Teaching & Learning Collaborative

Rating: 5 stars   34 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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this organization for over 15 years and through two different directors. It has maintained high quality services and high quality people throughout the time I have known the organization. Though located in Columbus, OH, they continue to support our rural county on the far west edge of the state. They communicate well, share resources, and create outstanding professional development/training. I know the staff personally and would recommend their services to anyone.

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The staff at Teaching & Learning Collaborative goes above and beyond to support schools and teachers. They are passionate about math & science. I know that I can always count on them to provide quality professional development to our teachers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seven years ago I attended my first TLC professional development learning opportunity, which forever changed my instructional practices in the classroom and who I am as an educator. Since then I have attended every professional learning opportunity they have provided. At each session my knowledge of math/science content and instruction continue to grow! The math and science professional development offered by TLC is high quality, innovative, and rigorous. Professional development through the Teaching & Learning Collaborative provides teachers with numerous resources, activities, ideas, and collaboration opportunities to support learning and new ideas. TLC fosters professional development that is relevant to current educational initiatives and research. The Teaching & Learning Collaborative, definitely knows how to “hook” teachers in making instructional shifts to best meet the needs of students! Once you go to one PD….you will go to all! ☺

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After being introduced to TLC and working with them as part of a collaborative project, I am impressed with the level of expertise and excitement in providing quality professional development for educators. I have thoroughly enjoyed developing our current PD as well as our stimulating conversations on STEM and literacy education. And I can not leave out all the laughter and FUN we had doing it! I hope to continue my relationship with TLC and look forward to working together in the future. This group is STELLAR!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Over the years, TLC has consistently provided high-quality professional development in mathematics and science. Their workshops engage teachers to deepen both content and pedagogical knowledge. Teachers leave prepared to apply this knowledge in the classroom to benefit their students. TLC has had a tremendous impact on my professional career and I appreciate all I have learned - and continue to learn - from them!

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2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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.

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

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

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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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.

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

Classes of science in our district.

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

offer more!

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Rating: 5 stars  

TLC continues to showcase their talents in professional development programs in mathematics and science. Their focus on developing content knowledge and research based instructional practices has helped teachers from PreK-12!

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

my instruction in math.

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.

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