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lisa56

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Review for Collaborative For Teaching And Learning Inc, Louisville, KY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was fortunate to participate in a CTL workshop on Content Literacy in 2008. Over the course of a semester, I met with CTL staff and colleagues from my college to learn techniques that would help us help our students learn more effectively. Since then, I've incorporated many things I learned in my teaching: anticipation guides, freyer models, socratic argument, paired verbal fluency. I was also introduced to graphic novels as a teaching tool at one session. Since then, I've built a small (aobut 300 volume) graphic novel collection at our college library, given a presentation on building lessons using graphic novels and will soon present at a state-wide library conference. Kudos to CTL for introducing so many faculty to new ideas -- that information has made so many of us better teachers....

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The quality of my own teaching has improved, and I've observed in my colleagues successful use of things we learned through the workshops they provide.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase their funding so that they can serve more teachers and indirectly serve more students

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great staff. They have knowledge and they are willing to share!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic! Smart, articulate, helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Grow their programs and expand their reach.

Ways to make it better...

it had been longer. The semester long workshop was excellent, but I wish I had the opportunity to return for more training.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

budgetary.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & Participated in a semester long workshop on Content Literacy.