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Professional Development Trainings 
2019 - 2020

 * 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.  

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BR Cohort Day
September 3, 2019 @ Friend
January 6, 2020 @ Exeter Milligan
8:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Registration Fee:  None for the cohort districts
DETAILS:  More details to come!

 

EIS 2019 - 2020
June 19, 2019 – Session 1 @ ESU 6
June 20, 2019 - Session 2 @ ESU 6 w/Dr. Tina Boogren
August 5, 2019 – Session 3 @ Seward Middle School
August 6, 2019 – Session 4 @ Seward Middle School
September 17, 2019– Session 5 @ ESU 6
November 19, 2019 – Session 6 @ ESU 6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  None
DETAILS: (Stipend available Sessions 1 - 4 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.

    

English Language Arts Network
October 8, 2019
February 11, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  $45
DETAILS:  
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other Language Arts teachers.  Together we’ll learn how to strengthen our core Language Arts programs, pick the most effective interventions to use with our students, and share strategies and best practice resources.  We’ll become familiar with all the ways to look at the research that’s been done on various programs (including Nebraska’s new program comparison charts.) We will also familiarize ourselves with the new condensed practice guides that NDE developed in collaboration with REL Central and Marzano Research for use by Nebraska educators. The purpose of these guides is to offer evidence-based, actionable recommendations for high-quality literacy instruction.  

There will be times in which we’ll meet all together as the content will apply to everyone and there will also be times in which we break apart into grade-alike groups to learn about content specific to the students you teach.  We will differentiate our learning to meet each of your needs.  See flyer for more details. 


Google Certified Educator, Level 1
June 1, 2020 (Day 1)
June 2, 2020 (Day 2)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $15 per session
Registration Deadline:  May 26, 2020
DETAILS:  This workshop will serve as an introduction and/or review of the core G Suite tools as covered in the 13 Fundamentals Training (Level 1) modules offered through the Google Teacher Education. Participants will have the opportunity to take the exam on the afternoon of Day 2. Exam fees and registration are responsibility of the registrant and should be done prior to the workshop. Please contact Lynne Herr - lynne.herr@esu6.org with questions. Optional : 1 hour of graduate credit will be offered through Hastings College. https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level1 


Google Certified Educator, Level 2
June 4, 2020 (Day 1)
June 5, 2020 (Day 2)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $15 per session
Registraiton Deadline:  May 26, 2020
DETAILS:  This workshop will serve as an introduction and/or review of the core G Suite tools as covered in the eleven Level 2 (Advanced Training) modules offered through the Google Teacher Education web site. Participants will have the opportunity to take the exam on the afternoon of Day 2. Exam fees and registration are responsibility of the registrant and should be done prior to the workshop. Please contact Lynne Herr - lynne.herr@esu6.org with questions. Optional : 1 hour of graduate credit will be offered through Hastings College. https://teachercenter.withgoogle.com/certification_level2


 

Inspire Students & Teacher Wellness w/Dr. Tina Boogren
June 20, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  $150 (non-refundable)
DETAILS:  Join ESU 6 and Dr. Tina Boogren for a day of exploring a framework for understanding student motivation in the classroom to reach students’ minds as well as their hearts. Participants will learn how to create safe, welcoming environments that encourage students to be present and positive, discover specific strategies that address students’ deficient needs, and how to inspire students with strategies geared to help them grow into self-actualized individuals who are connected to something greater than themselves. This workshop is for all K-12 educators and school leaders. See flyer for more details.  


Instructional Coaches Network 
October 4, 2019
November 22, 2019
January 10, 2020
February 28, 2020
March 27, 2020 (make up day if needed)
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Registration Fee:  $95/session
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.  See flyer for more details. 

 

 

Language for Learning/Thinking @ Pizza Kitchen
August 6, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration fee:  $45 (no lunch provided)
Registration deadline:  May 31, 2019
Target Audience:  PreK-3 Classroom Teachers, EL Teachers, Interventionists, & Paraeducators that will be utilizing the Language for Learning or Language for Thinking Programs
DETAILS:  Language for Learning is designed to teach young children (PreK to 2nd Grade) the basic vocabulary, concepts, and sentence forms used in typical classroom instruction.  Language for Thinking
sets the stage for reading comprehension and written conventions of grammar by teaching extensive vocabulary and critical thinking skills.  See flyer for more details.  



Media Specialists’ Network
September 26, 2019
January 30, 2020 (location TBD)
April 8, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Registration fee:  $45/session
DETAILS:  Media Specialists Network to share resources and best practice for library/media centers. The September meeting will feature a half-day workshop on Make-Do led by Jesse Andre and Jessica Breitkreutz.

 

MTSS Opportunities at ESU 6
* See flyer for more details.  Please note, many of these training fees are covered with PEaK Project funds.  Click on each link within the flyer to see details about these fees.  


NWEA - MAP Growth
August 27, 2019:  Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Introduction and MAP Growth Basics
     DETAILS:  * Learn about the components of Nebraska's balanced assessment system.
                       * Identify the purpose of the MAP Growth assessments.
                       * Create a partnership in using data to improve student learning

September 24, 2019:  K-2 & MAP Reading Fluency
     DETAILS:  * Develop an understanding of the purpose of MAP Growth K-2 and MAP Reading
                         Fluency.
                       * Identify which MAP Growth K-2 assessments and reports to use for status, growth, and
                         diagnostic data.
                       * Learn how to use MAP Reading Fluency assessment data to gain a more holistic view of
                         your students' reading abilities and track their progress.

October 1, 2019:  MAP Growth: Essential Reports for Teachers & Student Growth and Goal Setting
     DETAILS:  Get hands-on with your reports. Learn to access, interpret, and apply rich data. Then plan
                       how to use your data to nform ongoing work, with a particular focus on goal setting with 
                       students.

October 15, 2019:  MAP Growth: Instructional Ladders
     DETAILS:  * Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness
                       * Design tiered, responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data,
                         and local curriculum
                       * Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to
                         deepen your understanding of instructional planning
                       *** Participants should have previously attended an Essential Reports for Teachers session

November 12, 2019:  MAP Growth: Investigating Growth
     DETAILS:  * Build a shared understanding of the language typically used to talk about student growth
                       * Use NWEA resources to explain how growth is measured and reported in MAP Growth
                       * Engage in a data conversation using your own data
                       *** Participants should have previously attended an Essential Reports for Teachers
                            session.

January 21, 2020MAP Growth: Essential Reports for Teachers & Student Growth and Goal Setting
     DETAILS:  Get hands-on with your reports. Learn to access, interpret, and apply rich data. Then plan
                       how to use your data to inform ongoing work, with a particular focus on goal setting with
                       students.

February 4, 2020:  MAP Growth: Instructional Ladders
     DETAILS:  * Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness 
                       * Design tiered, responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data,
                          and local curriculum 
                       * Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to
                         deepen your understanding of instructional planning
                       *** Participants should have previously attended an Essential Reports for Teachers
                            session

February 25, 2020:  MAP Growth: Investigating Growth
     DETAILS:  * Build a shared understanding of the language typically used to talk about student growth
                       * Use NWEA resources to explain how growth is measured and reported in MAP Growth
                       * Engage in a data conversation using your own data
                       *** Participants should have previously attended an Essential Reports for Teachers
                            session.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $45/session
Registratrion deadline:  1 week prior to each session
DETAILS:  Click here for more information.  


PDAC
October 29, 2019
December 3, 2019
March 31, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Registration fee:  No fee for ESU 6 public school districts / $45 for non-ESU 6 public school districts
DETAILS:  The three meetings of the Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) provide the professional development staff valuable input and the opportunity to share the current service plan. PDAC consists of representatives from each of the 16 districts and provides guidance and input about professional development program offerings. Be sure to register for EACH session you are planning on attending.

 

PLC's, Collaborative Teams & Data Meetings
October 10, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  $45
DETAILS:  Come learn the differences between Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s), Collaborative Teams, and Data Meetings. As we study the fundamental features of collaborative teams, you’ll learn how to:
-Organize staff into meaningful teams.
-Provide teams with time to collaborate.
-Provide supportive structures that help groups become teams.
-Clarify the work teams must accomplish.
-Monitor teamwork and provide direction and support when needed.
We’ll also provides sample agendas, norms, goals, and other teaming protocols. Don’t miss this one!

