2020 - 2021

ESU 16
2020 - 2021
ESU 16

Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
Assessment Literacy & Development
Formative, Interim, and Summative Assessment Training and Development- NWEA rostering, NWEA Data to Instruction, NWEA Goal Setting, DIBELS, Homework & Grading
Classroom Coaching
Instructional, Cognitive, Content PLC's
Content Trainings
Math, ELA, Social Studies, Science, CTE, Music, Art, P.E.
Curriculum Development & Standards Alignment
High- Quality Curriculum Adoption Process, Standards Alignment, Math- ELA- Science support
Instructional Frameworks
Danielson, Marzano, District Developed Model, Peer- Coaching,
Instructional Technology Integration
LMS training, Digital Citizenship, BlendED Support/Coaching, Online Resources Embedded in Lesson Design
Leadership Capacity
Principal Cadre, Nebraska Teacher/ Principal Evaluation, Gallup Strengths Finder
Multi- Tiered Systems of Support
Structure and Process of MTSS, Development of School- Wide Behavior Plan
New/Non- Tenured Teacher Workshop Series
Personalized support for new teachers- Classroom Management, NWEA Assessment training, Parents as Partners, Board and Governance, Professionalism, Instructional Coaching
NWEA Assessment
NWEA Summative and Interim Testing
Regional Professional Learning Community
PLC's topics will be determined by the Advisory Team
School Improvement Process
Support districts in High Reliability Schools, AdvancED/NE Frameworks, Data Analysis, AQuESTT awareness/update support,EBA completion, and analysis
Student Opportunities
Career Academy, ReVision, Job Internship/ Shadowing Structure, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
Resources and Subscriptions
IMAT Resources-Learn 360, EdReady, OER, BrightBytes
Technology (84-002.05B)
Course Exchange Coordination
Coordinate and support schools for both receiving and delivering distance learning courses. Scheduling distance learning courses in the ESU 16 consortium, but also statewide courses available to 16 schools. Support of NVIS
Desktop video conferencing support
Zoom is a desktop web and video conferencing purchased for ESU 16 schools through a consortium buy. ESU 16 staff manage accounts, train and deploy zoom accounts to its member schools.
Distance Learning Equipment Financial Support
Through consortium purchases, ESU 16 is able to purchase and install distance learning equipment for member schools.
Equipment loan
ESU 16 loans leading edge technologies to member schools. These loans are checked out and transported by ESU 16.
Erate/USF Consultation and Support
This service focuses on assisting schools with completing the processes required by the Universal Service Corporation for discounts on telecommunications services. These requirements include filing numerous reports, letting bids or requests for proposals, and completing on-line requests to receive calculated discounts for eligible services.
Financial Support of DL Activities
NVIS & CILC, Collaborations and Read Around the Planet -Polycom -TWICE -CapSpace, Funding. Including support of Virtual Field Trips.
Financial Support of Internet
Circuit and Internet Purchases: Directly responsible for purchase of bandwidth for consortium members.
Google domain and GAFE Support
Support of google administration for ESU 16, and also districts implementing Google for K-12. Including SSO through Google for for Adviser dashboard access. Providing best configuration practices for Google apps for education, and trouble shooting of permissions or application issues.
Internet Access
Access to the internet and Provide support to schools in joining Network Nebraska and providing distance learning opportunities through NVIS.
LAN Manager Support
Training and meetings held 3-4 times a year. Focus on empowering districts to support their networks and teachers with internet and technology topics.
LAN Manager Training
Training and meetings held 3-4 times a year. Focus on empowering districts to support their networks and teachers with internet and technology topics.
Large Format Poster Printing
Large Format Poster Printing
Network LAN Support
Design of wireless and wired infrastructure. Point to point wireless configuration and design for remote locations. Security camera design.
Network Security
Providing network security through firewall support, software installations and training of staff and member districts. Provide firewall configuration, support and automated backup for quick recovery incase of hardware failure. Spare firewalls to minimize school downtime incase of firewall failure. Provide group purchasing for filtering solutions, in addition to installation and configuration. Trouble shooting of network issues such as packet loss or hardware issues. Prtg for montioring network equipment.
Product/Subscription Support
Training and support offered to districts for those services offered to schools statewide. Support includes accounts and integration. Nebraska titles currently available for streaming through Learn360.
Server support
Maintaining servers for: distance learning scheduling, web services, backup services. Other services in the cloud include registration, web pages, DNS, network monitoring. Technology staff supports districts in their online state assessment efforts, including proxy and caching setup and support.
SIS/LMS Support
Support schools with their PowerSchool SIS. Training and support offered to district in use of LMS, specifically Canvas. ESU 16 Canvas site for online professional development.
SSO and Portal
ESU 16 supports its member school for their access to the state Adviser Dashboard. This includes configuration of single-sign-on, NebraskaCloud, NSSRS and Ed-Fi data uploads. This also includes creation and continued support of the NebraskaCloud portal.
Statewide Initiative Support
ESU 16 staff participates in statewide technology trainings. Presents that information to member schools. Staff represents ESU 16 in NOC, NITC, TLT, ESUPDO, Statewide Data Cadre.
