Participate in a research study which provides funding and free professional development. Limited places available
Victorian government secondary schools are invited to participate in a funded research study in 2022, that will look at the impact of Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) on student achievement.
QTR empowers teachers to boost student learning by collaborating, to analyse and improve their practice.
This approach is a proven way of lifting the quality of teaching, as well as the morale and school culture for teachers at any stage in their career.
About the study
The study is an initiative of the University of Newcastle in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and the Victorian Department of Education and Training.
The study will focus on learning outcomes for Year 8 students completing Mathematics and English.
Participating in the study will give schools access to a two-day QTR workshop and funding to do four days of in-school rounds in Term 2, 2022.
The rounds include three main components:
a professional reading discussion
a lesson observation, coded through the lens of the Quality Teaching Model
structured analysis and discussion of the lesson and broader teaching.
Eligibility and application process
Schools and teachers interested in participating in study must meet the following criteria:
four teachers available to participate in 2022
at least one Year 8 English teacher
at least one Year 8 Mathematics teacher.
The participating Year 8 Mathematics and English teachers must also have at least 15 students in Year 8.
Teachers who have previously participated in QTR are not eligible for the study. To apply, complete and return the Principal Consent Form on the University of Newcastle website.
Places are limited. Applications close Friday 3 December 2021.
Find out more
For further enquires, contact Tim Dean, Project Manager, University of Newcastle: