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ESU #17 AdvancED Update

  • Agency Improvement Goals
    • Use data to provide direction and demonstrate effectiveness. (October 28, 2011)
    • Strengthen collaboration and evaluation processes to support the agency's Purpose and Direction. (February 5, 2013)
  • Department Reviews

What is going well?

What recommendations do you have for improvement?
Core Services:
  • Media

  • Staff Development

  • Technology Infrastructure and Support

  • Technology Training

Student Services:
  • Health Services

  • Special Education

  • Focus Interviews (annual)
    • Begin March 2013
    • Focus will be on district school improvement goals, other initiatives, and to determine what role the ESU can serve to help support successful implementation
    • Superintendent coordinate school representatives (Administration, School Improvement Steering Committee/Leadership Team, School Board; Parents/Students optional)
      • To what degree did the ESU support last year's initiatives? Was it satisfactory?
      • What are your school improvement goals?
      • How can the ESU assist you in addressing these goals?
      • What are the current needs of students, teachers, administrators?
      • How can the ESU improve communication?
      • What are the Top 2 Ways the ESU can support your district next year?
      • Other
      • 2013-2014 School District Inservice Dates

  • ESU #17 External Review - Apr 21-24
    • Proposed Interview Schedule:
      • Apr 22 2013 - Advisory Council at 4pm (Training Center), followed by a break and dinner
      • Apr 23 2013 - School Visits(1 hour at each site)
        • Local educators, parents, ESU itinerant staff members
          • 9am Rock County
          • 9:30am MT Cody
          • 10:45am Keya Paha County
          • 1pm Ainsworth
          • 1:15pm Valentine
      • Dennis and Jeff will be meeting with Mike Bugenski, Lead Evaluator, on Feb 21 to address logistics of External Review
      • Senator Deb Fischer will either be present or will provide a recorded message for the Sun Apr 21 Welcome Dinner

Local Events
  • Principal Meetings
    • Last Principal Meeting held on Thu Dec 13 was successful
    • Next Principal Meeting to follow today's Advisory Council Meeting, TBD
  • Quiz Bowl
    • Apr 17 Valentine Quiz Bowl to serve as ESU #17 qualifying event to participate in the State ESU Academic Quiz Bowl on Apr 24
    • Ainsworth, Keya Paha County, Rock County, and Valentine (confirmed); Cody-Kilgore (unconfirmed)
  • Graduate Credit
    • UNL Math 802T this summer
    • Doane College endorsement programs
      • Special Education - Reading Specialist - ELL (onsite); Early Childhood (online)
      • Onsite needs 8 registrations minimum
      • In the past schools have used Title I funds to help offset costs (option)
    • Contacted Cheryl Medearis at Sinte Gleska University, Mission SD; awaiting response
  • NWEA
    • Regional Meeting Thu Feb 28 (polycom to Northeast Community College from ESU #17 Training Center)
    • Transition to web-based MAP will be taking place within next few weeks
      • Ainsworth
      • Cody-Kilgore
      • Rock County
    • Training requests on MAP components
      • Ainsworth - April 8 Teacher Inservice
      • accessing/using available reports and resources
      • analyzing student performance data
      • student goal setting
  • Perkins
    • Advisory Committee
      • One group for ESU #1, #8, and #17 collaboration
      • Prospective members will be invited to attend an organizational meeting on Mar 28 (ESU #17 invitees are listed in bold print)
        • Mary Colfack, Norfolk Holiday Inn Express, Business/Industry
        • Dawn Friedrich, Wausa Public Schools, CTE Teacher
        • Tim Henderson, Valentine IGA Supermarket, Business/Industry
        • Lisa Hurley, Supervisor of Community & Planning Dept. at Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, Workforce/Economic Development
        • Kim Neesen, Norfolk TeamMates, Workforce/Economic Development
        • Terri Nollette, Cody-Kilgore Public Schools, CTE Teacher/Counselor
        • Brent Peterson, Cherry County Memorial Hospital, Business/Industry
        • Ed Stansberry, Walthill Public Schools, Special Populations/Native American Representative
        • Erika Volker, Partnerships for Innovation, Labor Organization
        • Makala Williams, NECC Early Entry Coordinator, Career Academy
      • meet compliace requirement of Perkins Grant
      • meet no more than twice a year, probably via DL
    • NENCAP Career Academy - next meeting Feb 22