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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 22, 2018

  • Issue 6 - July: Celebrating 50 Years / Can Independent Schools Benefit from Greater Collaboration Between Schools?
  • Issue 5 - June: Economic Factors Influencing the Health of the Independent Schools Sector / Accommodating the Learning Limit of Students 
  • Issue 4 - May: Key Reviews to Drive Future School Innovation and Improvement / Busting the Neuromyths in Teaching
  • Issue 3 - April: Schools Funding: Divisive Media Coverage and Uncertainty / High Gain and High Achieving Schools
  • Issue 2 - March: Independent Schools are More Accountable Than Ever / The Fuss About Needs-Based School Funding
  • Issue 1 - January/February: Commentary on Schooling on the Wrong Track / Comparative Judgement: An Option for Reducing Marking Loads

Volume 21, 2017

  • Issue 10 - November/December: Families From all Income Levels Choose Independent Schools / School Leadership and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Issue 9 - October: Addressing School Infrastructure Needs / Using Video for Coaching and Branding
  • 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

 

Upcoming Events

Consistency and fairness in school funding

2 August 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) has written to the Prime Minister calling for fairness, rigorous testing and sufficient lead time in the implementation of any new Australian Government funding model for non-state schools.

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