Mar
28
to Mar 30

2019 State Conference

  • Doubletree Hotel SeaTac (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The early advisor registration for the WTSA State Conference is now open. The link to register is https://www.registermychapter.com/tsa/wa.

There is a $50 discount for advisors who register early. Please read the following guidelines:

1. This is for advisors only, not students.

2. You can only register if you have already completed your affiliation with National TSA.

3. You will log on to the registration system using your National TSA log in information.

4. Advisors must be registered by Dec. 31, 2018, at 5 pm. No exceptions, no refunds!

5. I must receive payment by Jan. 15, 2019, at the latest. If I don't receive payment by that date, then your $50 discount will be removed and you will have to pay the regular price.

6. I will send out invoices once a week between now and Dec. 31, as advisors start registering. That invoice will show the $50 discount. If you click on the invoice in the registration system, it WILL NOT show the discount.

7. You will need to process the invoice I send you quickly with your school financial office, to get me the check by Jan. 15. Again, I have to receive payment by that date if you want the discount.

8. If you aren't sure if you are coming to state, then do not use the early registration option. There are no refunds for anyone signed up on the Dec. 31 deadline.

Regular registration for students and advisors will open on January 1, 2019. Only currently affiliated TSA chapters are eligible to participate in the State Conference. Students must qualify to attend the State Conference. Contact WTSA Exec. Dir. Jennifer Smith for more details at jsmith@washingtontsa.org.

View Event →
Feb
11
to Feb 13

2nd Extemp Speech online "regional"

Extemporaneous Speech is one of our most popular events at State. While it does not require hours of work ahead of time, practice is definitely recommended. For this “regional” event, please follow the guidelines below, to get the maximum benefit from this event.

  1. BEFORE you look at the topics listed, collect the following items: writing utensil, 3x5 notecard (or small piece of paper), stopwatch of some kind, and a recording device.

  2. Once you are prepared, look at the three topics. Choose one.

  3. Take 15 minutes to write your speech on your notecard. DO NOT look up any information. The point is to write this speech on your own!

  4. Suggestion - start with an outline of your speech. Then write an opening and a conclusion. If you still have time, make a list of talking points. It’s pretty much impossible to actually write a 3-5 minute speech in 15 minutes.

  5. As soon as your 15 minutes is done, you need to give your speech to your recording device. You can have someone record you, or just set up your phone to record.

  6. The goal is a speech that is at least 3 minutes long, and no more than 5 minutes long. Deductions are given for speeches that are too short, or too long.

  7. Once you are done, upload the file to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lPaiob3IQogO6yG3LuUObuuCFDF2LEzu?usp=sharing. While you will not identify yourself during your speech at State, you do need to name your speech file with your name and school, so that we can give you feedback.

  8. Good luck. Please don’t cheat. The goal is to give yourself practice for the actual event at the State Conference.

TOPICS

Students of all ages, even primary school age, seem to live for their phones. What impact are smart mobile devices having on society, peer groups, learning methods, information retention, and more? Is it beneficial, or negative?

Millions of people are impacted by cancer. TSA partners with the American Cancer Society. What can Washington TSA chapters do, during the next six weeks and at the State Conference, as ACS fundraising/awareness activities?

As a Career and Technical Student Organization, TSA provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, and career exploration and research, through competitive events, as well as events such as Fall Leadership, Legislative Advocacy Day, regional competitions, and the State and National Conference. Are we doing enough? How could we do more, and what would it look like? Give specific examples, and solutions.

View Event →
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

High School Regional Competition - Shorecrest

Shorecrest High School will be hosting a regional competition on Saturday, February 9, from 8 am to 2 pm.

Schedule:

8:00 Registration / Check In

8:45 Welcome

9:00 Competitions Begin!

9:00 Event Review

12:00 Lunch

1:30 Awards Ceremony

Modified Competitive Events: (Awards for 1st - 3rd place)

Architectural Design

Board Game Design

Children’s Stories

Coding (Bring Laptop)

Digital Video Production

Dragster Design

Fashion Design

Forensic Science (Test only)

Photographic Technology

Technology Problem Solving (No toolbox needed)

Video Game Design

Comprehensive Event Review: Present your project with a printed rubric for ANY event to a judge to receive feedback.

Cost is $15 per student, pizza for lunch.

REGISTER HERE BY JAN 11, 2019: https://tinyurl.com/TSA-SC-Regionals

Question? Contact Kari Potter, kari.potter@shorelineschools.org, 206-393-4286

View Event →
Feb
6
3:00 PM15:00

High School Regional Competition - Stanwood

Stanwood High School will offer a regional competition from 3-7 pm on February 6th. The event is free, and pizza will be provided.

They will offer modified versions of these events:

Middle School:

•Structural Engineering

•Problem Solving

•Tech Bowl

•CAD Engineering

High School:

•Structural Design & Engineering

•Technology Problem Solving

•Technology Bowl

•CAD Engineering

Interested chapter advisors should contact Ross Short at rshort@scsd.ac to register, or for more information.

