QuEST’s face-to-face programs recommencing
Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 125 No 6, 14 August 2020, page no.23
As Queensland is currently in the very fortunate position of having very few cases of COVID-19 community transmission, QuEST is very excited to announce that we are able to recommence our face-to-face training.
We thank all of our members for their understanding during our “shut-down”, particularly those members who were registered for courses that were postponed.
All of our courses will be run under our new QuEST COVID-Safe plan, which is available on our website (https://www.qtu.asn.au/quest). This will require some adjustments to programs, including seating and food service. We thank you in advance for your cooperation with the new arrangements. Most of our postponed courses have now been rescheduled; unfortunately we are currently unable to offer courses with interstate or overseas presenters.
Courses will have limited numbers due to COVID-19 venue restrictions. We therefore recommend you register early to avoid disappointment. There is a waiting list facility for programs that are fully subscribed, which will assist us in future scheduling to ensure we are meeting demand.
New HAT and lead teacher program
We are particularly excited to finally be able to launch our all-new highly accomplished and lead teacher workshops. These will run from 4-7pm in various locations, with refreshments available from 3:30pm
This free workshop has been developed by experienced assessors and former statewide moderators Rebecca Hack and Cresta Richardson. It has been specifically designed to support members in better understanding the evidentiary requirements of the process.
The workshop focuses on how to plan for certification, including approaches to collecting, collating and annotating evidence. Participants will learn strategies for selecting meaningful evidence and discuss ways to present evidence for easy access and interpretation by assessors. The workshop assumes a degree of prior knowledge about the certification process, which can be easily gained through completion of the introductory modules developed by the Department of Education.
This workshop is designed to complement, not replicate, the workshops currently being delivered by DoE.
You can find details of these and other Semester 2 offerings at www.qtu.asn.au/quest