Statewide Longitudinal Data System Support
ESU 16 staff has supported the SLDS grant through implementation of the Adviser Dashboard, Ed-Fi standards, and support of member schools and their data use.
Support of Adviser/Ed-Fi
Staff trained in PowerSchool support. Ed-Fi workdays organized to assist with state data uploads. Including contact with support for Infinite Campus and GoEduStar. ESU 16 supports its member school for their access to the state Adviser Dashboard. This includes configuration of single-sign-on, NebraskaCloud, NSSRS and Ed-Fi data uploads.
Technical Training, including onsite
Provide instructor training for teachers, administrators, other staff and community members using DL classrooms. Includes classroom equipment and instructional strategies for teaching on distance learning. Technology training also offered on topics including softwares, resources and apps when requested by member districts.
Technology Hardware Support
Maintaining and managing the technology for ESU 16 staff. Groove has been implemented as a ticket system for tracking support requests. The technology staff advises in the selection and purchase of technology utilized to support staff . Support includes installing software, moving files, networking, security and back up of ESU 16 staff computers.
Technology Software Support
The technology staff advises in the selection and purchase of technology utilized when requested by member districts.
Technology Tools and Infrastructure Support
Technology staff maintains network support in order for all staff to have internet access. This includes Google administration, DNS, circuit monitoring. Several technology tools support ESU 16 staff, including Adobe EchoSign, Google for Education. ESU 16 technology staff administers, maintains and trains staff on the implementation of these products.
WAN Support
Internet bandwidth is supplied to member schools to meet their network needs. This service includes monitoring and firewall support, packet capturing, viewing logs to identify issues.
Workshop and Event Registration
Currently based on a FileMaker Pro database. Management and maintenance of database in the cloud. Data from five years' worth of registrations archived.
Student Services
Responsible for providing services to students who have failed initial screening in schools and to students verified with a disability to assist individuals in being able to participate in an appropriate educational program.
Behavior Consultant
Provides assistance to local educators and students, both verified and non-verified, to improve classroom behavior and student/teacher interaction through observation, consultation, screening and in-service.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant
Responsible for coordinating age appropriate and developmentally appropriate education programs for students who are included in the public school.
Early Childhood Special Education
Services to children and families ages B-5 years of age. Services are provided in homes, daycare, private preschools and Rule 11 preschools
Inclusion Facilitator
Responsible for coordinating age appropriate and developmentally appropriate education programs for students through consultation with teachers and paraeducators. Provide inservice training for student with disabilities in need of social skills training. Provide training for para educators.
Mental Health Counseling
To find the best solution for each student and situation and use different counseling strategies to address student’s needs socially and emotionally. To collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and their families to promote optimum mental health of the student.
Occupational Therapy
Contracted Services for Occupational Therapy Birth-21
Physical Therapy
Contracted Services for Physical Therapy Birth-21
Program Supervision
Support to district superintendents for completing all Special education financials including IDEA and all other special education reports. Supervision of ESU 16 staff and programs, attend IEP/MDT meetings as requested, Early Childhood program supervision and PRT member, provide training for teachers, administrators, bookkeepers, SRS District manager.
Resource Teacher
To provide part time resource services designed to meet the needs of students with verified disabilities.
School Psychology
Find the best solution for each student/situation and use different strategies to address student’s needs academically, socially, emotionally and educationally. Collaborate with educators, parents and professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school. Provide in-service training.
Special Education
Special Education Service contracted to districts.
Speech Language Pathology
Certified staff member who delivers diagnostic, therapeutic, consultative services for students with verified speech/ language disabilities. Maintains and completes necessary paperwork following recommended guidelines.
Teacher Consultant
Assist Director of Special Education with implementation of Rule 51 in ESU 16 area schools. Support teachers with IEP writing, progress monitoring and specialized instruction.Assist with professional development to district teachers and para educators.
TIP - Targeted Improvement Plan
ESU 16 staff work with district ILCD teams to assist them with writing their TIP and facilitating data discussions and implementation.
Transition Consultants
Directly responsible for assisting with the transition plans for students with special needs. These responsibilities may include program planning, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating, educating, implementation, and public relations. Provide transition workshops for students with disabilities. Work with outside agencies.
Vision Consultant
Responsible for consulting with educators, parents and students in the development of education programs for students who are visually impaired.
Other Services
Advisory Council
Superintendents of member school districts meets 3-7 per year to make recommendations for necessary programs/services and to provide opportunity for superintendents to network and possibly take action on educational issues of common concern
BOE Governance Support
Facilitate training opportunities for member district boards of education including the ESUs 15 & 16 Board Member Workshop, customized BOE workshops for member districts, mission, vision and goal setting, essential finance planning
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.
School Governance Support
Provide supports for policy development, superintendent mentorship, cooperative purchase, student loan forgiveness program, federal & state legal mandates (FMLA, Title IX, SPED, Records Retention), Senators Roundtable
School Operations Support
Specialty Trainings: asbestos, dispensing medications, safety standards, asthma protocol, suicide prevention, health screenings