Join us on the University of Portland campus for a conference highlighting the history of Catholic Education in America and the conditions, programs and circumstances which have allowed Catholic schools to flourish across the nation.

Steeped in a rich tradition of educating all who present themselves at our door – rich and poor, Catholic and non-Catholic – the Catholic educational system has impacted learners from pre-K to post-doc, and in so doing has transformed American society and culture in creative and meaningful ways. This gathering of scholars, administrators, students and Church leaders will review the past and assess present circumstances as a lens through which to view current challenges and future possibilities.


 

Conference Schedule
Thursday, June 20 | Friday, June 21 | Saturday, June 22

Thursday, June 20

4:30 p.m. Registration opens
 
Buckley Center Auditorium — Foyer
5:00 p.m. Opening Mass
Rev. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C.

 
Chapel of Christ the Teacher
6:00 p.m. Reception
 
Buckley Center 163
7:00 p.m. Welcome
Thomas Greene
Provost, University of Portland

Buckley Center Auditorium
 

Session 1: Keynote Lecture
"Catholic Schools: From and for Faith"
Thomas Groome
Boston College

Buckley Center Auditorium

 

Friday, June 21         

                              

8:00-9:00 a.m.
 
Continental Breakfast              Franz Hall skybridge

8:00 a.m.

Registration Opens
 

Franz Hall Lobby

9:00-10:15 a.m.
 

Session 2: Colloquium Sessions

 
 

A. Moving to a Dynamic School Board That Leads
Regina Haney
Executive Director, Dept. of Boards and Councils of Catholic Schools
National Catholic Education Assn.
Chair: John Watzke, Dean, School of Education, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 223
  B. Legal Issues, Catholic Education and the Gospels
Sr. M. Angela Shaughnessy, SCN
Dean, School of Graduate Studies; College Legal Counsel; Coordinator of Disability Services, St. Catherine College
Chair: Fr. Bill Hund, C.S.C., Univeristy of Portland
 
Franz Hall 214
  C. Extra-Curriculum, Co-Curriculum, or Hidden Curriculum: Developmental and Educational Experiences with Sports,
Arts, and Service Activities in Catholic Schools

Andrew Guest
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Portland

The Roosevelt High School Freedom Fighter Project: A University-Community-School Partnership
Richard Christen
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Portland

Chair: Martin Scanlan, Marquette University
 
Franz Hall 206
  D. Theology in Ecological Perspective: An Interdisciplinary, Inquiry-Based Experiment
Steven Kolmes
Professor, and Rev. Molter Endowed Chair in Science, University of Portland

Russell Butkus
Associate Professor of Theology, University of Portland

Chair: Eugene Halus, Jr., Immaculata University
 
Franz Hall 026
  E. Technology in 21st Century Schools: Values, Ethics, and the Challenge of Educating Students in the Digital Age
Eric Anctil
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Portland

Chair: Sr. Dale McDonald, NCEA
 
Franz Hall 034
10:15-10:45 a.m.
 
Break  
10:45 a.m.-Noon
 
Session 3: Colloquium Sessions
 
 

A. National Catholic School Standards and Benchmarks for Effective
Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools
Lorraine Ozar
Director, Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, Loyola University Chicago

Chair: Patricia Morrell, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 223
 

B. How Catholic Schools Effectively Serve Linguistically Diverse Populations
Martin Scanlan
Assistant Professor, Marquette University

Chair: Peter Thacker, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 214
 

C. A Philosophy of Teaching & Inclusion in Catholic Schools
Phyllis Egby
Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Portland

Chair: Peter Rooks, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 206
 

D. Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film: Using Popular Movies to Nurture a Sacramental Worldview
Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C.
Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Portland

Chair: Richard Loomis
 

Franz Hall 026
 

E. He Is So Lazy! Understanding the Impact of Executive Function in the Classroom and Exploring Strategies for Success
Laurie Kash
Special Education and Student Services Director, Rainier School District

Chair: Paul Myers, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 304

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Speaker
Faith and Imagination:
You Can't Have One Without the Other

Fr. Patrick Hannon, C.S.C.
English Department, University of Portland
 

Executive Boardroom, The Commons
1:30-2:45 p.m.
 
Session 4: Colloquium Sessions  
 

A. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Kathy Mears
Executive Director, Elementary Schools, NCEA

Chair: Robert Mizia, Archdiocese of Portland
 

Franz Hall 223
 

B. Opening the Parameters: What We Can Learn from International and Interfaith Experiences
Rev. Joseph O'Keefe, SJ
Professor and former Dean, School of Education, Boston College

Chair: Karen Nelson, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 214
 

C. Enacting a Lived Franciscan Legacy through Mission Seminars at Viterbo University
Barbara Mae Gayle
V. P. for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Viterbo University

Glena Temple
Professor of Biology and Dean, Letters and Sciences, Viterbo University

Educating the Educators: Graduate Programs in American Catholic
Universities Serving Catholic Education

Peter Gilmour
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Chair: Kimberly Ilosvay, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 206
 

D. Pacific NW Earthquakes and Tsunamis for Teachers
Robert Butler
Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Portland

Chair: Russell Butkus, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 026
 

E. The Contemplative Dimension in Catechesis and Evangelization:
How the Practice of Christian Meditation in the Classroom (K-12) deepens faith and love

Joanne Rapp
Director, The Cornerstone Center: Christian Meditation Community.
Teacher, Xavier College Prep

Chair: Vinci Halbrook-Paterson, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 034
2:45-3:15 p.m.
 
