Be a Judge at the World Savvy Challenge

Every year, the World Savvy nonprofit organizes a competition where middle and high school students research and present a solution for a global problem. This year, the topic is sustainable communities. We'll volunteer as judges and critique their presentation, teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking skills. No previous experience is necessary and it's not necessary to be an expert in the topic.

There are many ways to participate in the event but I feel that being a judge is the most fun. We break into four or five person panels and get to listen to presentations by teams from schools from Marin to Monterrey. We'll grade their performance and provide constructive feedback. It's a great way to connect to students and get a sense of the educational system in the Bay Area. Some presentations look like VC pitch decks. Other presentations are more like performance art. The event runs the whole day (9AM - 4PM) and is held at San Francisco State University.

World Savvy is using EventBrite for registration so reserve a "Judge" ticket at http://volunteer-wsc-13-sf.eventbrite.com/ and RSVP here on Meetup as well so we can coordinate our group.

Judges also need to complete one online training session. San Francisco Judge Trainings will take place in-person or online on the following dates:

Tuesday 2/26 6:00- 7:30 PM PST
In-Person Training
World Savvy office, 474 Valencia Suite 156, SF, CA 94103

Tuesday 3/5 6:00-7:00 PM PST
Online Webinar:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.71B68F9314A648A8357BDFDF703A9E

Thursday 3/7 6:00-7:00 PM PST
Online Webinar:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.054AA80D67EF76F5A3C7134EEFAFF4

Here's some feedback from last year's event:

"This was such fun. Thanks so much for turning me onto this organization. I had never heard of them before, and I'm so glad to have them on my radar now." -Pam

"World Savvy rocks! I was very impressed with World Savvy!" -Toasted Cheese

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  • Lili G.

    an amazing meet-up, really impressed with what kids these days are able to come up with. Garry, thanks so much for organizing!

    March 19, 2013

  • Cyndi

    nice to know the kids are thinking of their future.... so much more than what we did at their age!! thanks Garry!

    March 17, 2013

  • Lisa

    Amazing meetup!

    March 17, 2013

  • Sarita

    Garry, thanks very much for organizing. Great event and nice meeting the group.

    March 17, 2013

  • Lynne

    What a great day! Wonderful to see our youth's work on these global issues. Thanks to Garry for organizing.

    March 16, 2013

  • garry

    Last minute notes:

    Judges will register in Creative Arts 154. There is a Judge refresher at 8:30 AM.

    Parking is available in Lot 20 ($5/full day). You can check out the campus map here: https://worldsavvy.egnyte.com/h-s/20130316/00b0476678dd40e5

    See you tomorrrow!

    March 15, 2013

  • Han

    Can't make it after all, hopefully next time.

    March 14, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Garry,
    I've looked at the photos and the webinar. What's next?

    March 12, 2013

  • garry

    Linda and Ssaazi, I don't think you registered on the EventBrite link above. Please do that by end of day tomorrow at the latest. Everyone else who messaged me, we are all good for Saturday.

    March 12, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Okay, the tech gods are smiling today. I've been able to download all 3 items.

    March 12, 2013

  • Cyndi

    can we get a copy of the ARs in advance?

    March 12, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Well, Linda Tabor-Beck's full name is Linda Tabor-Beck. My computer keeps freezing when I try to watch the info links, so I still don't have any "training." I'll keep trying, however.

    March 12, 2013

  • garry

    hi all, thanks to everyone who got back to me. these people have *not* messaged me confirming their attendance and full names yet: han, cyndi, vin linto, erin, linda tabor-beck. please get this to my by end of today, otherwise you guys might be on your own. thanks

    March 12, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Hi,

    I originally signed on to help out at this event, then had to drop out. My plans have been changed for me yet again, so now I can help agaim. Do you still need any help? Also, I've missed the training, so don't know what to do about that.

    March 11, 2013

    • garry

      hi linda, there are still spots available so 1) sign up on the eventbrite link and 2) review the webinar, slides, and judge packet (links are in the comments). then 3) message me afterwards so i can coordinate our judging panels. thanks!

      March 11, 2013

  • garry

    hey peeps, please message me your full name so we can be placed on the same judging panels. thanks! garry

    March 10, 2013

  • garry

    For everyone who has not been able to participate in a judge training yet, please take some time to watch the recording of last night's webinar here: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2013-03-07.1832.M.B20895C4BE9F55E1A8B7D45F7D5673.vcr&sid=2012687 Here is a link to the slides from the presentation: https://worldsavvy.egnyte.com/h-s/20130308/67a94d67f4984018

    And here is a judge packet with an overview of events, tips, rubrics, and a volunteer waiver: https://worldsavvy.egnyte.com/h-s/20130308/2f0b754903e8459a

    March 8, 2013

  • garry

    Yay for self-study! The last training webinar is being held tonight, but it requires Java, a security risk and non-starter for tech-savvy users. So World Savvy has agreed to send out a recording of the training webinar to everyone registered as a judge on EventBrite. Make sure you are registered on the EventBrite page, otherwise you will not be able to participate next Saturday: http://volunteer-wsc-13-sf.eventbrite.com

    March 7, 2013

  • Que

    My apologies, something came up that I can't seem to get out off.

    March 4, 2013

  • Gayle

    I've got conflicts with all of the training sessions. Could you archive and share a link to the webinar, so that I can watch it at a different time this week? I'm eager to prepare and eager to attend the event on the 16th. Thanks for organizing this!

    March 4, 2013

    • garry

      Yep, I'll capture it and post a link later this week.

      March 4, 2013

  • garry

    Remember to complete the online training this week peeps. Here are the deets. Tuesday 3/5 6:00-7:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar:
    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.71B68F9314A648A8357BDFDF703A9E

    Thursday 3/7 6:00-7:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar:
    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.054AA80D67EF76F5A3C7134EEFAFF4

    March 4, 2013

  • garry

    This is a reminder that the judge training is taking place TONIGHT at 6:00 PM at the World Savvy Office, located at 474 Valencia Street, Suite 156. If you're planning on coming tonight, please RSVP here: http://sfjudgetraining.eventbrite.com/

    If you can't make it tonight, there are two webinar trainings taking place next week.

    February 26, 2013

  • Linda T.

    So sorry I have to drop out. Hopefully next year.

    February 22, 2013

  • garry

    Hi Folks, Remember to attend one of these upcoming judge training events! Tuesday 2/26 6:00- 7:30 PM PST
    In-Person Training
    World Savvy office, 474 Valencia Suite 156, SF, CA 94103

    Tuesday 3/5 6:00-7:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar:
    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.71B68F9314A648A8357BDFDF703A9E

    Thursday 3/7 6:00-7:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar:
    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012687&password=M.054AA80D67EF76F5A3C7134EEFAFF4

    February 21, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Thanks, Garry. See you at Creative Arts bldg.

    January 30, 2013

  • garry

    Here's a campus map which shows where to park and meet: http://worldsavvy.org/assets/documents/uploads/2012_WSC_Map.pdf

    January 30, 2013

  • Linda T.

    WHERE on campus does this take place?

    January 29, 2013

  • Linda T.

    Should be fun!

    January 29, 2013

  • garry

    wow, great turnout so far! remember to reserve your spot on the eventbrite link above ^^. they ran out of spots early last time.

    January 29, 2013

  • Cyndi

    SOUNDS INTERESTING!

    January 29, 2013

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