Advisors

Information that is important and applies primarily to chapter advisors will be posted here. Chapter advisors should plan to check this page on a regular basis throughout the school year. In addition, current and past "Tuesday Tipster" e-mail updates will be posted here.

NOTE: During the months of January through March, the Secondary and Postsecondary Divisions will have separate Tuesday Tipsters. Please pay attention to the designator (S) or (PS) in the title of the Tuesday Tipster in order to make sure you are reading the correction edition.

Tuesday Tipster 2014-2015

  • [MI BPA 2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #31

    Dear Chapter Advisors,

    NOTE: Items marked (S) applies to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only.

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    National Leadership Conference (Anaheim, California): May 6-10, 2015

    *** NLC PROGRAM BOOKLET
    Get a head start on the National Leadership Conference by downloading, sharing, and reviewing the NLC Program Booklet. You may download the booklet by visiting www.bpa.org/nlc/program.

    *** GUESTS ATTENDING THE NLC AWARDS SESSION
    Parents and guests who are not registered national conference attendees may attend the awards session only. An “Awards Session only” wristband is available for $10. Advisors must purchase the wristband for their guests at the Finance Desk on Saturday, May 9, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please refer to the program booklet for the location of the BPA Finance Desk.

    *** NLC CONTACT NUMBER
    The telephone number which may be used to reach a Michigan BPA staff member on site at the national leadership conference is 313.451.1272.

    *** WATCH THE 2015 BPA NLC AWARDS SESSION LIVE
    Remember to tell supporters, family members, and friends that they can log in on Saturday, May 9 to watch the 2015 NLC Grand Awards Session live at www.thinkcybis.com/bpa-live/.

    6:00-8:00 PM Pacific Time/8:00-11:00 PM Eastern Time: Postsecondary Grand Awards Session
    8:30-11:30 PM Pacific Time/11:30 PM-2:30 AM Eastern Time: Secondary/Middle Level Grand Awards Session

    *** MICHIGAN BPA’S NLC MOBILE SITE
    Michigan BPA’s NLC mobile site will be up and running once the NLC begins. The site will be www.michiganbpa.org/nlcmobile.

    *** NLC JUDGES STILL NEEDED
    If there are any parents or chaperones from your chapter available willing to serve as a judge during the NLC, we can certainly use their assistance. Or if you have not selected a conference assignment for the NLC, please sign up to serve as a judge for an event in a different division than that which you service. Advisors who have selected another conference duty are welcome to judge in addition to other assignments.

    Judges receive a light, complimentary orientation meal immediately prior to the event. Many additional judges are needed to make the conference a success. The website for judges' registration is: https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/JudgesReg.aspx.

    BPA LOCAL CHAPTER OFFICER ELECTIONS With the end of the school year approaching, now is the best time to hold your chapter officer elections. This will allow the officers time to meet with one another during the summer months. In addition, this will help speed up the process of completing your fall conference registration, which is always due immediately upon returning to school in September. Get a jump start by electing your 2015-2016 chapter officers soon. SECONDARY SLC PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 30, 2015
    Don’t delay…purchase various SLC photographs while they are still available. Pictures will be available until 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Photographs taken by our official conference photographer are available for purchase via photo download at http://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. There are more than 2,000 pictures in our photo gallery.

    IMPORTANT: HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATIONS
    If you have booked hotel rooms online and are not attending the NLC, you must cancel your room or you will be charged cancellation penalties. This may also apply to consolidating rooms. If you are shifting people in a way that will result in canceling a hotel room, make sure you do so in advance. Call or e-mail your assigned hotel directly to make changes to hotel reservations.

    NLC GROUND TRANSPORTATION
    Discounted airport shuttle options are available from Super Shuttle. This link will take you to the Super Shuttle website and will automatically populate our group code, which is 2C92G. The airport shuttle options are available for both John Wayne-Orange County (SNA) Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=2C92G

    PRACTICE CERTIFICATION EXAMS
    Many BPA competitions have a certification component. Help your students prepare for these exams by visiting the MeasureUp website located at www.measureup.com/. This site offers practice exams for various certification exams that will be offered at the national conference.

    BPA NLC STUDENT SCHEDULES
    NLC schedules are ready to view. To view your schedules:
    1. Go to http://registermychapter.com/bpamem
    2. Login to "Leadership Conference Login"
    3. If you are asked to choose a conference click on 2015 NLC
    4. Choose "view your schedules"

    Please review your students' schedules today. All additions to a contest must be approved by the state office. Please let us know if there any deletions.

    You may send any requests for rescheduling to judithbmckinstry@gmail.com. Your request must include the reason you are requesting a change.

    NAP EXAM
    The National Association of Parliamentarians exam will be held at NLC on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Details regarding the location of the exam will appear in the program schedule. No one will be permitted to begin testing after 1:00 PM.

    The fee for taking the test for full-time students from Michigan is $37.50 and $75.00 for non-students. Those hoping to obtain the student rate of $37.50 should plan to bring a copy of their school ID to the exam. In addition, state dues vary from $7.50-$30.00. The test administrator/NAP representative suggests that students may bring a blank check made out to the National Association of Parliamentarians to be completed in the correct amount on-site. Credit cards are also accepted at the time of testing.

    APG ASSIGNMENTS AND JUDGING
    All advisors attending the conference must fulfill an assignment as a contest administrator, proctor, grader, or other conference duty. APG Orientation sessions are offered to acquaint administrators, proctors and graders with their responsibilities. Please plan to attend one of the APG Orientation sessions listed in the conference program schedule.

