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CRAFTING TEACHERS’ STORIES
Shifting the cultural narrative on teaching and learning
Teacher leaders joined colleagues from across the country at CTQ headquarters in Carrboro, NC, to develop and share their stories of teacher leadership impact. Retreat attendees Scott Slechta (IA) (left) and Will Anderson (CO) discuss their leadership experiences with Ann Byrd (CTQ) as they reflect on their impact as leaders.
HOW TEACHER-POWERED SCHOOLS WORK
And why they matter for creating student-centered learning environments
There is a growing movement to transform the profession with teachers serving as agents of change—rather than being targets of it.” In American Educator, Barnett Berry and Kim Farris-Berg explore how teachers’ collaboration and autonomy in teacher-powered schools lead to gains in student learning.
DEEPER LEARNING MEANS DEEPER LEADING
Three promising shifts for spreading teacher learning and leadership
Even in technologically-rich environments, deeper learning can achieve its aims only when grounded in relationships.
A potential solution for strengthening professional development is at hand: micro-credentials for educators.
CTQ BATON
A community-based Instagram photo relay
The CTQ Baton shows what it means to be a teacher leader, one teacher at a time. Want to carry the Baton?


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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    VAL’S CTQ BLOG