QuEST continues roll-out of high quality PD
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 4, 31 May 2019, page no. 25
QuEST professional development has run several successful events since launching in February.
Most recently, QuEST launched its partnership with BlackCard® to deliver cultural capability training in four locations.
The popularity of these sessions demonstrates a great need in our profession, with all four sessions being sold out.
Mundanarra Bayles, from BlackCard delivered a thought provoking and engaging day of learning which had a great impact on participants.
The feedback included:
- “This should be compulsory”
- “Loved the experience of learning through Aboriginal Terms of Reference and just want to do it again”
- “Brilliant – unlike any PD I have participated in before”
- “Has made me think. I feel empowered”
- “Such an eye-opening, thoughtful and challenging PD”
- “Absolutely amazing. Insightful, overwhelmed, sad, hopeful and encouraged. Make this compulsory.”
Following this successful pilot, we are now working with Mundanarra to schedule sessions across the state in semester two. Keep on eye on our website for a session near you.
In May, QuEST offered two full-day programs on “Reconnecting to Learning – Understanding the Traumatised Child”.
This workshop aims to assist teachers and school leaders understand the fundamental changes that occur in the developing brain when a child of any age experiences trauma, neglect or violence. It draws on actual case studies to understand the impact of trauma and triggers for the broad range of negative behaviours these students can demonstrate in our classrooms. The workshop discusses how a school can develop a range of strategies that can be applied in classrooms and across the school to support and re-engage these students.
Schools that deliver
On 3 June, we launched our exciting One-Day Leadership Masterclass 3 in Logan with the authors of the well-known book “Schools that deliver”, which has been translated into languages as diverse as Norwegian and Azerbaijani. This workshop aims to support leadership teams in strategic leadership that delivers results, using world-class research which has been applied in educational settings, sporting organisations and corporations with incredible results.
QuEST online courses are all outside of school hours, and are live, facilitated professional development across a broad range of topics. You can attend an individual event or subscribe to have access to all events for the season.
Courses coming up in term two include:
- Tuesday 18 June: Working with EALD students - working with families (primary and secondary) 6:30pm–7.30pm
- Tuesday 18 June: Working with students who have experienced trauma (primary and secondary) 4:30pm–5.30pm.
As with all QuEST events, these courses are recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and as such it is appropriate to apply for funding to attend through your regular PD approval processes at your school.
For more details or to register for any of our courses, please go to www.qtu.asn.au/quest