The Mission of Catholic Schools for the World – Keynote at NCEA 2015

The opening general session at NCEA’s convention always inspires attendees to acquire new knowledge and renew their spirit. This year promises to be no exception.

carolyn woo photoNCEA is pleased to have Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services as keynote speaker at NCEA15!

Dr. Woo assumed the position of CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services in January 2012. Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on five continents.

Dr. Woo, representing CRS, was featured in Foreign Policy (May/June 2013) as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of a “force for good.” Dr. Woo’s Catholic News Service monthly column took first place in the 2013 Catholic Press Association Awards in the category of Best Regular Column — Spiritual Life. Before CRS, she served as the dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame from 1997. During Dean Woo’s tenure, the Mendoza College achieved number 1 ranking (BusinessWeek/Bloomberg) in 2010 and 2011. Prior to the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Woo served as Associate Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purdue University.

Dr. Woo will be speaking on the topic of the mission of Catholic schools for the world. She shares, “through the symbiosis of learning and doing, Catholic schools and Catholic social services are partners in the sacred work of forming young adults in faith.”

We look forward to seeing you at NCEA15 – register today!

Leadership Succession Planning Webinar

From the authors of NCEA’s Leadership Succession Planning in Catholic Education: An Ongoing Plan for Leadership Development, Identification, and Selection publication, this webinar will provide practical information and in-depth discussion on the steps within the process of leadership succession planning. Members are invited to join Anthony Sabatino, Ed.D. Clinical Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University and Mary Fitzgerald, SSND Assistant Professor Notre Dame of Maryland University for this webinar on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 4 and 7 p.m. EST.

Webinar participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a working definition of leadership succession planning.
  • Identify and recognize leadership capacity among school community.
  • Engage in the process of developing an effective and measurable succession plan.

This webinar is offered free of charge as an NCEA member benefit. All registrants will receive the recorded webinar and presentation files. Register online today.

Monday Morning Meeting: Diocesan Data Strategy

On Mondays, NCEA Talk presents member submitted topic or question for discussion. Share your knowledge and resources with your Catholic school educators across the country by emailing nceatalk@ncea.org.

This week’s member submitted question – for diocesan leaders: Has your diocese developed a Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment strategy that integrates and shares data from a student information system, a curriculum mapping tool, a curriculum delivery tool, and assessments for data-driven decision-making and curriculum evaluation? Does your diocese use a data warehouse and analytic software for the collection, storage, and reporting of data?  If so, what data warehouse and analytic tool are you using? Do your diocese have a data team as part of their education department?  If so, what is the size of the data team?

NCEA Talk Weekly Round Up – 2/27/2015

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…
Monday Morning Meeting – Share your knowledge and resources with your Catholic school educators across the country by emailing nceatalk@ncea.org. This week’s question: How has your school or religious education group partnered with Catholic service organizations such as Catholic Relief Services or Catholic Charities on community service and philanthropy projects?

LEAD: Bishop Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown Appointed NCEA Board Chair

LEARN: University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education: Accepting Applications for Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows

PROCLAIM: Good Shepherd Regional Honors Brave Officials

Did you register for NCEA 2015 yet?
Browse sessions by topic areas or search by presenter name by clicking here: www.ncea.org/convention/sessions

Did you see? The U.S. Department of Education posted this training video aimed at helping K-12 school officials to better protect student privacy while using online educational services and applications:

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services provides guidance to protect student data and school liability when students use online apps and websites in school. Administrators should consider ideas for developing acceptable use policies regarding click to accept links that may compromise safety of student or school data.

Your input is needed: What Do Catholic Parents Most Want to Hear from the Church?

That’s what Strong Catholic Families would like to know! Please take five minutes to complete the short 4 question survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCFParents before March 15 and sign up to view the results and please share this post for other parents/grandparents to see.
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Bishop Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown Appointed NCEA Board Chair

Photo in suitBishop George V. Murry of the Diocese of Youngstown has been named chairman of the board of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).  With his guidance, NCEA will continue its commitment to Catholic education and refocus its mission to lead, learn and proclaim.

“I am honored to have Bishop Murry succeed me as chair,” said Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago, who has served as NCEA chairman since 2013. “The NCEA makes an invaluable contribution to the Church and this appointment is a good fit. Bishop Murry has been recognized for his exceptional leadership and commitment to Catholic education at all levels.”

