Teacher Created Materials Honored at the White House

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Teacher Created Materials was among a select group of publishers honored today at the White House for publishing educational materials that highlight health.

Teacher Created Materials, an Orange County based company, was honored at the White House today for publishing learning materials that feature information on health. Part of a select group of educational organizations and publishers, Teacher Created Materials was among those celebrated for developing teaching resources that inspire healthy choices in food and activity.

Michelle Obama applauded the “development of voluntary guidance to incorporate health information into textbooks and other learning materials.” By incorporating healthy food and physical activity into the educational publications, “publishers are making simple changes, like swapping out cupcakes for apples in math problems. They are also finding ways to include physical activity in lesson plans – discussing the history of little league baseball and using sports in word problems,” posts Kelly Miterko, Let’s Move Blog.

Teacher Created Materials’ Science Readers: A Closer Look Be Healthy! Be Fit! kit proved to be a healthy choice for educators featuring life science concepts related to being healthy and fit through the supported investigation based on the First Lady’s Let’s Move Initiative.

“The importance of teaching children is on the minds of Teacher Created Materials at every stage of product development. This celebration of health in learning today makes you very proud of our country. We all work hard to make things better for our youth and it is definitely a goal we all share,” says Rachelle Cracchiolo, CEO and Founder.

About Teacher Created Materials
Teacher Created Materials, a family owned and operated company was founded in 1977. Based in Huntington Beach, TCM currently employs over 200 individuals. In its 36-year history, Teacher Created Materials has been recognized with over 40 industry awards. Among them are three prestigious Golden Lamp Awards and 20 Distinguished Achievement Awards from the Association of Educational Publishers (aepweb.org), as judged by educational leaders from around the country. In 2010, Rachelle Cracchiolo was inducted into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. The company’s community involvement is extensive and includes endowing a scholarship through the School of Education at California State University Fullerton to recognize achievement in the development of educational curriculum. In 2012, TCM participated in the OneOC program which connects local corporations seeking opportunities to volunteer with needy projects in the community. Teacher Created Materials’ award-winning resource materials have been used by educators in classrooms, labs, and service centers throughout the U.S. and abroad. TCM offers a broad range of materials to support reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, technology, test preparation, and professional development activities in Grades PreK-12. All of the materials are standards based and research based. In addition, everything developed by Teacher Created Materials is practical and teacher friendly, designed to help teachers do what they do best – reach, teach, and inspire students everywhere.

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