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CHANGING THE PUBLIC NARRATIVE ABOUT TEACHING
#TeachingIs not about me
As part of the 2015 #TeachingIs campaign, National Board Certified arts teacher Amanda Koonlaba shares how she approaches teaching with “a servant’s heart.”
TAKING TEACHER-LED PROJECTS TO SCALE
The case of the home library project
Justin Minkel’s dream project started small: creating a home library for each student in his class. Watch how CTQ supported Justin in taking his idea to scale.
CULTIVATING TEACHER LEADERSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
Twitter for teacher leaders
In this video, CTQ teacherpreneur and NBCT Brianna Crowley shares strategies and best practices for teacher leaders to connect with education leaders and advance their thought leadership via Twitter.
SUPPORTING TEACHERS AS COMMUNICATORS
Taking on social justice, one classroom at a time
Teachers in the CTQ Collaboratory are answering the call to better meet the needs of America’s diverse learners. Read how one group of teachers in Colorado is spreading the word about culturally responsive teaching projects in their schools.
INCUBATING 21ST-CENTURY SCHOOL DESIGNS
Teacher-powered schools evaluation processes
In this discussion guide, learn how teacher teams in teacher-powered schools use evaluation processes to build trust, move past the “culture of nice,” and develop teachers’ instructional and collaborative management skills.
PROOF POINTS FOR VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES
Elevating teachers’ bold ideas
- Justin Minkel, 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year
"The virtual mentoring, professional development, and collaboration I've experienced through CTQ has made me a better teacher and a better leader."
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CULTIVATE. INCUBATE. SCALE.

Our approach to advancing a high-quality public education system is informed by evidence on how teachers matter for student learning and how their expertise can spread effectively to their colleagues and administrators, as well as policymakers, parents, and the public writ large.

We believe strongly in cultivating teachers’ active leadership, not merely their voice or engagement. Teacher leadership does not come at the expense of administrators and policy leaders.
But it ensures that those who teach students and work most closely with them and their parents can craft innovative solutions to complex problems of teaching and learning, now and in the future.

Through our thought leadership, CTQ also works to articulate the promise of systemic change to help all stakeholders embrace the necessity of reforms that are comprehensive and wide-reaching (beyond the confines of an individual school or school district).

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TEACHERS ARE LEADING. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

  • Kip Hottman, CTQ-KY Leader and CTQ Collaboratory Member Ali Wright, CTQ-KY Leader and CTQ Teacherpreneur

    Kip Hottman, Ali Wright, and a CTQ-KY team of fifteen teacher leaders and one administrator took on a collaborative challenge: How can we rethink teacher time to improve professional learning?

    REIMAGINING TEACHER TIME

  • Jozette Martinez, TLI VCO and advocate for social justice Renee Moore, CTQ Collaboratory Member and advocate for social justice Jose Vilson, CTQ Collaboratory Member and advocate for social justice

    Jozette Martinez (CO), Renee Moore (MS), and José Vilson (NY) teamed up to design a Social Justice learning strand for the Teacher Leadership Initiative.

    READ JOZETTE’S CRUSDADE FOR EQUITY

  • Val Brown (FL) uses the CTQ Collaboratory to take on challenging educational topics without fear.

    VAL’S CTQ BLOG

  • Jaraux Washington, CTQ-FL VCO and #TeachingIs co-founder Julie Hiltz, CTQ Teacherpreneur, CTQ-FL VCO, and #TeachingIs co-founder

    Florida teachers Jaraux Washington and Julie Hiltz created a social media campaign reaching millions.

    #TeachingIs

  • Alysia Krafel founded the teacher-powered Chrysalis Charter School in Redding, CA. Now this teacher-powered pioneer connects with other educators in the CTQ Collaboratory to help them reach their own teacher-powered dreams.

    Teacher-Powered Resources

  • Jessica Cuthbertson, CTQ Teacherpreneur and CTQ-CO teacher leader

    Leadership doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Learn how teacherpreneur Jessica Cuthbertson (CO) sparked the creation of other hybrid roles in her district.

    Hybrid roles

  • Shanna Peeples, National Teacher of the Year 2015 Cheryl Redfield, CTQ Teacherpreneur

    When Shanna Peeples, the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, turned to the CTQ Collaboratory for help polishing her speech to state legislators, teacherpreneur Cheryl Redfield (AZ) was there to offer one-on-one coaching and make Shanna’s message shine. 

    “SPEARING THE FEAR” OF TEACHER LEADERSHIP