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CSO Survival Skills


every interaction you have while representing the program is a direct reflection on all Chief Science Officers.

trust walk

CSO Trust Walk Summer Institute 2015

Social Skills –  remember to smile, shake hands, maintain eye contact, turn off cell phone, speak clearly and collect business cards!
Netiquette  – be courteous and cautious… the Internet never forgets!
Local Business/Manufacturing Visits –  dress in business casual clothes, bring a picture ID,  and wear close-toed shoes.
Stay on Task – be diligent on your action plan, interact with peers on canvas weekly, ask for help!

CSO Support Teacher Role

You may have a CSO in class or helped your student become a CSO, how do you help your student to pursue goals?
Be Available – Make time for your student, listen to their ideas, help them problem solve and get help when needed.
Facilitate Communications – If your district has strict student contact policies, help filter information to your student.
ReInforce –  WorkPlace Employability Standard Skills

low ropes

School Admin Role

Elections – Sponsor and promote school election process for Chief Science Officers.

Leadership Cultivation – Invite CSO’s to your staff meetings, encourage them to present at all STEM related school events,  allow for STEM field trips.
Mentorship – listen carefully, support and help select a JEDI Mentor lasting relationship.
Followup –  Try to check on program status quarterly.
Financially Support – Students must attend a Summer or Fall Institute to be a Certified CSO.  Help identify alternative funding solutions such as tax credits, club funds and local business sponsorships.