CPD resources and activities

Continuing professional development (CPD) comprises active and reflective engagement in a range of professional experiences that are supplementary to your day-to-day responsibilities as a teacher. Professional development is intended to enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

You can access relevant professional development information and opportunities from a range of sources including those listed below.

QCT activities and resources

The QCT provides access to a range of resources to enhance teaching and learning, and interpretation of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

  1. See the Digital Technologies curriculum come alive
  2. See beginning teachers in action as they bring to life the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
  3. Enhance your understanding of numeracy teaching
  4. Log in to myQCT to access the following resources:
    • Web conference recordings – a range of topics for teachers with provisional and/or full registration
    • Online coaching modules – ‘How to teach…’ modules for reading, writing, mathematics, science, and how to assess learning and use evidence to differentiate
    • Behaviour management – video lecture and activities in four parts
    • Teacher wellbeing – video lecture and activities in two parts
    • Child protection – video lecture and activities in nine chapters

Professional associations and networks

Statutory authorities and government organisations

Online video and training resources

Australian educational research and professional development resources

  • Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
  • Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
  • Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)

Professional reading

  • QLD Research Digest – developed by ACER, these focus on a single topical issue with an emphasis on what the research means for teachers and teaching
  • Inside Teaching – the professional journal of the Australasian Teacher Regulatory Authorities (ATRA)
  • QKindy – information and stories on kindergarten programs in Queensland from the OECEC
  • Aussie educator – links to a range of education information Australia-wide
  • Education Resources Information Centre (ERIC)
  • Reflection template for professional reading activities

Other

  • SPELD QLD – Supporting students with learning differences
  • Open2Study – free online units (4 weeks of study) through Open Universities Australia

Disclaimer: The QCT does not necessarily endorse any of the organisations or resources listed above. The links are provided as a service to assist you with information about CPD activities.

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