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Career and Technical Education Month

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February is Career and Technical Education Month or CTE Month. CTE Month is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE programs across the country.


Please take a look at the ACTE CTE Month site and see how you can participate and share your story. We (Jacqui and Mary) will share social media posts via Twitter and through our listserve throughout the month to focus on Nebraska CTE and Nebraska BMIT. Please join us this month to highlight Career and Technical Education and BMIT education throughout Nebraska.

#CTEMonth #NebraskaCTE


Link to ACTE CTE Month Site

Nebraska Council for Economic Education

FBLA State Updates

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The State FBLA Leadership Conference will be held virtually April 12-14, 2021. Click below for more information regarding registration and competition guidelines. Registration is due February 17, 2021.


SLC Link

DECA State Updates

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The State DECA Conference will be held virtually March 18-19, 2021. More information will be coming out regarding the schedule and registration within the next few weeks.

Everfi

How are your teachers meeting the Nebraska Economic Standards?

EVERFI and NEST are offering schools the opportunity to host a virtual workshop where EVERFI will present an economic lesson and will help your students get signed up to use Vault. With this being an updated course and key initiative for EVERFI, we’re offering a $10 Amazon Gift Card incentive for opening your classroom to us. Vault is for grades 4-6 and is offered at no-cost through the NEST sponsorship.


Bonus: Four lucky teachers will receive a DonorsChoose gift card for their class. To be eligible you must use one of the five online lessons within Vault with students on or before March 15. Winners will be announced during Financial Literacy Month!


Contact Heather Miller hmiller@everfi.com or Erica Hart ehart@everfi.com for more information or to schedule your classroom virtual lesson.

Small Business Revolution

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This is an original video series that showcases and revitalizes businesses in small towns. They choose a town and bring in business experts to work with those business owners. All the series and episodes are available for streaming on their website, along with resources.


Link to website and series: https://smallbusinessrevolution.org/small-business-revolution

NCE Conference Save the Date and Call for presenters

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We need presenters and input! If you are interested in a certain topic being offered OR presenting a session at the NCE conference, please fill out the form below.


NCE Conference Workshop Topic and Presenters Form

NCE Rich Katt Outstanding Nebraska Career Educator Award 2021

Please consider applying for this amazing award if you teach Business, Marketing, and Management and/or Communication and Information Systems courses!

One educator from BMM and one educator from CIS will be recognized and receive a cash prize of $1,000 each. The overall winner will be selected from the top winner from each career field and receive an additional cash prize of $2,500. Details about the award can be found below.

Let us know if you have any questions! The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021.


Link to the award application

State Office Building Move Information

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We are moving! The Nebraska Department of Education is moving office locations. For the near future, the mailing address will remain the same. We will let you know when that officially changes.


With this move, our land line phones are disconnected and we have been issued a work cell phone. Our new number are listed below.


Jacqui: 531-530-7648

Mary: 531-510-7315

Maggie: 531-510-7842

Communication

We will continue to update you with information about the updated website through the listserve.


The BMIT Listserve is used by NDE staff to send out all state wide communication. As a subscriber to the email listserve, you can also use the listserve to send out emails requesting resources or help from Nebraska BMIT Community and to share resources.


Here is a link to the listserve instructions.


Did you miss the previous newsletters? Check them out below.

It's 2021! (January 2021)

Jumpstart the New Year (December 2020)

Thankful for BMIT Educators (November 2020)

Fall Updates (October 2020)

Welcome Back Newsletter (September 2020)