Professional Learning and Resources

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.

Strengthening the Core: Remote Learning for Science
Tuesday, December 1
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CST

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Strengthening the Core: Remote Learning for Mathematics
Wednesday, December 2
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CST

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Strengthening the Core: Remote Learning for Literacy
Thursday, December 3
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CST

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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.

Adult Social Emotional Learning and Professional Culture
July 9, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Supporting Document

Social Emotional Learning Competencies
July 16, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Supporting Document

Educator Self-Care
July 23, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Supporting Document

Cultural Responsiveness and Family Partnerships
July 30, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Supporting Documents

Trauma Informed Care and Restorative Practices
August 6, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Supporting Document

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.

Session 1: Unfinished Learning & Instructional Equity
May 14, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck

UnboundEd Slide Deck

Session 3: Summer Learning for Mathematics: Frameworks & Support using Zearn Math
May 21, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck

 

Case Study: Greenbrier School District

Session 7: Supporting all Students: Focusing on English Learners
June 4, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck

 

ELA Case Studies

Math Case Studies

EL Resources

Session 8: Leveraging Assessment for Individualized Instruction
June 9, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck

 

Assessment Case Study

Assessment Planning: Summer Critical Actions

Session 9: Supporting Independent Science Learning
June 11, 2020

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck

 

Systems Thinking Tools

Independent Science Learning Resources

Essential Instructional Content for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Professional Learning Experience
July 24, 2020 (Updated September 21, 2020)

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slide Deck