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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!
On October 16, Governor Heineman proclaims the week of November 11-15, 2013, as Nebraska Distance Learning Week to coincide with the USDLA National Distance Learning Week.
Each day after school during NE Distance Learning Week, the Nebraska Distance Learning Association (NDLA) will offer a 60-minute videoconference learning opportunity for all Nebraska educators. Each session, begins at 3:45 p.m. and will feature a Nebraska content provider (as listed below). Each content provider will share information about their curriculum enrichment programs available through interactive videoconferencing. The schedule for the week is as follows:
Participation is FREE and registration is limited to eight dial-in sites per event. The allotted spaces will be confirmed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Dial-up instructions and test calls will be scheduled with those making the live connections. (Participation in the live events requires access to H.323 videoconferencing equipment.)
Questions? If you have questions about the ability to participate at your school, please contact your distance learning coordinator or your local ESU.
*NOTE: MSM tour runs from 9:00 am – 11:30 am… On the morning of November 13, a special connection with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) will give teachers and prospective students a “Virtual Campus Tour.” Registrants may come and go during the morning as schedules allow and do not necessarily need to attend the whole morning. The “tour” will include:
Peer to Peer Q & A (students can ask MSM students questions about attending a music college),
short master classes where select Nebraska students can have a 30 minute lesson with a master teacher,
Recently, Nebraska was recognized as one of the country’s leaders in providing distance learning classes.” Check out Part 1 of Polycom’s Public Sector View on this subject and listen to the interview with Gordon Roethemeyer, Distance Education Director, Nebraska ESUCC.
Listen to Part 2 of the interview with Gordon, which was released September 26.
2013 Wayne Fisher Distance Learning Outstanding Professional Award
The NDLA 2013 Spring Conference and Vendor Fair was held in Lincoln March 14-15, 2013. During the NDLA membership meeting at this annual conference, one person is recognized for their outstanding leadership in regard to distance learning in honor of Wayne Fisher. This year the Wayne Fisher Distance Learning Outstanding Professional Award was presented to John Stritt. Congratulations! John.Pictured to the right above: Mike Irwin, NDLA Board President,
presenting the Wayne Fisher Award to John Stritt, ESU #10.
Attendees were able to visit with vendors, choose from many breakout sessions and had the opportunity to network with other professionals throughout the two days. Here is a glimpse of the two-day event…