About Us

Our Mission

Collaborative Classroom is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all students become readers, writers, and thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another.

Our Approach


Collaborative Classroom’s evidence-based programs help children develop as proficient readers and writers, appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, learn to agree and disagree respectfully, think critically about big ideas, and become responsible citizens of the world.

Professional Learning

Our commitment to continuous, embedded professional learning empowers educators to grow their teaching practices, build school community, and create the conditions for authentic, student-centered learning.

Our Impact

Since the organization’s founding in 1980, our work has reached more than 8 million students and 328,000 teachers in classrooms across the country, developing fluent readers and skilled writers, supporting instructional equity, transforming discipline practices, and bolstering student and teacher engagement.

District partners and independent researchers have documented and assessed the changes our work has produced. Review the research and read case studies.

Our Partners

These organizations support Collaborative Classroom’s mission, and we support theirs.

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Get 60 days of free digital access to our programs via the Collaborative Classroom Learning Portal. Explore materials including teacher’s manuals, student resources, formative and summative assessments, and professional learning supports.

Questions About Our Programs?

Visit the Support Center to browse a robust collection of program-specific content articles. For further assistance, submit a question and a Support Center specialist will respond personally to you.

Donate to the Teacher Scholarship Fund

Our Teacher Scholarship Program supports our mission by awarding scholarships of Collaborative Classroom’s research-based curricula and professional learning.