NCEA is the largest, private professional education association in the world. NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Our membership includes more than 150,000 educators serving 1.9 million students in Catholic education.
The National Catholic Education Association of the USA has a series of resources that are useful for Ontario Catholic Educators. Here are some of these resources:
Growing Together: Best Practices for Catholic Schools
Catholic Identity Curriculum Integration
Catholic Identity Curriculum Integration (CICI) was developed as a collaborative partnership formed to help teachers and school leaders develop curriculum that is truly Catholic and truly rigorous. This is accomplished through focused integration of Catholic identity into locally developed, rigorous, standards-based curriculum in PK-12 Catholic schools and dioceses. CICI has as one of its primary goals to develop and disseminate tools in the form of frameworks, guidelines and resources to assist teachers and school leaders as they develop curriculum to integrate elements of Catholic identity into rigorous standards.
- Starting the School Year: 5 Tips for Re-engineering Your Classroom with Formative Assessment
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What do Superintendents and School Leaders Need to Know About This New Law?
- Catholic Coalition for Special Education Helps Two Children with Down Syndrome Attend Catholic School
- The Mustard Seed Project: Inclusive Practices in Catholic Schools
- ESSA Overview: Getting the Most Out of the Every Student Succeeds Act
- Bridging the Gap: Faith Formation for Special Needs
- Problem Solving to Support Student Success in Catholic Schools
- Catholic School Inclusion: An Education Beyond the Textbook
- Special Education Programs K-12: Models and Possibilities for Special Needs Students
- Answering the Call to Inclusive Catholic Education
- An Inclusion Revolution: A Chicago School’s Journey
- A Message From Pam Bernards, Ed.D., Director of Professional Development
- Meeting the Needs of Students Who are Gifted in Catholic Schools
- Defining Assessment Literacy
- Using Formative Instructional Practices to Develop Instructional Agility
- Grace Student Services Program
- (No) Know Instructional Tools Make Teaching Better Technology
- One Spirit, One Body: An Agenda for Serving Students With Disabilities in Catholic Schools
- Come Together to Make Catholic Education Open to All
- English Learners in Catholic Schools
- The Ancient Child
- Maximizing MTSS Through Effective Instructional Practices
- Working Smarter
- Program for Inclusive Education
- Jesus’ Growth Mindset, and Ours
- Making the Transition: Morning Star Program Offers Young Adults with Special Needs “Real Life” Experiences (Caldwell, Summer 2017)
- Universal Screening as an Integral Part of Response to Intervention and Multi-tiered Systems of Support (Bernards, Spring 2017)
- Break Down the Walls for Special Needs Students (Schmidt, Winter 2017)
- Exceptional Learners: Not an Exact Science (Wedemeyer, Fall 2016)
- CARE: Children’s Academic Resources for Education (Rosas, Rosas, Summer 2016)
- All Are Welcome: Building the Capacity of Catholic Schools to Serve the Needs of Students with Disabilities (Boyle, Spring 2016)
A Prayer Service for Openness in the Coming School Year
As we prepare for the opening of the school year, we are filled with many emotions. Let us listen and reflect on a time when Jesus’ disciples watched as he was approached by a demanding parent, and experienced a surprising result.
Who Are Exceptional Learners in Catholic Schools?
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 a Catholic school education.
Exceptional Learners White Paper: One Spirit, One Body
This white paper provides a rationale for serving students with disabilities in Catholic schools by exploring the Church’s call for inclusion during the last 50 years. Additionally, a framework is presented that outlines a systematic approach to developing a comprehensive system of support for inclusion practices in Catholic schools.
Called to Inclusion Infographic
As Catholic educators we are called to inclusion. This timeline outlines inclusion efforts promoted by the Church over the past six decades and outlines for us a call to action.
Religious Education Assessments
Information for Growth – tools to support effective catechesis for a lifetime of learning! NCEA has provided quality, reliable religious education assessment tools for more than three decades. The ACRE assessment is an integrated approach to faith knowledge assessment, and the IFG is a survey for knowing and living Catholic faith. These tools help NCEA fulfill teaching missions of the Catholic Church.