Category Archives: Weekly Round Up

Weekly Round Up 5/31/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Professional Development

  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). ALERT! Early Bird registration has been extended to Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Save $55 by registering online now! Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • REGISTER NOW! Early Bird registration ends Monday, June 3. The Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) will be held July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to learn more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute. There is a preview of one of the Focused Content Sessions, Building Leadership Capacity Through Ten Mindful Practices, on NCEA’s YouTube channel.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom.
    • The Catholic Education Foundation invites bishops, priests and seminarians to participate in an intensive and comprehensive four-day seminar, “The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School.” From 4 PM, July 16, to 4 PM, July 19, 2019 (with accommodations available a day earlier or later) at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Calling all NCEA members for ISTE19! NCEA’s new partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) means that members receive a special discount on the year’s most influential edtech event! ISTE19 is June 23-26 in Philadelphia, PA. Register today with Code ISTE40 and receive $40 off registration. This year’s conference includes over 1,400 learning opportunities, inspiring speakers and an expo hall where you can explore and find out about new apps, tools and software for your classroom or school. A special ‘NCEA track’ of speakers will be shared in the coming weeks so you can make sure not to miss your fellow Catholic educator sessions! 
  • The Call for Proposals for NCEA 2020 is now open! You may submit a proposal for a session at the NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo (April 14-16), 2020 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Seminar (April 15) or the 2020 New Directions Exceptional Learners Post Conference (April 17)—all taking place in Baltimore, MD!
  • To be among the first to know about NCEA 2020-related news, especially if you’re interested in our sports, marketing and exceptional learner events, share your information and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Green Ribbon School Awards: Congratulations to the four Catholic schools that received the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award that is presented to schools that have shown a commitment to reducing environmental impact and utility costs, improving health and wellness, and ensuring effective sustainability education. They are: St. James Academy, Solana Beach, CA; Saint Agnes School, Louisville, KY; Saint Leo the Great School, Lincroft, NJ; and Immaculata Catholic School, Durham, NC. Information about the upcoming application for the Green Ribbon Schools award will be posted as soon as they are made available by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Just Released! English Learners White Paper – “Encountering, Embracing and Educating: Answering Our Call to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.” The white paper provides a solid rationale for our Catholic schools in serving and supporting linguistically and culturally diverse students, a discussion around the potential challenges in executing this mission and a roadmap for future implementation and success.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.

Relevant Resources

  • You are invited to read and enjoy the only magazine focused solely on “Accessibility, Compliance & EQUITY” in education. It’s AC&E, the free, fully online journal recognizing the needs of “Every Student, Every School, Every Day” for every educator. 
  • The Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Columbus published an outstanding document called “A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting.” Members of the Standards-based Grading Team as well as the members of the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis worked hard to define the essential standards and then to link those standards to the diocesan courses of study. 
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • The Spring 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 5/17/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • Registration space for NCEA STREAM 3.0 is nearly SOLD OUT! Register today to lock in your spot for this conference full of innovative sessions, hands-on learning, inspiring keynotes and networking opportunities. The deadline to book a hotel room within the NCEA STREAM 3.0 room block has been extended to Thursday, May 23, but rooms are filling up quickly – make your reservation today!
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • Registration is now open for the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL), which is taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to learn more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute. There is a preview of one of the Focused Content Sessions, Purpose and Emotion: Transforming from Manager to Leader, on NCEA’s YouTube channel. Early bird registration ends Monday, June 3.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom.
    • The Catholic Education Foundation invites bishops, priests and seminarians to participate in an intensive and comprehensive four-day seminar, “The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School.” From 4 PM, July 16, to 4 PM, July 19, 2019 (with accommodations available a day earlier or later) at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The Call for Proposals for NCEA 2020 is now open! You may submit a proposal for a session at the 2020 NCEA Visions for Excellence Soul of Youth Sports Seminar (April 15), the 2020 New Directions Exceptional Learners Post Conference (April 17) or NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo (April 14-16) – all taking place in Baltimore, MD!
  • To be among the first to know about NCEA 2020-related news, especially if you’re interested in our sports, marketing and exceptional learner events, share your information and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Just Released! English Learners White Paper – “Encountering, Embracing and Educating: Answering Our Call to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.” The white paper provides a solid rationale for our Catholic schools in serving and supporting linguistically and culturally diverse students, a discussion around the potential challenges in executing this mission and a roadmap for future implementation and success.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.

