Employment Opportunities!

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May 122016

Substitute drivers needed in Hastings area for preschool students for ESU 9. Drivers must have or be able to obtain a small vehicle permit and/or CDL license. Sub drivers earn $9.00 per hour plus mileage to and from ESU 9. Call Jan for classified application at 402-463-5611 or apply online at http://hr.site.esu9.org/employment-opportunities/applications.


Speech-Language Pathology

ESU #9 located in Hastings, Nebraska has full and part time openings for Speech Language Pathologists. We offer both itinerant assignments and placements located at area schools. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply and CFY supervision is available. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as well as mentoring, and professional development. A certified application can be found online at http://hr.site.esu9.org/employment-opportunities/applications or call Jessica at 402-463-5611. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Jessica Moore, Director of Special Services, 1117 E. South Street, Hastings, NE 68901.  EOE  Positions open until filled. (posted 5/13/2016)

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Welcome Back to School!

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Aug 172016

As we enter the new school year it’s important that we check our Positive Mental Attitude or PMA. We all have one, and the research is so clear. Those that have a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) are healthier, more productive and enjoy life much more. In Bruce Schneider’s book, Energy Leadership, he lists seven levels of “energy,” and they are based on our PMA.

Those in Level 1 have a victim mentality, may be angry and are ego centered, while those in Level 7 experience joy and passion and have no ego. No one can be in Level 1 at all times. Conversely, no one can be in Level 7 all the time either. However, we all need to be intentional in our efforts to ensure we emit positive energy. When we do that, everyone wins.

Students, parents and our educational colleagues deserve the best in thought, word and deed. Be intentional, and have a fantastic school year.

Dr. Kraig Lofquist

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Mar 302016


What if you could work sensible hours each week AND find more time to impact instruction, create a positive learning environment, and reduce office referrals?

Learn how to work less, produce more and still get the job done with The Breakthrough Coach.

With a proven method that has reshaped the lives of administrators and their assistants across the globe, The Breakthrough Coach provides you with the structure to:

  • Spend two full days each week observing classrooms
  • Work more efficiently
  • Empower your staff
  • Enjoy work-life balance
  • Raise student achievement

NOTE: To enable Administrative Assistants develop needed skills to best support the Breakthrough Coach process, a full day technology tools workshop has been included!

  • Learn tips for managing shared calendars 
  • Explore tools to create a more efficient workflow process
  • Extend the use of Google forms streamlined approval processes

Here is the link to the e-flyer

Register online at: https://connect.esu9.org/workshops/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=790

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Mar 212016

Register for all classes through ESU 9 unless otherwise noted. Cost per credit hour from Hastings College $185.

Instructor on Record
# of Credits1
May 23
Diving Deep Into Your School Data
(Data Retreat)
Amy Schultz 1  ED588DDS
May 24-26
Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer)
Day 1 – Reading in the Wild
Day 2 – Dead Presidents & Whales: Engaging Readers with Nonfiction Text AND
Revving Up Read Alouds
Day 3 – Read Well, Write Well
Amy Schultz 1 or 2 ED 588RW or


May 31 – June 30 Rewire & Focus Your Teaching and Learning (Independent Study)3 Jackie Ediger 1 or 3  ED588RFT
May 31-June 1 Renew & Revamp Your School/Classroom Website Jackie Ediger 1 ED588RRW
 June 1 -2 Math Curriculum Alignment Kristen Slechta 1 ED588MCA
June 2-3 Social Studies
Day 1 – Best Practices
Day 2 – Capitol Experience & Service Learning
Jackie Ediger 1 ED588SSB
June 7 Breakout EDU Jackie Ediger 0
June 13-17 UNL Math (NMSSI) – Experimentation, Conjecture & Reasoning4 Jessica Thompson 3 MATH 804T
June 13-15 Create & Code in the Classroom Jackie Ediger 2 ED588CC2
June 20-21 iPlay, iLearn, iCreate, iOrganize Kristen Slechta 1 ED588i 
June 22-23 Google=elgooG: Flipping Your World
Day 1 – Google=elgooG (Everything Google)
Day 2 – Flipping Your World (Video Creation and Flipped Classroom)
Jackie Ediger 1 ED588GF

1See individual class for ESU9 Registration fee (https://connect.esu9.org)

2Hastings College:  Cost: $185 per credit hour

3Contact Jackie Ediger (jackie.ediger@esu9.us) to register by May 30, 2016 or for more information

4Register through UNL

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