Cleveland State University’s Cleveland Teaching Collaborative was recognized nationally as one of fifteen recipients of the 2022 Divergent Award for Excellence in Implementation of Literacy in a Digital Age by the Initiative for Literacy in a Digital Age.
The national award recognizes pre-kindergarten-12 schools, community programs and university programs that embrace ideals of equity, diversity, access and creativity through implementation of teaching practices that ensure learning opportunities for all.
2022 Divergent Award honorees will share their work as part of the Literacy in a Digital Age lecture series in April 2022.
In May 2020, Molly Buckley-Marudas, Ph.D., CSU associate professor of Teacher Education and Shelley Rose, Ph.D., CSU associate professor of History, founded the Cleveland Teaching Collaborative in response to the emergency shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This interdisciplinary network of educators from pre-kindergarten to higher education created a community of practice rooted in collective reflection, peer-support and instruction methods framed in collective care.
CSU’s Cleveland Teaching Collaborative’s (CTC) goals are to curate, share, reflect on and analyze educators’ experiences of remote and hybrid instruction to improve teaching, learning and student success during the pandemic and beyond. With an emphasis on the literacies of teaching and local knowledge generation, the project is focused on teachers in Northeast Ohio.
Since May 2020, the CTC has created a strong network of educational practitioners and built an expansive, open access database of more than 800 educational resources.