College Day

2008 NCEA Convention logoThursday, March 27, 2008

This is a special College Day for all friends of Catholic education who are currently enrolled in a college or university at the NCEA Convention. You can attend one of the nation’s premier national education and faith formation conferences here in Indianapolis at a very low cost.

Hear nationally-known speakers; learn about the latest educational research, educational trends, working in private schools, and Catholic education. Enjoy keynote sessions and breakout sessions as well as special sessions on Catholic faith formation presented by top professionals this day in a special “Catechists’ Track.”

The event is sponsored by:

  • Loyola University – Chicago, IL
  • Marian College – Indianapolis, IN
  • University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
  • Brescia University – Owensboro, KY
  • Butler University – Indianapolis, IN
  • St. Joseph’s College – Rensselaer, IN
  • St. Mary-of-the-Woods – St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
  • University of Dayton – Dayton, OH

Check in will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m.  A sampling of topics include working with students with disabilities; teaching the Holocaust; music methods; inclusion in a Catholic school; using story telling to increase learning; 6+1 Traits of Writing; accelerating mathematical achievement; Working with the Latino-Millennial student; 101 Thins You should Know about Music and Learning; Problem Based Learning in the Science Class; Quality Catholic Preschools; Teaching Gifted and Talented Students in the Regular Classroom; Place-Based Education; The Educator’s Legal Tool Box; Seven Principles of School Violence Prevention; Global Education in the Elementary School; Teaching comprehension and vocabulary skills; Daytime Astronomy; Hands on Math; Bible Literacy; Simple Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Students; and Blogging in the Classroom.

Exhibit Hall with over 800 exhibitors is open from 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All for $25.00!

Register online here or call (800)382-9836, extension 1444.

National Speakers:
Daniel Pink, Keynote Address
Left/Right Brain Thinking
Daniel H. Pink is the author of two influential business books. His latest, A Whole New Mind, charts the rise of right-brain thinking in modern economies and explains the six abilities individuals and organizations must master in an outsourced and automated world. Dan's first book, Free Agent Nation, about the growing ranks of people who work for themselves, was a business bestseller and “…a cornerstone of employee-management relations.”

Steven Ellair, Keynote for Cathechist Track 
The Catechist as Living Witness of Faith
Steven Ellair has been involved in catechetical ministry for many years. A former parish catechist, youth minister and Catholic schoolteacher, he served as the Consultant for Elementary Catechesis in the Los Angeles Archdiocese for over eight years. Currently a Senior Editor with RCL, he speaks and writes nationally on issues related to catechesis.

Joyce Rupp, Major Address 
Crossroads: Where Challenge Meets Opportunity
Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, a spiritual "midwife," and retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. She is a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary). Works include: May I Have This Dance, Welcome the Light, Fresh Bread and others.

NCEA Closing Convention Liturgy (4:45 PM)

The Exhibit Hall with over 800 exhibitors is open from 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.

Participating Colleges:
  • Marian College
  • Notre Dame
  • St. Mary's College, Notre Dame
  • St. Meinrad School of Theology
  • Brescia University
  • St. Joseph's College
  • St. Mary-of-the Woods College
  • Butler University
  • University of Dayton
  • Spalding University
  • Loyola University

A Sampling of Breakout Sessions Offered on Thursday, March 27

  • Using Math Manipulatives in a Meaningful Way for Middle School Math Classes
  • Inculcation of Catholic Values into Curriculum
  • Move Over Harry Potter, Make Room for a Middle School House System
  • 101 Things You Should Know About Music & Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning in the Science Class
  • Is Your School among the 80 Percent of Catholic Schools Whose Students and Teachers Receive Benefits from NCLB?
  • Story-telling as a Teacher’s Tool
  • Accelerating Math Achievement
  • 6+1 Traits of Writing
  • Working With Latino-Millennial Students
  • Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools: What Catholic School Personnel Need to Know about IDEA
  • Fostering Catholic Identity in Your School
  • Current Case Law and Pending Legal Issues for Catholic Educators
  • Wellness for Catholic School Leaders
  • The Changing Face of the Catholic Church in the U.S.: Trends and Possibilities
  • Bearing Witness--Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Contemporary Issues: A Training Program for Catholic Teachers
  • Enrollment BASICs: Bringing Additional Students into Your School
  • Marketing as Mission Online
  • Beyond the Parish Walls: Marketing Today's CITY Catholic Schools
  • The Catechist as Living Witness of Faith
  • The Power of Prayer: Using Symbol and Ritual with Children
  • Sit Kneel, Stand. How hard could it be?
  • Seven Secrets of Successful Catechists


Registration is just $25 per person and is accepted through February 25, 2008

You can register online HERE using MasterCard or Visa

Or download a registration form HERE

This offer will not available during onsite registration at the convention.

For more information contact Kathy Mears at


Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

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