This month, the Quality Teaching Academy celebrated its first birthday. As part of the celebrations, we are giving away three great prizes including registration at our Quality Teaching in Practice Conference in 2022 and registration for a Quality Teaching Masterclass.
In the past 12 months, we’ve welcomed more than 2,200 members into our community and have had more than 1,400 teachers participate in Quality Teaching Rounds.
You can join our community, with membership subscriptions discounted by 30% for the entire month of October, to just $45p/a. Membership includes awesome benefits like access to free webinars, a 10% discount on all professional development, and free resources, like the Quality Teaching: Classroom Practice Guide.
If you’re a NSW Department of Education employee, you can access most of these benefits for FREE.
What is the Quality Teaching Academy?
The Quality Teaching Academy empowers teachers to enrich student learning.
We provide evidence-backed professional development, advocate for the profession, and support a community of teachers through a shared vision of quality teaching for every student, every day.
The Academy was launched by the University of Newcastle’s Teachers and Teaching Research Centre as a for-impact, non-profit organisation designed to translate the rigorous research of the Centre into high impact professional development.
At the heart of all our professional development is the Quality Teaching Model. Developed in 2003 by Laureate Professor Jenny Gore, director of the TTRC, her and colleagues, the Model clearly articulates what makes quality teaching with a holistic focus on pedagogy. Most importantly, the Model, and the Academy, respect and understand the complexity of teaching.
The Academy is home to Quality Teaching Rounds, a renowned form of professional development that engages teachers in observation, analysis and refinement of teaching practice.
One initiative, broad impact.
Over the past two decades, Quality Teaching Rounds has been rigorously evaluated through multiple major research studies, including the largest randomised controlled trial in Australian education research history.
This research shows that QTR improves the quality of teaching, boosts teacher morale and enhances school culture. Most recently, it was found that when teachers participate in QTR their students achieved an addition 25% learning growth in mathematics.