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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

6 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!!!!

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

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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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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!

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.