The ESUPDO serves as a collaborative effort to provide statewide training and alignment of efforts for ESU employees and key NDE Staff statewide. Professional development is among the core services identified by state statute for ESU’s.
ESUPDO consists of four affiliate groups comprised of ESU employees across the seventeen ESU’s with representation from essential NDE Staff. These affiliates provide support to Nebraska school districts through school improvement efforts, professional development, and coordinated statewide projects and services.
Staff Development Affiliate (SDA)
Members are responsible for providing staff development for their school districts and assisting the Nebraska Department of Education efforts on statewide and local assessment as well as school improvement for Nebraska’s school districts.
Leadership opportunities within the affiliate empower and inspire members to build confidence and capacity.
Professionalism, reflected in affiliate words and actions, strengthens integrity and trust.
Collaboration leads to purposeful dialogue and action within the affiliate, instilling unity and a sense of belonging.
Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT)
The mission of TLT is to connect Nebraska educators with resources, best practices, and emerging technologies to transform teaching and learning within the classroom. This support is provided through school improvement efforts, professional development, and coordinated statewide projects and services.
Every student is deserving of a high quality education that encourages and supports lifelong learning.
Professional development is founded on standards of excellence.
The work to which we aspire embraces service, collaboration, best practice, and diversity.
ESU Special Populations Directors (ESPD)
This group consists of Special Education Directors and staff from across the state and partners with the Nebraska Department of Education in providing leadership for special education training and support for classroom teachers emerged in the age of standards and assessment.
Network Operations Committee (NOC)
NOC supports the extensive communications network within and among the ESU’s and school districts by providing network security and protocols and ensuring the communications network for distance education, internet, email, and phones are functioning and secure.
Data Cadre – Who We Are
The data cadre is comprised primarily of Nebraska Department of Education and Educational Service Unit (ESUCC and ESU) personnel. The following four categories reflect the mission and vision of the data cadre:
- Develop Integrated Data Materials (Resources) Training
- Partner with Exploration Schools to Build Model Processes
- Data Literacy With Credentialing
- Promoting Growth