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Western Catholic Curriculum Summit 2018

February 26, 2018 - February 27, 2018

Held at Christ Cathedral Academy in partnership with Diocese of Orange

Join Catholic curriculum leaders and teachers, alongside Rubicon consultants and the Diocese of Orange, as we come together to innovate curriculum practices! 

Themes for the Summit

Participants will have the chance to forge their own professional development path during the summit, creating a personalized learning experience geared towards developing the tools and resources to support their curricular objectives.  The Summit will have one day geared towards supporting teachers and the other day focused on administrators and leaders of the curriculum process.

Dr. Gene M. Kerns

Dr. Gene M. Kerns VP and Chief Academic Officer Renaissance Learning, Inc. As Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Kerns advises educators in both the US and the UK about academic trends and opportunities. Dr. Kerns is a leading authority on the Common Core State Standards, learning progressions, and formative assessment. He delivers highly sought-after presentations each year—often to standing-room-only crowds of educators and administrators. Prior to joining Renaissance: Dr. Kerns served as the Supervisor of Academic Services for the Milford, Delaware school district, was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, and held various other teaching and administrative positions in Delaware and Virginia. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Longwood College in Virginia, and holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Delaware. He is co-author of the book, Informative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade.

Father Ron 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).

Have a topic, process or success to share?

Submit by December 15th, and presenters whose proposals are chosen will receive free entrance to the Summit – those presenting in a group, one fee will be waived.

Event Details


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

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Nearby Hotel

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

for Teachers

8:00 – 8:30  | Registration, Coffee and Conversation
8:30 – 9:30  | Keynote
9:45 – 10:45  | Session I
11:00 – 12:00  | Session II
12:00 – 12:45  | Lunch (provided for all participants)
1:00 – 2:00 | Session III
2:15 – 3:15  | Session IV
3:20 – 3:45 | Closing Remarks

for Leaders and Administrators

8:00 – 8:30  | Registration, Coffee and Conversation
8:30 – 9:30  | Keynote
9:45 – 10:45  | Session I
11:00 – 12:00  | Session II
12:00 – 12:45  | Lunch (provided for all participants)
1:00 – 2:00 | Session III
2:15 – 3:15  | Session IV
3:20 – 3:45 | Closing Remarks

Professional Development 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.

Register for the Event


Early Bird rate (10% off) goes until November 1, 2017.

Purchase three registrations and the fourth is free!!  

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

Email us for the free attendee registration or with any questions: pd@rubicon.com

Check with your District to see if Title II funds are applicable.

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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.

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