• 2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference

    SOYSC 2018 will provide top-level professional development to diocesan leaders, athletic directors, coaches, assistant coaches, principals/presidents, CYO directors/coaches/coordinators or Catholic school educators who work with student athletes. This program is designed to offer practical skills, quality professional development and networking opportunities for Catholic educators. 

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  • 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference - Call for Proposals Now Open!

    The 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference (Assessment 2018) will provide top level education on how Catholic schools can implement a comprehensive assessment program to monitor student progress and inform decision-making regarding instructional programs. NCEA invites you to submit a proposal for a session at the conference that will be held in partnership with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at The Inn at Penn, A Hilton Hotel.

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  • NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

    Save the date for NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3 – 5.  Registration and the preliminary program are available!

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Professional Development

The NCEA Professional Development team continually works to increase access to opportunities for the spiritual and professional growth of our members by ongoing collaboration, curation of resources and digital and on-site training.

Eileen Ludwig Greenland Bearing Witness Summer Institute

Through Bearing Witness, participants explore the history of anti-Semitism, including the role of the Church during the Holocaust, recent changes in Catholic teachings on Jews and Judaism, issues of prejudice in contemporary society and practical strategies for teaching students about the Holocaust and anti-Semitism.  This opportunity is open to teachers or administrators that work with students in grades 6-12 in the areas of Social Studies, English or Religion.

Bearing Witness is a partnership between the ADL, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Georgetown University Center for Jewish Civilization and local dioceses.

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Upcoming Events

2018 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Conference

SOYSC 2018 will provide top-level professional development to diocesan leaders, athletic directors, coaches, assistant coaches, principals/presidents, CYO directors/coaches/coordinators or Catholic school educators who work with student athletes.  This program is designed to offer practical skills, quality professional development and networking opportunities for Catholic educators.

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NCEA 2018 Registration Now Open!


NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo will take place April 3 -5 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH and is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation, held in fellowship with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education.

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Webinars

Service Learning as an Opportunity to Create Global Citizens

February 13, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

“Works of love directed to one's neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit…” Evangelli Gaudium 37

Who are our neighbors? As technology makes the world a smaller place in some ways, there are still great divides in prosperity and opportunity across the globe. Service learning that engages students with children from around the world not only brings spiritual fruits but provides a global awareness to create responsible citizens of the world.

Register 4pm    Register 7pm


Welcome to my Spaceship!

February 20, 2018
4pm EST

In this session , attendees will learn how to transform their schools and classrooms into modern learning spaceships. We will explore the research around the benefits of creating progressive landscapes for learning.  Additionally, we will explore specific enhancements such as VR, Digital Collaboration Collaboration Canvas, and Futurist Furniture. Attendees will also engage in a dialogue with schools as to how these spaces have impacted student and community interest, engagement, and enrollment.

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Additional Resources

College Athletics and Recruiting Handbook

At Knoxville Catholic High School, about 20% of our students graduate with commitments to play sports in all college settings.  The first thing we do is work together, for the benefit of the aspiring athlete. Our Athletic Department and Guidance Department partner together with the family to help support the athletic recruitment process. We have found that by establishing our individual roles, and what we hope to accomplish as a team, families come out of the process feeling supported and happy with their college destination. We focus our efforts on four steps: assessing reality, planning, hearing from the experts, and celebrating.

First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations

The lesson plan, “First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations,” offers teachers tips on how to strike up a conversation with students about their first encounter with race and racism and turn it into a classroom discussion. The article features links to ADL educational materials on our web site.

Moments of Grace: Embedding Catholic Identity into the Science Standards

This blog is the third in a series of three blogs from the Diocese of Owensboro on the rationale and process for the development of new Diocesan Science Standards embedded with Catholic Identity. The present moment in our shared story as Catholic educators is also a moment of grace; one in which we may break through to more comprehensive ways of thinking about science and religion; one in which life, and life more abundantly, will find a way.  It is not a call to arms, but rather a call to reconciliation between faith and reason, so that we may more effectively lead our students to live in wholeness and holiness in one sacred life community.

Meet the Professional Development Team

Who Are Exceptional Learners
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