CTE Opportunities

ESU#9 Area Schools: Professional Development

Does your school district have interest in applying for reVISION as a collective group @ ESU 9?

Please contact kristen.slechta@esu9.us, if interested!

reVISION is a year-long process that provides Nebraska schools with the opportunity to analyze and transform their current career education systems in order to improve their ability to educate a qualified workforce that meets industry needs within an ever-changing economy. Working in collaboration with postsecondary education and regional workforce/economic development leaders, the reVISION process links career educators, school administrators, school counselors, and industry professionals. Under the leadership of the Nebraska Department of Education and in partnership with the Nebraska Departments of Labor and Economic Development, the reVISION process is a strategic approach for schools to analyze their current career education system and make plans, as needed, for adjustments. Click here to download the reVISION informational flyer.

NCE Conference 2018



Join hundreds of career educators from across Nebraska and plan to attend the 2018 Nebraska Career Education Conference to be held Monday, June 4 through Thursday, June 7 at the Younes Conference Center, Kearney, Nebraska.


Monday: Opening Session, Career Field Workshops with All Career Field Networking Event

Tuesday: Keynote, Cross-Career Field focus with Community College Spotlights

Wednesday: Career Field Sessions and Professional Organization Events

Thursday: Keynote, Business and Industry Tours, and Career Field Sessions


NCE Conference Monday-Thursday: $350.00 (includes four lunches and materials)

(Late fee after May 15: $50.00)

Pre-service NCE teachers may be provided complimentary registrations (excluding professional organization meals and activities).

Registration opens April 15. More detailed information will be available March 1 on our website, www.nceconference.com.

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Doniphan-Trumbull Students visit ESU 9 to Observe 3D Printing Process

ESU 9 and the Perkins Consortium has a Mojo 3D printer!

QUESTIONS or to REQUEST TRANSPORT of the Mojo 3D printer to your school district (Perkins Consortium members only), contact Time Kalvelage (tim.kalvelage@esu9.us.)


The cost for printing a 3D project will vary based on which printer is used and the size of the project. For projects printed using the Mojo printer, the cost will be based on cubic inch

  • Filament: $2.00/cubic inch
  • Support Material: $3.50/cubic inch

Please submit this form to request 3D printing AND upload your STL files to http://tinyurl.com/ESU9-3DprintRequestFORM

Add your file to dropbox here: http://tinyurl.com/ESU9-3D-PrintRequest

NOTE: Project files must be saved as STL files.

Contact Janine Uden (janine.uden@esu9.us) or Kristen Slechta (kristen.slechta@esu9.us) for more information.

Tim Watters presents "3D Printing" @ ESU 9
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Career & Technical Education Teachers,

The goal of this flyer is to keep you up-to-date on the current workshops and/or opportunities for professional growth in our area. Please feel free to contact me with updates, concerns, questions, or suggestions @ kristen.slechta@esu9.us.

Bookmark this flyer address as it will automatically update as well as include past, present, and future opportunities for professional growth.


Interested in checking out the Perkins Consortium Electronic Infants, Cow Model, Pig Model, Stomach Ruminant, or Pig Uterus Model?

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3D Printing using Mojo Printer available at ESU9: VIDEO below

Free "Soft Skills" Poster!

Classroom poster: What Are Soft Skills?

What are soft skills? Why do they matter? We answer these questions and more in our new employability skills infographic >>

Use this infographic in your classroom to jumpstart important discussions and inspire your students.

Professional Development for CTE Teachers

Partnerships for Innovation is excited to support Jill Sand at Southeast Community College and her team of Nebraska community college peers for this professional development opportunity. There are 1 day and 4 day workshops available.

The one-day On Course Workshop (limited to 50 attendees) is a learner-centered professional development event designed to provide you with innovative strategies for empowering your students to become active, responsible and successful learners.These learner-centered strategies—representing best practices from innovators in higher education, business, psychology, sports and personal effectiveness—help students become full and active partners in their own education.

Strategies presented in this workshop improve both student academic success and retention.Join us for this major on-campus professional development event and learn proven methods for empowering your students to achieve their greatest potential in college…and beyond.
  • SCC - Lincoln - April 10
  • NECC - Norfolk - May 19
  • CCC - Grand Island - June 14
  • WNCC - Scottsbluff - August 16
  • Mid-Plains CC - North Platte - August 15
  • MCC - Forth Omaha - Fall 2017

The 4 day On Course workshop requires completion of the On Course Workshop I. In the
On Course II Workshop, you’ll not only add to your repertoire of student-empowerment strategies, you’ll also learn to design and deliver learner-centered educational experiences that help students move from superficial to deep learning.

These advanced design and facilitation skills are drawn from best practices in academic curriculum design, brain research, learning styles, active-learning principles, corporate training methodology, and personal development strategies. Strategies presented in this workshop improve both student academic success and retention.
  • SCC - Lincoln - April 11-14
  • CCC - Columbus - May 15-18
  • CCC - Grand Island - July 17-20
  • Mid-Plains CC - Ogallala - Oct. 10-13

For more information, contact Jill Sand at 402-437-2781 or jsand@southeast.edu

To register for the 1-day workshop: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017PFIOnCourse1Day

To register for the 4-day workshop: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017PFIOnCourse4Day

Making It Stick - Webinar Series

The Nebraska Department of Education is excited to announce the finalization of a turn-key professional learning experience designed to enhance instruction of English Language Arts (ELA) across all disciplines. The overall goal of this professional learning experience is to equip teachers with teaching strategies that support student mastery of the Nebraska ELA Standards across all disciplines at the secondary level.

The “Making it Stick” Webinar Series includes 13 pre-recorded webinars for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, ESU staff and teacher educators. Three foundation webinars explore the concepts of instructional models, formative assessment, and monitoring and adjusting during instruction. Following the foundational webinars, ten strategy webinars provide instruction on a specific teaching strategy included in the ELA Standards Instructional Tool (http://bit.ly/NDEStandardsTool). All strategies are aligned with the Nebraska ELA Standards and were selected based on skills needed for success on the NeSA-ELA. Most importantly, implementation of these strategies can help students to apply literacy skills in authentic settings, better understand your content, and strengthen their communication skills in all areas. To supplement each webinar, a viewing guide is provided offering additional support and if desired, can be used to facilitate a PLC with your staff. The attached flyer includes additional information.

The Making It Stick Webinar Series is located at: https://sites.google.com/a/education.ne.gov/nde-standards-instructional-tool/ela/making-it-stick.

For more information, contact Katie Graham (katie.graham@nebraska.gov) or Dr. Marissa Payzant (marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov). (Note: This project is partially funded with ESEA Title IIA funds.)

Contact Kristen if you would like to earn 2 days of "qualified" professional development through this webinar series!

Cory Epler, Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer

301 Centennial Mall South, PO Box 94987

Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Phone: 402-471-3240

Industry Chats - NEPRIS

NEPRIS - Connecting Industry to Classsroom

We make it easy for teachers to virtually invite industry professionals into the classroom to bring real world relevance to curriculum topics, to help evaluate student projects and to engage and inspire students in STEAM!

NROC Webinar Series

Education professionals share their experience and knowledge on a wide variety of topics.

Professional Development Specialist

"Educating, Empowering & Inspiring Lifelong Learners"

It is the policy of the ESU 9 Perkins Consortium that when attending PD during the summer or non contract time, member schools are reimbursed $150 per day. When attending PD during the school year, member schools are reimbursed the specific schools district’s rate of pay per teacher, per day for substitutes. Mileage is also reimbursable. Please document the mode of travel: School Vehicle or Personal Vehicle.