Relevant Resources

  • You are invited to read and enjoy the only magazine focused solely on “Accessibility, Compliance & EQUITY” in education. It’s AC&E, the free, fully online journal recognizing the needs of “Every Student, Every School, Every Day” for every educator.  
  • The Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Columbus published an outstanding document called “A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting.” Members of the Standards-based Grading Team as well as the members of the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis worked hard to define the essential standards and then to link those standards to the diocesan courses of study.  
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website.  
  • The Spring 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 5/10/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • Registration is now open for the 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference, which is taking place June 17 – 19, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • Registration is now open for the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL), which is taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to learn more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute. There is a preview of one of the Focused Content Sessions, Purpose and Emotion: Transforming from Manager to Leader, on NCEA’s YouTube channel. To learn more about an engaging session offered at the Institute, please read Amy Fry’s article, “Struggling Catholic Schools Need Not Close.”
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom.
    • The Catholic Education Foundation invites bishops, priests and seminarians to participate in an intensive and comprehensive four-day seminar, “The Role of the Priest in Today’s Catholic School.” From 4 PM, July 16, to 4 PM, July 19, 2019 (with accommodations available a day earlier or later) at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The Call for Proposals for NCEA 2020 is now open! You may submit a proposal for a session at the NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo taking place April 14 – 16 in Baltimore, MD!
  • NCEA 2020 Convention & Expo will be April 14 – 16 in Baltimore! To be among the first to know about convention-related news, especially if you’re interested in our sports, marketing and exceptional learner events, share your information and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Just Released! English Learners White Paper – “Encountering, Embracing and Educating: Answering Our Call to Serve Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.” The white paper provides a solid rationale for our Catholic schools in serving and supporting linguistically and culturally diverse students, a discussion around the potential challenges in executing this mission and a roadmap for future implementation and success.
  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer (CPO). The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.

Relevant Resources

  • You are invited to read and enjoy the only magazine focused solely on “Accessibility, Compliance & EQUITY” in education. It’s AC&E, the free, fully online journal recognizing the needs of “Every Student, Every School, Every Day” for every educator. 
  • On March 21, 2019, Pope Francis joined 3 young women to contribute a line of code to an app, became the first Pope to program a computer, and called on students globally to learn computer science for world peace. 
  • The Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Columbus published an outstanding document called “A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting.” Members of the Standards-based Grading Team as well as the members of the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis worked hard to define the essential standards and then to link those standards to the diocesan courses of study. 
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • The Spring 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 4/12/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • Registration is now open for the 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference, which is taking place June 17 – 19, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • Registration is now open for the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) which is taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to find out more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute. To learn more about an engaging session offered at the Institute, please read Sr. Dale McDonald’s article, “Effectively Implementing ESSA: What Catholic School Officials Should Know and Do.”
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as academic discipline and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer (CPO). The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.
  • New National School Choice Federal Tax Credit Legislation: An Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) bill has been introduced in both houses of Congress that proposes a $5 billion yearly investment to expand and improve the education options available to students across the country. The program will make up to $5 billion available yearly for federal tax credits for contributions to local organizations that grant scholarships to students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs. This can provide much needed assistance to many Catholic school parents. More information is available online.
  • New announcement on ESSA service providers for K-12 schools: The US Department of Education has changed rules regarding faith-based providers of services to private schools. Catholic organizations, like NCEA, as well as colleges, universities and others may provide eligible ESSA and IDEA services and be paid directly by the local school district. The district may now pay registrations to NCEA for attendance at the annual convention and other programs—under certain conditions. Please read the provisions for more information.
  • School finance survey: By now, every school principal should have received an email from NCEA requesting participation in completing the Annual Financial Survey conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).The email provides access to the online survey. Any school leader that did not receive the email should contact Sr. Dale McDonald.

