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At The NW Teachers' Learning Center we provide high quality distance learning courses to help to empower both the teachers and their students. Learn how to model appropriate values/problem solving so that your students become self-reliant and responsible. It's no longer acceptable to do things to students or do things for students, both an external control model. Moral and ethical behavior comes from within. Learn how this model accelerates teaching and learning as well. Check us out at nwteacherslearningcenter.com. The NW Teachers' Learning Center, established in 1984, is committed to helping you accelerate student achievement. Our innovative instructors and distance learning courses provide pragmatic, enjoyable solutions for you and your students. Join the NW Teachers' Learning Center, in cooperation with Portland State University, and enroll for one of our outstanding courses today. Stay Current Enroll Anytime Receive Graduate Credit Collaborate With Colleague NW TLC educators acquire tools and resources to nurture a new generation of engaged learners All of the courses offered through the NW Teacher's Learning Center are based on the same philosophical approach as expressed above. This supports consistency in our courses and ensures we are presenting the most successful theories and strategies to increase teacher effectiveness and encourage accelerated life-long learning in students. When educators strive for improvement, we often work to transform our learning environments. However, classrooms often remain the same because our own beliefs about teaching stay the same. For real change to occur, we must refine our own thinking. If we want our students to evolve, we must examine our own beliefs and be willing to adapt to meet the pressing needs at hand. All of our courses strive to provide you with this knowledge where you become empowered. Empowerment is the desire and ability to continue the journey. Desire is kindled with excitement and encouragement through the development of personal interests. Personal interests are central to teaching and learning. Teachers and students who are aware of learning processes, strategies, and multiple intelligences, and employ these elements toward developing their interests, will become powerful players in shaping their lives as well as their communities.