- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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.
- 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.