Return to Teaching Course

For teachers who need to fulfill the QCT requirement for registration. Covers specified Strand and Content areas. May apply for accreditation to a Masters in Education.
Target Audience
All teachers Primary or Secondary who need to fulfill the QCT requirement for registration
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The Return to Teaching Course will cover the following Strand and Content Areas as specified by QCT:
Strand 1 - Effective Teaching Practice: learner centred pedagogy; literacy and numeracy; challenge for all learners; constructive student management; cooperative teaching practices.
Strand 2 - Curriculum and Assessment: contemporary issues; reporting; assessment requirements in phases of learning.
Strand 3 - Syllabus Implementation: syllabuses/guidelines relevant to phases of learning; updating teaching responsibilities.
Strand 4 - Policies: ETRF Agenda; Child protection; current and emerging priority areas.
Strand 5 - Legislation: awareness of legislation; anti-discrimination legislation;ethical frameworks;QCT Professional Standards for Teachers.
Competency based assessment involves engagement in group activities, contribution to facilitator led discussions and completion of brief written reflections. Option to apply for accreditation to a Masters in Education at University of Queensland.

Audience

All teachers Primary or Secondary who need to fulfill the QCT requirement for registration

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Return to Teaching
Cost: $1700.00+GST ($1870.00 including GST)


QCT
This course is accredited through the QTC

Teacher Testimonial:

"Thank you for your beautiful encouragement. I will be honest in saying that I initially thought having to take this course was just more bureaucratic red tape and was saddened that I would have to sacrifice both precious time with my children and family savings. However, it only took a matter of minutes in your class to realise that the sacrifice would be TOTALLY worth it.

If I had to sum up the course in one word, it would be “empowerment”. The past six days have empowered me to be a better teacher. I feel equipped with knowledge on the curriculum, assessment criteria, policies, legislation and research on effective pedagogy. I’m excited at the thought of re-entering the primary classroom (a little overwhelmed as well if I am to be totally honest).

I know I don’t speak alone when I say this, so I will say it on behalf of my colleagues that I had the pleasure of working with this week. We were honoured by the calibre of teaching staff who were so rich in knowledge but so capable in teaching us effectively to ensure it applied specifically to each of our teaching environments (which were vastly varied in our group). Most of all we were overwhelmed at how humble such people of prominence were. I think that in itself encourages greater aspirations. I have spent many a PD in a room with an “expert”. No one dares to ask a question because you will quickly be made aware of how much you don’t know. At the completion of the course few have learned and most feel more overwhelmed and more fearful of what they don’t know. My experience this week was quite the opposite. Thank you for empowering and encouraging me."


Shona Eban
24 January 2015


This course contributes to 30.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
26/06/2017 Brisbane - North Places available $1,700 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Strand A (part 1)- Trina Beard

5 hours

9am – 3pm
Effective Teaching Practice: learner centred pedagogy; literacy and numeracy; challenge for all learners; constructive student management; cooperative teaching practices.

Strand A (part 2) – Trina Beard

5 hours

9am – 3pm
Effective Teaching Practice: learner centred pedagogy; literacy and numeracy; challenge for all learners; constructive student management; cooperative teaching practices.

Strand B - Suzanne Henden

6 hours

9am – 4pm
Curriculum and Assessment: contemporary issues; reporting; assessment requirements in phases of learning.

Strand C - Suzanne Henden

6 hours

9am – 4pm
Syllabus Implementation: syllabuses/guidelines relevant to phases of learning; updating teaching responsibilities.

Strand D - Michael Boyle

4 hours

9am – 1.30pm
Policies: ETRF Agenda; Child protection; current and emerging priority areas.

Strand E - Greg Heidke

4 hours

9am – 1.30pm
Legislation: awareness of legislation; anti-discrimination legislation;ethical frameworks;QCT Professional Standards for Teachers

User Rating

4.8

Latest Reviews

Please note the feedback listed here is unfiltered, and includes all comments and ratings collected.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
31/01/2017

Informative, enjoyable and well worth it!

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
31/01/2017

I feel very privileged to have undertaken these sessions with someone so expert in their knowledge, so honest and so gracious with sharing the important stuff. Very practical and relevant – I feel I have grown in my understanding and am excited about implementing these new found discoveries.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
by Donna Wood on 31/01/2017

Have learned many more new things the second time around. This is really worthwhile.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
31/01/2017

Wonderful presentation, great presenter!

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
by Genevieve Mathews on 31/01/2017

Absolutely brilliant!!!

