in Spanish & Arabic) Join our Fine Arts Listservs: You may join one or all of them. We will send out information regarding each discipline. MEDIA...
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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 Budget and Resources

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Invests Strategically in Digital Resources   Invests Strategically in Digital Resources OUTCOME: Leverages an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest in digital resources to support student learning. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians: ~Invest in maker...
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Future Ready Community Partnerships

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Cultivates Community Partnerships   Cultivates Community Partnerships OUTCOME: Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process. Sample...
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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

3 Taglines which describe focus of work in this area Builds Instructional Partnerships Empowers Students as Creators Curates Digital Resources and Tools   Builds Instructional Partnerships OUTCOME: Partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship,...
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Future Ready Data and Privacy

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Advocates for Student Privacy   Advocates for Student Privacy OUTCOME: Teaches and promotes student data privacy through their instruction and role as educational leaders. Sample Strategies ~Parent training on privacy, digital citizenship and online safety ~Regular lessons on digital...
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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Facilitates Professional Learning   Facilitates Professional Learning OUTCOME: Leads professional learning to cultivate broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age (e.g., critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, technology competencies, etc.) Sample Strategies ~Teach professional...
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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure

1 Tagline which describes the focus of the work in this area Ensures Equitable Digital Access   Ensures Equitable Digital Access OUTCOME: Provides and advocates for equitable access to connectivity, digital devices, information, resources, programming, and services in support of the district’s strategic vision. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians...
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Future Ready Use of Space and Time

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area Designs Collaborative Spaces     Designs Collaborative Spaces OUTCOME: Provides flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration and community. Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians ~Reevaluate Makerspace design areas ~Replace old bookcases with shorter, mobile bookcases ~Purchase flexible seating...
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HAL & SEL Webinar Series

High Ability Learners and Social-Emotional Learning Webinar Series Presented by the Nebraska Department of Education and University of Nebraska Kearney High Ability Learners are a unique population of students with unique needs. While their academic needs are important, meeting their affective needs is crucial to success. Research shows that gifted...
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Health Education

Health Education is a unique and separate academic discipline. It influences individual, family, and societal development, knowledge, attitudes and behavior and seeks the improvement of individual, family and community health. Health education helps individuals seek that which moves them toward optimal stages of wellness. It means also to aid individuals...
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