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ESU13 Testifies in Support of LB801

Educational Service Unit 13 was well represented at the hearing for LB801 in front of the Nebraska Unicameral’s Education Committee. This bill would create a pilot project named Panhandle Beginnings, which would be established as a collaborative educational and therapeutic facility in Western Nebraska to address a growing need of behavioral and mental health issues in school age children. . . .

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Chadron State College Embarks on Innovative Partnership

Chadron State College Teacher Education Program, Educational Service Unit No. 13, and four panhandle public school districts are partnering in a new “pilot” professional development partnership program for the purpose of preparing pre-service teachers.  This program has benefits to all partners, but most importantly it will improve upon the quality of the student teaching experience by extending it . . .

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ESU13 Student Success Story

Johnathon is only three years old, but is already multilingual. Three languages are spoken in his home: Kiche, Aguacateco, and Spanish. Johnathon is now adding English to the languages he speaks. I visited the Head Start center Johnathon attends recently with Perla Garza, the family’s Migrant Education Recruiter / Family Liaison. “Hola!” Johnathon greeted us in Spanish with a smile, then “Look!” He shouted . . .

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Raising the Rigor

Raising the Rigor # esu13 area teachers and administrators learned instructional strategies for improving high quality quality questioning from Eileen Depka. This is a part of our DTIPs grant through the Nebraska Department of Education Office of Special Education

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Interview Bootcamp

Students from ESU 13 schools participated in Transition Interview Bootcamp this week. They explored what it takes to get a job from applying to interviewing. Students competed in a Job Olympics activity to explore skills needed for their first job.  Interviewing skills were practiced through a speed interviewing activity. Several teachers, ESU staff and agency members volunteered to . . .

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Calendar Week of February 18 - February 24, 2018