Bellevue Public Schools, Bellevue, NE


Our Mission is to use current and ubiquitous technology in the classroom to support instructional goals, student performance, and meet the challenges of an ever changing digital society.

Ringing in the New School Year with #RingtheBelle

It’s coming this October! #RingTheBelle will be your opportunity to experience professional learning that is completely participant driven. This is an “unconference” organized by BPS educators for BPS educators. There is no cost and no agenda. You are encouraged to come with topics you want to discuss, passions you want to share, and questions you wish to pose to your colleagues.

Participants will create the agenda, lead sessions, and draw on individual and collective expertise. Instead of one person standing in the front of the room talking for an hour, everyone will be encouraged to find sessions that meet their needs and interests. Sessions will be diverse and eclectic because they will grow out of your interests and expertise.

Mark October 3rd on your calendar and come be a part of this a fun and interactive learning event!

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Bellevue Public Schools Goes BYOD

One of the exciting initiatives taking place this school year is happening at East and West High Schools where the foundation is being set for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Administrators and interested teachers are in the planning stages that will provide teachers and students more access to technology in the classroom. BYOD takes advantage of the technology students know and have to take learning to new heights. Stay tuned for updates!

BYOD Resources

The following websites are filled with great resources on BYOD:

Techin' Up in the Tent

The tech trio of Ann, Jeanette, and Jeff have been busy “Collabing around the Campfire” with various Bellevue Public Schools groups. We started the adventure around the fire by getting the new teachers all fired up about the district technology resources. The next group of campers, the Building Technology Coordinators (BTCs), started their school year with a full day of technology training to light their campfires for the school year. Todd Tripple, Director of Instruction and Professional Learning, shared his vision for instructional technology for this year. BTCs added logs to their fires as they set goals that align to our instructional technology vision. The iPad Academy teachers will be coming soon to fill their camping survival kits with innovative ideas and lessons to impact instruction. To round out the month, our new teachers will be coming back for s’more instructional technology training!

Coming Soon....Semester 1 Techie Tuesday

Techie Tuesday's are our way of providing meaningful technology training. We focus on one topic to provide the opportunity for mastery and enthusiasm to try in your classroom the very next day. Our first Techie Tuesday of the year is September 22nd. Our topic for September is Documenting and Reflecting with Video. The day's learning will focus on how visual creativity enhances learning experiences. Come learn how to create and edit movies that tell a story and document learning. Develop strategies to share, collaborate, and personalize learning while becoming proficient with iMovie, YouTube, playlists, and other multimedia tools.

In order to attend this training, simply fill out the form, Request to Attend a Conference, from your school and have your principal approve it. Your school is responsible for providing a substitute and you will spend the day with us at Lewis and Clark Middle School in our office room A122.

Appy Time

What is Voxer?

A FREE collaboration app! It's a walkie-talkie (and more) with group features too!

Why use Voxer?

  1. Connect with colleagues in a jiffy.

  2. Share ideas as images, voice, text, and in real-time as a walkie talkie.

  3. Speedy! Talking is so much faster than texting!

EdCamp Omaha Express This Saturday

A great learning opportunity is happening this weekend at EdCamp Omaha Express (#EdcampOMAEX). EdCamps offer a great opportunity for educator driven learning and collaboration with other educators from around the area for free! EdCamp Omaha Express is taking place this Saturday, August 22, from 9:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested in this awesome opportunity to experience an EdCamp register today!

#nebedchat is Back

The #nebedchat is back on Wednesday nights, 8:00 PM CST. Last week, our very own Ann Feldmann moderated the chat on Boosting Your Teacher Toolkit for a Positive School Year. Bellevue Public Schools was represented well as Jeff Bernadt, Jeanette Carlson, Monica Evon, Becky Baldwin, and Susan Schildhauer shared lots of wonderful examples throughout the chat. The chat was inspiring and uplifting. Want to check out this uplifting conversation on Boosting Your Teacher Toolkit for a Positive School Year? Here is a link to view a transcript of the chat.

Join the conversation every Wednesday night at 8:00 PM CST. Just open Twitter and in the search box put in #nebedchat. Not only is this a great way to grow your PLN, you will also enjoy reflecting on our profession with educators across the state too.

Tweet Time--Tweets From Those You Know

Use Twitter to be connected! If you are a tweeter, remember to tag your tweets with #bpsne and #tt4t 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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Birchcrest Tiger Teachers are Tweeting

Congratulations to the Birchcrest Staff for being our first school to all be connected on Twitter. A huge shout out to Becky Baldwin, Building Tech Coordinator, for leading her staff to leverage this powerful, collaborative tool. Give them a follow and let the conversations begin!
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Meet the #tt4t Technology Team

District Technology Trainers

Jeanette Carlson

Twitter: @mrsjcarlson

Ann Feldmann

Twitter: @annfeldmann1

Jeffrey Bernadt

Twitter: @jeffreybernadt

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