Relevant Resources

  • The NCEA 2019 mobile app is now available for download within the NCEA year round app. If you already have the NCEA mobile app, open and refresh and head to the Conventions listing via the button across the bottom navigation. Click on the upcoming “NCEA 2019” option to install. If you do not already have the NCEA mobile app, scan the QR code to download or search “NCEA” in your provider’s app store. 
  • Check out Joe Aboumoussa’s thought-provoking blog on NCEA Talk entitled “When Does Lent End?” 
  • The Office of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Columbus published an outstanding document called “A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting.” Members of the Standards-based Grading Team as well as the members of the Office of Religious Education and Catechesis worked hard to define the essential standards and then to link those standards to the diocesan courses of study. 
  • NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent. 
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms. 
  • The Spring 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 4/5/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • Registration is now open for the 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference, which is taking place June 17 – 19, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • Registration is now open for the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL), which is taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to learn more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as academic discipline and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer (CPO). The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The theme for the congress has been approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education and will put the spotlight on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, and concentrate on the contributions of Catholic schools around the world working to help educate society to safeguard our common home. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.
  • New National School Choice Federal Tax Credit Legislation: An Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) bill has been introduced in both houses of Congress that proposes a $5 billion yearly investment to expand and improve the education options available to students across the country. The program will make up to $5 billion available yearly for federal tax credits for contributions to local organizations that grant scholarships to students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs. This can provide much needed assistance to many Catholic school parents. More information is available online.
  • New announcement on ESSA service providers for K-12 schools: The US Department of Education has changed rules regarding faith-based providers of services to private schools. Catholic organizations, like NCEA, as well as colleges, universities and others may provide eligible ESSA and IDEA services and be paid directly by the local school district. The district may now pay registrations to NCEA for attendance at the annual convention and other programs—under certain conditions. Please read the provisions for more information.
  • School finance survey: By now, every school principal should have received an email from NCEA requesting participation in completing the Annual Financial Survey conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).The email provides access to the online survey. Any school leader that did not receive the email should contact Sr. Dale McDonald.

Relevant Resources

  • The NCEA 2019 mobile app is now available for download within the NCEA year round app. If you already have the NCEA mobile app, open and refresh and head to the Conventions listing via the button across the bottom navigation. Click on the upcoming “NCEA 2019” option to install. If you do not already have the NCEA mobile app, scan the QR code to download or search “NCEA” in your provider’s app store. 
  • NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent.
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms. 
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 3/29/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • Registration is now open for the 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference, which is taking place June 17 – 19, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • Registration is now open for the Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL), which is taking place July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Check out the preliminary program at www.NCEA.org/icsl to learn more about the dynamic Focused Content Sessions and break-out sessions offered at this year’s Institute.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as academic discipline and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer (CPO). The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the International Office of Catholic Education OIEC 2019 World Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The theme for the congress has been approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education and will put the spotlight on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, and concentrate on the contributions of Catholic schools around the world working to help educate society to safeguard our common home. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.
  • New National School Choice Federal Tax Credit Legislation: An Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) bill has been introduced in both houses of Congress that proposes a $5 billion yearly investment to expand and improve the education options available to students across the country. The program will make up to $5 billion available yearly for federal tax credits for contributions to local organizations that grant scholarships to students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs. This can provide much needed assistance to many Catholic school parents. More information is available online.
  • New announcement on ESSA service providers for K-12 schools: The US Department of Education has changed rules regarding faith-based providers of services to private schools. Catholic organizations, like NCEA, as well as colleges, universities and others may provide eligible ESSA and IDEA services and be paid directly by the local school district. The district may now pay registrations to NCEA for attendance at the annual convention and other programs—under certain conditions. Please read the provisions for more information.
  • School finance survey: By now, every school principal should have received an email from NCEA requesting participation in completing the Annual Financial Survey conducted in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).The email provides access to the online survey. Any school leader that did not receive the email should contact Sr. Dale McDonald.

