Professional Development

The NCEA Professional Development team continually works to increase access to opportunities for the spiritual and professional growth of our members by ongoing collaboration, curation of resources and digital and on-site training.

  • Amoris Laetitia: Engaging For Mission

    Register for the final two webinars of this 8 part series brought to you by the Strong Catholic Families National Partnership.  You can access the registration links and the Master Teacher video prepared by His Eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl by clicking the link below.

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  • Catholic Relief Services partners with NCEA for #CSW17 Day of Service

    At their core, Catholic schools are called to serve the poor and vulnerable, uphold the dignity of human life and form disciples who bring about justice. In light of this call, the National Catholic Educational Association and Catholic Relief Services have come together in partnership to create a FREE "Syrian Refugee Toolkit" for download and use during Catholic Schools Week 2017.

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  • Become an NCEA Contributor: Submit Resources for our Online Resource Library

    NCEA is always looking for more resources to add to the list of ever expanding Catholic educations resources available. NCEA is committed to providing valuable resources to assist Catholic educators in their careers via the NCEA Resource Library. This library is a compilation of resources created by member for members.  If you would like your resource available to Catholic educators, please take a few minutes to complete the form below. Upon approval, your resource will be added to the NCEA Resource Library made available to all NCEA members.

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World Migrant Day is January 15th 

Pope Francis has named the theme for World Migrant Day: “Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless.”  Read the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017.  Consider using this message in conjunction with your Catholic Schools Week Day of Service activities.


Upcoming Events

NCEA Convention and Expo

The NCEA Convention and Expo is the largest private-education association gathering in the nation. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic school and faith-based education. The Convention is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge, and to renew your spirit. St. Louis is the just the place for that to happen to you! Join us April 18-20. 2017. Registration is now open.

NCEA 2017 New Directions Exceptional Learners Conference

Catholic schools strive to be inclusive of all learners, and teachers and administrators are seeking strategies, best practices and resources to help serve the needs of exceptional learners in the classroom. Ergo, it is with great pleasure that we announce the NCEA 2017 New Directions Exceptional Learners Conference (NCEA 2017 ELC), which will take place June 19-21, 2017 in Evanston, IL (Chicago area). 



Edcamps: A Free and Teacher-Driven Professional Development Movement

Have you ever participated in a professional development event that you felt wasted your time, didn't address your needs or was a waste of money? If so, it is time for you to consider Edcamp as a PD alternative. These events are free, easy to reproduce and will energize your colleagues and staff. No matter what your role in education, you can benefit from learning more about the Edcamp model. 

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Wednesday January 11, 2017
4:00pm EST


Diocesan Choral Festivals: Guidelines and Organization

Diocesan Choral Festivals: Guidelines and Organization, will be led by AFPC President Lee Gwozdz and Dr. Catherine Muzzy. Mr. Gwozdz serves as Director of Music at Corpus Christi Cathedral and Director of Sacred Music for the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas, where a thriving music ministry embraces singers in grades one through twelve as well as adults. He is sought after as a clinician for children's voices and conductor of children's choir festivals. Dr. Muzzy is the dynamic principal at St. Edward the Confessor School in Dana Point, CA. An active advocate of arts in schools, Dr. Muzzy has organized numerous Diocesan Choral Festivals and serves as a member of the AFPC Board of Directors.

Monday January 23, 2017
4:00pm EST

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Additional Resources

Liturgical Resources for Presidential Inauguration

Friday January 20th is Inauguration Day.  The USCCB had created suggested intercessions and prayers for liturgies held on that day.

Resources to Celebrate National Catholic Schools Week

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2017 is January 29 - February 4. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members

March for Life

The March for Life will be held on Friday January 27th.   This pro-life March has taken place since 1974.  You can find logistical information about how to participate in the March for Life as well as educational resources for teachers and students by clicking the link above.

Meet the Professional Development Team