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June 8, 2018

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
FULL COUNCIL MEETING

June 8, 2018 – Friday
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 MEETING SITE:
Country Inn and Suites – 5353 N. 27, Lincoln, NE
Lincoln Room

 

NCTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Phyllis Spethman – President
Diana Casey – President-Elect and Chairman – Standing Committee A
Sue Alford – Chairman – Standing Committee B
Donna Moss – Chairman – Standing Committee C
Sharra Smith – Administrators
Pat Madsen – NDE
Kevin Peters – NDE

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact:

Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov  or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov

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MEETING MATERIALS:

 

AGENDAS for June 8 Meeting:Please Print  

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ENDORSEMENTS for FIRST and SECOND HEARINGS:

Health Sciences (Field) – Clean Version and Redline Version

ENDORSEMENTS for FINAL HEARING: (If indicated by Standing Commitees)

Health Sciences Education (Field)

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MATERIALS to be REVIEWEDprinting optional

FULL COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES from March 9, 2018 Meeting

STANDING COMMITTEE MINUTES from March 9, 2018 Meeting:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MINUTES from April 20, 2018 Meeting

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 ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

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April 20, 2018

           

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
April 20, 2018 – Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Site:
NE Department of Education – NE State Office Building
6th Floor, V-Tel Room
301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509

For additional information about the Nebraska Council on Teacher Education, please contact:
Pat Madsen at (402) 471-4863, pat.madsen@nebraska.gov or
Marlene Beiermann at (402) 471-3397, marlene.beiermann@nebraska.gov

NCTE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Phyllis Spethman – President
     Diana Casey – President-Elect and Chairman – Standing Committee A
     Sue Alford – Chairman – Standing Committee B
     Donna Moss – Chairman – Standing Committee C
Sharra Smith – Administrators
     Pat Madsen – NDE
     Kevin Peters – NDE
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AGENDA Executive Committee Meeting,  April 20, 2018posted on 4/5/18

MINUTESfrom January 26, 2018 Executive Committee Meetingposted on 4/5/18

NCTE MEETING MINUTES (March 9, 2018 meeting) – posted on 4/5/18
Full Council Minutes
Committee A Minutes
Committee B Minutes
Committee C Minutes

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CURRENT ENDORSEMENTS UNDER REVIEW:
HEALTH SCIENCES FIELD ENDORSEMENT – Clean VersionRedline VersionCommittee

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:
SCIENCE ENDORSEMENTS

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FUTURE MEETINGS:
NCTE Full Council Meeting – June 8, 2018
NCTE Executive Committee Meeting – TBD

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Folio Review – June 2018

Doane University Folio Review Website

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Concordia University Folio Review Website

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To return to the website after creating your account go to http://wp.cune.edu/state-review/

Folio Review Forms and Documents

Rule 24 Folio Reviewer Information Document

Rule 20 Folio Reviewer Information Document

Program Review Guidance Manual – used by the Institution to complete the review

Rule 20  – 2014 version

Rule 24 – 2016 version

Rule 24 Guidelines – 2016 version – Includes the Endorsement Program Standards

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Rule 24 Regular Folio Review Form

Rule 24 Advanced Folio Review Form

Rule 20 Matrix Review Form

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Rule 24 Regular Folio Review Form

Rule 24 Advanced Folio Review Form

Rule 20 Matrix Review Form

World Language Staff

Stephanie Call, Education Specialist
stephanie.call@nebraska.gov 402-471-4331

Rhonda Wisdom, Professional Assistant
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov   402-471-2446

WL Events May 2018

La Veinticuatro-South 24th Walking Tour
May 19 and June 16
11:00-12:30
Starts at 24th and N St.
$10/person, $15/couple

Oakland Swedish Festival
Oakland
June 25-30

Children’s China: Celebrating Culture, Character and Confucius
May 26-June 30
Omaha Children’s Museum

Desir de Lire
Book Club
Alliance Francaise Omaha
June 3
4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Highlights of the European Collection
Joslyn Art Museum
June 7
6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Santa Lucia Italian Festival
Omaha
June 7-10

International Thespian Festival
UNL
June 25-30

Alphabet Soup

 

 

News From Nebraska

Updates from Around the State and Our Collaborative Partner Organizations

Alliance Française Announces Summer Courses

The Alliance Française d’Omaha has announced Summer French courses open to beginner through advanced. Contact bonjour@afomaha.org directly for information. Summer courses include Visitons Le Louvre, Chateaux, Eglises, Et Cathedrals, Conversation, and Pronunciation Courses.

Mexican Consulate of Omaha Celebrates Binational Week

The Mexican Consulate is celebrating Binational Education Week May 9-11. Consul Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar invited representatives from educational institutions around Nebraska to celebrate and commemorate the week. Honorable Mention was given to a 12-year-old Omaha student who entered the art contest sponsored by Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Relations. Two scholarship funds were granted in partnership with Nebraska Universities.

Nebraska International Language Association (NILA)

If you are interested in attending NILA’s fall conference or presenting a breakout session, visit the NILA website at: http://www.nebraskalanguages.com/. NILA continues to accept proposals for 50-minute sessions on topics related to “Coming Together: Collaborating to Improve Outcomes” and other areas related to language learning. Proposals will be accepted until June 1st. Notifications will be made by June 15. All presenters must sill register for the NILA conference.

Learn a Language: Beat the Machine

Second Language Learning v. Google

Google reported that their most sought characteristics in employees are soft skills such as communicating and listening well, having empathy, and being a critical thinker. Although most of the world has come to rely on instant, online translation for easy answers, there are some important ways in which the human brain continues to beat the machine.

Translation programs will never be able to negotiate for meaning. Think of how often we negotiate in conversation. “Do you mean to say, ‘Give the book to Paul?’ or ‘Give the pen to Paul?’?”. Perhaps we mean to give the pen to Pauline. Translation programs can’t distinguish the nuances that we mean but don’t say and lack the ability to ask for clarification.

When you consider further that elements of humor, feeling, intuition and non-verbal response are not mechanical concepts, you can clearly see that the value of language to be immersed in meaning.

Why Not Be a Superhero?

Second Language Learning Makes Us Smarter

Language learning does make us super smart. Think about some of the commonalities of language teachers. Language teachers always teach other teacher’s content, reference other languages than the one they are teaching, and change like chameleons to blend from one surrounding to another. These are actually signs of enhanced mental ability.

Regardless of which language system is currently in use, both language systems stay active at all times in a bilingual brain. This allows us quicker access to a greater array of options in problem solving. Monolinguals are usually constrained to an established pattern of thinking. Bilinguals have the ability to transition into multiple, and at times, conflicting patterns of thinking.

Bilinguals are often more adept at noticing details. This Sherlock-like ability comes from the constant practice of having to track the languages used for meaning and content in order to respond appropriately in the right language at the right time.

Language learning should really be considered the equivalent of power training for the brain. Increasing brainpower enhances decision-making, critical thinking, and mental agility in all areas of life.