Relevant Resources

  • The NCEA 2019 mobile app is now available for download within the NCEA year round app. If you already have the NCEA mobile app, open and refresh and head to the Conventions listing via the button across the bottom navigation. Click on the upcoming “NCEA 2019” option to install. If you do not already have the NCEA mobile app, scan the QR code to download or search “NCEA” in your provider’s app store. 
  • NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent. 
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms. 
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online! 
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 3/15/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • The 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference is taking place June 17 – 19, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. Check out these invitation videos from the conference co-hosts, Dr. Margaret Dames, Superintendent of the Archdiocese of Newark and Mary Baier, Superintendent of the Diocese of Paterson. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream. Registration is scheduled to open next week!
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • The Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) will be July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Please check www.NCEA.org/icsl for details about this dynamic leadership conference! Registration will open at the end of March.
    • Apply for Bearing Witness™, a six-day, all-expenses-paid intensive study experience designed to give you resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities. Open to educators of grades 6-12 in the areas of social studies, English and religion. The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Howard M. Bender and Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. A limited number of travel scholarships of up to $225 will be available for participants living outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area to help cover transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
    • Apply to attend The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes, which are week-long professional development programs for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital. Participants will learn to teach using primary sources from the Library of Congress’ resources. The Library will offer three different Institutes. Application details are available online. Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as academic discipline and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer. The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the OIEC 2019 International Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The theme for the congress has been approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education and will put the spotlight on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, and concentrate on the contributions of Catholic schools around the world working to help educate society to safeguard our common home. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.
  • New announcement on ESSA service providers for K-12 schools: The US Department of Education has changed rules regarding faith-based providers of services to private schools. Catholic organizations, like NCEA, as well as colleges, universities and others may provide eligible ESSA and IDEA services and be paid directly by the local school district. The district may now pay registrations to NCEA for attendance at the annual convention and other programs—under certain conditions. Please read the provisions for more information.
  • The annual NCEA financial data survey will be sent to all schools in the coming weeks. This annual survey is done electronically in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). NCEA will send an email requesting your participation and providing access information to the online survey. Please watch for it in your email and complete it in a timely manner.

Relevant Resources

  • NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent.
  • Please share this month’s Parent News flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News flyers are available on the NCEA website.
  • The Diocese of Phoenix has published a Guidebook for Diversified Learners. The intent of this resource is to provide guidance for support of exceptional learners in Catholic schools. Catholic schools, as the largest ministry of the Catholic Church, have a profound educational responsibility in welcoming all types of learners.
  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms.  
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 3/8/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • The 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference is taking place June 17 – 18, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream. Registration is scheduled to open in the next few weeks!
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration is now available on the event website. Questions and requests for more information can be directed to catholicedlaw@lmu.edu.
    • The Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) will be July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Please check www.NCEA.org/icsl for details about this dynamic leadership conference! Registration will open at the end of March.
    • Apply for Bearing Witness™, a six-day, all-expenses-paid intensive study experience designed to give you resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities. Open to educators of grades 6-12 in the areas of social studies, English and religion. The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Howard M. Bender and Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. A limited number of travel scholarships of up to $225 will be available for participants living outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area to help cover transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
    • Apply to attend The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes, which are week-long professional development programs for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital. Participants will learn to teach using primary sources from the Library of Congress’ resources. The Library will offer three different Institutes. Application details are available online. Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.
    • The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute will host the Summer Religious Studies Institute at the Newseum. The program will convene K-12 independent school educators in the nation’s capital to explore issues of religious literacy, civil dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of navigating religious diversity in the classroom. Educators will learn about religious studies as academic discipline and have the opportunity to develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer. The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • This summer, the OIEC 2019 International Congress will be in New York, June 5 – 8, 2019, at Fordham University, Lincoln Campus. The theme for the congress has been approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education and will put the spotlight on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, and concentrate on the contributions of Catholic schools around the world working to help educate society to safeguard our common home. The OIEC hopes to welcome at least 1,000 people from around the world, representing about 210,000 schools in more than 100 countries — 46 million students. For more information and to register for the congress, go to: https://www.oieccongress.com.
  • A bill proposing a federal tax credit-based scholarship program could provide a boost for parents who want to send their children to Catholic school, and it has the backing of NCEA. Read Sister Dale McDonald’s interview with the Catholic News Agency for more details.
  • The annual NCEA financial data survey will be sent to all schools in the coming weeks. This annual survey is done electronically in collaboration with the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). NCEA will send an email requesting your participation and providing access information to the online survey. Please watch for it in your email and complete it in a timely manner.

