PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catapult Learning, a provider of student intervention programs and professional development solutions for public and nonpublic K-12 teachers, today announced now Summer Journey 2022, a robust and flexible suite of programs developed to engage students while reducing learning loss during the summer. Summer Journey stimulates academic and social-emotional education by incorporating elements of enrichment teaching and family support that allow students to learn throughout the summer, whether in person, virtually or both. .
Launched in 2001, Summer Journey is free to public and non-public school students nationwide. It is designed to enrich children’s learning with hands-on, project-based activities and a confidence-building curriculum. Summer Journey offerings can be tailored to the unique needs of participating districts, providing a smooth transition back to school for students. Turnkey, easy-to-implement programs include teacher training (school staff or local Catapult teachers), teacher course manuals, curriculum, student resource books, and registration assistance.
“Created to build critical skills and further build strengths, Summer Journey not only mitigates summer learning loss, but also closes achievement gaps for at-risk students,” said Devon Wible, Vice President of Catapult Learning academics. “We are proud to offer this program, which meets the academic and socio-emotional needs of students while creating summer fun through enrichment and outdoor activities. »
The customizable and academically rigorous program, which is free for families and offers half-day and full-day options, aims to develop and refine skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and empathy necessary for student success. Areas of focus for Summer Journey programming include: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), robotics, and scripted lessons that engage students in hands-on cooperative activities.
Summer Journey’s tuition-free availability eases financial and scheduling challenges for parents, while ensuring their children participate in a safe program that combines the academic learning of school with the fun of camp. Other program benefits include student transportation to and from school, field trips, lunch and snacks.
More than 40,000 students from 86 school districts in 18 states used Summer Journey in 2021. From spring 2021 to fall 2021, students in Catapult Learning summer programs outperformed comparison students in late elementary math and in college and in reading. at the end of primary.
To further support and maintain students’ educational growth over the summer, Catapult Learning will once again offer its popular Interactive Learning Bags and Lending Library, cost-effective ways to provide students, teachers, and staff with access to books. , games and activities that they can use in the classroom or at home.
Designed to strengthen students’ academic skills, the lightweight learning bags help develop lifelong readership practices and include age-appropriate materials focused on literacy, math, STEM and learning. other enrichments. Available in over 30 themes across all content areas and from K-12, each reading or activity bag can be tailored to each student’s interests. To provide additional support to families, the Caregiver/Parent Support Reading Bags offer a wide range of approaches to promote optimal child development, effective strategies and self-management tools in the face of daily challenges and unique requirements.
To learn more about implementing Summer Journey in your school or district, visit https://catapultlearning.com/programs/instruction/summer-school/. To receive a Learning bags 2022 catalog email: [email protected].
About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides student intervention programs and professional development solutions for K-12 public and non-public school teachers. Our 5,000 educators deliver evidence-based programs that include student instruction, family support services and professional development designed to help teachers successfully integrate proven practices into the classroom. Executed by a team of experienced coaches, our professional development services build the capacity of teachers and leaders to increase and sustain student success, improving education and overall quality of life. Intervention programs support struggling learners with instruction tailored to each student’s unique needs. Nationwide, Catapult Learning partners with more than 500 school districts, including 18 of the top 20, to deliver positive results that promote academic and professional growth. Additionally, Catapult has established strong partnerships with the US Department of Defense Education Activity and the University of Oregon Center for Teaching and Learning. Learn more about CatapultLearning.com.