Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) is high impact professional development that makes a significant difference for teachers and students. Designed by Laureate Professor Jenny Gore and Dr Julie Bowe from the University of Newcastle, QTR is the flagship program of the Quality Teaching Academy. More than 1136 Australian schools have engaged with Quality Teaching Rounds supporting the learning of at least 150,000 students.
The Quality Teaching Academy offers a range of support services to assist with planning, implementation and evaluation of QTR.
Planning and implementation
Implementing Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) in your school can produce significant benefits for students, staff and thewider school community when carried out as designed.
When establishing QTR in your school, it is important to adhere to its key features and carefullyconsiderthe practicalities of implementationin order to ensure maximum impact.
We recognise that planning is critical and provide guidance to leaders for incorporating QTR into school planning processes. The Academy can advise on a range of strategies for effective implementation of QTR in your school context.
We can support your school to utilise a range of tools to evaluate QTR. These tools can offer insights into the impact of QTR and can include a comprehensive pedagogical audit, which would assist schools to set goals and identify professional learning needs.
These evaluations can also be used as evidence in the school planning and reporting processes.
The Academy works with schools in all states and jurisdictions to support planning and implementation to align with system-wide priorities.
For NSW DoE schools, QTR has been mapped to the NSW School Excellence Framework and What Works Best. This interactive resource provides a comprehensive analysis of how and why teachers and schools who engage in QTR can connect, strengthen and evaluate their practices in line with system wide priorities.