Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE

One-to-One Classrooms are Growing

On Monday, October 28, Bellevue Public Schools launched 61 new one-to-one classrooms. These educators successfully completed six days of Bellevue Public Schools BlendED Professional Training. We are excited for the teachers and students as they begin teaching and learning in a blended learning environment. During the training, teachers learned about the components of blended learning including digital workflow, blended learning models, targeting instruction with real-time data, collaboration, and creation. Meet our new one-to-one teachers in the video below. Congratulations to all!
November 6, 2018 Volume 54

The Hour of Code - Coming the Week of December 3-9

The theme for the Hour of Code this year is What is Creativity? Click here to learn more about the Hour of Code, how to sign up and how to have your students share their thoughts on creativity.

Beyond the Classroom Walls

Are you ready to take your classroom global. With just your laptop, you can take your students beyond the classroom walls. Take a minute to look at these global classroom resources. Contact us if you need a hand getting started!

#iPadAcademy Chat

Last year we started our own #ipadacademy Twitter chat. The chat allows our teachers to have an online conversation, share ideas, and be inspired. Our #ipadacademy chats are held on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM CST. The next chat this year will be next week, Tuesday, November 13 and will be moderated by Santha Walters and Linda Dunlap with Amanda Monk serving as the greeter. Here is a link to the Google Doc with the questions. Just make a copy of the doc and add your answers. Copy/paste to save time when you are in the live chat.

We are incredibly proud of the #ipadacademy teachers who have stepped up to lead each month’s chat this semester and how they generously share their innovative ideas with others. The archived chats can be found here.

NETA Contest are Open

NETA continues to offer contests for teachers and students to showcase model projects, recognize outstanding student work and provide opportunities for teachers to attend the national ISTE summer conference to enhance professional practice. We also recognize outstanding leadership at the administrative and classroom levels through individual recognition awards. We do our best to truly have something for everyone!

Contest submissions are now being accepted until January 10, 2019. Click HERE to enter a contest.

In addition to any prizes specific to a particular contest, winning educators will receive a non-transferable, complimentary 2019 NETA Spring Conference registration and if a substitute is required, the winner’s school district will be reimbursed the actual cost for the substitute for both days of conference attendance.

Please email any questions to the NETA Contest Chair, Lynne Herr (

We hope you showcase the great work you are doing and enter a NETA contest.

Schoology Groups

More and more BPS teachers are using Schoology! One of the great strengths of Schoology is the ability to collaborate through the sharing of your ideas and lessons. Your lessons can help our fellow teachers who are starting to use Schoology when you share them in your department group’s resources. If you’re not sure how, click this link, scroll down to the last article and learn how.

Let's Learn

This section is for self-paced learning. Here you may find events, podcasts, iBooks, blogs, and videos so you can choose what you wish to learn more about and you can choose your learning modality.


Vrain Waves Episode John Hattie


In this Edutopia article, ‘Student-Created Videos in the Classroom’ we read about four types of videos students can quickly create and share giving them a reflective opportunity and you a solid formative assessment piece.


10 Tips for Teachers Using the Station Rotation Model

Hashtags Telling Our Story

One of the most powerful parts of Twitter is the hashtag! It connects people, ideas, and creates communities within Twitter. It is a unique way for our teachers and administrators to share the amazing things happening in our schools, classrooms, clubs, teams and organizations. Our district hashtag, #bpsne, continues to grow and is becoming a powerful tool that we can leverage as a district to connect all of our teachers, students, parents, and community members. We encourage you to continue sharing the great things happening in your classrooms. Here is a list of all of the Bellevue Public School educators on Twitter. Let's create the 2018-2019 Bellevue Public Schools story together!

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to connect with others from near and far! If you are someone who is already tweeting, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne so more teachers can see what is happening in your classroom. Sharing is the name of the game! Remember there are lots of great chats to explore to connect with others in your content area. Just pull up the hashtag and enjoy the conversation.
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