Center for Collaborative Education

CTQ has partnered with the Center for Collaborative Education to support the spread of performance assessment design expertise among educators in Georgia, Kentucky, and Rhode Island.

Digital Promise

Four in five educators engage in professional learning on their own time — time that is most often not recognized by their school systems. The educator micro-credentials initiative steps into that gap, offering personalized, competency-based, on-demand opportunities for educators to gain recognition for what they know and can do. Digital Promise and CTQ work to use micro-credentials as a tool to transform how educators learn and lead together.

Editorial Projects in Education

Editorial Projects in Education’s (EPE) mission is to raise awareness and understanding of critical issues facing American schools. It publishes Education Week and other print and online products on K-12 education. CTQ has partnered with EPE for more than a decade, providing opportunities and editorial support to educators to publish weekly blogs for Education Week Teacher.

Education | Evolving

Education Evolving and CTQ have partnered to create resources and an online community for the Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, which seeks to highlight successes across the country. We help teachers design and manage teacher-powered schools. Education Evolving, a Minnesota-based nonpartisan nonprofit, works nationally to help public education systems with the difficult process of change, particularly around the redesign of schooling.

National Education Association

Teacher leadership has become a widespread, formal practice for districts over the last decade. Before that, many teachers found the most consistent opportunities to develop and serve as leaders through their associations. The National Education Association (NEA) and CTQ have partnered extensively to advocate for leadership opportunities for teachers, and to build new approaches to professional leadership from within the NEA and its affiliates. Most recently, the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI) — a joint project led by the NEA, partnering with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and CTQ — represents a comprehensive effort to recruit, prepare, activate, and support the next generation of teachers to lead a transformed teaching profession.


Collaboration is central to effective professional learning for educators. We are proud to work with TeachingPartners, whose platform is home to online collaboratives for their growing national community of teacher leaders seeking to learn from others, share what works, and reduce isolation. CTQ’s Cultivating Communities of Impact (CCI) model for virtual community facilitation and storytelling supports TeachingPartners’ efforts to accelerate professional growth, impact, and influence by and for educators. TeachingPartners also hosts the CTQCollab, our online professional learning community of practice.