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Registration deadline for Jr. GGIA Certification is Jan. 7th

*Date:* January 27th, 2010
*Location:* Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth, GA

*AGENDA*
9:00 - 9:25 Registration and Pick Up Name Badges
9:30 -11:30  Jr. GGIA Testing (Plant ID & Exam)
11:30-12:30 GGIA Career Speakers, Announcement of Winners, Group Photo
12:30 -3:00 Lunch and Trade Show Visit

*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: _______________
**Maximum of 10 students per adult/teacher*


*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 pass a minimum of one part of the
certification.


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 MUCH DOES IT COST?*
The registration fee is $10.00 for students from
a school that is a GGIA member by 12/30/2010 and $20.00 for students from
non-member schools.


*HOW TO PREPARE for Junior GGIA Certification*

NEW this year - Mr. Todd Hurt has prepared a web interactive study site for
Jr. GGIA. Website includes: Plant Id Practice Quiz Plant Photo Gallery
Lightbox Gallery Practice Written Exam Quiz

To set up an account go to http://urbanagtraining.com and register as a new
user.

Once you get a confirmation email (it can take up to 30 minutes depending on
traffic to receive the email please be patient) you will be asked to enter a
pass phrase use "qwerty" without the quotes. Please Note: There are three
web courses listed on this page. Please select the course in which you are
registered for or you will be studying the wrong plant list. The courses are
clearly marked. Mr. Hurt has included detailed instructions inside of the
course. Please feel free to contact him if something should be clearer. Todd
Hurt" <[log in to unmask]>, He have also added a discussion forum at the top for
reporting of problems.

--
Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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