NCEA President Brother Robert Bimonte expressed gratitude to Bishop Murry for his willingness to serve as board chair. “Catholic education is facing both exciting and challenging times. Bishop Murry has a deep faith in the importance of Catholic education for students, families and communities. His vision will be a great gift to NCEA and its members.”

In acknowledgement of his appointment, Bishop Murry shared, “I am honored to serve as board chair and support the mission of the National Catholic Educational Association. Catholic schools have made a tremendous contribution to the growth of the faith in the United States. It is my hope that together we will work to fortify our Catholic schools and recommit ourselves to the ongoing growth and development that is needed for present and future generations to thrive in the 21st century.”

Bishop Murry has served as bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown since 2007. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1948. After graduating from Catholic elementary and high schools, he attended St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in 1972. That same year he entered the Jesuits and was ordained a priest on June 9, 1979. He earned a Master’s of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 1979 and a Ph.D. in American Cultural History from George Washington University in 1995.

Bishop Murry served on the faculty and was Dean of Student Activities at Gonzaga College High School, Washington, D.C., from 1974-1976. He was adjunct professor of American Studies at Georgetown University from 1986-1990, and president of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., from 1989-1994. He was named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit in 1994.

Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago where he was ordained to the episcopacy in 1995. John Paul II appointed him Bishop of St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands in 1998, and in 2007, Pope Benedict appointed him the fifth Bishop of Youngstown.

Bishop Murry has served on numerous boards including the University of Detroit and Loyola Academy, St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and Loyola University in Chicago. Presently, he is a member of the board of Fairfield University in Connecticut, Walsh University in Ohio and the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. He also serves on the Ohio Governor’s Task Force on Community-Police Relations.

Bishop Murry will begin his term in April 2015 and will meet with members at NCEA’s Convention & Expo in Orlando on April 7-9.

Good Shepherd Regional Honors Brave Officials

GoodShepherd

NCEA is pleased to share the wonderful stories happening in Catholic schools. To share your story, please email nceatalk@ncea.org.

During Catholic Schools Week, the students, faculty and staff of Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Ardsley, Pennsylvania welcomed peace officers including police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders from five municipalities in the eastern Montgomery County area for Mass at Queen of Peace Church. Father John Nordeman, pastor, was the celebrant for the Mass on Friday, January 30. To view photos, please visit CatholicPhilly.com.

Photo by Sarah Webb.

University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education: Accepting Applications for Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows

Students in our nation’s schools deserve the highest quality STEM education we can offer. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics provide students opportunities to explore, understand, and design solutions for the world around them. The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a unique, competitive, and formative program focused on increasing student interest and learning in STEM disciplines through the support and growth of high-quality STEM teachers.

Please visit University of Notre Dame Center for STEM Education’s website to learn more about how to apply.

This 2015 Summer Institute are July 20 – July 31. All application materials are due online by March 31, 2015

The benefits of this program include:
•Longitudinal professional growth in STEM teaching, learning, assessment, and leadership.
•A national community of practitioners with a strong cohort model.
•Content-specific instructional coaching.
•Approximately 100 hours of PD each year that can be used for re-certification.
•Travel, lodging, and meal expenses paid for Summer Institutes (3) and Mid-Year Retreats (2).
•$6,000 stipend across the duration of the program

NCEA 2015: A Session for Everyone

With more than 300 informative sessions, NCEA 2015 is the place for Catholic school educators and leaders to engage in conversations, share resources
and come together for mission. For those looking for a place to start, visit www.ncea.org/convention/sessions.

On this page, you can search by topic area or target audience. If you are interested in a specific speaker or know the title of a session, you can search that way too!

Don’t forget! Early bird rates end today, February 24. Register today!

Monday Morning Meeting:

On Mondays, NCEA Talk presents member submitted topic or question for discussion. Share your knowledge and resources with your Catholic school educators across the country by emailing nceatalk@ncea.org.

 
This week’s question: How has your school or religious education group partnered with Catholic service organizations such as Catholic Relief Services or Catholic Charities on community service and philanthropy projects?

NCEA Talk Weekly Round Up – 2/20/15

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…

LENTEN RESOURCES

NCEA has a special page at www.ncea.org/lentenresources for prayers, infographics and seasonal resources for Lent.

Praying with You During this Lenten Season: A letter from NCEA President Brother Robert Bimonte

Lenten Infographics explore “What is Lent?” and “What are you doing for Lent?”

LEARN: Bearing Witness Registration Now Open

Early Bird Rates for NCEA 2015 Convention & Expo end February 24. Register Today!