NCEA Podcast

This podcast is for leaders and teachers in the field of Catholic education. We elevate people who are doing great work and have a general focus on leadership successes and challenges in Catholic education.

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3 days ago

"Are you spending as much time with your faith data as you're spending with your reading and math data?"
Today's podcast guest, Denise Mulcahey, director of teaching & learning for the Diocese of Des Moines, poses this question to teachers, principals and school network leaders alike. Tune in to hear her conversation with NCEA’s Vice President of Assessment, John Galvan, as they talk about practical ways to gather and use faith data to implement change in your Catholic school's climate and culture. Denise's tip on understanding the NCEA Rise assessments and in building capacity in small dioceses is the perfect advice for how to start.

5 days ago

Want to know what students love about going to a Catholic School? Survey the students! First graders Robert and RuthAnn join us from their principal's office to share their class's special countdown list. You won't want to miss this light-hearted episode dedicated to all our teachers!
This episode is sponsored by our ambassador partner, Archangel Education + Technology.
NSBECS Standards 1.5, 3.1

Elements of Teacher Evaluations

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

The thought of teacher evaluations may conjure up emotions for both teachers and site administrators. Still, effective execution of the evaluation process can be one of the most powerful ways to help our teachers reflect and grow in their practice. Join NCEA's Laura MacDonald and Associate Superintendent Tosha Tillotson as they discuss the evaluation process and share tips for teachers and principals to develop a positive program at their schools.
This episode is sponsored by Otus:
(NSBECS Standards 6.3, 8.1)

Refreshed, Renewed, Now What?

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

Thursday Jan 19, 2023

Refreshed, Renewed, Now What? is inspired by Januarys past that, as educators, we have returned to school with renewed energy and hope for the semester ahead, only to run out of steam or have a sinking spell (or two) before getting to the finish line. We hope to inspire everyone to lean into their humanity, lean on their faith and finish strong while showing themselves, their colleagues and the students they serve grace and kindness – not to mention establishing evergreen habits for wellbeing.
This episode is sponsored by Friendzy:

Learn, Teach and Practice Virtue

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

Join NCEA's President and CEO, Lincoln Snyder as he discusses the importance of virtue with Sr. John Dominic Rasmussen, O.P., executive director for Openlight Media. Openlight Media publishes Education in Virtue, an easy-to-use program created by the Dominican Sisters of Mary and based on St. Thomas Aquinas' teachings on the virtues and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Listen in to hear more about virtue ethics, why virtues are important to us as Catholics, and how educators can integrate virtues into their classrooms.

State of the Association

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

Thursday Jan 05, 2023

Join Lincoln Snyder as he shares the state of NCEA 2021-2022. Find out NCEA's financial status, where time is being invested and how NCEA is responding to current trends in Catholic education. This podcast is an encore presentation from the final day of CLS 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.
This episode is sponsored by NCEA Rise:

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Fr. Tony Ricard of the Archdiocese of New Orleans joins NCEA on the podcast as we prepare for the Nativity of the Lord. He shares how we as educators can enter into the mystery of Christmas by seeking Christ's presence in the hearts of our students.
This replay is sponsored by Otus.

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

In this virtual visit to the Dioceses of Lexington and Memphis, newly acquainted Maggie Tobias and Christine Gibson join NCEA's Laura MacDonald to discuss their roles as Catholic school counselors. Join their conversation as they share strategies schools can use to assist students in feeling connected and find out why they see their roles in Catholic schools as the best of both worlds!
This episode is sponsored by Friendzy.
(NSBECS Standards 9.2 and 9.3, Academic Excellence)

Monday Nov 28, 2022

Join NCEA's Chief Content Officer, Julie Vogel and her guest, VP of Assessment, John Galvan, as they discuss FAQs surrounding NCEA's new family of assessments - Rise. What does it assess? Why should we assess? What can we do with that data? Tune in to find out all that and more! 
If Catholic educators are looking for better informed religion curriculum and instruction, more unified school communities, a network of other Catholic educational professionals, and user-friendly data to improve Catholic Identity & Mission, NCEA Rise is your solution.

Wednesday Nov 09, 2022

In Anne Krane's pre-kindergarten classroom they learn to be leaders, they learn to be independent, and they learn that God made them special! Join Laura MacDonald on her virtual visit to St. Columbkille Partnership School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. Bring an extra bag, this episode is packed with souvenirs for all educators.
(NSBECS Standard 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 4.2)


National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

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 nearly 140,000 educators serving 1.6 million students in Catholic education.

As a professional association whose focus is Catholic school education, NCEA’s focus is to lead, learn and proclaim by:

  • Developing current and future leaders;
  • Providing educational resources and strategically expanding professional development opportunities for those committed to the mission of Catholic education; and
  • Serving as the national voice for Catholic schools

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