Break  
3:15-4:30 p.m.
 
Session 5  
 

A. All Rise for Coordinated Marketing and Development
Laurie Kelley
Chief Marketing Officer, University of Portland

Bryce Strang
Assoc. VP of Development, University of Portland

Chair: Carol McClory, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 223
 

B. Using Direct Instruction Procedures in Classroom Settings
Tim McLaughlin
Professor, Department of Special Education, Gonzaga University

Adam Skarr
Master's program, Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education

Chair: Kristina Houck, University of Portland

Franz Hall 214

 

C. Take a Stand Against Cyberbullying
Courtney "Vail" Fletcher
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, University of Portland

Chair: Laurie Kash, Rainier School District

Franz Hall 206

 

D. From "St. Mary of the Springs" to "Ohio Dominican University": The Challenge of Maintaining Mission and Identity in a Corporate World
Kathleen Riley
Professor of History, Ohio Dominican University

The Challenge of Transitioning the Mission: The Graying of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Propagation of Mission
Eugene J. Halus, Jr.
Associate Professor of Politics, Immaculata University

Chair: Brad Franco, University of Portland

Franz Hall 026

 

E. PACE Perspectives: Insights from Graduate Research

Strategies for Effectively "Flipping" a Science Classroom

Suzanne Burke

Building Vocabulary in an Elementary Classroom
Laura Burchett

Vocabulary and Reading Strategies in a Content Area
Nicole Layng


Chair: Dave Devine and Mary Dolan, PACE Program
 

Franz Hall 034
6:00 p.m. Social/Dinner Executive Boardroom, The Commons
 

 

Saturday, June 22
8:00-9:00 a.m.
 
Continental Breakfast Franz Hall Skybridge
9:00-10:15 a.m.
 
Session 6  
 

A. The Challenge and Promise of Meeting the Needs of Today's
Catholic School Students

Sr. Dale McDonald, PBVM
Director of Public Policy and Educational Research, NCEA

Chair: Fr. Bill Hund, C.S.C., University of Portland

Franz Hall 223

 

B. Upheavals in the Ministry of US Catholic Education and the Effect on Catholic Identity: Models from the 19th Century Schools and 21st Century Hospitals
Robert O'Gorman
Professor of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Democracy and Hierarchy: Education and Catholic Culture
Aaron Hoffman
Associate Professor of Political Science, Bellarmine University

Chair: Fr. Joseph O'Keefe, Boston College

 

Franz Hall 214

 

C. A Call for a Liberative Theological Education and Ministerial Model in Catholic High Schools
Francisco Castillo
Sr. Editor/Multicultural Specialist at RCL Benzinger Publishing
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, Broward College

 

From the Eliot Street Rebellion to Campion Hall: Solidarity, Public Interest and School Vouchers: A Test Case for the Catholic Imagination
Fred Herron
Executive Director, Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat House


Chair: Lauretta Frederking, University of Portland
 

Franz Hall 231
 

D.  Creating a Transformative Nursing Curriculum at Seattle University Based on Ignatian Pedagogy

Patricia Benner
Visiting Professor, Seattle University


Terri Clark
Associate Professor of Nursing, Seattle University

Anne Hirsch
Associate Dean of Graduate Education, Seattle University


Steven Palazzo
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Seattle University

Gail "GG" Salvatierra
Senior Instructor of Nursing, Seattle University

Chair: Lisa Manthey, University of Portland
 
Franz Hall 206
10:15-10:45 a.m.
 
Break  
10:45 a.m.-Noon
 
Session 7  
 

A. Cultivating a Partnership for Success: Administrator and Board Partnership
Regina Haney
Executive Director, Dept. of Boards and Councils of Catholic Schools National Catholic Education Assn.

Chair: Julie Vogel, Archdiocese of Portland
 

Franz Hall 223
 

B. Educational Leadership Practices in Tanzania
Fr. Peter Siamoo
Doctoral Student, Portland State University


What Did the Argonauts Sing? What Contribution can theCatholic Imagination Make to the Conversation Regarding
Standardized Testing and the Problem of Scapegoating

Michael Herron
Special Education Teacher, New York City Teaching Fellow


Chair: Fred Herron, Mount Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
 

Franz Hall 214
 

C. Building the Core Value of Stewardship through Sustainability Courses and Programs at Viterbo University
Glena Temple
Professor of Biology and Dean, Letters and Sciences, Viterbo University

Barbara Mae Gayle
V.P. for Academic Affairs and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Viterbo University


An Integrated Religious Education Program in the Early School Years
Christine McGunnigle
Early Childhood Program, University of Notre Dame- Australia



Chair:  Bernard Prusak, King's College

Franz Hall 206
 

D. From the Ballot Box to the Supreme Court: Oregon School Bill of 1922
Richard Loomis, Ph.D.

Pierce v. Society of Sisters
Sr. Charlene Herinckx, SSMO

Chair: Fr. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C., University of Portland

 

Franz Hall 231
Noon-1:30 p.m.
 
Lunch Executive Boardroom, The Commons
1:30 p.m. Conference Ends  
     
     
 
The institutional affiliations of the presenters and the session chairs are for informational purposes only. The remarks of the speakers and chairs can not be understood to represent their institutions.

 

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The Impact of Catholic Education in America: Past, Present, and Future

University of Portland campus

Thursday, June 20 — Saturday, June 22, 2013

Early bird registration: Closed.

Registration: $200 through June 20

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Hosted by University of Portland's Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture