High Quality Professional Development For Educators 

As the PDRC for Long Island, Catapult Learning provides high-quality professional development to meet the needs of educators in Religious and Independent Schools on Long Island. At this time, all our sessions are offered online in virtual sessions or in recorded webinars. Educators, who participate in our live virtual sessions, are invited to request Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit hours for verified attendance.


ELL Strategies for Mainstream Classroom Teachers

September 19, 26 and October 3, 10 @ 4-5 p.m.
Discover research-backed strategies to engage and empower ELLs in your mainstream classroom. Learn how to differentiate instruction, incorporate visual aids, and utilize collaborative activities to foster language development and boost comprehension.

Our experienced instructors will share practical tips on creating a culturally responsive classroom that celebrates diversity and promotes equity. You’ll gain valuable insights into building language-rich learning experiences that benefit all students, regardless of their language background.

Whether you’re a mainstream classroom teacher seeking to enhance your ELL support or an educator eager to create an inclusive classroom for all learners, this workshop is designed to elevate your teaching practices.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Level Up in Teaching

September 28 @ 4-5 p.m. Are you ready to embrace the cutting-edge power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in your teaching journey? Join us for an eye-opening workshop on “Using AI to Level Up in Teaching” and discover the transformative potential of AI-driven tools and strategies.
In this dynamic workshop, you’ll delve into the world of AI-enhanced education and explore how AI can revolutionize classroom experiences, from personalized learning paths to data-driven insights. Learn how to integrate AI-powered resources that cater to individual student needs, foster engagement, and optimize instructional outcomes.

Whether you’re a tech-savvy educator or just dipping your toes into AI, this workshop is designed to provide practical insights and hands-on experience. Unlock the tools to create a more dynamic, effective, and adaptive teaching environment that prepares your students for the future.

Next Generation Science Standards

October 5, 12 @ 4-5 p.m. This introductory session will introduce teachers to the paradigm shift involved with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Compared to previous standards which task students to “describe” or “understand,” the NGSS is built more around practicing science through Science and Engineering Practices and drawing thematic connections through Crosscutting Concepts beyond just the content taught which the standards refer to as the Disciplinary Core Ideas. The NGSS also has a tremendous amount of insight regarding assessment and interdisciplinary learning.

In this session, we will focus on the dimensions of the standards, phenomenon-based learning (a strategy to tackle all dimensions of the standard), and shifts in the Disciplinary Core Ideas to ensure that teachers know the boundary of content ideas in their grade-level. Opportunities to initially plan and pace the year with the Catapult coach will be provided.


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Private and religious teachers and leaders in New York State have leaned on the Long Island Professional Development Resource Center for personalized and engaging professional development. Our workshops are crafted for busy schedules, multi grade levels, and state requirements to ensure our teachers and leaders are leaving each workshop with a toolkit full of resources to maximize educational outcomes. We’ve differentiated ourselves by excelling in the following areas:



Through a partnership with the NYSED, Measurement Inc. (Upstate PDRC), and Fordham University (NYC PDRC), Catapult Learning is serving the state of New York through virtual Professional Development workshops. Please click the names below to learn more about our partners:


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