Welcome to TCC’s newsletter, where we share professional learning insight, highlight our community, and keep you in the loop about upcoming events.

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Time flies when you are having fun educating kids! Before you know it, summer will be upon us. And with summer comes camp.

Summer Camp Flyer

Join us for Summer Curriculum Camp where we will align your core curriculum to data-driven, school-based clusters of priority standards and revise your pacing guide to ensure the needs of your students are being met through an equitable and viable curriculum. We will collaborate to integrate high-quality formative and summative assessments throughout your curriculum to monitor and accelerate student achievement. We will identify key strategies backed by learning science at all three levels of rigor (surface, deep, and transfer) that enhance the assets of your students.


As the month of state testing nears, we are all too aware that progress monitoring is crucial to the success of MTSS. It is the ongoing process of collecting and analyzing data to track astudent’s response to instruction and intervention and to assess the effectiveness of the overall approach to MTSS. Through data analysis, educators can make informed, timely decisions about the effectiveness of their teaching methods, which includes making adjustments when they are needed.

Progress monitoring enables you to determine the efficacy of your school’s interventions and to make adjustments this spring. Read “Progress Monitoring: The Heartbeat of MTSS” to find effective progress-monitoring strategies for your PLCs.


Youth Equity Stewardship at Hunter College

The teachers, staff, and students from PS 68 in Staten Island and MS 224 in the South Bronx gathered at Hunter College for a unique, art-infused experience focused on exploring identities, building community, and communicating as equals.

Read more about this amazing partnership between a college and an elementary and middle school.

Our Partner Consultants

Benjie Howard, an experienced educator, author, and presenter, has made a positive impact in various roles, but always with a focus on the power of creativity and connection.
Read more about Mr. Howard in this brief bio.

Wade Antonio Colwell wears many hats. In his words, he gratefully serves learning communities as an author, circle keeper, cultural advocate, education consultant, facilitator,  lyricist (MC), media creator, music curator (DJ), performer, restorative practitioner, singer, speaker, and teacher.
Read more about Mr. Colwell in this brief bio.

Women’s History

The month of March, initially designated by Congress in 1987, and annually proclaimed by the president since 1995, has become known as “Women’s History Month.” During this month, women’s contributions and accomplishments to American History are remembered, acknowledged, and affirmed.

A specific theme is designated each year for Women’s History Month. This year the theme is “ Women Who Advocated for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” To this end, The National Women’s History Alliance is recognizing “women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.”

Educators can access resources from PBS and the Library of Congress, providing lesson plans and primary sources to engage students in learning about the Civil Rights Movement.

National Deaf History Month

Between March 13th and April 15th, we make time to learn about and honor the accomplishments of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

There are more than 300 different types of sign language in use in the world today. These languages are their forms of communication and though they can be translated to spoken languages, they are not derivatives of spoken languages.

About 90% of the deaf population are born into hearing families and over 70% of hearing parents do

not use sign language with their deaf children. Estimates range, but according to disabilitystatistics.org, nearly 11 million people in the US are deaf or have serious difficulty hearing. It was not until the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that the deaf community was guaranteed “reasonable accommodations” to support their success.


  • April 15, 2024
  • 9:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Naperville, Illinois

For a complete list of upcoming events, visit thecorecollaobrative.com/events.