Launch WBL!

Welcome!

The purpose of this web page is to provide Work-Based Learning (WBL) program updates and links to new tools and technical assistance like asynchronous professional learning (APL) and WBL “office hours” via Zoom.

Please view our brief welcome video:

Launch WBL!  – A Professional Learning Course

Launch WBL!,  available in Canvas,  is intended to provide basic information and resources to help you in the development of your work-based learning (WBL) program.  The course includes a downloadable digital (PDF) certificate of completion for your records.  To access the Launch WBL! course:

      1. Go to Canvas:  canvas.education.ne.gov
      2. Watch the video towards the top of page that explains how to use the site (yellow link)
      3. Enroll in the Launch WBL! course by clicking on the course image.

WBL Quickstart  – A PDF Guide

The WBL Quickstart is a handy PDF to accompany the Launch WBL! course and contains clickable links from the  course.

NEW – Join the NDE-WBL LISTSERV !

Want to receive email updates and resource releases straight to your inbox?
Join the Nebraska WBL LISTSERV today! Click on the link below to complete the WBL LISTSERV subscription form:
https://bit.ly/NE-WBL

WBL Office Hours

Please join us for WBL Office Hours via Zoom, where we will meet to discuss a “deep-dive” topic and then have open- topic Q & A time.
Office hours will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Recordings will be linked below, under Office Hours Recordings.

Link to join :  https://educationne.zoom.us/j/4024712494

 

Office Hours Schedule

    • Working on a schedule for Fall/Winter WBL Office Hours sessions – please watch for announcements!

Note: Topics, times, and dates are subject to change. Please check this schedule for updates.

 

Office Hours Recordings

School Based Enterprises, recorded Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Safety and Liability Concerns, recorded Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Creative Scheduling for WBL, recorded Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Connecting Students to Employers, recorded Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021

Student Readiness for WBL, recorded Tuesday,  March 9, 2021

Engaged Advisory Committees, recorded Tuesday, February 9, 2021

WBL Resources Quick-Find

ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS

There are a wide variety of documents that may be helpful for use in a WBL program, including forms for record keeping, evaluations and questionnaires, permission forms, etc. Samples of these documents are available on the Forms & Resources page of the Workplace Experiences for Nebraska website:
https://www.education.ne.gov/workplace-experiences/forms-resources/

For convenience, the documents widely considered “essential” to any WBL program are listed below, with links to each customizable Word template.

Enrollment

WBL “application” where student identifies basic career objectives, describes past work experience, availability, etc.
https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/07-Enrollment-Application.pdf.docx

Individual Training Plan

List each task (processes, knowledge, and skills) that will be performed by the student under the supervision/guidance of a work-place mentor.
https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/17-Training-Plan.pdf.docx

Individual Training Agreement

Briefly outlines the responsibilities of the student, parents, employer, and the Work-Based Learning  Coordinator.
https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/16-Training-Agreement.pdf.docx

WBL  Evaluation Report Form

Completed by the WBL Coordinator, this form rates the student’s annual performance on the Nebraska Career Readiness Standards and Progressive Job Tasks. https://cdn.education.ne.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Work-Based-Learning-Evaluation-Report-Form.pdf.docx

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact:
Therese Marzouk  therese.marzouk@nebraska.gov

Updated October 4, 2021 11:32am