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Professional learning opportunities

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A wide variety of professional learning opportunities are available to departmental staff through internal and external providers.

These opportunities support the personal and professional growth of all employees. Information is available on OnePortal for the following employee groups:

  • Teachers
  • School leaders
  • Teacher aides
  • Public servants
  • Executive leaders.

The department also offers a range of publications and newsletters that provide information on professional development:

  • The professional development calendar provides a schedule of events to support individual learning and growth, as well as organisational planning and development.
  • OneChannel provides easy online access to live and on-demand educational and professional development programs.
  • OnePortal bulletins often provide information on upcoming professional development events.
  • The Learning Place offers a range of facilitated and self-paced online courses.

Department employees can find information about professional development opportunities on OnePortal by searching learning and professional development.

Restart Teaching program

Been out of the classroom for a while, or moving to Queensland to further your teaching career? Our Restart Teaching program can give you the skills, knowledge and practice you need to register (or re-register) with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Find out more by visiting the Returning to teaching page on the Teach Queensland website.

Beginning teacher learning suite

The Beginning teacher learning suite is designed to help preservice, beginning and early-career teachers in Queensland state schools:

  • navigate the first years of their teaching journey
  • develop their capability, confidence and classroom readiness
  • start collecting the evidence they need to move to full registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

The learning suite aligns to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) and explores topics essential to quality teaching and best practice in Queensland state schools.

Teachers can kickstart their career with engaging online content and resources related to: Classroom management, Wellbeing, Building relationships, Inclusive education, Curriculum delivery, Performance and development, and OneSchool.

For more information, including how to register via the Learning Place, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Supervising preservice teachers course

The Supervising preservice teachers course is designed to help experienced teachers develop their capability to effectively support preservice teachers on professional experience placements in Queensland state schools.

As the largest employer of teachers in Queensland, the department is well positioned to provide preservice teachers with quality supervision to guide them on their teaching journey.

The course upskills supervising teachers to:

  • analyse the Graduate descriptors of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST)
  • identify characteristics of quality evidence that meets Graduate descriptor requirements
  • identify methods for moderating judgments about preservice teacher performance assessment.

For more information, including how to register via the Learning Place, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Management Foundations program

The Management Foundations program is designed to help current and aspiring school and corporate leaders understand their operational roles and responsibilities. It also explains what they are accountable for in terms of legal, regulatory and mandatory workplace requirements.

The Management Foundations program features 6 modules covering topics that align with the requirements of school-based, corporate and regional management roles, including those responsible for managing people, programs or projects.

The program allows participants to select topics that fit with their professional learning plan. They can also utilise the program as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to easily search for and find relevant content and support.

For more information, including how to register via the Learning Place, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Senior Subject Professional Development program

The Senior Subject Professional Development program gives secondary school teachers access to resources and information to enable them to plan for and teach the following subjects:

  • Business
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Psychology.

The program will help:

  • beginning teachers access the content they need to teach the subject
  • experienced teachers refresh their subject matter knowledge and expand their current resources to update their teaching practices
  • relief and substitute teachers quickly access information they need to teach the assigned lesson.

For more information, including how to register via the Learning Place, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Teaching Junior Secondary program

The Teaching Junior Secondary program is a self-directed professional development opportunity designed to support teachers wishing to transition to junior secondary teaching in Queensland state schools.

The purpose of this online, department-funded program is to:

  • strengthen participant understanding of the learning needs of junior secondary students
  • equip eligible teachers with the skills and confidence to teach at the junior secondary level
  • encourage teachers to transition to junior secondary teaching.

We especially encourage current primary school teachers seeking an opportunity to teach in junior secondary to enrol in the program.

For more information, including how to enrol via the Learning Place, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Languages Upskilling program

Are you an experienced teacher proficient in one of the languages most commonly taught in Queensland state schools? If so, add to your teaching profile by participating in the department’s Languages Upskilling program. You will learn how to teach languages in a classroom setting, and help students feel more confident about interacting with other cultures and using other languages. For more information, email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

Further information

If you have any questions about the department’s learning and professional development programs, please email LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated 13 November 2020