Queensland Teachers' Journal, Vol 123 No 4, 5 June 2020, page no. 22
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the postponement of many face-to-face QuEST courses, however it has also led to an explosion of registrations for our popular live online professional development.
In order to meet the specific needs identified during this difficult time, QuEST introduced a brand new course, delivered live through Microsoft Teams, entitled “Supporting Emotional Health in Uncertain Times”. This was very popular, with both sessions sold out and a number of school-purchased sessions being delivered across many locations.
In the meantime, the QuEST team has been kept busy working on QTU training packages to support members and Reps in schools, as well as assisting with the huge volume of calls and requests for assistance by our members during recent weeks.
As restrictions ease, the QuEST team is now starting the journey towards resuming face-to-face professional development delivery.
This will take some time, as most venues are still closed for bookings, and current social distancing guidelines do not allow for the type of gatherings that professional development involves.
Our members’ safety is our highest priority, and we must ensure that we are operating in accordance with the advice of the Chief Health Officer at all times.
We look forward to once again being able to offer our high-quality face-to-face learning experiences and meeting you in person when health guidelines allow.
As soon as we are safely able to reschedule, we will be in touch with all members who were registered for a postponed course, to offer them a new date. We will then advertise more broadly to all of our members.
As always, all of our courses will be open for registration through our website at www.qtu.asn.au/quest.