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
by Carly Stumer on 31/01/2017

Thank you Suzanne for giving me the space and time to start digesting curriculum websites. I feel much more confident knowing exactly what I need to teach. I also need to become creative with my assessment.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
by Amanda Miles on 31/01/2017

Suzanne was an amazing presenter for a topic that has so many dimensions. It was delivered with a wealth of knowledge, humor and extremely relevant activities. Fantastic!!!

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
31/01/2017

Presenter was wonderful and had a wealth of knowledge. A suggestion for this course would be for the candidates to bring laptop/iPad if possible.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
by Glynnis Vandergraaf on 31/01/2017

Amazing knowledge shared and activated in all participants. Would take this course every two years. Outstanding, thank you Suzanne.

Return to Teaching Course Strand B
31/01/2017

What knowledge! What enthusiasm! Great teacher! Has given me clarity and courage.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017
Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017

Interesting and practical.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017

Thorough knowledge of content. Presents examples relevant.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017
Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017

Practical exploration or usable Behavior Management Strategies. Another week of this would be awesome!

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017

Experience, research-rich, respectful ‘activator’. Thank you Trina.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
by Donna Wood on 17/01/2017

Very well worthwhile. Lots of great information. Very practical.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
by Amanda Reineker on 17/01/2017

Trina is wonderful. So supportive and so knowledgeable. Best part is when she shares her experiences to highlight learning.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
17/01/2017

Great content. Thorough presentation by Trina.

Return to Teaching Course Strand A-2
by Amanda Miles on 17/01/2017

The course content was excellent. So engaging and interesting. Trina was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, caring and helpful. She has reignited my teaching passion.


About the team







Michael Boyle

Creator

Michael Boyle (B.A. Grad. Dip Teach. B.Ed. M.Ed.St. M. Rel Ed.) has 20 years experience in education and has taught a wide range of subjects to Year 12 level. At St John Fisher College, he was Subject Co-ordinator for Drama and SOSE. Michael served for ten years on the Drama Panel for Brisbane North, the last three of which he was Panel Chair. In this role he reviewed school submissions and reviewed work programs. During this time, Michael also served on the Accreditation Committee for the Queensland Arts Council.
Currently, Michael is Assistant Principal at Assisi Catholic College, a master planned P-12 college on the northern Gold Coast which opened in 2005. Previous to this appointment, Michael was employed as an Education Officer with Brisbane Catholic Education where he worked with Primary and Secondary schools and provided professional development to teachers. Michael has been involved in the presentation of teacher workshops and seminars and is actively involved in Drama teacher networks through professional associations. He has served on the Drama Queensland Management Committee as well as presenting workshops at Drama Queensland and Drama Australia conferences, as well as the 2004 IDEA Conference in Ottawa, Canada. He has written a variety of papers for publication and wrote curriculum notes for the Queensland Arts Council production of Children of the Blackskirt which toured many states. He was also appointed to The Arts Syllabus Advisory Committee for the Queensland Studies Authority.


Trina Beard

Creator

Trina is an experienced leader, a dynamic educational consultant and lecturer who works shoulder to shoulder with educational leaders, teachers and pre-service teachers, facilitating high calibre professional development state wide. She is a lecturer and tutor in the School of Education at University of Queensland where she was Course Coordinator and writer of Teaching and Learning, facilitating quality practice for a large cohort of Graduate Diploma of Education students. She was formerly Principal of the Senior School, Kelvin Grove State College, Brisbane, and Principal Advisor of the ‘Values Framework’, Curriculum Division, Education Queensland.


Greg Heidke

Creator

Greg Heike has been the principal of three Queensland state high schools in his career: Charleville SHS, Kilcoy SHS and Kelvin Grove SHS. Greg was a Senior Officer of Education Queensland in the Metropolitan East Region, serving as School Support Coordinator-Valley. In this role, he led the provision of professional development, and coordinated support services, to over thirty schools in central Brisbane, including all sectors (primary, secondary and special schools).Greg was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his work in education and in middle schooling.


Suzanne Henden

Creator

Suzanne is an independent educational consultant specialising in school-based assessment In her work with proEMA (see: www.proema.com.au) she has developed web technologies that will transform the way teachers think about assessment.
Suzanne has worked in secondary and tertiary settings and has provided professional development throughout Queensland and beyond. She has taught Media Studies, History and English in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
In her work with Education Queensland and the Queensland Studies Authority Suzanne has held lead roles in projects that support high quality assessment and reporting.
In her research work, Suzanne is studying new ways to support, measure and comment upon consistency of teacher judgment. She is passionate about the importance of high quality assessment and how it can contribute to teaching and learning.