Quality Teaching and Learning

Quality Professional Development

At QTL, we realize that educators' time is precious. Hours devoted to professional development MUST be focused and purposeful, and must lead to real progress and impact in the classroom.


The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping teachers reach every student, every day. QTL offers sustained, intensive and effective professional development programs for teachers and instructional leaders.

"The New and Emerging Teacher Institute workshop was a breath of fresh air for new and emerging teachers. It provided a chance for teachers to get together and collaborate on ways to make their first few years successful. A lot of useful information and readily available resources were discussed throughout the sessions.”

--Leigh Beaty
Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in the Classroom

Teachers who've participated in NETI say it has helped them get off to a good start in the classroom. Hear why participants and administrators say NETI's focus on practical matters gives them an edge on succeeding in the classroom. 

What is NETI?
NETI prepares new teachers to be immediately effective and successful over the long term. This 30-second video gives a feel for the program and its impact on participants.


Centora Holder - Johnston County, NC
Centora Holder began teaching business technology to students at Selma Middle School in Fall 2008. Through partnership with The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning, Johnston County offers six days of NETI training to its teachers. Hear how Centora says that helped her overcome challenges and 'get excited' about teaching.

centora holder

Terri Sessoms - Johnston County, NC
Terri Sessoms was in charge of new teacher development and retention when Johnston County Schools began implementing QTL's New & Emerging Teacher Institute in 2007. She says she noticed an immediate impact and was eager to continue the program in 2008. Hear why she believes the impact has been significant.

terri sessoms

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