February Newsletter

Archived Newsletter  

Why is it that the shortest month of the year is always packed with lots of activity!  Partnerships for Innovation has been honored to work with many schools on the reVISION process, Career Academy development and overall CTE enhancements.

PFI had fun presenting at the ESU 10 CTE Collaboration Day on how to market CTE Programs.  The presentation with links and handouts can be found on the website, and are available for your use!

Remember that PFI has supported a Leadership Academy and all the resources are free!   The videos and resources could be great for classroom or professional development activities/resources.

Thank you for your efforts in strengthening the workforce and economic development of our state, please let us know how we can better serve you!


Hudl, Xpanxion, CRi and Farm Credit Services will all be presenting at the Nebraska:Think IT statewide simulcast, will you be there?

Register Today, space is limited! 

Registration Closes: March 10! 

Click here for the detailed Agenda

Click here for the Locations and local businesses

There is no charge and lunch will be provided at each community college location for registered participants.

Coordinating partners include Nebraska’s six Community Colleges, the Nebraska departments of Economic Development (IT Industry Council), Education and Labor. We hope you can join us!


Statewide Career Academy Strand @ NCE Conference:  June 3 Kearney

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Chaney Mosley,  Director of the Academies of Nashville / Career and Technical Education for Metro Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, TN, will be our lead presenter for the NCE Conference Career Academy Strand, June 3.

I will provide an overview of Rule 47 and the online application process, then Dr. Mosley will be presenting on the following topics:

  • What does wall-to-wall mean?
  • Scheduling cohorts of students
  • How to contextualize the academic course
  • Creating meaningful work-based learning experiences

June 4 the agenda is still tentative, but we hope to showcase Nebraska best practice and provide technical assistance to schools to build Career Academy Programs.  To attend, register through the NCE Conference page.


PD for Middle/Jr High School Teachers in Computer Programming! 

UNO will be starting a new National Science Foundation funded ITEST program this summer focused on middle school teachers across the region.  The aim is to introduce middle school teachers to computer science and spark student interest in computing-enabled careers by helping teachers infuse real-world computational projects within existing courses and lessons.  Paid summer professional development will be conducted in a blended format, and ongoing support for teacher participants will be provided throughout the school year.

Middle and junior high school teachers from across STEM subject areas and other content disciplines (e.g., Art, Language Arts, Social Studies) are encouraged to apply.  No previous background in computer science or programming is required!

The application process will be open from February 15 to March 31.  For full details and to apply go to: http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/itest/index.php


Please note this is not a PFI sponsored event, rather an opportunity to share information.