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.
May 4 @ 4pm-5pm Do you want to learn how to captivate your students’ attention and ignite their imaginations using virtual storytelling? In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage the power of digital technology to bring stories to life in a way that your students have never experienced before. You will be guided through the process of creating compelling digital stories, using a range of multimedia tools and techniques. Take your students on a virtual storytelling journey that will leave them excited, inspired, and eager to learn more.
The Science of Reading
May 11, 18, and 25 @ 4pm-5:15pm This workshop will explore the latest research on how the brain processes written language and how that can inform effective reading instruction. You’ll learn about the different components of reading, such as phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, and how each one contributes to skilled reading. We’ll also delve into the importance of early literacy experiences, the role of motivation and engagement in reading development, and how to support struggling reader. Get ready to develop tools to help your students unlock the power of reading. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science behind reading!
Gamifying Your Instruction
May 17 @ 4pm-5pm Games in the classroom lead to a wealth of opportunity for students and teachers to delve more deeply into meta cognitive conversations about learning. Games support not only strategic thinking with game play, they also support essential skill development such as humility, integrity as well as empathy. The skills that we desire in our students to help them be successful in school and their futures.
The New AP Precalculus: Info & Planning
June 7 @ 9:30am or June 7 @ 3pm Created for Principals, Math Dept. Chairs, Precalculus Teachers, and other Leaders, we’ll cover the following questions:
- Why is AP Precalculus being offered starting in 2023-2024?
- What is the content of AP Precalculus? How does it compare to traditional Precalculus courses?
- What resources and sample items already exist, and what’s coming later?
- What questions should we ask when planning?
- What’s the timeline for decisions and implementation?
Teachers Become Presenters
Coming in June! If you’re a teacher and you’ve had success with your class, we’d love to hear about it! This is your opportunity to present on a topic you are passionate about in order to help others. Please reach out to [email protected] for more details about being a presenter.
HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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: