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News for teachers from the QCT October 2010


World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day – Friday 29 October

World Teachers’ Day recognises the important role teachers play in today’s world. This year our theme is ‘Renewal: Building a Future’. This acknowledges that Queensland teachers are continually updating their knowledge and skills to provide the best education possible for the state’s students.

See our colourful webpage for more information.

Read the Governor’s message to the teachers of Queensland.



Renewal of full registration  

Renewal of full registration

All fully registered teachers due for renewal at the end of 2010 have now been sent a renewal pack with their annual fee notice. Renewing teachers can also apply via Online Services. See the QCT website for more information.

You do not have to be teaching to renew your registration - there is a specific pathway to renewal for teachers who are not teaching in schools or who do only a very small amount of teaching.

 
Recording your CPD  

Recording your CPD

For teachers: all teachers with recency of practice need to ensure they keep their CPD records up-to-date, and the simplest way to do this is to use the on-line CPD tool. You will need a password.

For schools: Schools can enter a school-based CPD activity directly into the individual CPD record of each participating teacher at that school. A step-by-step guide to this simple process can be downloaded from the QCT home page under ‘Spotlight’: www.qct.edu.au

 
Support for supply teachers  

Support for supply teachers

The QCT website now has a dedicated section with information and resources to assist supply teachers.

 
Excellence in Teaching  

QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards

Finalists in the 2010 QCT Excellence in Teaching Awards were announced in September and the winners will be announced at a function at Government House in Brisbane on World Teachers’ Day (Friday 29 October).



Inside Teaching

New issue of Inside Teaching now available

In the October edition, Inside Teaching visits Adelaide’s Golden Grove education precinct to find out how the collocation model works for three high schools; talks with poet Les Murray about his best teachers; reports on a five school 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.
See the flyer for more information.

Please send us your feedback on the magazine – we would love to know what you think of it and any suggestions you may have for future issues – email enquiries@qct.edu.au with ‘Inside Teaching’ in the subject line.



QCT Research Digest  

QCT Research Digest

The Research Digests are intended for busy teachers. Each issue provides a summary of the latest research on a particular teaching-related topic. See our latest issues, on Language in the Mathematics Classroom (Number 7) and on Civics and Citizenship Education (Number 8).

 
Survey on National Standards  

Survey on National Standards

All teachers are invited to complete an online survey as part of the validation exercise for the National Professional Standards for Teachers. The survey is available at www.une.edu.au/simerr/standards until 29 October 2010.

 
In the media  

In the Media

Did you know that on the QCT’s homepage you can access items from recent national media articles on education and teachers? The articles are updated daily.



 
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