Sessions by Track

The sessions listed below are categorized primarily by track, then by date, time and domain. Please note that not all 2018 Convention sessions are listed; only a handful of featured sessions are below. A full session listing will be available within the mobile app which will become available in the weeks leading up to the Convention. Session dates and times are subject to change.

 
 
Track: Administrator's Toolbox
   
Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM 
Treading on Sacred Ground: Building Collaboration with Colleagues Ken Willers Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
10:45 AM 
New Wineskins: Leadership for Catholic School Innovation Thomas Kiely Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
10:45 AM 
Understanding and Using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic
Schools (NSBECS) 
Lorraine Ozar Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM 
Current and Emerging Hot Topics in School Law: What Every Catholic Educator Needs to Know Sr. Mary Angela
Shaughnessy, SCN  
Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM  
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Benefits Available to Catholic School Students, Teachers
and Education Personnel 
Dale McDonald Governance & Leadership
Thursday, April 5
11:15 AM 
Empowering Confidence with the IDEA Consultation Process Pamela Allen Governance & Leadership


Track: Inclusive Communities

Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM 
Successful Strategies for Engaging the Latino Community Juana Graber Academic Excellence
Tuesday, April 3
1:30 PM 
Applying the Lessons of 'One Spirit, One Body'; Creating Systems to Serve Students with
Disabilities
Michael Boyle Academic Excellence
Tuesday, April 3
1:30 PM 
Teaching and Leading in Turbulent Times: How to Navigate Discussions about Racism, Politics
& Current Events in Your Catholic School and Diocese
Heather Gossart Mission & Catholic Identity
Wednesday, April 4
10:45 AM
Exceptional Learners: What Should Student Service Programs Look Like in Catholic Schools? Raul Escarpio Academic Excellence
Wednesday, April 4 
3:15 PM 
Own Your Story - Increasing Student Diversity and Belonging Through Mentoring Michael Warner Academic Excellence
Thursday, April 5
11:15 AM 
Our Legacy and Our Future: A Framework for Serving English Language Learners in Our
Catholic Schools
Clare Roach Academic Excellence


Track: Innovation

Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM
Podcasting Start to Finish Timothy Uhl Academic Excellence
Tuesday, April 3
1:30 PM 
Creating Age Appropriate Makerspaces and STEM Labs Christopher Riley Academic Excellence
Wednesday, April 4 
9:15 AM 
Fake News, Faith, and Formation: Digital Citizenship in the Context of a Catholic School JD Ferries-Rowe Academic Excellence
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
Lights, iPad Cameria, Action: Using Video to Engage Your Students Zee Poerio Academic Excellence
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
School Admin Technology Workflow 2.0 - Improve Time and Efficiency William Brannick Governance & Leadership
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
Teaching UpSTREAM on a Dollar Store Budget: Strategies for Making Math and Science Fun
and Engaging!
Sr. Edward Quinn Academic Excellence

 
Track: Administrator's Toolbox
   
Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM 
Treading on Sacred Ground: Building Collaboration with Colleagues Ken Willers Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
10;45 AM 
New Wineskins: Leadership for Catholic School Innovation Thomas Kiely Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
10;45 AM 
Understanding and Using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) Lorraine Ozar Governance & Leadership 
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM 
Current and Emerging Hot Topics in School Law: What Every Catholic Educator Needs to Know  Sr. Mary Angela 
Shaughnessy, SCN  
Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM  
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Benefits Available to Catholic School Students, Teachers and Education
Personnel
Dale McDonald Governance & Leadership
Thursday, April 5
11:15 AM 
Empowering Confidence with the IDEA Consultation Process Pamela Allen Governance & Leadership
 
Track: Administrator's Toolbox
   
Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM 
Treading on Sacred Ground: Building Collaboration with Colleagues Ken Willers Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4  
10;45 AM 
New Wineskins: Leadership for Catholic School Innovation Thomas Kiely Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
10;45 AM 
Understanding and Using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) Lorraine Ozar Governance & Leadership 
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM 
Current and Emerging Hot Topics in School Law: What Every Catholic Educator Needs to Know  Sr. Mary Angela 
Shaughnessy, SCN  
Governance & Leadership 
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM  
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Benefits Available to Catholic School Students, Teachers and Education
Personnel
Dale McDonald Governance & Leadership
Thursday, April 5
11:15 AM 
Empowering Confidence with the IDEA Consultation Process Pamela Allen Governance & Leadership

Track:  Missionary Discipleship
 Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM
Evangelizing and Forming Families in the Joy of the Gospel; Kathie Amidei Mission & Catholic Identity
Wednesday, April 4
9:15 AM 
Developing the Art of Teaching Religion - The Touchstones of a High School Religion Teacher
and Evangelii Gaudium 
Timothy Mueting Mission & Catholic Identity
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM
Apprenticing Young People for Vibrant Sacramental Living James Pauley Mission & Catholic Identity
Wednesday, April 4
3:15 PM 
Missionary Discipleship for Disciple-Makers David Spesia Mission & Catholic Identity
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
Grateful Remembering - The Heart of Missionary Discipleship Sara Blauvelt Mission & Catholic Identity


Track: Strategic Leadership

Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Wednesday, April 4
10:45 AM 
We Need School Leaders Prepared to Cultivate Strong, Positive, Intentional Catholic School
Culture 
Steven Virgadamo Mission & Catholic Identity
Wednesday, April 4
3:15 PM 
The Role of the School Staff in Enrollment Management Nick Regina Operational Vitality
Wednesday, April 4
3:15 PM  
To Turn Around a School: Strategies and Perspectives in Improving School Quality and Vitality McKenna Corrigan Governance & Leadership
Wednesday, April 4
3:15 PM  
Vision Without Traction is Halluciantion Jerry Deegan Governance & Leadership
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
Enrollment and Viability: Creating a Clear Picture of Your School Renee White Operational Vitality
Thursday, April 5
9;30 AM 
Ready! Set! Go! 7 Practical Processes/Exercises to Improve Your Development / Advancement/
Marketing Efforts 
Frank Donaldson Operational Vitality


Track:  Teaching and Learning
 
 Date / Time Session Title Primary Speaker Domain
Tuesday, April 3
11:00 AM
Homework - A Help or Hindrance for Authentic Learning? Cathy Johns Academic Excellence
Tuesday, April 3
1:30 PM
Tired of Taking Away Recess and Giving Detentions? Teach and Motivate Positive Behaviors
Through PBIS 
Sandria Morten Academic Excellence
Wednesday, April 4
10:45 AM 
Teaching with the 4C's: Instructional Models for 21st Century Instruction Clare Kilbane Academic Excellence
Wednesday, April 4
1:30 PM 
A Match Made in Heaven: Professional Learning Communities in Catholic Schools Mary Jane Krebbs Academic Excellence
Thursday, April 5
9:30 AM 
The Power of Digital Images for Teaching and Learning Rushton Hurley Academic Excellence