The Alliance Approach
Experience & Expertise to Deliver Capacity-Building Professional Development
Catapult Learning, now celebrating 40 years of partnering with schools and districts, delivers proven-effective professional learning solutions. Our Alliance professional development builds the capacity of teachers and leaders to raise and sustain student achievement. Delivered by our nationwide team of experienced coaches, our Alliance solutions feature best practices directly informed by research and our long-standing involvement with schools and districts across the country.
Professional Development Built on a Research-Based Model of Achievement
Our holistic, research-based model is built upon five interrelated areas of focus that are integral to a learning organization’s development. The five focus areas or “strands”—Leadership, Pedagogy & Curriculum, Assessment for Learning, Learning Environment, and Student & Family Support—serve as the foundation for our Alliance professional development solutions and are all essential to promoting behaviors intended to increase and successfully maintain student achievement.
A Full Range of Consultative Professional Development Solutions
Alliance professional development solutions are both consultative and collaborative; they are designed to meet the needs of a school, district, or system to improve the quality of learning organizations and deliver successful results. As a trusted partner, our team of professional development experts engages teachers and leaders alike, building organizational capacity in order to accelerate student achievement.
Collaborative Needs Assessment Identifies Strengths & Areas for Improvement
An important first step in an Alliance partnership is a holistic school needs assessment designed to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement. The Collaborative Quality Analysis (CQA) provides a prescriptive lens through which we can effectively recommend and apply professional development solutions. Five essential questions guide our experts to areas of growth and necessary next steps.
Professional Development Solutions Based on What You Need
We offer flexible pathways for professional development to address the varying needs of the schools and organizations that we support. Our solutions range from one-day (or less) workshops and institutes, to comprehensive consultative programs lasting up to one year, to intensive targeted or whole-school transformation initiatives that may last several years.