ESU 13 and NDE Announce New Collaborative Partnership

Educational Service Unit 13 and the Nebraska Department of Education are proud to announce a new, and unique partnership. Specifically, Dr. Julie Downing of ESU 13 will be working with the department to support the development, implementation, and improvement of the newly revised Nebraska Teacher and Principal Performance Standards. Dr. Downing has extensive knowledge, experience and expertise from her work with western Nebraska schools, and she is respected by her ESU peers. Dr. Downing will remain an ESU 13 employee and continue to support school districts in that region while assisting the department. Everybody wins! Congratulations Dr. Downing and NDE!

The Social Studies Shifts and Remote Learning

In this episode, Lori Broady of ESU 4 speaks as the ESU Social Studies cadre co-chair and shares her insights regarding the new shifts in the social studies standards, making sure to relay resources and remote learning ideas along the way. Lori is incredibly knowledgable and passionate about this content area, and that truly shines through in this fantastic conversation.

Remote Learning Booster Sessions

Join educators across Nebraska to learn about tools and resources that follow the Nebraska Department of Education guidelines for providing remote learning opportunities to our students, from lesson plans to socio-emotional learning in a remote setting.

Educators from every corner of Nebraska have collaborated to make this possible. Join in the statewide effort to make Nebraska’s remote learning the best in the nation!

Fostering Relationships with Learners During Hybrid or Remote Learning

As the saying goes, no significant learning occurs without a significant relationship, and finding ways to foster and maintain those relationships may prove to be more challenging than ever this fall as more and more learning moves online. In this episode, Kindergarten teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator Dustin Carlson and high school ELA teacher Melissa Pilakowski share their ideas for how we might stay connected with our learners during a hybrid and/or remote learning setting.