Hundreds benefit from QuEST courses
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 124 No 7, 27 September 2019, page no. 25
Since its inception in term one, QuEST (Queensland Education Support and Training) has provided quality professional development across the state, from the Gold Coast to Bamaga on the tip of Cape York and out as far as Winton. These programs have been made up of 25 live online programs and 40 face to face sessions around the state, with more than 1,000 participants.
The live online programs are growing in popularity as people realise they can access high quality 90-minute professional development sessions, in their own time, from the comfort of their own home. As with all QuEST programs, our live online programs are recognised as legitimate professional development by the Department of Education and the Queensland College of Teachers. As such, it is appropriate to apply for funding through your normal school professional development processes.
We were very pleased to run three new live online programs during the holidays, developed specifically to assist teachers and school leaders in understanding and working with LGBTIQ+ students.
ALLL1960 Sex, Gender and Sexuality: This course introduces participants to the language and terminology that is used in discussions about diversity in sex, gender identity and sexuality.
ALLL1961 Gender Diversity and Supporting Transgender Students: This course focuses in detail on the experience of gender diverse students. It explores the language of gender diversity and the research that is being undertaken about the experience of these students.
ALLL1962 Challenging Homophobia and Creating Supportive School Environments: This course explores the origins of homophobia and the impact of homophobia on young people.
For more information on forthcoming courses or to register, please go to https://www.qtu.asn.au/QuEST/quest-online-training-1 and select the program you are interested in. If paying by credit card, please have your card ready when you register.
Our statewide round of BlackCard Cultural Capability courses has been very successful, with all courses selling out prior to commencing. We only have a few more of these scheduled this year:
- Logan – Oct 14
- Maryborough – Oct 23
- Gladstone – Oct 28
- Cairns – Nov 14.
Due to the enormous popularity of these courses, we are planning to schedule another round across the state in 2020.
The QuEST consultancy option has also received many enquiries and bookings during semester two. Some of the programs being delivered around the state through this model include:
- Classroom management for early career teachers
- Teacher wellbeing for early career teachers
- Reconnecting to learning – understanding the traumatised child (full-day and part-day)
- Individual support, coaching and modelling for schools and school leaders.
If your school has any particular professional development requests, or you have any other enquiries regarding QuEST programs, please contact us at email@example.com