CTL is a nonprofit that is providing a simple, scalable solution for our nation's massive STEM teacher shortage and the great social injustice that comes from depriving underserved students access to STEM education and the important opportunities this learning provides.
CTL empowers teachers of every academic and cultural background to effectively teach K -12 mathematics and science to all students with the Progressive Science Initiative® (PSI®) and the Progressive Mathematics Initiative® (PMI®).
CTL's inclusive new pedagogy shakes up traditional STEM education and actively engages both teachers and students with:
Accessible teacher training
as well as free open source curricula that align with current standards
A new sequence in which STEM subjects
are taught to ensure students can apply their learning as they progress
Innovative use of new technology such as interactive white boards and student polling devices for engaging instruction and real time assessment
A highly collaborative classroom structure that helps every student fulfill their potential, rather than rejecting those who don’t learn as quickly
for teachers to learn their Teaching Methods as well as the content, and how to teach the content of Physics and Chemistry
The results to date speak for themselves
. CTL has become the #1 producer of physics teachers in the country and a leading producer of chemistry teachers. CTL has also become the leading U.S. producer of free, editable course materials. CTL training engages a racially and gender diverse pool of teachers who can serve as role models for their students. And perhaps most importantly, previously underserved schools that have adopted CTL have become leaders in STEM achievement.
With support, CTL has the potential to give every student a chance to learn mathematics and science -- addressing the national crisis in STEM readiness and preparing the next generation for powerful global competition.