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Nebraska’s NAESP PreK-3 Leadership Academy

Breakout 1, July 29, 2020, 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm
Last year, 25 elementary school leaders participated in Nebraska’s inaugural NAESP PreK-3 Leadership Academy to help them understand and align their building’s early childhood programs,…
Kristine Luebbe, Director of Programs and Partnerships, Erin Gonzalez, Elementary Principal, Tammy Schaefer, PK-5 Principal/SPED Director, Joe Wiechman, Elementary Principal

Engaging With Families: What We’ve Learned

Breakout 3, July 29, 2020, 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
Families play a key role in student academic success, whether students are engaging in learning activities in your school buildings or while at home. Learn…
Kim Larson, Afterschool, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, Jessica Boren, Assistant Director, Veronica Estevez, State Parent Advisory Committee and Quality Control Coordinator Migrant Education Program, Title 1C, Lindsay Limbach, Family/Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator Community Learning Centers, Todd Schmeeckle, Parent Coordinator Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning for Successful Reentry

Breakout 3, July 29, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Leadership is critically important in supporting educator well-being  for reducing stress and  challenging behaviors in the classroom so teachers can foster effective learning environments. This…
Joan Luebbers, Head Start Collaboration Office , Samantha Bradley, Vice President, Mental Health, NE Children, Stephanni Renn, Assoc. Vice President Sixpence, Holly Hatton-Bower, UNL Assistant Professor College of Education and Human Services

BIRSST (Brain Injury Regional School Support Teams) OUT!

Breakout 3, July 29, 2020, 11:40 am - 12:10 pm
See how BIRSST teams help K-12 schools with cases involving post-concussion/brain injury that require Return to Learn, 504 plans or special education.
Mark Draper, NDE Liaison to Nebraska Brain Injury Regional School Support Teams (BIRSST), Jennifer Brockman, Coordinator of Secondary Special Services, Arianne Conley, School Nurse, Ross Van Amburgq, Occupational Therapist

A Primer for These Times: Meeting Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Needs and Requirements

Breaktout 4, July 29, 2020, 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm
Supporting students with disabilities in multiple contexts is challenging.  Assistive technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) are two areas that can not only be…
Brian Wojcik, ATP Education Program Supervisor, Teresa Coonts, Director of Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities

Recruitment and Retention of Special Populations Students in Career and Technical Education Programs

Breaktout 4, July 29, 2020, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ensuring access and  opportunities to career and technical education programs will prepare learners for successful transition to postsecondary opportunities. This session will focus on strategies and resources that…
Sydney Kobza, Assistant Director for Nebraska Career Education, Tony Glenn, STS Education Specialist, Greg Stahr, SkillsUSA State Advisor

SHARP 2020 and Beyond

Breaktout 4, July 29, 2020, 11:40 am - 12:10 pm
For over 10 years, the Nebraska Student Health and Risk Prevention (SHARP) Surveillance System has been providing a clear understanding of the health-related risk behaviors…
Chris Junker, HIV/Sexual Health Education Specialist, Lindsey Hanlon, Network and Prevention Manager, Division of Behavioral Health, Mekenzie Kerr, SHARP Project Manager, Bureau of Sociological Research, Amanda Mortensen, Tobacco Free Nebraska

School-Based Mental Health Programs and You!

Breakout 5, July 29, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mental health and wellness concerns have increased greatly over the last year – for students and their families as well as for all school staff,…
Michele Borg, Fostering Connections Coordinator, Katherine Carrizales, Licensed Psychologist / Director of Behavioral and Mental Health, Becky Eckhardt, Director of Student Services, Jennifer Jackson, Executive Director, Susan Lindblad, Licensed Psychologist

Educator Effectiveness: An Innovative Approach to Support and Development of Quality Educators

Breakout 6, July 29, 2020, 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
There will be an overview of the new Teacher Performance Standards and how the new standards inform the Clinical Practice Evaluation Rubric, with a focus…
Kelly Heineke, Director Educator Preparation Program Approval, Kim Snyder, Director of Teacher and Principal Support, Ryan Ricenbaw, Coordinated School & District Support Education Specialist IV

Rich Math Talk: Using Improvement Science to Enhance the Quality and Frequency of Mathematical Discourse

Breakout 6, July 29, 2020, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us to learn how elementary math teachers in two Nebraska districts increased their effectiveness in the early grade mathematics classroom through their involvement with…
Marissa Payzant, English Language Arts Specialist , Deb Romanek, Math Specialist , Kirk Wiedel, Elementary Principal, Amy Richards, Early Childhood Coordinator