The future of Greater Cleveland depends on inspiring enthusiasm and a strong sense and love of place to grow another generation of civic leaders.
The Teaching Cleveland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, aims to develop Cleveland-centered curricula to promote knowledge about Greater Cleveland’s rich history, an appreciation for Cleveland, and skills to more fully engage with the community. Through its signature program, the Teaching Cleveland Institute (TCI), the Teaching Cleveland Foundation works to connect students and teachers to Cleveland’s rich heritage and its current challenges and opportunities.
The Teaching Cleveland Institute (TCI):
The TCI is a year-long professional development program for area educators from aimed at fostering the creation of Cleveland-centered curricula for immediate use in Greater Cleveland classrooms. Participants – all educators or education professionals – attend monthly sessions held around the City from September through May. They learn about Cleveland history (fall), economic challenges and opportunities (winter), and public policy and youth engagement (spring). Each TCI session includes guest expert presentations and a segment called “Classroom Connections,” during which educators discuss and develop curricular materials.
Community partners include:
Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland Public Library
Fund for Our Economic Future
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
University Circle Incorporated
The Civic Commons
Cleveland City Council and Office of the Mayor
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
The Cleveland City Club
The Cleveland Leadership Center
Ohio City Writers
Schools in the TCI Network:
Communion of Saints
Garfield Heights H.S.
Horizon Science Academy
John Adams H.S.
John Hay H.S.
Max Hayes H.S.
North Royalton H.S.
St. Joseph Academy
St. Ignatius H.S.
Shaker Heights H.S.
Western Reserve Academy
Is the TCI for you? It is if you:
-enjoy collaborating and listening to the ideas and thoughts offered by other classroom participants and forming new collegial relationships with educators who have a similar outlook and commitment to our beloved City,
-listening to experts speak about Cleveland’s rich history, its economic and public policy challenges and opportunities,
-learning more about the resources available at your fingertips from area institutions, such as the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Memory Project, and the Cleveland City Club,
-networking with organizations and area leaders involved in public policy decisions, such as the Fund for Our Economic Future, University Circle Inc., and Cleveland City Council,
-developing and learning how to implement classroom-ready curricula to engage students and Teach Cleveland
The Teaching Cleveland Knowledge Base (TCKB):
Another important dimension of The Teaching Cleveland Foundation is the Teaching Cleveland Knowledge Base, an open-source portal aimed to provide anyone – students, faculty members, any community members – with a searchable, digital knowledge base. The TCKB contains archival information and photography encompassing Cleveland history, its leaders and their footprints on the City, and formation and impact on public policy.
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