An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

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What should Price do a session on at the next IESA Coaches Workshop?

Prepping for Driver's Ed distribution in High School
6
13%
Why a Knitting Class Can Help Your Team Win a State Title
7
15%
mACF Bonus Style
13
27%
Prepping Your Team for Computer SCIENCE! Questions
1
2%
Pyramidal Question Writing
14
29%
Using Hoses to Help Your Team Defeat Better Teams
4
8%
How to Make Squaring a Whole, Single-Digit Number a 30-Second Toss-Up
3
6%
 
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An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:22 am

So, I suddenly got an idea this morning...
What if I go down to the Coaches Workshop this October, and do a session over writing pyramidal toss-ups and why this is a good thing. Yes, I'd be doing this session with QG reps just outside the door. In fairness, I AM seeing more 'good questions' from the QG people, but there's still a hose here and there, and still a number of buzzer races. If we can emphasize that better questions can be done, it may put a little pressure on the company that has a near monopoly on commercially available questions in Illinois MS.
AND I can also introduce the mACF bonus style (as done at Northwestern) and discuss why this is a good thing, too, citing all of the benefits we've discussed on this board.

So? Who has my back on this?!?!

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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by Deviant Insider » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:53 pm

I have actual experience leading a session on writing pyramidal toss-ups and why this is a good thing with QG reps just outside the door. Go for it.
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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by Tegan » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:00 pm

I could do the knitting workshop, and Laird could do the Drivers Ed workshop (provided he gets his license back by then).

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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by the return of AHAN » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:42 pm

Shcool wrote:I have actual experience leading a session on writing pyramidal toss-ups and why this is a good thing with QG reps just outside the door. Go for it.
Got anything you can offer up material-wise for such a presentation?
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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by Deviant Insider » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:50 pm

Some of my main points can be found on page 14 here. There's lots of good advice from somebody smarter than me here. I also just forwarded some things to you in an email that I could post here if anybody cares.
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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by dxdtdemon » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:21 am

Tegan wrote:I could do the knitting workshop, and Laird could do the Drivers Ed workshop (provided he gets his license back by then).
I didn't realize that anyone else in the quizbowl community actually knit. All I have to say about that is, k1p2, yo.
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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by David Riley » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:10 pm

I think you must have to be a math-minded person to knit. My art teacher in the seventh grade tried to teach us how to do it and most of us failed miserably.
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Re: An idea for a session at the IESA Workshop for Coaches

Post by Tegan » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:44 pm

Note: for the record, Tom Egan does not knit. I have nothing against the practice, as a friend's wife does knit. I however do not actually knit.

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