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an affiliate of the International Literacy Association


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Our mission is to promote and advocate for equitable access to literacies for individuals of all ages and diverse communities as a basic human right.



The Spring 2024 Virtual Speakers were a success.

Consider reviewing resources from Zoi A. Philippakos and Cornelius Minor.

Dr. Zoi A. Philippakos

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ILA Leader

Zoi Philippakos Resouces

Zoi is the author of:

Developing Strategic Young Writers Through Genre Instruction (K-2)

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Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction (3-5)

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Click on the book links above to buy her books at a 15% discount.

Cornelius Minor

Cornelius Resources

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Highlights from The Summer Institute

When participants were asked to share the best part of the NSLA Insititute experience the following were mentioned:

  • "Making connections and new friends"
  • "Meeting old friends"
  • "Networking with current educators about dyslexia and other reading problems"
  • "I took away a lot of new ideas for how to support our teachers in our service area."
  • "Cornelius was amazing! He is such a dynamic speaker and his insight and messaging about systems and how we have to think about changing the way we teach today!"
  • "Both Cornelius and Julia were AMAZING!"
  • "The Exhibit Hall was amazing.  I bought too many books!"


Comments from 2021/2022/2023 Virtual Participants

  • "I appreciate being able to attend in this way. We are able to hear national speakers, and even though I could not usually join live, I appreciated hearing the recordings."
  • "This was convenient and the playback allowed me wiggle room in my busy teacher life."
  • "I have really appreciated the virtual format. You have had quality speakers."
  • "I thought it was awesome that you had the recordings available to watch. I really like the topics covered and thought the speakers had some really insightful and important information to share."
  • "I thought it was well organized and the idea of it taking place over several weeks was an added benefit. I looked forward to Thursday evenings!"
  • "As a virtual conference, it was well put together with the access to watch the recordings if you couldn't make it live."
  • "The format worked. I prefer in-person learning, but under the circumstances, I thought it was done well."
  • "Very impressed with the speakers. So glad NSLA held this conference during the pandemic."
  • "Fabulous! I appreciated all the national speakers and all the information."
  • "I appreciated the virtual conference. It hasn't worked out for me to attend the last few years, while I could find time to listen to the speakers virtually. Well done!"
  • "Thank you for the great efforts to provide this professional event!"

A Message From Director of Professional Learning

Dr. Julie Kozisek

Director of Professional Learning

Professor Emeritus

Doane University

Dear Educators, 

2023-2024 has been busy for NSLA as we provided virtual speakers and resources . We hope you will watch for our new opportunities as we plan for 2024-2025.

Our new theme is "Charting the Course for Literacy".  NSLA will continue to work hard to promote and advocate for equitable access to literacies for individuals of all ages and diverse communities as a basic human right.

Please join us as we Chart the Course for Literacy! 

Dr. Julie Kozisek


The Nebraska State Literacy Association (NSLA) Student Ambassador Program provides college students an opportunity for professional growth and networking at the NSLA annual conference.  In addition to the paid registration, the students will receive memberships to Nebraska State Literacy Association and International Literacy Association levels.  This is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and networking for pre-service teachers during the annual conference and beyond.
Students will submit an application to the Student Ambassador Committee.

Contact:  Carin Appleget


Applications are due (date TBA)

Information and application form will be updated




Questions? email 

PO Box 83852

Lincoln, NE 68501

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