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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Adult Education, Education, Educational Services

Mission:

CTL’s mission is to ensure excellence and equity in learning for individuals and organizations with whom we work.

Geographic areas served: National and International

Programs:

CTL is a primary partner in a United States Department of Education $17+ million, five-year Striving Readers grant to improve adolescent literacy, one of only eight such grants in the nation and the only one involving a consortium of rural schools. The centerpiece of the grant is CTL's Adolescent Literacy Model which takes a school-wide approach to teaching literacy based on the developmental needs of adolescents.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning achieves its mission of ensuring excellence and equity in learning. The CTL staff know how children learn best and are able to bring much added value to the schools with which they work. CTL's work helps students be the best they can be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CTL has proven to be a very professional organization. The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning as a partner in the Striving Readers Project provided coach and administrator training to schools involved in the program. The preparation, planning, implementation, and follow up by CTL has helped our Literacy Coach, Administration, and faculty to grow and further develop our vision of incorporating a School Wide Content Area Literacy based curriculum at our school. We look forward to partnering with CTL in the future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) has conducted educational evaluations and research throughout the country. In that capacity we have had the opportunity to work many times with the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL) from Louisville, Kentucky. They are consummate professionals and bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to their work. Additionally they are excellent collaborators. CREP’s experience with CTL has been rewarding and gratifying. We applaud their commitment to quality educational opportunities for students and teachers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Through my time with Mission Data I have had many opportunities to meet with and talk to the staff at CTL. All have one common goal and that is to provide better education opportunities for our children. Each person on their staff is knowledgeable, professional and exactly who I, as a parent, would want to guide my child's school years. With a child in the public school system, I can see first hand the need to connect with Teachers and provide them with the support and tools they need to teach well. In addition, CTL's attention to literacy and the arts are qualities that make this organization the top notch entity that it is. I see no value in NOT having these things represented well in our schools.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Collaborative for Teaching and Learning does top-notch work. In collaborating with staff of both CTL and partnering organizations on an expansive education project, I found myself in a room with people who are highly thoughtful, prepared, thorough and progressive in their idea-making. It has been stimulating and rewarding to work with an organization which deeply values arts in education, and seeks to nurture genuine growth for teachers and learners.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CTL is a non profit that understands the links between the needs of children for experience in the arts and the needs of teachers to have children in their classrooms learn the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic. Their professional development programs that mix the arts with the basics are increasingly being modified for delivery through today's videoconferencing technologies. They are tops in all aspects.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CTL offers professional development that recognizes the growth and development of the whole child. CTL trainers understand that children live in an ever-changing and emerging world, and CTL instructors and trainers make connections to content that integrate multi-sensory learning and multi-faceted content that is challenging yet respectful of today's students.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am proud to have CTL in our community. As an avid reader, I applaud CTL's literacy models, which promote the methods and strategies that create sustainable success for both students and teachers. CTL is a true asset to out commonwealth and the schools that serve it. Congratulations to CTL for its dedicated workers and outstanding programs!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CTL has helped our school reach out to our struggling readers. The ideas, methods, and strategies that CTL have shown teachers are outstanding and well received by the students. Students and teachers are writing and reading more through the use of technology. This is a major accomplishment for our area. Many students do not have computers in their homes. We are moving into the 21st century and CTL has played a major role in our school's accomplishments.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CTL has provided the next step in our quest to create a more literate environmnet in our school. They have been able to guide us to use the the cuurent tools that are in place in a cohjesive manner. We are currently using the plan they helped design.