Update #1: The judge training will be held at the World Savvy offices, 474 Valencia Street Suite 156, on Tuesday, March 6 from 6-7:30PM. Email [masked] to reserve a spot. If you can't make it, there's an online option: watch these two short videos and take the quiz at the end.
Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7NSwebH4rM&feature=youtu.be
Video 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieBRWG0QNQY&feature=youtu.be
Judge Quiz: http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=np94f315da38cda7
Update #2: The World Savvy organizers would like some information for registration. Please shoot me your full name, email address, mailing address, and phone number.
Update #3: Adam K will be leading this event in my absence. Keep an eye out for a message from him.
Every year, the World Savvy nonprofit organizes a competition where middle and high school students research and present a solution for a critical global problem. This year, the topic is "sustainable communities". We will volunteer as judges and critique their presentation, teamwork, creativity, and critical thinking skills. No previous experience is necessary. Nor are you expected to be an expert in sustainable communities.
As judges, we divide into four or five person groups and listen to presentations by teams from schools from Marin all the way to Monterrey. We'll grade their performance and provide feedback. It's a great way to connect to students and get a sense of the education 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 (8AM - 4PM) and is held at San Francisco State University.
In addition to the event, there's also a mandatory one to two hour orientation in downtown SF, date TBD.