Nebraska DLA began in 2000 with Shirley Schall as the founding President, Sarah Cunningham, Founding Vice President and Phyllis Brunken, Founding Secretary-Treasurer. After 20 years as an organization we have reached 260 members (full and affiliate).
The current leadership includes: Past President-Molly Aschoff, President-Beth Kabes, President-Elect-Scott Jones, Secretary-Zara Risoldi Cochrane, Treasurer-Bette Poutre. Directors: Mary Schlegelmilch, Matt Flynn, Peter Burnette, Jason Everett, JD Dalrymple, Kimberly Begley. Executive Liaison-Linda Dickeson.
NDLA changed its name to NE Digital Learning Association in 2017. This change was made to reflect the scope of the work its members are engaged in as well as the focus of our annual conference to be held this February 27-28 in Lincoln, NE.
The February conference, 2020 Vision: Digital Learning From All Perspectives, will feature a keynote each day. Dr. Trish Holiday, Learning as a Cultural Catalyst, will be the keynote on Thursday, February 27. Dr. Robbie Melton, The Emergence of the Internet of Everything, will speak on Friday, February 28. Our conference attracts members from higher education, K-12 education and non-profit organizations interested in providing content to schools virtually.
Our non-profit partners are primarily from museums, zoos and similar organizations. The organizations are interested in providing learning opportunities for schools and institutions in a short program. These virtual field trips are included in the NE Clearinghouse that can be found at nvis.esucc.org.
One of the continuing programs NDLA provides is a workshop for the non-profit providers. This day-long session allows NDLA members to share best practices for virtual learning as well as trends in current video conferencing equipment. The session is sponsored jointly by NDLA and NE’s Educational Service Unit Coordinating Council.
For more information about Nebraska Digital Learning Association, and their upcoming conference February 27-28 visit https://ndla.org/