Bridging the theory-practice divide in teacher education programs

The aim of the Teacher Education Industry Advisory Group (TEIAG) is to grow productive university/industry partnerships to enhance learning. This is achieved through five strategic priorities:

  • Create research dialogue among partner organisations.
  • Enhance pre-service teacher education.
  • Enhance continuing professional teacher development.
  • Support, promote and celebrate the teaching profession.
  • Harness technology to improve learning.

Membership of TEIAG comprises representatives from all school education sectors, state government, Catholic, Anglican and Independent, the Queensland Teachers Union and representatives from classroom teachers and administrators. This broad group of industry members works in partnership with the Griffith School of Education and Professional Studies (EPS) to collaboratively develop effective undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programs.

TEIAG does more than bridge the theory-practice divide in teacher education programs. It builds capacity and capability in all partners involved in the teacher education enterprise, not only in pre-service teachers, but also in teacher educators working in the university and school sectors.

Events

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Members and meeting dates

  • Dr Wendi Beamish, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Julie Bliss - Indooroopilly State School - Deputy Principal
  • Greg Casey - Brisbane Catholic Education Office Acting Area Supervisor – South West
  • David Costin, Griffith University,  (Chair of TEIAG Committee)
  • Gary Davey, MacGregor State School, Deputy Principal
  • Cath Dennett - Griffith University - School Administration Officer
  • Charmaine Driver, Darling Point Special School, Principal
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Beryl Exley - Griffith University - Dep . Head of School ( L&T )
  • David Fitzsimmons - Customer Engagement - DET
  • Alyce Goodacre - Whites Hill State College - Head of Department: Innovation and IT
    Mark Granrose - Moreton Bay Enviro Ed Centre - Head of Innovation
  • Marlow Grogan - Griffith University - Secondary Student Representative
  • Tony Hansen, Griffith University, Third Year Student Representative
  • Harmony Hayes - Griffith University - BEd Primary Representative
  • Deb Jones - Queensland College of Teachers - Manager, Accreditation and Professional Standards
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator, Community Partnerships
  • Sarah Mathews - Brisbane Bayside State College - Deputy Principal
  • Kathleen McDonald - Teacher Education Centre of Excellence: Special Education (TECESE) - Head
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Megan Moore - Sinai College - Principal
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Lecturer, Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Practice
  • Lisa Partridge - Bundamba State School - Deputy Principal Student Services
  • Dr Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Professor Parlo Singh, Professor, Griffith Institute Educational Research
  • Ben Vercoe, Queensland Teachers’ Union, Brisbane South
  • John Webster, Wellers Hill State School, Principal
  • Dr Ben Williams - Griffith University - Lecturer
  • Sue Wilkinson - Griffith University - Team Leader I Professional Experience Office
  • Josephine Wise, Independent Schools Queensland, Director, Education Services

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Mt Gravatt campus in room M10_5.02 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 21 March 2018
  • 30 May 2018
  • 22 August 2018
  • 10 October 2018
  • 21 November 2018
  • Julie Brown Queensland Teachers’ Union, QTU Member
  • Sue Brown, Park Lake State School, (Chair of TEIAG), Deputy Principal
  • Chris Capra - Palm Beach-Currumbin State High - Executive Principa
  • Phillip Carleton, Gaven State School, Principal
  • Annette Cooper, St Hilda's School, Specialist teacher of Drama and French (retired)
  • Sheryle Croft, Principal Advisor Early Education for South East Region, DET
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Professor Beryl Exley - Griffith University - Dep.Head of School (L&T)
  • Brad Francis, (Deputy Chair of TEIAG), Retired educator
  • Bonnie Fraser - Bonny Babes Childcare Centre - Director
  • Kiah Henderson - Griffith University - Student representative
  • Vikki Hill, Gaven State School, Head of Curriculum
  • Deb Jones - Queensland College of Teachers - Manager, Accreditation and Professional Standards
  • Mike Josey - Benowa State School - Principal
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator: Community Partnerships
  • Gary King - Nerang State High School - Senior Guidance Officer
  • Dr Lisbeth Kitson, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Dr Monika Krajcovicova Griffith University Lecturer
  • Dr Kevin Larkin, Griffith University Lecturer
  • Andrew McCabe, Upper Coomera State College, Head of Curriculum
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Vikki Nel, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Dr Michelle Neumann, Griffith University, Lecturer and Researcher
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Coordinator, Teacher Education: Professional Practice
  • Melissa Revell, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Suzie Ross - Ashmore State School - Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Dr Alison Sammel, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Cassandra Sheekey, Southport State High School, Pedagogical coach
  • Matt Silcock - Ormeau Woods State High School - Deputy Principal
  • Jen Taylor, William Duncan State School - Head of Curriculum
  • Maria Thompson, Southport State High School, Deputy Principal
  • Dr Wayne Usher - Griffith University - Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Sue Whatman, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Emily Williams - Griffith University - Student representative
  • Dr Jason Zagami - Griffith University - Lecturer

