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

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 EDT

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The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis

A helpful examination of the newly published document by the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis. "The Joy of Adolescent Catechesis" will be presented by its primary authors,who will break open the document and provide suggestions for how to best utilize the content locally to help parishes and catechists embrace the vision and components outlined in this document. This session will be recorded and available for review to anyone having registered for the webinar.   Presented by Dr. Bob Rice, Miriam Hidalgo and Ela Milewska.

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Monday May 1, 2017
2:00pm EDT

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Adopting Standards Based Grading in your School or Diocese

Teachers who have been using traditional grading for years find it difficult to switch to standards-based grading. Often using a hybrid approach of traditional and standards based grading for a few years can ease transition towards pure standards-based grading. We will discuss challenges and strategies that schools/dioceses have successfully implemented that you can adopt for your school/diocese.

This session will cover:

  • Why standards-based grading
  • How to do standards-based grading
  • Challenges in adopting standards-based grading
  • Various hybrid transition approaches
  • Integrating standards into lesson plan, assessments and progress monitoring
  • How assessment information be shared in Progress Reports to Parents on a regular basis
  • Standards-based Report Card and permanent record

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Monday May 1, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day

This unique live webcast experience allows teachers to invite Lizzie Sider, an 18 year old recording artist,  nationally recognized speaker and anti-bullying advocate, into their classroom to present her anti bullying message directly to students, live, via the web, and to take questions, from the audience.  Lizzie has personally performed her live Bully Prevention Assembly at nearly 400 schools throughout the country, and her Bully Prevention Video Package is now being used in over 3,400 schools representing over 2,250,000 students in all 50 states and beyond.  All teachers will receive Lizzie's anti-bullying video and resources free for joining the session!

Tuesday May 2, 2017
1:45 - 2:45 EDT

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Top 10 Blended Learning Practices

In this webinar, you will learn 10 practical ideas you can immediately apply to successfully implement a blended learning model in your school. Get answers to questions such as, “Do classroom teachers have to be tech savvy to implement blended learning?,” “Our classroom teachers are digital natives. What more do they need to know?,” and “Is using a little bit of print and a little bit of digital really blended learning?” Find out more about using eBooks, online assessments, and interactive editions as tools for implementing a blended learning model in your K–12 ELA and Math.

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Tuesday May 2, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Creating a Year of Professional Enrichment: Mentoring Emerging Leaders

School Leaders are called to an enormous task that requires multiple skill sets. Ongoing support and coaching can make the difference between an successful year and a stressful year. This webinar will explore the basics in creating a thoughtful year of professional enrichment for emerging leaders in your school or diocese.  Participants will recognize the importance and value of confident and qualified leaders and understand the need for ongoing mentoring an coaching for long term success.  Join NCEA Director of Executive Mentoring and Coaching / Senior Consultant, Heather Gossart, to get ideas and inspiration for mentoring the emerging leaders in your school or diocese.

Wednesday May 3, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): A Primer and Guidance from the USDOE

Ensuring that eligible children with disabilities are able to participate equitably in programs authorized under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can seem daunting at times. However, with accurate information and the right tools, private school officials can feel confident that their eligible students are receiving the maximum benefits available under the Act. In this session, a U.S. Department of Education official will provide a general overview of the provisions related to children with disabilities enrolled by their parents in private schools. Participants will gain skills in reading and interpreting Federal regulation, review the latest guidance, and receive official U.S. Department of Education resources and materials.

Thursday May 4, 2017
1:00pm EDT

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Catholic Youth Can Change the World!  Service Learning Through the Box of Joy Program

Expand your student’s worldview and the power of hope and mercy by engaging your school in global service learning initiatives. Help students grow in their personal relationship with God, while incorporating the spiritual and corporal works of mercy into their lives. This webinar will feature the logistical implementation of the Box of Joy Program.  Learn how to engage your school and parish community in this service learning opportunity.  Free resources and sample projects will be shared and there will be opportunities for Q&A.

