Schools have struggled with twin pandemics: the impact of COVID-19 disruptions and equity and inclusion challenges. Educators need personalized professional learning and just-in-time solutions to address both in their districts, schools, and classrooms. CTQ partnered with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) to design a series of on-demand modules across five learning strands. Together, these modules and associated tools for practice are intended to ensure that we Lead Forward by implementing and iterating on valuable lessons learned.

Featuring the expertise of school and system leaders and classroom practitioners working in diverse contexts across the country, each module features short videos and planning/reflection tools to inform and scale replication of key outcomes and ideas. The five learning strands include the following: Advancing Equity, Formative Assessment, Responsive Teaching and Learning, Systems Leadership, and Thriving Socio-Emotionally. Modules offer new frames to think about how we lead and influence others and explore the kinds of systems, structures, and student-centered supports that help move transformative practice beyond single classrooms to a team, school, or system level.

In alignment with CTQ’s DEI commitment, modules also offer strategies for going beyond diversity awareness to explicitly anti-racist and anti-bias approaches as teachers and other leaders plan and execute equity efforts. These offerings address that learning is happening within and beyond traditional environments — examples from the classroom, as well as hybrid and remote learning settings, are highlighted in practitioner-led modules. Learning strands and individual modules are also tailored to meet the needs of a wide variety of leaders working across the system including superintendents, central office staff, coaches, professional learning facilitators, school-based administrators, and classroom teachers.

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The Advancing Equity path focuses on strategies that build inclusion, equity, and belonging for staff and students. Modules offer strategies for going beyond diversity awareness to explicitly anti-racist and anti-bias approaches as teachers and other leaders plan and execute equity efforts.

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In this module, you will learn about a framework for districts to understand approaches to engaging equity efforts effectively and comprehensively.

In this module, you will learn three elements of anti-bias instructional practice that support an equitable, inclusive, and engaging learning environment.

In this module, educators can explore specific practices and considerations that help create more inclusive and equitable classroom cultures and are introduced to tools that help them assess that environment.

Educators need to know how to communicate in effective, two-way, and culturally relevant ways so that engagement isn’t a privilege enjoyed by just a few parents. While this module is aimed primarily at teachers, it provides strategies for educators in any school-based position to engage families and students’ other adults.

This learning path will focus specifically on strategies for assessing student and classroom-level needs for academic or socio-emotional supports. The emphasis is on helping students recover from COVID-related learning loss, disruption, or trauma and strategies allow for implementation in virtual, hybrid, or in-person classrooms.

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Insta-data: Real-time formative assessment that works

This module offers four strategies for quick, simple, real-time assessment with tools that work in virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning modes.

The Responsive Teaching and Learning learning path considers strategies for student-centered instruction and support. Modules examine approaches for providing instruction in a variety of settings: distance, hybrid, and in-person.

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In this module, you will hear one school’s approach to setting clear norms, reinforcing them through integration into every aspect of their building culture, and using reinforcement strategies where needed that avoid equity concerns with discipline and help students build shared responsibility for the choices that contribute to their success.

To maximize responsive practice, this module introduces a simple structure for keeping digital teaching tools in play, no matter the mode in which your classroom is operating.

This learning path will approach opportunities and challenges through the lens of systems thinking. Modules offer new frames to think about how we lead and influence others, and explore the kinds of structures that help move transformative practice beyond single classrooms to a team, school, or LEA level.

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This module explores approaches to rethinking traditional needs assessment, offers ideas about how to handle missing data, and introduces tools to help you plan for using upheavals as an opportunity to address long-standing challenges in K-12 schools.

This module focuses on the skills needed to set and share a collective vision  for the work required to navigate complex changes, sustain effort toward specific goals on excellence and equity, and lead schools forward.

This module explores keys to setting goals that respond to emerging situations without losing sight of the big picture.

This module describes an approach to helping a school assess new ways of maximizing resources, including its instructional staff’s time and expertise, when change is critical.

This module addresses how to lead processes for setting norms that create the engagement needed for success across a staff.

This module unpacks strategies for school and LEA leaders to set up effective action for returning to school, or for any shift in how teaching and learning is accomplished.

This learning path will explore strategies that support students and staff with readiness to learn, develop, and excel. Modules offer strategies for explicitly supporting social-emotional learning (SEL) for students, building readiness to learn and equitable opportunity through nonacademic student supports, and sustaining practitioners’ own wellbeing so they can be more present for students.

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This module explores strategies that school administrators, teacher leaders, and others who support educators can use to promote well-being, efficacy, effective team communication, and a positive climate and culture within schools.

This module offers strategies for experienced and emerging practitioners to integrate socio-emotional learning (SEL) practices that build a more inclusive and equitable classroom culture.

This module explores concepts to frame authentic relationship-building that respects both practitioners’ and students’ diverse experiences and identities and how they impact classroom culture.