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*All teachers who had nursery landscape teams should be preparing students
for Junior GGIA Certification*.

*Date:* January 28th, 2010
*NEW Location:* Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth, GA

*AGENDA*
9:30 - 9:50 Registration and Pick Up Name Badges Room 6BC
10:00 - 11:30 *New ! GGIA Career Speakers* & Group Photo Room 6BC
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:00 Trade Show Visit
1:00 - 1:15 Check in for Jr. GGIA Testing Room 5ABC
1:30 - 3:00 Jr. GGIA Testing Room 5ABC

*TEACHER PLU*: Teachers who attend the full conference day 9:30 -3 p.m. and
have *prepared* students who participate in the Jr GGIA certification
testing are eligible for one plu.
Note: *prepared* means your students come to the certification practiced and
prepared to pass the test.
plu will *not *be rewarded to teachers with low student scores reflecting a
lack of preparation


The Georgia Green Industry Junior Certification Level I program consists of
a written exam and plant identification practicum. The
written test is based on the educational objectives of the Georgia
Agriculture Education horticulture curriculum and features 50 multiple
choice questions. To pass the written exam, a student must answer
thirty-five questions correctly. The second portion of the certification is
plant identification. Fifty plants will be displayed for students to
identify. To pass the identification, a student must identify thirty-five
plants correctly.


*WHO IS ELIGIBLE?* Students grades 6-12th are eligible to register and test
for certification.

*HOW TO PREPARE?*
There is now a folder under the Horticulture Resources with all the GGIA
Junior Certification materials including test study guides and powerpoints
with all identification plants.

http://www.gaaged.org/Horticulture%20Resources/index.htm

Plants are a combination from the FFA cde nursery landscape and
floriculture list. Format of test will be similar to cde. Students will have
the plant list and have to write in the correct number that
matches the plant. Written test will be multiple choice - best way to
prepare is to review past horticulture cde exam questions that address the
topics outline for Jr. GGIA certification.

* Note : students who passed part of the certification (example passed the
written exam but did not pass the plant identification) only have to take
the part they did not pass.

*HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?* The registration fee is $10.00 for students from a
school that is a GGIA member and $20.00 for students from non-member
schools.

*HOW TO JOIN GGIA?* Contact Georgia Gree Indsutry Association at
[log in to unmask] /  706-632-0100 /

*HOW DO I KNOW WHO PASSED? *Exams will be graded the day of testing.
Students who pass the exam and plant identification will be rewarded with a
portfolio certificate and a GGIA Junior Certification t-shirt.
Top scoring individual will be recognized with a GGIA plaque.

*WHAT IF A STUDENT DOES NOT PASSED?* All scores will be given back to the
teachers of the students. An individual student can retake the exam as many
times as he/she desires.

*WHY SHOULD TEACHERS ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO BE CERTIFIED?*

1. Connect students with Georgia Green Industry.

2. Links classroom instruction directly to real life.

3. Establish guidelines for achievement.

4.Award high levels of competence in the curriculum of horticulture.

5.Improve student participation by encouraging certification for
performance.

6. Increase the self-esteem of the student.

7. Program reputation in community and industry for producing student
excellence.

*HOW TO REGISTER?* Deadline for Registration is January 7th.
To register for the Junior GGIA certification email [log in to unmask]
with the below information:

A. Name of School: ________________
B. Address of School: ______________________
C. Teacher's Name Attending: _________________
D. Other Adults Names Attending: _______________
E. Student's Name and T-shirt size Attending: ________________
* Maximum of 10 students per adult/teacher

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Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-542-3679 / 706-540-0032
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