Lesley University has begun a relationship with Teacher Created Materials (TCM), a publisher of professional resources for teachers and supplementary materials for students- with six faculty members authoring titles in 2012.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Teacher Created Materials and its professional resources division, Shell Education, was founded by a teacher and with a mission of producing materials “Created by teachers for teachers.”
The relationship was initiated by Lesley Trustee Barbara Russell and Lesley professor Dr. Linda Dacey, and recently formalized with a five-year agreement where Lesley faculty submit manuscripts to be published by TCM/Shell.
Dacey believes that the success of this venture demonstrates how well matched the two partners are. She notes, “Lesley and TCM share a dedication to transformative teaching and learning through active classroom inquiry.”
TCM’s founder, Rachelle Cracchiolo and President Corrine Burton visited Lesley recently to celebrate the partnership, along with TCM’s Editor in Chief, Vice President of Marketing, and Vice President of Education.
Already, the partnership has produced 3 titles.
50 Leveled Problems, was published in April as a six-book series with problem solving lessons for grades one through six. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the goal is to have all learners engaged with significant mathematical problem solving. Dacey authored the volumes for grades 1, 2, 3 & 4, and volumes for grades 5 & 6 were written by Lesley professor Dr. Anne Collins.
This October, Integrating the Arts Across the Content Areas was published, written by faculty members Dr. Lisa Donovan and Dr. Louise Pascale. The book provides a rationale for arts integration that explores flexible strategies in the arts that provide multiple ways for students to access and engage with content and express understanding.
Teaching with Text Sets, by Lesley faculty members Dr. Erika Thulin Dawes and Dr. Mary Ann Cappiello, was published this month as well. The book guides teachers through the steps to create and use multi-genre, multimodal text sets for content area and language arts study.
Several strategy books and professional resources are to be published next year. Stay tuned!
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