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From one leader to many leaders:
Stone Creek Elementary and the transition to collective leadership

Case Study Collective leadership Tags:   collective leadership

Catalysts and curators:
How will to innovate supports skill for teaching and school leadership

Report Collective leadership, System redesign Tags:   collective leadership, System redesign, Teacher leadership

States have many opportunities to network and learn about new tools, programs, and research. But time pressures, difficulty in and other collaboration constraints can make it difficult to apply those ideas with fidelity and coherence and to engage district and school-level staff. In response, CTQ developed Catalyst, a state-level community of practice that facilitated teams of schools, districts, and state agency staff to co-create and launch professional learning and leadership initiatives in four states that are educator-led, sustainable, and effective.

Micro-credentials and education policy in the United States:
Recognizing learning and leadership for our nation’s teachers

Ann Byrd, Barnett Berry
Report System redesign Tags:   Personalized professional learning

There’s no silver bullet for bringing the promise of micro-credentials to scale as a tool for personalized professional learning. But some keys to developing the right kind of policies are emerging from the growing micro-credential movement. A new policy brief from CTQ and Digital Promise captures insights and essential questions for districts and states to consider.

Roundtable: It’s a network, not a clique – A CTQ Retrospective

Blog Educators’ stories, Virtual learning communities Tags:  

Join us on this retrospective journey of the last 15 years of the CTQ “generations” and of teacher leadership as a concept. Let us cast our eyes backwards for a few moments and reflect on where we have been in order to appreciate where we are and where we might be going.

Roundtable: Story matters

Blog Educators’ stories Tags:  

The expertise and insights of experienced educators fuels our vision for a public education system that works better for all students. We’ve had the great fortune to work with thousands of teachers, administrators, and system leaders nationwide, listening to and learning from their stories. In this roundtable, we are thrilled to feature more than 20 compelling stories.

Leading improvement, together: Walker- Gamble Elementary and the South Carolina Collective Leadership Initiative

Case Study Collective leadership Tags:   collective leadership

Like many other Title 1 schools in small, rural districts, Walker-Gamble Elementary felt stuck between ambitious goals for “empowering 21st century learners” and the staff’s ability to reach them. In this case study, read how engaging in the South Carolina Collective Leadership Initiative, helped this school leverage the collective talents and expertise of all educators in the school to make a difference for students.

Roundtable: Exploring the future of education

Blog Thought leadership Tags:   Education technology, Equity & social justice in education, Hybrid roles, Teacher leadership

Our schools and school systems face a future in which the only certainty is change. CTQ’s roundtable discussion explores how we can respond to uncertainties and emergent issues in public education.

Roundtable: Voices from the field on solving the teacher shortage

Blog Collective leadership Tags:   Equity & social justice in education, System redesign, Teacher leadership, Teacher recruitment & retention

CTQ and the Learning Policy Institute co-host a roundtable discussion where educators from across the country share voices from the field on why the teacher shortage is a critical issue that demands a national response.

Response: The divide between policymakers and educators can be narrowed by dialogue

Blog Thought leadership Tags:   Hybrid roles, System redesign, Teacher leadership

What do you think are the most important things that many policy-makers don’t understand about teachers, students, and schools? Barnett Berry weighs in with Larry Ferlazzo on Education Week’s Classroom Q&A.

Roundtable: Authentic assessment

Blog System redesign Tags:   Professional learning communities, School redesign, Student assessment, Teacher leadership

What does authentic assessment look like in practice, and how does it differ from traditional assessment? What are the benefits — and challenges — of authentic assessment on teaching and learning? CTQ’s roundtable discussion explores authentic assessment.