We cannot create what we cannot imagine.
The future of teaching and learning, as imagined by those who know students best: practicing teachers. That's what you'll find in TEACHING 2030 (Teachers College Press, 2011), coauthored by twelve accomplished teachers and CTQ founder Barnett Berry.
The book (now available in paperback or on Kindle at Amazon) is always better than the movie—but here’s a short trailer summarizing where we are going and how we’ll get there.
TEACHING 2030 unlocks some big ideas that will boost our students' future:
- Dynamic and flexible learning environments including powerful new ways to define and measure school success;
- Learning in and out of cyberspace;
- Reinvented brick-and-mortar schools that serve as 24/7 community hubs for families;
- Teaching as a well-compensated career with many pathways, ensuring every child has effective teachers;
- New leadership force of 600,000 teacherpreneurs—classroom experts who blur the lines of distinction between those who teach in schools and those who lead them.
A transformative vision—but how do we get there?
The authors detail a road map for creating the schools that students and their families deserve. Their call to action:
- Change the public narrative about teaching and schools;
- Rethink school finance;
- Make teacher preparation more effective;
- Reframe accountability to focus on not just who is doing well, but why;
- Recalibrate working conditions; and
- Turn teacher unions into professional guilds.
Want to be part of this?
Purchase a copy of TEACHING 2030 now—and join the CTQ Collaboratory to meet others who want to transform our schools. Teachers are welcome—and so are others who support teachers as leaders.
Read this illustrated PDF showing the Big Ideas in TEACHING 2030.