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Presented By: Aundrea Tirapelle March 2, 2010 URS Corporation How to Run a Local Trig-Star Program ◦ Available Resources ◦ “Suggested” Timeline ◦ Administering the Exam ◦ Awards & Recognition State Level ◦ Duties ◦ What’s Due to Coordinator ◦ Trig-Star Participation Annual Trigonometry Exam Competition for High School Students ◦ 60 Minute Exam ◦ 100-point Test Introduce Students to the Surveying Profession Honor Students with Superior Math Skills Future Demand for Surveyors Fewer Entering the Profession Local Education Programs Discontinued ◦ Lack of Funding & Enrollment (Each Location Varies) September – December ◦ Contact Schools December – January ◦ Finalize Presentation Date February – April ◦ Give Presentation ◦ Administer Exam April – May ◦ Awards & Recognition ◦ Submit Items to State Coordinator Contact School(s) ◦ Pre-Made Letters ◦ Attend Department Meetings Possible Contacts: ◦ Math Teachers ◦ Parents ◦ Principals ◦ Vice Principals ◦ Counselors Finalize Date Prepare for Presentation ◦ Poster ◦ PowerPoint/Video ◦ Learn Talking Points ◦ Recruit Assistance Give Presentation Administer Exam Schedule Time to Announce Winners Inform Local News Take Photos Determine Local Winner ◦ The Student with the Highest Score is the Winner. In case of tie, fastest score wins. Awards & Recognition ◦ Order Plaque (form supplied) ◦ Print Certificates (preformatted) ◦ Press Release (sample provided) Submit Material to State Coordinator ◦ Contest Report Forms For EACH High School September – December ◦ Contact Schools December – January ◦ Finalize Presentation Date February – April ◦ Give Presentation ◦ Administer Exam April – May ◦ Awards & Recognition ◦ Submit Items to State Coordinator Guidelines & Rules Testing Dates Sample Letters Video & PowerPoint Posters Plaques & Certificates Sample Press Releases All forms are available on the CLSA website Under the Trig-Star Page Teacher Don’t See the Relevance of Program: ◦ Apply Classroom Learning to Real World Situations ◦ Referral Letters from Other Teachers Teacher Doesn’t Want to Give Up Class Time: ◦ Flexibility with Testing Dates and Times ◦ Combine Several Schools in one Location Possible Summer Job/Internship ◦ Most Students May Only be Aware of Field Surveying Diversity ◦ High Tech Career ◦ Indoor/Outdoor ◦ Use Personal Examples of the Versatility of the Profession Graduating LOAN FREE! What to Say/Do: ◦ Using Games ◦ PowerPoint Shows ◦ Real Life Stories ◦ Pre-Made Movies ◦ Large Events Reaching Students: ◦ New Technology ◦ History ◦ Why You Enjoy Surveying! Recruit Proctors Things you need ◦ Exams & Cover Sheets ◦ Stop Watch 60 Minute Maximum Time Allotted Test is Given Only Once Per High School Note: Do Not Distribute Exam Prior to Test Date ! Certificates & Plaques Donations ($$) Press Releases Completed Contest Report Form for EACH High School Top 3 Tests Copies of All Cover Sheets (California Specific) State test scores are compared by using the same rules as you would to determine the local winner. The winner will be awarded a cash prize & trophy. The winner of the State will go on to take the National Test. In July The Trig-Star Committee Meets to Grade All National Exams. The Top Three Students are Awarded Prize Money. ◦ Upon their graduation from high school. The Teacher of The Student Who Wins at The National Level is Also Given Prize Money. In The Fall of 2009 CLSA’s Board Approved $200.00 to Each High School Participating in The Trig-Star Program!! Qualifications: ◦ Completed Contest Report Form for EACH High School. ◦ A Check Will Be Sent Following The May Due Date. Trig-Star Participation: # OF SCHOOLS # OF STUDENTS REACHED FROM REACHED FROM 2004 - 2009 2004 - 2009 60 1500 40 1000 20 500 0 0 Minimal time commitment Set your own schedule Talk about what you love to do ◦ Explain to Students Why you Chose Surveying as a Career Ensure the future of your profession Joining or donating time to organizations such as: ◦ CLSA’s Trig-Star Program ◦ Girl & Boy Scouts of America ◦ ASCE-YMF - American Society of Civil Engineers - Younger Member Forum. ◦ ACE - Architecture, Construction, and Engineering, High School Mentoring Program Big Thanks to URS & RBF for the photography shown in this presentation.
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