Catapult Learning Highlights Its Partnerships and Newest Programs
During NCEA Convention
The company’s Core Instructional Model and eValuate programs were featured during the three-day conference.
Catapult Learning attended and exhibited at the National Catholic Education Association’s (NCEA) Annual Convention & Expo held on April 7-9, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. An NCEA corporate partner, Catapult Learning’s presence at the convention was significant and included an exhibit booth featuring the company’s latest instructional and professional development programs, lunch-and-learn sessions, live eValuate demonstrations, and a customer appreciation dinner.
The company’s lunch-and-learn sessions were an opportunity for Catapult Learning to highlight its newest professional development program and celebrate its long-term successful collaborations. During the first session, Lee Anne Housley, Catapult Learning’s Director of School Partnerships, introduced attendees to the company’s Core Instructional Model professional development program, which provides structured professional development learning opportunities and coaching support to build instructional teams and create a shared instructional model within a school or district. Session attendees learned how the program can strengthen leaders’ knowledge and skills to create an infrastructure and culture that effectively leads to and sustains complex instructional change and supports excellence in student achievement.
“Using a Partnership Model to Enhance Learning and Achievement,” the lunch session co-presented by Marie O’Shea, Instructional Specialist for the Archdiocese of New York’s Central Westchester Region, and Andrew Kenger, Director of Achievement for Catapult Learning, focused on the successful collaboration between the two organizations. The presentation emphasized the importance of crafting a unified vision to create an effective, individualized approach to leadership development and teacher support. Session topics included targeted principal and teacher coaching, ongoing professional development, and analysis of interim assessment data.
Catapult Learning’s three LIVE eValuate demos during the convention offered attendees the opportunity to learn more about the company’s next-generation assessment system and how it can assess student progress, analyze to inform teachers’ instruction, and improve student performance. Included in the demos were examples of eValuate’s web-based reading and math assessments, its technology-enhanced questions (TEQs), and its reporting and analysis tools.
On the final night of the convention, the company held its annual customer appreciation dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, always a favorite event for Catapult Learning partners and staff. One regular attendee expressed her appreciation for “an absolutely fantastic evening, one that I always looks forward to and am never disappointed.”
About Catapult Learning: For nearly 40 years, Catapult Learning has been dedicated to improving academic achievement for students from Pre-K to grade 12, with a special focus on intervention for struggling learners, building teacher and instructional leader capacity, and supporting students who previously dropped out of school. Catapult Learning’s nationwide network of 4,100 teachers, coaches, and consultants partners with over 300 school districts across the country.