Information for Teachers
As a teacher entering students for SciFest@College online there are three steps you need to complete.
1. Teacher Registration
Before your students can enter their projects in a SciFest@College science fair you must have registered your contact details on the online entry system. Once registered you will have access to your SciFest Teacher Portal.
The SciFest Teacher Portal is a secure area where teachers participating in SciFest@College can:
- Review their students' entries
- Withdraw an entry submitted in error
- Change the college/venue to which an entry is to be submitted
- Download a list of projects submitted from their school
- Sign off on their students’ entries by ticking the two check boxes
- Update their contact details
To register your contact details or to access your teacher portal please follow this link: SciFest Teacher Portal. You will be asked to enter your email address and password. If you do not yet have a password, or have lost your password, click on I don’t know my password. This link opens the registration form. If you have previously registered you can edit the details (if necessary) and set your password. If you experience any difficulties accessing the registration form or your teacher portal please contact us or email the details to email@example.com.
2. Media Release Forms
A photographer will be employed at each SciFest@College fair. SciFest reserves the right to use any photogrraphs/videos taken as described in the Guidelines for Online Entrants - Teachers. [Note: These Guidelines are provisional until entries open in January.] By registering your contact details on the online entry system you agree to the use of such photographs/videos as described in the Guidelines.
Parents/guardians must sign a media release form before entries can be accepted; these forms are separate from the entry forms and may be downloaded here.
You should obtain a signed media release form for each student entering a project. Completed forms are retained in the school. Note that some schools may already have appropriate signed forms on file. Please see the Guidelines for further details.
3. Project Sign-off
When your students have submitted their projects you must log on to your teacher portal and sign off on your students' entries by ticking two boxes for each entry. One tick confirms that you/the school have a signed media release form for the student(s) concerned. The second tick confirms that you will notify your Principal that the student(s) has(have) entered SciFest@College. Please note: an entry will not be forwarded to the college until it is signed off on by the teacher.
Entries for SciFest@College 2018 will open in January. Provisional Guidelines for submitting entries online are available at this link. Note that the entry date for SciFest@College 2018 is Friday 9 March except in the case of St Mary's College, Derry where the entry date is Friday 11 May.
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