About the NCEA Advisory Councils
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) serves our members to fulfill the mission to lead, learn and proclaim the good news of Catholic school education. NCEA is pleased to work with the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Councils that will serve as a representative voice of NCEA members and to help guide NCEA in our programs and services.
NCEA depends on experts in the field of Catholic school education who serve through a variety of capacities. With that in mind, prospective Advisory Council members may include – but are not limited to – teachers, principals, presidents, administrative staff, pastors, governing body members, diocesan leaders, home and school association members, friends/donors to Catholic school education, higher education members, partners, consultants and others committed to the future of Catholic school education.
NCEA is pleased to announce a Call for Candidacy for the Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Advisory Councils. If you believe you have time and talent to serve on an Advisory Council, or know of someone who would be a valuable addition, please take the time to submit an application. Please note that it is critical to have all the required documents as noted in the application instructions prior to beginning the application process. All candidacy applications must be received electronically by November 28, 2016. Those who are invited to join this year will be notified by January 6, 2017.
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Council Committee Areas of Focus
The NCEA Lead. Learn. Proclaim Advisory Council candidates work closely with council committees with specialty in the following areas:
♦ Growth Mindset
– Leaders in Catholic school education are tasked first and foremost to be servant leaders. The Growth Mindset Council Committee is charged with providing insight and guidance for resources and professional development opportunities so that Catholic school educators may lead their communities with a positive and inspiring missionary mindset that encourages a hopeful transformational growth in Catholic schools. In addition, this council committee will focus on the preparation and development of leadership faith formation, the operational vitality of Catholic schools, and the realm of leadership succession planning.
♦ Leadership Skill Set
– One facet of Catholic school education leadership is the need to proactively plan for the recruitment, formation and retention of Catholic school leaders. The Leadership Skill Set Council Committee is tasked with identifying standard practices and expectations for knowledge, skills, and disposition of effective Catholic school leadership and providing insight and guidance for resources and professional development opportunities so that Catholic school educators may effectively lead their communities with the necessary means. In addition, this council committee will focus on the preparation and development of leadership faith formation, the operational vitality of Catholic schools, and the realm of leadership succession planning.
♦ STREAM/Catholic Faith Integration
– STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) continues to gather ‘steam’ in Catholic school education. Catholic faith integration remains at the center of the STREAM curriculum model. The STREAM Council Committee will provide guidance and insight on building and maintaining professional development opportunities and learning resources that are meant to acquaint, enrich and facilitate Catholic school educators in the design and delivery of STREAM education.
♦ EdTech – Educational Technology in Catholic schools is here to stay! Recognizing that EdTech is no longer a luxury, Catholic schools across the country are not only embracing, but are leading the way in developing and implementing forward thinking EdTech programs. The EdTech Council Committee members will provide guidance and insight on the cultivation and development of school cultures in which technology is not just separate class, but tools whose use is fully integrated into instructional practice. This aspect of school culture will be supported through professional development opportunities and learning resources.
♦ Early Childhood
– Catholic families across the country value and seek out quality early learning experiences steeped in the faith for their youngest family members. Early Learning Centers serving infants to PK4 and PK4 classrooms included in Catholic elementary schools are but two of the innovative models currently serving Catholic families. Early Childhood Council Committee Members will provide guidance and insight on identifying Best Practice in Early Childhood education and building and maintaining professional development opportunities and learning resources that support these best practices.
♦ Exceptional Learners
– Catholic schools are growing as leaders in welcoming, accepting and honoring the needs of all learners through the development of exceptional learner programs. The Exceptional Learners Council Committee will be tasked with providing guidance and insight on building and maintaining professional development opportunities and learning resources that focus on effective models of student inclusion, developing gifted learning programs and effective differentiation tools.
♦ Catholic Schools Week
– National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The Catholic Schools Week Council Committee will provide guidance and insight on the future direction of this celebration week at the school, regional and national levels.
♦ NCEA Member Publications
– Currently NCEA member publications include the signature print publication, Momentum
, and NCEA Talk blog
and eNewsletter. These member benefits are a crucial part of the ongoing professional growth of Catholic school leaders and educators. The NCEA Member Publications Council Committee will provide guidance and insight on direction and focus for future editions of these publications.
♦ Catholic School Marketing & Branding
– Effective marketing is essential to a school’s success in today’s competitive education environment. The Catholic School Marketing & Branding Council Committee will be tasked with providing guidance and insight on building and maintaining professional development opportunities and learning resources to help support schools in their year-round marketing programs and brand.