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Weekly Round Up 2/8/2019

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Thank you to all who participated in National Catholic Schools Week and the Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools (presented in partnership with FACTS). The day of giving brought in more than $1,125,000 in gifts to 427 schools from 113 dioceses! NCEA values your feedback. Please take the time to fill out the CSW feedback form and day of giving survey. These will help us plan for the years to come!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.

Weekly Round Up 2/1/2019

Happening Next Week

The Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools is complete! More than $716,000 was raised online from 6,289 donations to 424 schools in 112 dioceses. 

A few next steps and reminders for you:

  • If your school received additional gifts beyond what came in the portal (either check in hand, matched gift or through your own donate page) and you would like to include this in the final tally, please fill out this quick form with the number to add to your portal amounts by Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
  • Your individual school/diocese reporting and financials section is enabled in your giving portal allowing you to monitor your donations. This reporting information is available to you until April 30, 2019. A reminder email will be sent two weeks ahead of the portal closing. Your log-in information remains the same but if you need help accessing your giving page, please contact nceagiving@factsmgt.com.
  • Please fill out the post-day of giving survey to help NCEA and FACTS improve and enhance this campaign for next year.
  • Note that gifts are held for a brief grace period to account for chargebacks and other logistics. A check will be sent directly to your school/diocese within the next three months.  

Thank you to all who participated and congratulations on an outstanding day of giving.

Webinars

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.
  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education 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!
  • 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.
  • At this time, the 2019 NCEA Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo is SOLD OUT. Please watch your email for updates if you are on the waiting list for this event!
  • 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.

Weekly Round Up 1/25/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

Happening Next Week

  • January 27 – February 2 is National Catholic Schools Week. We look forward to being a part of your celebrations on social media. Please use #CSW19 in all your posts.
  • January 29 – January 30 is the second annual Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools. Visit https://ncea.manygifts.giving.factsmgt.com/ to find your favorite Catholic schools and give back. Be sure to share on your social media networks using #ManyGiftsCathEd. Let’s break last year’s $859,000 raised for Catholic schools!

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • 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.
  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education 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!
  • Calling teacher leaders! Do you have an idea to address a perceived need in your school, district or state? The Teach to Lead® team is accepting idea submissions through January 28 for its 17th Teacher Leadership Summit, March 29 – 31 in Philadelphia, where teams will receive critical support to turn their ideas into action. Private school teachers are eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  • At this time, the 2019 NCEA Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo is SOLD OUT. Please watch your email for updates if you are on the waiting list for this event!
  • 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.

Weekly Round Up 1/18/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

Happening Next Week

  • Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools is January 29 – 30, 2019 during National Catholic Schools Week. Schools have until TODAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 to customize their giving pages. If you need your log-in information resent, please email nceagiving@factsmgt.com.

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The week before the celebration of National Catholic Schools Week (January 27- February 2, 2019), the National School Choice Week (January 20 – 26, 2019) organization, founded in 2011 to promote the concept of all forms of school choice, holds events across the nation to call attention to the benefits of parental choice in the education of children. Their digital toolkit contains resources and details for plans to participate online in National School Choice Week and has many ideas that may be used in conjunction with NCEA’s resources. Use both weeks to celebrate and encourage parental choice and publicize all the benefits of your schools!
  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education 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 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!
  • Calling teacher leaders! Do you have an idea to address a perceived need in your school, district or state? The Teach to Lead® team is accepting idea submissions through January 28 for its 17th Teacher Leadership Summit, March 29 – 31 in Philadelphia, where teams will receive critical support to turn their ideas into action. Private school teachers are eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  • At this time, the 2019 NCEA Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo is SOLD OUT. Please watch your email for updates if your are on the waiting list for this event!
  • The National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project is open for participation through January 31, 2019. Learn more about this important 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. 
  • Addressing and dispelling the myths that surround gifted education aids in the implementation of education programs and teaching practices that attend to the unique needs of gifted students. Check out this infographic for more detailed information. 
  • 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 1/4/2019

