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Published on February 26th, 2012 | by What2Learn

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QTS Standards proving a headache?

Introducing a powerful FREE tool for helping those on ITT to meet the QTS Standards!

What2Learn in partnership with the Pearson Publishing Group have released a new online portfolio tool which will provide a must-have tool for trainees and mentors trying to evidence progress through the demands of the QTS Standards during a GTP or PGCE qualification.

QTS

This includes:

  • A summary of each Standard.
  • Details of what mentors should be looking for with regard to each Standard.
  • Suggestions for how trainees could meet each Standard.
  • Examples of the kind of evidence suitable for each Standard.
  • Tools enabling trainees to track their progress through the Standards.
  • The ability to upload files and add notes as evidence for the Standards.
  • A blogging tool for reflective thinking and evaluations.
  • Forums to enable discussions between trainees on popular topics such as planning and behaviour management.
    • In addition to this trainees will gain access to a range of resources linked to the Standards provided by the Pearson Publishing Group and games-based learning system What2Learn.

      For more information and to create accounts please visit…

      www.qts-standards.numberfarm.com/

      The resource is divided into the key three areas:

      Q1-Q9: ATTRIBUTES

      This unit covers QTS Standards Q1-Q9. This includes:

      • Q1-Q2: Relationships with children and young people;
      • Q3(a) & Q3(b): Frameworks;
      • Q4-Q6: Communicating and working with others;
      • Q7(a)-Q9: Personal professional development.

      Q10-Q21(b): KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

      This unit covers Q10-Q21(b). This includes:

      • Q10: Teaching and learning;
      • Q11-Q13: Assessment and monitoring;
      • Q14-Q15: Subjects and curriculum;
      • Q16-Q17: Literacy, numeracy and ICT;
      • Q18-Q20: Achievement and diversity;
      • Q21(a)-Q21(b): Health and well-being.

      Q22-33: SKILLS

      This unit covers Q22-Q33. This includes:

      • Q22-Q24: Planning;
      • Q25(a-d): Teaching;
      • Q26-Q28: Assessment, monitoring and feedback;
      • Q29: Review teaching and learning;
      • Q30-Q31: Learning environment;
      • Q32-Q33: Team working and collaboration.


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