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 * Please note, some of our trainings and meetings will be held in a blended platform.  More information to come. *

** When meeting in person, face masks are required. **

Be sure to check out ESU 6 PD FOCUS flyer!
  

 

Professional Development Trainings 
2020 - 2021

 * Please note, your district will be charged if there is a 'no show' connected to a training that has a registration fee.

*  Any date changes or cancellations will be noted on this page as well as on our Facebook page.  

*  For all-day ESU 6 on-site trainings, amenities will be provided unless noted otherwise.  We are unable to order meals for those with speciific dietary requests.  If you are on a restricted or special diet, please know we have a refrigerator and microwave for your convenience.  

* Note of Photographs/Filming:  We may be taking pictures and/or filming our events.  If you do not want your picture published, please let the presenter know immediately.


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BR Cohort Day
January 4, 2020 @ Shickley
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Registration Fee:  None for the cohort districts
DETAILS:  More details to come!

 

Buliding Bonds in a Digital World Series
Presenters:  Heidi Farmer (ESU 6 MTSS Coach) and LaRaesha Kudel (ESU 9 MTSS Coach)
Registration Fee:  
$10.00/session OR $25.00/Series for ESU 6 & ESU 9 schools.  *Fees covered through PEaK Consorted Funds*  Outside districts and staff:  $15.00/session OR $40.00/Series
Series Overview
 Through the times of COVID-19 and the immediate need for instruction at a digital level, many things that are used in our daily instruction were set aside in a time of urgency. During this 3 part mini series, we will be reviewing different resources and techniques that you can use to help rebuild stronger relationships using MTSS and PBIS strategies and systems. We will be focusing on relationships with school staff, parents and students.

STAFF:  July 28
9:00 am - 10:00 am
DETAILS:   In this session you will have access to a variety of strategies to create positive environments and rapport with your staff during the unknown times of distance learning.

PARENTS:  July 28
10:30 am - 11:30 am
DETAILS: In this session you will be given ideas to help repair and build relationships with parents in regards to the unknown times of distance learning.

STUDENTS:  July 29
9:00 am- 10:00 am
DETAILS:   In this session you will have access to a variety of strategies to integrate MTSS and PBIS systems within your regular and digital classroom.

 

  

Coaching for Administrators
June 2 & 3, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  April Kelley
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!


CTE Teacher Network
October 26, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  
This will be an opportunity for ESU 6 teachers to connect and discuss hopes and dreams for the 2020-2021 school year. We will have a visitor from NDE to share the latest on what is happening in CTE statewide and will be able to discuss what that means for our students, teachers, and communities in ESU 6.  See flyer for more information.  


Data
 Network

November 11, 2020
March 17, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!


Data Studio Workday
October 2, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  $45
DETAILS:  Discover how Data Studio can unlock the power of your data with interactive dashboards and engaging reports!

What Can Data Studio Do:

* Unite your data in one place.
* Explore the data.
* Tell impactful stories.
* Empower your teams.

Data Studio works seamlessly with other solutions, allowing you to access data from one product while working in another — saving time and increasing efficiency. We will explore some Data Studio basics, explore new features, and provide time to work with your own data to build interactive, real-time dashboards.  See flyer for more details. 


EIS 2020 
August 3, 2020 – Session 1 @ Virtual
August 4, 2020 – Session 2 @ Virtual
August 5, 2020 - Session 3 @ Virtual
September 15, 2020 – Session 4, Follow up @ Virtual
November 17, 2020 – Session 5 @ ESU 6
Lead:  PD Team
Registration fee:  None
DETAILS: (Stipend available Sessions 1 - 3 only):  This course is designed to provide information and skills to help prepare teachers for their first year of teaching in a district. Participants will study a range of important topics such as unit and lesson design, classroom routines and procedures, assessment and grading, and brain based instructional skills. Registration fees are waived for teachers of ESU 6 public school districts. There is a fee for ESU 6 parochial schools.  Lunch and amenities will be provided. For more information, please contact the Professional Development team at 402.761.3341. 
See Session 4 Follow-up flyer for more informaiton!

