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Nebraska Career Education Conference
"Skills for Lifelong Learning, Earning, and Living"

Housing/Lodging for NCE Conference

The following rates are guaranteed for the 2016 NCE Conference. Please be sure to make hotel reservations by May 8!

Holiday Inn 

110 Second Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
For reservations call (308) 237-5971
Single/Double Occupancy $98.95
Suites $144.95

Comfort Inn

*Formerly Hampton Inn
118 3rd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
For reservations call (308) 236-3400
Single/Double Occupancy $98.95
Suites $144.95

Hampton Inn

507 Talmadge Street
Kearney, NE 68848
For reservations call (308) 234-3400
Single/Double Occupancy $98.95
Suites $144.95

La Quinta Inn

*Formerly Wingate (March 1)
108 3rd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
For reservations call (308) 237-4400
Single/Double Occupancy $95.95
Suites $134.95

Fairfield Inn

118 3rd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68848
For reservations call (308) 236-4200
Single/Double Occupancy $98.95
Suites $144.95

General Preconference Lunch
12:00-1:00 pm, Loper Hall North

Environmental and Agricultural Systems Preconference
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Buffalo County Fairgrounds
Presenters: TBD

Description coming soon.

SMART Boards—Kids Magnets That Keep Their Interest
9:30 am-4:00 pm, ESU 10 Computer Lab
Presenter: Graci Gillming, ESU 10

Are you looking for a way to make your lessons more interesting? Join me as we explore the use of SMART Board interactive whiteboards to engage students and keep their attention as you search the Internet or use productivity applications, such as Office or Inspiration. You will learn the basics of creating your own interactive lessons that can be used multiple times. We’ll also explore online resources that will save you precious time in developing lessons and others that will keep students interested during class. Maximum 28 participants.

This workshop applies to all career fields.

FCCLA Adviser Retreat
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Executive Room
Presenters: Nicole Ruge; TBA - from the National Association possibly Marilyn Schoolmeester

This will be a day for FCCLA Advisers to share and profit from each other’s ideas. Nicole Ruge, a member of the National Consultant Team will bring new innovative ideas as to how to incorporate FCCLA programs into the classroom. Some of the programs will include STAR events, Power of One, and National Programs. A panel of experienced advisers will share their methods of organizing their chapters. Finally, we will look at both the state and national websites to help you locate those lost forms and bits of information.

Global Experiences with Breads, Soups and Eggs
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Kearney High School Foods Lab
Presenter: Fayrene Hamouz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

While food flavors, preparation techniques, and product presentations vary internationally, common food categories are observed across cuisines. Cooks around the world use basic ingredients (flour, yeast, water, vegetables, eggs) and indigenenous spices and herbs to prepare foods typical of their country’s cuisine. Participants will prepare the international breads and soups served at lunch. Building on the theme of the universality of food items, the versatility of eggs will be highlighted through the preparation and enjoyment of international egg dishes.

Robotics 101
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Central Community College Learning Center, Kearney
Presenters: Kelly Christensen, Dan Gompert CCC Hastings

This workshop is all about Robotics and using VEX kits. Up to 12 kits for teams of 2 to use and curriculum may, if grant funds are secured, be given away to IMES secondary instructors. The session would include an intro to robotics, assembly of the kits to solve a given problem, testing, and a contest to see which design worked best. Along the way we will go over the currculum available for use in the classroom.

Community Connections—Connect  the Dots: Youth Entrepreneurs, School, Their Own Community
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom A
Presenters: Nancy Eberle; Dr. Diane Vigna, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Textiles, Clothing, and Design

Community Connections is all about finding the youth in your school who either are learning about or would like to learn about entrepreneurship and connecting them with opportunities to start their own business. Using the tools available through Community Connections, learn about ways the school, the community members, and the youth can come together to have a positive impact in their local communities.

Connecting Students to Their Community Through Social Media
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom B
Presenter: Dennis Kahl

Incorporating social media is an excellent way to keep students engaged in learning. Learn how the use of Delicious, Google Docs, Flickr, blogs, and even Facebook can put tools and resources in your students’ hands that allows them to connect to local, national, and international entrepreneurs in unique ways.

NITEA Strategic Planning Meeting
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom C
Presenters: Gregg Ratliff, Westside High School; Tony Glenn, Nebraska Department of Education

Statewide Career Academy Meeting: Evaluation Tools
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom D
Presenter: Erika Volker, Partnerships for Innovation

As career academies continue to grow, it is essential for coordinators and directors to develop an evaluation method or feedback loop from students, parents, school administrators, and teachers. This session will facilitate discussion and development of evaluation tools which will be available for local implementation. Networking and collaboration among career academy administrators will also be fostered.

Anatomy in Clay
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom E
Presenters: Jeff Poole; Starla Ewan

Starla will present anatomy of muscular system of animals while Jeff presents the anatomy of the human in the morning.  In the afternoon, the groups may join each other for tips and ideas using the Anatomy in Clay in the Classroom.

