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 Kopp, Manager of Educational Resources at

Upcoming Webinars


Diocesan Choral Festivals: Guidelines and Organization

“Diocesan Choral Festivals build Catholic identity and performing excellence in an atmosphere of fun and worship for students in elementary grades, middle school and high school. Listen to two national experts describe the organization, scheduling and planning of the day, performance standards, music selection, clinician’s role and other related topics.  Enjoy a short reading session of recommended opening and closing songs. Build camaraderie between schools and raise performance standards in your diocese.  

The webinar will be led by AFPC President Lee Gwozdz and Dr. Catherine Muzzy. Mr. Gwozdz serves as Director of Music at Corpus Christi Cathedral and Director of Sacred Music for the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, where a thriving music ministry embraces singers in grades one through twelve as well as adults. He is sought after as a clinician for children's voices and conductor of children's choir festivals. Dr. Muzzy is the dynamic principal at St. Edward the Confessor School in Dana Point, CA. An active advocate of arts in schools, Dr. Muzzy has organized numerous Diocesan Choral Festivals and serves as a member of the AFPC Board of Directors.”

Monday, January 23, 2017
4:00 p.m. EST

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Best Practices for Developing an Effective School Website

Catholic schools rely on their website for marketing enrollment efforts. Research shows that prospective families are more than 75% into the decision process before they make an attempt to contact the school. As the main communication vehicle for Catholic schools, a website should not only be well-designed but convey the school's story, build trust, reflect positively on the school, and provide a positive experience for all website users. In this webinar, you will learn best practices to planning and creating a successful school's website.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
2:00 p.m. EST

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Amoris Laetitia: Engaging for Mission Part 2

Join panelists for Q & A about the ministerial application of the content presented by master teacher Cardinal Donald Wuerl from the Archdiocese of Washington. The panel will take questions addressing how these concepts apply to various ministries. This session is the final of 8 in the series. For more information about how to find the archived recordings of the series, contact Andrea Kopp at

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Wednesday,  January 25, 2017
2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. EST


STREAM Live! Six Innovative Ideas & Tools to Jumpstart STREAM at Your School  

Featuring Jonathan Gerlach, Discovery's International Director, STEM Education 

Join acknowledged leader in North American K-12 STEM initiatives, Jonathan Gerlach, who will help you understand: 

  • National trends and thinking in STEM education, college & career readiness
  • How to overcome ongoing challenges of enrollment marketing with STREAM
  • Key elements for Catholic education leaders in adopting and integrating a STREAM focus
  • Six key ideas to help jumpstart a cultural shift around STREAM teaching and learning at your school
 Thursday,  January 26, 2017
4:00 p.m. EST
Presented in partnership with


Implementing a Multi-tiered System of Support for ELA and Math

Does your school have a plan for ensuring all students succeed? Is your intervention plan working? How do you know?
In this session, you will learn how to effectively use a multi-tiered system of support, Grades 1–8, that includes planning, instruction, assessment, and data analysis to ensure all students reach or exceed proficiency.  

Presented in Partnership with  
Thursday February 2, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST


Preparing for USDOE Consultation Visits

1. The attendee will learn the process (overview) for special education meetings in collaboration with the Local Educational Agency (LEA) representatives. 
2. The attendee will receive a checklist and list of questions in preparation for the meeting with the LEA representatives. 
3. The attendee will be offered the opportunity to ask questions concerning preparation and meetings with the LEA representatives. 

Presented in Partnership with   
Wednesday February 8, 2017
4:00pm EST


Press Play: 15 Tips for Easily Creating School Marketing Videos


Periscope. Vimeo. YouTube. Instagram. Facebook. Boomerang. If you aren't using video to market your school yet, or you need tips on how to do it affordably and easily, join us for a workshop that takes a closer look at using video to enhance school marketing campaigns. We'll explore the most effective platforms, share content ideas, and help you create fun, engaging videos that don't require an editing room. 
• Attendees will leave the session with affordable tools to make compelling marketing video in their schools. 
• Attendees will learn tips for enhancing video and promoting it to prospective and current families.

Presented in Partnership with   

Thursday February 9, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST


Mindset Matters: How Improved Self-Talk Can Propel Your School to the Next Level

Organizations, large or small, have their own Self-Talk, which is reflected in outward performance. While you may not be consciously aware of this conversation, it is constantly building and reinforcing the beliefs you hold about yourself and your school.  True success is achieved when the Mindset of individuals is aligned towards the same vision. By transforming your team's foundation of beliefs, habits and attitudes, you will be ready to drive improvement in enrollment, retention and student performance.  Join The Pacific Institute, a proud NCEA Corporate Partner, as it reveals HOW positive Self-Talk can IGNITE fresh thinking, to ALIGN the Mindset of your school, ACCELERATING your performance.  Featured guest, Donna Moss, Principal of Cathedral School, Raleigh NC, will share WHY Self-Talk and Mindset are critical to her team's growth; and how she and The Pacific Institute are collaborating to take Cathedral School to new levels of achievement.

Presented in Partnership with

Thursday February 16th, 2017
4:00pm EST


Charism and Culture

Cultivating a distinct charism that transcends the school’s entire culture presents opportunities for contemporary Catholic schools to enhance their Catholic identity in an appealing and meaningful way for their local setting. Join author Dr. Timothy Cook for this webinar that explores how each Catholic school has a charism to be integrated throughout school culture and how it is also a spiritual asset to Catholic school vitality.

Presented by  

Wednesday Februray 22, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST


Effective Communication in Difficult Situations: Transforming Tense Situations into Opportunities for Parent Partnerships

If you’ve ever had to deal with an over-bearing or difficult parent, this workshop will help you work effectively and efficiently together. I’ll provide specific strategies on how to handle the irate, unreasonable parent who storms into the office, frustrated and unwilling to listen, and begins bullying the school. If you're a teacher, counselor or principal, you know firsthand how difficult it can be to calm that parent down and get them to listen and behave like an adult. How do you communicate with the irrational parent, motivate him/her to work with the school in everyone's best interests? What shouldn't you say to an angry, bullying parent and why, and what should you say and do? What are the three tenants of credibility in communication and how do you apply those tenants to successfully win over even the most stubborn, challenging parent, inspire understanding, and most importantly, collaborate on viable solutions that you implement successfully together? I’ll show you how you can transform a tense situation with a parent into an opportunity to forge a productive, rewarding partnership that enriches the school, the student, and the student's family.

Presented by Jodee Blanco

Thursday February 23, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST


Visit the 
NCEA Webinar Archive for previously aired webinars.


NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo

Celebrate, acquire new knowledge and renew your spirit in St. Louis!


Momentum Magazine

NCEA’s award-winning signature publication focuses on the mission themes of Lead. Learn. Proclaim.


Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

January 29 - February 4, 2017