The inaugural Quality Teaching in Practice conference will be held at Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 May 2022.
Quality Teaching in Practice promises to bring together leading education researchers, policy makers, teachers and school leaders to share their insights, research and best practice straight from the classroom.
Quality Teaching in Practice is a must for all teachers keen to learn the latest in Quality Teaching Rounds research and implementation.
A key focus of the conference will be the latest research on Quality Teaching Rounds.
Thanks to the generous philanthropic support of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre undertook in 2018 to achieve an ambitious 20-year research agenda in just five years. This includes the largest randomised controlled trial in Australian education history, with the first findings reported in 2020.
The trial found that the students, whose teachers participated in QTR, achieved an additional 25% learning growth in mathematics compared to the control group. It also found QTR improved the quality of teaching, teacher morale and school culture.
A second cohort of teachers and students is currently engaged in this study in NSW, as well as similar studies investigating the effects of QTR on Queensland and Victorian teachers and students, and a trial of a wholly-online QTR experience, called QTR Digital, aimed at supporting teachers and students in rural and remote settings.
Through a program of keynotes, panel discussions, round tables and interactive workshops, delegates will:
learn strategies for collecting, analysing and reporting on qualitative and quantitative data in their classrooms
gain a deeper understanding of Quality Teaching Rounds and its implementation
hear how schools in various contexts have implemented Quality Teaching Rounds, overcome challenges, ensured its sustainability, and evaluated its impact
connect with like-minded educators from across Australia.
Attendance at both Day 1 and Day 2 of Quality Teaching in Practice
Morning tea and lunch on both days
Cocktail event, including drinks, canapes and entertainment on the evening of Day 1
A Quality Teaching Academy merch pack
Access to world-leading researchers and networking with colleagues
*Thanks to a longstanding partnership with the NSW Department of Education, all NSW DoE employees are entitled to a 15% conference price discount.
Want to present at Quality Teaching in Practice 2022?
We are excited to showcase the experiences of teachers and school leaders in engaging with Quality Teaching Rounds as a feature of the conference. These presentations aim to build a community of practice where schools can learn from each other across a variety of contexts.
We are inviting presentations on QTR, ranging from an implementation approach that has worked well for your school’s context, to how you’ve gone about evaluating QTR, what effects or impacts QTR has had on your school, or a general overview of your individual or school’s QTR journey.
We are eager to hear from as many diverse voices and schools as possible. Follow the link below to find more information and our step-by-step guide to submitting a proposal to present.
Jenny Gore has been leading research on Quality Teaching and Quality Teaching Rounds for almost two-decades. She is Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle and Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford. Widely published and cited internationally, Professor Gore tackles persistent educational inequities through comprehensive programs of research on teacher development, pedagogical reform, and enhancing student outcomes.
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About Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney sits on the iconic Sydney Harbour, with the historic The Rocks and Circular Quay just around the corners. The Hotel boasts several award winning bars and restaurants.
We are excited to be having Four Season Hotel chefs catering for delegates throughout Quality Teaching in Practice, including a special cocktail event on the evening of Thursday 5 May.