Leading Instructional Intervention Provider to Showcase Recently Launched STEM Program Based on the Engineering Design Process; Company Educational Experts to Host Sessions
April 3, 2018, Camden, New Jersey – Catapult Learning, a leading provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions that generate academic gains and better life outcomes for students, today announced its participation in the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) 2018 Convention and Expo, taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 3-5 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. During the convention, Catapult Learning will highlight its solutions for parochial schools, including the company’s new STEM program and 2018 Learning Bags.
At the event, two of Catapult Learning’s experts will oversee sessions dedicated to helping educators solve challenges. Catapult Learning’s Executive Director of Equitable Access and Excellence Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D. will lead the International Perspectives on Catholic Education session on Tuesday, April 3 from 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. A team of five leaders will join Nuzzi to discuss the need to learn from colleagues internationally. The panelists will compare and contrast the successes and challenges facing Catholic schools in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Lee Anne Housley, Vice President, Instructional Excellence, Catapult Learning, will present alongside Lytia Reese, Assistant Superintendent of Urban Achievement, from the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, for the Leadership That Creates Sustainable Instructional Change session on Wednesday, April 4 from 10:45 a.m. – noon. The session will examine the leadership behaviors needed to create sustainable instructional changes and the research behind them. Utilizing research on leadership, culture, change management, instruction, assessment, and curriculum, this session will highlight the process used by Catapult Learning and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to plan for and implement instructional changes at 13 inner city schools and across the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston system.
“The NCEA convention is an excellent opportunity to showcase how Catapult Learning works with Catholic schools to ensure students receive the best educational experience possible through innovative and targeted approaches to learning,” said Steve Quattrociocchi, President, Education Solutions Group at Catapult Learning. “Our team is looking forward to educating attendees on how Catapult Learning programs and product offerings can help increase instructional capacity in struggling schools and solve challenges.”
Visitors to Catapult Learning’s booth (#423) will get a first-hand look at the company’s new supplemental STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. Offering flexible implementation models, the program easily integrates into a school’s existing operation either during or after school, during summer school, or as part of a professional development initiative. The program was developed to complement a school’s curriculum and was based on the engineering design process so that students learn transferrable problem-solving skills they can apply across all academic disciplines.
Also on display in the booth will be the company’s 2018 Student Learning Bags, a cost-effective way to supply students with engaging resources that keep them captivated and ready to learn. With a range of more than 20 themes, the bags promote literacy development and inquiry-based education. They include high-interest low-readability options and bilingual editions and can be used as a supplement to summer programming or for at-home learning. The materials and lessons help students learn how to gather information about the world, explore ideas and develop new ones, ask questions and engage in a process to find answers, problem solve in new and exciting ways, and connect classroom learning to real-world experiences.
About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated more than four decades to providing education solutions that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning barriers and other challenges they may face. The company’s team of over 5,000 educators works to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through evidence-based programs that include intervention services, special education, alternative education programs, and professional development solutions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, Catapult Learning partners with more than 500 school districts, including 18 of the 20 largest school districts in the United States. Catapult Learning is accredited by AdvancED, a global leader in providing improvement and accreditation services worldwide.