Grants

Verizon Foundation Funding Goals and Partnership Guidelines:  To improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st Century. GrantsAlert Our mission is to help teachers, schools, and related...

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Student Scholarships

Scholarships New Contact: Tricia Parker Email: [email protected] NSRA offers two (2) $500 Scholarships. Applications are due on October 15 of each year and recognized during the annual conference in February. Junior, Senior, or Graduate Students that are...

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Invited Speakers

CHECK THIS PAGE FREQUENTLY WE WILL BE UPDATING IT REGULARLY WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOUGLAS FISHER Douglas Fisher is the professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University, a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College, and has also...

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Handouts 2017

Pam Allyn Super Reader Strengths and Best Practices Handouts Deanna Bahl DeannaBahlRobot-NSRA DeannaBahlNSRC Kathleen Gallagher Planting Seeds:  Nurturing "Whole Child" Literacy Lori Oczkus Close Reading Samples Just the Facts and Close Reading Reciprocal Teaching Tim...

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Registration Information

        Pick up your name badge and additional registration materials at the desk located directly in front of the Paradise Ballroom.  Our very helpful assistants will be available to speed you on your way to the sessions and other events.  ON SITE Registration can...

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Items Needed for Collegio de Populi

An Orphan Grain Train container will be on site to collect donated items at the 2017 NSRA Conference in Kearney.  The container is going to go to the Philippines in time for their second year of school.  Clean out your closets, cupboards, basements, garages!  Go Green...

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International Literacy Project 2017

   When we heard that this school in the Philippines needed books for an empty library, we sent money with Tom Grunow on his mission trip to provide books as the NSRA International Literacy Project to Collegio de Populi.  Now, we have a new idea that we think goes...

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WELCOME RECEPTION

Following the afternoon workshops, attendees are invited to the Exhibit Hall for the Welcome Reception and the chance to mix and mingle with exhibitors, friends and colleagues while enjoying complimentary drinks and canapes. Relax and take advantage of product...

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Exhibit Hall

If you leave the NSRA Conference without spending quality time in the Exhibit Hall, you will have missed out on a major piece of your conference experience. The Exhibit Hall is about networking, book signings, giveaways, photo ops, demonstrations of the latest...

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Celebrate Diversity

Diversity is the reality that we all face as our country becomes more complex, multifaceted, and rich in different ethnicities, religions, backgrounds, and ways of life. As educators and parents serving the most diverse generation of children and teens in the United...

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Social and Poetry Slam

Please join us for a really good time. What is a SLAM? It is a celebration of the art of oral interpretation and performance with emphasis on the interaction between the poetry reader and the audience. POETRY SLAM GUIDELINES FOR NSRA READING CONFERENCE The event is...

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Patricia Mahrt-Roberts

Patricia Mahrt-Roberts provides Early Childhood Consulting throughout the state of Nebraska. Patricia’s early childhood career began as a preschool teacher. She received the NE Head Start Teacher of the Year award in 1999 and soon after moved into training and...

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Judy Lauby

Judy Lauby earned her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology in 1969, after which she taught at the Nebraska State School for children with developmental disabilities until 1976. She began working for ESU 10 following receiving her M.S. in 1978. She has served...

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Nancy Christensen

Nancy Christensen has been an educator for more than 30 years. The majority of those years were spent as a First Grade teacher. Nancy has served the last several years as an Instructional Writing Coach in K-8 classrooms. For more than 12 years, Nancy continues her...

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KATHLEEN C. GALLAGHER

Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher, Ph.D. is the Cille and Ron Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is the inaugural community chair at the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. In addition to teaching and research,...

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST & FEATURED SPEAKER

CLICK ON THE NAME FOR PHOTO & BIO OF SPEAKER   Enjoy your breakfast and this keynote presentation. (This session will fulfill the requirements for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Rule 11.) KATHLEEN C. GALLAGHER Planting Seeds and Nurturing...

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Jane Fleming

Dr. Jane Fleming is co-founder of Kids Like Us, a nonprofit organization focused on research, professional development, and advocacy around teaching with culturally relevant texts The presenter is lead author on a new book, More Mirrors in the Classroom: Using Urban...

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Michelle Rupiper

Michelle L. Rupiper is currently an Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Department Chair for Child, Youth & Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she has taught since 1994. She has served as a classroom teacher for infants through...

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Early Learning Guidelines, NDE

LITERACY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT REGISTRATION FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT INCLUDES BREAKFAST & KEYNOTE SPEAKER KATE GALLAGHER PLUS AUTHOR LUNCHEON & SPEAKER JERRY PALLOTTA (All of these sessions will fulfill the requirements for Nebraska Step Up to Quality,...

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Saturday AM Featured Speakers 2017

CLICK ON THE NAME FOR PHOTO & BIO OF EACH SPEAKER   Simultaneous breakout sessions will be presented.  You will have multiple choices. (All of these sessions will fulfill the requirements for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and Rule 11.) JANE...

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Friday PM Featured Speakers 2017

CLICK ON THE NAME FOR PHOTO & BIO OF EACH SPEAKER Many more breakout sessions will be presented on Friday.  You will have multiple choices in each time slot. BARRY LANE Force Field for Good: Teaching Kindness Through Song and Literacy At a time when high academic...

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Friday AM Featured Speakers 2017

CLICK ON THE NAME FOR PHOTO & BIO OF EACH SPEAKER Many more breakout sessions will be presented on Friday.  You will have multiple choices in each time slot. BARRY LANE Revision:  How to Teach It, Learn It, Love It!  2.0 "They love to write, but how do I get them...

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