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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


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

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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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.