 

Elementary Connection Circle (all subjects)
September 17, 2020
7:15 am - 4:15 pm (see details for more information)
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  none
DETAILS:   Join us during any of the three available times as we share updates, gather strategies from one another and spend time discussing current realities for elementary educators.  Join us anytime:  7:15 am - 8:00 am, 11:00 am - 1:00 (join as you are able over your lunch) or 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm.  See flyer for more details.  



Emerging Media Arts Network

December 10, 2020
March 29, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee: TBD
Details: More information to come!

 

G Suite Tips and Tools for Primary Teachers
October 7, 2020
2:30 pm - 330 pm
Lead:  Lynne Herr
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  Explore meaningful tech integration for Littles with G Suite. Discuss Google Classroom best practices for littles, and explore templates that are set up and ready for you to use with your students both in school and remotely.  See flyer for more details.  



Google Classroom Fall Tuneup
October 23, 2020
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (via Zoom)
Lead:  Lynne Herr
Registration Fee:  Non
DETAILS:  We’ll get the clutter cleaned out of the Classroom stream, set the notifications so they alert vs annoy, review best practices for organizing course work with topics, and customize your classroom banner and content for function and form.  See flyer for more details.  

 

Grading Workshop
December 8, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!  


Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training
August 6, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lead:  April Kelley
Registration Fee:  $20
DETAILS:  Heggerty Phonemic Awareness is a well-organized 35-week curriculum of daily phonemic awareness lesson plans.  Developed on a systematic scope and sequence of skills, each level focuses on eight phonemic awareness skills, along with two additional activities to develop letter and sound recognition, and language awareness. The lessons are designed to deliver Tier 1 phonemic awareness instruction in a whole group setting and only take 10-12 minutes. For students in need of extra support, portions of lesson could be used in a small group and serve as a “second dose” of phonemic awareness instruction.  See flyer for more information.  
 

Instructional Coaches Network 
     September 18, 2020 - Zoom only
     Registration Fee:  $10
     9:00 am - 11:30 am
     November 20, 2020 - Zoom only
     Registration Fee: $10
     9:00 am - 11:30 am__________
January 29, 2021
March 19, 2021
April 9, 2021
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Lead:  April Kelley
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  Being an Instructional Coach can be lonely. Many instructional coaches comment that they feel “stuck in the middle” because they’re not administrators yet they’re no longer teachers. The key to being a successful coach is gaining the skills necessary to coach your colleagues while maintaining a network of other coaches to utilize as a resource. The Instructional Coaches’ Training is an opportunity to collaborate with area coaches in order to develop a toolkit to improve teaching and learning. During each session, coaches will learn about the skills necessary to successfully coach their colleagues. In addition, they’ll spend ample time networking and sharing coaching ideas and experiences with others in the area. You won’t want to miss this unique training and networking opportunity. Participants will have the option of completing additional assignments outside of the meeting times to earn college credit.

 


Math Network

November 4, 2020 (MS / HS)
November 10, 2020 (Elem)
January 26, 2021 (MS / HS)
January 28, 2021 (Elem)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!

 

Media Specialists' Network
September 9, 2020 / 8:00am - 9:30am
October 13, 2020 / 8am - 9am OR 3pm - 4pm)
November 12, 2020 / 8am - 9 am OR 3 pm - 4pm)
December 11, 2020
8:00am - 9:00am OR 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lead:  Lynne Herr
Registration Fee:  none
DETAILS:  The ESU 6 Media Specialist network meets to support the work of teacher librarians. The Sept 9 meeting will discuss managing materials during Covid restrictions and continue ongoing work around book selection, increasing ebook circulation and encouraging students to develop a love of reading.  See flyer for more details.  



