This page provides and overview of all the roles and training required for BEST, Science Fair Workshops, and Science Fair Project Mentors. Questions about BEST and mentoring opportuntities/coordination should be directed to the SPICE coordinator, Jorjie Arden (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions about curriculum and workshop activities should be directed to Holly Lynn (email@example.com).
Instructor - Each workshop will have 2-3 lead instructors. Instructors are responsible for reviewing all curriculum and materials in preparation for each session. Instructors will lead workshops with middle school aged students at school sites. Instructors are responsible for their own transportation. SPICE staff will help with coordinating transport to the extent possible.
Required Trainings: Program Philosophy and Motivational Theories (online), Volunteer & Online Safety Training, Youth Protection Policy and Training (Online), instuctional training (in person with Holly Lynn), background check permission form, district background check process.
Mentors - Mentors will be working one-on-one with underrepresented middle school aged students on developing science fair projects for the CWOSE regional science fair to be held in March 2020 (feeds into the state competition) and/or the UO Science and Invention Fair to be held in May 2020. Mentors will help students refine their research question and methods. Guide them toward reliable background research, provide feedback on their investigative proceedures, and help with applicaiton paperwork and presentations.
Required Trainings: Science Fair Instructor Training, Volunteer & Online Safety Training, Youth Protection Policy and Training (Online), background check permission form, district background check process.
Resources for Science Fair Projects and mentoring can be found on the SPICE web site.
***Anyone who over the age of 18 who will be working with children must submit the background check permission form.***