2021 - 2022


ESU 07
2021 - 2022
ESU 07
   

Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
Assessment Literacy & Development
Support for creation of summative and formative assessment
Classroom Coaching
Cognitive Coaching for Teachers
Continuous Improvement Process
Analyzing results, selecting goals, implementation of strategies, verifying results, implementation of CIP cycle, leadership retreat, SIMPL data dig @ districts
Crisis/ School Safety
Workshops, consultation, and on-site support for school safety teams, crisis teams, and threat assessment teams.
Develop, Revise, and Assess Curriculum based on Standards
Assisting schools in developing, revising, and aligning curriculum based on current content standards through a three-phase process. This process includes understanding instructional shifts, unpacking and prioritizing standards, and creating pacing guides. The final phase of this process could include building proficiency scales, program evaluation, and building assessments.
Digital Learning including BlendEd
Professional learning and direct support for districts and teachers in digital learning. This includes: remote learning, hybrid learning, blended learning, and the tools and resources used to facilitate digital learning.
English Language Arts (ELA) Content Training
Training specific to reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing instruction and strategies.
Instructional Materials Adoption
Instructional materials adoption assistance and materials alignment
Instructional Models
Professional development surrounding instructional models (Danielson, Marzano, ITIP, homegrown, etc.), strategies, and planning.
Instructional Strategies
Kagan, Differentiation, Vocabulary, BlendED, Direct Instruction
LAN Manager Program
Provide support and training to school LAN Managers.
Math Content Training
Professional learning based on best practices of content and pedagogy in math, PK-12
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS/RDA)
Direct support of MTSS process and practice in school districts. Example activities: team meeting, data analysis, action plans, creating process/protocols, on-site coaching.
New Teacher Academy
Study and implementation of research-based, best practices designed to support beginning teachers. Includes a clear focus on career-long excellence in the classroom and the legacy we create. Topics could include: lesson design, classroom management, student engagement, high yield strategies, technology integration, SPED, parent-teacher conferences
NWEA Training/Support
NWEA Certified Facilitators providing on-site consultation, training, and data analysis for administrators, teachers and staff.
Other/Non-NSCAS Content Trainings
Trainings and support for content areas not tested through NSCAS. Such trainings as for guidance counselors, special education staff, and para educators.
Personalized PD
Assistance/mentoring for teachers (or small groups of teachers) needing assistance with implementing specific strategies.
Principal Coaching
Cognitive Coaching for Principals
Principal Development
ESU 7 Principals have the opportunity to meet 5 times each year for opportunities to collaborate. Additionally, principal trainings are scheduled as needs are identified.
Principal/Teacher Evaluation
Evaluation and training support. Example activities: consultation, Staff Evaluation Tool Support, classroom observations, walk through data collection, workshop facilitation, support with Student Learning Objectives, Professional Goal setting
Science Content Training
Professional learning based on best practices of content and pedagogy in science, PK-12.
Special Education PD
Special education trainings offered to school district personnel.
Superintendent Development
Superintendent networking meetings on ESU campus throughout the year. Visits by ESU Administrator to school district Superintendents to discuss, plan and problem solve services provided to the districts. KSB training series. Perry Law Firm policy updates. Other topics for superintendents.
Technology Integration
Provides professional development of staff and/or individuals with the integration of technology into the classroom.
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
Media Lending Library
Provides tangible resources for schools. ex: DVDs, Real Care Babies
Products and Subscriptions
EdReady, World Book, Other
Technology (84-002.05B)
Coordinating Computer Repair Partnership
Coordination of a computer repair service across multiple vendors. ESU serves as a central drop off / pick up location.
Datacenter Services
Provides a direct connection to each school via a layer 2 VPN. This connection allows schools to place servers in our data center for redundant and primary services along with offsite backups.
Distance Learning Consortium
Coordination of DL and online learning. This consortium includes virtual field trips, e-rate filing and consultation, Santa visits, and Zoom desktop video conferencing.
Internet Support
Provide coordination and support for our school's direct connection to an internet service provider of their choice. These services range from the initial planning and design, to implementation of equipment and assuring continuity of the connection.
