On November 14, 2019 ESU 11 offered a World Language workshop. The revised Nebraska World Language standards offer a greater emphasis on language production, global perspectives, and ownership in language learning. NDE World Language Education Specialist, Stephanie Call, facilitated this workshop. During the course of the day, she offered an opportunity for teachers to learn about the revised standards, and discuss their potential impact to districts, to develop standards-based activities, and to collaborate with peers.
On September 4, 2019, ESU 11 Technology Curriculum Consultant Jody Bauer coordinated a Camera Dr workshop. Alan Mais has over twenty years of experience in the repair of all models of digital and photographic equipment. This workshop was developed with Digital Applications and Yearbook students/teachers in mind. During the workshop Alan covered the basic operation of cameras, the basics of taking pictures, care of camera and prints and lots of hands on training. ESU 11 students had the opportunity to shoot great pictures as they learned about all the features of their cameras.
On August 6, 2019, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted an Introduction to APL workshop. During this training, new teachers received specific information regarding the following strategies that should be used to ensure good classroom management:
- Wait-time extended
- Temporary exit option
- Interaction sequence
- 10:2 / 5:1
- On the clock management
- Hit run/push pull
- The difference between rules and procedures
- Bell ringers
On July 30, 2019, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 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. This training provides an opportunity for mentors and teachers to collaborate and discuss classroom issues in a safe, supportive environment.
Teachers and administrators from the ESU 11 area gathered on April 17 to continue to learn how to implement MTSS. School teams gathered and organized various sources of data and then held conversations to determine if their core program is effective. They then held conversations to determine next steps for MTSS implementation. NDE MTSS Consultants Jane Byers and Mary Jo McElhose were the facilitators for the day.