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Professional Development



     Focus areas for Professional Development



  Strategies to Engage All Learners

  Technology for the 21st Century

   Compliance with NDE mandates  

      Using Data to Inform our Decisions




Professional Developers
Joni Runge
, jrunge@esu5.org

Annette Weise, aweise@esu5.org


ESU 5 Professional Developers plan, coordinate, and train school district personnel through a variety of workshops both at the school district and at ESU 5.  These sessions are developed to enhance the improvement of student achievement through the development of support staff, teacher, and administrator competencies.


Training topics are in:  Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, Classroom Management, School Improvement, and Leadership.  Some of the specific trainings include:


  • Continuous School Improvement
  • NWEA Training MAP Assessment
  • Working with students living in Poverty
  • Anti-bullying
  • New teacher orientation
  • Differentiation
  • Inquiry based Science
  • Technology Integration
  • Six-Trait Writing Instruction
  • Response to Intervention
  • Scientifically Research Based Literacy Instruction
  • Scientifically Research Based Math Instruction
  • Research based teaching strategies for all content areas
  • Curriculum Development
  • Others as requested by schools or administrators






Educational Service Unit 5 900 West Court Street Beatrice, NE  68310

t: 402.223.5277 f: 402.223.5279

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