Mentor Responsibilities

Beyond Discovery: Investigation and Progress

23 – 28 June 2017
The Boys' Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Remember to submit all materials (student nomination form, student application, and reference letter) by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, 24 February 2017.

IBSC Student Forum Mentors

The primary responsibility of the Mentor is to serve as the liaison between IBSC and the student participant, including his school and his family. The Mentor will support the student in his pre-conference curricular and logistical requirements, including all travel arrangements. During the Annual Conference hosted by Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore, MD, USA, the Mentor will serve as an on-site point of contact for the student participant and the IBSC host school in addition to supporting the work of the IBSC Student Forum as needed.

Before the Annual Conference, student participants will be asked to participate and engage in a number of virtual conversations that will bring the group together and smartly prepare them for their face-to-face time in while in Baltimore. Mentors should be mindful of these student obligations and help ensure that his student participant contributes in a timely and meaningful manner. Before the Conference during the months of March – May, Mentors will also be asked to participate in three online discussions focused on student mentorship, global citizenship and relational teaching. Preparing for and participating in these discussions should take approximately 1.5 hrs. per month. These pre-conference discussions will be continued in three distinct Mentor sessions during the conference.

During the Annual Conference, the Mentor’s primary responsibility is to the IBSC Student Forum. Mentors will stay on the campus of Towson University and help support IBSC and Boys’ Latin School staff by assisting in supervising and chaperoning the student participants. Additionally, Mentors will be asked to remain on site to support the curriculum of the Student Forum as well as to chaperone one off site trip. Mentors will be expected to check in with their student participants each evening to revisit the day’s activities. Details of specific supervision duties will be discussed and determined closer to the Conference dates.

IBSC and Boys’ Latin School are very excited about this year’s Student Forum theme, the discussions that will be had and the relationships that will be formed. The Mentor role is vital to ensuring not only a fun and productive experience for the students while at the Student Forum, but also in supporting the each student as he takes his experiences and learning back to his respective school community.

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