TEACHING & LEARNING COLLABORATIVE

Rating: 5 stars   32 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 200 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Worthington OH 43085 USA

Mission: To provide innovative, high-quality professional development and support for preK-12 educators in mathematics, science, and technology.
Results: TLC coordinates several professional development programs in mathematics and science. 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.
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.
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, Number Talks, Science Works!, INQUIRE, COMET (Central Ohio Mathematics Enrichment for Teachers), OMAP (Ohio Mathematics Academy Program), OSCI (Ohio Science Institute)
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Rating: 5 stars  

Love TLC! Their professional development sessions always provide teachers with new ways to help children learn. The enthusiasm they show for what they do is contagious. We are better teachers because of TLC!!!!! Keep up the great work.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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I've been teaching for almost 20 years. In all that time, I have never had a better professional learning experience than the sessions offered by TLC! They bring current research, strategies, and powerful ways to engage students in mathematics and science!

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I attended TLC professional development sessions throughout my teaching career in math and science. I always came away a better teacher with wonderful lessons to use in my classroom. The staff of the TLC is passionate about what they are doing. Their enthusiasm for learning is contagious.

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

my teaching because of the collaboration provided with other educators.

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

like to see more opportunities for teachers to attend the sessions. I often paid for the sessions myself because my district/school didnt' have available funds to send me.

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The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is an incredible organization. They understand what educators need and they provide lessons and ideas that can be used immediately to impact student achievement. As a former instructional coach I walked away from every professional development offered with a deeper understanding of the content and the ability to go back into the classrooms and support teachers with rolling out the common core and other best practices in mathematics. Now as a principal I am so excited to support my teachers in attending courses provided by TLC. With limited funding and teachers with jam packed schedules it is crucial to me that professional development be high impact to the teachers that attend, their colleagues and students. With TLC I know it is going to be worthwhile every time. That piece of mind is so valuable. Not only does TLC create and implement high quality professional learning opportunities they also offer them on evenings and weekends which allows for a wider range of educators to participate. The TLC ignites a passion and renewed energy for learning and growing as a professional. The collaboration extends well beyond the four walls of the professional development and the TLC is creating a cohort of motivated mathematics educators in Ohio.

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

Even more classes! Fractions Bootcamp and All IMPACT classes are awesome!

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The Teaching Learning Center helps in their work to provide districts, schools, and teachers with opportunity, information, and skills by providing support, and professional development for teachers throughout Ohio.

I have personally been involved with the Teaching Learning Center for the past four years. I have found the staff very well trained, personable, and willing to provide support for teacher in math and science. They have provided on site professional development for our math teachers (K-5). They are very well prepared, and very well received by our teachers. We appreciate their support and find them to be a valuable asset to our district.

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

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Science Works (organized by TLC) was one of the most rewarding PDs I have taken in my entire career. It was hands-on, real teacher work that you could take right back to the classroom. I rave about this opportunity to everyone I meet (especially since good science related PD is hard to find), and have had many sign up to come back and confirm how fabulous it was!

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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.

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.

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.

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

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The TLC has been a resource of quality professional development and a network for districts in our work to provide quality math and science instruction. They are generous with their expertise and resources; their passion for students and the content is contagious. As a generalist guiding instruction in all areas in my district, including math and science, they have been an invaluable resource as we make insturctional decisions, seek professional development, and transition to new standards. TLC is true to their name: it is a collaborative organization that is always learning and employing the best practices of teaching to share and distribute the latest knowledge.

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

The ability to work with math and science teachers with aconfidence that I am facilitating good practice.

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

Give them more fiscal resources to do their good work.

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TLC has helped me several times by offering great workshops and training sessions that have enhanced my classroom. All of their materials are aligned with state standards which helps to authenticate their value. They take the feedback from the participants and use the information to make things better!

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

My classroom and student outcomes.

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

unsure

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?

referred by colleague

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I've taken several classes from TLC. Each time I have come away with new knowledge to use with my students. I also enjoy the time to work with other teachers and learn and share with them. The staff is caring and knowledgeable.

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

My own classroom. I have grown as an educator.

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

Make the classes smaller.

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