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.

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