TEACHING & LEARNING COLLABORATIVE Overview
Target demographics: Educators in grades PreK-12
Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of teachers attend TLC programs each year. This summer alone, TLC worked with over 350 teachers who will work with almost 10,000 students.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help assemble Math Camp-In kits.
Geographic areas served: Ohio
Programs: K-3 IMPACT (Improving Mathematical Practices and Classroom Teaching),
K-2 COUNTS! (Creating Opportunities to Understand Numbers Together with Students),
FACTS (Facilitating Active Classroom Teaching Strategies) in Math,
COMET (Central Ohio Mathematics Enrichment for Teachers),
OMAP (Ohio Mathematics Academy Program),
OSCI (Ohio Science Institute)
For the past six years, TLC has coordinated the statewide K-3 IMPACT program. IMPACT helps teachers develop instructional methods which provide all of their students with skills that will lead to future successes in STEM careers. K-3 IMPACT instruction is student-centered and develops the critical foundations in number sense, measurement and problem-solving.
Many of the participating teachers are working in schools that serve a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Skills developed in this program lead to better intervention with these students so they have a solid mathematical understanding in the early grades. The intention of K-3 IMPACT is to lead to student success which is a shared goal of programs such as Closing the Achievement Gap.
K-3 IMPACT was developed by a statewide group of mathematics leaders. It is managed by the Teaching & Learning Collaborative in partnership with Educational Service Centers and universities.
To date, almost 400 different schools have participated in the first four years of IMPACT, represented by approximately 1,500 teachers.
Eevaluation results have consistently demonstrated K-3 IMPACT's value as a strong well-received professional development experience for K-3 teachers. Results have shown that K-3 IMPACT participants have made statistically significant gains in mathematics content knowledge and improved instructional techniques.