Teacher Collaborators work together with educators by observing classrooms, sharing research, co-planning, teaching side-by-side, modeling instructional practices, and facilitating teacher inquiry groups. This job-embedded work is intended to sustain and deepen learning acquired during the Chancellor’s Academy, as participants implement and re-explore teaching strategies in their classrooms.

Since 2007, the Teacher Collaborator Project (TCP) has provided research-based professional development partnerships with Urbana and Champaign teachers. The Center staffs several expert and highly respected Teacher Collaborators who ground their work in effective instructional practices in literacy and mathematics at both the elementary and secondary level.