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Travel through time with Teacher Created Materials from a two-person operation to the innovative, quality-oriented company we are today.


2013

  • Distinguished Achievement Award - Using Google Earth™: Bring the World into Your Classroom series
  • Golden Lamp Finalist - Targeted Phonics

2012

  • Addition of second building in Huntington Beach

2011

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
    • Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: American Tall Tales and Legends
    • Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: William Shakespeare
    • Discovering Science through Inquiry: Ecology and the Environment
    • Primary Sources: Foreign Policy

2009

  • Golden Lamp Award - Mathematics Readers
  • Beacon Award - Building Vocabulary Podcast

2008

  • Distinguished Achievement Award
    • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas for Elementary Teachers
    • Leveled Texts for Social Studies series
    • Reading and Writing Strategies for Science and Social Studies
    • Exploring Nonfiction: A Differentiated Content-Area Reading Program
    • Science Readers series
    • Exploring History Through Primary Sources: Elections
    • Exploring History Through Primary Sources: Communities Around the World
    • TechTools Resource Kit for Digital Movie Making
    • Elections

2007

  • Launch of Sally Ride Science: Science Readers
  • Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine - Exploring Writing

2006

  • Partnership with Texas Instruments to publish TechTools Resource Kit for TI Graphing Calculators
  • Teacher Created Materials products are sold in 89 countries

2005

  • Best product of 2005 from Instructor Magazine - Primary Source Readers: Expanding & Preserving the Union
  • Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine - Social Studies Strategies for Active Learning
  • Golden Lamp Award - Primary Source Readers: Early America

2004

  • Move from Westminster, CA back to Huntington Beach, CA
  • Launch of Math Division with Exploring Math
  • Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine - Exploring History: Ancient Rome

2003

  • Distinguished Achievement Award - Primary Sources
  • Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine - Exploring Nonfiction: Reading in the Content Areas
  • Teacher's Choice Award from Learning Magazine - TechTools Resource Kit for Inspiration®
  • Teacher Raves from Scholastic Instructor Magazine - TechTools Resource Kit for Kidspiration®
  • Orange County Contractor of the Year for working with persons with disabilities and economic disadvantages

2002

  • Distinguished Achievement Award - TechTools Resource Kits

2001

  • Launch of the Social Studies Division with Exploring History
  • Golden Lamp Award - Write Time for Kids

2000

  • Distinguished Achievement Award finalist - TechWorks
  • Partnership with TIME FOR KIDS® Magazine to publish Write Time for Kids

1998

  • Addition of a second building in Westminster

1996

  • Launch of the Curriculum Division with TechWorks

1994

  • First "Technology for Terrified Teachers" seminar

1991

  • My Body activities appear in Life Magazine
  • Continued growth with a move to a larger building in Westminster, CA

1990

  • My Body activities appear on the set of the movie Kindergarten Cop

1988

  • Continued growth with a move to a larger building in Huntington Beach, CA
  • First published literature and critical thinking books First Teacher Created Materials' "Make it and Take it" seminar

1987

  • Launch of the International Division

1983

  • Exhibits at the International Reading Association (IRA) conference for the first time
  • Rachelle leaves the classroom and moves Teacher Created Materials out of her house into the first office building in Huntington Beach, CA

1980

  • Publication of My Body

1977

  • Publication of Quick Fun Art
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