In keeping with the Academy’s commitment to equity, we have developed an approach for undertaking Quality Teaching Rounds using digital technology. More teachers being able to access and take part in this high-impact online professional development helps teachers stay connected with one another (in some cases across networks of schools), builds collaboration and a positive school culture, and will ultimately lead to better learning outcomes for more students.
QTR Digital is perfect for teachers and leaders who:
are in remote communities or small schools
have limited access to casual teaching staff
want to collaborate with peers from other schools or areas
need greater flexibility in QTR implementation
are employed casually and looking for powerful PD
are impacted by Covid-19 restrictions
Flexible, online professional development training
All the QTR processes can be undertaken online. Participating teachers have the flexibility to negotiate scheduling with members of their professional learning community.
The two-day QTR foundational workshop is the starting point for QTR Digital. During the workshop, teachers receive guidance on how to use a combination of video recording, web conferencing and digital file sharing to complete Rounds, ensuring maximum impact for teachers and students.