In October, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed November 6-10 as Nebraska Distance Learning Week (#NebDLW), which also coincides with National Distance Learning Week (#NDLW) coordinated by United States Distance Learning Association.
To celebrate #NebDLW, we highlighted Nebraska content providers by and sponsored a Virtual Field Trip Workshop on November 7 (check out the photographs on our Facebook page). We also featured some providers on social media sharing their distance learning opportunities.
Because of recent valuable conversations at iNACOL in Orlando, we have been asked to extend the session submission deadline for the NDLA conference to November 3. Submit here today!
The 2018 NDLA Conference, Digital Change: Beyond the Device, is confirmed for February 22-23, 2018 at the Hotel RL (a Red Lion property, formerly the Holiday Inn) at 3321 S 72nd Street, Omaha. Speaker announcements and registration will be coming soon!
NDLA is an affiliated chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). The USDLA conference, “30 Years of Driving Excellence in Distance Education,” is being held April 30th–May 3, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN, at the Hilton Indianapolis. Registration is now open, and a special two-day rate is available for K–12 educators. See more information with a link to register here.
Over 1500 delegates from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Nations, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and the Arab States are gathering in Toronto, Canada, October 17-19, 2017 to expand boundaries and explore new frontiers of teaching, learning and skills development.
The World Conference on Online Learning: Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking Teaching & Learning, the 27th edition of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) World Conference, is your opportunity to connect, engage, and exchange with international colleagues. See more information here.
Happy Holidays! Our gift to you is early-bird registration! Save $15 on the 2017 NDLA Conference (#NDLA17)—Digital Learning: Connect & Engage if you register by January 27. The event will be held at the Omaha Marriot on February 9-10, 2017, with a pre-conference workshop on February 8. NDLA 2017 features two keynote speakers, breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, sponsor booths, and a pre-conference workshop (limited seating available). See the NDLA Conference page for details, or click here for registration.
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
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 Form. All proposals must be submitted by November 30.
More information can be found on the Request for Proposals 2017 page.
The request for proposals will be posted soon, so stay tuned! In the mean time, you can check out the speakers and sessions from past years under the Archives menu.