A Cost-Effective Way to Keep Young Minds Engaged

April 19, 2018, Camden, New Jersey – Catapult Learning, a leading provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions, today announced the availability of its 2018 Student Learning Bag & Lending Library Catalog, offering a cost-effective way to supply students with engaging books and activities that encourage learning. With a range of more than 20 themes, Learning Bags promote literacy development and inquiry-based education. They include high-interest, low-readability, and bilingual options, and can be used as a supplement to summer programming or for at-home learning.

Engage students in learning at home over the summer
Curated for five grade bands—K−1, 2−3, 4−5, 6−8, 9−12—options include Reading Bags, which motivate children to read for pleasure while building their literacy and comprehension skills, and Activity Bags, designed to engage children through exploratory learning. Activity Bag materials help students learn how to gather information about the world, explore ideas, ask questions, engage in an inquiry-based process to find answers, problem solve in new and exciting ways, and connect classroom learning to real-world experiences. Family Tip Sheets tailored to each bag theme offer guidance on how to optimize children’s learning experiences.

“At-home learning is a crucial complement to what is taught in the classroom,” said Michal Kisilevitz, Catapult Learning’s Senior Vice President of Education & Corporate Operations. “Our team works hard to thoughtfully develop cost-effective Learning Bags, addressing an essential child-development need. With summer fast approaching, our aim is to keep students engaged and excited to continue expanding their minds and skill sets over break.”

Choose from a variety of themes to complement the interests of your students
Reading Bags feature a variety of genres, including fiction favorites, diversity, STEM, math, arts, social justice, friendship, history, financial literacy, perseverance and courage, and many more, and range in price from $35−$100. Activity Bags explore topics such as science, math, STEM, and reading games, and range in price from $35−$155. Versions of bags, curated with the cultural preferences of Catholic and Yeshiva school partners in mind, are also available.

Learning Bags help to:

  • Establish regular at-home learning routines
  • Engage additional family members in students’ education
  • Show parents/guardians how to help their children connect classroom learning to what is happening in the real world
  • Build awareness of the world through a breadth of books and activities

The 2018 catalog also provides information on how schools or districts can customize student reading and lending libraries that address schools’ specific needs and support small group and individual reading instruction. Catapult Learning also offers teacher lending libraries, which provide up-to-date resources covering industry best practices. To download the 2018 Student Learning Bag & Lending Library Catalog, visit http://info.catapultlearning.com/learning.

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.