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.


  • National Bearing Witness Summer Institute - Apply by April 15th 

    Join Catholic school educators from across the United States for Bearing Witness™, a six-day all-expenses-paid* intensive study experience designed to give you the skills and resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities.

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  • 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference - June 18-20, 2018

    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. We invite you to attend!

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Lenten Resources

Lent is a season of simple living. As the entire Church prepares for the great celebration of Christ’s Paschal Mystery in the Easter Triduum, Catholics make special efforts to pray, do penance, and do good works. Every day of the forty-day Lenten season is an opportunity to live simply and prepare for Easter.

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Upcoming Events

2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference Registration 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. We invite you to attend!

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Webinars

Classroom Learning Labs: Building Powerful Conversations Around the Craft of Teaching

Thursday, April 19 2018
4:00 PM EDT

Classroom Learning Labs are supportive and structured discussions around observations of classroom teaching that promote self-reflection and learning among colleagues. Attendees will participate in elements of a CLL to experience the rich dialogue that occurs during guided conversations focused on the craft of strong Catholic school teaching. Teacher leaders will share their experiences with CLLs and how using the expertise among colleagues in a diocese has created immediate impact in instructional practices.

Presented by Jill Annable

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Much Better Staff and PD Meetings

Monday, April 24, 2018
4:00pm or 7:00 PM EDT

How do you make student work much more interesting, both for them and for you? We'll look at this in the context of simple video projects, including time to practice with Adobe Spark Video, which is perhaps the most user-friendly of all online video editing tools. If you've wanted your students to take their work to another level and think video might be the right tool to make it happen, then this session is for you! This session is geared toward classroom teachers. Participants will learn how to create simple videos for teaching and for a variety of student projects, as well as learn about opportunities to have students participate in free service and academic video contests.

Presented by Rushton Hurley

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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