Schools Program

Role of the schools in the 2018 International pilot program

Each selected school will be responsible for students and teachers selection as an extracurricular activity operating at each school from March 2018 to July 2018.

The 2018 program operates over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: March 2018 (Calibration and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: March – April 2018 (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: May 2018 (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: June-July 2018 (Combine State and National Plans); and
  • Phase 5: July-Sept 2018 (Presentations in 2 countries and Conference in Canberra)

How will the schools program operate?

The schools program commences March 2018, after a program launch event on 1 March 2018 in Mauritius. The schools selected to cover all 10 EcoZones across Mauritius and the 20 EcoZones across Australia.

Approximately 17 students comprising of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, and 1 student allocated to one each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Preference given to teachers with a science, economics, HSIE 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 needs 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 are invited to apply at each selected school and join their local part of the international pilot program.

How will the students operate within the program?

Students are invited to apply for the program and are selected based on their background in the key curriculum areas – science, economics, HSIE and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The 17 or more students comprises of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, with ideally one student responsible for each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – totaling 17 or more students per school.

The program will commence at each selected school from March 2018 until September 2018 and will operate over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: March 2018 (Calibration and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: March – April 2018 (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: May 2018 (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: June-July 2018 (Combine State and National Plans); and
  • Phase 5: July-Sept 2018 (Presentations in 2 countries and Conference in Canberra)

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

Role of Teachers

Teachers are invited to apply at each selected school and join the international pilot to support the extracurricular program.

How will the teachers operate within the program?

Teachers are invited to apply for the program and are selected based on their background in the key curriculum areas – science, economics, HSIE and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The three teachers comprised of 1 Team Leader, 1 Business Plan Coordinator, and 1 Expert Resource Coordinator for all of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons