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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

20 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!!!!

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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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 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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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.

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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!

1

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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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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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

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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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!

1 Devin23

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Jenny234

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.