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September 10, 2013

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September 12, 2011

TLC offers courses utilizing professors, current teachers and the most up-to-date research to develop lessons. Every topic covered was fun and full of lessons ready to carry into classrooms the next ... more

September 10, 2013

I was part of a science summer program, INQUIRE, offered through the Teaching and Learning Collaborative a couple of summers ago. This group has the most up-to-date teaching practices with more hands-on science ideas than a teacher could possibly use. The teachers walked away with field trip ideas for their school yard, knowledge about Ohio mussels and formative assessments with many writing connections. Kelli Shrewsberry, as director, is a full-fledged scientist that shares the love of teaching kids and teachers. A worthy nonprofit organization!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand their group so all teachers in the area could profit from their workshops.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

September 12, 2011

TLC offers courses utilizing professors, current teachers and the most up-to-date research to develop lessons. Every topic covered was fun and full of lessons ready to carry into classrooms the next day for busy elementary teachers. I participated as a facilitator with 30+ years in the classroom. I spent much time learning new information and being so excited at the lesson possibilities. I would not hesitate to take one of their workshops or courses and know the activities they sell to be of top quality.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Classes of science in our district.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more!

September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

As the Director of TLC, I am amazed everyday by our participants. Their energy and dedication make us even stronger as they push us to explore and develop new programs in mathematics and science. Their enthusiasm is contagious and I'm excited each day by the conversations we hear participants having during professional development sessions. We value our partnerships with corporate foundations, districts, and the teachers who share their learning with us.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Many of our programs have been evaluated by an outside evaluator and show statistically significant gains in developing teacher content knowledge and instruction, as well as increased student achievement. For these programs, I would expand the scope of the work so that more teachers can benefit.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 10, 2013

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September 10, 2013

If you are looking for great professional development for teachers of elementary school-age children, TLC is the place to go. In mathematics, a good foundation is everything. TLC's PD sessions help teacher put the emphasis on the learning not the teaching. Their sessions show teachers how to get kids talking about mathematics and thinking about their own ways to solve problems.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 27, 2012

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September 27, 2012

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is continuously providing relevant and life changing lessons in science and mathematics for teachers at all levels. They are always on the cutting edge of important issues in education and developing lessons necessary for teachers to be successful. A particular area they have focused on are the Core Standards being introduced across the country. Their professional development classes give teachers the knowledge and confidence to help their students be successful in meeting these standards.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 6, 2011

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October 6, 2011

This was my first of many classes that I will take through TLC. TLC gave me an indepth professional insight into math. Through the TLC professional development programs I am using more specific instruction which helps my students build themselves better number sense as well as problem solving skills.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my instruction in math.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to do what you are doing and build upon the program and make it bigger and better if that is possible.

September 14, 2011

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September 14, 2011

I first became involved with TLC and their programming back in 2000. Their workshop offerings became an important component of my on-going professional development. TLC has helped me to stay current in the area of science. My use of formative assessments to help guide instruction and meet the needs of my students is due to classes offered by TLC. Their work with teachers focuses on on-going contact throughout the school year. This on-going contact enables teachers to meet, discuss challenges and develop solutions with their peers. Through their work with teachers, TLC is helping the students in Ohio gain knowledge and understanding in the areas of science and mathematics.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of TLC through the science content understood by my fifth grade students. As a teacher, when I become more knowledgeable about my content areas, then my students will reap the benefits.

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I wish that this organization could reach even more teachers in the state of Ohio.

September 13, 2011
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September 13, 2011
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The TLC is an amazing organization. They consistently offer high quality professional development that is relevant and very rigorous. Every time I leave a professional development they offer I have lots of activities/games/ideas to take straight back to my classroom and school. The classes are typically spread out over time or offer online extensions. This has allowed me to collaborate with teachers outside of my school district and share successes and challenges. That open sourcing of information has allowed me to challenge myself as an educator and raise the level of instruction that my students have access to. While I love the rigor of the classes that is not what keeps me coming back. In teaching it is easy to feel helpless and isolated. The TLC has opened doors of collaboration within my building and beyond. Learning about teaching math is fun and I am often motivated to seek out more information online and in journals after leaving a class. The TLC is definitely getting it right! They understand that to lead high quality professional development that they must foster relationships, provide rigorous content, and offer information in a relevant way that is easily applied to the classroom.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...personal and professional growth. Although I cannot directly attribute this to the TLC, our OAA math test scores have improved significantly since a group of teachers in my building began attending workshops led by the TLC.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer even more classes. I know there are limitations because it is a non-profit.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through our district math coordinator.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

This group has encouraged me to challenge my students more, increase discourse in my classroom and open the lines of communication with my co-teachers and educators outside of my building.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 12, 2011

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September 12, 2011

I first became familiar with TLC in 2003, when I discovered they offered mathematics training for teachers of grades K-3. I quickly begged to take the training for IMPACT 1 so I could offer the primary teachers in Knox County this opportunity. What resulted from that training is no less than amazing!!! Improving Mathematics Practices and Classroom Teaching has been the highlight of my entire career in education! I witnessed teachers who formerly had not enjoyed teaching math ~ AND students who didn't like math ~ decide they LOVED math! I continue to offer IMPACT training to primary teachers under TLC's direction. Kudos to you, Teaching & Learning Collaborative for a WONDERFUL program!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...my experiences with IMPACT and teachers of K-3.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

My only change would be to see that they receive funding to continue what is a WONDERFUL program!

September 12, 2011

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September 12, 2011

I took my first TLC course 6 years ago as a classroom teacher, which completely changed the way I taught mathematics. Two years ago I became a mathematics coach and currently have the pleasure of teaching the same class that changed my teaching, IMPACT 1, 2 & 3. Working for the TLC has been amazing because I am inspired by teachers who take our courses. They are so eager to learn and love trying the new lessons and activities in their own classrooms. I have also learned so much from other teachers and their experiences. My hope would be for all K-4 teachers to take any course offered by the TLC and have it funded through district PD money or grants!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the classroom as a teacher and as a coach working with teachers who have been to courses provided by the TLC.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find funding to provide these courses for free. The TLC is great and I would not change anything they do!!!!

September 12, 2011

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September 12, 2011

I have worked with TLC for years in a number of programs. They have taken a lead in the state - and I would say set an example nationally - in 2 particular areas.Their more than 15 year old Math Teacher Leader program was continued from a prior organizational structure. They were a leader in the nation with the concept of math teacher leader, and now, as the elementary mathematics specialist initiative has developed nationally, the TLC provides an example of a quality program to train and support teacher leaders. In the second area of their leadership, the TLC's IMPACT program attends to the needs of primary grades teachers teaching mathematics. This often overlooked group is well supported through IMPACT, with a sustained and comprehensive program. The quality of the TLC programs is always a hallmark of their contributions!

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I have worked with many teachers who have been through TLC's programs, and not only are they happy with the experience, but I am please with the growth I have seen in them.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I just wish they could have more funding and more human resource support for the work they do.

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