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 Chavez-Kopp, Assistant Director for Educational and Formation Programs at

Upcoming Webinars

Inviting Jesus Into Your Classroom: Teacher as Spiritual Leader

Thursday, September 06, 2018
4:00 PM EDT

Start your school year off by creating intentional time and space for a Christ-centered classroom.  From daily routines, physical layout, assignments and the school/liturgical year, this webinar gives easy and practical tips for inviting Jesus into your classroom this year. Content will be shared for teachers of all grade levels.

Presented by Andrea D. Chavez-Kopp, NCEA


One Day Against Hate: Facilitating Conversations of Understanding in Your Catholic Community

Monday, September 10, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

Oneday – October 1, 2018 is a national day of action where individuals from all walks of life come together to stand up to hate and spark a million conversations of understanding. Often people hate what they don’t understand. We believe that fighting hate begins with understanding someone else’s life experience – and that understanding begins with a conversation.  
This webinar will discuss how your school or parish can join in this national movement as well as providing practical tools and resources to lead Oneday conversations in your local community. 

Presented in Partnership: NCEA, NCCL


Creating a Bully-Proof Classroom Culture

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
4:00 or 7:00PM EDT

Learn how to embed core Catholic values into your classroom management to create a culture that prevents bullying before it starts. Bestselling author, Jodee Blanco, will discuss her experiences as a bullying survivor and give suggestions to build the social-emotional skills of compassion and empathy for all learners.

Presented by Jodee Blanco


Moving Beyond Checking Boxes: Creating Meaningful Service Experiences in Your Catholic School Community

Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:00 or 7:00 PM EDT

The beginning of the school year is a great to time plan a comprehensive approach to service learning.  In this webinar, we will examine best practices for creating a year-long plan for bringing your Catholic community together through service to others. Ideas and resources will be shared for engaging your students, parish and families in a hands-on approach to Missionary Discipleship.
Presented in Partnership: Cross Catholic Outreach

Student Analytics: Making the Most of Information from Summative Assessments

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00 PM EDT

The assessment of student achievement continues to be a fundamental and significant source of information in our society. While recognizing that achievement data are powerful, we must always guide towards appropriate use and interpretation. Test designers, developers and researchers must balance the complexity of validating assessments while also recognizing that it is the information from assessments that determines the contribution and value to our students, educators and policymakers. It is the translation of test results into usable and accessible information that should drive all test design and development and ultimately impact the appropriate and supported uses of a test. Users of assessment information should be able to use it to the greatest advantage to inform instruction for students. 

Presented in partnership with HMH


Getting Started with 3D Printing

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

Now that many schools have 3D Printers, the question is "How do I use it in my classroom?". In this webinar, educators will learn the basic vocabulary, see 3D Design software (TinkerCAD), and learn about a wide variety of successful lessons. Teachers will also learn about where to find ideas, ways to get students started creating, and have the opportunity to ask questions along the way. Participants are sure to leave this webinar full of ideas and excited to get started on projects!

Presented by: Keven Rinaman


Box of Joy: A Ministry for Your Whole Community This Advent

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
7:00PM EDT

Gift giving is a wonderful, meaningful part of that experience. Unfortunately, severe poverty deprives many children in developing countries of this joy. Their parents are too poor to provide even one simple Christmas present. 

Through Cross Catholic Outreach’s Box of Joy program, you can ensure these children are not deprived of Christmas blessings this year. By packing a Christmas gift box and sponsoring the cost of its shipment, you can deliver a Box of Joy to a child overseas who would otherwise receive nothing. Now is the time to start planning for this Advent ministry designed not only to serve those in need overseas, but to unite your Catholic community.

Presented in Partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach


Teaching About Islam in Catholic Schools: Who Speaks for Islam?

Thursday, September 27, 2018
4:00 PM EDT

This series will provide Catholic school educators of all levels a platform to ask questions of scholars AND walk away with resources and content to equip the classroom teachers of our American Catholic schools to continue the mission of the Church to promote social justice and have meaningful dialogue with our Muslim brothers and sisters. 

Session 1 - Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think
This session will provide educators a space to confront concepts they have about Muslims, while equipping them with the data which supports academic realities of the "Muslim World."

Presented By: Dalia Mogahed, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Civil Dialogue in a Multi-religious Country—Best Practices for Teachers

Monday, October 1, 2018
7:00 PM EDT

The religious landscape in America has shifted dramatically over the past four decades. With these changes and our current contentious political climate, communities have seen a rise in religious intolerance in the form of harassment, bullying, and hate crimes. Schools have not been immune to these incidents and teachers are more and more concerned about how to handle ‘heated’ issues in the classroom. This webinar will provide educators with best practices on how to create a classroom environment where dialogue can happen, how to guide student conversations toward complexity instead of conflict, and how to integrate essential skills of dialogue into lesson plans without taking too much precious time away from daily responsibilities. Join faculty members from the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute, a nonpartisan national initiative focused on educating the public about the history, meaning, and significance of religious freedom and promoting dialogue and understanding among people of all religions and none. (This is Part I of a three-part series.)

