Join us July 14, 2014!

Charism, Culture, and Curriculum


The Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton welcomes you to join us for the 2014 Catholic Education Summit.  

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"To educate is to save souls ..."


This annual summit invites all who have an interest in Catholic education to come together in a spirit of faith and collaboration. Both informative and inspirational, the summit allows the University of Dayton Center for Catholic Education to share our commitment to Catholic education – and Catholic educators – from across the nation and around the world in the common mission of the Church.

Educators from all settings – urban, suburban, and rural – will find this conference to be informative. We welcome all teachers, superintendents, pastors, philanthropists, and higher education personnel to attend. The summit holds promise for networking, informing, praying, dreaming, planning, and taking action so that the gift of urban Catholic schools will flourish. 

Participants may register to attend the Summit on campus ($65) or virtually ($75).

Registration is available online or by mailing the Registration Form (pdf) with payment. 

For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.


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Presentations will occurr in multiple sessions throughout the day. Download print agenda (pdf) >>

Session 1

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

A

Dr. Lorraine A. Ozar (Meyer Room N1650)

“BOTH/AND—Essential Curriculum for Catholic Schools”

Amidst the hue and cry about Common Core State Standards, Catholic schools must stay focused on their deep calling to be "the best schools"—schools that simultaneously hold students to high academic standards AND nurture and develop people of faith who can transform the world. Using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and principles of Catholic Identity Curriculum Integration, Catholic schools can develop rigorous, standards-based curriculum aligned with Catholic identity. In this session, we will explore how teachers can work together to create BOTH/AND curriculum for their school.

B

Dr. John R. Wilcox and Dr. Suzanne Dale Wilcox (North Dining Room N1620)

"Catholic Culture." Will you know it when you see, feel, breathe, or touch it?

One Catholic university president said that culture was like a mist: “If you stand in it long enough, you’ll get soaked.” That’s a good way to start the conversation. Culture is an intriguing subject:
• Does your school have a Catholic culture? How do you know that?
• How would the faculty, parents, students (if properly asked), and clergy describe your culture (if you are brave enough to ask them)?
• What should the Catholic culture of a school be like?
• Is there a standard or, even better, some good examples to which you can point? What makes their culture “Catholic”?
• How are you going to energize or invigorate your culture?
• What does culture have to do with charism and curriculum?

C

Dr. Louise “Toni” Moore and Rob Fortener (North Exhibit Space N1840)

Vibrant Culture: Inspiring Minds, Hearts and Spirits

What can you do to capture the positive energy in your Catholic school? How can you foster a vibrant culture? A strong culture is one of the most important determinants of how effective a school or any organization will be. What is the key to awakening that spirit and realizing its power in your school? In this session, you will explore the basic elements of culture and the power of culture. Ways of creating an inspiring and animating culture for your school will be discussed.

D

Francesca M. Franchina (Executive Dining Room M1425)

"WAKE UP AND SMELL THE RIGATONI!"
Charism, Culture, Curriculum, Community, Creativity and the New Evangelization: Festa Fresca allá Francesca!

Jesus said: “Let the children come to Me!” and "Come back to me with all your heart." This presentation invites parish and school administrators, teachers, students, parents, fundraisers, and community advocates to develop efforts combining all elements of the 2014 University of Dayton Catholic Education Summit in a faith-based experiential learning project to resuscitate, revive and renew zeal, fervor, faith, hope, charity and The New Evangelization utilizing TYBO℠ Tactics and Project TOTL. This creative thinking and human development problem solving process develops creativity, personal and communal identity, inductive/ deductive reasoning, and leadership skills encompassing Catholicism and the community in an upbeat, enthusiastic, joy-filled mode for Catholic Schools that is motivational, educational, inspirational and perspirational. This fresh approach for the development and appreciation of all God’s people culminates in a parish/school event involving and energizing students, teachers, parents and the community.℠

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Session 2

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

E

Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min. (Meyer Room N1650)

The Vision Quest Within the Pilgrim’s Rule for Catholic Education

Pope Francis frequently speaks about the Pilgrim’s Rule for guiding our leadership and mentoring roles in life. It is adapted from St. Ignatius's rule, which states that the person accompanying the pilgrim must walk at his or her pace, not going on ahead, not falling behind. As Catholic educators, we are called to inspire a vision quest within the Pilgrim’s Rule based on the charism that each student receives to journey through their life. How do we recognize, motivate and inspire our faculty, staff and students along their life’s journey, guided by the Pilgrim’s Rule?

