Educational Service Unit #17

The vision of ESU #17 is to inspire and support school communities as they embrace the opportunities and challenges of the next generation.

Making history twice today. Geraldine Erickson is leading the first-ever all virtual agency review for ESU #15, and using the newly-adopted ESU Standards to guide the process. Other team members include Jeff McQuistan, BJ Peters and Mary Peters.

Remote Learning Support ESUCC Remote Learning Support Digital Age Pedagogy Digital Age Pedagogy blends online and offline learning methods developed by Nebraska educators to provide each student choices in how they learn and apply their knowledge while meeting NDE’s Content Area Standards and ISTE Standards for Students....

PBS LearningMedia | Teaching Resources For Students And Teachers

Another recommended eLearning resource: Inspire your students with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.

As educators think about how much time students should be spending daily on "school", here is something to consider:

This was for me today. But thought you might need it to. Shared from a local group...

Grades 3-12 Educators planning for next year's courses with the new Social Studies Standards. Grades K-2 met yesterday.

Five Ideas for More Effective Teaching » Instructional Coaching Five Ideas for More Effective Teaching by Jim Knight | Oct 17, 2019 | Improving Instruction, Self-Coaching, Uncategorized | 2 comments Robert Sutton’s Good Boss, Bad Boss examines the differences between being a bad or good boss, but those distinctions can also serve as extremely useful parallels ...

Nebraska’s ESUs serve needs of students, educators, school districts Educational Service Units – ESUs – are called “service units” because their main objective is to serve the needs of Nebraska’s school districts, educators and students.

This morning's 1-hour topic conversation with principals had 100% attendance! Thank you to Dr. Travis Miller, Mr. Matt McLaughlin and Ms. Micki McKibbin for sharing their expertise on "Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students"!

Go Figure: ESU 17 Data Camp offers collaborative discovery in numbers | Nebraska Public School Advantage - The power of public education.

ESU #17's Data Camp was featured on A great feature on how this event supports our schools through a non-conventional approach. Thanks to Tyler Dahlgren for the story and to Cinde Wendell for making the arrangements! By Tyler Dahlgren

You’re never done learning, and you’re never done doing. Or, at least, you shouldn’t be.

Curtis Childers preaches it to his students at Ainsworth Elementary every day. The second-year principal reiterates his message to the school’s teaching staff. ...

NeMTSS Awareness Day 2. A lot of learning and planning are taking place for 2019-2020!

ESU #17 Spirit Leaders are available to pump you up at your next school district In-service. They are guaranteed to put you through the paces and, for no extra charge, put you in the hospital!

Valentine was champion and Rock County was runner-up at today's ESU #17 high school quiz bowl. Both teams will compete in next week's state academic bowl. Ainsworth and Keya Paha County also participated in today's event.

O'Neill was champion and Ainsworth "A" was runner-up today at the Highway 20 Junior High Quiz Bowl. Complete results are available here:

Closer Look At Changes To Nebraska’s Business Education Standards |

A great story about the BMM standard revision process.

The new Vision statement for ESU #17. Thank you to our school stakeholders for your participation in this process! We look forward to the journey ahead!

Merry Christmas from us!

Proud to be part of this amazing event!

Thank you, Adlers and GOODING for the powerful messages this morning! #bekind @drmadler @joniadler #financialliteracy @goodingmusic @NEEconEd

ESU #17 Data Camp 2018

This was the first annual ESU #17 Data Camp. The camp was held on June 4-5, 2018 at Mid-Plains Community College in Valentine. Each participating district reviewed data, determined priorities and drafted action plans for implementation in 2018-2019.

This was the first annual ESU #17 Data Camp. The camp was held on June 4-5, 2018 at Mid-Plains Community College in Valentine. Each participating district reviewed data, determined priorities and drafted action plans for implementation in 2018-2019.

ESU #17 Data Camp 2018 Group Shot

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Congratulations to our JH Hwy 20 Quiz Bowl champion Ainsworth B and runner up Valentine B!

Great day of high school quiz bowl at ESU 17. Congratulations to all participants. The Valentine (1st) and Ainsworth (2nd) teams have qualified for state.

We wish to thank this team of educators for their time and expertise in facilitating the ESU #17 Engagement Review on March 25-28, 2018. Front - Daniel Sybrant, lead evaluator (Montana AdvancED); Amy Trauernicht, associate lead evaluator (ESU #13). Back - Gregg Robke (ESU #4), Megan Harding (ESU #3), David Richter (North Dakota GNEC)

L_&_L_flyer_Ainsworth 2018.pdf

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent Sessions

ESU #17 Open House

Open House in Valentine Today! Please Join Us For An Open House! We are all moved into our new office! We would like to invite you to our Open House on Tuesday, June...

Ainsworth DMC 2017

Tomorrow is district music contest at Ainsworth Community Schools and 4 of our 5 school districts will be there. Use this link to keep up with the latest DMC results:

[03/17/16]   Happy Birthday to our Administrator, Dennis Radford!

Administrator/Special Ed. Director « ESU #17 - Ainsworth NE [ A+ ] /[ A- ] Position: Administrator/Special Education Director ESU #17 Board Ms. Jody Dexter, President Ms. Lisa Chohon, Member Mr. Rich Lackaff, Vice-President [...]

Five elementary kids are asked why 1 kid is being bullied… watch what the boy on the end reveals.

Anti-bullying at its best. Wow, I wish all kids were like this.


Empower students to be successful learners.

More and more, I have come to feel that my main responsibility as an educator is not to teach students about literature, writing, vocabulary or grammar. My job is to teach them how to learn.

Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Some quick Google tips to remember. Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

Skill-Building Approaches to Anxiety-Fueled Work Avoidance

Some great strategies to help those anxious students. Shifting grading and other reward systems to reinforce skill practice and strategy use, not just work output, fosters the development of these building block skills. Empowering this ever-growing group of students can allow teachers to meet the needs ...

An IEP Refresher: Everything You Need to Know About an IEP From time to time it is important to review the basics of an IEP and how it is supposed to be deployed. Here is a refresher post about IEPs and its...

The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers Even if you weren’t born with some of these qualities, you can develop them.

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1292 E 4th St
Ainsworth, NE

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Administration Building, 207 N Main St, Ainsworth NE; Training Center, 1292 E 4th St, Ainsworth NE; Valentine Special Education Office, 130 S Hall St, Suite 3, Valentine NE

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 15:00
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