NCEA Webinars

NCEA webinars cover trending and need-to-know topics relevant to your career in Catholic education.  All participants will receive the recorded webinar and presentation files for reference and inclusion among other professional learning resources. For inquiries regarding webinars, contact Andrea Chavez-Kopp, Assistant Director for Educational and Formation Programs at

Upcoming Webinars

Missionary Discipleship Webinar Series: The Value and Quality of All Life

January 25, 2017
4pm EST

Explore the call of the catechist to be a Missionary Disciple. For the seasons of Advent, Lent and Easter, NCCL, NFCYM, NCEA and CRS will accompany catechists in unpacking Catholic Social Teaching and its direct link to the Baptismal call of missionary discipleship. Each session will be offered prior to the liturgical season listed to equip participants with tools and resources for the upcoming weeks to be used for personal and communal reflection. 
This session will have a focus on Rights and Responsibilities, Preferential Option for the Poor and Vulnerable and Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers.

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Introduction to Singing and Conducting Gregorian Chant

January 29, 2018
4pm EST

Designed for teachers who are new to conducting chant (and even to singing it), this seminar will cover the basics of reading neumatic (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.  

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The Power of Simple Video

January 30, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

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 discover opportunities to have students participate in free service and academic video contests.

Presented by: Rushton Hurley

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Welcome to the Modern Learning Revolution

January 31, 2018
4pm EST

In this session we will explore the trends and changes in the world that led to the Modern Learning Revolution; the trend in education mandates educators to prepare students for success in the future, global, and technical world. We will also provide an overview of the topics in the series as well review the new NCEA Thesis  Link – the host for all modern learning resources including links to info on this webinar series  AND access to cooperative pricing on tools, manipulatives, and more! 
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Digital Bullying: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

February 1, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

Much attention has been given to cyber-bullying in the past decade, but technology and students are much more sophisticated now.  There are a plethora of digital means of communication that can be used for both good and bad.  It is virtually impossible to keep your students completely unplugged from technology, nor should you!  21st-century learning environments provide great opportunity and new challenges to parents, educators, and students.  This webinar will provide a primer on what to watch out for in and out of the classroom in digital communication and tips for how to use core Catholic values to form responsible and safe digital citizens that help protect against bullying behaviors in your school community.

Presented by:  Jodee Blanco

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Unlocking Student Talent

February 6, 2018
4pm EST

As education leaders, our mission is to ensure students build expertise. Yet many of us remain unaware of essential research into how expertise is truly developed. Guided by inaccurate folklore around “talent,” we unconsciously limit our students’ aspirations and fail to align our schools and classrooms for optimal growth.

Now for the good news: we can promote expertise systematically and consistently.

Join Dr. Gene Kerns—co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent—to learn how to ignite your students’ true potential. Topics include:
  • Creating a culture of motivation across your school and diocese
  • Using deliberate practice to boost student achievement
  • Discovering the critical role of coaching in helping teachers teach and students learn
  • Understanding how Renaissance® solutions and best practices support the development of student expertise

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STEM: Bringing it All Together

February 7, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

This webinar is the 3rd in a 3 part series. You can view parts 1 & 2 on-demand and register for this session via the link below.
Part 3 will cover:

  • Building the STEM Curriculum
  • Assessing the STEM Curriculum
  • STEM AS a Community Endeavor
  • STEM As a Basis for Lifelong Learning

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Who Runs the World? Reaching Millennial Moms of Preschoolers

February 8, 2018
4pm & 7pm EST

Millennial moms are a powerful audience. They are decision-influencers and, in increasingly large numbers, they're also the breadwinners in their respective households. It's important to reach this new generation of parents early so you can build a strong foundation of long-term loyalty to your school. In this workshop, we'll break down how these mothers think, evaluate, and decide, and we'll give you key marketing strategies that target the millennial moms in your community. 

  • Attendees will learn how to effectively target and enroll millennial families in their community by studying the habits of millennial mothers.
  • Attendees will discover key statistics that show that millennial enrollment is vital to the health and wellness of their institution.

Presented in Partnership with:  

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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.

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Dos and Don'ts of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest Advertising

February 15, 2018
4pm EST and 7pm EST

Targeted Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest advertising campaigns can help boost your school's marketing efforts, but it's important to learn key Do's and Don'ts to get the biggest return on your investment. What kind of ads will resonate? Which will fall flat? How do you attract prospective families across platforms? In this learning session, we'll discover school advertising best practices together.

  • Attendees will learn which types of ads are most effective and the best way to design their ads for maximum reach and engagement. how to write compelling copy, and more.
  • Attendees will learn how to write compelling ad copy, use photos and videos effectively, and how to design ads for cross-platform success.

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Archived webinars  are available on the NCEA YouTube Channel.