Quick Links
Upcoming Webinars
PD Events
<< Jan 2018 >>
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Western Catholic Curriculum Summit 2018

February 26, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Christ Cathedral Academy | 13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA, 92840

Held at Christ Cathedral Academy in partnership with Diocese of Orange

Catholic educators from the West Coast and further, will come together to collaborate around curriculum, instructional strategies and leadership in education. We are excited to partner with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, as participants forge their own professional development path during the Summit.


The best way to learn is from one another. Meet other educators and connect on what is working to support student learning.


Learn new strategies or ides to take back to your classroom or use with your team.

Get Inspired

Engage with other Catholic educators and walk away energized!

Presenter Spotlights

Lorin Helbling

Blessed Sacrament Parish School, CA

Leading Change While Navigating Through Uncharted Waters

Eric Wendland

Mater Dei Catholic High School, CA

Digital CFU’s – Effective and Creative Ways to Check for Student Understanding

Erinn Dougherty

Bourgade Catholic High School, AZ

Trash the Timeline! Thematic Unit Construction for Increased DoK

catholic curriculum
Edmund B. Miller

Father Gabriel Richard High School, MI

Being the Image of God: The Importance of the Catholic Curriculum


Dr. Gene M. Kerns
Click here to meet Gene

Gene is a third-generation educator with teaching and administrative experience. He currently serves as Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning.

With nearly 20 years of experience speaking at national and international conferences, his former clients include multiple administrators’ associations, the Ministry of Education of Singapore, and London’s Westminster Education Forum.

His first book, inFormative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade is available through Corwin Press in both English and Arabic, and his second book, Unlocking Student Talent was just released by Teachers College Press.

Dr. Gene Kerns

Straight Talk about Personalized Learning
February 26, 2018

Each day the dialog around personalized learning grows in momentum.  It is heralded as a much-needed reform by some and an approach to explore with caution by others.  Let’s explore what personalized learning is and is not, what we know from the currently available research, and what elements of personalized learning hold the most promise.

Father Ron Nuzzi
Click here to meet Fr. Nuzzi

Father Ron Nuzzi is a priest of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio USA, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Equitable Access & Excellence at Catapult Learning.  Ordained in 1984, Nuzzi has served as a parish priest, teacher, school administrator, university professor, and retreat leader, having taught and served in Catholic elementary, secondary, and tertiary institutions. He has developed leadership programs for aspiring Catholic school principals at the University of Dayton, Saint Louis University, and the University of Notre Dame.

His research interests and publications address the emerging needs of Catholic educators and include a two-volume encyclopedia on Catholic schools in the U.S., A Handbook of Research on Catholic Education, Gifts of the Spirit: Multiple Intelligence Theory in Religious Education, a national study of pastors and their relationships to Catholic schools, and most recently an article on leadership succession planning for the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

Fr. Nuzzi has conducted two research tours at the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education and served as a national delegate to the World Congress on Catholic Education in November 2015 at the Vatican, called by Pope Francis to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II’s Declaration on Christian Education, Gravissimum educationis. Nuzzi frequently helps support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), providing current research on the state of Catholic schools and serves as an educational consultant and researcher for a variety of dioceses and religious congregations. He has conducted studies of seminary education for the bishops’ and consults regularly on strategic planning, personnel, and governance issues. Pope Francis named him a Missionary of Mercy in 2015, a ministry which he continues today.

Father Ron Nuzzi

Leadership as Dying & Rising: A Paschal Journey Worthy of Lent
February 27, 2018

School leaders encounter many challenges and opportunities navigating the complex demands of families, students, teachers, and the local community. The penitential season of Lent is a helpful lens through which to view leadership as modeling Christ-like behaviors, participating in the paschal mystery, and embracing what is no doubt Catholic change theory. As John Henry Cardinal Newman once said, “To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.”

What You Need to Know

8:30am-3:45pm, registration begins at 8:00am

Bring a device, materials will be online

Lunch is provided

Sign Up for PD Credit

For those attending we will be offering Professional Development/Continuing Ed credit from Northwest Nazarene University. Credit costs $60 for 1 Credit Hour for those that attend BOTH days.

Click here to register!

You must register for credit by March 1, 2018.

Hotel Information

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Anaheim – Orange County
100 The City Drive, Orange, California,92868-3204

ALO Hotel
3737 West Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

Ayres Hotel Orange
200 N. The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868


Christ Cathedral Academy
13280 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA, 92840

Loading Map....

Get Registered

Ticket Type Price Spaces
February 26 & 27, 2018: Both Days $450.00
February 26, 2018: Teacher Day $250.00
February 27, 2018: Leadership Day $250.00

PD is better with a Team!

Purchase three registrations and the fourth is free!

Email us to register your large group or with any questions: pd@rubicon.com

What’s included with your registration?

Handouts and Resources

Materials will be immediately available during the sessions.


Emailed after the Summit for 8 or 16 hours of Professional Development, depending on days attended


Network with other educators over lunch

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received in writing by email (pd@rubicon.com), or fax (503-224-7474) no less than 21 days prior to the event for a full refund or credit minus a $25.00 processing fee.  No refunds will be given after that date.

Attendee substitutions can take place up to 48 hours prior to the event without penalty when it is an exact workshop substitution.

Privacy Policy: The privacy of our clients is of utmost importance to Rubicon. Information shared with Rubicon for the express purpose of credit card payment will only be shared with the financial institutions involved in executing the payment transaction. Read our entire Privacy Statement.

Our PD events offers a dynamic experience for innovative K-12 curriculum leaders and educators interested in networking and learning from one another in a region.

Our attendees represent a range of professional levels and are seen as influential partners and decision-makers at their schools and districts.

  • Platinum

    • 1 Session Presentation
    • Logo and Name included in Summit Schedule
    • 2 Promotional Pieces in the Summit Bag
    • 2 Registrations (includes lunch)
    • 2 Exhibit Table (10’ table)

  • Gold

    • Logo and Name included in Summit Schedule
    • 1 Promotional Pieces in the Summit Bag
    • 1 Registrations (includes lunch)
    • 1 Exhibit Table (10’ table)

  • Silver

    • Name included in Summit Schedule
    • 1 Promotional Pieces in the Summit Bag
    • 1 Registrations (includes lunch)
    • 1 Exhibit Table (10’ table)

By sponsoring you will be able to connect with a diverse group of educators on your resources and tools that will support their work with students. 

There will be several opportunities for participants to connect with sponsors as the tables will be set up in the same location as the opening sessions, lunch and closing session.

Interested in becoming a sponsor fill out the form, email pd@rubicon.com or call our office 1-503-223-7600

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Questions about the event?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Begin with a strong curriculum process.
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!