Sharing best practices, new classroom tools among convention highlights

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April 7, 2015

Catholic school students look on as Bishop Noonan delivers homily at opening Mass of NCEA convention in Florida

Bishop John G. Noonan of Orlando, Fla., delivers the homily as Orlando area Catholic schools students look on at the April 7 opening Mass of the National Catholic Educational Association’s annual convention at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Sharing success stories and honoring exemplary Catholic educators nationwide is the engine that drives the annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association.

“One of the things we do here is highlight best practices always with the understanding that people have to adapt and make this their own,” Christian Brother Robert Bimonte, NCEA’s president, told Catholic News Service a day before the official start of the NCEA 2015 Convention & Expo, set for April 7-9 in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center.

An extensive awards program and a series of some 342 workshops and professional development sessions were on tap for the NCEA event, with a fair amount of the conversation dedicated to topics such as Catholic school financial support; technology use; Catholic identity in schools; social media; bullying; legal issues; and the growing importance of the Latino population in the U.S.

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