Brain Boot Camp
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Stateroom F
Presenters: Sara Yendra; Cindy Larson Miller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kirsten Smith, Lincoln Public Schools; Ron Bonnstetter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

During Brain Boot Camp, you will be an active participant learning strategies to help your students learn more effectively. Brain Boot Camp will include information related to brain anatomy, exercise, memory, diet, sleep, sensory integration, higher order thinking, novelty, emotions, schema, and many more. Regardless of the discipline you teach, Brain Boot Camp will provide you with multiple ways to change the way your students learn and you can implement them tomorrow.

Amazing Acrobat PDFs for Portfolios, Interactive Forms and More!
9:30 am-4:00 pm, UNK Calvin T. Ryan Library - Main Floor, 2508 11th Avenue
Presenter: Linda Dickeson, Lincoln Public Schools

Administrators and educators from any classroom will find ways to share information, collaborate, and communicate using valuable new interactions created in Acrobat Pro. Participants will develop new strategies on how to deliver content or showcase work, including rich media (movies, audio, files of all types) with a PDF Portfolio. Learn to use Acrobat Pro to create interactive forms to be filled in and saved using free Adobe Reader, and compile returned form data into a spreadsheet. Form design topics will include automatic field recognition, different types of fields, enabling the form for Reader, distributing the form, compiling form information, and exporting the data to Excel. The skills and ideas gained from the workshop will move participants closer to true 21st Century Education. Maximum 23 participants.

This workshop applies to all career fields.

Digital Media
9:30 am-4:00 pm, UNK College of Education - PC Lab Room C104
Presenter: Tonya Skinner, Jackson Senior High School, MO

Want to be a more well-rounded technology teacher? Attend this hands-on workshop to learn some basics of Photoshop and Flash and how these programs can be integrated to create high quality graphics and animations that can be used on web pages and in presentations. Maximum 30 participants.

This workshop applies to all career fields.

Take Personal Finance and Financial Literacy to the Next Level
9:30 am-4:00 pm, UNK College of Education-Mac Lab C112
Presenters: Roger Butters, Jennifer Davidson, Mary Lynn Reiser, Nebraska Council on Economic Education; Erin Redemske, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank-Omaha Branch
Facilitator: Larry Starr, Nebraska Department of Education

Join us for a day of hands-on discovery as we discuss the key components of an effective course in personal finance. Participate in dynamic presentations on key themes in Financial Literacy. Each participant will receive a Virtual Economics CD valued at $100 plus additional teaching resources. Maximum 30 participants.

This workshop applies to the following career fields:
Business, Marketing, and Management
Human Services and Resources

NE/ASCA School Counseling Model Training
9:30 am-4:00 pm, Ballroom I
Presenter: Dr. Paul Barnes, University of Nebraska-Omaha

This session is intended to enhance the effectiveness of school counseling programs through the introduction and implementation of the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Model/Nebraska Model. This training will be an excellent introduction to the model as well as a refresher training for counselors who haev already attended a Counselor Academy on the model.

NAEA Business Session
3:30-6:00 pm, Ballroom I
NAEA Committee Meetings
3:30-6:00 pm, Ballroom I
Presenter: Donelle Johnson, Nebraska Department of Education

NAEA Committee Meetings.

Delta Pi Epsilon Executive Board Meeting
4:15-5:15 pm, Stateroom A
Facilitator: Dennis Krejci, DPE President, Tri County High School

1st Year Teacher Meeting (HSR/FCS)
4:15-6:15 pm, Stateroom B
Presenter: Shirley Baum, Nebraska Department of Education

Session is designed for FCS teachers who have completed their first year of teaching.  Teachers who will be teaching FCS for the first time or are returning to teaching after an extended period may also attend.


Partnerships for Innovation Leadership Council Meeting
5:00-9:00 pm, Stateroom D
Presenter: Erika Volker, Partnerships for Innovation; Rich Katt, Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education; PFI Leadership Council

Partnerships for Innovation semi-annual Leadership Council Meeting.

NSBEA Executive Board Dinner/Meeting
5:30-8:00 pm, Ramada Inn-Persimmons
Facilitator: Bonnie Malcolm, NSBEA President, Lincoln North Star High School

Following the executive board supper and meeting, there will be a short training for new officers and committee chairs by this year’s officers and committee chairs. Please bring files, notebooks, and pointers to facilitate the transition.

FCSTN Board Meeting
7:00-9:00 pm, Stateroom B
Presider: Lisa Groth, Boone Central High School

A meeting of the 2009-10 FCSTN Executive Board will be followed by assembling materials for the membership packet.

Business, Marketing and Information Technology Social and NSBEA President’s Reception
8:00-10:00 pm, Ramada Inn - Bourbon Street Blues Bistro and Bar
Sponsors: Kimberly Lourinia, Cengage Learning; Lori Balke, Southeast Community College

The Nebraska State Business Education Association (NSBEA), Cengage Learning and Southeast Community College invite all business, marketing, and information technology teachers to network with their peers. Come enjoy the live music and dessert.

The NCE Conference is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Career Education and in cooperation with the Association for Career and Technical Education of Nebraska