SPICE Training

This page provides and overview of all the roles and training required for SPICE Camp.

Overview

Required Trainings

Required For: Instructors, Interns, Researchers, Minions
Delivery: In person

Review of roles and hierarchy of camp, camp procedures, tour of locations, tips and tricks, and work contracts.
 
Required For: Instructors, Interns & Researchers
Delivery: Online videos, web text, readings*, and  test
 
This training provides and overview of the research and theories that inform the SPICE program model and how these theories have been translated into concrete guidelines for doing science with children in a manner that supports motivational development. Additional reading and writing assignments may be required for researchers and interns.
 
Required ForVolunteers
Delivery: Online video and test
 
Quick overview of SPICE practices and underlying theories for volunteers.
Overview of safety for carrying out science activities with children including: fire & combustibles, chemicals, crygenic substances, and genderal safety.
 
Required For: Instructors, Interns & Minions (Optional for Researchers)
Delivery: In Person three hours
 
Everything you need to know about safely carring out science activities with children including: fire & combustibles, chemicals, crygenic substances, and genderal safety. Training includes a series of hands on activities.
 
Required For: Junior Minions
Delivery: In Person (with online information and forms)
 
Minion training will take place mostly in person, however the page linked here provides information about training and necessary paperwork.
 
Youth Protection Policy and Training
Required For: Instructors, Interns, Researchers, and Volunteers
Delivery: Through UO training site
 
This training includes information about conduct with minors, recognizing signs of abuse or neglect, and reporting requirements. All personnel must reat the Youth Protection Policy and complete the online training. Employees (and students) can access the training directly. Volunteers will be sent a link to access the training.

Roles

Lead Instructor - Each camp has two lead instructors. These are paid positions that work closely with the program director and supply coordinator. Lead instructors are responsible for setting the final schedule, testing and developing activities, providing updated supply lists to the supply coordinator, leading camp activities, and directing volunteers and junionr minions. Instructors will be provided a contract with duties and responsiblities that they must read and sign.

Required Trainings: Program Philosophy and Motivatinal Theories (online), Safety Training, Youth Protection Policy and Training (Online), Camp Overview, Tips & Tricks for SPICE Camp, Camp Team Meetings, background check permission form.

Volunteers - Volunteers carry out a variety of duties at SPICE camp including but not limited to: asssiting with activity testing and development, set up/clean up, assistant teaching during camp activities, running errands, supervising/chaperoning campers during breaks and transitions, and leading games. Some volunteers may lead activities under supervision of the lead instructors. Volunteers must sign a UO volunteer form.

Required Trainings: Volunteer training & test, safety training & test,Youth Protection Policy & training, volunteer form, background check permission form.

Instructional Interns - Interns are graduate and undergraduate students earning practicum or other credits toward degree work. Instructional interns work closely with the camp director and lead instructors. Instructional interns participate in activity development and testing, assist with instruction and lead some camp activities. Additional reading and writing assignments may be included in the internship.

Required Trainings: Program Philosophy and Motivatinal Theories (online), Safety Training, Youth Protection Policy and Training (Online), Camp Overview, Tips & Tricks for SPICE Camp, Camp Team Meetings, background check permission form.

Research Assistants - Research assistants can be paid, volunteer, or for research credit positions. Research assistants aid the camp director in data collection. This includes administering surveys to campers, confirming the receipt of consent and assent forms, answering parent questions about the research, carrying out camp observations, completing fidelity rubrics, facilitating focus groups, writing up research notes and memos, and data entry. Research assistants may stay with the program after summer to participate in data analysis. No paid analysis positions are available at this time.

Required Trainings: Program Philosophy and Motivatinal Theories (online), Youth Protection Policy and Training (Online), Research Team Meeting, background check permission form.

Junior Minions - Junior minions are SPICE camp alumni who return to volunteer with the program. Junion minion duties can include: assisting with preparing supplies, setting up/cleaning up activities, supervising/chaperoning campers during breaks and transitions, running errands and helping answer camper questions during activities. Minions will be provided a contract with duties and responsiblities that they must read and sign.

Required Trainings: Program Philosophy and Motivatinal Theories (online), Safety Training, Camp Overvier, Minion Activity Practicum, Minion Contract.

***Anyone who over the age of 18 who will be working with children must submit the background check permission form.***

2017 Training Schedule