Supporting your QTR journey
Whether you've just heard about QTR or you’re already deeply involved, we can support your QTR journey.
You’ve come to the right place. Here are some helpful links to discover more about QTR:
- What is the QT Model? and What is QTR?
- Our Research (includes two-page summaries of key research findings)
- Members’ Area (Sign up to become a member and access loads of resources)
- News (includes case studies of schools that have undertaken QTR)
It’s often necessary to have strong support from your school’s executive when taking on an initiative like QTR. These resources can help you make the case for QTR:
- Share these research summaries with your exec
- Use this briefing pack to provide an overview of QTR
- See how QTR maps to the National School Improvement Tool and the NSW School Excellence Framework
Go to a workshop
QTR traditionally starts with at least two teachers from your school attending a two-day QTR Foundational Workshop. The workshop prepares teachers to start the initiative by engaging two more teachers to form a professional learning community (PLC) and conduct the first ‘set of Rounds’ in your school.
If you want to start the initiative with the involvement of more teachers, consider attending our webinars or enquire about having our QTR Advisers facilitate a staff development day at your school.
Share with your school
Your school executive and colleagues will want to hear about what was learned at the workshop. Once teachers hear your excitement about the power of QTR, they are likely to be interested in joining a PLC.
Plan and implement
You can implement QTR within your school, partner with local schools or engage online via QTR Digital. Thorough preparation before each ‘Round’ will maximise impact for teachers.
Establish your first PLC, starting with workshop attendees and volunteers. PLC members who have not attended the QTR workshop will benefit from an overview of the QT Model and QTR processes. You will need to collaboratively develop a schedule for your Rounds days. Consider how to fit Rounds into your school calendar and how it can be ‘rippled’ across your school over time.
Our QTR Advisers can help you develop a school-specific plan.
QTR provides teachers with dedicated time to analyse and enhance their pedagogy. Our post-QTR reflection tool can be a great way for teachers to document their development. Key insights can be useful to share with your colleagues or executive to encourage participation and help embed the initiative within your school.
As teachers complete Rounds and share their experience, other teachers are likely to show interest in joining a PLC.
QTR can be ‘rippled’ across the school, with each new PLC incorporating at least one teacher who has either attended a QTR workshop or participated in a set of Rounds. Through participation in QTR, teachers will be able to identify areas of strength and opportunities to enhance teaching individually, or collectively in staff professional learning sessions.
This guide has information on how to embed QT and QTR in your school. If you need more advice, please contact our team.
A range of tools, such as teacher and student surveys and reflection prompts, can be found in our Members’ Area and used to evaluate the impact of QTR in your school. We also have a fully-automated “School Wellbeing Longitudinal Survey” which provides a quick whole-school snapshot of how staff are feeling throughout the year (available soon).
Our researchers at the University of Newcastle can provide additional evaluation services such as pedagogical and assessment audits. Contact us for more information.
Becoming a member of the QT Academy is the best way to keep up to date with the latest QTR news and research. You’ll also receive a discount on all future QT professional development and access to all of our resources. Our community forum is open for members to discuss experiences of QTR, ask our QTR Advisers questions and engage with colleagues from around Australia who share a vision of quality teaching for every student every day.