LanMan Partnership
ESU offers to supply technical services on a consistent scheduled basis per our LANMAN Partnership service agreement. A District Technology Coordinator is hired by the ESU and assigned to those schools who choose to participate in the service.
Network Planning & Consultation
Network personnel help plan, design, and implement infrastructure from wire to wireless, iPad, or laptops, servers and more.
Technical Support
Our Team provides support in the following areas: Backups, Client Computers, iOS, General IT, Lab Computers, Web Filtering, Email, Wired & Wireless Networking, Anti-Virus, and User Administration. Training is available for a variety of software and hardware platforms including server, mobile device management, client and tablet systems.
Student Services
Behavior & Mental Health Support
A Behavior Analyst conducts Functional Behavior Assessments to determine why a behavior is occurring and then develop a Behavior Intervention Plan to address the challenging behaviors. The analyst works closely with school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and school psychologists. Services can be minimal, such as conducting an observation and helping with classroom strategies, or much more extensive. Some students may require intensive behavior interventions, social skills training and/or emotional behavioral health support. I also provide trainings to districts that discuss the basics of behavior, classroom strategies to help manage challenging behaviors, de-escalation strategies, and various other topics that the school district specifies.
Cen7ter
Cen7ter is designed to meet the needs of students ages 14 to 21 with developmental disabilities. Cen7ter's mission is to empower students to use their strengths to assist in preparing each individual to gain employment and independent living skills. Cen7ter program emphasis is placed on life skills academics, social skills, independent living, recreation/leisure, and prevocational opportunities. Cen7ter services are IEP driven and available 1 - 5 days a week.
Deaf Education
A teacher of the Hearing Impaired provides deaf education services and/or consultation for students verified as deaf or hard of hearing. Our Deaf Educator works with audiologists to ensure appropriate aural rehabilitation services to students, families, and schools.
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education services includes managing referrals and conducting evaluations of children birth to 5 years old. If children are in need of special education services; it also includes evidence based service delivery of comprehensive services in homes, childcare and preschool settings that adhere to IDEA Part C and Part B (619) rules and regulations. The teams also works to smoothly transition verified children to their elementary schools as they move on to kindergarten. Schools can utilize coordinators to help manage their Teaching Strategies GOLD requirements.
Learning Academy
The ESU 7 Learning Academy supports students aged 5 - 21 in unlocking their potential by working collaboratively with stakeholders and meeting students where they are academically, behaviorally, and socially to build on their strengths in order to successfully transition back to their prior educational environment.
Program Supervision
Compliance, financials, training
Psychology
Provide direct and indirect support through general education and special education processes. Provide individual, team, and systems-level supports and services to various problem-solving teams. Academic, social emotional, and behavioral assessment, consultation, collaboration with classroom teachers, special education staff, specialists, parents, administration, and school personnel to develop an effective plan to meet the needs of each individual student.
Resource Coach
The ESU7 Resource Coach focus is working with teachers, other district staff, and families to assist, provide guidance, training, resources, and strategies for working with students by utilizing programming and materials to improve learning through meeting each individual student's needs (ages 0-21). Training Topics: Functions of Behavior and Behavior Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Stages of Behavior Escalation, Least Restrictive Environment, Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan, Paraprofessional Roles & Responsibilities, Writing Measurable IEP goals, General/Special Education Teacher Responsibilities, Disability Awareness, Social Skills, Verbal Behavior Available Services: Implement verbal behavior program, IEP development-how to write measurable goals, District IEP meeting facilitation, Direct teaching to assist IEP implementation, Para, Parent & Teacher training-Behavior strategies, role modeling, coaching, & data collection, Model, instruct and collect data for social skills & functional life skills, Develop data collection systems, Direct student services in the home, Differentiate instruction, Provide resources (web sites, trainings, curriculum materials, evidence based research )
Speech Language
Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative services for students. Provide services in many areas, including receptive language, expressive language, articulation, voice, fluency, literacy, and social communication. Individual plans and service delivery made for each student to ensure FAPE. Participate in transition teams. Materials and assessment checkout.
