Schools Program

Role of the 20 schools

Each selected school will be responsible for students and teachers selection as an extracurricular activity operating at each school from 28 November 2016 to 31 July 2017.

The program will operate over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: November – December 2016 (Calibration and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: January – March 2017 (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: April – May 2017 (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: June – July 2017 (Combine National Plan); and
  • Phase 5: July –August 2017 (Prime Minister’s Presentation)

How will the schools program operate?

The schools program commences on 28 November 2016, after a program launch event on 12 August 2016. The schools will be selected to cover all 20 EcoZones across Australia.

The 12 students will be comprised of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, and 1 student allocated to each of the 12 Plan for the Planet Challenges / Opportunities. Preference will be given to teachers with a science, economics and geography background, however, this is not exclusive and teachers will be encouraged to apply for the program based on their enthusiasm and passion for addressing the issues of local and global sustainability.

Each school will need to provide a dedicated Plan for the Planet room with computer and communications facilities. Each school will be supported by both a regional university and consultancy practice acting as key sources of expertise.

Role of Students

Students will be invited to apply at each selected school and will join the pilot program from 28 November 2016 to 31 July 2017.

How will the students operate within the program?

Students will be invited to apply for the program following the launch event on 12 August 2016 and will be selected based on their background in the three key curriculum areas – science, economics and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The 12 students will be comprised of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, with 1 student for each of the 12 Plan for the Planet Challenges / Opportunities – totaling 12 students per school.

The program will commence at each selected school from 28 November 2016 until 31 July 2017 and will operate over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: November – December 2016 (Calibration and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: January – March 2017 (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: April – May 2017 (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: June – July 2017 (Combine National Plan); and
  • Phase 5: July -August 2017 (Prime Minister’s Presentation)

The program will be supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet Website that will provide access to a Plan for the Planet Build Site, Forum for student interaction, and Expert Resources.

Role of Teachers

Teachers will be invited to apply at each selected school and will join the pilot from 28 November 2016 to 31 July 2017 to support the extracurricular program.

How will the teachers operate within the program?

Teachers will be invited to apply for the program following the launch event on 12 August 2016. Teachers will be selected based on their background in the three key curriculum areas – science, economics and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The three teachers will be comprised of 1 Team Leader, 1 Business Plan Coordinator, and 1 Expert Resource Coordinator for all of the 12 Plan for the Planet Challenges / Opportunities.

Program deliverables and outcomes will be based on the 5 Key Program Phases and will be supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet Website which will provide access to the Plan for the Planet Build, Forum and Expert Resources.

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