The Center for Transformative Teaching and
Learning (CTTL) was created to support, share and deepen St. Andrew’s Episcopal School's understanding
of and commitment to knowing how every student learns.
The Center evolved from
the dedication to student-centered teaching that St. Andrew’s provides pre-school through twelfth grade students and advances the school’s mission:
“To know and inspire each child in an inclusive environment dedicated to
exceptional teaching, learning, and service.”
The Center is the research and development arm of St. Andrew's and applies the science of learning to practical applications in the
classroom. At the forefront of twenty-first century teaching is understanding
how each individual student’s mind works in order to maximize his or her
potential. One-hundred percent of St. Andrew’s faculty made the commitment to become
specialists in understanding the neurodevelopental demands of teaching and
learning through their training in the All Kinds of Minds program. That initial training is deepened through the application of research from The Johns Hopkins University, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Virginia. See how research has transformed the instructional practices of St. Andrew's teachers by reading "Think Differently and Deeply."
The CTTL partners and associates with like-mind educational organizations and
conducts workshops to transform pedagogical practice both within St. Andrew’s
and the larger educational community. St. Andrew’s is proud that through its
private/public partnerships with organizations such as Teach for America it is
helping to improve instruction for its own students and also for students and
teachers in dozens of public schools.
In the end, the target of the work of the CTTL are teachers but the true beneficiaries of its work will be students who deserve an education that reflects how much
more we know about teaching and learning in the 21st century.