Catholic educators’ dedication shows at convention in St. Louis


Sister Judith Abique, SPC, will integrate Theology of the Body concepts in religious education at St. Joseph School in Waipahu, Hawaii, as a result of a session she attended at the NCEA Convention and Expo in St. Louis.

Catholic education a family environment for faith formation, says Duchesne student ambassador

Sarah Jenkins, left, a Duchesne High School senior, will be the only student participant in a panel discussion on the state of Catholic education at the 2017 Convention and Expo of the National Catholic Educational Association. More than 8,000 educators and leaders are expected to attend.

This week when many Catholic schools will be off for Easter/spring break, Sarah Jenkins will be sitting shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest names in Catholic education.

Jenkins, a senior at Duchesne High School in St. Charles, was tapped to speak at a panel discussion at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo, taking place in St. Louis April 18-20. More than 8,000 attendees from across the United States and Canada are expected at the America's Center Downtown this week for an exchange of ideas and professional development opportunities.

‘Awesome’ National Catholic Educational Association conference returns to St. Louis

Members of the steering committee for the 2017 NCEA Convention that will be held in St. Louis posed outside the archdiocesan booth at the 2016 convention in San Diego.

The 20th century dawned with the United States on the cusp of a technological revolution that put men on the moon and led to a land-speed record topping 763 miles per hour. The Wright Brothers took flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., and Henry Ford incorporated the Ford Motor Company, both in 1903, with Henry himself setting the land-speed record of 91.37 mph in 1904.

NCEA convention offers more interactive sessions, hands-on training

SAN DIEGO — Megan Gonzalez connected brightly colored K'Nex plastic pieces into a triangle, part of a lesson exploring angles.She was one of several dozen middle-school teachers participating in a hands-on workshop on how to make math and science concepts engaging to middle-school students.

"The new buzzword is STEM, having kids up and moving around," said Gonzalez, referring to a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Officials report on health of schools, outline steps for growth

Attendees explored a vendor booth March 29 during the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention and expo in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — The health of the nation's Catholic schools is mixed, their leaders announced March 29, noting that they served nearly 24,000 fewer students than last year although 14 new schools opened across the country.

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