Since 1995, Teaching Matters has worked to enhance instruction and learning in more than half of New York City’s approximately 1500 public schools. Teachers from six states have taken advantage of our institutes and workshops; our online publishing tool is being used by teachers and students in more than 40 states; and principals in our partner schools have developed into innovation leaders.
We are focused on supporting schools to improve students' core academic and higher order 21st century skills. Many of our partner schools are making real, quantifiable progress improving proficiency levels of students in core academic areas. But it is the students themselves who make the impact on their communities when they take action on real world issues and demonstrate 21st century skills in action!
Advancing Core Academic Skills
High performing schools and schools improving ELA test score results choose Writing Matters. Learn why.
Demonstrating 21st Century Skills
These videos show students during public presentations of their work, demonstrating skills required for 21st century success, in school and in the world.
Civics, Information Fluency, and Oral Presentation Skills:
Innovation, Creativity, and Communication:
Creativity and Oral Presentation Skills:
Accolades for our work
3.26.08 - New York City Council Honors Teaching Matters
9.20.05 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg names September 20th, 2005 "Teaching Matters Day" in recognition of Elizabeth Rohatyn's (Teaching Matters' board chairman) work with NYC public schools. event details
6.28.05 - "Thirteen WNET New York Community Hall of Fame" in recognition of outstanding community service and leadership
9.22.02 - "Excellence in E-Learning" award from Brandon-Hall and Online Learning Magazine. http://www.brandonhall.com
7.14.00 - D.R.E.A.M. (Dedicating Resources for Education and Motivation) Award from the New York City Council.
While increasing already impressive rates of ELA progress, PS 52 earned an “A” on the NYC DOE Progress Report.
PS129 turned to Teaching Matters to help her faculty advance instruction through innovations made possible by technology and to improve students’ overall performance.
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