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
- Edit the student name(s) on an entry
- Edit the teacher name on an entry
- Download a list of projects submitted from their school
- Sign off on their students’ entries by ticking the two check boxes (see section 3 below)
- Update their contact details
To register your contact details, or to access your teacher portal if already registered, please follow this link: SciFest Teacher Portal. Click on the appropriate box to sign in to your teacher portal or to register if you have not already done so.
If you experience any difficulties accessing the registration form or your teacher portal please contact us or email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT contact the Business Excellence Institute who generously provide the online entry system.
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.
Entry to SciFest@College 2018 in St Mary's College, Derry remains open. For information, the entry form can be viewed here. Guidelines for submitting entries online are available at this link. Note that the closing date for entries is now Friday 25 May.
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