How it works

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  • ​​​All Queensland state primary and secondary schools can take part.
  • You can target elements of your improvement agenda via our programs.
  • Work through Steps 1-5 below to determine y​our options for 2018​.​



Step 1 - Identify programs and pathways
Step 2 – Create strategic pathways
Step 3 – Determine your budget
Step 4 - Understand the logistics

General facts

  • ​Each round extends across 12 school weeks.
  • Schools select students according to the selection criteria – see individual project outlines for details.
  • A group is made up of 12 to 14 students – with students coming from the same school or from a combination of schools.
  • Schools can enrol one or more groups in a round.
  • Students take part in web conferences and eLearn activities.

Web conferences

  • A group of 12 to 14 students logs in to a weekly web conference lesson with an IMPACT Centre online teacher.
  • The lesson occurs once per week for 60 to 70 minutes in a negotiated, regular timeslot.
  • Schools nominate three possible lesson times for each group and we can generally accommodate one of these.
  • Schools enrolling half groups or individual students will need to be more flexible with their timetable requests so we can match you with other schools.
  • Each student works at their own computer with internet access – you may need to book a suitable venue.
  • Students must wear a headset with microphone. You must purchase this equipment if it is not already available.

eLEARN

  • Students, nominated staff and parents can access additional project activities at any time with internet access via ​www.elearn.eq.edu.au.
  • Involvement in these additional activities is not compulsory, but is highly recommended as they help your students get even more out of the course.
  • Some schools devote class time to the eLearn activities.
  • Some schools create a project club before school or at lunchtime and encourage the students to access the internet and complete the activities.
  • Some schools ask each student to access the activities at home with parent support (if internet access is available).

Staff involvement

Web Conference Supervisor

  • Schools must provide a Web Conference Supervisor – class teacher, librarian, coach, STLaN, HOC, Principal, Teacher-Aide etc.
  • The Web Conference Supervisor must be supportive of the program, keen to develop their skills and be capable of managing the behavior of the group.
  • We request that your Web Conference Supervisor logs into the session to support the students and online teacher.
  • Your Web Conference Supervisor will develop their knowledge and skills and is welcome to engage in co-teaching with our online teacher.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to build staff capability at your school.
  • You can appoint one person to this role or share the opportunity amongst a small number of staff across the round or the year.

Project Coordinator

  • Your school also needs to appoint a Project Coordinator.
  • Your coordinator organises your school’s participation. The coordinator leads student selection; nominates your preferred lesson times; and provides our team with student and staff details.
  • Your Project Coordinator and Web Conference Supervisor can be the same person if required.
Step 5 – Register
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Last updated 18 January 2018