Nebraska Distance Learning Week #NebDLW

On October 5 Governor Ricketts proclaimed the week of November 7-11 as Nebraska Distance Learning Week. NDLA is excited to promote the following activities and events as part of #NebDLW!

Monday thru Friday, 9am CT – Virtual Field Trips provided by USDLA sponsor, Georama
From Italy to the Alamo, travel to a different destination each day. Click here for the schedule and to sign up.

Monday thru Thursday, 9am CT - STEM Shorts from Goddard Space Flight Centers DLN
NASA offers 30 minute programs featuring the STEM aspects of a solar eclipse. Their broadcasts start here.

Tuesday thru Thursday – Webinars provided by USDLA global sponsor
From Higher Ed to K-12 focus, these webinars focus on education leadership, teacher creativity, and open badges. Click here for the schedule and to register.

Tuesday, All Day – Third Annual Virtual Field Trip Workshop
Geared for content providers, NDLA is working with NE Educational Service Unit DL Coordinators to present this workshop at two connected sites. More info here.

Thursday, All Day – Periscope with Chad Johnson
NDLA board director Chad Johnson, education specialist with NPPD, will be broadcasting from Scottsbluff during presentations at the ESU Vocational Rehab Conference. Follow Chad on Twitter @1BenAnna and watch for him to tweet out a live broadcast link. Not familiar with Periscope? (no account is needed to participate)

Thursday 10am CT – The Durham Museum Live Stream
Are you interested in going on a virtual field trip to learn in The Durham’s historic schoolroom and about pioneer and Native American life? The Museum invites you to follow along with third graders from David City. Contact NDLA for connection details.

Join the conversation by following and using #NebDLW

Request for Proposals #NDLA17

The success of the annual conference is largely due to those fantastic members who take the time to present and facilitate discussions during breakout sessions!

This year’s theme is Digital Learning: Connect and Engage. Please consider sharing your expertise and complete the Request for Conference Presentation FormAll proposals must be submitted by November 30.

More information can be found on the Request for Proposals 2017 page.

NDLA 2016 Final Program

The final program for the NDLA Conference, “Blended Pathways for Learning,” February 24-26 in Omaha, is now available for view or download here!

Online registration ends Friday, February 19 so register now! New this year is a pre-conference workshop, “7 C’s of Blended Learning.” You need not be registered for the conference in order to participate in the Wednesday afternoon workshop.

Use the menu above to see more information about the conference. Please join us!

NDLA 2016 Registration Now Live!

Our New Year’s gift to you is early-bird registration!
Registration is now open for the NDLA Conference, Blended Pathways for Learning, on February 25–26 (with a pre-conference workshop on the 24th). Save $15 on the 2016 NDLA Conference (#NDLA16) if you register by February 12, 2016. This year in addition to two keynote speakers, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, and sponsor booths, we are offering a blended learning pre-conference workshop (limited seating available). See the NDLA Conference menu links at the navigation bar above for additional details.

New this year! Pre-conference workshop!
Marcia Kish will present the 7C’s of Blended Learning as a pre-conference workshop Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-5:00 PM. See details here! This workshop is an additional fee, and participants need not be registered for the conference, although we hope everyone will stay for the conference on Thursday and Friday!

Traveling to Omaha? We encourage you to make your hotel arrangements soon as reservations must be received by February 3, 2016. Click here for additional details.

Win a free NDLA Conference Registration!

Nebraska Distance Learning Week Social Media Challenge starts November 9

To celebrate Nebraska Distance Learning Week on November 9-13, NDLA is conducting a Twitter challenge. NDLA (@NebraskaDLA) will Tweet out resources, comments, or questions for you to like/favorite, retweet, or reply. On Friday, we will put everyone who participated in the #NebDLW Challenge into a drawing for a complimentary 2016 NDLA Conference registration (value $150) and two honorable mention prizes of $10 Amazon gift cards. See guidelines here.

Governor proclaims the week of November 9 as Distance Learning Week

The week of November 9–13, 2015, has been proclaimed as Nebraska Distance Learning Week (NDLW), corresponding with the National Distance Learning Week that same week.

NDLA is planning a Social Media Challenge for that week. Details and guidelines will appear here and on the NDLA Facebook page the week of November 2.

NDLW Proclamation picture

NDLA Board members Tim Hahn, SuAnn Witt, Linda Dickeson, and President Laura Huntimer attend the signing of the Nebraska Distance Learning Week proclamation by Governor Pete Ricketts.

Submit your session proposal for NDLA 2016 by November 15!

NDLA is seeking proposals for its Blended Pathways for Learning conference February 24–26, 2016, at the Omaha Marriott. Conference goals are to provide training and professional development for P-20 educators, telehealth, content providers, and other distance/blended learning professionals. Breakout sessions are 45 minutes in length.

See this page for guidelines and for the link to submit your session.

Go to the NDLA 2016 Conference page for more information about the event.