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an affiliate of the International Literacy Association

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OUR MISSION:

The mission of the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA) is to lead in the promotion of literacy in the state of Nebraska through collaboration, advocacy and professional development.

NSLA TOP HEADLINES AND BREAKING NEWS

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Announcing the Spring 2023 NSLA Speaker Series

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Spring Speakers

Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM Central Time


Thursday,  March 2 - 6:00 PM Central Time



Summer Institute

July 12, 2023

Cornelius Minor

In-person

NSLA Awards Luncheon

Julia Cook

Recognizing

Scholarship Recipients

Distinguished Educator

Celebrate Literacy Recipient

NSLA Spring 2023 Book Study -  Watch for future announcement!!

We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Cornelius Minor

NSLA Member Benefit: Free!!

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NSLA Begins Strategic Planning

  • Belief statements
  • Revised Mission Statement
  • Revised Vision Statement
  • Identified three strategies to focus on moving forward

Strategic Planning Resources

Members can provide feedback:

MEET BECKY MICHAEL

Becky Michael introduces herself as the NDE English Language
Arts Specialist. Welcome Becky!

Greetings NSLA members!  My name is Becky Michael, and
I was named the new English Language Arts Education Specialist
for the Nebraska Department of Education this past summer. 
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NSLA BOARD NOMINATIONS

Are you someone, or know of someone, who is dedicated to
literacy and has a passion for service?
We're currently looking for leaders to serve on the
NSLA Board of Directors.

Submit your Nomination by March 1, 2023



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Membership Involvement Survey 2022-2023

NSLA is looking to gather information from member about possible involvement. We are an organization that runs on the volunteer work/involvement of its members.  Please think about completing the survey and volunteering to support the organization.

Watch for future Spring Book Study Information.

Spring Book Study:

We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

Cornelius Minor

Congratulations to NSLA's new officers 

2022-2023 Board

President - Sarah Sell

President Elect - Tricia Parker

Past President - Diane Mickey

Treasurer - 

Director of Membership - Jody Sempek

Board Members at Large:

NSLA ILA Coordinator - Tish Rezac

Director of Professional Learning - Julie Kozisek

Director of Conference Planning - Julie Agard

Director of Communications - Gail Hayes

A Big Thank You to
Nikki Piper 
Past President, 2021-2022


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A Message From NSLA PRESIDENT


Sarah Sell

Crete Elementary Assistant

Principal

Happy Holidays to all of you!

While we all prepare for the upcoming holiday season, I am excited to share with you an update about some of the work the NSLA board has been doing.

As we all know, our world changed in March of 2020 with the start of the pandemic. I think that it is safe to say that since then, everyone has had to adapt and overcome different challenges, including NSLA. As our organization adapted, our board also started to reflect on the past, present-day and the future of our organization. We all believe in the mission of NSLA and want it to be a successful organization. At our summer retreat, our board decided that we needed a strategic plan to help focus on the future. We looked at various ways to conduct our strategic plan and I’m excited to share that we've recently begun working on it!

Below you will find a “draft” strategic plan document outlining NSLA’s beliefs, an updated mission and vision statement and 3 key strategies for us to focus on. As a member, we need your help with the next part! We would like feedback from you on what we came up with! We know that our organization depends on its members and we value your input. We ask that you read over the draft and provide feedback by Monday, January 9, 2023. Your feedback and recommendations will be discussed at our monthly board meeting on Thursday, January 12th.

We are excited for the future of NSLA and we look forward to hearing from you! Wishing all of you a happy and safe holiday season!

Sincerely,

Sarah Sell, NSLA President

president@neliteracy.org 

Strategic Plan Survey

Strategic Plan Draft

NSLA CALENDAR



 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING EVENTS

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Virtual Speakers Series

2022-2023

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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."

-- Emillie Buchwald

ILA - CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO READ

1. Children have the basic human right to read.

2. Children have the right to access texts in print and digital formats.

3. Children have the right to choose what they read.

4. Children have the right to read texts that mirror their experiences. and languages, provide windows into the lives of others, and open doors into our diverse world.

5. Children have the right to read for pleasure.

6. Children have the right to supportive reading environments with knowledgeable literacy partners.

7. Children have the right to extended time set aside for reading.

8. Children have the right to share what they learn through reading by collaborating with others locally and globally.

9. Children have the right to read as a springboard for other forms of communication, such as writing, speaking, and visually representing.

10. Children have the right to benefit from the financial and material resources of governments, agencies, and organizations that support reading and reading instruction.




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