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GLOBE Trainers

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In order to grow the capacity of our community, The GLOBE Program has a long history of certifying new Trainers and Mentor Trainers. As a result of these efforts, we've created a vibrant and capable network of GLOBE members equipped with the skills necessary to accomplish both our mission and strategic goals [1].

During the certification process, it's 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.
 

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Trainer Overview

Types of GLOBE Trainers

        

Our GLOBE Trainers serve as not only educators, but also supporting roles for teachers implementing GLOBE in their educational environments. This support structure helps ensure that our protocols and processes are correctly followed in the classroom [2]. 

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, explore our Trainer Definitions below:
 

Trainer Definitions

Certified to train educators in various GLOBE scientific protocols, educational activities, and the GLOBE scientific research process. GLOBE Trainers are our 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. 

Aid in expanding our community of GLOBE Trainers by mentoring Candidate Trainers. We don't expect that all Trainers will want to become Mentor Trainers. However, for those interested in the role, keep in mind that only active Trainers 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 our 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.

Individuals 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, you must provide documentation of your competency in four critical areas:

  • Science
  • Education
  • Adult Learning
  • Knowledge of GLOBE 

Individuals 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, you must provide documentation of your competency in four critical areas:

  • Science
  • Education
  • 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, check out our teacher application process.

 



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Acknowledgements & References 

Acknowledgements 

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)

References

[1] Education Goals #2.  GLOBE’s capacity to deliver high quality professional learning experiences (trainings) has increased (from GLOBE Strategic Plan 2018-2023)

[2] Mentorship plays an important role in The GLOBE Program, from the IVSS 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.