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Catapult Learning Expands Autism Services Through Acquisition of Capital Education Group

Company Combines Educational Programming with In-Home and Clinic-Based Therapy to Accelerate and Improve Outcomes for Children [PR Web] November 14, 2018 (Camden, NJ) – Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, today announced it acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs. The CEG acquisition enables Catapult to accelerate the company’s mission of integrating educational and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, with a goal of improving outcomes for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Capital Education Group’s [...]

2018-11-14T11:07:53+00:00November 13th, 2018|

3 Tips for Effective STEM Instruction

STEM is an engaging, hands-on learning experience driven by inquiry-based learning. Students develop their skills in collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking to tackle challenges and objectives. With growing career opportunities in STEM-related fields, and the applicability of those 21st Century skills across academic and career disciplines, there is increased attention placed on STEM instruction. Catapult Learning offers supplemental STEM programs and professional learning to support the implementation of effective STEM instructional practices and curriculum. We asked one of our coaches, Jodon Orimaco, to share a few tips he offers to the schools and districts he supports. 1. Organize [...]

2018-11-08T06:50:21+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Sensory-Friendly Movie Night Hosted for Special Education Students

Catapult Learning's High Road School of Wright City hosted a free Halloween-themed Movie Night featuring a sensory-friendly showing of “Hotel Transylvania" attended by 25 people, including students and family members. “During sensory-friendly movies, the lights are left on a little higher. This keeps the contrast of the bright colors on the screen from being so harsh.  The movie volume is turned down a bit as well.” The story was published by 70 West Sentinel in Missouri. Read full article

2018-11-07T11:49:57+00:00November 7th, 2018|

How to Foster a Growth Mindset in the Classroom

Teaching isn’t simply about getting students ready for tests. As educators, we know our work goes way beyond that to prepare them for a successful life. In every classroom, teachers have the power and platform to become positive influences, even role models and mentors – especially for students who lack these examples elsewhere. Fostering a growth mindset is key to creating a healthy learning environment where students flourish academically, behaviorally and socially. It also helps them develop an understanding of how to think about and evaluate success. Here are three tips on how to promote this type of thinking in [...]

2018-11-05T14:19:27+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Fire Department Visit Capital Academy

As part of October's fire prevention month activities, Capital Academy was excited to have three members of Harrisburg's Squad 8 fire station visit the school! Students from the elementary and middle school wings joined the fireman for an afternoon of fire safety lessons and exploration of a fire truck! Student's learned ways to prevent fires and what to do in an emergency. The favorite part of the afternoon was by far the tour of the truck! Students were welcomed to climb in and see what it is like to be a fireman! Many great questions were asked, including what kids [...]

2018-10-29T22:14:30+00:00October 29th, 2018|