View Event →
Feb
4
to Feb 8

Second online On Demand Video "regional"

Link for uploading: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VStba5Pgzf-vin41cx8DcosXDAQ5WU6V

Please title your video with your school name. If you have more than one team from your school, add Team 1, Team 2, etc.

On Demand is one of our most popular events at State, and normally about half of the videos won't play when the judges are judging. LUCKILY, National TSA finally changed the DVD requirement, and students are now required to submit an MP4 file. We want students to have the practice of filming and editing, planning a shot log, working with different lighting, learning how to upload a video, and how much time it takes, and going through the event guide to make sure they are meeting the regulations.

A. Video entries must be submitted in MP4 format suitable for being played in VLC Media Player.

1. For more information regarding VLC Media Player, visit www.videolan.org.

2. Teams are strongly encouraged to view their completed entry in VLC Media Player before online submission to be sure their video plays as designed.

Line of dialogue: “This is not what I had in mind.”

Props: newspaper, headphones, ruler

Videos should be no more than 60 seconds long. There are penalties for going over the time limit.

If you have questions, email jsmith@washingtontsa.org.

View Event →
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

HS/MS Regional Competition - CWU

Wahluke High School TSA Chapter will be hosting a Regionals Competition on February 2nd at Hogue Hall at Central Washington University.  If there are specific events that you would be interested in having at the Regional event, please contact John Ellsworth at jellsworth@wahluke.net  

Cost for attending the event will be :  $5/student or $50 flat fee per chapter. 

Lunch:  Lunch will not be provided, but there will be a one hour lunch break from 11:30 to 12:30 for all teams/people to run and get food.

The Current Offerings at the event will be:

On Demand Video

Photographic Technology

3D CAD - Please be sure to bring your laptops for your students to compete on them.

(More events to come as we get closer to the event)

(We also hope to do project viewing/feedback for all events)

View Event →
Jan
31
2:30 PM14:30

Middle School Regional Competition - Evergreen MS

Evergreen Middle School is hosting a regional competition on Thursday, January 31, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.Cost is $10 per person, early dinner will be served. The event is limited to 50 total participants.

Events:

  • Coding (written and mini problem)

  • Forensics (written and mini challenge)

  • CAD Foundations (CAD computers will be provided)

  • Project Viewing (STEM animation, Web site design, Microcontroller, Children's Stories, others by request)
    Please note: project viewing is limited to each person only being able to present one individual or team project

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/siwrIrnG1HITV6Cq1

Questions: Kelly Goodmansen (KGoodmansen@everettsd.org) and Rachel Shafer (RShafer@everettsd.org)

View Event →
Jan
28
to Jan 31

First online On Demand Video "regional"

Link for uploading videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UP4tW_na-ld1GNqW9Q90VlJ4ADW-UapJ?usp=sharing

Please title your video with your school name. If you have more than one team from your school, add Team 1, Team 2, etc.

On Demand is one of our most popular events at State, and normally about half of the videos won't play when the judges are judging. LUCKILY, National TSA finally changed the DVD requirement, and students are now required to submit an MP4 file. We want students to have the practice of filming and editing, planning a shot log, working with different lighting, learning how to upload a video, and how much time it takes, and going through the event guide to make sure they are meeting the regulations.

A. Video entries must be submitted in MP4 format suitable for being played in VLC Media Player.

1. For more information regarding VLC Media Player, visit www.videolan.org.

2. Teams are strongly encouraged to view their completed entry in VLC Media Player before online submission to be sure their video plays as designed.

B. Students must submit a PDF of the Student Copyright Checklist.

Line of dialogue: “Why does this always happen to me?”

Props: banana, cell phone (any type), wristwatch

Videos should be no more than 60 seconds long. There are penalties for going over the time limit.

If you have questions, email jsmith@washingtontsa.org.

View Event →
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

HS/MS Regional Competition - Sunnyside

Sunnyside High School will hold a regional competition on Saturday, January 26. The event will be free.

Events will be Technology Problem Solving for high school, and Problem Solving for middle school. There will also be a comprehensive project review for all projects/events with a panel of judges.

Check in will start at 8:00 am, with opening remarks at 8:30 am.

Lunch will not be provided, but there are many eating establishments in the area.

For more information or to register, contact Spencer Martin at spencer.martin@sunnysideschools.org

View Event →
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

Middle School Project Review - Centennial MS

Centennial Middle School is holding a STEAM night January 23rd from 5-7 pm. This will be a project review for student TSA projects. Students will be presenting projects to all attendees.

For more information contact:

Heather Wright

Heather.Wright@wvsd.org

 Centennial Middle School

915 N. Ella Rd

Spokane, WA 99212

 (509) 922-5482


View Event →
Jan
21
to Jan 22

First online Extemporaneous Speech "regional"

Extemporaneous Speech is one of our most popular events at State. While it does not require hours of work ahead of time, practice is definitely recommended. For this “regional” event, please follow the guidelines below, to get the maximum benefit from this event.

  1. BEFORE you look at the topics listed, collect the following items: writing utensil, 3x5 notecard (or small piece of paper), stopwatch of some kind, and a recording device.

  2. Once you are prepared, look at the three topics. Choose one.

  3. Take 15 minutes to write your speech on your notecard. DO NOT look up any information. The point is to write this speech on your own!

