Other than the teams, the appraisers are the most important part of our regional tournament! We want them to be comfortable in their roles as ap-PRAISE-rs. Designed with ALL appraisers (new & experienced) in mind, this session will cover program structure, terminology, appraiser roles, rules of the road & how to apply them, rubrics for evaluating challenge elements, what to expect on tournament day, & how to interact with teams, team managers, & team parents. Additional sessions will address challenge-specific & role-specific appraiser topics.
By the end of the session, participants will be certified to appraise their assigned challenge.