Randy Bretz, co-curator of TEDxLincoln, (www.tedxlincoln.com), is seeking involvement with schools, libraries and organizations in four or five communities strategically placed around our state to help us recruit presentations and performances as well as to host viewing sites for our live events. The TEDxLincoln organizers hope that Speech and Debate coaches across Nebraska will see these events as an opportunity to have their students attend one of the viewing sites.
TEDxLincoln, an event that was initiated in 2011 among a small group in Lincoln, has grown to include two major live events with a vision to give Nebraskans an opportunity to share ideas and performances that can contribute to a better world. Since our first event in 2011, we’ve shared nearly 100 presentations and performances to audiences attending the live events as well as a large number of participants who have joined us online. We’ve touched more than two million world-wide as a result, and we’re looking to grow.
For the upcoming school year, two viewing parties have been set:
- TEDxYouth@Lincoln August 16, 2014
- TEDxLincoln Main November 14, 2014
The NSCTA Convention was a great success. A big thank you to our Convention VPs: Patsy and Skip!
We had tremendous representation by individuals across the entire state; we had 152 attendees. A few items of note:
- Convention Recorder Notes. Recorder notes are available to paid NSCTA member--regardless of whether you attended convention. You must register on this website (use the Login link to the left) and please use the same email you used to register for membership and convention. We're still missing some recorder notes; if you were a session recorder, please use the link at the top of this page to send those in.
- Election Results. Congratulations to these three and thanks for you willingness to serve:
- Brenda Broeker will be the convention VP.
- Peggy Belt will be the new President Elect.
- Jeffrey Horner will remain the membership VP.
- 2014 Convention. Mark your calendars for next year's convention in Grand Island. September 25 - 27.
Good luck this year!
NSCTA AWARD Winners this year!
- Dale E. Black Young Teacher: Becky Stahr, York
- John Thurber Distinguished Educator: Tommy Bender, Lincoln Southeast
- Gerald Oswald Outstanding Service: Skip Altig, North Platte