It’s back! NSEA U in-person July 13-15

Three days of fun and learning are waiting for you this summer. Explore the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, hear from one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people and laugh at some of education’s most relatable moments, all while networking and developing your professional skills.

NSEA will host its annual NSEA University July 13-15 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. Registration is open now!

Bakari Sellers
Bakari Sellers made history in 2006 when, at age 22, he defeated a 26-year incumbent to become the youngest member of the South Carolina legislature and the youngest African American elected official in the nation.

Since, Sellers has worked to address issues ranging from education and poverty to domestic violence and childhood obesity.

He was named to TIME Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list in 2010, as well as the 2014 and 2015 “The Root 100” lists of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. He plans to release his first book, “My Vanishing Country,” in May and is a political commentator on CNN.
Sellers will join members via Zoom during the Tuesday, July 13, luncheon for a presentation and Q&A session.

Gerry Brooks
Educational humorist Gerry Brooks will take center stage during the Thursday, July 15, lunch. Brooks, a full-time elementary school principal in Lexington, Kentucky, has parlayed short, humorous videos into internet sensation status by drawing on his experiences as a classroom teacher and intervention specialist. He shares his thoughts on Flair Pens, Smarkers, Carpet Time and more. He has written two books: “Go See the Principal: True Tales from the School Trenches” and “If You Give a Teacher an Assignment.”

Lincoln Zoo Tour
Tuesday, July 13, will feature an evening reception and NSEA U-only tour of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. State senators will be invited, too. The zoo opened in 1965 and now includes more than 400 animals and a miniature railroad. It is home to more than 40 endangered species and recently added giraffes and a red panda to its ranks. The endangered Sumatran tiger and threatened Galapagos turtle also reside at the zoo.

Professional Development
Dozens of professional development sessions will focus on self-care, year-round membership, social and racial justice, student engagement, retirement, building capacity within your local, bargaining, health insurance, and other opportunities for members.
Presenters will be from education associations all over the state, as well as the Nebraska Department of Education, Norby and Welding Law Firm, NEA staff, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Educators Health Alliance and NSEA staff.

Registration for NSEA U is open to members only. Please register by July 1.

The Annual Financial Report training sessions will be offered July 13 and 15. Comp Study Training will be July 13 (for experienced negotiators) and July 14 (for new negotiators). Analyzing Prevalence will be July 15. Registration for these three sessions must be complete by June 21 so NSEA can provide accurate information for each participating local association.

Those wishing to participate in the zoo tour may bring their families along and must sign up by June 30. A zoo registration link will be sent upon receipt of NSEA U registration.

There is no cost to attend NSEA U or the zoo tour. Members may request mileage reimbursement from home to the event each day for those who live 60 miles or less from the venue. For those who are eligible to voucher a hotel room (61 or more miles from the venue), mileage may be paid from home to the venue and back.

For more information or to register, go to