Thank you Thursday to the Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC)

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to The Outer Islands Teaching & Learning Collaborative (TLC). The TLC is one of the many supports offered by The Island Institute, a non-profit organization based in Rockland, Maine.

The TLC brings students and teachers together from one- and two-room island schools in Maine and Massachusetts. The TLC excels at creating a virtual classroom where students meet for grade focused learning, student council meetings, weekly exercise groups, and a wide variety of super fun social events. The TLC also hosts off island field trips and provides resources for island teachers, many of whom teach in isolation of other educators.

TLC staff Robin Chernow and Yvonne Thomas and the Mission’s Director of Island Outreach and Chaplain Douglas Cornman collaborate throughout the school year to support one others’ work with students and teachers.

Thanks Robin, Yvonne, and the TLC for your unwavering, creative, and ingenious support of island kids, teachers, and communities. You’re awesome!

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