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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.

NDLA Registration—you can still register onsite!

Use the links at the NDLA Conference menu at the top of the page to find out more detail about the March 5 & 6 conference in Lincoln, NE. The full schedule with session details is now available.

Download a one-page flyer about the conference and featured speakers.

NDLA pre-registration has closed, so please plan to register onsite.


Early Bird registration (by February 20) $135.00
Full Registration starting February 21 or onsite $150.00
Presenter Registration $95.00
Full time student registration (does not include membership) $50.00

Nebraska Distance Learning Week Events—Nov. 10–14

To celebrate Nebraska Distance Learning Week, NDLA is hosting the following free LIVE virtual field trips for K–12 Nebraska classrooms. Register HERE.

  • Nov. 10th—CLOSED—Morrill Hall: Prehistoric Life on the Nebraska Plains—ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL
  • Nov. 11th—Joslyn Art Museum presentations on the Maximillian/Bodmer Expedition featuring the works of Karl Bodmer.
    If you want to participate please choose the session time that works best for you.

    • Session 1 at 10:00 AM (can be for grades 3 – 5)
    • Session 2 at 1:00 PM (can be for grades 3 – 5)
  • Nov. 12th—National Homestead Museum presentations on a the life of a homesteader and the buffalo on the plains of Nebraska.
    If you want to participate please choose the session time that works best for you.

    • Session 1 at 10:00 AM – Follow the Buffalo (can be for grades 4 – 8)
    • Session 2 at 11:00 AM – A Day in the Life of a Homesteader (can be for grades 4 – 8)
  • Nov. 13th—Durham Western Heritage Museum presentations on the Building the Transcontinental Railroad through Nebraska.
    If you want to participate please choose the session time that works best for you.

    • Session 1 at 9:00 AM—All Aboard (Kindergarten-5th Grade)
    • Session 2 at 10:00 AM—Building the Transcontinental Railroad (5th-8th Grade)
    • Session 3 at 11:00 AM—Train Robbers of the Old West (4th-8th Grade)
    • Session 4 at 1:00 PM—Building the Transcontinental Railroad (5th-8th Grade)
    • Session 5 at 2:00 PM —Train Robbers of the Old West (4th-8th Grade)

Governor Proclaims November 10–14 Nebraska Distance Learning Week

To correlate with the National Distance Learning Week, Governor Dave Heineman proclaimed November 10-14 as Nebraska Distance Learning Week. Present for the proclamation signing were NDLA board members (left to right) Gordon Roethemeyer, Mary Lister, Laura Huntimer, Mike Irwin, Al Steckelberg, and to the right of the Governor, Linda Dickeson.

NDLW Proclamation 2014

Governor Heineman signs the proclamation for Nebraska Distance Learning Week.

NDLA 2015 Conference—Save the date!



The call for proposals is now available, please consider submitting a proposal to share your experiences in distance education.

NDLA 2015


The NDLA 2015 Conference will be held on March 5-6, 2015, at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Lincoln, NE. Attendees of the 2014 conference really liked the hotel venue, so the NDLA Board of directors contracted for a second successful year at this venue. Please plan to join us!