Strengthening Core Instruction
for Literacy, Mathematics, and Science
The Nebraska Department of Education, in partnership with SchoolKit, is offering professional learning sessions focused on strengthening core instruction for literacy, mathematics, and science. Leveraging lessons learned from remote and hybrid instruction, these webinars provide content-specific knowledge and skills related to remote instruction, essential instructional content, and instructional considerations. The webinars also support continuous improvement efforts and in order to inform future teaching and learning. The registration link for each webinar is provided below. For those unable to attend the synchronous sessions, they will be recorded and archived on the Launch Nebraska website.
Return to School – Addressing Privacy and Security Challenges in K-12 Education
Originally, representatives from the United States Department of Education’s Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) were scheduled to address 2020 Data Conference participants through a keynote presentation and series of workshops. In lieu of the previously scheduled in-person opportunity, last week NDE sponsored a webinar with representatives from PTAC.
The objective for this meeting was to offer a school district, Educational Service Unit, and NDE personnel with a review of student data privacy and related FERPA requirements/regulations, as well as to provide for a discussion of student privacy issues and questions resulting from COVID-19, such as those arising from remote learning environments. If you or your staffs are interested, you can access a recording of that presentation and a copy of the slide deck here: https://www.education.ne.gov/future-ready-nebraska/data-privacy/.
NeMTSS Summer SEL Webinar Series
This series focuses on social emotional learning (SEL) from an adult perspective and inform participants of best practices that improve school culture, teacher efficacy, and student outcomes. The five webinars cover five interdependent topic areas, which are adapted from the NeMTSS SEL Systems Development training offered by the NeMTSS team and serve as compliments to the core SEL training provided by NeMTSS. Educators of all types are encouraged to participate in this series to grow in their SEL competency and practice.
Launch Nebraska: Summer Learning and Beyond Webinar Series
This virtual professional learning series provides instructional leaders with knowledge and skills related to unfinished learning, instructional equity, and remote instruction. Each virtual learning session is 60 minutes in length.