Welcome back! As the newly-formed PDRC, Catapult Learning provides high quality professional development to religious and independent school educators on Long Island and throughout the state. We look forward to continuing our professional learning partnership throughout school year 2020-21. We understand the challenges the new school year brings and are committed to supporting professional learning that is responsive to school needs. Visit Our Professional Development Resource Center! SAVE THE DATE: RISE 2020 The 36th Annual Religious and Independent School Educator Conference is going virtual with 4 days of keynotes and live PD sessions: November [...]
Greetings from the LI PDRC Team! Summer is flying by! We hope you found time to relax and regenerate. As we near September, school leaders are busy preparing for the realities of reopening and planning for a variety of reopening plans. On July 27, NYSED released the New York State Reopening Guidance for Religious and Independent Schools. This comprehensive document offers direct guidance to support health and safety concerns, facilities guidance, potential scheduling, attendance, and more for reopening of religious and independent schools. More Information can be found on the NYSED Non-Public School Page! [...]
Catapult Learning's Shirley Torho, Manager of Student and Family Support, was recently quoted in an article focusing on the uncertainty regarding the upcoming fall semester at universities. The quote was published by the Washington Informer, a weekly newspaper covering news, issues, and features relating to the African American community of Washington D.C. “When students return to school buildings, teachers and administrators will have the formidable duty of helping them regain academic ground while also creating a culture that cultivates community and promotes culturally responsive teaching practices,” Shirley Torho, manager of Catapult Learning, told The Informer. “In the face of the [...]
While utilizing new technology, like Zoom, can present a number of challenges, Catapult Learning's suite of videos can help you best understand how to improve your Zoom skills, become an expert meeting leader, and utilize all the tools available to you. Zoom Guidelines: Getting Started Zoom Tricks & Tips: Running The Meeting Keeping Your Zoom Meeting Private Planning Virtual Lessons: A Step-By-Step Guide Breakout Rooms: Utilizing Group Spaces Utilizing Zoom Polls Leveraging Zoom's Collaborative [...]
Impact from a Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students and Educators during COVID-19 CAMDEN, N.J., May 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced a free webinar series, Impact from a Distance: Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Strategies for Students and Educators during COVID-19, in response to the changing educational landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bi-weekly professional development webinars will dig into some of the current issues K-12 educational professionals are navigating because of school [...]
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for everyone, including children. Fear and anxiety about a disease, especially one that is unknown, can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. How you cope with the stress and anxiety, however, can make you, your child, your family, and your community stronger. Consult our guide on how you can become aware of signs of anxiety as well as methods to support your child during this crisis. Download Dealing With Anxiety PDF 1. Excessive worry or sadness 2. Excessive crying or irritation in younger children [...]
Catapult Learning is exciting to exhibit once again at the 2020 National ESEA Conference (formerly, the National Title I Conference). The event, happening on February 5th through February 7th in Atlanta, Georgia, is focusing on how combined efforts will lead us to ensure that all students have access to and receive the education and resources they need and deserve. Stop by Catapult Learning’s booth (booth #316) to learn more about how we partner with schools and districts to ensure all students receive the best educational experience possible through innovative and target approaches to learning. We are also excited to announce [...]
Catapult Learning is looking forward to exhibit at this year’s Torah Umesorah: Presidents Conference taking place from December 19th to the 22nd in Miami, Florida. We are excited to head to Florida for a weekend of connecting, learning, and teaching. Please stop by our booth to learn more about our newest programs and resource offerings.
Catapult Learning was a proud sponsor of this year’s Agudath Israel Convention taking place at the Crowne Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut. The Agudah convention is the place where the “Torah World” in the United States goes to discuss challenges, find solutions, and forge a path forward. More than 35,000 people took part in this year’s convention – whether it was virtually, or in person. Together, we are “Moving Forward”: in learning, advocacy, and our relationships with others. We look forward to next year’s convention.
Catapult Learning exhibited at this year’s Torah Umesorah: The Whole Child Convention & Expo in Lakewood, New Jersey. This year was the first time ever that Torah Umesorah and OnTrack co-hosted a local, affordable, 24-hour Chinuch Convention & Educational Expo. It was the largest tri-state Torah Educational Convention & Expo.