CTQ supports teachers’ and administrators’ efforts to make schools better for all their students. At the center of this practice, CTQ works with teachers and school leaders to develop, document, and share their professional impact throughout their schools, and across their school districts.
CTQ offers schools the chance to engage teachers in this practice by means of a series of hands-on workshops, engagements offered in sequence with the aim of cultivating and fine-tuning participants’ professional practice. The workshops bring teachers together to identify and document the personal moments of impact that have most improved outcomes for their schools, their students, and their classrooms; and help participants to share this change in ways that empower their peers to have similar impact.
CTQ and ExtendedSession worked to extend this approach to teachers across the United States, re-creating each of organization’s five workshops within a single, sustained, stand-alone online offering. CTQ’s Stories of Impact online workshops delivered this collection of sessions to a teachers and school leaders who otherwise would have missed the opportunity to take part. CTQ organized their own trained hosts for each conference session, and provided micro-credentials for those participants who took the time to document the impact in their teaching practice that was occasioned by their involvement.
The result: Teachers across the country were able to access this professional development directly from CTQ. Over a series of four months, CTQ presented ten live online sessions, giving teachers the professional development support they needed to produce their own evidence of impact, and the opportunity to earn a professional micro-credential they could in turn share as evidence of their accomplishment.
As each session concluded, each was archived for subsequent access by CTQ-served districts and partners. The resulting video library continues to serve as a remote resource for CTQ’s district customers, and to serve as an ongoing extra support to the organization’s otherwise in-person training.