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What is the Teaching and Learning Cooperative (TLC)? The TLC Program:

  • Is a voluntary professional learning program governed by the joint PFT/PUSD Professional Learning Advisory Board (PLAB)
  • Is funded by Title II, Teacher Quality Funds of NCLB
  • Promotes high quality professional learning in support of District goals
  • Focuses on enhancing student learning
  • Compensates teachers for their commitment to continuous improvement with a 3% salary increase for 3 years after 40 points are achieved

Checking on your TLC points?

Did you know that you can check your TLC history anytime? Click here for instructions

How do I write my own TLC course?

Think about what new learning you would like to acquire that will enhance student learning. Teachers are always acquiring new knowledge (attending a conference, participating in an on-line course, reading a professional book, collaborating with colleagues, etc.).

Make a plan by writing a course outline that will include: acquisition of new learning, implementation of the new learning with students in the classroom, and reflections about the impact on student learning. Visit the TLC home page on the PUSD website
to access course proposal forms and view prior proposals to use as examples.

For more information, including complete program guidelines listed in the Resource Guide, please go to under Staff Resources, Professional Development, TLC Opportunities, and Information.

Call Patrick Keough, PFT Director/PLAB Co-chair for additional assistance at (858) 674-2800.