Invitation to the 2018 NETA Spring Conference

As part of our partnership with the Nebraska Educational Technology Association, we’re happy to invite you to join us at the 2018 NETA Spring Conference, April 18-20th at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

What you and your school receive from attending the 2018 NETA Spring Conference:

  • Over 200+ featured, breakout, and interactive educational technology sessions from which to choose
  • Numerous hands-on workshops designed to give you a more in-depth experience
  • Nationally recognized speakers
  • Admittance to an Innovation Lab
  • Playgrounds to personally experience the newest technologies
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with over 100 exhibitors
  • Networking opportunities to expand your professional learning network to continue learning throughout the year

Take advantage of Early Bird Registration pricing before March 16, 2018 and register a group of 10 or more attendees to receive a discount on each registration.

For more information or to register, visit the NETA website.

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NeWP Spring and Summer Writing Marathons

Writers chatting in Memorial Park

Writing Marathons have always held a special place within the NeWP community.

The Nebraska Writing Project has been sponsoring writing marathons since 2006, embracing their ability to bring teachers back to their NeWP roots and to promote place-conscious thinking and writing. Seasonal writing marathons are held each year. This year the spring marathon was held in partnership with the Omaha Warrior Writers.

NeWP TCs and members of the Omaha Warrior Writers met at Sorenson Library in early June to launch the 2017 Spring Writing Marathon. Writing groups set out across the Dundee neighborhood to capture the day through their pens. Popular writing spots included eCreamery, Memorial Park, the Dundee community garden, and local coffee shops. Please enjoy some of our writing from the day.

NeWP TCs and members of the Omaha Warrior Writers met at Sorenson Library in early June to launch the 2017 Spring Writing Marathon. Writing groups set out across the Dundee neighborhood to capture the day through their pens. Popular writing spots included eCreamery, Memorial Park, the Dundee community garden, and local coffee shops. Please enjoy some of our writing from the day.

NeWP TCs and members of the Omaha Warrior Writers met at Sorenson Library in early June to launch the 2017 Spring Writing Marathon. Writing groups set out across the Dundee neighborhood to capture the day through their pens. Popular writing spots included eCreamery, Memorial Park, the Dundee community garden, and local coffee shops. Please enjoy some of our writing from the day.

The summer marathon was held at the NeWP board retreat at the St. Benedictine Retreat Center located North of Schuyler. Several groups ventured out within the monastery and the city of Schuyler. Participant writing from both events are available through the following links.

Spring Warrior Writer Marathon
Summer Board Writing Marathon

Our next marathon will be the Platte River State Writing Marathon on September 9th. This is held in conjunction with the NeWP UnConference (Saturday, Sept. 10th @9:00AM) and Platte River State Writing Retreat (Sept. 8-10th). For more Information about these events see the event posting on Facebook or email dweis@cox.net.

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Agate Writer’s Workshop to be held July 17-19, 2017

This year’s Agate Writer’s Workshop will be July 17-19th at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.  We will explore the Women of the West with focus on the women scientists, paleontologists and homesteaders that built the communities and resources in Western Nebraska.  Please join this unique event by registering online and extend the invitation to interested educators from other disciplines.

Exploring the Bones of Place: 50 Years in the Nebraska Panhandle

Spend two days at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument discovering the bones of place. Staff from the National Park Service and Nebraska Writing Project will lead teachers through a variety of activities designed to make science exciting, inviting and accessible through writing. This workshop is open to teachers of all grade levels and content areas. Participants can expect to:

  • generate their own creative writing
  • explore the women of Agate and their unique roles in paleontology, geology, and place
  • leave with classroom activities for integrating science and writing

Registration fee for the program is $75. The workshop is limited to fifteen participants. It begins at 8:00a.m. on July 17th and concludes at 2:00p.m. on July 19th. Food and lodging are not available at the park. Registration ends June 30, 2017.

Participants will need to arrange for lodging in nearby communities. Local hotel or camping accommodations can be found at:

  • Harrison House Hotel in Harrison, NE (www.harrisonhousehotel.com)
  • Hotels in Scottsbluff/Gering, such as Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express
  • Fort Robinson State Park (Nebraska Games and Parks Commission)

A limited number of tent camping sites are available within Agate. Sites have access to an indoor bathroom and kitchen facilities. Reservations for tenting sites is available on the Agate Fossil Beds website or by emailing Alvis Mar at alvis_mar@nps.gov.

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