Teacher Sign-up Information

2022-2023 Sign-Ups

Primary Grades (2nd-6th)

Conditions for participation can be found below in Classroom Teacher Responsibilities.If you would like to sign up for the SciTrek elementary program see Elementary Sign Up Information to determine open slots. Then, use the Google form to submit your request. If you have any questions please e-mail scitrekelementary@chem.ucsb.edu

Secondary Grades (7th-12th)

If you would like information to sign up for the SciTrek Secondary Program see below

If you have any questions please email chem-scitrekmanager@ucsb.edu

 

Elementary Sign Up Information 

Fall

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

*To be eligible for the 6th grade program, students must have completed the 5th grade program.

Session Dates Time Notes Available/Taken
A (M/W/F) Sept. 28th - Oct. 14th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
1 Class
1 Class
1 Class
Grade 5, Monte Vista
Grade 6, SBCA
Grade 5, Monte Vista
B (M/W/F) Oct. 17th - Nov. 2nd 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Grade 4, Monte Vista
Grade 5, Vieja Valley
Available
C (M/W/F) Nov. 4th - Dec. 2nd 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 6, Monte Vista
Grade 6, SBCA
Grade 6, SBCA
D (T/R) Sept. 29th - Oct. 27th

9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00

2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Available
Grade 4, Washington
Grade 4/5, SBCA
E (T/R) Nov. 1st - Dec. 6th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Grade 4/5, Mt. Carmel
Grade 4, Washington
Grade 6, Mt. Carmel

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. 11th - Feb. 1st 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 3, Monte Vista
Grade 4, Washington
Grade 3, Hope
B (M/W/F) Feb. 3rd - Feb. 24nd 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Grades 2/3, Mount Carmel
Grade 5, Vieja Valley
Available
C (M/W/F) Feb. 27th - Mar. 17th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 2, Monte Vista
Grade 4, Washington
Grade 5, Monte Vista
D (T/R) Jan. 12th - Feb 9th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Grade 2, SBCA
Grade 4, Washington
Grades 4/5, SBCA
E (T/R) Feb. 14th - Mar. 16th 9:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grades 4/5, Mount Carmel
Available
Grade 3, SBCA

 

Spring

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

Session Dates Time Notes Available/Taken
A (M/W/F) Apr. 5th - Apr. 26th 9:00- 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
2 Classes
2 Classes
Grade 3, Monte Vista
Grads 6, SBCA
Grade 6, Monte Vista
B (M/W/F) Apr. 28th - May 19th 9:00- 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grades 2/3, Mount Carmel
Available
Available
C (M/W/F) May 22nd - Jun. 12st 9:00- 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 2, Monte Vista
Grade 6, SBCA
Grade 3, Hope
D (T/R) Mar. 31st - Apr. 28th 9:00- 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 4, Monte Vista
Available
Grade 3, SBCA
E (T/R) May 3rd - May 31st 9:00- 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 2:00
2 Classes
1 Class
2 Classes
Grade 6, Mount Carmel
Available
Grade 2, SBCA

Secondary Sign Up Information

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

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 - 6th grade classrooms the group of ~10 students will be divided into two or three subgroups. 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. Once the classroom teacher is serving as the lead, it is essential that they notify a SciTrek staff member if they will not be there for any day of the module (Elementary: scitrekelementary@chem.ucsb.edu or Secondary:chem-scitrekmanager@ucsb.edu). 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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