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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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ENGAGING in EQUITY - NSLA 2022 Conference

Based upon the difficulty of getting subs for teachers to be able to attend an

in-person conference NSLA has decided to do a Virtual Speaker Series for the

2022 Conference this year.  Save Thursdays in February - 5:00 pm.


Featured Speakers


Awards Night Registration

with Dr. Stephen Peters


Dr. Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, authors of Shifting the Balance

Dr. Stephen Peters, Past ILA President (2020-2021)

      Kari Yates | Stenhouse Publishers       

   Candace Fleming and Ferial Pearson 

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See the Conference page for more information about dates and sessions.

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NSLA PreConference Virtual Book Study

NSLA PreConference Virtual Book Study

Join us as we meet to discuss the book

Shifting the Balance: 

6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

Dr. Jan Burkins and Kari Yates

This will allow you to become familiar with the book before Jan and Kari join us as

Virtual Speakers for the NSLA 2022 Conference. 

NSLA members: Free!!

Join today to receive this member benefit.

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

Sunday evenings - November 21, 28; December 5; January 2, 9, 16 - 6:30 PM (Central time).

Jan and Kari will join the Book Study one evening with time for comments and questions (date to be announced).


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View Introductory slide show

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The Shifting the Balance Book Study was a success.


Think about joining us in the Fall, 2021 as we do another Book Study over "Shifting the Balance" before the authors present at the 2022 Conference.   (See information above.)   Register.


Congratulations to NSLA's new officers 

2021-2022 Board

President - Diane Mickey

President Elect - Sarah Sell

Past President - Nikki Piper

Treasurer - Dr. LeDonna Griffin

Director of Membership - Jody Sempek

A Big Thank You to the Officers leaving the Board

Past President - Karen Heafer

Director of Membership - Faye Doolittle

Treasurer - Kristin Ganoung

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A Message From NSLA PRESIDENT


Diane Mickey

Welcome to the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA)!  

I am honored to serve as President of NSLA. I have a passion for teaching reading and writing. It is magic to watch a young child transform letters into sounds, words, and stories. I taught both special education and elementary education in Lincoln Public Schools my entire first career. I now work with preservice elementary education majors at Nebraska Wesleyan University teaching children’s literature, reading theory, and literacy methods. I believe you are never too old for picture books.

NSLA is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization.  Our mission 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. 

The pandemic this last year gave us the unexpected opportunity to explore new ventures we most likely would not have explored otherwise. The virtual experience has opened up opportunities for online book clubs and other virtual meetings exploring literacy topics of interest. We successfully held a virtual conference “Celebrating Literacy”. We were pleased to welcome literacy professionals and have many participants join each of the sessions. The plan for our 2022 conference is to go back to our in-person format. Check our website for details.

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, see what we have to offer and then decide to become a member.  In doing so you will be actively demonstrating your own mission to promote literacy.  We would love to have you involved in this great work!  

chair@neliteracy.org

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Planning is underway for the 2022 Virtual Speakers Conference

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Think about joining the NSLA Book Study - PreConference Opportunity.

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NSLA 2021 AWARDS

Betsy was recognized by LPS Board of Education.  Watch the recording.