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

Open Wide Our Hearts

Happening Next Week

  • Participate in The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Creating on the Margins Contest, which helps schools and parishes engage youth in learning the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to engage with the theme of racism in an age-appropriate way. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g., video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.).
Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools is January 29 – 30, 2019 during National Catholic Schools Week. Schools must personalize their giving pages no later than January 14, 2019. If you need your log-in information re-sent, please email giving@factsmgt.com.
  • Don’t forget to register for NCEA 2019, the largest private education gathering in the world!
  • Mark your calendars! The Institute for Catholic School Leadership (ICSL) will be July 14-17, 2019 in Indianapolis. Please check www.NCEA.org/icsl for details about this dynamic leadership conference!
  • Calling teacher leaders! Do you have an idea to address a perceived need in your school, district or state? The Teach to Lead® team is accepting idea submissions through January 28 for its 17th Teacher Leadership Summit, March 29 – 31 in Philadelphia, where teams will receive critical support to turn their ideas into action. Private school teachers are eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  • LAST CALL!! The NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Council Call for Applications will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Please be sure to visit our website for more information and to submit an application. Feel free to share the details with those you believe have something to offer!
  • At this time, the 2019 Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo is SOLD OUT. Please watch your email for information on the waiting list for this event!
  • The National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project is open for participation through January 31, 2019. Learn more about this important program.

Relevant Resources

  • 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.
  • Check out the Catholic Ed 4 All podcast hosted by Dr. Raul Escarpio. Dr. Escarpio explores serving exceptional learners in Catholic schools.
  • Download the “Who Are Exceptional Learners in Catholic Schools?” resource. Catholic education is rooted in the conviction that Jesus Christ provides the most comprehensive and compelling example of the realization of full human potential. From this emanates the belief that all students are exceptional in that they are made in the image and likeness of Christ and should have access to Catholic school education.
  • 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 12/14/2018

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

A Look into the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

How You Can Give Hope to a Desperately Lonely Student This Holiday Season

Differentiation in the 4th Grade Mathematics Classroom

Happening Next Week

  • The Call for Proposals for the 2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2019) opened on Wednesday, November 14. Submit your proposal by Thursday, January 3, 2019!  
  • Participate in The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Creating on the Margins Contest, which helps schools and parishes engage youth in learning the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to engage with the theme of racism in an age-appropriate way. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g., video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.).

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools portal is now open for your school to begin making custom changes. Log-in instructions were sent to principals from giving@factsmgt.com. If you are having trouble finding your information or logging in please contact giving@factsmgt.com for assistance.
  • 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 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Council Call for Applications opened on November 20, 2018. Visit our website for more information and to submit an application.
  • The early bird deadline for NCEA 2019 registration ends soon! Let us know you are coming today!
  • Registration is now open for the 2019 Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo.
  • Don’t forget to sign up to participate in the National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project. Learn more about this important program.

Relevant Resources

  • NCEA is pleased to offer Advent resources that enable Catholic educators and parents to help celebrate the season of Advent with students.  
  • “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love” is a pastoral letter from the full body of bishops to the lay faithful and all people of good will addressing the evil of racism.  
  • Many Gifts, One Nation is just over a month away. Make sure you are on track by following our 6-12-20 Week Planning Checklists!  
  • Saint Joseph Studios has posted a new Advent/Christmas playlist on YouTube. It includes four videos: What Is Advent?; What Time Was Jesus Born?; What Do the Nativity Ox and Donkey Symbolize? and How Long Does Christmas Last? These resources provide background information about two of the most important seasons in the liturgical year.  
  • Check out the Catholic Ed 4 All podcast hosted by Dr. Raul Escarpio. Dr. Escarpio explores serving exceptional learners in Catholic schools.  
  • We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for NCEA 2019, the largest private education event in the world. The NCEA 2019 mobile app will be ready in mid-March, but you can download the NCEA app now. Within the NCEA app, you will find links to our social media pages, blogs and website. It also includes a complete calendar listing of events and webinars throughout the year as well as a member school directory. Additionally, if you click on the “conventions” tab, you will have access to past NCEA Convention & Expo content. Search NCEA in either the app store or Google Play.  
  • The Fall 2018 issue of Momentum is available online. Click here to read the digital issue now.  
  • 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 12/7/2018

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

Early Learning in Indiana

Happening Next Week

  • Participate in The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Creating on the Margins Contest, which helps schools and parishes engage youth in learning the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to engage with the theme of racism in an age-appropriate way. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g., video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.).

