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:

From Our Blog

No Time for Crickets, NDEC Conference is Here

September 16, 2020

Phip Ross It’s been crickets in the blog here and the season for crickets and critters trying to get inside is upon us as the season cools. We are too busy to chase crickets. As I sit in my chair within earshot of my granddaughter playing in the backyard with neighbor girls, I am reflecting…

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Are you there, it’s me: Teacher-Student Texting Mid-Semester

April 13, 2020

Phip Ross Below is a copy of a text conversation I had last night, as I write this. This student had dropped out last semester of my class. She works three jobs and is a non-native speaker living at home. We had planned to meet via Zoom earlier in the day—at noon, she requested, but…

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Principle 1: How Do We Value Our Students?

February 4, 2020

By Phip Ross From the Council on Basic Writing Blog “Towards a Position Statement on Basic Writing,” our NDEC folks began to explore the meaning of the five principles shared here at our October 2019 conference in Lincoln. In small groups we discussed the implications of these principles and imagined how we might revise them…

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