2023 - 2024

ESU 07
2024 - 2025
ESU 07


Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
1101.00 - Continuous Improvement Process
Workshops, consultation or direct work with school districts to assist with the continuous improvement process ‘CIP’. Examples: steering committee meeting, mission/ vision work, data support, data dashboard, comprehensive needs assessment, CIP goal selection, action plans, program evaluation, preparing for the CIP external visit; support for Comprehensive Support and Improvement ‘CSI’, and Targeted Support and Improvement ‘TSI’ and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement ‘ATSI’ student designations.
1102.00 - Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS/RDA)
Workshops, consultation or direct work with school districts to establish Multi-tiered System of Support processes and practices, including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ‘PBIS’ and Social Emotional and Behavioral Learning ‘SEBL’. Examples: regional meetings, team meeting, data analysis, action plans, creating process/protocols, on-site coaching, Targeted Improvement Plan ‘TIP’, Results Driven Accountability ‘RDA’, Performance Enhancement and Knowledge ‘PEaK’ Project, NeMTSS.
1103.00 - Crisis/ School Safety
Training, support and consultation for sustaining, improving and re-establishing school environments that are conducive and supportive of learning. Examples: school safety teams and plans, crisis teams, psychological first aid, standard protocol response training, suicide prevention, staff and student wellness, self care, trauma informed care, school law webinars, Title IX training, de-escalation training (Mandt, Crisis Prevention Institute ‘CPI’), equity.
1104.01 - 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.
1104.02 - 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.
1105.01 - 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.
1105.02 - Instructional Materials Adoption
Instructional materials adoption assistance and materials alignment
1106.01 - Instructional Models
Professional development surrounding instructional models (Danielson, Marzano, ITIP, homegrown, etc.), strategies, and planning.
1106.02 - English Language Arts (ELA) Content Training
Training specific to reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing instruction and strategies.
1106.03 - Math Content Training
Professional learning based on best practices of content and pedagogy in math, PK-12
1106.04 - Science Content Training
Professional learning based on best practices of content and pedagogy in science, PK-12.
1106.11 - Instructional Strategies
Kagan, Differentiation, Vocabulary, BlendED, Direct Instruction
1106.12 - 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.
1107.01 - NWEA Training/Support
NWEA Certified Facilitators providing on-site consultation, training, and data analysis for administrators, teachers and staff.
1108.00 - Technology Integration
Provides professional development of staff and/or individuals with the integration of technology into the classroom.
1109.01 - Classroom Coaching
Cognitive Coaching for Teachers
1109.03 - Principal Coaching
Cognitive Coaching for Principals
1109.05 - Personalized PD
Assistance/mentoring for teachers (or small groups of teachers) needing assistance with implementing specific strategies.
1110.00 - New Teacher Cohort
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
1111.00 - 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
1112.05 - LAN Manager Training
Provide support and training to school LAN Managers.
1112.08 - Special Education PD
Special education trainings offered to school district personnel.
1112.09 - Before Age 5 Training
Workshops, consultation or direct work with individuals who serve children birth to age five.
1112.13 - EL Professional Learning
English Learners Instructional Support--providing guidance, materials, scheduling, placement, and assessment to schools. Not related to Title III grant consortium facilitation services
1112.20 - Career Academy Coordinator
Act as liason between school districts and post secondary for the purpose of coordinating early college, career academy development, academic plans of study. Will work closely with school district leadership and counselors as well as early college personnel in higher ed institutions.
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
1201.00 - Products and Subscriptions
EdReady, World Book, Other
1202.00 - Media Lending Library
Provides tangible resources for schools. ex: DVDs, Real Care Babies, assessment rentals
Technology (84-002.05B)
1301.00 - Technology Support
General technology and technical support.
1301.01 - Internet and WAN Support
Support of internet and WAN (Wide Area Network) circuits.
1301.05 - Hardware Repair
Computer, Device, A/V, and other equipment repair.
1301.06 - Distance Learning & Videoconferencing Support
Codecs, Virtual Field Trips, Zoom, etc.
1301.07 - Contracted Technology Support
Dedicated FTE assigned directly to school district(s) under a contract for personnel arrangement.
1301.08 - Planning & Consultation
Strategic planning, general consultations, etc.
1301.09 - Electronic Recycling
1302.05 - Server Hosting
Physical or virtual server hosting.
1304.00 - Information Security
1306.00 - E-Rate
Universal Service E-Rate filing and consultation.
Student Services
1401.00 - Program Supervision
Compliance, financials, training
1402.00 - Speech Language
Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative services for students. Provide services for Birth-21 years of age 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 on transition teams.
1403.00 - 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.
1404.00 - 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.
1405.00 - 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.
1406.02 - 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.
1407.00 - 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, and 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, and curriculum materials, evidence based research )
1408.00 - Deaf Education
Provision of supports and services, including technology and self-advocacy, for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Examples: Regional programs, direct services, consultation, DHH Teacher, DHH Interpreter
1411.00 - 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.
1414.00 - Behavior & Mental Health Support
Behavior and mental health support includes conducting Functional Behavior Assessments to determine why a behavior is occurring and then develop a Behavior Intervention Plan to address the challenging behaviors. Individuals providing support 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. Training for districts to discuss the basics of behavior, classroom strategies to help manage challenging behaviors, de-escalation strategies, and various other topics that the school district specifies are also provided.
1415.01 - Contracted Interpretation-Translation Support
Facilitates interpretation (oral) and translation (written) communication between schools and Spanish-speaking families.
Grant Services
1501.01 - 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.
1501.02 - Perkins Grant
Provides grant facilitation, management, professional development, and networking for Career and Technical Education teachers through the Carl D Perkins Grant Consortium.
1501.03 - Title 1 Contract
Provide support in coordinating school wide and targeted assistance Title 1 programs. Training and support provided for teachers, administrators, and bookkeepers.
1501.04 - Title IC Migrant Education Program
The Migrant Education Program (MEP) provides supplemental educational and support services to eligible students to assist with their academic success.
1501.05 - 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.
1501.06 - Title III - English Learners
Trainings, support and resources to assist schools in meeting the needs of English Learners.
1501.07 - 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.
1501.09 - 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.
1501.11 - 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.
1501.12 - 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.
1501.13 - 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.
Other Services
1601.00 - Production/Print Shop
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.
1604.00 - Group Purchasing
Volume purchases for various vendor services to optimize purchasing efficiencies for such items as John Baylor, policy updates, etc
Other (not a requirement of SIMPL)