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools portal is now open for your school to begin making custom changes. Log-in instructions were sent to principals from giving@factsmgt.com. If you are having trouble finding your information or logging in please contact giving@factsmgt.com for assistance.
  • 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 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Council Call for Applications opened on November 20, 2018. Visit our website for more information and to submit an application.
  • The early bird deadline for NCEA 2019 registration ends soon! Let us know you are coming today!
  • The Call for Proposals for the 2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2019) opened on Wednesday, November 14. Submit your proposal by Thursday, January 3, 2019!
  • Registration is now open for the 2019 Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo.
  • Don’t forget to sign up to participate in the National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project. Learn more about this important program.

Relevant Resources

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  • Many Gifts, One Nation is just over a month away. Make sure you are on track by following our 6-12-20 Week Planning Checklists!
     
  • St. Joseph Studios has posted a new Advent/Christmas playlist on YouTube. It includes four videos: What Is Advent?; What Time Was Jesus Born?; What Do the Nativity Ox and Donkey Symbolize? and How Long Does Christmas Last? These resources provide background information about two of the most important seasons in the liturgical year.
     
  • Catholic School Coaches Code provides 16 tips for coaches in mission-driven athletics programs.
     
  • We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for NCEA 2019, the largest private-education event in the world. The NCEA 2019 mobile app will be ready in mid-March, but you can download the NCEA app now. Within the NCEA app, you will find links to our social media pages, blogs and website. It also includes a complete calendar listing of events and webinars throughout the year as well as a member school directory. Additionally, if you click on the “conventions” tab, you will have access to past NCEA convention and expo content. Search NCEA in either the app store or Google Play.
     
  • The Fall 2018 issue of Momentum is available online. Click here to read the digital issue now.
     
  • Check out our new and improved Religious Education Assessments 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 11/30/2018

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

Media Literacy: Searching for God in the MCU

Advent in Action: Putting Our Faith into Motion for Our Students

Happening Next Week

  • Participate in The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Creating on the Margins Contest, which helps schools and parishes engage youth in learning the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to engage with the theme of racism in an age-appropriate way. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g., video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.).

Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

  • The Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools portal is now open for your school to being making custom changes. Log-in instructions were sent to principals from giving@factsmgt.com. If you are having trouble finding your information or logging in please contact giving@factsmgt.com for assistance.
  • 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 match problems and an essay. All competitions occur between February 13th and March 17th. Learn more on the TEAMS websiteSchools that are members of the 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 NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Council Call for Applications opened on November 20, 2018. Visit our website for more information and to submit an application.
  • The early bird deadline for NCEA 2019 registration ends soon! Let us know you are coming today!
  • The Call for Proposals for the 2019 NCEA Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL 2019) opened on Wednesday, November 14. Submit your proposal by Thursday, January 3, 2019!
  • Registration is now open for the 2019 Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Seminar on April 24 during the NCEA 2019 Convention & Expo.
  • Don’t forget to sign up to participate in the National Speak Up for Digital Learning Survey Project. Learn more about this important program.

Relevant Resources

WEEKLY ROUND UP 11/2/2018

 

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

Catholic Students Bring Joy to Poor Children

NCEA Stands With Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters To Condemn All Acts Of Hate

Ready, Willing and Able

Happening Next Week

  • National Blue Ribbon Award 2019: Please complete the pre-registration form for the National Blue Ribbon Award by Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 cycle.
  • Participate in The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Creating on the Margins Contest, which helps schools and parishes engage youth in learning the root causes of poverty and the Church’s response. The theme of this year’s contest, “A Time to Heal Racism,” invites Catholic youth in grades 7-12 to engage with the theme of racism in an age-appropriate way. Youth will then work to educate others through creative work of any medium (e.g., video, song, painting, drama, poetry, etc.).
Webinars

Major Announcements & Deadlines

Relevant Resources

WEEKLY ROUND UP 10/26/2018

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week.

In case you missed it…

Doing the Laundry, Dusty Shoes, and the Monastery Bell: The Leadership the Church Needs Today from Catholic School Educators

Catholic School Matters Radio Hour

Going, Going, Gone and the Implications for Catholic Schools

Catholic School Matters Top 5

Happening Next Week

  • 2019 Institute for Catholic School Leaders (ICSL): The Call for Proposals will open during the week of October 29. For more information, please look for the announcement to submit a proposal or contact Annette Jones.
  • National Blue Ribbon Award 2019: Principals, please Complete the application for the National Blue Ribbon Award by Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to be eligible for the 2019 cycle.
  • Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award: The Call for Nominations closes on Sunday, October 28 – please submit all information by the deadline.

Major Announcements & Deadlines

Relevant Resources