Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative

Because materials matter for all Nebraska students.

Holtus Convention Center, 3131 Holen Avenue, York, NE
FREE professional learning opportunity with  breakfast and lunch provided
Monday, September 30, 2019
8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Empowering your Teaching Through Guided Inquiry: Moving from Informational to Transformational Teaching

This highly interactive workshop, facilitated by Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm, author and internationally recognized educator,will engage teachers in understanding the instructional shifts of Nebraska’s College and Career Ready Standards for ELA. Learn ways to think about text selection for whole-class, small-group, and individual choice reading, and how to help students select books at their current states of need and challenge. Teachers will learn about questioning and discussion strategies that improve both reading and writing, and about procedural feedback as an evidence-based response strategy useful in responding to their reading, and to the writing of peers. Guidance in planning how to integrate the day’s learning into one’s teaching will be provided throughout the day.

For more information, contact Dr. Marissa Payzant ( or Dr. Abby Burke (

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Thursday & Friday, November 7th & November 8th, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Nebraska Materials Adaptation Project Training

  • High-quality instructional materials are an essential ingredient to a system that supports student learning – put simply, materials matter! The goal of the Nebraska Materials Adaptation Project, facilitated by the Nebraska Department of Education in collaboration with Student Achievement Partners, is to offer guidance on how to best use or adapt essential features of Wonders in order to more closely align the materials to the expectations of rigorous college -and career-ready standards.
  • Location: Northeast Community College – Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, NE
  • For more information, contact Marissa Payzant (

Nebraska Materials Adaptation Project Training Flyer