• 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

Get Students Doing Math and Close Achievement Gaps: Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

November 7, 2017

Research has shown that students remember 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, and up to 90% of what they do.  In this webinar you will learn how to get students "doing" math to preserve their math skills, whether over the summer or during the school year.  Learn how to use differentiated instruction strategies including daily fluency practice, problem solving and rich student discourse to bridge the gap.

Register for the Sadlier Math Webinar Series

Practice and the Game: Using Sports Language to Teach the USCCB Curriculum Framework

November 14, 2017

This webinar is for high school theology teachers who are interested in activities to engage adolescents in the USCCB Curriculum Framework using sports language. Bloom’s Taxonomy, Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages of Development, and Media Literacy will be emphasized in conjunction with course one and two of the curriculum framework. 

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Cultivating Catholic Identity Year-Round Through Service Learning

November 15, 2017

Most Catholic schools have some component of service learning as part of their annual tradition, but serving others does not have to be a seasonal activity.  This webinar will provide an overview of the value that service learning can provide in developing well-rounded, compassionate young people as well as the cross curricular applications that can be applied across the subject areas. A myriad of free opportunities for schools to get involved locally and globally will be presented, as well as the benefits of such programs to student development and school building a stronger school community rooted in Catholic Identity.

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Additional Resources

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.

Diocese of Owensboro Releases New Science Standards Embedded with Catholic Identity

"By engaging science, scripture, the Catholic tradition and Catholic social teaching in interactive and supportive relationships we can better assist our students in reflecting deeply and critically about scientific information related to everyday life and cultivate in them an informed conscience regarding the many pressing issues and problems of our world. Using both science and religion, we can help our students to make links among engineering, technology, science, and society and bring them to bear upon the common good in ways that uphold the life and dignity of the human person." - Ann Flaherty & Dr. Emily DeMoor

Educational and Pastoral Resources to Support Refugees and Migrants

In collaboration with the annual celebration of Respect Life Month in October, the bishops in the U.S. are asking Catholics around the country to help kick off the campaign by taking part in a week of prayer and action for migrants and refugees from October 7-13.

Meet the Professional Development Team

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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