Educational Institutions

Collaborative for Teaching and Learning Inc

  • Louisville, KY
  • http://www.ctlonline.org

Mission Statement

CTL’s mission is to advance excellence in teaching and school leadership.

We fulfill our mission through:
* Use of real evidence to analyze challenges and offer solutions
* Engaging training
* Intensive and sustained coaching
* Services tailored to a client’s unique needs and resources, including delivery on time and on budget

Main Programs

  1. Adolescent Literacy
  2. GEAR UP Kentucky
  3. Berea College GEAR UP
  4. Berea College - Promise Neighborhood
  5. Global Literacy
  6. Project Based Learning
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

CTL is centrally located in Louisville, Kentucky. We are currently working with schools throughout Kentucky and in Northern Indiana.

ruling year

1999

President and CEO

Self-reported

Dr. Deborah Walker

Keywords

Self-reported

Adolescent Literacy, Project-Based Learning, College Readiness, Leadership Development, Teacher/Administrator Professional Development, Standards-Based Teaching, School Reform

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Also Known As

CTL or The Collaborative

EIN

61-1328305

 Number

6352426848

Physical Address

2303 River Rd Suite 100

Louisville, KY 40206

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Adolescent Literacy

Not available

Category

Curriculum Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 2

GEAR UP Kentucky

Not available

Category

Educational Programs

Population(s) Served

Adults

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 3

Berea College GEAR UP

Not available

Category

Educational Assessment & Evaluation

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

Berea College - Promise Neighborhood

Not available

Category

Curriculum Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 5

Global Literacy

Not available

Category

Education & Technology

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

Program 6

Project Based Learning

Not available

Category

Curriculum Development

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Goals:
     Improved classroom practice and student learning
     Increased school leadership capacity
     Transformed school culture
     Sustainable financial and organizational health
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Strategies:

    1. Professional development: teachers and administrators
    o Coaching and Mentoring
    o Development of programs, models and tools
    o Integration of the arts
    o Application and integration of technology

    2. Technical assistance
    o Program evaluation
    o Consulting

    3. Codifying our work
    o Data collection, analysis and reporting on impact of services
    o Writing/publishing

    4. Outreach
    o Critical partnerships and collaboration
    o Policy influence and advocacy

    5. Effective use of resources to accomplish our goals
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    CTL is a recognized leader in improving classroom instruction and helping teachers adopt more rigorous, engaging and student centered practices. Adolescent literacy and arts integration have been hallmarks of our work, and more recently, the Common Core State Standards have provided a foundation for working with teachers to ensure students are well prepared for college and career. Both leadership development and creation of a college-going culture have formed the core of recent work. CTL excels at collaboration with other partners, building on and recognizing strengths in order to better serve schools and districts.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Improved classroom practice and student learning
    o Increased teacher content knowledge in relation to Common Core Standards and helping students achieve mastery
    o Increased ability of teachers to develop student literacy.
    o Improved teacher pedagogy, so that teachers can effectively implement the cycle of instructional planning, design and delivery, and assessment of student learning
    o Rich, engaging and varied classroom learning experiences, building on student interests and talents.
    o Instruction that integrates the use of the arts to prompt student expression, creativity and deep learning.
    o Instruction that uses technology as a vehicle to increase, deepen and apply student learning.
    o Increased ability of students to use a variety of strategies and formats to learn and to demonstrate their learning.

    Increased school leadership capacity
    o Increased ability of principals to foster instructional improvement through changes in school structures, norms and expectations, and direct work with teachers.
    o Development of a distributed leadership model within CTL partner schools to encourage, support and monitor instructional improvement efforts.
    o Increased ability of school staff to collect, analyze and use data for instructional decision making, coordinating data from multiple sources and over time.
    o Development of instructional coaching and mentoring capability within schools to promote and sustain improvement efforts.

    Transformed school culture
    o All students expected to meet same high standards, with differentiation of instruction and both in classroom and school level supports for student achievement.
    o Improved culture of academic performance where teachers ensure all students achieve at high levels.
    o Increased emphasis on college and career readiness as a strand that runs from elementary through high school and that supports academic achievement.
    o Increased emphasis on personalizing the school experience for all students so they feel affiliated with and supported by their school.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
     Implementation of classroom practices as designed.
     Improved student learning on established measures: state assessments, end-of-course exam, high school graduation rate, state rating of schools.
     Increased implementation of ACT College Readiness Standards and Common Core State Standards to ensure college readiness.
     Increases in indicators of a college-going culture among middle and high schools.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

CTL is centrally located in Louisville, Kentucky. We are currently working with schools throughout Kentucky and in Northern Indiana.

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Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

COLLABORATIVE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Collaborative for Teaching and Learning Inc

Leadership

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President and CEO

Dr. Deborah Walker

BIO

In her capacity as President and CEO of the Collaborative, Dr. Walker serves as the key staff member empowered with the authority to oversee the full range of organizational functions. Deborah brings to her leadership of CTL deep experience at all levels of education?as a classroom teacher, principal, district assistant superintendent, and university faculty member, all in her native California, and as executive director of the Gheens Academy, which provides instructional leadership and professional development for the Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, one of the largest school districts in the nation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John H Heyburn

Bellarmine University

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
Race & Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place