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Gold Coast campus in room G34 1.05/1.06 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 7 March 2018
  • 23 May 2018
  • 25 July 2018
  • 4 September 2018
  • 21 November 2018
  • Cathy Barrett, St Francis College, Assistant Principal
  • Susan Cary - Department of Education - Partnerships and Innovation Officer
  • Dr Jen Elsden-Clifton, Griffith University, Senior Lecturer
  • Kelly Creedon, Queensland Teachers Union, Area organiser
  • Stephanie Crick, Kingston State School, Principal
  • Michael Darcy, McAuley College, Deputy Principal
  • Cath Dennett - Griffith University - School Administration Officer
  • Beryl Exley - Griffith University  - Dep.Head of School (L&T)
  • Erin Fitzpatrick - Griffith University - Student Representative
  • Norman Gill - Shailer Park State School - Deputy Principal
  • Kathleen Janecek - Birkdale South State School - Principal
  • Deb Jones - Queensland College of Teachers  - Manager, Accreditation and Professional Standards
  • Associate Professor Judith Kearney, Griffith University, Coordinator, Community Partnerships
  • Jo Kimmins - English and Literacy Learning Services Directorate - Education Officer
  • Rod Kirkland, Logan City Special School, Principal
  • Dr Lisbeth Kitson, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Michele Klumpp, Mt Warren Park State School, Head of Department Special Education
  • Margaret Lee - Future Planning, School Development Services Brisbane Catholic Education - Senior Education Officer
  • Iain McLennan - Logan City Teacher Education Centre of Excellence - Head Education QLD Logan and Beaudesert
  • Tony Maksoud,Grand Avenue State School, Principal (Chair of TEIAG)
  • Sheree Maksoud, Logan Village State School, (Deputy Chair of TEIAG), Representative for the Logan Education Alliance/ Deputy Principal
  • Loraine McKay - Griffith University - Lecturer, Special EducationLoraine McKay - Griffith University - Lecturer, Special Education
  • Peta-Anne McNaught, Loganlea State High School ENABLE – Regional Project Officer State High Schools
  • Tiffany Middleton, Griffith University, School Secretary, Secretary
  • Dr Sue Monk, Griffith University, Lecturer
  • Dr Mia O'Brien, Griffith University, Coordinator, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Experience
  • Melissa Parker - Griffith University - Placement Officer, Professional Experience Office
  • Andrew Peach - Marsden State High School - Executive Principal
  • Freddie Reid, Griffith University, Student representative
  • Professor Parlo Singh - Griffith Institute for Educational Research - Professor
  • Lyndsay Thomson, Teacher, Waterford State School
  • Carly Waller, Springwood Road State School, Teacher
  • Leesa Warwick - Browns Plains State School - Deputy Principal
  • Sue Wilkinson - Griffith University - Team Leader, Professional Experience Office

All meetings are held on a Wednesday at the Logan campus in room L07_4.08 from 4 - 6 pm.

  • 14 February 2018
  • 18 April 2018
  • 23 May 2018
  • 15 August 2018
  • 21 November 2018

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