Relevant Resources

  • NCEA is pleased to offer Lenten resources that enable Catholic educators to guide their students during this season of prayer and penance. Filled with research-based strategies, publications, website and technological tools, these resources will provide insight and best practices for Lent. 
  • Please share this month’s Parent News Flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News Flyers are available on the NCEA website. 
  • The Diocese of Phoenix has published a Guidebook for Diversified Learners. The intent of this resource is to provide guidance for support of exceptional learners in Catholic schools. Catholic schools, as the largest ministry of the Catholic Church, have a profound educational responsibility in welcoming all types of learners. 
  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms. 
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.

Weekly Round Up 2/22/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered.

Webinars

Professional Development

  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education association gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • The 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference is taking place June 17 – 18, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration materials will be available in early February 2019. Check out the event website for additional information.
    • The Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) will be July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Please check www.NCEA.org/icsl for details about this dynamic leadership conference! Registration will open at the end of March.
    • Apply for Bearing Witness™, a six-day, all-expenses-paid intensive study experience designed to give you resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities. Open to educators of grades 6-12 in the areas of social studies, English and religion. The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Howard M. Bender and Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. A limited number of travel scholarships of up to $225 will be available for participants living outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area to help cover transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
    • Apply to attend The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes, which are week-long professional development programs for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital. Participants will learn to teach using primary sources from the Library of Congress’ resources. The Library will offer three different Institutes. Application details are available online. Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer. The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • We are pleased to announce the formation of the NCEA National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) Council. NCEA invites your consideration and application for membership. This leadership council will serve as an advisory body charged with the promotion and the continuous development and implementation of the NSBECS and associated resources and professional development.
  • The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) recently announced a new grant opportunity for small and rural libraries. Applications are due February 25, 2019. This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives and related organizations to serve their communities, and award sizes range from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information and how to apply, please don’t hesitate to reach out to IMLS staff, whose contact information is listed on the program page.
  • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a one-day engineering competition for students in middle and high school. The 2019 competition theme is “The Engineering Brain” and is composed of three components related to the theme – designing and building a solution to a problem, rigorous math problems and an essay. All competitions occur between February 13 and March 17. Learn more on the TEAMS websiteSchools that are members of NCEA can use code NCEA to receive a 30% discount off of the national registration fee of $150. For more information, contact Jenn Glover, TEAMS Manager. 
  • The National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project has exciting news! Schools, arch/dioceses, religious congregation systems and networks of Catholic schools now have access to the suite of online Speak Up tools on-demand throughout the school year. The previous January 31 deadline for completing surveys has been lifted! Remember, there is no cost to participate in the Speak Up program.

Relevant Resources

  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms.
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Please share this month’s Parent News Flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News Flyers are available on the NCEA website.
  • Melissa Johnson, a veteran Catholic school teacher, is the co-creator of the eLearning 10-lesson course, Understanding Racism. Read her outstanding blog on NCEA Talk called “Open Wide Our Hearts.” This is a crucial time in our nation’s history. We are witnesses to a disturbing rise in racist attitudes, expressions, and violence in American society.
  • The college search process can be daunting enough, but if you have hopes of playing a college sport, you have just added another layer to this process. The College Athletics and Recruiting Handbook will hopefully walk you through the process of researching, recruitiment and committing to college athletics.
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.
  • The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the release of two toolkits which provide suggestions and resources for English Language (EL) learners utilizing technology-based resources.
  • Maximize Federal Benefits Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides helpful information for Catholic schools in understanding the ESSA.

