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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

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)

Community Stories

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had an amazing experience with the TLC group and their IMPACT program. I have teamed up with them to deliver high quality math professional development for elementary teachers. Every session is well planned and expertly produced. The availability of the team for guidance is unmatched. They are amazing!!!!

Cheryl G.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Teaching and Learning Collaborative is uniquely poised to provide consistent, high quality professional learning for Ohio teachers that no other provider has been able to match. They continue to create and deliver cutting edge programs that benefit teachers, students, families and communities. Excellence is their normal! I cannot imagine the Ohio classroom without the imprint of the many programs that TLC delivers! What a gem!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TLC provides top notch professional development in the areas of Math and Science! The standards-based workshops allow time for sharing and collaboration with colleagues. Amazing materials are provided...books and online resources. Well worth your time , get on their mailing list!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative is a wonderful nonprofit that "walks the talk". Or in my case, run the talk. Not only do they help educators with professional development, but they give back to the community, as well. I am one of the beneficiaries of their charitable give-back. When I was unable to register for the Star Wars 10K race hosted by Disney World, TLC gave me the opportunity to participate in the foot race by purchasing registration through their organization. This made the race more meaningful to me because not only did I get to fulfill my passion for running, and donate to the Disney World charity, but I was able to give monetary assistance to an organization I respect so much, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. It was a win-win-win for everyone involved. And not only from the standpoint of a runner. By supporting their honorable cause of education, TLC makes it a win-win-win for teachers, students, and their surrounding communities every day. Therefore I recommend the Teaching & Learning Collaborative as one of our country's greatest nonprofits and I look forward to partnering with them again for the 2018 race season.

1 Kristie L.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The most amazing, and friendliest people are with this group! Very helpful and quick to answer all and every questions asked

1 Dee T.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The TLC is an awesome group of educators who are committed to helping other educators learn and grow in a fun, engaging way! You always leave one of their PD sessions with ready to use activities and ideas. One of the best organizations out there providing PD to teachers!

1 Jodi37

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Teaching Learning Collaborative offers the best PD experiences for teachers in Ohio. I highly recommend.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Teaching & Learning Collaborative has changed the way I think about teaching! I am a better teacher because of NFTI Science!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Teaching and Learning Collaborative offers great and useful professional development. This is a great resource for teachers.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the great privilege of working with and for TLC for 3 years. I have never worked with a team so passionate and hardworking with teachers and students in mind. I am proud to be a part of this organization and my time spent with this team has made me a better person and educator.

1 April83

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization for supporting teachers! They have a passion for helping teachers engage students in rich teaching experiences!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

These educators have a passion for supporting teachers which ultimately positively impacts student engagement and achievement. I love the Pi Day race to support this program!

1 Kryssie P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is by far the best professional development I've ever attended. Not only did it change my outlook on teaching mathematics, but I was able to walk away with engaging lessons for my students.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is by far one of the best providers of professional development for math and science teachers in Ohio and beyond. Their consideration of the teachers' PD experience is always front and center. Participants in their PD programs return over and over--a testament to the quality work they do. I have had the good fortune of work with TLC for over 15 years on long and short term projects.They are brilliant, dedicated, and thoughtful. Rock stars in PD!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Who goes to Disney as a family for the first time AND runs a 5K? The Remick Family does! Why you ask? Because we were helping to sponsor and give back to an organization who has given so much to us! Over the last several years, I have taken numerous workshops through the Teaching and Learning Collaborative in the areas of math and science. I have used this professional development in my classroom and have passed this excitement and love of these subjects on to my students. My own children have been students in classrooms with teachers who have taken the same, or other programs, and did the same. The facilitators are professional, creative, and enthusiastic educators who love what they do. Thank you Teaching and Learning Collaborative!

1 Tracy Cahill H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This inspirational group of educators dive deep into the content and core standards with such a creative approach that teachers and students of all ages are engaged in learning! I've taken several courses through them and all have been worthwhile learning experiences that I can take back into the classroom.

1 Cecilia16

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been working with the Teaching and Learning Collaborative for 3 years. I have enhanced the way I teach Science in my classroom. I feel more confident and knowledgeable about Science. My students love learning using more literature in our Science lessons. I would recommend the Teaching and Learning Collaborative to everyone.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative has helped me to enhance my teaching. I have changed the way in which I teach and my students love the innovative and exciting lessons and I feel it has made me a better teacher.

Kelli5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such passionate people doing the work they love! I'm always impressed by the work they do and how they go out of their way for participants!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Janet W. W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Teaching and Learning Collaborative was ALWAYS my go to place when I needed high quality PD for my staffs. As a principal I knew they would tailor the PD to meet our specific building goals.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Teaching and Learning Collaborative provides so many outstanding professional development opportunities for teachers all across Ohio. One of these opportunities is NFTI- using non-fiction text through inquiry in all Science content areas. This is a great PD that shifts the paradigm from telling students what they should know to allowing them to discover it (and more) through the 5E learning cycle. As a NFTI facilitator, I'm proud to share this paradigm shift with other educators. I see them implement it in the classroom where the impact is huge!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative has provided incredible support for teachers in the Colimbus Ohio area. This resource is critical for elementary educators who traditionally are not as confident and competent in the areas of math and science. Professional development sessions, resource availability and enthusiastic leaders made my job easier and made me a stronger teacher.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Innovative, cutting edge, yet practical professional development is what you get with TLC. Their programs help teachers build content knowledge while implementing research based pedagogy. Once participants experience professional development with TLC, many come back for more! In addition, the folks at TLC genuinely care about the participants and helping each one develop their craft of teaching.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Teaching & Learning Collaborative has made exceptional professional development available to teachers for years. They understand the needs of teachers and develop professional development that is practical and realistic to meets the needs of a variety of learners. My students have been postively impacted by NFTI and Science Works. This is just two of the valuable pd's that I have attended ( there are any more). The Teaching & Learning Collaborative is what a non-profit should be about - amazing, maginificent and invaluable in it's contribution to education!!!