ESU 9 Summer 2020 Update

Curriculum Zoom Session

Date: May 26, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

No cost

Let us share our website with resources for each content area! We are offering our services in standards prioritization--essential learnings, scope, sequence, lesson and unit design.

Amy Schultz and Kristen Slechta will facilitate via Zoom.

Teachers from Title IIA Consortium Member schools (Adams Central, Blue Hill, Doniphan-Trumbull, Giltner, Kenesaw, Red Cloud, Silver Lake & Sutton) are eligible for $120 per day stipends for up to 2 days of curriculum work during the summer.

Virtual Science Retreat

Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (8:30 a.m. Zoom How To's, if needed!)

Registration Link:

Registration Fee:

No cost ESU 9 Title IIA Consortium Members

$10 ESU 9 Non Title IIA Consortium Members

$15 Outside ESU 9 & 10 Area

Stipend: $60 stipend available to ESU 9 Title IIA Consortium Member Districts (Adams Central, Blue Hill, Doniphan-Trumbull, Giltner, Kenesaw, Red Cloud, Silver Lake & Sutton)

Trauma 101 - via Zoom

Date: June 1, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee:

$10 Title IIA Consortium Member Districts

$20 Non Title IIA Consortium Member Districts

Registration link:

Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. One of the key components of building organizational capacity for trauma-informed care is professional education and development. Staff need education about how trauma affects consumers seeking services, what trauma-informed care is, how to create safe environments for persons served, and ways to avoid re-traumatizing practices.

Google for Support Staff Zoom Session

Date: June 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Registration Fee: $15.00

Registration link:

Clerical/classified staff will be provided with the chance to dig deeper into how to use the G Suite within the context of their work. Participants will explore best practices with Gmail, Calendar, Forms and Spreadsheets – along with advanced features Google Apps, spreadsheets and forms. Also on the docket - Chrome and the Chrome Web Store, including apps and extensions for the Chrome Browser that make anyone’s work easier and more efficient.

Take the “Emergency” out of Remote Learning: Applied Tech Tools to Prepare for Flexible Fall Teaching

Facilitator: Dr. Lynne Herr, ESU 6

Date: June 15-17, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. each day

Registration Fee:

$20 Title IIA Consortium Member Districts

$40 Non Title IIA Consortium Member Districts

Registration link:

College Credit: 1 hour through Hastings College - $210

During the past few standstill, yet whirlwind, months, we’ve all done our best as educational first responders in this pandemic. We’ve triaged, supported and nurtured learning from afar using any tools we could muster. And while we don’t know what school will look like in the fall and beyond, we can be fairly confident that it will continue to require flexibility and adaptation in how we deliver instruction and assess learning. So let’s get ready now to be less stressed in the fall!

Course Objectives:

1) Educators will apply existing skills with G Suite in ways that are innovative, pedagogically sound and student-focused. 2) Educators will explore apps and use and tools that prompt creative lesson design, offer new ways for students to demonstrate learning and inspire innovative teaching in multiple learning formats.

Stay tuned for information regarding the following workshops:

HRS in Action with Toby Boss

ESU9 PL team member, Toby, and individual school districts will schedule a zoom meeting. Amy will be sending a doodle poll to establish a date.

Leadership Retreat Virtual Sessions - June 19, 2020.

Great Plains Summit - There will be no in-person conference. Mini virtual sessions the week of July 14-17, 2020. More details available soon!

Canceled Workshops

Youth Mental Health First Aid - June 2, 2020

MTSS for Social/Emotional Behavior Tiers 1-3 - June 3, 2020

"You Can't Make Me" Behavior Strategies with Ann Auten - June 4-5, 2020

From Boring to Boom! Tech Tools with Dr. Lynne Herr - June 15-16, 2020.

Workshops Postponed to Summer 2021!

Summer Science Retreat with Paul Andersen - June 3-4, 2021

Kagan Cooperative Learning - June 7-8, 2021

Leadership Retreat with Peter DeWitt - June 17, 2021