Prepare for new approaches to senior curriculum, learning and assessment
School Portal accounts
Teachers who will attend professional development workshops from July 2017 on new senior syllabuses should now have received an email invitation to activate their login for School Portal. The portal will be the hub for approved syllabuses and syllabus orientation resources.
For more information about access to School Portal, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Syllabus workshop allocation process
Principals are reminded to commence the workshop allocation process for teachers who will be implementing one of the first 15 approved General syllabuses from 2019. As further syllabuses are approved, they will be added to School Portal and QCAA will contact you regarding further workshop allocations.
Workshop for curriculum leaders
'Preparing curriculum leaders for change' is a one-day workshop to be held in six locations from May to June. It will focus on:
- exploring new senior system requirements
- changes to internal assessment quality assurance processes
- the introduction of external assessment
- supporting teachers and students with the introduction of the new assessment model and taxonomy.
New VET functionality launched in School Portal
Support for P-10 curriculum implementation
In a special partnership with Michele Davis, who led the redevelopment of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum for ACARA, the QCAA is offering workshops in May that will include strategies to connect HASS in P-6 teaching and learning programs. The workshops will be held in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.
New Board members appointed
The QCAA has welcomed two new appointees to its seven-member Board.
Professor Carol Nicoll (left image) is Executive Dean, Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology; and Professor Doune Macdonald (right image) is Pro Vice- Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at The University of Queensland.
Position descriptions for the following temporary full-time roles at QCAA can be viewed at Smart jobs and careers:
- Manager, Senior Curriculum Unit (AO8)
- Principal Project Officer (Kindergarten) (AO7)
- Principal Project Officer (Numeracy and Australian Curriculum: Mathematics) (AO7).