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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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Bite-Sized PD: 101 Ways to use a Worksheet

April 21, 2021
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: Feeling like you are in a rut with your assignments for students? In this session, we will look at different ways to take worksheets we already have and utilize them in a new and engaging ways.




Chromebook Accessibility Tools


April 22, 2021
3:30- 4:00 pm
Lead: Lynne Herr
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: Chromebook has some great accessibility features built in to the device. Grab a Chromebook and spend a few minutes exploring the features that benefit both teachers and students.

 

 

 

Coffee Talk with April & Heidi

5 Part CASEL Competencies Series

January 20, 2021
February 3, 2021
February, 17, 2021
March 3, 2021
March 17, 2021

3 Part Early Childhood Series

March 31, 2021
April 14, 2021
April 28, 2021
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Lead: April Kelley & Heidi Farmer
Registraiton Fee: None
DETAILS: Grab yourself a coffee and join April & Heidi for our second semester Coffee Talk focused on SEBL! Join us for the first five sessions to learn about the five SEL Competencies from CASEL. In the five part series we will give a brief overview of one competency each week as well as some ways to infuse those competencies into your calssroom routines and instruction. Join us for the last three sessions to learn about some SEBL strategies that can be used in Early Childhood. We will be sharing ideas durig each session that are applicable in Early Childhood classrooms.

 



Counselor Networking Day

May 5, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik
Registration Fee: $15
DETAILS: Please join us for a day of networking and learning together! The ESU 6 Counselor Network has been meeting monthly on Zoom this year. We would like to close out the year with an in-person event to reflect on the year, celebrate the victories we have had in our schools, and set goals for next year. There will be time during this event for elementary and secondary counselors to split up and have focused conversations about specific topics. We will also come together as a large group to discuss Social Emotional Learning and how we can support the students in each of our schools.

 

 


Heggerty Training (Pre-K & K Programs)

May 24, 2021
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Lead: Heidi Farmer
Registration Fee: $25 (Please indicate if you will be attending in-person or via Zoom)
DETAILS: Join us to learn more about the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program. During this session, you will learn how to implement the Pre-K & Kindergarten Heggerty programs with fidelity. This will be beneficial for any staff implementing the Pre-K & Kindergarten Heggerty programs.

 



Heggerty Training (Primary & Bridge the Gap Interventions)

May 24, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lead: Heidi Farmer
Registraion Fee: $25 (Please indicate if you will be attending in-person or via Zoom)
DETAILS: Join us to learn more about the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness program. During this session, you will learn how to implement the Primary Heggerty program & Bridge the Gap intervention with fidelity. This will be beneficial for any staff implementing the Primary Heggerty program & Bridge the Gap Intervention.




Increasing Opportunities to Respond (OTR) in order to meet the needs of All Students

April 29, 2021
7:15 - 8:00 am
Lead: Amber Vlasnik.
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: Do you find that the same students are responding to your questions every day during class? When we intentionally give all students Opportunities to Respond in the classroom, we allow them to be actively engaged in the learning process. In this session, we will look at instructional strategies that will take your lessons to the next level of student engatement. By making small shifts in the ways we ask questions and enable students to answer those questions, we can reach 100% student engagement in every class every day.

 

 


Journeys Refresher

June 9, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lead: Heidi Farmer
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: Join Heidi & LaRaesha to take a look at the Journeys Reading materials. We will discuss the Big 5 Ideas in Reading and how to use those when planning your reading instruction with Journeys. We will utilize breakout rooms to work in groups of like grade levels to review your teacher’s manuals and plan lessons.

