TEACHING & LEARNING COLLABORATIVE
September 13, 2011
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.
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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 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?
Client Served & I have attended many professional development sessions through this organization.