Bonus: School districts that attend this training will receive a free copy of the book “Collaborative Teams that Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLC’s” by Robert Marzano paid for with PEaK funds.


Click here for more details.  


Principals’ Network
September 26, 2019 @ Pizza Kitchen
February 6, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration fee:  No fee for ESU 6 public school districts / $45 for non-ESU 6 public school districts per session
DETAILS: Join us this year as we continue our work with Joe Sanfelippo’s book “Hacking Leadership”. Joe Sanfelippo presented this year at our Summer Principal’s Retreat 2019. Don’t worry if you missed it, you’ll still be able to benefit from the discussions and resources we share in our network meetings. Education hackers challenge the status quo and see a problem as an opportunity to try various solutions. We’ll share ideas and strategies for hacking school leadership in the following areas:

1. Be Present and Engaged
2. Create C.U.L.T.U.R.E
3. Build Relationships
4. Flatten the Walls of your School
5. Broadcast Student Voices
6. Center School Around the Children
7. Hire Superstars
8. Passion Projects for Adults
9. Collaborate and Learn
10. Change the Mindset

In addition, we’ll discuss and share resources regarding current hot topics such as Tier 2 & 3 Interventions, The Nebraska Reading Improvement Act, Science Standards and Assessment, etc.

   

Six-Minute Solutions @ Pizza Kitchen
August 6, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $45 (lunch not included)
Registration Deadline:  May 31, 2019
DETAILS:  The Six-Minute Solution is a research-based quick, easy, and flexible program that builds students’ reading fluency in just six minutes a day.  For students in grades K–12, this peer-driven solutions pairs same-skill-level students to read age-appropriate nonfiction passages and record each other's progress on fluency and accuracy.  See flyer for more information.  


Tech Tools for School Support Staff
June 19, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $45
DETAILS:  
Join us for our annual tech-a-palooza for school support staff. We'll highlight what's new in G Suite, share tips and tools to improve communication, efficiency and productivity and weave in lots of fun. Please bring both challenges and successes to share with the group. We're all better together!


Technology Leadership Cadre (TLC)
September 10, 2019
October 2, 2019
January 29, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 19, 2020 (make up day only)
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  None
DETAILS:  ESU 6 offers TLC as a collaborative opportunity to maximize the potential of technology resources to positively impact teaching, learning and efficiency. The Technology Leadership Cadre (TLC) is comprised of representatives from each of the 16 school districts. Each district is offered one elementary and one secondary position in the cadre, with ESU 6 PD covering partial costs as outlined below for those participants. Each cadre runs on a 2 year cycle. We are currently in Year 2 of the 2018-20 TLC.

NOTE: *Districts are welcome, and encouraged, to include additional participants if the district agrees to cover all associated costs for extra participants. (Sub costs, NETA registration fee and $500 to support the teacher’s expanded technology use in your school district.) Larger districts have received great benefit from including one teacher from each of their buildings in past TIG/TLC cohorts.

TLC members are encouraged to lead sessions at area workshops, conferences and events to continue to develop their leadership and technology skills while participating in the TLC program.


Technology Integration Specialists (TIS)

September 18, 2019 @ ESU 6
February 4 @ ESU 3
April 2, 2020 @ ESU 6
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration fee:  None.
DETAILS:  This is a statewide network meeting for all full-time or part-time school tech integration specialists.  NETA sponsors the event and pays for lunch.  There is no registration fee.
  Contact Lynne Herr at lynne.herr@esu6.org for more information. 


Title I Network
October 23, 2019
March 10, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $90/session
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 spend ample time networking and sharing ideas and experiences. In addition, we’ll take a close look at the new Nebraska program comparison charts and practice guides. You won't want to miss this opportunity!  See flyer for more details.  

   

World Language Day
October 24, 2019 - 1st semester
     Deadline to register:  October 17, 2019
March 3, 2020 - 2nd semester
     Registration deadline:  February 25, 2020
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration Fee:  $45 
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.








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