How do students learn best? How can teachers help all students achieve their highest potential?
These two questions are foundational to the work of The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) and are critical to closing learning gaps and recovering from the academic, social and emotional impacts of COVID-19.
The CTTL is a preK-12 teacher-led, school-based research center. The center uses mind, brain and education science – the most promising research and strategies in how a student’s brain learns, changes and thrives – to elevate teacher effectiveness, student achievement, social-emotional learning and the whole child school experience. The CTTL creates teacher-friendly, next-day applicable, professional learning experiences and resources drawing from collaborations with individual researchers from Stanford, Harvard, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins and Washington University in St. Louis.
For more than a decade, the CTTL has partnered with schools and districts to make the science of learning part of their professional development programming. It co-designs and facilitates in-person and virtual workshops and delivers self-paced, online micro-courses that teach educators how to bring the science of learning to their work with their students.
More than 2,200 teachers are learning and elevating their understanding of how the student brain learns through research-informed micro-courses on the CTTL’s Neuroteach Global professional development platform.
These courses focus on:
- Learning environments
- Curriculum design
- Pedagogy and assessment
- Student success and well-being