FREE Virtual PD for NJ Educators

Aligned to NEW State Learning Standards in ELA

Catapult Learning, approved Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester County RAPID vendor, is excited to announce the launch of our live webinar series aimed at developing a deeper understanding of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction. This series of professional learning events is FREE and EXCLUSIVE to all educators & administrators in our served counties. The RAPID initiative consists of seven 35-minute educator webinars, and one comprehensive 3-hour leadership webinar.

RAPID initiative professional learning webinars are aligned to the new 2023 NJSLS-ELA learning standards which launch in September 2024!

Register Today!  – February Educator Series

February 3rd: Sessions 1-3: 9:00AM-10:45AM

February 17th: Sessions 4-7: 9:00AM-11:15AM

Educator Series:

A RAPID Dive into Foundational Literacy Skills

The focus of the seven-session educator series will be to explore how emergent literacy develops, and how educators can create language-rich learning experiences through specific evidence-based instructional practices. The sessions in this series will focus on the specific instructional practices and strategies to develop students’ foundational literacy skills in key areas. The training series will also include references to the research-base of the essential components of reading instruction.


  • Orthography, Orthographic Processing, and Print Concepts
  • Phonological Awareness and Processing
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

Register Today!  – January Leadership Sessions

January 24th


January 31st


Leadership Webinar:

Designing a System that Supports Effective Literacy Instruction

The focus of this live webinar is to guide school and district leaders in designing a system that supports effective literacy instruction. Implementation research indicates that school or district level Initiatives are more successfully sustained when certain factors are in place. An effective reading system is one that coherently integrates a number of factors.


  • Introduction to Foundational Literacy
  • A Culture that Supports Effective Literacy Instruction

  • High-Quality Instructional Materials
  • High-Quality Aligned Assessment
  • High-Quality Professional Learning
  • Monitoring and Appropriate Instructional Responses

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Help spread the word to your fellow educators about this great professional learning opportunity on social media and use the following hashtags:
#RAPID #NJDOE #K-3 #EarlyLiteracy #NJEducators


For any questions on sessions, registrations, or general inquiries – please contact us at [email protected]