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Research shows that collaborative professional learning is critical to improving teachers’ practice—and strengthening students’ learning. But it’s hard to justify cutting into instructional time to make it happen, or to make school days any longer. And online dashboards can quickly become just one more expensive thing to log into.
Here’s the secret: effective collaboration is all about how you create communities of practice for educators to use what they have, build trust, and create results—anywhere and anytime it’s convenient for them to focus on their collective work.
CTQ has a 10-year track record of successful supports for teachers’ collaboration and professional development in virtual communities. Our virtual community curriculum (VOICE) equips teachers to facilitate professional development and collaborative projects on any online platform. And if you don’t yet have a virtual space of your own, CTQ can also create private “labs” for you in the Collaboratory.
Tackling a challenge? Scaling a new idea? CTQ can help you tap the expertise of teachers, administrators, students, and community members to come up with a plan for success.
CTQ’s TeacherSolutions design process is tailored to fit your needs, context, and culture. Our blended approach can include
In a teacher-powered school, teachers have collective autonomy to make the key decisions influencing student success. CTQ can support you in starting or running a teacher-powered school.
Our teacher-powered resources and services include
Interested in formalizing roles that let teachers lead without leaving the classroom? Since 2011, CTQ has supported teachers in hybrid roles by building their capacity to solve local challenges and bring their solutions to scale. We also work with districts, agencies, and organizations to design hybrid roles, create supports to ensure their success, and systematize new leadership pathways.
Our services help you unleash the problem-solving power of hybrid roles via
Teacher leadership doesn’t just happen. To be successful, teacher leadership initiatives require an investment from all educators—including administrators who help create the conditions where teacher leaders can grow and have impact. CTQ can support you with tools and services.
Assess and strengthen the impact of teacher leadership in your district:
CTQ’s CEO and COO have decades of experience working to advance a 21st-century teaching profession. Their thought leadership elevates the insights of accomplished teachers, who frequently serve as co-authors and co-presenters.
Our founder and CEO, Barnett Berry, offers a bold yet practical vision for the future of teaching—grounded in research and teachers’ experiences. A former high school teacher, think tank analyst, and university professor, Barnett is a dynamic, solutions-focused thought leader whose résumé includes hundreds of publications and presentations.
Our COO, Ann Byrd, is a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 13 years in the classroom. She has two decades of experience working with schools, districts, and states on policy and practice regarding teacher leadership and professional development (recruitment, retention, mentoring, coaching, etc.).
Our thought leadership and expertise can take a variety of forms