 

 

MTSS Opportunities at ESU 6

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

     MTSS Refine & Refocus
    
 May 6, 2021
     8:30 am - 3:30 pm
     Lead: Heidi Farmer  
     DETAILS: Join ESU6 and the Nebraska MTSS team for NeMTSS System Training Day #4 as well as the annual day #5 "Refine and Refocus", which are designed to strengthen your multi-tiered             system of support. Improvement doesn't start and stop with NeMTSS System Training... it requires a commitment to an onging process of learning, self-reflection, adaptiation, and growth. The                 concept of continuous improvement within a multi-tiered system of support requires a sustained commitment to incremental, ongoing improvements along with intentional emphasis on staff                       knowledge, skills, and expertise. 
     At this professional learning, teams can expect to celebrate current success within their MTSS framework, identify and understand implementation data, review student outcome data to analyze               progress, complete the self-assessment to identify areas of growth and revise the continuous improvement template. Specific attention to infrastructure and implementation will be a priority. This             session is intended for teams committed to ongoing continuous improvement and sustainability of their MTSS framework.

 



NeMTSS SEBL Series

February 19, 2021- RESCHEDULED DAY (via Zoom)
March 23, 2021 (via Zoom)
April 12, 2021 (via Zoom OR In-person)
May 26, 2021 (via Zoom OR In-person)
Lead: Heidi Farmer
Registration Fee:  
     * In Person: $15 (for amenities)
     * Via Zoom: Free
DETAILS: Join members of the NeMTSS team to learn about Social, Emotional & Behavioral Learning (SEBL). Day 1 will focus on exploration and planning for SEBL. Day 2 will focus on Adult SEBL. Day 3 will be split into Early Childhood/Elementary and Secondary groups and focus on Student SEBL. Day 4 is around Interconnected Systems for SEBL.  See flyer for more details.  



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! 

 


Playbooks for Administrators 

June 2 & 3, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: April Kelley & Megan Hammer
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: When you're an administrator, every day is "game day". Teachers need the best forms of support because our students deserve the best we can offer them. Join us during these 2 days to gather a wealth of information, resources, and tools tht will help you better support your teachers.

Day 1: Coaching Playbook for Administrators
Learn about various coaching techniques that will help you become a more effective and efficient administrator. These techniques include: the 4 C's, feedback protocols, mapping difficult conversations, planning and reflecting conversation starters, coaching new vs. experienced teachers, data-driven dialogue tools, responding to excuses, motivating teacher types, understanding levels of resistance, working with the generational differences, etc.
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book: Learning-Focused Supervision by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman

Day 2: Instructional Playbook for Administrators
Learn what an instructional playbook is and how it can help you in your administration position. We'll provide you with samples of instructional strategy lists and one-pagers that have helped districts outline and define their high-impact teaching strategies. You and your colleagues will gain access to 15 premade instructional strategies checklists that you can customize to your district's needs. Having these premade checklists and templates will give you the headstart you need to develop your own insturctional playbook that is aligned to you district's instructional model. In turn, these playbooks will provide you with the common languagee you're looking for as you coach teachers to improve their practice.
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book: The Instructional Playbook: The Missing Link for Translating Research into Practice by Jim Knight

 

 

 

ReVISION Action Grant Workday

April 21, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik & Michelle Hatfield
Registration Fee: $15
DETAILS: The purpose of the reVISION Action Grant is to improve, modernize, and expand career and technical education (CTE) programs to align with Nebraska's economic priorities and workforce demands. The reVISION Action grant program provides Perkins funds for eligible seconcdary and postsecondary recipients to help implement the reVISION action steps developed and identified throughout the reVISION local and regional CTE assessments.

This supplemental grant initiative is aimed at fostering innovation in CTE programming across Nebraska. Grant activites should be part of a larger effort for transformational change and school improvement and aimed at addresing the strategic priorities of Nebraska CTE. 

If your school is pursuing a reVision Action Grant, please feel welcome to join us for this collaborative workday! We want to provide the space and time for your team to work together on this application. You will also be able to ask questions of and collaborate with other ESU6 schools who are writing grant applications.

 

 

 

Wonders Refresher

June, 9 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lead: Heidi Farmer
Registration Fee: None
DETAILS: Join Heidi & LaRaesha to take a look at the Wonders Reading materials. We will discuss the Big 5 Ideas in Reading and how to use those when planning your reading instruction with Wonders. We will utilize breakout rooms to work in groups of like grade levels to review your teacher’s manuals and plan lessons.

 



 







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