• 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.

Sports and Faith

"Sports and Faith" was contributed by Christopher Cosentino, president of St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, Maryland. Join him live on October 19th at 4 PM or 7 PM EDT where he will offer strategies and resources during his presentation, "Soul of Youth Sports: The Coachable Athlete."

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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

Pose Planned, Intentional Questions to Get Students Talking Mathematically

December 12, 2017

Participants will examine the power of rich discourse in deepening students' understanding of math.  Attendees will explore ways to use purposeful questions to jump-start rich student discourse and increase collaboration.  They will learn how conversation starters, meaningful questions, and the four operations can be used to gain insight into teaching and learning.  Participants will receive a "Why Use Discourse in the Math Classroom?" downloadable resource to support implementation of productive math discourse.

Register - 4pm EST

Focused Marketing to Grow Enrollment 

January 9, 2017

In this innovative approach to marketing planning and execution we address the constraints experienced by school leaders and admissions directors.  Specifically, the management of multiple critical responsibilities and the resulting prioritization and focus challenges.

In this highly interactive session, we hyper-focus on key aspects of marketing planning.  Participants will be guided through the planning process, resulting in a scale able marketing plan that can be immediately implemented to drive your enrollment growth efforts throughout the year.

Register - 1PM EST   


Introduction to Singing and Conducting Gregorian Chant

January 10, 2018

Designed for teachers who are new to conducting chant (and even to singing it), this seminar will cover the basics of reading pneumatic (square-note) notation, as well as give an introduction to understanding the rhythm and phrasing of the chant according to the classical Solesmes method. Building on these basics, conductors will progress through a series of basic gestures and exercises, culminating in the conducting of a Kyrie by the end of the session.

Handouts will be given with additional exercises and resources for developing skills further, and teaching tips for helping young singers understand conducting gestures and sing expressively will be addressed.

Register - 4pm EST

 

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.

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Who Are Exceptional Learners
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NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo

Save the date! NCEA 2018 Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, April 3–5.

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NCEA 2018 Awards

Visit the NCEA Call for Nominations Awards Portal to nominate outstanding individuals and organizations.

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Renew Your Membership Today!

Continue to take advantage of the tools, resources and opportunities your NCEA membership provides!

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