Weekly Round Up 2/15/2019

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Apply for Bearing Witness™, a six-day, all-expenses-paid intensive study experience designed to give you resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities. Open to educators of grades 6-12 in the areas of social studies, English and religion. The Summer Institute is funded by the Eileen Ludwig Greenland Endowment Fund with support from the Howard M. Bender and Stanley S. Bender Institute. Hotel accommodations, local transportation, and meals taking place during the program are covered through these funds. A limited number of travel scholarships of up to $225 will be available for participants living outside of the Washington, D.C. metro area to help cover transportation to/from Washington, D.C.
  • Please see the attached job announcement for the NCEA Chief Program Officer. The CPO reports to the president/CEO, and is part of a four person senior leadership team including the president/CEO, chief advancement and business development officer and chief administrative officer. Information regarding the job and application requirements is provided in the job announcement.
  • We are pleased to announce the formation of the NCEA National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Schools (NSBECS) Council. NCEA invites your consideration and application for membership. This leadership council will serve as an advisory body charged with the promotion and the continuous development and implementation of the NSBECS and associated resources and professional development.
  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education gathering in the world!
  • The Institute for Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) recently announced a new grant opportunity for small and rural libraries. Applications are due February 25, 2019. This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives and related organizations to serve their communities, and award sizes range from $10,000 to $50,000. For more information and how to apply, please don’t hesitate to reach out to IMLS staff, whose contact information is listed on the program page.
  • Mark your calendars for Summer Professional Development!
    • The 2019 NCEA New Directions STREAM 3.0 Conference is taking place June 17 – 18, 2019 in Parsippany, NJ. More information about this innovative and engaging conference is available at www.NCEA.org/stream.
    • The Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY is once again the host hotel for the Seventeenth Annual Education Law Symposium (July 11 – 14, 2019). Registration materials will be available in early February 2019. Check out the event website for additional information.
    • The Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) will be July 14 – 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN. Please check www.NCEA.org/icsl for details about this dynamic leadership conference! Registration will open at the end of March.
  • Apply to attend The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes, which are week-long professional development programs for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital. Participants will learn to teach using primary sources from the Library of Congress’ resources. The Library will offer three different Institutes. Application details are available online. Application Deadline: March 10, 2019.
  • TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a one-day engineering competition for students in middle and high school. The 2019 competition theme is “The Engineering Brain” and is composed of three components related to the theme – designing and building a solution to a problem, rigorous math problems and an essay. All competitions occur between February 13 and March 17. Learn more on the TEAMS websiteSchools that are members of NCEA can use code NCEA to receive a 30% discount off of the national registration fee of $150. For more information, contact Jenn Glover, TEAMS Manager.
  • The National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project has exciting news! Schools, arch/dioceses, religious congregation systems and networks of Catholic schools now have access to the suite of online Speak Up tools on-demand throughout the school year. The previous January 31 deadline for completing surveys has been lifted! Remember, there is no cost to participate in the Speak Up program.

Relevant Resources

  • 2019 E-rate Applications are now open. Please refer to the NCEA website for information pertaining to application dates, procedures and links to the necessary forms. 
  • The Winter 2019 issue of Momentum is now available online!
  • Please share this month’s Parent News Flyer (in English and Spanish) with your school families. Previous Parent News Flyers are available on the NCEA website.
  • Melissa Johnson, a veteran Catholic school teacher, is the co-creator of the eLearning 10-lesson course, Understanding Racism. Read her outstanding blog on NCEA Talk called “Open Wide Our Hearts.” This is a crucial time in our nation’s history. We are witnesses to a disturbing rise in racist attitudes, expressions, and violence in American society.
  • The Whys and Whats for students who have difficulty with transitions or changes in routine, come across as rude or insensitive to others, or talk excessively about the same topics are covered in this infographic about autism behaviors.
  • Check out our new and improved IFG: ACRE and Adult Survey programs.
  • The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced the release of two toolkits which provide suggestions and resources for English Language (EL) learners utilizing technology-based resources.
  • Maximize Federal Benefits Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides helpful information for Catholic schools in understanding the ESSA.