Teacher Sign-up Information

2021-2022 Sign-Ups

If you would like information to sign up for the SciTrek Secondary Program, you may do so using the following Google form .

If you have any questions please email chem-scitrekmanager@ucsb.edu.  Conditions for participation can be found below [Classroom Teacher Responsibilities].

If you would like to sign up for the SciTrek elementary program, you may do so using the following Google form: https://forms.gle/nBWH5ZkxZBYzNQk5A Use the tables below to determine open slots. If you have any questions please e-mail  scitrekelementary@chem.ucsb.edu.

 

Fall Secondary Modules offered include Conservation of Mass, Best Bread Company (Cellular Respiration), Evolving Germs and Waves.  For more information on module content, please visit the modules tab for Grades 6-8.

The preferred weeks to sign up for secondary level modules are available using the form above (FALL 2022) We do allow for some flexibility on date ranges.  A module typically takes six to eight class periods to complete.

September 12th- September 23rd

September 26th- October 7th

October 10th- October 21st

October 24th- November 4th

 

Elementary 

Fall

Module 1 for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade are offered in fall.

Session Dates Time Notes Available/Taken
A (M/W/F) Sept. 29th - Oct. 18th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
1 Class
Mt. Carmel 4th / 5th
Washington 4th
Mt. Carmel 6th
B (M/W/F) Oct. 20th - Nov. 8th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Monte Vista 6th
Washington 5th
Hope 5th
C (M/W/F) Nov. 10th - Dec. 6th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Monte Vista 4th
Washington 5th
Available
D (T/R) Sept. 30th - Oct. 28th 9:00 - 10:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
SBCA 5th
SBCA 4th / 5th
E (T/R) Nov. 2nd - Dec. 7th 9:00 - 10:00
1:15 - 2:15
2 Classes
2 Classes
Monte Vista 5th
Available

Winter

Module 1 for 2nd and 3rd grade and Module 2 for 4th and 5th grade are offered in winter.

Session Dates Time Notes Available/Taken
A (M/W/F) Jan. 5th - Jan. 26th 8:45 - 9:45
10:40 - 11:40
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Monte Vista 3rd
Hope 3rd
SBCA 2nd
B (M/W/F) Jan. 28th - Feb. 16th 8:30 - 9:30
10:30 - 11:30
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Mt. Carmel 4th / 5th
La Patera 3rd / 2nd
Hope 5th
C (M/W/F) Feb. 18th - Mar. 11th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
1 Class
Mt. Carmel 2nd / 3rd
Monte Vista 5th
Mt. Carmel 6th
D (T/R) Jan. 6th - Feb 3rd 8:45 - 9:45
10:50 - 11:50
12:50 - 1:50
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Monte Vista 2nd
Monte Vista 6th
La Patera 2nd
E (T/R) Feb. 8th - Mar. 10th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:20 - 2:20
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
La Patera 3rd
Available
SBCA 4th/5th

 

Spring

Module 2 for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grade are offered in spring.

Session Dates Time Notes Available/Taken
A (M/W/F) Mar. 30th - Apr. 18th 8:45- 9:45
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Monte Vista 3rd
Washington 5th
Washington 5th
B (M/W/F) Apr. 20th - May 9th 9:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 1:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
Monte Vista 4th
SBCA 5th
C (M/W/F) May 11th - Jun. 1st 9:00 - 10:00
10:35 - 11:35
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
SBCA 2nd
Monte Vista 2nd
Washington 4th
D (T/R) Mar. 31st - Apr. 28th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Avaliable
La Patera 3rd / 2nd
La Patera 2nd
E (T/R) May 3rd - May 31st 9:00 - 10:00
10:40 - 11:40
12:50 - 1:50
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Mt. Carmel 2nd / 3rd
Hope 3rd
La Patera 3rd

Classroom Teacher Responsibilities

In order for SciTrek to be sustainable, the program needs to work with teachers on developing their abilities to run student-centered inquiry-based lessons on their own in their classroom. To be fully prepared for modules, teachers must attend an orientation that corresponds with the module their class will be doing. For those that job share, both teachers are required to attend orientation for their class as well as attend each day of the module that falls upon their respective days. Additionally, if more than 1 day of the module is missed, priority registration for the next year will be affected. 

As teachers take over the role of SciTrek lead, SciTrek will continue to expand to additional classrooms. Even when teachers lead the modules in their own classroom, SciTrek will continue to provide volunteers and all of the materials needed to run the module. Below is a timeline for teachers to take over the role as the SciTrek lead. In order to receive priority sign-ups, teachers must adhere to this timeline.

  1. Year 1 - Classroom teacher is a Group Lead
  2. Year 2 - Classroom teacher is a Co- Lead
  3. Year 3 and beyond - Classroom teacher is a Lead

The responsibilities for each of these roles are as follows:

Group Lead

The classroom teacher will serve as one of the volunteers for the module. In this role the teacher will work with one group containing 4-10 students. During the module the teacher will sit with the group and work with them as they complete their experiments. For the 4th and 5th grade classrooms the group of ~10 students will be divided into two or three subgroups respectively. Teachers will be responsible for overseeing all subgroups within the large group.

Co-Lead

The classroom teacher will serve as the SciTrek lead with an experienced SciTrek staff member present to help out if needed. In this role, the classroom teacher will be responsible for leading entire class discussions (e.g., scientific practice activity, tie to standards, etc.), time management, overseeing volunteers, and helping any groups that are struggling. The classroom teacher must be prepared to do all of the above activities; the SciTrek co-lead will only step in for emergencies. In teachers 2nd year with the program they will not be required to co-lead the tie to standards day (last day of the module).

Lead

The classroom teacher will serve as the SciTrek lead with no experienced SciTrek staff member present. However, SciTrek volunteers will be there to lead groups and all module materials will be provided. In this role the classroom teacher will be responsible for leading entire class discussions (e.g., scientific practice activity, tie to standards, etc.), time management, overseeing volunteers, and helping any groups that are struggling. The classroom teacher must be prepared to do all of the above activities. It is essential that the classroom teacher notify the Secondary Coordinator (chem-scitrekmanager@ucsb.edu) for secondary level modules

OR (scitrekelementary@chem.ucsb.edu) if they will not be there for any day of the module. If this is not done there will not be anyone there to lead the class. In teachers 3rd year an experienced SciTrek staff member will be present every day and they will co-lead the tie to standards day (last day of the module) with teachers.

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