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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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Proposals for NSLA Annual Conference in Kearney

"Engaging in Equity"

Submit your Proposal for the NSLA 49th Annual Conference held on Thursday, Friday, February 24, 25, 2022.  NSLA is looking for educators to present sessions or workshops.  Sessions are either 45 or 60 minutes and workshops are 90 minutes.  Click here for Proposal Submission.  If you have any questions please feel free to email - conferencesessions@neliteracy.org.  Proposals  may be submitted until September 15.

NSLA's 2022 Featured Speakers

Mark Your Calendar to attend - February, 24, 25, 2022

Dr. Jan RIchardson  
Author, Educational Consultant, and Reading Specialist

Dr. Stephen Peters
ILA President 2020-2021
Administrator and Author

Carmen Agra Deedy
Award-winning Children’s Author and Storyteller

Sydney Jensen
2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year and Ted Talk Speaker


Dr. Jan Burkins

Author - Shifting the

Balance

Kari Yates | Stenhouse Publishers

Kari Yates

Author - Shifting the

Balance

Candace Fleming | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Candace Fleming

Children's Author and 

Storyteller

Social Media Contributors

NSLA is looking for educators that would like to help promote literacy through our NSLA Facebook page. We would love educators that would volunteer to serve as the organizer for a specific topic each week.  This could involve finding other educators to help you post around the specific daily topic each week, or you could take on the task of posting yourself each week on the specific daily topic.  We want to reach out to our Facebook followers with more information.

Daily focus:

Sunday - Picture books

Monday -  Young adolescent books

Tuesday - Professional books

Wednesday - Reading and writing

Thursday - Electronic learning - text meets tech

Friday - Assessment

Saturday - Advocacy

If you are interested in becoming a Social Media Contributor please email - conferencesessions@neliteracy.org

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. 


Congratulations to NSLA's new officers 

2021-2022 Board

Chair - Diane Mickey

Chair Elect - Sarah Sell

Past Chair - Nikki Piper

Treasurer - Dr. LeDonna Griffin

Director of Membership - Jody Sempek

A Big Thank You to the Officers leaving the Board

Past Chair - Karen Heafer

Director of Membership - Faye Doolittle

Treasurer - Kristin Ganoung

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A Message From NSLA CHAIR


Diane Mickey

Welcome to the Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA)!  

I am honored to serve as Chair 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 Conference

Mark your calender for February 24-25, 2022!

Click here to Submit a proposal 

If you have any questions about proposals please feel free to email 

conferencesessions@neliteracy.org.  


Virtual Speaker Series

Even though the Series is over you can still access the Speaker's handouts under Member Resources.

NSLA 2021 AWARDS

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