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Future City Competition
Georgia Region
RM 150 Bldg. N, SPSU
1100 South Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30060

PLATINUM SPONSORS

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WORKSHOPS

Future City National and Georgia Regional provide support to our Educators, Mentors, Judges and Volunteers in the form of Handbooks,  Workshops and Webinars.

HANDBOOKS

This handy guide should provide you with all the information you need to get started and see you students through to the Regional Competition. For an on-line downloadable copy of the 2012-13 Program Handbook click on the link below

2012-13 PROGRAM HANDBOOK

 
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

All Workshops are free of charge unless otherwise noted and are held on the SPSU campus.All our workshops are taped and available on-line approximately 2 weeks after the initial in-person workshop offering.

The Georgia Region offers Workshops for:

To register for one of the Workshops listed below please download and complete the registration form and email it back to us at least 72 hours prior to the date of the Workshop. Registrations are on a first-come first-served basis as space is limited.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM


FOR EDUCATORS

FUTURE CITY EDUCATOR OVERVIEW

Oct 5, 2013  9:30am- 12:30pm
RM 175,  Bldg. N, Architecture Building, SPSU

Want to know how to lead a successful competition team? Then attend this teachers overview workshop. The  seminar provides basic information about the competition components and rubrics (Virtual City Design, Research Essay, City Narrative, Scale Model and Presentation). She also discusses organization options for Future City, provides tips for success and answers your questions about the Educator sponsor role.

Please note that while this Workshop is structured for Eduators, Mentors are always welcome to attend.


EDUCATOR OVERVIEW PDF


FUTURE CITY 101

Sept 10, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to educators, students and mentors. It will provide an overview of the competition and its components. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.

 

NEW SIMCITY 101

Sept 17, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to educators, students and mentors. It will provide an overview of the new cloud based SimCity and its new features. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.


WRITE THE ESSAYS 

Oct 2, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to educators, students and mentors. It will provide an overview of the Research and Narrative Essay components of the competition. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.


CMS TRAINING 101

OCt 16, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to educators, and mentors. It will provide an overview of the competition management system and how to create your teams and upload your files for judging. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.


JUDGING SIMCITY 4 DELUXE

Nov 5, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to judges. It will provide an overview of Virtual City component of the competition and how to judge those entrees using SimCity 4 Deluxe. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.

JUDGING NEW SIMCITY

Nov 5, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to judges. It will provide an overview of Virtual City component of the competition and how to judge those entrees using the cloud based New SimCity. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.

JUDGING MODEL/PRESENTATION 

Dec 10, 2013  4:30pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to judges. It will provide an overview of Model and Presentation components of the competition and how to judge the teams on the day of Regional Competition. This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.

CMS TRAINING FOR DAY OF REGIONALS

Nov 5, 2013  3:00pm- 5:30pm
Webinar

This online webinar sponsored by FC National is open to judges. It will provide an overview of how to upload panel room judges scores and keep track of preliminary round judging scores on the day of Regional Competition.  This webinar will also be recorded and posted on the FC National youtube  page for those who cannot attend the webinar.

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FOR STUDENTS

RESEARCH AND WRITE THE ESSAYS

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This 6-hour Workshop for students follows a process of design, research, write and edit to teach students the basic skills they will need to write a Research Essay and develop the City Narrative.

Please note that while this Workshop is structured for Students, Educators and Mentors are always welcome to attend.


PLAN AND BUILD THE MODEL

Nov. 23, 2013  9:30am- 12:30pm
DESIGN II AUDITORIUM,  Bldg. I-2 DESIGN II BUILDING, SPSU

This 4-hour workshop will introduce students to basic modeling making skills such as measuring, scaling, and constructing basic proportional models from found materials. This will serve as an introduction to the relative sizes of humans and the environments which they inhabit, so that in January their competition models will more realistically and believably depict the relationships of humans and built space.

Please note that while this Workshop is structured for Students, Educators and Mentors are always welcome to attend.


PLAN AND DELIVER THE PRESENTATION

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This 6-hour workshop for students places students in teams to plan and deliver a presentation. The presentations will be video-taped and critiqued and the team will have an opportunity to make improvements and deliver their improved presentation.

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FOR MENTORS

FUTURE CITY MENTOR OVERVIEW

Sept 8, 2012  9:30am- 12:30pm
RM 221,  Bldg. Q, Engineering Technology Center, SPSU

This seminar provides and introduction to best mentoring practices as well as, basic information about the competition components and rubrics (Virtual City Design, Research Essay, City Narrative, Scale Model and Presentation). 

MENTOR OVERIEW PDF

BEMENTOR WEBINAR- GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR TEAM

Our national sponsor Bentley provided an on-line webinar for Future City Mentors. A link to this webinar is provided below. You will have to install Java Installer on your computer before you can view the webinar. The link will provide you with this option.

WEBINAR- GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR TEAM

BE MENTOR ON-LINE TRAINING

Our national sponsor Bentley has developed an on-line mentoring tool designed to help you become a better mentor. The service is free, all you have to do is register on-line and get started. It includes                 

  • regularly scheduled "LIVE" BeMentor meetings
  • guest speakers will include: Industry experts, Future City Alumni, winning team mentors, mentor leaders, academic professionals
  • on-going "Virtual Collaboration" & a "Best Practices Environment"
  • mentors will connect with Regional Coordinators through forum exchanges and Q/A sessions
  • Digital Classroom Presentation Kits will be provided to new members
  • virtual mentor training will be provided

You can join BeMentor by clicking on the link below                 

BE MENTOR

 

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FOR JUDGES

PRELIMINARY ROUND JUDGE TRAINING SESSION

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This 2 hour workshop provides and orientation to the FUTURE CITY competition and reviews the procedures and rubrics you will be using in evaluating the competition entries.

 

SOCIETY AND SPECIAL AWARDS JUDGE TRAINING SESSION

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This 1 hour workshop provides and orientation to the FUTURE CITY competition and the procedures for evaluating competition teams for Society and Special Awards. Criteria and rubrics are specific to each Award. 

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