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TCL Now Partners with School and District Administrators to Provide Customized Offerings

All courses are aligned to national standards and provide assessment data as well as work with diverse student populations across a variety of areas

Join Districts Across the Nation Enhancing their Schools with Custom Courses

TCL Difference

The TCL Difference

What is the difference in working with us? We offer customized content and delivery that can be adapted to your district initiatives for educators.

  • Courses include research-based curricula designed specifically for adult learners.
  • Courses are aligned to national standards and provide assessment data.
  • Content focuses on working with diverse student populations across a variety of areas.
  • All courses have been developed with 21st century needs in mind.

Schedule a personal meeting to customize any aspect of partnership development.

Does Your District Have the Right Tools for Student Advancement?

Leading the Way with a Compelling District Solution

Districts have come to realize that well-designed professional development is one of their best tools in the quest to improve teachers’ knowledge and instructional practice, thereby advancing student achievement. On average, districts reported spending 40% of their professional development budgets on services from outside organizations that provide professional development on site or online.

Developing a partnership with TCL provides district and building administration an opportunity to exercise oversight in the varied professional development options available to teachers today.

School District Development Program

A Few Key Benefits

  • 95 NEW courses launched since 2012, including Common Core, technology, and assessment.
  • Course outcomes are designed to enhance professional practice.
  • Instructors are selected for their knowledge and experience directly related to course content.
  • Administrators may recommend in-house professionals to be considered as course instructors.
  • Content and assessments can be adapted to reflect district-specific examples.
  • Participants may elect to enroll for graduate credit or clock hours only.
  • Targeted marketing and special “cohort discounts” are available.

Get the District Program Overview PPT Presentation

Get Started Today! Contact Sharon Wysoglad, Director of Academic Affairs, at (805) 665-5068, or email:

Start a Class for Your School or District

Earn up to $750 with our Class Builder Program

The Class Builder Program is designed for administrators to bring TCL courses directly to educators within their school or district. As a Class Builder, you have the opportunity to earn $750 (or more!).

Steps to Building a Class

  • Identify courses that align to your school improvement initiatives.
  • Work with us to choose an instructors, locations, and course meeting dates.
  • Promote the courses within your building/district with materials developed by us.

The Class Builder is responsible for obtaining a minimum of 10 student registrations to confirm a course. When the class results in 10 enrollments, the Class Builder is entitled to receive $25 per student who completes the course. An additional $250 cash incentive will be added if the enrollment exceeds 20 students. If the Class Builder locates a free facility for a site-based course, they will receive an additional $250 cash!

To Get Started Today Contact Sheryl Parks, Academic Coordinator, at (888) 550-5465, or email:

NEW! Advanced Administrator Professional Development Courses

Online Fast-Track Courses for Administrators

All Advanced Administrator Professional Development Courses...
  • Are available for professional development clock hours only; hours vary by course.
  • Range from 4-15 clock hours.
  • Are delivered in partnership with Educational Impact.
  • Are self-paced and allow you to work at your own pace within an 8-week time frame.
  • Offer flexibility with 24-hour access and an easy-to-use interface accessible through all mobile platforms.
  • Provide exclusive videos of nationally recognized educational experts in action in the classroom.
  • Use powerful multimedia from Educational Impact's massive video library.
  • Offer up to 8 weeks to complete courses.
  • Provide supportive assistance  and formative feedback by instructors throughout the course; collaboration among participants is also encouraged.
  • Include Danielson Framework training.
  • BONUS: All participants enrolled in Fast Track courses will have access to view the full Education Impact Academy library with over 400 hours of exclusive video content during the course enrollment period.

"A highlight of my educational career has been to teach many of the TCL courses, but more importantly to have my own staff members participate in the class experiences.  It has been my pleasure to witness their excitement in the exploration of new teaching strategies and the wonderful environment that they create in the class through their networking, sharing resources and reflections on their personal growth."

– Dr. Joyce Kleinaitis, Superintendent of Schools (Chicago Ridge School District 127 1/2)

View Courses Covering Topics Such as
Classroom Observation, Retaining Staff, and School Leadership

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