  4. Suggestion - start with an outline of your speech. Then write an opening and a conclusion. If you still have time, make a list of talking points. It’s pretty much impossible to actually write a 3-5 minute speech in 15 minutes.

  5. As soon as your 15 minutes is done, you need to give your speech to your recording device. You can have someone record you, or just set up your phone to record.

  6. The goal is a speech that is at least 3 minutes long, and no more than 5 minutes long. Deductions are given for speeches that are too short, or too long.

  7. Once you are done, email the file to speeches@washingtontsa.org, or text it to WTSA at 541-490-8466. While you will not identify yourself during your speech, you do need to send your name and school with your speech file, so that we can give you feedback.

  8. Good luck. Please don’t cheat. The goal is to give yourself practice for the actual event at the State Conference.

TOPICS

Charter vs. public vs. private, Basic Ed vs. CTE, teacher shortages vs. closing teaching programs - Is our education system broken, and how can we fix it?

Millions of people are impacted by cancer. TSA partners with the American Cancer Society. What can Washington TSA chapters do, during the next two months and at the State Conference, as ACS fundraising/awareness activities?

Drones can deliver packages, survey downed power lines, and help catch criminals. How do we utilize the amazing capabilities of UAVs, and still protect the privacy and safety of the American people?

View Event →
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

High School Regional Competition - Stanton Academy

Stanton Academy in Yakima is hosting a regional qualifying TSA competition on January 19, 2019. The following events will be offered - Board Game Design, Children’s Stories, Extemporaneous Speech, Photographic Technology, Prepared Presentation, Problem Solving, VEX Robotics.

Individual interviews and feedback from judges will be offered for all other High School Events.

To register for our regionals, contact me (Holli Wolcott) by email at Wolcott.holli@yakimaschools.org.

$10 per high school student in Yakima School District/$15 per student out of district, includes lunch, a snack, and supplies.

9:00-11:30 Event competitions, individual event feedback

11:30-12:15 Lunch

12:30-3:00 Problem solving, individual event feedback

View Event →
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Middle School Regional Competition - Brier Terrace - CLOSED

The Brier Terrace event is now full and closed.

Brier Terrace Middle School will hold a regional competition January 19th from 9-3.  They will have Structures, Video game design and Problem solving for events. Event is open to the first 100 registered participants. Cost is $15 per person which includes a pancake breakfast, lunch, and materials.  Participants must bring their own super glue for Structures.   This competition is open to schools outside the Edmonds School District.  Email Todd Johnston at johnstont@edmonds.wednet.edu to register.

View Event →
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Middle School Regional Competition - Finn Hill

Finn Hill Middle School is hosting a middle school regional competition with the following events: Problem Solving, CO2 Dragsters, Photography, Prepared Speech and Game Design.

Please bring a laptop for every Video Game being submitted.  There will be a testing/feedback opportunity for students.

Registration form is at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfjLfpwEGNimF1ahqpxKAWKRpQ1xRgCIRrQzlvfM3jfVVbR-Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Cost is $10 per student (advisors are free), and includes awards and pizza. More information is on the registration form.

View Event →
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

High School Regional Competition - Henry M Jackson

Henry M Jackson will hold a regional event on Jan 12, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Registration is online at https://goo.gl/forms/C2FA0B1xcSUJfpDm2

Registration due by end of day 12/18. For more information, contact Judy Baker at JBaker@everettsd.org

Events:

Architecture

Biotech

Digital Vid Prod

Fashion Design

Music Production

On-Demand Video (will send out prompt beforehand)

SciVis

Software Development

View Event →
2018 WTSA State Conference
Mar
22
to Mar 24

2018 WTSA State Conference

  • Doubletree Hotel SeaTac (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration is open for all participants at https://www.registermychapter.com/tsa/wa.

Registration will close on February 14, 2018.

Cost: $285 per student, $375/$475 regular advisor cost (shared or single room)

If you try to register, and receive a Financial Block message, contact Jennifer Smith at jsmith@washingtontsa.orgto resolve the issue.

Students - nominate your chapter advisor for the Advisor of the Year award

Register to purchase an Observer Pass for Friday, March 23, at the WTSA State Conference

View Event →
Washington CTE Civic Engagement Day
Feb
15
8:00 AM08:00

Washington CTE Civic Engagement Day

The Washington State Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), Washington Association of Career & Technical Education, and OSPI Career & Technical Education Staff invite Career & Technical Education Students and their teachers to attend the Annual CTE Student Leadership Civic Engagement Day at the State Capital. This unique opportunity allows student leaders from across the State of Washington to learn about state government and showcase CTE Programs while developing their leadership skills.

View Event →
Jan
6
9:00 AM09:00

Henry M. Jackson High School

Architectural Design,  Biotechnology Design, Children’s Stories,  Debating Technological Issues, Digital Video Production, Engineering Design, Essays on Technology, Fashion Design, Flight Endurance, Music Production, On Demand Video (prompt will be published on Wednesday, Jan 3rd), Photo Technology, Promotional Graphics, Technology Problem Solving

Cost is $10 per student, pizza for lunch

View Event →