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Thursday May 4, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Cultivating a Musical Connection in Young Singers

Students begin forming their creative identities and associating themselves with specific activities well before adolescence. How can we make artistic activities appealing and inclusive for students of various backgrounds during these formative years?  How do we retain their involvement through middle and high school and beyond? Who is missing from our programs, why, and how do we bring them to the fold?

This session will focus on ideas regarding recruitment, retention, repertoire, and rapport as they relate to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment in the musical ensembles of our Catholic schools.

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Monday May 8, 2017
4:00pm EDT

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Mindset Matters: Improve Your School's Culture and Accelerate Performance

Join specialists from The Pacific Institute (TPI) as they present evidence showing the correlation between a school’s Culture and actual performance. This webinar will feature special guest Rev. John Belmonte, S.J., Ph.D., Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Joliet, and a member of the NCEA Board of Directors. Fr. Belmonte and the TPI team will look at the impact a school’s Culture has on performance and achievement in these critical areas:

  • Catholic identity and faith formation
  • Academic performance
  • Enrollment retention and growth
  • Donor relationships
  • Leadership development for the future

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Tuesday May 9, 2017
4:00pm EDT

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Supporting Exceptional Learners in Proactive, Systemic and Successful Ways: If It's Predictable, It's Preventable.

Supporting exceptional learners is a moral imperative; education is a civil right.  Students with vulnerabilities can and must be supported in more proactive, systematic, and successful ways. If it's predictable, it’s preventable.

We can predict that students will bring different learning styles, interests, needs, and readiness levels to core learning environments; let’s prevent frustration and the wasting of time by being ready with differentiated supports (inspired by UDL), particularly scaffolded supports so that highly vulnerable students can successfully access priorities within fully inclusive classrooms. This is Tier 1 of RTI/MTSS. We can predict that some students will need more time to master core priorities and that other students will benefit from enrichment; let’s prevent students from falling behind and other students from missing opportunities to reach greater depths of learning by embedding buffer time into our unit plans. This is Tier 2 of RTI/MTSS. We can predict that some students will have significant deficits in foundational skills; let’s prevent continued failure and frustration by providing students with immediate and targeted interventions that explicitly address these needs. This is Tier 3 of RTI/MTSS.

Whether a student is gifted, is learning English as a second language, or has a specific learning disability, all students can learn at high levels, all students can show significant growth, and all students deserve our love and support.  From academic skills to behavioral skills such as social-emotional learning, self-regulation, growth mindset, and perseverance, RTI/MTSS has an unmatched research-based potential to support schools and staffs in their service to students.  Presented by Dr. Chris Weber, a national recognized expert, author and presenter on differentiation, PLCs, RTI, behavior and blended learning.

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Tuesday May 16, 2017
4:00pm EDT

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How to Spell Success in Your Next School Technology Implementation

Today’s fast-evolving technology landscape can make selecting and implementing solutions at your school complicated, to say the least. From full platforms to simple applications, technology is playing a monumental role in the productivity of administration, the way in which teachers and parents communicate, and how schools as a whole interact both internally and with their community. There are so many factor to consider and so many options to weight when selecting what will work best for you and your school. Join Rick Dye from SchoolInfoApp and Dyanne Griffin from TeacherLists as they give you some guidelines that will help make your next technology selection and implementation successful.

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Wednesday May 17, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Serving Exceptional Learners in Catholic Schools

This webinar will walk attendees through the rationale for inclusive education in Catholic schools and provide practical tools and examples of how to prepare your school or classroom for inclusive practices in the upcoming school year. Resources will be shared and there will be opportunities for Q & A. Presented by NCEA Director of Professional Development, Dr. Pamela Bernards.

Wednesday May 24, 2017
4:00pm or 7:00pm EDT

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Legislative Developments for School Choice

The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for education choice, will highlight recent legislative developments in the private school choice arena, both in states and at the federal level. Learn about new, and newly expanded voucher, tax credit, and ESA programs around the country and learn about how to get more involved with school choice in your state.

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Thursday May 25, 2017
4:00pm EDT

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Visit the NCEA Webinar Archive for previously aired webinars.