Announcing the Guided Professional Learning Community Program and Redesigned TKL Brand
We have big news!
As you may have noticed, the Teach n’ Kids Learn website is looking a little different these days, but that’s not the only big change around here.
This week, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Guided Professional Learning Community (GPLC) program alongside a new corporate brand identity, redesigned logo, and website.
Our Guided Professional Learning Community (GPLC) program is a unique and innovative approach to traditional professional learning communities. It leverages the PLC process to deliver targeted, effective professional development. The program’s launch follows a successful pilot implementation in the Philadelphia School District.
The GPLC program uses our online platform to provide teams of teachers with a wide selection of targeted instructional topics, tailor-made to support a guided PLC process tied to established school priorities. Teacher teams work together to explore new ideas, acquire effective solutions, and gain practical strategies to ensure that all students learn at high levels.
“Since 2009, TKL has been redefining the way professional development for educators is offered, and we’re excited to launch our new program just in time for the school year. The GPLC model is unique in the market, and offers a fresh perspective on empowering PLC teams through online learning,” said founder and CEO Rudy Azcuy. “We know that no two teachers’ situations are alike. It’s crucial that today’s collaborative professional learning opportunities meet the diverse needs of every educator.”
The GPLC model helps schools and districts meet teachers’ individual professional learning goals, provides structured intentional opportunities for peer collaboration, and requires both individual and group instructional reflection. This approach taps into the collective knowledge of peers while developing the facilitation and leadership skills needed to create scalable change in individual classrooms and beyond. Participating teachers may also receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits based on district and state guidelines which can be applied towards license renewal.
“The TKL team has more than 25 years of experience and research on our side,” Azcuy said. “When we were designing and developing the GPLC model, we purposefully incorporated elements and activities that research has shown to influence the success and effectiveness of professional learning communities.”
The announcement of the new program marks a new direction for programs aimed at addressing school and district-identified needs and happily coincides with the release of our refreshed TKL brand, logo, and website.
“We’re thrilled to launch the updated look and feel of our brand with this new website,” said Azcuy. “TKL has been an industry leader for years, and our new brand identity better reflects our industry-leading position, streamlined focus, and years of experience.”
Designed to work seamlessly across digital and physical channels, the new TKL logo evokes the transformative power of evolutionary learning with its stylized butterfly and bold, colorful brand elements. The centerpiece of the new brand is our redesigned TKL website, which features a sleek, modern design and easy-to-navigate interface.