HAT and LT

Applying for HAT or LT in 2020?

The department is inviting all eligible teachers intending to apply for HAT or LT in 2020 to complete an expression of interest (EOI), which must be received by 10 September.

Additionally, the department and QCT is inviting experienced teachers and school leaders interested in undertaking the highly accomplished teacher (HAT) and lead teacher (LT) national assessor training program (ATP) in late 2019 and early 2020 to complete an EOI by 17 September.

Interested candidates are invited to apply to participate in this program, which offers targeted professional learning developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) to prepare them to undertake assessment processes as outlined in the Certification of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers in Australia (AITSL, 2012).

Source  : QTU members' newsflash no.16-19, 4 September 2019

Session times 2019

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Introductory information sessions (online)

Who is this for?

  • Teachers wanting to know more about the HAT/LT classification and application process
  • School based QTU Reps seeking information

What is covered?:

  • A summary of the national certification process
  • An overview of the HAT/LT pilot
  • Unpacking the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) as they relate to HAT/LT
  • Making decisions about eligibility/readiness to apply
  • Preparing yourself to apply – understanding the process
  • The roles of the various stakeholders

Member only webinar: applying for HAT and lead

In-depth session (about)

Who is this for?

  • Teachers preparing to apply
  • Teachers who have completed the introduction and want more information

What is covered?:

  • A detailed look at the 37 descriptors of the APST at the HAT/LT career stages
  • How to use the Annual Performance Review (APR) as a development tool
  • How to identify and address gaps in your practice
  • Analysis of what constitutes valid direct evidence
  • Writing annotations for your evidence
  • Selecting and preparing referees

Indepth session downloadable resources:

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For information from the Department of Education regarding Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Certification go to the DoE intranet here >>

The Queensland College of Teachers is the certifying authority for Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher.  You can find the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers here >>

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