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.


  • National Bearing Witness Summer Institute - Apply by April 15th 

    Join Catholic school educators from across the United States for Bearing Witness™, a six-day all-expenses-paid* intensive study experience designed to give you the skills and resources to bring the lessons of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern-day prejudice to your students and communities.

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  • 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference - June 18-20, 2018

    The 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference (Assessment 2018) will provide top level education on how Catholic schools can implement a comprehensive assessment program to monitor student progress and inform decision-making regarding instructional programs. We invite you to attend!

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Religious Education Assessments

We are excited to announce that as of June 30, 2018, NCEA’s ACRE/IFG will be hosted on a new and improved platform. More detailed information on this update is forthcoming and current users will be contacted in the next few weeks for account details and next steps. Should you wish to purchase additional testing materials, please note that these items will be valid for the current school year only, through June 30, 2018. Any testing materials purchased from ETS for the fall 2018-2019 school year will be considered out-of-date.

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Upcoming Events

2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference Registration Now Open!


The 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference (Assessment 2018) will provide top level education on how Catholic schools can implement a comprehensive assessment program to monitor student progress and inform decision-making regarding instructional programs. We invite you to attend!

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Webinars

Adapting Instruction for All Students: Getting the Most from your CogAT scores

May 17, 2018
4:00pm EST

Differentiating instruction is a critical teaching strategy that can benefit all students. Assessment data, particularly ability test performance, can be a valuable tool in planning differentiation. CogAT Ability Profiles in particular are a powerful resource for the regular classroom teacher. In this webinar, we will discuss the use of CogAT Ability Profile scores to understand students’ cognitive strengths and weaknesses and then relate this knowledge to specific strategies for adapting instruction to build from those strengths and shore up weaknesses.

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Helping Catholic School Parents Make Faith a Priority in Their Home

May 23, 2018
4:00pm EST

We live in a new age.  An age where many Catholic school parents no longer understand themselves as the first and best teacher of the faith. Our Catholic schools are expected to form disciples as the world and what may be happening at home sends conflicting messages.  How do we inspire parents to claim their VOCATION as a faith-filled parent?  This session will explore the theological foundation and practical ideas to equip, support, affirm and challenge the parents in your school to create a home where the faith is treasured, learned and lived.

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Additional Resources

First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations

The lesson plan, “First Encounters With Race and Racism: Teaching Ideas for Classroom Conversations,” offers teachers tips on how to strike up a conversation with students about their first encounter with race and racism and turn it into a classroom discussion. The article features links to ADL educational materials on our web site.

Moments of Grace: Embedding Catholic Identity into the Science Standards

This blog is the third in a series of three blogs from the Diocese of Owensboro on the rationale and process for the development of new Diocesan Science Standards embedded with Catholic Identity. The present moment in our shared story as Catholic educators is also a moment of grace; one in which we may break through to more comprehensive ways of thinking about science and religion; one in which life, and life more abundantly, will find a way.  It is not a call to arms, but rather a call to reconciliation between faith and reason, so that we may more effectively lead our students to live in wholeness and holiness in one sacred life community.

Meet the Professional Development Team

Who Are Exceptional Learners
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