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.

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)