For Educators

Setup & Schedule

The COSI On Wheels educator will lead a 40-minute orientation session prior to the event that will include background and activity related information. If volunteers are arriving in shifts, it would be ideal to have all shifts present at the orientation. Teachers are also encouraged to attend this orientation in order to answer students' questions.

About Volunteers: All volunteers must be at least 16 years old. COSI will require set up and tear down assistance from 2-4 strong adult volunteers for approximately one hour each day (4-6 volunteers if there is a stairway barrier). 15-20 adult volunteers are required to assist with activities during the entire program day.

Setup takes place in the late afternoon or early evening prior to the event. COSI requests a contact person be present during the set up to assure proper equipment placement for the event. Be aware that our equipment is not easily moved once it is in place.

The following outline is COSI's suggestion for planning your daily schedule. You may choose a different schedule based on your number of students or your building hours of operation. Please adapt this to fit the needs of your school.

Sample Schedule



7:30am - 8:15 Volunteer Orientation
8:15 - 9:00 Morning Assembly**
9:00 - 9:15 Break
9:15 - 9:45 Hands-on Session #1
9:45 - 10:15 Hands-on Session #2
10:15 - 10:45 Hands-on Session #3
10:45 - 11:15 Hands-On Session #4
11:15 - 12:15 Lunch
12:15 - 1:00 Afternoon Assembly**
(If all students could not attend the morning assembly)
1:00 - 1:30 Hands-on Session #5
1:30 - 2:00 Hands-on Session #6
2:00 - 2:30 Hands-on Session #7
2:30 - 2:45 Hands-on Session #8
2:45 - 3:00pm Clean up with Volunteers