On November 4, ESU #11 hosted a meeting for area principals. During the course of the morning, the group met with Bobby Truhe from KSB School Law to review laws regarding transition students. Bobby also talked about drug testing, vaping/juuling, terroristic threats, and Title IX. He also provided a litigation update.
On February 15, 2016, ESU #11 hosted a meeting for area principals. A representative from Education Quest presented information as to how this organization can help school districts. During the rest of the morning, ESU staff presented information regarding:
- AQuESTT, the state’s new accountability system
- The newly revised Nebraska ELA and Math Standards
- The new ELA test items
- ESU 11’s PLCs
- SAMR Technology Model
- Computer software group subscriptions
- The Adviser Dashboard
ESU 11 principals discuss Blended Learning and Professional Learning Communities at today’s meeting. Blended leaning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace. Professional Learning Communities are groups of educators that meets regularly, share expertise, and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.
ESU 11 area principals met on November 4th at ESU 11. During the course of this meeting, Exeter-Milligan Elementary Principal Laura Kroll and Dorchester Superintendent Mitch Kubicek shared the process that they used to integrate a common language of instruction at their districts.
On February 26, 2014, ESU #11 hosted a workshop for area principals. Dundy County-Stratton High School Principal Phil Truax and Central City Elementary Principal Rod Engel shared their experiences as pilot schools for the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Model. In addition, NDE Data Consultant, Kathy Vetter, provided an overview of the Department’s Data System. This system will be a valuable tool for districts as they work to gather and organize data for the Continuous School Improvement Process.