A Recipe for Student Persistence

A Recipe for Student Persistence

There are experts on formative assessment in every school district in the country but they are not often recognized as such. Who are they? They are the athletic coaches in the building. How does a quarterback learn to improve his effectiveness in passing? How does a...
Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal

CTL has introduced Artful Reading over the last couple of years and is excited to share our first publicly available Kindergarten module- Blueberries for Sal. To fully appreciate Artful Reading, teachers implement up to four modules a year to enhance student literacy...
Rigor for Postsecondary Success

Rigor for Postsecondary Success

As part of our work, CTL provides technical assistance to schools regarding a variety of issues including increasing rigor to promote student postsecondary success. Rigor is a term that means so much too so many people, and is important to define. There are a lot of...
Are Parents College and Career Parenthood-Ready?

Are Parents College and Career Parenthood-Ready?

My husband and I share an observation made in recent years:  Some people will research a refrigerator purchase more than they will research their kids’ college choices. Anyone who has gone through the experience of parenting seniors in high school will recall it is a...
New Understandings About Teachers' Role in Schools

New Understandings About Teachers' Role in Schools

The school district’s annual leadership retreat will take place on July 15-16. The superintendent has opened the training for teachers who wish to be leaders by pursuing administrative certification.  What was an initially exciting concept–an invitation to...
Building STEM Teacher Leadership

Building STEM Teacher Leadership

luck. The US Department of Education has just launched a comprehensive website on the topic of building STEM Teacher Leadership.  The subtitle of the website is “Reflections by the STEM teacher leader community on opportunities and gaps in STEM teacher leader...
Road Map to Accomplished Teaching

Road Map to Accomplished Teaching

In collaboration with the Kentucky Network to Transform Teaching (KyNT3), CTL developed a hard copy and virtual brochure designed to motivate and inform teachers, administrators, and higher education institutions to facilitate and support accomplished teaching for...