Skip to main content

Join the Community

or Close

Search

professional learning

Barnett Berry

November 30, 2016

Why can’t professional learning be more like pizza?

8 comments

If we can customize pizza, shouldn't we be able to personalize professional learning? In this first of a series of four posts authored by KU doctoral students, Jeff Manning explores systems-level concerns and proposes solutions around time, professional autonomy, and accountability to advocate for more personalized professional learning for all teachers. 

Continue Reading…

Barnett Berry

November 21, 2016

Voices from the field: The professional learning communities & experiences educators need

10 comments

Over the last several months I have had the pleasure of working with eleven graduate students at the University of Kansas. Together we explored how to develop and sustain high quality professional learning communities. It has been a rewarding experience that has included rich dialogue, research, writing, and virtual collaboration. Over the next several weeks three guest posts will be featured in this space chronicling what we have learned and discussed. We hope you will join the conversation by sharing your own ideas in the comments or via social media using #CTQCollab. 

 

Continue Reading…

Marcia Powell

November 11, 2016

Welcoming the Old New Teacher

3 comments

It's been difficult for me these last two months, and I haven't been posting much.  At first, I thought perhaps it was just the difficulty of an election year, which bombards us with so much information that it is difficult to sort. On reflection, though, I realized I was struggling with a bout of frustration and anxiety regarding school.  A teacher leader I met via Twitter years ago has been there for me, and reminded me that there are things I cannot fix immediately.

Continue Reading…

Julie Hiltz

October 23, 2016

What happens at conference doesn't stay at conference.

1 comments

I spent three days in Orlando last week at the Florida media specialist professional conference, Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME). Being the only person in my position at my school, and having limited access to other media specialists in my district throughout the year, the collegiality and collaboration time I get at this event every year is immeasurable.

Continue Reading…

Jessica Cuthbertson

September 30, 2016

A Tale of Two Schools: From Compliance To Creativity

3 comments

One of my teacher friends recently transferred schools. She is teaching the same developmental age group, the same content area, in the same district, at a school less than ten minutes from her previous school.

 

But that is where the similarities end. These two schools, in reality, are worlds apart.

 

Continue Reading…

Jessica Cuthbertson

July 28, 2016

How Teachers Can Benefit From Virtual Learning Communities

1 comments

This past spring CTQ hosted a blogging roundtable focused on the value of VLCs. We asked the question: how do (or how might) VLCs impact our profession? You can read the full post, a synthesis of this roundtable (with lots of links to individual blog posts) in this EdWeek column.

Continue Reading…

Barnett Berry

July 14, 2016

How principals can support teacher leaders: Lessons from Glenn O. Swing Elementary School

5 comments

Ali Wright used to believe that the best thing for principals to do to support teacher leaders was to get out of their way. Now she thinks differently. In this guest post, Ali takes us behind the scenes at a school where shared leadership is achieving impressive results. 

Continue Reading…

Subscribe to professional learning

Stay Informed

Sign up to receive the latest news and events through email!

Sign Up