NCEA 2022 Special Events

President's Dinner and Awards

Monday, April 18
5:15 PM (President's Dinner Reception)
6 PM (Dinner and Awards)
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Come celebrate with us at the President’s Dinner and Awards Monday, April 18 beginning with a reception at 5:15 PM CT followed by dinner and awards at 6 PM CT. 

This year, for the first time, guests will be able to join us in recognizing both the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Awards (LLP) and the President’s Awards honorees in one night. Let’s gather to recognize the heroic efforts and outstanding contributions of Catholic school leaders across our country. All are welcome to enjoy this one-of-a-kind night. 

Tickets will not be available at the door.

Please contact Laura MacDonald at (571) 257-0021 or lmacdonald@ncea.org with questions.

Superintendent Breakfast and Networking

Thursday, April 21
8 AM
Hilton New Orleans Riverside

The Superintendent Breakfast is the opportunity to connect and reconnect with your diocesan counterparts from around the country. It is open to diocesan leaders and their guests. With a modest agenda, this morning is the chance to hear from Lincoln Snyder, NCEA President/CEO and discuss ideas, successes and challenges with other superintendents.

Tickets will not be available at the door.

Enrollment Management Deep Dive



Thursday, April 21, 2 – 6 PM
Churchill A Level 2

Presenters:
Tracy Smith, Enrollment Management Specialist
Courtney Haindel, A&E Product Manager
Robin Parrish, Product Success Manager

This FACTS deep dive into enrollment management will be focused on the growth of your schools. Join us in investigating the partnership between leadership and enrollment directors, the role of faculty in retention and effective strategy and budgeting for your lead generation. This session is designed for K-12 Catholic school leadership professionals, such as principals and school heads, enrollment and admissions directors and those responsible for lead generation and retention. Attend this deep dive session and learn how to best equip your staff with the necessary enrollment management know-how!

  • The Partnership Between Enrollment and Leadership
  • Everyone is Responsible: The Faculty’s Role in Retention
  • Lead Generation/Prospect Management for Enrollment Managers
  • Hands-on Training/Help for FACTS Application & Enrollment Users

Please contact Laura MacDonald at (571) 257-0021 or lmacdonald@ncea.org with questions.

Blended Learning in Catholic Schools Symposium (BLiCSS)



Thursday, April 21, 2 – 6 PM (Day One of Two-Day Session)

Jackson Wing Level 3

Presenters:
Casey Webb, Director of Instructional Technology in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA
Alan Barnicle, Coordinator of Personalized Learning in the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT
Fr. Nate Wills, CSC, Director of Blended-Learning at the University of Notre Dame
Kourtney Bradshaw-Clay, Assistant Director of Blended-Learning at the University of Notre Dame

  • Initial Welcome and BLiCSS keynote panel
  • Affinity Group Debrief 
  • Large Group Debrief
  • Networking Reception

Come learn, network, innovate and collaborate with luminaries in the effective use of technology in the classroom to create a more personalized education for all students. BLiCSS is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame, ACE, and Higher-Powered Learning. BLiCSS is the fifth annual gathering of Catholic school teachers, leaders and visionaries who are using adaptive software to personalize instruction in their classrooms utilizing a blended learning approach. Whether a novice, expert or somewhere in between, this gathering takes a practical approach to sharing effective strategies, innovative ideas, bright spots and challenges in using data to inform instruction and give every student an education befitting their identity as a unique and beloved child of God.

Breakout Sessions Include:

  • The Top Seven Strategies for an Effective Blended Classroom
  • Coaching for Change Management: How to Get Your Team Ready for Blended Learning
  • Leveraging Data for an Effective Blended Learning Classroom
  • Blended-Learning and High-Impact Tutoring: Using Support Staff to Extend Teacher Impact
  • Highly Effective Small-Group Instruction: Best Practices from ND ACE Academies
  • Creating Sustainable School-Based Blended-Learning Models for School Leaders
  • Theory to Practice: Blended-Learning Practitioner Panel
  • Software Features: Expert Practitioners Demonstrate Cutting-Edge Software for Classroom Practice
  • Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of Technology Integration in Catholic Schools


Friday, April 22, 8 – 11:30 AM (Day Two of Two-Day Session)

Jackson Wing Level 3

Presenters:
Casey Webb, Director of Instructional Technology in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, LA
Alan Barnicle, Coordinator of Personalized Learning in the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT
Fr. Nate Wills, CSC, Director of Blended-Learning at the University of Notre Dame
Kourtney Bradshaw-Clay, Assistant Director of Blended-Learning at the University of Notre Dame

  • Welcome and COVID Recovery and Personalized Learning
  • Breakout Practitioner Sessions
  • Close-out and Call to Action

Please contact Laura MacDonald at (571) 257-0021 or lmacdonald@ncea.org with questions.