Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium

Explore the website for opportunities for interaction and sharing expertise, and new directions. 

About the Consortium

We are a group of teachers from Nebraska community colleges who invite other developmental English teachers (reading & writing) to build this state-wide community that shares resources and energizes one another. Please explore the website & attend the conference. To contribute a resource or idea, email us: staff@nebraskadeved.org.

From Our Blog

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Research Says Dev Ed Delivers

May 9, 2022

Amy Doty and Phip Ross With as much research and data that has been generated in the last 10 years on developmental education, one would imagine conclusions would be clearer. This academic year, NDEC hosted Alexandros Goudas, who guided us through his assessment of research that he has invested in for much of the last…

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Reading Representation: Selecting Texts for Southeast Community College’s Beginning Reading and Writing Course

March 29, 2022

Cheney Luttich The first level English course offered at Southeast Community College is Beginning Reading and Writing (ENGL960). The students come from different backgrounds.  While everyone is different, they often have one thing in common and that’s a struggle with reading. There are no guarantees students will exit the course as lovers of reading, but…

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 Making Marks: Building Relationships Through Annotation Checks 

October 12, 2021

  Cheney Luttich Being tasked with teaching annotations has been a learning curve.  As a result of SCC’s Dev. English Department’s focus on integrated reading and writing, this write-leaning instructor learned (or continues to learn) how writing and reading are inextricably linked.  Annotations are key to navigating both.  I’ve also learned that what is instinctual to me is…

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