Educator Resources - United States of America
Student Research Symposia — Educator Resources
“Both students and teachers were pleased with our experience. Students got to meet other students and review their work and in turn receive feedback from other students. Teachers got to exchange ideas with other GLOBE teachers.” -2018 SRS Teacher
Professional development and support on field investigations, enhancing scientific practices in the classroom, and bringing students to the SRS are available through the links below.
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For a suggested timeline for completing student research projects in time for the SRS, see the GLOBE Research Project Planning Guide.
The GLOBE U.S. Coordination Office has developed two guidance documents in support of educators and students submitting projects for the U.S. Regional Student Research Symposia. These are drafts and works in progress that will be updated as we receive additional feedback from the GLOBE community.
- If your students' research projects submitted to the SRS have used data collected by others in the GLOBE community, we encourage you to acknowledge the source and contributors of that data (PDF).
- If your students use ChatGPT, or a similar generative AI tool, to help them write any portion of their SRS poster, we ask that they cite the tool (PDF).
Science Practice Pages
These pages provide recorded webinars and resources on facilitating field investigations and enhancing scientific practices in the classroom. They contain resources that can be used by both educators and students!
Educator Blogs and "Watercoolers"
Find more professional development, resources, and experience films on our full YouTube playlist.
- Watercooler: The SRS Experience - presentation by Elodie Bourbon, GLOBE teacher from Freeport High School in Freeport, New York. (See Elodie's presentation slides here)
- Watercooler: GLOBE in the classroom and bringing students to the SRS - presentation by Sue Dougherty, GLOBE teacher from Stamford High School in Stamford, Connecticut.
- Watercooler: Helping students create IVSS and SRS projects - presentation by Amy Woods, GLOBE teacher from St. Francis Xavier School in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
- Developing Good Research Questions- by Bill Meyers, a GLOBE teacher from Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colorado.
- Conducting Field Investigations - by Shona Emery, a GLOBE teacher from Ellis School in Fremont, New Hampshire.
- Writing Conclusions Using the CER Framework - by Ellen O'Donnell, a GLOBE teacher from Deerfield Community School in Deerfield, New Hampshire.
- Creating a Science Poster - by Jayme Margolin-Sneider, a GLOBE teacher and STEM Explorers advisor from Westview Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.
If you are an educator and would like to write a blog post or present at a virtual Watercooler (15-20 min presentation) describing how you have helped students prepare for the SRS or facilitated one particular step of the student research process, contact Haley Wicklein for more information.