4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Martin Institute at Stonehill College
124 Belmont Street
Easton, MA 02357

Driving Directions 


Lisa Biederwolf
Catholic Educators Collaborative at Stonehill College 


CECSC Board of Directors

Kathleen Colin, Mount Alvernia High School

Ellen C. Eberly, Catholic Memorial

Cherie Gilmore, Coyle & Cassidy High School

Paul Logan, Boston College High School

Br. Richard Lunny, C.F.X. Chair, Xaverian School Center

Jean Marston, Sacred Heart Kingston

Kathleen McNamara, Education Dept., Stonehill College

Shaun Morgan, Sacred Heart Kingston

Ann Perry, Bishop Feehan High School

Kelly Rezendes, Bishop Connolly High School

Kathleen Ruginis, Bishop Stang High School

Kathleen St. Laurent, Coyle & Cassidy High School

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The Catholic Educators Collaborative at Stonehill College is pleased
to offer three professional development workshops in 2017-2018.
This year's theme is Meeting the Needs of All Our Students.

Appetizers will be served. Following each presentation, enjoy dinner and conversation with your colleagues. We hope you can join us!

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to register for one, two, or all three workshops.

Workshop 1 - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Blended Learning: Floating, Failing, and Filling Tetris Gaps. Ideas and best practices to maximize technology for differentiation

presented by Nate Wills, C.S.C.
Remick Leadership Program, University of Notre Dame

In this presentation, Fr. Nate will discuss how technology is beingused and misused in school settings. Fr. Nate presents different models and examples of Blended Learning from schools across the nation while helping participants understand how schools have utilized technology to differentiate and personalize instruction to gather actionable student data. This is a high energy, interactive, and at times (dare we say?) even humorous presentation that will give teachers practical and research-based suggestions and provide creative ideas for using a blended learning approach in their classroom.

Fr. Nate Wills, C.S.C., a native of St. Paul, MN, completed a double major in Theology and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame and soon after taught at a Catholic high school outside of Chicago through the Alliance for Catholic Education. He completed his M.Ed. from Notre Dame in 2003 and his M.Div. in 2005. Fr. Nate was ordained in the spring of 2006 and served as the associate pastor of a parish with a K-8 school in South Bend, IN. After that, he entered graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his Ph.D. in 2015, studying and writing his dissertation on blended learning and technology policy in K-12 Catholic schools. He joined the faculty of Notre Dame’s Remick Leadership Program in the fall of 2015, instructing aspiring Catholic school principals. Fr. Nate’s research interests include blended and personalized learning, innovative uses of technology in the classroom, and leadership in Catholic schools. Over this past year, Fr. Nate designed and oversaw the implementation of a whole-school blended learning program at a Notre Dame ACE Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. Based on the program’s success, the program was expanded to two more schools in Indianapolis this fall as a part of a comprehensive Catholic school turn-around program. Fr. Nate speaks to schools, school leaders, and dioceses throughout the nation and world on innovative uses of technology in K-12 schools. He enjoys running, Star Wars, and while he loves coming to Boston for many reasons, the two he dreams about are Santarpio’s pizza and Giacomo’s seafood linguini.

Workshop 2 - Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Study Skills Strategies: Managing Time, Materials, and Information

presented by Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP
Educational Consultant, Landmark School

This workshop will provide an overview of study skills that educators can explicitly teach their students. An emphasis will be placed on supporting students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD) and an executive function deficit. More specifically, it will identify three components that are essential to student success: managing time, materials, and information. Particular strategies will be highlighted that educators can implement to help students achieve their goals.

Linda Gross, M.A., CCC-SLP is a certified speech-language pathologist with 30 years of experience. She joined Landmark School in 1994 where she has held a variety of positions including expressive language program director and speech-language consultant on the high school campus. Additionally, Linda is a faculty member of Landmark’s Outreach Program. In this role she consults to public and private schools, and develops and teaches face-to-face and online graduate level courses. Her focus is on training educators in using strategies that support students with language-based learning disabilities (LBLD) and co-morbid deficits. Linda is the author of the booklet, Understanding Language-Based Learning Disabilities: Social Communication Skills, as well as numerous articles on related topics.

Workshop 3 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 4:00-7:00 p.m.

“Accompanying Our Students to Wholeness and Holiness:    Sex, Gender and Relationships 

presented by Ernest Collamati
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Regis College

How do we as Catholic educators honestly and thoughtfully discuss the critical issues that surround contemporary issues of gender, sexuality and diversity?  What are the most effective strategies for responding to the concerns of students, their families and the larger community?   This workshop will explore varied approaches that best integrate solid pastoral practice using the best of Catholic theological reflection in dialogue with the realities of human experience.  There will be ample opportunity for small and large group discussion.

Ernie Collamati served as Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Department at Regis College, Weston, Mass., for over 20 years. Currently he continues his work at Regis as Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Prior to his appointment at Regis, he was Chairperson of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at St. Mary of the Woods College, Indiana. After receiving his B.A. in Humanities at Providence College, he went on to graduate study in theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his master's and doctoral degrees. He has participated in activities funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Lilly Endowment. His writings have appeared in Horizons and the Journal of Religious Education; he was also a contributing columnist for The Criterion. For more than a decade, Boston area TV stations have called upon him for commentary and analysis of the Church. Dr. Collamati has addressed a wide range of audiences on the national, diocesan, regional and local levels. He has served as keynote speaker at diocesan religious education conventions and at diocesan programs for Catholic school teachers, presented at NCEA regional workshops for catechetical leaders and at NCEA national conventions for Catholic school personnel. Dr. Collamati is married to Susan Mastroianni, a recently retired member of the Theology Department at Bishop Feehan High School, Attleboro, Mass. They are the parents of two adult sons, Anthony and Dominic, and the grandparents of Hugo and Rocco.