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 akopp@ncea.org.

Upcoming Webinars

Global Engagement through Catholic Social Justice and Service Learning

Educate and involve your students in corporal works of mercy while giving them a global perspective of solidarity and social justice through hands-on service projects. This webinar will discuss the spiritual and educational benefits of incorporating service learning into your school year. A specific highlight of the Box of Joy program will be included, which is a hands-on service opportunity for Catholic schools and parishes. Learn how to receive free supplies from Cross Catholic Outreach for this spiritually engaging and mutually beneficial act of mercy that connects your students and the love of God with children around the world.

Presented in Partnership with:  
Wednesday March 29, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

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Defining Assessment Literacy

Assessment literacy has many definitions, and is sometimes confused with data literacy. What is the difference between the two terms? What knowledge or skills do educators need to be assessment literate? How do leaders support staff in deepening assessment literacy skills?

Learning Targets

  • Describe attributes of an assessment-literate educator
  • Reflect on key skills educators need to build assessment literacy
  • Identify structures to support assessment literacy

Presented in partnership with:
Thursday March 30, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

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21st Century Evangelization: Igniting the Catholic Imagination of the School Community

Pope Francis continually invites us to seek innovative ways to infuse our church and school communities with the joy of the Gospel as revealed in the Sacred Teachings and Traditions of the Catholic Church. Our Catholic schools are called to present this joyful message in a relevant, accessible and integrated manner. Due to the complexities of our 21st century world, including rapid technological advancement, changing family dynamics and competing socio-religious ideologies, nurturing the faith of our school communities requires an ongoing commitment to fostering the Catholic imagination of the young. The very heart of this imagination is a sacramental vision of life – an ability to see depth, possibility and the eternal in both the ordinary and extraordinary. Catholic schools must be communities of faith where the young are encouraged to develop a sacramental vision of life. This goal can be accomplished by implementing programs and lesson planning that bridge the cognitive and experiential realms of faith development and learning. This particular webinar will focus on practical ways to capture the sacramental imagination of students through authentic religious instruction, cross-curricular learning and virtue development. During the webinar, administrators and teachers will garner a variety of programmatic and pedagogical practices that have proven effective in igniting the Catholic imagination of the school community.

Presented in partnership with: 

Tuesday April 4, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

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Getting the Most out of your ESSA Funding

Catapult Learning is pleased to present Lee Anne Housley, Vice President, Instructional Excellence, who will be discussing strategies for the effective use of your Title funding. Given the upcoming changes brought about by the introduction of ESSA, and the dollars associated with it, how do we utilize those funds to the fullest extent in service to our students and staff? What does our data tell us about the needs of our students and teachers? How can these funds create sustainable changes in teaching and learning that impact student achievement? What are other school leaders planning? During this webinar, leaders will have an opportunity to share and discuss ideas, learn about new products and services, and reflect on their next steps.

Presented in Partnership with:  Catapult Learning

Wednesday April 5, 2017
4:00pm EST

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Responsive Classroom

How do teachers use data (evidence of learning) to build lessons that allow them to be responsive to student feedback received during the lesson? Walk through the components of Responsive Lesson Planning as an unfolding process of collecting evidence of learning (student feedback), considering choice possibilities and the implications, then relating the choice to practical adjustment decisions. Explore instructional strategies to support your responsive instruction.

Learning Targets

  • Identify components of responsive instruction based on student feedback
  • Identify instructional strategies to integrate into responsive instruction
  • Presented in partnership with:
    Thursday April 6, 2014
    4:00pm or 7:00pm

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    Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Adolescent Brain


    This webinar will define culturally responsive teaching and outline factors in which current students are motivated.  These research based strategies are applicable to the whole student body.  We will look at ways to meet students' needs at the cultural level and examine the need to build a culturally competent team.  As a group we'll reflect and evaluate our own cultural nuances and what makes us click. More often than not, it's enlightening to see the impact that culture has on us and how it influences our behavior/teaching.  Investigate the basic functions of the adolescent brain to help identify factors that excite the mind in the classroom.  I'll leave you with a few exercises to consider moving forward. I'll ask for teachers to be more explicit with teaching culture (American and foreign culture) in their classroom. The exercises ask of teachers to look at examples of cultural education and how they can modify their lessons in the future.  Presented by Nicholas Wilson, Director of Educational Services for Three W International.

    Presented in Partnership with:  3W International

    Tuesday April 25, 2017
    4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

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    Digital Learning Trends at Private Schools

    School leaders are invited to discover the latest research on the role of technology in learning and get answers to these big issues in your school community:

  • What parents and principals think is “extremely important” for students’ success
  • What will help students the most to develop college and career readiness skills
  • Which classes will benefit the most from the use of new instructional technology
  • Why a growing number of high school principals are allowing BYOD
  • What factors are driving the growth of paperless learning
  • Presented in partnership with:

    Tuesday April 25, 2017
    1:00pm or 4:00pm EST

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    Essentials of Core Reading Instruction 

    Teachers in grades 3-8: are you looking to energize your reading instruction? This webinar will discuss key components that are essential for reading instruction. These will include the Gradual Release of Responsibility to teach comprehension, the strategy of close reading for comprehension, vocabulary instruction, and free-choice reading. Throughout we will talk about what structures support this instruction.  Presented by Michelle Lia, Assistant Director of Professional Development for Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education.

    Thursday April 27, 2017
    4:00pm or 7:00pm EST

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