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State Meet Is Postponed until May 12

Due to safety and travel concerns, the 2018 USAT State Competition has been rescheduled for May 12, 2018 at Woodbury Middle School (the location has not changed). If your team registered for the State Meet, please confirm your team’s attendance at May

Posted in Announcements, For Coaches and Teachers, For Hosts and Facilitators, For Parents

Never Too Early to Think About Next Year! Helping Your Students Set Goals in 3 Steps

To our teams who are moving on to the State Competition this year, congrats! But for the rest of our teams, we’re not just going to say “better luck next year.” We want to help your team get ready for

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Posted in Enrichment Activities, For Coaches and Teachers, For Parents, Resources

Elements of Storytelling: The End

From here on out, the goal is to get the protagonist back to a State of Perfection (SOP). It may or may not be the same SOP as the beginning, but they’ve got to end up better off somehow after

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Posted in Elements of Storytelling, For Coaches and Teachers, For Kids, For Parents, Resources

The Naturalist Intelligence

For the final installment in our Multiple Intelligences series, we’ll be looking at one of the types of intelligence that can be the hardest to recognize. In fact, Howard Gardner, who first put forth the theory of multiple intelligences in

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Posted in For Coaches and Teachers, For Parents, Multiple Intelligences, Resources

A Review of the SCAMPER Technique

SCAMPER is a valuable technique for students as they approach USAT challenges. Mind Sprints often are centered on brain-storming activities, or at least have a bonus round that requires quick thinking and fast answers. SCAMPER is a great way to

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Posted in For Coaches and Teachers, For Kids, For Parents, SCAMPER Technique

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