Teaching Cleveland institute

The Teaching Cleveland Institute (TCI) is a professional development program for any K-12 educators interested in teaching about Cleveland in their classrooms.  The TCI focuses on Cleveland history, economics, public policy, and youth engagement.  Educators learn from area leaders and experts, engage in various activities and visit interesting sites around Cleveland, and develop classroom-ready curricula for immediate use.

What educators need to know:

  • Graduate credits are available 
  • Aligns with Ohio Common Core Standards (social studies)
  • Cost is $100 per person
  • Click here to reserve your spot today
Questions:  Email teachcleveland@gmail.com

WINTER TCI Information

Home Sweet Home: Immigrant Stories in Cleveland

The Teaching Cleveland Institute will meet on January 24th, February 15th, and March 15th.

As the United States industrialized in the late 1800s, waves of immigrants travelled to America in search of a better future.  The Winter Teaching Cleveland Institute (TCI) enables teachers to learn about this time period through the lens of Cleveland, Ohio.  Over the course of three evening classes, we will bring history to the local level and give teachers - and eventually their students - a better understanding about the role of ethnic enclaves, neighborhood development, and the community and religious organizations that supported the immigrant populations.  We will also examine the challenges facing immigrant communities during this time period and the role of immigration in Northeast Ohio today. 

Our growing network includes teachers from:

Beachwood High School
Birchwood School
Citizens Leadership Academy
Cleveland School of Science and Medicine, John Hay High School
Communion of Saints School
Design Lab High School, John Adams High School
Early College, John Hay High School
Euclid High School
Financial Services Academy, John Adams High School
Garfield Heights High School
Gilmour Academy
Hathaway Brown School
Horizon Science Academy
Hawken School
Lakewood High School
Laurel School
Max Hayes High School
Montessori High School
Magnificat High School
Mayfield High School
North Olmsted High School
North Royalton High School
Notre Dame College
Parmadale School
Rocky River High School
St. Edward High School
St. Ignatius High School
St. Joseph Academy
St. Martin de Porres High School
Shaker Heights High School
University School
Village Prep Academy
Warner School for Girls
Western Reserve Academy


"It's extremely important that the young people in our region understand the rich history of Greater Cleveland so that they can someday carry the torch with zeal . . . we are proud to be affiliated with such an important and exciting program.” Randell McShepard, RPM International