Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 05:46:52 -0500
Reply-To: Teri Hamlin <thamlin@GAAGED.ORG>
Sender: Ag Ed Discussion Group <AGED-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Teri Hamlin <thamlin@GAAGED.ORG>
Subject: Jan. 8th Deadline for WinterGreen Conference and Jr. GGIA
Agriculture Education Teachers - don't miss this educational opportunity
2010 WinterGreen Conference
Teachers can earn 1 plu
For a complete conference brochure go to:
All teachers who had nursery landscape teams or preparing floriculture
should be preparing students for Junior GGIA Certification.
Date: January 28th, 2010
NEW Location: Gwinnett Civic Center, Duluth, GA
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.
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
HOW TO JOIN GGIA? Contact Georgia Green Industry Association at
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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.
HOW TO REGISTER? Deadline for Registration is January 8th.
To register for the Junior GGIA certification email email@example.com
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
WHO DO I MAKE THE CHECK OUT TO? North Region Agriculture Education , Bring
check or cash to registration on Jan 8th.
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