QCT e-News is an email bulletin sent approximately every two months (beginning in April 2010) to all teachers for whom the QCT holds an up-to-date email address. The purpose of the e-News is to advise teachers of recent publications from the QCT and to update them on QCT activities and matters concerning their teacher registration.
Inside Teaching, the professional journal of the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA), was published online four times a year, beginning in April 2010 and ending in June 2011. Inside Teaching looks at the latest research findings and addresses the issues facing the profession, with content by educators for educators that has hands-on, practical application, to offer teachers new ideas and promote reflection on practice.
June Inside Teaching shines the spotlight on educators and education! This issue looks at 'the girl effect', asks 'What is a quality teacher?', argues that teaching isn't rocket science, interviews children's author Andy Griffiths and teacher Karen Carey of Mrs Carey's Concert, and much more.
In the April edition, Inside Teaching looks at the practicum balancing act, investigates industry-school partnerships, considers how to turn students on to broccoli, talks with award-winning Queensland teacher Debra Smith, learns some top tips from Phil Beadle, and much more.
In the August edition, Inside Teaching goes on the road with the Queensland School for Travelling Show In the October edition, Inside Teaching visits Adelaide's Golden Grove education precinct to find out how the colocation model works for three high schools; talks with poet Les Murray about his best teachers; reports on a fiveschool research project in Western Australia investigating the efficacy of professional learning in relation to reading instruction; looks at how teachers can use individual student NAPLAN data to personalise teaching for each student; gets up close and personal with Brian Caldwell; examines research on the relationship between a student's academic self-concept and their performance at school; and much more.
In the August edition, Inside Teaching goes on the road with the Queensland School for Travelling Show Children; talks with Stephanie Alexander about her best teachers; looks at collaborative action research on the efficacy of online professional learning; interviews the stronger, smarter Chris Sarra; discovers how teachers are using NAPLAN data to inform their teaching; reports the latest research on cyberbullying; looks at behaviour management in the middle years; and much more.
At least we now know what the secret ingredient is to this bogan drink. Inside Teaching talks with Catherine (Cathy) Freeman; visits Tabulam Public School in far north-eastern New South Wales and discovers one of the secrets for success – sticking around long enough to make a difference; offers teaching tips – including advice from teacher Frances Underwood, who’s also the wife of the Governor of Tasmania; reports on research about ‘hanging in with kids’ in tough times; and much more.
Inside Teaching talks with choirman Jonathan Welch and award-winning author, and school principal, John Marsden; visits Sydney's Key College to discover some of the secrets to helping disadvantaged students; looks at the tricky business of measuring teacher quality; offers teaching tips from experienced and beginning teachers; gets the latest research on Indigenous outcomes; turns the clock back to 1969 with Wendy Harmer; and much more.
The aim of the Research Digest is to summarise key research findings on current topical issues in schooling, and draw out their implications for teachers. The digest is distributed electronically each term to every Queensland school and to those registered teachers who have provided their email address to the QCT.
"Teaching critical thinking"
This edition of The Research Digest is focused on theory, research and policy issues related to the teaching of critical thinking. It examines different definitions and views of critical thinking, and different approaches to teaching critical thinking.
"Civics and Citizenship Education"
This edition of The Digest is focused on research about civics and citizenship education, and in particular, research into the role of schools in supporting students to become active and informed citizens.
"Language in the mathematics classroom"
This Digest is focused on research studies about language in the mathematics classroom. A selection of websites is listed and a full reference list provided. Links to those references for which full-text online access is freely available are also included.
"Successful Professional Learning"
The sixth issue of the Digest looks at research on teacher learning and professional development, including how this connects with student learning.
‘Talking to learn - Dialogue in the classroom’
The fifth edition of the Digest is focussed on research studies about using classroom talk for improving learning, and particularly on the use of teaching methods incorporating classroom dialogue.
The fourth edition of the Digest is focussed on the use of ITC in schools in the digital age.
‘Data in schools’
The third edition of the Digest is focussed on how data can be used in schools to examine teaching in order to improve student learning.
This edition summarises key research studies involving Behaviour Management.
‘Writing to Learn’
This edition summarises key research studies that provide evidence of the potential of writing-to-learn approaches in improving student learning in a range of curriculum areas.
QCT Connection was published in 2008 and 2009, replacing the former newsletter, College Connection. It had a new design, was larger, and its content was more oriented towards issues of direct interest to teachers. QCT Connection was printed using a waterless printing process which saved significant amounts of water and carbon emissions per issue.
This issue features articles about the finalists in the inaugural QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards, changes following the Masters Report on primary education, a new online application form for teacher registration, the work of this year's QCT Research Grant winner, teaching resources available from the Queensland Museum, and the QCT’s dedicated website for beginning teachers.
This issue features the professional development requirements that will be associated with renewal of full registration from 2010, plus articles on a teachers experiences in non-traditional schools, resources and opportunities for teachers provided by the Queensland Museum, teachers duty of care and updates on QCT activities.
The feature story of this issue focuses on the special relationship between two Queensland schools and their local communities. You'll also find articles on school induction programs, the QCT Continuing Professional Development Framework, the teachers elected to the QCT Board for 2009-11, and two new resources for teachers.
This first issue includes information about contributing to QCT Connection, plus articles on: teaching awards, mentoring of preservice teachers, a professional learning community in a school, teacher profiles, an online course for supply teachers, a teacher perspective on an educational research conference and much more.
College Connection was established as an interim publication for 2006 and its production was extended into 2007. The initial aim of College Connection was to provide registered teachers with information about the QCT and the changes to teacher registration in Queensland.
Articles in this issue include: Your views on College Connection: Survey Outcomes, Art Competition Winner Unveiled, World Teachers’ Day 2007 and QTCU Joins with the QCT to Promote the Profession.
Articles in this issue include: Gaining Full Registration: a significant career step, Code of Ethics for Queensland Teachers, Teacher and Employer Services and Promoting the Profession.
Articles in this issue include: Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers launched, QCT Helps Ensure Quality of New Graduate Teachers, “RateMyTeacher” Rated Poorly and Who says teaching is a low-statusprofession?
Articles in this issue include: Provisional Registration, Good Beginnings, Professional Practice and Conduct Committee, Inaugural Art Competition Winner and Looking at Continuing Professional Development.
Articles in this issue include: Principal for a Day, Secret to Happiness and Longevity and Teachers Disciplinary Committee.
Articles in this issue include: Chair’s message, Board Membership, Professional Standards update and Professional Conduct update.