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Check 4 Learning (C4L) File Submission
The final step in the Check 4 Learning process is the submission of the submission of test items to the State of Nebraska. This 3:19 video will demonstrate the steps in organizing and compressing files for email submission.
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Check 4 Learning (C4L) Teacher Basics
The Check4Learning system is designed to allow teachers to create assessments for classroom use. These assessments are built from a warehouse of test items, which are aligned to Nebraska standards. This 14:48 minute video walks through the basic steps a teacher must take to create a class, enroll students in a class, create a test and administer a test.
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Check 4 Learning (C4L)Template Entry
This 13:48 minute video provides instruction on how to complete the Excel template for Nebraska's Check 4 Learning system. Viewers will be shown where to find the template, what information needs to be included on the template and how to save their work. Additional resources are highlighted.
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ESU #10 NeSA Videos
The professional development team at ESU 10 has put together a series of short video podcasts on NeSA. The content of these podcasts range from what NeSA is to understanding the reports produced from NeSA. By clicking on the link provided, you will be taken to the video series table of contents where you can select one or all of the short podcasts for viewing.

John Baylor Instructional Video
ESU #1 schools using the John Baylor Test Prep system will want to watch this instructional video. In 5 minutes, the process for reporting ACT scores in a designed spreadsheet will be explained. Each school participating in the Baylor process will receive the spreadsheet via email.
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Table of Specifications
This short video presentation highlights what NeSA is and the subjects and grade levels tested. A brief overview of the Table of Specifications is given identifying its connection to NeSA.
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MAP Data Analysis


MAP Goal Setting - Elementary
Goal setting with students is an integral component in the successful use of MAP. Having the students understand their RIT scores and helping them to set attainable goals will help with students “buying” into the assessment process.

This 5 minute video with walk you through the 5 step process used when setting MAP RIT Score goals with elementary students. Special thanks to Niobrara Public School and educator Jennifer Pritchett for their contributions.
Download Goal Setting Handout HERE
Download QuickTime file HERE

MAP Goal Setting - High School
Episode 2 in this 2 part videocast on goal setting depicts a 5 step process for high school students. Jennifer Pritchett, Niobrara Public School instructor walks through the goal setting process with a freshman student. The length of this video is 5:48 minutes and includes a downloadable goal setting sheet.
Download Goal Setting Handout HERE
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MAP Instructional Video #1
Understanding MAP is the first episode in a series of training videos on how to use MAP. In this short video, viewers will gain an understanding of the purpose of MAP, how MAP works and why districts are using MAP as their NRT assessment tool.
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MAP Instructional Video #2
This short video is the second in a series of training videos related to MAP. RIT Scores are vital to the understanding and analysis of MAP data. An explanation of what RIT is and how it is used in MAP is covered in this episode.
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MAP Instructional Video #3
Finding the MAP reports is an essential step to using MAP data. This third episode in the MAP training video series walks the viewer through the steps needed to access reports on the NWEA website.
Download NWEA Reports Sheet Handout HERE
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MAP Instructional Video #4
Understanding the components of the Teacher Report is essential to the analysis process of MAP data. This episode describes the features found on the Teacher Report and gives brief explanations of those features.
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MAP Instructional Video #5
In this video episode, we dive deeper into the analysis of the Teacher Report. Viewers will see how to identify students testing at grade level, as well as, identifying low and high ability students. The NWEA Normative chart is available for download and use. Video length is 6:04 minutes.
Download Sample Teacher Report HERE
Download 2008 Normative Data HERE
Download QuickTime file HERE

MAP Reading Range and Lexile Scale
MAP testing provides a RIT to Reading Range score, which when converted to the Lexile Scale, provides information on the reading levels for individual students. The use of the Reading Range in conjunction with Lexile allows users to select reading material appropriate for the reading level of students. This short video will highlight where to find the Reading Range information in MAP, how to interpret the range and its conversion to the Lexile Scale and the basics of using the Lexile Scale at www.lexile.com to select appropriate reading level materials.
Download Comparison of RIT to Lexile Scales Handout HERE
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MAP Student Progress Report
A valuable report for students, teachers, parents, and administrators is the Student Progress Report. This 7:13 minute video highlights the features found in the Student Progress Report and offers suggestions on how to share the information with parents and students.
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ESU #1 Virtual Tour
Take a tour of the ESU #1 Central Office, located in Wakefield, Nebraska.

Basics of Visual Thesaurus

Visual Thesaurus is an online vocabulary tool provided by the NNNC to its districts. This video is an introduction to the Visual Thesaurus homepage and generating and understanding how to use word clouds.

Google Webinar Series

Google Accounts and Calendars
Instructions on how to create a Google account for use with all Google apps. Creating and sharing Google calendars also covered.

Google Docs Basics
How to create, edit, share and collaborate in Google Docs. Hands-on experience with the collaboration power in Google Docs.
**It is highly recommended participants have a Google account.

Google Drive and Forms
Google Doc users need a means of organizing and locating their documents.
Google Drive provides a way to do just that. Instruction on how to create,
share and collect data in Google Forms.
**It is highly recommended participants have a Google account.

Advanced Forms and Flubaroo
For Google Form users who want to do more with the Form app, this session will focus on how to incorporate logic into forms and add images. Flubaroo is a script that can be added into Google Forms to correct any assessments given. **It is highly recommended participants have a Google account and experience using Google Forms.

COOP Training
Video of Feb. 14, 2014, COOP training with Kip Schneider at ESU #1.
90 minutes.

BYOC Training
Each recorded webinar approximately 30 minutes long.

BYOC for Administrators
This webinar will cover the administrative functions in BYOC,
such as adding new teachers, assigning departments/standards, etc.

BYOC for Teachers: Part 1
This webinar will take the teacher from the very beginning of BYOC,
with course and unit creations.

BYOC for Teachers: Part 2

This webinar will take the teacher into the topics
and learning target areas of BYOC and tie standards to topics.

Concussion Training
Concussion to Classroom: Return to Learn
90-minute video with Cathy Schroeder and Karen Wall
from April 14, 2014.

Following a concussion, communication among physicians, the school districts and parents is essential to ensure information is shared and provided to all involved in the management of a student’s return to academics and/or athletics. Best practices include the following: *Return to activity before return to learn before return to play. *Participants will receive all forms necessary to set up their schools concussion management teams and protocols.

Refresher Webinars
Get the basics on some of the tools available to schools in ESU #1.
Each webinar is about 30 minutes long.

Learn how to sign in and personalize your account, do basic searches,
create playlists, locate resources to support Nebraska standards,
create favorites/bookmarks and much more.

Visual Thesaurus
Learn how to sign in to your account, do basic word searches,
understand the components of a word web, create word lists,
investigate classroom uses for Visual Thesaurus and much more.

World Book Online
Learn how to sign in to your account, do basic searches,
organize research for projects, use citation builder, investigate classroom
uses for World Book and much more.

Concussion Management Team Training
ABC’s of Your Concussion Management Team
70-minute video with Cathy Schroeder from Oct. 13, 2014.



Questions? Comments? Please email Scott or Tracey.