MTSS Opportunities at ESU 6
* Please note:  Many of these training fees are covered with PEaK Project funds.
     MTSS Lead Team
     
August 25, 2020
     November 19, 2020 - Flyer
     February 16, 2021
     April 29, 2021
     Lead:  Heidi Farmer

     MTSS Refresh & Refine
    
April 7, 2021
     Lead:  Heidi Farmer

     MTSS Topical
     
October 6, 2020 (#1) - Documenting Interventions - CANCELLED/now available through e-Learning opportunities.  See FOCUS for more details.  
     December 1, 2020 (#2)
     January 19, 2021 (#3)
     March 2, 2021 (#4)
     Lead:  Heidi Farmer
     

NATM Fall Conference Reflection Conversation
October 6, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (via Zoom)
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  
This fall, the NATM conference will be offered virtually. This means that ESU 6 math teachers who attend the event will not be able to connect, reflect, and have meaningful conversations about what they learn at the conference while at the event itself. I wanted to offer a space for those important conversations to be had. This will be an open conversation for people to reflect and an opportunity to plan how we intend to use what we have learned to impact our classrooms.  See flyer for more information.  



PBIS Opportuntities at ESU 6
     PBIS Tier 1 Classroom Follow-up
     January 21, 2021
     PBIS Tier 2
     June 10 & 11, 2021     

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Heidi Farmer
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!     


PDAC
September 16, 2020 - ZOOM only
   9:00 am - 10:00 am
November 11, 2020 - ZOOM only
   1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
December 3, 2020 - ZOOM only
   9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lead:  April Kelley & PD Team
Registration fee:  No fee for ESU 6 public school districts / TBD for non-ESU 6 public school districts
DETAILS:  PDAC is an opportunity for district representatives to give something AND get something. We rely on your guidance and valuable input to create professional development program offerings that fit our ESU 6 district needs. It’s also an opportunity to get ideas and resources from each other through this shared networking time. Each school district is encouraged to send 1-2 reps to each PDAC meeting.  

 

PLC Book Study
October 27, 2020
November 24, 2020
December 17, 2020
** Register by September 18, 2020
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lead:  Heidi Farmer, Megan Hammer, Amber Vlasnik & April Kelley
Registration fee:  $45
DETAILS:  Join this book study to learn about the power of PLC in your district. We will study what a PLC is, the three big ideas that drive the work in a PLC, and move from an interest to commitment with PLC’s. We will read and discuss chapters focusing on:
*A guide to action for PLC at Work
*Define a clear & compelling purpose
*Build the collaborative culture of a PLC
*Create results orientation in a PLC
*Establish a focus on learning
*Implement a PLC process district-wide
Each participant will receive a copy of Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work.  See flyer for more details.  


Principals’ Network
October 14,2020 - Zoom only
9:00 am - 10:00 am
December 3, 2020 - Zoom only
9:00 am -10:00 am
Lead:  April Kelley
Registration fee:  No fee 
DETAILS:  Navigating the role of an instructional leader can be extremely difficult during the pandemic. So why not rely on each other for support? Join us this year for our Principals’ Network meetings to share ideas and resources with one another as well as ask each other questions. We’ll also be looking at the new NE teacher and principal standards and taking a look at Peter DeWitt’s 6 practices that are crucial to instructional leadership.


 

School Improvement 
November 3, 2020
February 2, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!  

Science Network
October 7, 2020 w/Kristin Slechta and Audrey Webb, NDE Science Specialist - See flyer
March 23, 2021
June 1, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  $45
DETAILS:  See corresponding flyer for more information.  



Secondary Connections Circle
October 13, 2020
7:15 am - 4:15 pm (see details for more information)
Lead:  Megan Hammer
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  
Join us during any of the three available times as we share updates, gather strategies from one another and spend time discussing current realities for junior - senior high educators. Zoom link will be provided after you register.  See flyer for connection times and more information.  


Secondary Mathematics Connections Circle
September 24, 2020
7:15 am - 4:15 pm (see details for more information)
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  
Connection Circles will be opportunities to share ideas, ask questions, and have conversations about what is happening in our classrooms and schools. This opportunity to connect will be offered at three times throughout they day: 7:15-8:00, 11:00-1:00 (during lunch), 3:30-4:15.  See flyer for more details!



Social Studies Network
October 13, 2020 - Diving into the Social Studies Standards
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lead:  Lori Broady / Matt Heusman
Registration Fee:  $25
DETAILS:  Join Lori Broady for 2-hour (face-to-face or Virtual) session that will give educators the opportunity to become familiar with Nebraska’s newly adopted Social Studies Standards. There will be time to review how the curriculum you currently use will fit with the new Standards and identify adjustments that may be required. Additionally, educators will learn about the Instructional Shifts of the new Standards and explore strategies to support those in the classroom. Stay for lunch and use the afternoon time to work on planning or return to your school if that better fits your schedule. Look forward to seeing you.




