Queensland Discovering Democracy Project Timeline

DATE

MILESTONE

November - December 1997
  • establish Discovering Democracy Professional Development Coordinating Committee
  • write and submit Discovering Democracy professional development funding application.
January - June 1998
  • appoint Discovering Democracy project officer (May 1998)
  • develop implementation plan
  • publicise implementation plan to key stakeholders
  • develop communication strategy
  • initiate Queensland Discovering Democracy professional development network
  • design professional development expression of interest and information survey.
July - September 1998
  • audit existing school-based and other civics and citizenship professional development programs
  • distribute stage 1 professional development expression of interest and information survey
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • initiate planning and development of Queensland Discovering Democracy web site
  • design stage 2 professional development expression of interest and information survey
  • plan for delivery of OLA units DEM 11 and DEM 12.
October - December 1998
  • distribute stage 2 expression of interest survey
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing development and implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing development of Queensland Discovering Democracy web site
  • design professional development needs survey
  • design stage 1 evaluation survey
  • first intake for OLA DEM 11 and DEM 12
  • tender for development of the presenter’s kit; workshop manual and school’s kit
  • initiate competitive school-based grants.
January - March 1999
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing design and production of professional development materials
  • distribute and analyse professional development needs survey
  • distribute extra Discovering Democracy kits on demand
  • second intake for OLA DEM 11 and DEM 12
  • plan presenters’ conferences (Brisbane 1; Gold Coast; Sunshine Coast; Rockhampton; Toowoomba)
  • plan Far West mobile workshops and engage presenter
  • plan administration of small group teacher workshops
  • launch Queensland Discovering Democracy web site
  • initiate planning for final network conferences.
April - June 1999
  • trial of professional development materials
  • deliver Far West mobile workshops and trial professional development materials
  • revision of professional development materials
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy web site
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing implementation of school-based grants (community links)
  • continued planning for final network conferences
  • deliver presenters’ conferences: Brisbane 1; Gold Coast; Sunshine Coast; Rockhampton; Toowoomba; Brisbane 2; Townsville/Cairns
  • analysis Phase 1 evaluation survey results
  • design Phase 2 evaluation survey
  • small group teacher workshops begin
  • distribute extra Discovering Democracy kits on demand
  • third intake for OLA DEM 11 and DEM 12
July - September 1999
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy web site
  • ongoing implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing implementation of school-based grants (best practice)
  • small group workshops continue
  • continued planning for final network conferences
  • plan Cape York and Torres Strait mobile workshops and engage presenter.
October - December 1999
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy web site
  • ongoing implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing implementation of school-based grants (best practice)
  • deliver Cape York mobile workshops
  • continued planning for final network conferences
  • implementation and analysis: Stage 2 evaluation survey
  • small group workshops finish.
January - March 2000
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy network
  • ongoing development of Discovering Democracy web site
  • ongoing implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • ongoing implementation of school-based grants
  • continued planning for final network conferences.
April - June 2000
  • final development of Discovering Democracy network
  • final development of Discovering Democracy web site
  • final implementation of Discovering Democracy communication strategies
  • final administration of school-based grants
  • final network conferences: Brisbane; Townsville/Cairns
  • final publication of professional development materials
  • final evaluation of Queensland Discovering Democracy professional development program.

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