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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-2 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-2 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-2 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-2 IMPACT (Investigating 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

87 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!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with TLC and professional development has been fantastic! The workshops are current, applicable, and delivered in a professional and engaging manner. I always leave knowing I have been given tools that will help me to help my students be successful and achieve maximal growth.

Kryssie P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The professional development teachers get from TLC is unmatched by any other PD I’ve attended. Sessions are well thought out, interactive, organized and meaningful.

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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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The TCL provides multiple opportunities for education professionals to expand their network and fosters a growing community of practice.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been going to TLC workshops for several years. Every workshop has been engaging and full of authentic and practical support for all school staff. The amount of learning I have achieved during each workshop is more than I can ever ask for. Although I leave each session exhausted due to the high level of engagement and thinking, I am thrilled with the new strategies, lesson ideas, and coaching on how to pass this learning on to others. I know when I enter a TLC workshop that anytime spent will be well worth the time lost with my students, family, and staff.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have attended MANY TLC learning events over the year and every single one is SO valuable! They create amazing collaboration opportunities and ALL events are highly thoughtful and engaging!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TLC has been instrumental in changing teacher practice in our district. They provide innovative professional development that our teachers always look forward to.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The teaching and learning collaborative completely changed the way I teach science! They showed me a much more effective and engaging way to guide student learning and exploration in science. I would highly recommend any professional development opportunity they offer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has provided me with the most valuable professional development in my education journey! The science and technology lessons I have learned has been instrumental for me in framing my science instruction! Also—the math impact classes were awesome too!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Educational Inservices as refreshers and even great new knowledge for a veteran teacher

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TLC does a great job leading educators through very useful professional development.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked closely with the T&L department for two years. They are professional and knowledgeable. The suggestions that they provide around mathematics are research based, best practices that keep the developmental progression of students at the forefront of instruction.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have provided top notch math and science professional development for our teachers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This IMACT team is amazing! I have learned so much about teaching mathematics and have seen the growth in my classroom! I highly recommend this PD!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The best professional development experiences that I've been a part of, by far! I have had the opportunity to participate in both math and science PD with Teaching & Learning Collaborative, and each experience has been phenomenal. I would highly recommend any professional development from TLC, as my experiences with them have undoubtedly made me a better educator!

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!

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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!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The NFTI program continues to prove to be fantastic integration with informational text and science!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Amazing, talented staff who provide high-quality, meaningful professional development. They are making real change in STEM teaching and learning in Central Ohio.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is one of the best PD groups around! They model lessons, strategies and pedagogy that is immediately applicable in the classroom. TLC staff are creative, passionate and committed to helping improve teaching and learning, plus all their sessions are fun! As an elementary administrator, I wouldn't hesitate to send my staff to any PD sessions with the TLC organization.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TLC is an amazing organization that offers great professional development opportunities. Kelly, Renee, and Anita are well organized, efficient, and knowledgeable. They understand the time constraints and challenges of teachers and offers practical, beneficial and meaningful PD. After a TLC PD session, I always feel energized and can't wait to get back to my classroom and share what I have learned with my students!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group of leaders! This group is and will continue to empower educators around the state. What they are doing is truly inspiring!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great PD and very useful for our classrooms! We have. Even given many resources and are learning new things. Even veteran teachers have benefitted.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An incredibly dedicated team and organization. My organization partners with TLC frequently, and their work is impeccable and their passion incredibly apparent to all!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

With the Teaching & Learning Collaborative, I have attended, by far, the best professional development of my teaching career. The consultants continue to keep in touch and answer questions even when you're not in their office. Their dedication for helping educators and students is evident in their words and actions. I've become a better teacher from working with them.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A practical approach to teaching. Every class I've taken with T & L has helped me be a better teacher. They focus on content and address the over arching goals that parallel our standards I've shared lessons with colleagues and they too find it invaluable.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Throughout the last 5 years I have attended several professional development opportunities offered by the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. All of them have provided beneficial and relevant experiences that have improved my understanding of current best practices in education. The staff is made up of passionate and dedicated educators who make these experiences very engaging and worthwhile. I utilize this valuable training, on a daily basis, in my role as a K-6 Instructional Coach.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have taken workshops with the group. All that they provide is current, research-based PD. The facilitators are outstanding getting us to stretch our thinking and learning. Math PD is what I typically attend. There is very little PD in elementary ed that is centered around Common Core, so their IMPACT workshops, Pre-K Counts, K-5 Structures are amazing and timely!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with TLC since 2005. I have helped them with mathematics education by serving on advisory boards and rewrite committees. If you are looking for the most current information on mathematics and science education, this is the place to get your training! They use the most current research to create workshops. The focus is always on building teacher's content knowledge. Absolutely the best group to get your latest and greatest on Ohio's New Learning Standards!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Personally, NFTI has been a catalyst in allowing me the opportunity to become a science facilitator. It is a role I never considered for myself but I have discovered I enjoy it very much.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative has provided professional development to the teachers in my district for over three years now. Their focus on providing high quality professional development in mathematics and the sciences sets them apart from other resources that we have access to in our area. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, and receptive to feedback. Every time one of our teachers attends their professional development they leave appreciative of the time they spent and motivated to apply the new learning in their classroom. The Teaching and Learning Collaborative have also provided a wonderful venue for collaboration between our district and others in the region. Our district will continue to use the Teaching and Learning Collaborative in a variety of capacities for many years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 1

The professional developments they run have good ideas, but the facilitators are very rude. They don't value your time (hours of work outside of PD to collect data for their company, not student data). The facilitators do not like when you question their thinking. If you question they will tell you "you have a fixed mindset" when really all you need is clarification. If you ask "how can I do this in my room?" Their response is "Well I could do it in my classroom so you're not trying". Seriously, most unprofessional teachers who belittle you and your knowledge.

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kshrewsberry 10/12/2015

I just saw your post today and wanted to reach out. I'd love to talk in more detail about your concerns. We strive for high-quality PD sessions and I definitely want to address your experience. Please feel to call so that we can talk in more detail. ~Kelli

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The staff at TLC has been great! They are very supportive and have taught me how to be a great facilitator. They are always prompt in responding to questions and/or problems. I have not only enjoyed working with them, but have become a much better math facilitator as a result of all of their hard work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A big shout out to all the people at TLC that work so hard to bring us some really incredible professional development. The material is cutting-edge and participated are eager to learn about it and make changes happen. TLC professional development has brought about a change in pedagogy and utilization of materials. My thinking will forever be changed and challenged as a result of this opportunity. Thank you.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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! ☺

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was my great fortune to be introduced to the Teaching & Learning Collaborative under its previous umbrella of the Science & Math Network. Their professional development programs are simply the best to be found. Based on research and what is best teaching practice, you can be continually amazed at the high quality, active engagement and life changing experiences provided to teachers.

phyllis Bates

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TLC continues to provide high quality professional development for elementary teachers. The TLC programs have been developed by teachers and have [proven to be effective material for classroom use by the teachers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

TLC has improved the math and science that is available to elementary students over the past several years. The short courses and educational materials that the staff have developed have given elementary teachers and administrators a better understand of math and science and some tools and skills to effectively teach math and science. The benefits received from the TLC programs have exceeded the expectations I had when we started TLC several years ago.

Board Member

Rating: 5

When it comes to providing professional development for teachers in the areas of science and mathematics, The Teaching and Learning Collaborative is one of the most innovative and effective organizations I know.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have given the early childhood workshop for the past several summers in Texarkana, Texas. The teachers love the materials and enjoy using them in their classrooms.

Kathy23456

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.