Catapult Learning | February 09, 2023
On February 8, 2023, Catapult Learning, a provider of student intervention programs and professional development solutions for instructors in K-12 schools, announced that it was chosen by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to deliver professional development (PD) and coaching services to educators in K-12 schools to enhance student outcomes. The four-year state contract contains a one-year renewal option for a fifth year.
MDE will provide at least 25 new instructional math coaches in collaboration with Catapult Learning. The first group will serve educators in Greenwood-Leflore Consolidated School Districts and Jackson Public at seven elementary and middle schools. Throughout the year, MDE will incorporate additional schools.
Catapult Learning's experienced math coaches provide online, in-person, or job-embedded coaching, in-person modeling and co-teaching, individualized action plans, classroom observations, professional development, lesson plan development, and summer enrichment for administrators. Additionally, it provides PD for over 500 school districts annually on vital education topics such as mathematics, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), literacy and The Science of Reading, social-emotional learning, inclusive practices, and mental health.
Scalable and adaptable, the company's PD addresses the requirements of schools and districts of all sizes through online, face-to-face, and job-embedded support. PDNow, the company's online platform, offers asynchronous learning in addition to workshops and coaching, allowing educators and leaders to benefit from over 200 hours of online workshops, community interaction and just-in-time resources.
About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides K-12 schools with experienced coaches who implement intervention programs for students and PD solutions for teachers. The company's PD services enhance the capacity of educators and administrators to increase and maintain student achievement. Its intervention programs support struggling students with individualized instruction based on their specific needs. By partnering with over 500 school districts nationwide, the company promotes academic and professional growth outcomes. Catapult Learning is accredited by Cognia and has been awarded the System of Distinction honor in 2022.
Alteryx | March 02, 2023
On March 01, 2023, Alteryx, an analytics automation platform, launched the Alteryx SparkED Datathon series, designed for data literacy and upskilling in partnership with McLaren Racing. Disney, RSM US LLP and McLaren Racing hosted two days SparkED Datathon at The University of Texas, Dallas (UT Dallas).
Alteryx SparkED is its free analytics education program, helping about 977 institutions worldwide, with approximately 87% increase annually in 2022, and over 140,000 learners in different countries benefited. This upskilling initiative would help learners gain knowledge and experience in data and analytics operations and understand the importance of these operations for decision intelligence in the business outcomes of data-driven organizations. In addition, it empowers individual learners and career changers with growth opportunities and enhanced career outcomes even in the present economic crisis.
McLaren Racing's Executive Director, Partnerships and Accelerator, Matt Dennington said, "Promoting STEM education pathways to help prepare today's students to become tomorrow's data leaders' forms part of McLaren Racing's commitment to making STEM careers more accessible to all." He added, "Teaming up with our partner Alteryx to host a SparkED Datathon at the McLaren Technology Centre is an exciting opportunity for data-curious students. They will need to solve challenges using real-world McLaren data on the same innovative analytics platform our team uses to power our performance-enhancing insights."
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UT Dallas' Director of MS Business Analytics and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Gaurav Shekhar said, "It's important for us to build a robust data analytics program and give our students strong networking opportunities to improve their career outcomes." He added, "Alteryx SparkED has been a key partner for upskilling our students and helping them develop highly demanded data analytics skills that every employer across every industry needs."
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Headquartered in Irvine, California, Alteryx, a software development company, provides services for self-service data analytics, predictive analytics, spatial analytics, business intelligence, statistical analytics, strategic analytics, data analytics, data blending, data prep, and data science. It offers end-to-end automation of data engineering, analytics, reporting, machine learning, and data science processes. It empowers businesses with data analytics which is helpful for them in many business processes. Customers trust its insights for impactful business outcomes worldwide. With its software data, enterprises solve complex problems, saving their mundane data preparation work, distribution, and time.
Linewize US | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, Linewize, an education technology company, launched the Linewize Pulse platform for real-time actionable insights on students' well-being with weekly online check-ins for individual and organizational intervention, enhancing overall school culture.
Its 60-second weekly check-ins include questions related to well-being and school experience. Through these check-ins, it offers an overview of students' mental health and anonymously gathers school-level trending data. It gives students safe and easy suggestions for asking for help, and educators clearly know who is very vulnerable and sensitive. In addition, it inspires students to express gratitude for people who made a difference in their lives. Thus developing school-community relations and fostering a culture of enhanced inclusion. The Educator Impact platform helps schools with their culture and student outcomes, connecting well-being, performance and engagement Linewize's acquisition of the Educator Impact platform resulted in the launch of the Linewize Pulse solution.
Psychologist and Linewize's Director of Community Engagement, Teodora Pavkovic said, "As the nationwide children's mental health crisis continues, it's more important than ever to prioritize student well-being. Not only does Linewize Pulse empower individuals to seek out help, but it also provides administrators with the information they need to design school-wide programs and initiatives that meet students' current needs." She added, "Even further, the platform helps foster deeper and more meaningful relationships between school staff and students by alerting teachers and administrators to those struggling and needing assistance. With this information on hand, school staff can better adjust their daily routines to account for individuals' needs and develop stronger connections with their students."
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Headquartered in San Diego, California, Linewize, an IT consulting and services provider for the education sector, offers products that filter content, support teacher visibility and give teachers the required control. It creates an educated community that gives priority to children's safety on an online medium. It is a division of ASX-traded company FamilyZone, having a K-12 cyber safety management system, working for cyber safety and EdTech companies worldwide. With a team of education experts and experienced school IT administrators, it designs solutions for e-learning and the online safety of learners. It empowers schools, educators, partners and families to secure every child's digital journey in the classroom and at home.