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Professional Development Trainings 
2020 - 2021

* Please note, your district will be charged if there is a 'no show' connected to a workshop with a registration fee. To ensure your district does not get charged, please contact the ESU 6 Professional Development Assistant 24 hours prior to the workshop date.

*  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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4 Day SEBL Series with NeMTSS

September 27, 2021
November 22, 2021
January 24, 2022
April 4, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Hedi Farmer & NeMTSS SEBL Team
Registration Fee: $15
DETAILS: Join members of the NeMTSS SEBL 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.



Acadience Refresher


August 3, 2021
*10:15 am - 2:50 pm
Lead: NeMTSS Staff
Registration Fee: $50, Register at https://registration.esu4.org/ by June 1. When registering, indicate remote attendance if you'd like to participate via Zoom. Please review the NeMTSS Zoom Guidance
DETAILS: Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making: Effective Use of Your Acadience Reading Data
This sessionn will begin with an overview of Acadience administration and scoring as both a screener and diagnostic tool. Teams will the interpret their data using an identified problem solving proess to help them with effective grouping, planning for instrudtion, and progress monitoring.



Cooperative Learning in the Elementary Classroom

September 28, 2021- Session 1
December 15, 2021- Session 2
February 23, 2022- Session 3
March, 30, 2022- Session 4
In order to get the most out of this experience, participants are encouraged to register for the entire 4-part series. Teachers will be encouraged to try the instructional strategies in their classroom between the quarterly sessions and reflect on their experiences.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik & Megan Hammer
Registration Fee: $45/session ($180 for entire series) This course is a part of a series. You will need to register for each session based upon which ones you plan to attend. 
DETAILS: Cooperative Learning is the process of intentionally grouping students and providing opportunities for them to learn together. Through a variety of instructional strategies employed by the teacher, students can experience positive interdependence and individual accountability - the two cornerstones of cooperative learning. This professional learning series is designed to provide teachers with simple yet powerful strategies that will lead to increased student engagement and learning.



 

Cooperative Learning in the Secondary Classroom

 

September 29, 2021- Session 1
December 16, 2021- Session 2
February 24, 2022- Session 3
March, 31, 2022- Session 4
In order to get the most out of this experience, participants are encouraged to register for the entire 4-part series. Teachers will be encouraged to try the instructional strategies in their classroom between the quarterly sessions and reflect on their experiences.
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Amber Vlasnik & Megan Hammer
Registration Fee: $45/session ($180 for entire series) This course is a part of a series. You will need to register for each session based upon which ones you plan to attend. 
DETAILS: Cooperative Learning is the process of intentionally grouping students and providing opportunities for them to learn together. Through a variety of instructional strategies employed by the teacher, students can experience positive interdependence and individual accountability - the two cornerstones of cooperative learning. This professional learning series is designed to provide teachers with simple yet powerful strategies that will lead to increased student engagement and learning.



Evidence-Based Practices with REL Central


June 23, 2021: ESU 5 (In-Person), Beatrice
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration: https://www.esu5.org
Cost: $15 (ESU 5 credit applies to ESU 5 personnel until funds are depleted, then schools will be billed.)

DETAILS: Is your leteracy instruction eveidence based? Do educators involved wuth probelm solving know how to identify evidence based practices? Durning the professional learning session, participants will assess their current use of eveidence-based reading strategies and learn to strenthen them. The Central Regional Education Lab at Marzano Research will facilitate a review of the requirements of the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act and define what 'evidence-' or 'researched-based' really means. The session will include an orientation to the Nebraska Reads practice guide summaries included on the NDE website. Participants will also apply a process for using data to select evidence-based leteracy practices and learn to translate practice guide summaries into classroom and school practice.

 

 


Effective Instruction Series 2021-2022 (EIS)

August 2, 3, & 4, 2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: ESU 6 PD Team
Registration: For more information please email, Megan Hammer. megan.hammer@esu6.org
DETAILS: This series is designed to provide informatino and skills to help prepare teachers for their first year of teaching in an ESU 6 distict. Participants will study a wide range of important topics for educators.




Scaffolding Up for ELA with TNTP

July 27, 2021
10:00 am - *1:45 pm (A math-specific session will follow (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) Teachers of both ELA and math are welcome to participate with no additional cost.
Location: NCECBVI (824 10th Avenue), Nebraska City
Lead: TNTP Educators
Registration Fee: $150, Register at www.esu4.org
DETAILS: TNTP's The Opportunity Myth (2018), was a ground-breaking study of over 4,000 students and 20,000 student work samples that revealed gaps in our educational systems. The good news is that it also highlighted some success with clear steps, such as ensuring grade-appropriate tasks and engagement. This requires scaffolding up! TNTP educators will share findings from their Student Experience Toolkit. Participants will leave with a plan to scaffold up for particular content in the fall. In addition, a virtual follow-up opportunity will be available in the fall for reflection, coaching and support.



Science of Reading 

September 9, 2021
November 11, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 24, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lead: Heidi Farmer and Megan Hammer
Registration Fee: $45/session
DETAILS: The Speech to Print text book by Louisa Moats focuses on explicit, high-quality literacy instruction. Join us at ESU 6 as we gain in-depth knowledge of the structure and function of language in order to deliver structured literacy instruction. This training series will be an 8 part series and is a two year commitment. There will be 4 dates in 2021-2022 and an additional 4 dates in 2022-2023.
Participants will be able to explain the speech to pint correspondence system, the aspects of language represented by print, and the way that meanings are conveyed by words and sentences. They will understand morphology (meaningful parts of words), sentence structure (syntax), and way that word described and modeled throughout this series.
Registration for this series will be capped at 40 participants. the five class B schools in ESU 6 will have 3 spots and all other districts will have 2 spots. If the registration does  not fill by September 1, we will open the registration to all districts.
*This series will be repeated in 2022-2023 for those who are not able to participate this year.




 



 







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