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The Center for Teaching & Learning Open House & Registration


The Center for Teaching & Learning Open House & Registration

CTL invites you to attend one of our monthly Open House & Registration events for the 2014-2015 school year and in preparation for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

These will be held at our school site:

Congregation Beth Shalom of The Woodlands

5125 Shadowbend Place

The Woodlands, Texas 77381

Open House Dates

They will take place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

September 18, 2014
October 16, 2014
November 20, 2014
December 18, 2014

Scheduled Tours

CTL invites you to schedule a tour to visit our school site. Please contact us to schedule a day and time.

First Day of School

CTL\’s first day of school is on Tuesday, September 2, 2014!

School address:
5125 Shadowbend Place
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

About The Center for Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) provides an intimate, personalized environment tailored to each student’s needs.

We group students in multi-age classrooms and limit class sizes to twenty students. This allows teachers to build stronger relationships with individual students and differentiate instruction accordingly.

We use paper-and-pencil tests less frequently than traditional schools, instead relying on alternative forms of assessment such as projects and portfolios that paint a more complete picture of each student’s abilities and needs.

We encourage community and parent involvement to develop children’s understandings of the connections between classroom and real-world experiences and invite parents to be partners in the education of their children.

We establish an environment that encourages independent thought, expression, and creativity. Students are given ample time to grapple, conjecture, follow their passions, ask questions, and find answers with the guidance of dedicated, highly-qualified teachers. We believe that all children thrive in an environment that acts as a catalyst for their natural curiosity and encourages them to develop, share, and feel proud of their individual abilities.
CTL is a school of inquiry that encourages and nurtures children’s innate curiosities. The instructional approaches will attend to the varied learning styles of modern children. We will provide opportunities necessary for learners to be challenged in meaningful ways, to be truly engaged in critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity through project-based learning.
Children who attend CTL are guided by expert teachers. The definition of an “expert” teacher can be complex and multilayered (Berliner, 2001). We believe that expert teachers are also committed learners. Our expert teachers will:
  • hold college degrees and certifications specific to their teaching assignments;
  • engage in ongoing professional development to hone their craft;
  • read professional journal articles and books; and
  • share their teaching experiences through publishing journal articles and books, presenting at conferences, and mentoring teachers who intern at CTL.
Our dedicated faculty builds a relevant curriculum based on the diverse needs and interests of each student rather than deliver a pre-packaged program. Because of our small-school atmosphere, CTL faculty is better able to align the curriculum on a continuum through the grades. Furthermore, because of our small-class size, teachers are better able to differentiate for each student.