Statewide

  • Data Conference - April 2-3 2012
    • ESUs #1,8,17 partnering with Dan Henderson, NWEA, on a 45-minute MAP presentation
    • Early Bird registration ($100) ends March 16 2012
  • Rule 84 Hearing Draft - Accreditation of Educational Service Units
    • State Board of Education scheduled to vote on approval this month
    • If approved, the Rule would go to the Attorney General and Governor for signatures
    • Main changes:
      • Statewide Collaboration and Participation
      • ESU Coordinating Council
      • Accreditation Violations
      • Certificated Staff Evaluations
      • ESU Improvement
  • Perkins
  • NWEA Certified Trainer Program Proposal
    • ESUCC will discuss and possibly vote on a proposal on March 7 2012
    • If passed, the proposal could possibly result in a statewide MAP consortium of ESUs that would provide MAP training to local school districts
    • ESU personnel would complete a Certified Trainer Program through NWEA

Local Training
  • Textbook Selection - Mon Apr 23 2012
  • KICKS2 Summer Elementary Science Institute
    • June 11-14 and June 18-21 2012
    • Polycom connection between Valentine Middle School and McCook Elementary School
    • Instructors at both sites
    • Register online at kicks2.org by March 15 2012
    • Current status: 4 registrations at Valentine; minimum of 8 to secure site
  • Hal Urban - Mon Aug 13 2012
    • 1pm - Teacher Keynote Address at Valentine High School: Life's Greatest Lessons
    • 7pm - Parent Keynote Address at Ainsworth High School: What Effective Parents Do
      • support is needed to promote both events

Perkins
  • Design Teams
    • Design Team 1 (Jim McKenney KPCS, Terri Nollette CKUS) has finished its 3-year program and is done
    • Design Team 2 (Lori McKenney KPCS) has 1 year remaining
    • Design Team 3 (John Dohrman RCPS, Tim Nollette CKUS) will continue next year with iPad platform. Patty Finney, Ben Anthony, and Mary Gurney are the technology trainers for this Design Team.
    • Counselor Design Team New (Terri Nollette CKUS) will begin next year
      • Goal Area 1: increase technology capacity and usage
      • Goal Area 2: ASCA Standards curriculum development
      • May 31 2012 - Technology Workshop (Facebook, Google docs)
      • Sep 2012 TBA - ASCA Standards (2-day work session, followed by 1 day Spring 2013)
  • NCE Conference - June 5-7 Kearney
    • Registration opens April 1 2012
    • Registration reimbursement and educator stipends will be provided to school districts
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • May 31-June 1 2012 - 7 Habits Refresher Training at NECC
    • June 12-14 2012 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at NECC (school counselors, primary audience)
      • both trainings - lodging, meals, stipends provided

ESU #17 AdvancED Leadership Team

  • Focus Interviews Mar/Apr 2012
  • Technology Updates
    • ESU #17 Website
    • FileMaker Pro (ESU #17 media catalog search, online registration)
  • ESU Awareness Promotional Items
  • ESU #17 QAR Visit - Apr 21-24 2013
    • April 22 2013 - possible Advisory Council session
    • April 23 2013 - likely day for school visits
  • Oakland ISD QAR Visit (Michigan)
  • All-Staff Meeting - Fri May 18 2012
    • Leadership Team Meeting Fri May 4 to finalize agenda
    • Stakeholder Participation