Welcome to the newsroom! Below you will find some featured news items, but be sure to also check out recent press releases and our featured Teacher Magazine column.
The Arizona TeacherSolutions team poses bold ideas in Journey to 2030: Our Vision for the Future of Teaching and Learning. Convened by CTQ and Arizona K12 Center, 20 teachers reimagine learning, inspired by TEACHING 2030.
CTQ is proud to introduce our 2012-13 teacherpreneurs and teachers in residence. To learn more about them and what they're working on this year, check out this infographic and share it with your colleagues!
Teachers in CTQ's Hillsborough County New Millennium Initiative have created a multimedia presentation analyzing their district's new evaluation and support system, the Empowering Effective Teachers Initiative (EET). Click here to explore and share the teachers' presentation, Reflections on EET.
In August 2012, Barnett Berry visited Finland to learn about their top-performing education system, recording his observations in a series of blog posts.
But there's plenty more to investigate! In October, teacher leader Dave Orphal and CTQ staffer Kristoffer Kohl will travel to Finland and Sweden as part of an EF/PDK Professional Development tour.
We’re pleased to celebrate Connected Educator Month this August with the U.S. Department of Education. Only have time for one event? Invite a new teacher to join you at our next #teaching2030 Twitter chat on 8/16/12 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Participants will be sharing back-to-school challenges, ideas, and resources--a great way to introduce a colleague to the power of online communities!
CTQ teacher leaders and staff joined 180 educators and advocates at the Department of Education in early August to talk about the future of the teaching profession. The group discussed ways teachers can take charge of the profession and drive change. "Teachers as leaders needs to be a linchpin of our efforts, not a bullet point," Ann Byrd, CTQ's COO, told the group. Go here to read more about the event.
Who has great ideas about recruiting and retaining a high-quality teacher workforce? Teacher leaders, of course. And Kentucky knows it.
Teachers Ali Crowley and Lauren Hill will advise Kentucky policymakers as part of the Prichard Committee’s Team on Teacher Effectiveness. Crowley delivered the keynote speech at the group’s first convening in July 2012, then took part in a panel with teachers Robin Reid, Buffy Sexton, and Pat Thurman. See AP coverage of the event here.
Crowley, Hill, Reid, Sexton, and Thurman are members of CTQ’s Implementing Common Core Standards (ICCS) team.
Over the next year and a half, the Prichard Committee's Team on Teacher Effectiveness will be developing recommendations for Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly. They will examine teacher recruitment and preparation; hiring, induction, and internships; professional development and leadership; retention and working conditions; compensation, benefits, and tenure; and teacher evaluation.