Nebraska  State  Literacy Association

an affiliate of the International Literacy Association


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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.

ENGAGING in EQUITY - NSLA 2022 Virtual Conference Series

  • 02/03/2022
  • 02/24/2022
  • 4 sessions
  • 02/03/2022, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM (CST)
  • 02/10/2022, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM (CST)
  • 02/17/2022, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM (CST)
  • 02/24/2022, 5:00 PM 6:00 PM (CST)
  • Virtual Meetings


  • Must be an Active Member of NSLA. Log In to access this registration.
  • This provides access to live speakers and handouts the night of the presentations. For a better deal - join as a member and get a reduced rate and access to all recordings/videos and materials at any point.
  • Must be an undergraduate student at an institution.
    Complete the Student 2022 Membership, $20.00. Directions will then be sent to you on completing the Virtual Conference 2022 registration.
  • NSLA invited guests. You must have a registration code in order to register.



NSLA Virtual Events - Conference Series

Thursday Featured Speakers, 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central)

Join other literacy teachers and leaders as they attend weekly seminars followed by time to process information with the other participants.

February 3 - Candance Fleming - The Heart of the Story

February 10 - Ferial Pearson - The Power of Story and the Danger of Absence

February 17 - Jan Burkins and Kari Yates - Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading in the Balanced Literacy Classroom

February 24 - Jan Burkins and Kari Yates - Sight Word Success

Sunday Conference Sessions - 5:00 PM (Central)

January 30 - Sarah Essay, Claudine Kennicutt, Dallas Lewandowski - If You Build It, They Will Come: Academic Literacy  in 4-12 Classrooms  (MS/Sec)

February 6 - Rachel Jank Argument Writing: A Path to Literacy (MS/Sec)

February 13 - Sara Churchill and Cynthia Stogdill Laying the Foundation: Preparing for the Challenge (Elem/Sec)

February 20 - Teresa Franks Never Too Early, Never Too Late: Identification and Intervention for Nebraska Students with Dyslexia (Elem/Special Education)

February 27 - Becky Korinek How Executive Functioning Skills Impact Reading (Elem/MS)

(See the website for conference descriptions.)

  • Links for each event will be sent out prior to the event.

Recordings of Conference Sessions 

Elise Spang Blossoming with Phonological and Phonemic Awareness 

Jennifer Lemke - Writing to Learn: Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Students' Understanding of Texts

Carrie Hepburn - The Power of Qualitative Data

Abby Burke - New and Improved! Foundations of Reading in the Nebraska's Revised College- and Career- Ready Standards for ELA

Available for viewing on the website - see website for descriptions

Cost (for Virtual Conference Series)

Members and Undergraduate Students have access to live speakers, recordings of speakers, materials on our website, Conference sessions on Sundays and also the recorded sessions on the website. 

  • NSLA Members and Undergraduate students - $20.00
Non-members have access to only live speakers and handouts the night of the presentations.
  • Non-members - $60.00

Non-members - Take time to join NSLA now so you can attend at a reduced rate and receive access to the recordings of the speakers to watch at a later time, along with handouts, materials on our website, Conference sessions on Sundays and also the recorded sessions on the website.

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