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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 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

Re-engaging students in education

22 June 2018 - Young people who have disengaged from mainstream education now represent 1 in every 80 students enrolled at Queensland independent schools, contradicting a common public perception that the sector only caters for the privileged.

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Economic factors influencing the sector

19 June 2018 - This issue of Briefings looks at the economic factors influencing the health of the independent schooling sector and examines Cognitive Load Theory and the learning limits of students. 

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ISQ responds to Qld Budget

12 June 2018 - Independent Schools Queensland has welcomed the record allocation of $98.4m to support capital works in non-state schools in the 2018-19 Queensland Budget handed down today.

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