CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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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!
The Nebraska Distance Learning Association presents the 2014 Spring Conference:
*BYOL: Changing the Landscape of Learning
The full program is now available.
See the menu above for more information. To register go to NDLA 2014 Conference Registration. Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days.
NOTE: Earlybird registration ends February 20!
This two-day event will offer featured speakers, breakout sessions, time to visit exhibitors and a wide variety of networking opportunities.
- K-12 Educators
- Educational leaders from K-20
- Content providers
- Telehealth professionals
- Judicial, Government and Military personnel
- Other distance learning professionals from throughout Nebraska and beyond
Exhibitors will be sharing new and emerging technologies and products for all aspects of distance learning and share examples of successful implementations if possible.
Questions about NDLA Conference 2014? Contact Nebraska Distance Learning Association (NDLA)
Please enjoy browsing these recordings of the programs provided last week for Nebraska Distance Learning Week by:
Museum at Morrill Hall and the Durham Museum in Omaha
- Manhattan School of Music virtual campus tour, and article about the Nebraska partnership with MSM and how music students benefit from DL music lessons with a master teacher 1400 miles away!
Music students in rural Nebraska connect with professors in New York via video conferencing. Check out the recent article in The Washington Post.
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:
- November 11 – Henry Doorly Zoo
- November 12 – Morrill Hall and the Durham Museum
- November 13 – Manhattan School of Music (MSM) Virtual Campus Tour (read more)*
- November 13 – Joslyn Art Museum
- November 14 – Homestead National Monument
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.)
To register, go to http://ndlw2013.eventbrite.com.
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,
- a message from the admissions office, and
- a MSM Ensemble performance, live from New York!
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…