F

Dr. George J. Lisjak (North Dining Room N1620)

Charism: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

We hear the word “charism” used frequently in Catholic education circles today. Sometimes that word is used and interpreted differently by different people. For some of us, this can make charism difficult to understand. Even when we understand it, it can seem to be something beyond us, something we don’t know how to tap into to enhance the Catholic identity of our school.

In this session, we will talk about what charism is, why learning about the particular charism that enlivens your school is important, what you might do if your school is not identified with a particular charism, and how, in some very practical ways, a charism can shape the way things happen in your school every day.

G

Mollie Mallin, Patti Reuber, Mary Beth Walters, and Linda Ashley (North Exhibit Space N1840)

The Creation and Evolution of a Catholic School's Math PLC

In this presentation, members of the Math PLC will share how the PLC formed, summarize the work that the Math PLC has undertaken each year, and impart “lessons learned” regarding what has worked and what has not worked for the group. Presenters will also highlight how their involvement in the Math PLC has benefited them personally as well as how it has benefited their students.

H

Norm Rich, Sherry Gabert, and Denise Warnecke (Executive Dining Room M1425)

Wisdom, Worship, Works: Building Discipleship (a Metric for Catholic Identity)

In a culture that threatens our Catholic identity, we have to create schools that nurture discipleship in our young people. This presentation will examine a rubric created for measuring Catholic identity in our schools.

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Session 3

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

I

Dr. Shauna Adams (Meyer Room N1650)

Creating Curriculum: The Key to Integrating Faith, Culture and Life Throughout the Catholic School Experience

At a time when the American educational system is immersed in an environment of reform, the opportunities for Catholic Schools are great if we are willing to be bold and innovative creators of curriculum. Curriculum creation calls on teachers and leaders to view curriculum as a collaborative process that connects content areas, engages students and families, makes learning meaningful, and weaves the Catholic identity throughout all aspects of the learning experience. This process can seem daunting; however, there are steps that can be taken to move a school to a harmonious integration of faith, culture and life.

J

Rod Murphy (North Dining Room N1620)

Charism and Catholic Identity

Forty years ago, parishioners would have been able to see and identify in a given Catholic school the charism that radiated from whichever religious community was serving as the core faculty members. Today, school leaders from the laity and from professed religious communities must accept the responsibility of becoming the vessels of grace within Catholic elementary and secondary schools. In agreeing to do so, they must first prayerfully discern which charisms they have been given, and then let their prayers lead them and their schools into bold and active discipleship.

In this session, we will address the following key questions:

  • What is charism? Who receives one, and for whose benefit?
  • How, in Christian humility, can a leadership team in a Catholic elementary or secondary school, radiate its charisms in a way that indelibly stamps Catholic identity on the school?
  • If Fr. Robert Barron is right in saying that “authentic prayer leads to active discipleship,” then how should we pray in an authentic way? What will active discipleship look like?
K

Mayra Alza and Rhonda Mercs (North Exhibit Space N1840)

Latino Outreach Initiative

Our country’s demographics are dramatically changing. According to national statistics, one in every five children in the United States is of Latino origin, making Latinos the nation’s fastest growing school-age population. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Latino Outreach Initiative has touched the lives of children and their families in many of the city's urban Catholic schools. Since 2011, this work has become a critical asset for information and support to Catholic schools and the Latino community. In Ohio, the Latino population has grown by 63.4% in the past ten years (U.S. Census), making it more critical to work with this population for the future of our schools and our church.

L

Daniel Mulhall (Executive Dining Room M1425)

The Role of Culture in Forming Catholic Identity

Just as we are all shaped and influenced by the culture in which we live, so too is our faith shaped and influenced by culture. This presentation will explore the role that culture plays on our faith development and what we can do to establish a culture within our educational communities to promote the Catholic faith.

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Panels

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

M

Panel Discussion (Meyer Room N1650)

Charism

  • Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski
  • Rod Murphy
  • Dr. George Lisjak
  • Dr. John Wilcox
  • Dr. Suzanne Dale Wilcox
  • Francesca Franchina
N

Panel Discussion (North Dining Room N1620)

Culture

  • Norm Rich
  • Sherry Gabert
  • Denise Warnecke
  • Mayra Alza
  • Rhonda Mercs
  • Daniel Mulhall
  • Dr. Toni Moore
  • Dorothy Mensah-Aggrey
O

Panel Discussion (North Exhibit Space N1840)

Curriculum

  • Dr. Lorraine Ozar
  • Dr. Shauna Adams
  • Mollie Mallin
  • Patti Reuber
  • Mary Beth Walters
  • Linda Ashley
P

Dr. Barbara DeLuca, Dr. Lucianne Lilienthal, & Amy McGuffey (Executive Dining Room M1425)

Public Vouchers and Catholic Elementary Schools: Teacher and Principal Perceptions

The purpose of this study was to determine how public school vouchers impact private Catholic elementary schools with respect to mission, identity, and student achievement. The goal of the study was to gain deeper insight into the perspectives of teachers and administrators in Catholic elementary schools in an Archdiocese in the Midwest participating in a state-funded voucher program.