Presented by: Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute


Moving Assessment Online

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
1:00PM EDT

More and more Catholic schools are deciding whether to shift their assessment strategy from paper to online. This can be a large undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or scary. Join us and learn how Leslie Lipovski from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington made the transition from paper to online testing. She’ll discuss:
  • Why the diocese decided to switch
  • How the process went
  • Lessons learned from the transition
  • How Scantron’s experts provided support for the transition and beyond
Presented in Partnership with Scantron


School to Home Communication for Catholic Schools

Wednesday, October 03, 2018
1:00 PM EDT

From sharing assignments and grades, to mass notifications and mobile apps, today's K-12 schools are challenged to utilize technology, on a budget, to meet the communication expectations of parents, students and teachers. From communicating with prospective students and families, to sharing school content during the school years, and then creating lasting bonds with valued alumni, Catholic educators must foster ongoing communications with everyone in their community. This webinar will offer tips and best practices for K-12 Catholic schools.

Presented in Partnership: Rediker Software

On-Demand Webinars 2017-2018


STEM Ready Part 1: Branding and Leadership (GCU Part 1 of 2)

STEM Ready Part 2: Best Practices for STEM Learning (GCU Part 2 of 2)

Space Station Explorers: Connect Your Students to the International Space Station

Get Students Doing Math and Close Achievement Gaps (Sadlier Part 1 of 3)

Pose Planned, Intentional Questions to Get Students Talking Mathematically (Sadlier Part 2 of 3)

P^3: Powered by STREAM (Sadlier Part 3 of 3)

LabLearner Series What STEM is and What it Isn't (Part 1 of 3)

LabLearner Series Spiraling the STEM Curriculum (Part 2 of 3)

LabLearner Series STEM: Bringing it All Together (Part 3 of 3)



International Students and Homestay Management: A Risky Exploration?

Getting Your Employees to Change Behavior Without Going Insane: Distributed Leadership and Whole System Change

Beyond Reading & Math Intervention: How Title I Funding Can Provide STEM and a Wider Range of Supports for Students

Assessing Your Risk

Much Better Staff and PD Meetings

They'll Never Go for It: The Underlying Effects of Mindset in Your School Community


Teaching and Learning

Screen SmartTM Skills to Stop Summer Learning Loss

Creating a Playground for Postsecondary Readiness

Welcome to the Modern Learning Revolution

Twitter 101 for Educators

Connecting Stories and Changing Conversation: Why Teachers Should Use Social Media

Using Video Across the Curriculum

Classroom Learning Labs: Building Powerful Conversations Around the Craft of Teaching

The Power of Simple Video

Dia de los Muertos: Infusing Catholic and Cultural Traditions Into Your Classroom

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


Student Programs/Services

Soul of Youth Sports: The Coachable Athlete

How to Save a Bullied Child or a Bully in Crisis Using Core Catholic Values as the Catalyst

Digital Bullying: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

What You Don’t Know May Hurt Your Students. Learn how to protect your students from abuse and bullying with 360° prevention.


Catholic Identity

Helping Catholic School Parents Make Faith a Priority in their Home

Educating in Virtue, Forming in Faith

Missionary Discipleship Through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching for Advent

Missionary Discipleship Through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching for Lent

Missionary Discipleship Through the Lens of Catholic Social Teaching for Easter

Catholic Identity in the 21st Century Classroom

Cultivating Catholic Identity Year-Round Through Service Learning

Service Learning as an Opportunity to Create Global Citizens

Missionary Discipleship in the Age of Pope Francis

Strong Catholic Families Webinar Series

The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis Webinar Series

Being and Becoming a Digital Disciple



Taking It to the Next Level: Achieving Choral Excellence in Parishes and Schools

Out of the Box and into the World

Conducting Gregorian Chant: Beginning Techniques



Assessment and Student Agency

Adapting Instruction for All Students: Getting the Most from your CogAT scores

Formative Assessment Firehose

Competency-Based Learning: Changing the Pace

Unlocking Student Talent

Multiple Measures Matter

Assessment in Seconds Using Google Forms

What Assessment and Why

Practical Ideas on Personalized Learning



Focused Marketing to Grow Enrollment

Do's and Don'ts of Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest Advertising

Who Runs the World? Reaching Millennial Moms of Preschoolers

Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools

Marketing Your School During Catholic Schools Week and Year-Round

Campaign Marketing for Schools: From Annual Funds to Silent Auctions

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