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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.

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Announcing:

2022-2023 NSLA Virtual Speaker Series

In place of an inperson conference, NSLA will be holding webinars across the

2022-2023 school year.

Visit the Conference page for more information.

Registration is open for the Fall Virtual Speaker Series.

Fall Flier

Fall Speakers

Tuesday, October 25 - 6:00 PM Central Time

  • Dr. Tiffany Young
  • Dr. Stephanie Burdic

Monday, November 14 - 6:00 PM Central Time

  • Wiley Blevins
  • Dr. Lauren Gatti and JJ Dugdale

Spring Speakers

Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM Central Time

  • Dr. Kelli Westmoreland
  • Carol Jago

Thursday,  March 2 - 6:00 PM Central Time

  • Candace Fleming
  • Second speaker - TBA


Summer Institute

July 12, 2023

Cornelius Minor

In-person



NSLA Fall 2022 Book Study - "A Fresh Look at Phonics" by Wiley Blevins

NSLA Member Benefit: Free!!

Join today to receive this member benefit.

All sessions can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home via zoom. 

We will meet Monday evenings:  October 17, 24, November 7, 21, December 5 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Think about registering for the NSLA Virtual Speaker Series and hear Wiley Blevins speak on

Monday, November 15 at 6:00 PM (Central)

Buy your book so you are ready to join us:

Go to Corwin.com and search for: A Fresh Look at Phonics

Get 25% off and free shipping with the back-to-school sale.  Use the code BTS2022.


Click here to register for the Book Study Click here to become a member.

Proposals to Support NSLA Virtual Speaker Series

NSLA is accepting proposals for providing additional resources for the website to support professional  learning. There are two options for possible professional learning opportunities:

  • Record a video to be shared on the website
  • Prepare a collection of resources and links related to the four topics listed below

Main topics of interest for the Virtual Speaker Series:

  • Determining effective instructional strategies for struggling readers
  • Increasing equity and opportunity for all learners
  • Building early literacy skills through explicit and systematic phonics instruction
  • Differentiating instruction (large group and small group)

Become a 2022-2023 NSLA Sponsor
Showcase your company, organization, college/university during our virtual events,
on our webpage, listed in our Sponsor Directory, and in our newsletters.

SPONSOR REGISTRATION

California Reading Association 2022 Virtual Conference

California Reading Association is offering NSLA members to attend their 2022 Virtual Conference at their member rate.  They have a great line up of speakers on October 21-22, 2022.  Please take time to visit their website.  See the links to supporting documents:

Think about registering for their conference.

NSLA Information

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 Book Study Information.

Fall Book Study:

A Fresh Look at Phonics

Wiley Blevins

Get your book now:

Go to Corwin.com and search for:  A Fresh Look at Phonics

Get 25% off and free shipping with the back-to-school sale.  Use the code BTS2022.

Register


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 - Dr. LeDonna Griffin

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

Welcome to the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA)!  

I am honored to serve as President of NSLA.  As an elementary teacher, teaching 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade gave me the opportunity to work with children as they learned to read and write. Watching children learn to "break the code" and understand the process of reading and writing was always an incredible experience of which to be a part. Now that I have become a school administrator, helping teachers become the best teachers they can be through professional development and collaboration is my goal. I strongly believe in order for children to be able to read and write, their teachers need to have the best research and tools in their hands.

NSLA is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization. The mission of NSLA is to lead in the promotion of literacy in the state of Nebraska through collaboration, advocacy and professional development. We work to accomplish our mission by sharing current research and best practices through communication, networking, workshops, publications and our yearly conference. 

Since March of 2020, we have all seen the world change, overnight. Remote learning, zoom meetings and virtual conferences have been our reality. While things have started to "return to normal" in a sense, one thing that has not is teacher and teacher sub shortages. While NSLA greatly wished to have an in-person conference this year, we have made the decision on continuing with virtual learning opportunities throughout the year. Please check our website for updates.

The Nebraska State Literacy Association also honors, celebrates, and awards community organizations and individuals who advocate for literacy. We certainly hope you visit our website to get an understanding of who we are, what we have to offer and then decide to become a member. By becoming a member, you would be actively displaying your love for literacy! Also, by being a member, you will have the opportunity to become involved in NSLA through committee work, and maybe someday, serving as NSLA president!

president@neliteracy.org

 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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