Postpandemic Teaching Community

The Cleveland Teaching Collaborative

The Cleveland Teaching Collaborative (CTC) was founded in May 2020 as a supportive interdisciplinary network of Cleveland-area educators from Pre-Kindergarten to Higher Education. The CTC responded to the emergency shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main goals of the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative are to curatesharereflect on, and analyze educators’ experiences of remote and hybrid instruction to improve teaching, learning, and student success. The project is deliberately designed as a collaborative to foster a professional learning community centered in Northeast Ohio. Since May, the CTC has created a strong network of educational practitioners and built an expansive, open access database of educational resources.   

Focus on Postpandemic Teaching & Learning

As instructors prepare for postpandemic teaching & learning, the Collaborative will facilitate a Postpandemic Teaching Community consisting of focused discussion groups from May 2021 through December 2021. Dr. Thijs Heus and Dr. Shawn Ryan imagined this community as a forum for instructors to reflect on pandemic teaching, prepare and adapt what they have learned from this experience for the coming school year, and support one another as we continue to navigate uncertain times in digital and physical learning spaces.

The Postpandemic Teaching Community will create peer-to-peer support spaces where instructors are free to share ideas about things that worked and things that could be made better. We welcome educators from CSU and Northeast Ohio to participate or even facilitate a discussion group on a topic or method you are passionate about.  Group meetings will happen in May, August, October and December.

Join us!

Be a part of the community! Fill out this form by Monday May 10.

Postpandemic Teaching Community Contacts

Shawn Ryan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Cleveland State University (
Thijs Heus, Assistant Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University (
Molly Buckley-Marudas, Associate Professor of Teacher Education (
Shelley Rose, Associate Professor of History (