GLOBE Trainers Process - Trainers
GLOBE Trainers Headline
In order to grow the capacity of the GLOBE community, The GLOBE Program has a long history of certifying new Trainers and Mentor Trainers. As a result of these efforts, GLOBE has created a vibrant and capable network of members equipped with the skills necessary to accomplish both our mission and strategic goals .
During the certification process, it is crucial for the Trainers leading our workshops to be knowledgeable in The GLOBE Program. This includes maintaining a firm grasp of our protocols, procedures, collected/recorded data quality and best practices for teachers implementing GLOBE in their own educational settings.
Types of GLOBE Trainers
GLOBE Trainers serve as not only educators, but also in supporting roles for teachers implementing GLOBE in their educational environments. This support structure helps ensure that GLOBE's protocols and processes are correctly followed in the classroom .
There are currently two different types of certified trainers: GLOBE Trainers and GLOBE Mentor Trainers. To learn more about how each role functions within The GLOBE Program, review the Trainer Definitions below:
Certified to train educators in various GLOBE scientific protocols, educational activities and the GLOBE scientific research process. GLOBE Trainers are the program's front-line ambassadors, acting as the interface between The GLOBE Program and teachers/faculty from elementary through university grade levels. Trainers also serve as representatives of the program to the general public.
Aids in expanding our community of GLOBE Trainers by mentoring Candidate Trainers. GLOBE does not expect that all Trainers will want to become Mentor Trainers. Only active Trainers for 2 years minimum with a passion for serving the GLOBE community by actively mentoring, observing and assessing Candidate Trainers should seek this designation.
Additionally, Mentor Trainers should possess the scientific capacity necessary to answer questions about GLOBE's protocols, encourage the use of GLOBE and other Earth system science resources, and provide ready support for Candidate Trainers to become confident in conducting their own GLOBE Trainings.
People seeking a formal GLOBE Trainer certification. Candidate Trainers will work with a Mentor Trainer to lead a GLOBE Workshop under the guidance and supervision of this Mentor Trainer.
To qualify for the Candidate Trainer role, applicants must provide documentation of their competency in four critical areas:
- Adult Learning
- Knowledge of GLOBE
People seeking a formal Mentor Trainer to GLOBE Trainers certification. If possible, Candidate Mentor Trainers will work with a Mentor Trainer to assist Candidate Trainers in leading a GLOBE Workshop under the guidance and supervision of this Mentor Trainer.
To qualify for the Candidate Mentor Trainer role, applicants must provide documentation of their competency in four critical areas:
- Adult Learning
- Knowledge of GLOBE
Important: GLOBE Teachers and Educators are not the same as GLOBE Trainers and Mentor Trainers. To learn more about becoming a GLOBE Teacher/Educator, see our teacher application process.
Acknowledgements and References
The GLOBE Program thanks all the participants who worked on the GLOBE Trainer and Mentor Trainer process, including:
- Jessica Taylor
- Lynne Hehr
- Rod Allan A. de Lara
- GIO Community Support Team
- The Education Working Group (past and present members)
 Education Goals #2. GLOBE’s capacity to deliver high quality professional learning experiences (trainings) has increased (from GLOBE Strategic Plan 2018-2023)
 Mentorship plays an important role in The GLOBE Program, from the International Virtual Science Symposia up to trainer certification. Mentor Trainers, a new designation in the program, play a critical role in the development of trainers that supports and serves the community. Therefore, the Master Trainer designation is deactivated.