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Briefings

Briefings is an Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) publication providing thought leadership for the independent schooling sector.

Each edition of Briefings includes an opinion article from the Executive Director and a research feature from a senior ISQ staff member.

Volume 21, 2017

  • Issue 8 - September: School Culture, Success and Sustainability / Wellbeing and Educational Leadership
  • Issue 7 - August: Non-State Schools Accreditation - A New Act for Queensland / Social Media Integration into School Emergency Managment Planning
  • Issue 6 - July: Commonwealth's Role in Schools Continues to Strengthen / It's Time to be Critical about Teaching Critical Thinking
  • Issue 5 - June: Continuing the Reform Agenda / The trouble with Professional Learning Communities: Avoiding Roadblocks in Teacher Collaboration
  • Issue 4 - May: Schools Funding - Politics vs Policy
  • Issue 3 - April:  Supporting Students with Disability / Why and How Schools Need to Act on Parental Choice Research  
  • Issue 2 - March: National Education Reforms / When Best Laid Plans Go Awry, Change Fatigue: Symptoms and Solutions 
  • Issue 1 - January/February: The facts on school fees / Evaluation and Education: Measuring what Matters

Volume 20, 2016 

  • Issue 10 -November/December: Reflections on 2016: Challenges and Optimism for 2017 / A review of frameworks for technology integration and their impact on teaching and learning
  • Issue 9 - October: Schools Funding Debate: Careful Language Required / Leading Thinking to Manage Change
  • Issue 8 - September: It’s a Small World / A review of global policy and educational trends for technology integration in classrooms
  • Issue 7 - August: A New Federal Schools Funding Model - Challenges and Opportunites for the Coalition / Evidence and Quality Teaching
  • Issue 6 - July: The Prep Half Cohort – Getting Closer to Graduating / Teachers Leading Research in Best Practice Pedagogy
  • Issue 5 - June: Hopefully, a Final Word on "Gonski" / Building Leadership Culture in Schools
  • Issue 4 - May: The 2016/17 Federal Budget / Online Assessment and its Potential Impact on Student Results
  • Issue 3 - April: Taking the Good School Governance Pledge / Leading Innovation and Change
  • Issue 2 - March: Economic Significance of Independent Schools to the Queensland Economy / Coaching as an implementation process for school improvement agendas
  • Issue 1 - January/February: It's an Election Year / Performance and development for school improvement

 

Latest News

School Culture, Success and Sustainability

September 2017 - In this edition of Briefings ISQ Deputy ED Helen Coyer writes about school culture, success and sustainability, while Director (Education Services) Josephine Wise focuses on wellbeing and educational Leadership in her research feature.

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Qld Year 12s Encouraged to Face Annual QCS Test with Confidence

29 August 2017 - About 30,000 Queensland Year 12s will sit the annual Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test over two days starting from today (Tuesday 29 August).

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Cost to Maintain School Choice: $1.2 Billion by 2036

17 August 2017 - Queensland’s independent schooling sector will need 21 new Prep-Year 12 schools and 825 extra classrooms in existing schools to accommodate an additional 46,600 school-aged children by 2036, a new research report reveals.

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