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The Manresa Center for Professional Development is a collaboration of several schools dedicated to providing opportunities for educators to learn from experts in their fields and one another. This year the board has agreed to focus their programming on three areas: Character Education, Technology Education, and Inclusive Practices.   


"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a player." – John Wooden

The point of the conference is to address the heart of coaching- not the x’s and o’s or the technical side but everything in between. We hope to spend a day addressing issues like the tension between winning and formation, between talent and grit, between developing strength that doesn’t bully, tensions between coaching girls versus coaching boys, and how what we teach on the field actually matters more off. The conference is on October 4, 2014, at Jesuit High School. The cost is $50 for the full day (includes lunch) or $25 for a half-day. Full day participants can purchase .5 semester credits from The University of Portland for an addition $25.00.

Coaches, teachers, and parents are all welcome to this event! JHS and Central Catholic employees attend free/pre-paid (but must still register). Presenters attend gratis (but must also still register). Click here to view the Conference Agenda and speakers.

Register here for the Coaching for Character Conference.

Educational Technology Certificate Courses and Registration

The Manresa Center is Proud to Launch an Educational Technology Certificate of Completion through the University of Portland. Completion of 18 semester hours, over the course of fall, spring and summer terms, will earn teachers this certificate. The fall schedule of classes includes classes on: Presentations & Sharing, Copyright & Creative Commons, Innovation in the Classroom, and Social Media for Professional Development. Teachers can sign up for one, some or all of the classes. 

Fall Course Schedule

Course Catalog

Register here for Educational Technology Certificate Courses

Manresa Center Contact:

Carol Wyatt
JHS Vice Principal of Professional Development & Instructional Technology


Inspired by the Catholic teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Manresa Center for Professional Development at Jesuit High School is designed to provide learning opportunities for educators in curriculum research and instructional practices. In keeping with Jesuit High School's mission to foster the harmonious development of students' gifts, the Manresa Center will build a comprehensive program that will support teachers, encourage professional growth and provide opportunities for educators to share and learn from one another, locally and in outreach to the broader professional community.

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