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A potential solution for strengthening professional development is at hand: micro-credentials for educators.
AN #EDUSKETCH JOURNEY
Storytelling through sketching
North Carolina teacher Wendi Pillars shares her teacher leadership story told through visual note-taking.
TEACHER LEADERSHIP & DEEPER LEARNING
Fueling deeper learning for all students
In a new paper, Barnett Berry makes the case for how a system of teacher leadership can fuel deeper learning through leveraging three big changes to improve public education for all students.
OPEN LETTER TO SCHOOL ADMINS
From one administrator to another
Head-of-school Adam Tilove outlines reasons administrators should pay attention to the teacher-powered movement and support its growth.
DESIGNING PURPOSEFUL VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
CTQ supports teacher collaboration via virtual community
Interested in leveraging teacher leader power? Our virtual community curriculum (VOICE) equips teachers to facilitate professional development and collaborative projects on any online platform.


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).

What we do

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TEACHERS ARE LEADING. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    VAL’S CTQ BLOG

  • 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