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


Working with Catholic Media: How to Get Your Story Told

Working with the media to get your story told doesn’t have to be as daunting as some might think. The first hurdle is having a story to tell -- and all Catholic schools have at least one story to proclaim. The second hurdle is getting someone to read it and then print it or broadcast it. The nuts and bolts of putting together a good story don’t always come naturally and pitching that story to the media can be intimidating. With Catholic Schools Week just around the corner, beginning January 29, it’s a good time to find the story you want to tell about the good news in Catholic schools. This presentation is designed to help school communications/public relations personnel feel more confident about putting together a press release that garners attention and how to work with the media and maintain an effective relationship. Experts on both sides of Catholic school news will talk about their successes and failures as well as answer questions. 

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Tuesday,  January 10, 2017
at 4:00 p.m. EST


Edcamps: A Free and Teacher-Driven Professional Development Movement

Have you ever participated in a professional development event that you felt wasted your time, didn't address your needs or was a waste of money? If so, it is time for you to consider Edcamp as a PD alternative. These events are free, easy to reproduce and will energize your colleagues and staff. No matter what your role in education, you can benefit from learning more about the Edcamp model. 

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Wednesday,  January 11, 2017
4:00 p.m.  EST


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 1

Join panelists for Q & A about the content presented by master teacher Cardinal Wuerl from the Archdiocese of Washington. This webinar is intended to help "unpack" the content in the video presentation. Part 2 of the series will follow on January 25th where another panel will take questions addressing how these concepts apply to various ministries.

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Wednesday,  January 18, 2017
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST


The Every Student Succeeds Act: Impact on Private Schools

This session provides attendees an opportunity to learn about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. U.S. Department of Education staff will provide an overview of new guidance followed by a question and answer session. 

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Thursday,  January 19, 2017
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST


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
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