Supplimenting Foundational Skills w/the ECRI Program
August 6, 2020
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lead:  April Kelley
Registration Fee:  none
DETAILS:  Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) is a multi-tiered program (Tier 1 & 2) featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in K, 1, & 2.   ECRI utilizes predictable, explicit and effective instructional routines.  The Tier 2 Foundational Skills Intervention materials provide interventionists with 150 ready-to-use daily foundational skills lessons that are directly aligned with the core reading program and are intended to be pre-taught to Tier 2 students to promote success in the core curriculum.  The Tier 1 Foundational Skills Enhancement materials provide classroom teachers with the same 150 ready-to-use daily foundational skills lessons available in the Tier 2 Foundational Skills Intervention. Teachers may use these lessons with their whole class OR with small groups to enhance their core reading instruction for all students. By presenting the same lessons pre-taught to Tier 2 students, teachers increase the likelihood of success for their students.  See flyer for more information.  


Team Teaching
March 9, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  More information to come!  


Title I Connection Circle
September 29, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Lead:  Megan Hammer
Registration Fee:  none
DETAILS:  Connection Circles will be opportunities to share ideas, ask questions, and have conversations about what is happening in our classrooms and schools.  See flyer for more details.  


Title I Network

October 28, 2020
March 10, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lead:  Megan Hammer
Registration Fee:  $45
DETAILS: The ESU 6 Title I Network is an opportunity to collaborate with area Title I Teachers in order to develop a toolkit to coach colleagues, explore effective practices and interventions, learn new instructional strategies to use with students, ask questions, and work together to complete the required Title I paperwork . We'll provide ample time for networking and sharing ideas and experiences. We are planning on meeting at ESU 6 from 9 am - 3 pm but this will depend on Four Corners guidance at the time. 

   

Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction
October 7, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registraiton Fee:  None
DETAILS:  The objectives for this session are to:
    * KNOW some specific formative assessment strategies.
    * UNDERSTAND that, ideally, formative assessment is an ongoing practice in every classroom every day.
    * BE ABLE TO recognize and implement formative assessment strategies to guide instruction.
See flyer for more details.  


Using the Lesson Planning Template
October 7, 2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lead:  Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  During this session, we will discuss intentional lesson planning in flexible learning environments. Teachers will have an opportunity to try out templates for daily and weekly lesson plans as well as collaborative lesson plans that can be shared by teams and PLCs. In our constantly changing school year, clear communication and planning are key to our success (and peace of mind) as teachers. Join us and gain some useful tools!  See flyer for more details.  


World Language Day

January 27, 2021
March 30, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lead:  Stephanie Call & Megan Hammer
Registration Fee:  TBD
DETAILS:  Don't miss the opportunity to network with other World Language Teachers. Stephanie Call, Nebraska Department of Education World Language Specialist will be leading our professional learning sessions.


Zoom Refresher
September 16, 2020 (2:30 pm - 3:30 pm) - Focus on elementary teachers
October 8, 2020 (7:30 am - 8:15 am)
October 14, 2020 (2:30  pm - 3:30 pm) - Focus on secondary teachers
Lead:  Lynne Herr
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  With all the hours you’ve spent in Zoom for PD and meetings, you’ve got the Zoom participant experience down pat. This session will focus on hosting Zoom sessions. We’ll review Zoom basic functions and settings recommendations to help the experience for you and your students to go smoothly. You’ll also learn to customize a waiting room slide to help get students prepared for class while they wait for class to start.  See flyer for more details. 




Zoom Tips & Tricks: Better Breakout Rooms
October 14, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm pm (via Zoom)
Lead:  Lynne Herr
Registration Fee:  None
DETAILS:  
Zoom breakout rooms offer great opportunities for small group work, as well as make it easier to get more voices “in the room.” Learn strategies and customize templates for your classroom to help maximize Zoom room productivity and accountability.  See flyer for more details.  









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