Build instructor and leadership capacity through equipping your educators with best practices directly informed by research and our long-standing involvement with schools and districts across the country. Catapult Learning’s 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.
Our Alliance professional development solutions are built on a holistic, research-based model based on five interrelated areas of focus, or strands) that are integral to a learning organization’s development. For school transformation initiatives, our Catapult Learning Alliance team works with your school or district leadership to identify a set of desired outcomes within some or all of the five strands of our design for exemplary schools.
The five focus areas serve as the foundation of our professional development solutions and are all essential to promoting behaviors intended to increase and successfully maintain student achievement. Each has a guiding question for school improvement.
A Full Range of Consultative Professional Development Solutions
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.
Collaborative Needs Assessment Identifies Strengths & Areas for Improvement
An important first step in a professional development 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.