GLOBE Trainers Process - Trainers
The GLOBE Program has a long history of building the capacity of its community by certifying GLOBE Trainers and Mentor Trainers. The result is a vibrant, growing community with members who are equipped to accomplish the mission and strategic goals of GLOBE.
To accomplish this, it is important to have GLOBE Trainers leading GLOBE workshops who are knowledgeable in the GLOBE program with a firm understanding of protocols, procedures, quality of data being collected and recorded, and who can guide teachers how to implement GLOBE in their educational setting. These GLOBE Trainers must be able to educate as well as support teachers to ensure GLOBE protocols are properly being conducted. Currently there are two certified types: GLOBE Trainers and GLOBE Mentor Trainers.
- Candidate Trainers are individuals seeking certification to be a formal GLOBE Trainer. They must provide documentation of their competency in four critical areas: (1) Science, (2) Education, (3) Adult Learning, and (4) Knowledge of GLOBE. Candidate Trainers will work with a Mentor Trainer to lead a GLOBE Workshop under the guidance and supervision of this Mentor Trainer.
- Candidate Mentor Trainers are individuals seeking certification to be a formal Mentor Trainer to GLOBE Trainers. They must provide documentation of their competency in four critical areas: (1) Science, (2) Education, (3) Adult Learning, and (4) Knowledge of GLOBE. 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.
- Trainers are certified to train educators in various GLOBE scientific protocols, educational activities, and the GLOBE science research process. GLOBE Trainers are the front line ambassadors from the Program to teachers and faculty from elementary through university, as well as the general public.
- Mentor Trainers Mentor Trainers aid in advancing the community of Trainers by mentoring Candidate Trainers. It is not expected that all Trainers will want to become Mentor Trainers. Only those active Trainers with a passion for serving the GLOBE community by actively mentoring, observing, and assessing Candidate Trainers should seek this designation. Mentor Trainers should be scientifically competent to answer questions related to GLOBE protocols, encourage the use of GLOBE and other Earth system science resources, and eager to provide support and guidance to help Candidate Trainers become confident and competent to conduct their own GLOBE Trainings.