Transition
A transition specialists primary focus is preparing students with disabilities to transition from high school to life after graduation. The specialist supports districts through training opportunities, linkages to agencies and specialists, and providing student workshops on transition-related topics.
Vision
The ESU7 Vision Team provides resources, services, and support in preparing children/youth, ages birth to 21, who have a visual impairment for success in life through collaboration with schools, families, and community agencies. Vision services are available for students experiencing vision problems. Certified vision personnel provide evaluation, consultation, and intervention for these children. This assistance may include the use of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, instruction in Braille, orientation and mobility, and other skills for accessing the general curriculum, and acquire Adapted Core Curriculum skills specific to individuals with vision impairments.
Other Services
Autism Spectrum Disorders Grant
The Northeast Regional ASD Network is available to provide Resources and Training to local school districts in the areas of: Assessment and verification of ASD ?Program planning, including identification and implementations of appropriate strategies and interventions for students with ASD The Northeast region has a lending library consisting of books, videos, and other resources that is available to school districts and parents upon request. These may be checked out from the ESU7 Media Department.
Coop Purchasing
Nebraska ESUCC Cooperative Purchasing provides compliant, competitive, aggregated bidding and purchasing to control and reduce costs to its members by maximizing efficiency of resources and processes in Nebraska and Nationally. Cooperative Purchasing is authorized to coordinate purchases for public school districts, nonpublic school systems, other ESUs, and other public agencies, including any county, city, village, school district, or agency of the state government, any drainage district, sanitary and improvement district, or other municipal corporation or political subdivision of the State of Nebraska.
Early Learning Connection (ELC)
Nebraska’s Early Learning Connection (ELC) is an integrated system of early childhood professional development. The ELC consists of a statewide hub at the Early Childhood Training Center and seven regional Early Learning Connection partnerships, along with other state and regional partners. It is designed as a system that supports the career and professional development of all who provide programs and services for young children birth through age eight.
Group Purchasing
Volume purchases for various vendor services to optimize purchasing efficiencies for such items as John Baylor, policy updates, etc
PEaK
PEaK, formerly known as ILCD stands for Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities, a Nebraska Department of Education Initiative designed to enhance program improvement that will result in better outcomes for children with disabilities. The ESU7 PEaK Coordinator assists school districts with their improvement activities for students with disabilities. The Facilitator partners with districts to gather and analyze data in collaboration with the Continuous School Improvement Process and to assist in the development of Targeted Improvement Plans. Each Nebraska school district will develop a Targeted Improvement Plan that will lead to better child and student performance and report annually to NDE on the Plan's progress.
Perkins Grant
Provides grant facilitation, management, professional development, and networking for Career and Technical Education teachers through the Carl D Perkins Grant Consortium.
Planning Region Team
Planning Region 7 is an organized group of parents, advocates and representatives from school districts, agencies, educational service units, Head Start, and other relevant agencies or persons responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Early Intervention Act in each local community or region. PRT also tracks, arranges or provides the required NDE training for PART C providers and is the entity to compliance monitoring of Part C in our 7 counties.
Production/Art Media
The ESU 7 Production Department provides schools with copy and finishing services, lamination, flash and word cards, writing paper pads, Ellison Cutouts, and poster printing.
Title 1 COOP
Provide support in coordinating school wide and targeted assistance Title 1 programs. Training and support provided for teachers, administrators, and bookkeepers.
Title IC Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental educational and support services to assist with academic success of migrant students.
Title II-A Consortium
The ESU 7 Title II-A Consortium supports the goal of Title II-A: Increase the academic achievement of all students through strategies such as improving teacher and Principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified Principals and leaders in schools.
Title III - English Learners
Trainings, support and resources to assist schools in meeting the needs of English Learners.
Title IV
Title IV-A Consortium supports the goal of Title IV-A: Well rounded education opportunities, safe and healthy students, and effective use of technology.
Transition Grant
A transition specialists primary focus is preparing students with disabilities to transition from high school to life after graduation. The specialist supports districts through training opportunities, linkages to agencies and specialists, and providing student workshops on transition-related topics.