Entrepreneurs: It’s Your Move (IYM) students are innovators and project leaders, making a real difference in the health of their school. This award-winning program includes a practical, interactive curriculum aimed at students in years 9 and 10. Students use the problem-solving technique called ‘design thinking’ to create and implement projects to improve their school’s health.
Australian Curriculum links
Entrepreneurs: IYM addresses key learning areas within the Australian Curriculum, including Technologies, Health and Physical Education (HPE), HASS (Business and Economics), STEM, Work Studies and general capabilities.
Entrepreneurs: IYM can be delivered in the following ways:
- full semester subject — 40 to 45 hours of lessons delivered over 20 weeks
- integrated option — 20 hours of lessons delivered as a block within an existing unit such as STEM, HPE, sustainability or leadership programs
- 4-day intensive — delivered over 4 consecutive days or 4 weeks
Entrepreneurs: IYM can be taught by any teacher. We have developed a web-portal for teachers, which includes TQI-Accredited online professional learning, student and teacher toolkits with ready to teach lessons, assessment schedules and more.
Each participating school receives up to $3,000 in project seed funding and access to business mentors. Students also have the opportunity to attend the IYM Festival of Great Ideas to pitch their ideas against other schools to a panel of “sharks” for additional funding.
Please email us at Itsyourmove@act.gov.au or call 5124 9471 for more information.