On August 4, 2017, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted an Introduction to Marzano workshop. During this training, teachers received an overview of the Marzano Instructional Model from Phil Warrick, associate vice president of Marzano Research Laboratory. Kate then provided specific information regarding Design Questions 6 and 8, which focus on establishing relationships, rules and procedures.
On August 3, 2017, Kate Hatch conducted the first day of the Entry-Year Assistance training for school teams. During this training, a mentor and a new teacher had the opportunity to participate in discussions involving their district’s policies and procedures, decision-making, what makes quality effective teachers, and proactive management. Attorney Bobby Truhe from KSB School Law also spoke to the group about laws and best practices in regard to using social media.
During the week of June 19, 2017, the ESU #11 Staff Development Department provided an intensive training for teachers within the service unit area. In this training, teachers learned methods that can be used to prevent and manage peer bullying and cyberbullying in order to have a safer, more positive classroom environment. This course was taught by, Karmen Scharff-Sears, Guidance Counselor at Kearney Public Schools.
During the week of June 5, 2017, the ESU #11 Staff Development Department provided an intensive training for teachers within the service unit area. This training showed participants how to integrate Google Apps for Education to transform their classroom. This course was taught by master teacher and technology integration specialist Stephanie Dannehl from Bertrand Community School. Teachers from the following school districts attended the class: Alma, Loomis, Holdrege, Southern Valley, Bertrand, and Minden.
On March 27, 2017, Julane Hill from NDE conducted a workshop for Physical Education teachers. This workshop examined the new K–12 Physical Education standards that were recently developed, and provided resources and ideas to integrate into elementary, middle and high school programs. Teachers were also able to collaborate and explore possible ways to integrate these standards into their classrooms.