Nebraska Dev Ed

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

Priming the Brain with Anticipation Guides in IRW Practice

July 16, 2019

By Lois Todd-Meyer These are a few thoughts I wanted to share after reading the article The Fall, and Rise, of Reading: Students often don’t complete assigned reading. Professors are finding ways to solve that puzzle, by Steven Johnson. My sense is that pre-teaching is becoming more important in helping to establish an authentic purpose in the minds…

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Communities of Practice: A Room for Ourselves

May 22, 2019

Graphic illustration by Nitya Wakhlu, produced at the Experience Engagement conference in October 2015. A reflection of NADE 2019 by contributor Phip Ross When we started our shift to a dynamic* sequence of developmental English pedagogy and structure in 2014, I started using the phrase community of practice (CoP) during our meetings. While my use…

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We’re More Alike Than You Know

March 30, 2019

by Kristi Leibhart I’ve been teaching developmental or foundational English classes in both reading and writing at NPCC for the past five years and it just occurred to me: I, too, was once a developmental student. Yes, I’m qualified to teach these students. They are in good hands. I’m well-qualified. I spent my entire life…

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