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For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.

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“BOTH/AND—Essential Curriculum for Catholic Schools”

Lorraine A. Ozar, Ph.D.

Amidst the hue and cry about Common Core State Standards, Catholic schools must stay focused on their deep calling to be "the best schools"—schools that simultaneously hold students to high academic standards AND nurture and develop people of faith who can transform the world. Using the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and principles of Catholic Identity Curriculum Integration, Catholic schools can develop rigorous, standards-based curriculum aligned with Catholic identity. In this session, we will explore how teachers can work together to create BOTH/AND curriculum for their school.

Creating Curriculum: The Key to Integrating Faith, Culture and Life Throughout the Catholic School Experience

Shauna Adams, Ph.D. 

At a time when the American educational system is immersed in an environment of reform, the opportunities for Catholic Schools are great if we are willing to be bold and innovative creators of curriculum. Curriculum creation calls on teachers and leaders to view curriculum as a collaborative process that connects content areas, engages students and families, makes learning meaningful and weaves, the Catholic identity throughout all aspects of the learning experience. This process can seem daunting; however, there are steps that can be taken to move a school to a harmonious integration of faith, culture and life.

The Vision Quest Within the Pilgrim’s Rule for Catholic Education

Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min.

Pope Francis frequently speaks about the Pilgrim’s Rule for guiding our leadership and mentoring roles in life. It is adapted from St. Ignatius's rule, which states that the person accompanying the pilgrim must walk at his or her pace, not going on ahead, not falling behind. As Catholic educators, we are called to inspire a vision quest within the Pilgrim’s Rule based on the charism that each student receives to journey through their life. How do we recognize, motivate and inspire our faculty, staff and students along their life’s journey, guided by the Pilgrim’s Rule?

For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.

Get to know who will be leading your sessions.

Please select each presenter to view a short biography.

Know what's happening when.

The Catholic Education Summit will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 14. 

Draft Agenda


Please download the draft agenda (pdf) >>

  • 8 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Prayer
  • 8:50 - 9:15 a.m. Introduction and kickoff
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. First session speakers
  • 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Second session speakers
  • 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Q&A discussion
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Third session speakers
  • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Panels
  • 3:45 - 4 p.m. Closing remarks and prayer

For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.

Coming from out of town?

Accommodations


Guests of the 2014 Catholic Education Summit who would like overnight accommodations in Dayton may choose to stay at the Dayton Marriott Hotel (1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45409). Other hotels are available, but the Dayton Marriott is about 0.5 miles from the University of Dayton River Campus, and we have secured a special room rate of $110 per night on July 13 and July 14, 2014. Last day to book a room at this special rate is June 23, 2014.

Please register through the Marriott website >>

Dining Options


If you would like to explore Dayton during your stay, please visit www.activedayton.com for dining and entertainment options. 

You can also download our restaurant guide for local eating options (pdf) >>

Things to Do


Want to explore Dayton and the Miami Valley? You'll find lots to do, inside and out.

Check out some of our museums, shopping districts, entertainment and music venues, parks, and more (pdf) >>

For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.

Get where you need to be!

The Catholic Education Summit will be held at UD's River Campus, located at 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., in Dayton, Ohio.

Directions


Download print directions and map (pdf) >>

From I-75

  1. Take Exit 51-Edwin C. Moses Blvd on I-75
  2. Head East on S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.
  3. Turn at first right onto S. Stewart Street (bridge)
  4. Turn Right onto S Patterson Blvd
  5. At the 2nd light, turn left at Carillon Blvd, at the large University of Dayton sign
  6. Parking is available on either the north (left) or the south (right) side of the building.  The north entrance is closest to the 2014 Catholic Education Summit meeting space.
  7. If parking on the south side of the building, follow the sidewalk to the main glass entrance at the front of the building for further directions. 

Parking


Summit guests are permitted to park in either the north or south parking lot at River Campus on the day of the Summit and do not need to obtain a special parking permit. The north entrance is closest to the 2014 Catholic Education Summit meeting space. If parking on the south side of the building, follow the sidewalk to the main glass entrance at the front of the building for further directions.

For further information, please contact Gina Lloyd at rlloyd1@udayton.edu or 937-229-3921.