JEA Idaho Quiz Bowl teams wanted

Simple sign-up and the top 15 scoring teams in each state will be invited to compete in the National Journalism Quiz Bowl at the National High School Journalism Convention.

Michelle Harmon, President, ISJA

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Do you want the chance for your students to compete in the National Quiz Bowl at the next JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention? Do you want your students to study current events, journalism terminology, civics and general knowledge facts and you just need a “carrot” to get them there? Do you want a chance at bringing home a HUGE trophy?

 Then you should have them sign up for the National Quiz Bowl!

Again this month, your teams will need to pre-qualify for the on-site Quiz Bowl through our NEW online qualifying exam. 

 Step 1: Advisers can enroll teams of four to take this online quiz by going to:

https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/H6NJ6J

Teams of four students max will take this online, pre-qualifying quiz — it’s 30 questions, can be taken anytime between Jan. 23-27, 2017, but must be done in one sitting and is timed (20 min. or less), and may only be taken once per team. 

 It is free to take this online quiz. You may enroll teams in the course now, but the quiz will not be available until Jan. 23. Each team will need to be enrolled with a separate email address.

Teams with top scores will be notified through their adviser within a week of the exam closing date and will need to respond within two weeks to hold their spot in the live competition at the national convention. All qualifying teams will be recognized on the JEA website and various social media outlets.

Step 2: If notified, you may register your teams to compete onsite at the fall or spring JEA/NSPA Convention, and registration is $50/team.

At the convention, these registered teams will then take a pre-qualifying test with pencil and paper on the Friday of the convention at 8 a.m. Based on the results of that test, the TOP 16 teams will go on to the exciting Buzzer Rounds, which are the following morning (Saturday) at the convention, and vie for the #1 spot, bragging rights and a big trophy.

More details online at: National Journalism Quiz Bowl

Here’s more from Quiz Bowl Director, April (Ryan) van Buren:

Quiz Bowl is coming!!!

Last week, I sent an email to the listserv encouraging you to sign your students up to take a FREE Quiz Bowl quiz online. Here’s some more information:

HOW?

  • First, sign up each team of four students –EACH team must be signed up with a separate email address — go here to sign them up: https://canvas. instructure. com/enroll/H6NJ6J
  • They can take the quiz right away, if you want to enroll them and then have them just go to it.
  • Once the team is registered, the team gains access to the quiz. The team can log-in anytime between Jan. 23 and 27 and take the quiz.
  • Must be teams of four students.
  • The quiz is timed; groups have 20 mins. to complete the 30 question quiz in one sitting.
  • Please click through this slideshow I created – has step by step images that should help illustrate what it looks like: Registering for Qualifying Online Quiz Bowl Exam
  • If you make it through the slideshow and still have trouble accessing the quiz, please let me know!

 

WHY?

  • It’s free!
  • If your students don’t take the online quiz, they can’t sign up for the in-person Quiz Bowl at the next JEA/NSPA conference in Seattle.
  • Even if you’re not planning to compete in Seattle or attend the conference, this FREE quiz is a good motivator to get them excited about Current Events, Journalism, Civics and other trivia. Competition is great!

TIMELINE:

  • Teams with top online scores will be notified through their adviser within a week of the exam closing date and will need to respond within two weeks to hold their spot in the live competition at the national convention. All qualifying teams will be recognized on the JEA website and various social media outlets.
  • If notified, you may register your teams to compete onsite at the fall or spring JEA/NSPA Convention, and registration is $50/team.
  • At the convention, these registered teams will take a pre-qualifying test with pencil and paper on the Friday of the convention at 8 a.m. Based on the results of that test, the TOP 16 teams will go on to the exciting Buzzer Rounds, which are the following morning (Saturday) at the convention, and vie for the #1 spot, bragging rights and a big trophy.
  • More details online at: http://jea.org/home/ awards-honors/national- journalism-quiz-bowl/

 

In general, the order is this:

1) teams take online quiz (anytime Jan. 23-27);

2) top 16 teams from each state *may* go onto the pre-qualifying test at the conference (Friday morning, April 7);

3) the top 16 teams make it to the Buzzer Rounds (Saturday morning, April 8) and compete for the trophy

 

Questions?? Let me know!

 

April van Buren,

Quiz Bowl Director

[email protected]

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