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.
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.
South Carolina Department of Education
Advance the Department’s efforts working with 12 schools to design, pilot, and support professional learning and help evaluate and communicate the impact of a statewide Collective Leadership Initiative.
UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools
Some reforms have left students and schools behind. UCLA CTS addresses critical equity issues in CA public and charter schools. CTQ’s impact assessment and storytelling tools ensure that their lessons learned and successes are shared, bring continuous improvement to scale.