    MBEA SUMMER CAMP
    The MBEA Summer Camp is scheduled for June 24-25, 2015. Join your fellow business educators for Year 2 of the BMA Summer Boot Camp’s “SHARE—MAKE—and TAKE.”

    Did you come last year? Then COME BACK THIS YEAR…was we are expanding our program to Project Based Learned (PBL) within the segments.

    Visit www.mbea-online.org for the registration materials. Remember: The MBEA Summer Boot Camp meets the CTE Professional Development requirements for your CIP Review.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
    Register now…..registration closes on May 29.

    2015 MOS MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DEADLINE EXTENSION, TRAVEL SPONSORSHIP, AND CASH PRIZE
    Did you know that there are TRAVEL SPONSORSHIPS and CASH PRIZES available for the 2015 MOS Michigan State Championship? Also, the deadline for participating has been extended to May 20, 2015. That's two and a half additional weeks for your students to test and retake their exams to increase their score and time!

    The prizes just got even better for the MOS Michigan State Champions! Please see below for an updated list of prizes and visit www.moschampionship.com/michigan for additional information:
    MOS 2013 State Champions:
    · MOS U.S. National Championship Invitation
    · Travel Sponsorship (details on the website)
    · Microsoft Surface
    · Certificate
    MOS 2013 Second Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $250)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2013 Third Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $200)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 State Champions:
    · MOS U.S. National Championship Invitation
    · $250 Cash Prize
    · Microsoft Surface
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 Second Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $250)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 Third Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $200)
    · Certificate
    Please visit www.moschampionship.com/michigan for additional information. And, best of luck with testing your students! For more information, contact:
    Lori Koehlinger-Troy
    Certification Deployment
    919-553-9680
    lori.troy@pearson.com



  • [MI BPA 2014-2015] Tuesday Tipster #30

    Dear Chapter Advisors,

    NOTE: Items marked (S) applies to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only.

    UPCOMING DEADLINES
    April 23, 2015: NLC Registration Refund Request Deadline

    UPCOMING EVENTS
    National Leadership Conference (Anaheim, California): May 6-10, 2015

    *** BPA LOCAL CHAPTER OFFICER ELECTIONS With the end of the school year approaching, now is the best time to hold your chapter officer elections. This will allow the officers time to meet with one another during the summer months. In addition, this will help speed up the process of completing your fall conference registration, which is always due immediately upon returning to school in September. Get a jump start by electing your 2015-2016 chapter officers soon. *** SECONDARY SLC PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 30, 2015
    Don’t delay…purchase various SLC photographs while they are still available. Pictures will be available until 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. Photographs taken by our official conference photographer are available for purchase via photo download at http://michiganbpa.photoshelter.com/gallery-list. There are more than 2,000 pictures in our photo gallery.

    *** IMPORTANT: HOTEL ROOM CANCELLATIONS
    If you have booked hotel rooms online and are not attending the NLC, you must cancel your room or you will be charged cancellation penalties. This may also apply to consolidating rooms. If you are shifting people in a way that will result in canceling a hotel room, make sure you do so in advance. Call or e-mail your assigned hotel directly to make changes to hotel reservations.

    *** NLC REGISTRATION REFUND REQUESTS
    If you have students or conference attendees who are NOT attending the NLC, make sure you request a registration refund on or before April 23, 2015.

    *** NLC TRADING PINS STILL AVAILABLE
    We still have Michigan Pins available for purchase for the 2015 National Leadership Conference. We will be accepting orders for these pins through midnight on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The pin order form can be found here: www.michiganbpa.org/nlc-trading-pins and payments will be accepted via credit card at www.michiganbpa.org/credit. Please keep in mind that pins will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis.

    *** NLC GROUND TRANSPORTATION
    Discounted airport shuttle options are available from Super Shuttle. This link will take you to the Super Shuttle website and will automatically populate our group code, which is 2C92G. The airport shuttle options are available for both John Wayne-Orange County (SNA) Airport and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=2C92G

    *** PRACTICE CERTIFICATION EXAMS
    Many BPA competitions have a certification component. Help your students prepare for these exams by visiting the MeasureUp website located at www.measureup.com/. This site offers practice exams for various certification exams that will be offered at the national conference.

    *** BPA NLC STUDENT SCHEDULES
    NLC schedules are ready to view. To view your schedules:
    1. Go to http://registermychapter.com/bpamem
    2. Login to "Leadership Conference Login"
    3. If you are asked to choose a conference click on 2015 NLC
    4. Choose "view your schedules"

    Please review your students' schedules today. All additions to a contest must be approved by the state office. Please let us know if there any deletions.

    You may send any requests for rescheduling to judithbmckinstry@gmail.com. Your request must include the reason you are requesting a change.

    *** NAP EXAM
    The National Association of Parliamentarians exam will be held at NLC on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Details regarding the location of the exam will appear in the program schedule. No one will be permitted to begin testing after 1:00 PM.

    The fee for taking the test for full-time students from Michigan is $37.50 and $75.00 for non-students. Those hoping to obtain the student rate of $37.50 should plan to bring a copy of their school ID to the exam. In addition, state dues vary from $7.50-$30.00. The test administrator/NAP representative suggests that students may bring a blank check made out to the National Association of Parliamentarians to be completed in the correct amount on-site. Credit cards are also accepted at the time of testing.

    *** APG ASSIGNMENTS AND JUDGING
    All advisors attending the conference must fulfill an assignment as a contest administrator, proctor, grader, or other conference duty. APG Orientation sessions are offered to acquaint administrators, proctors and graders with their responsibilities. Please plan to attend one of the APG Orientation sessions listed in the conference program schedule.

    *** NLC JUDGES STILL NEEDED
    If you have not selected a conference assignment for the NLC, please sign up to serve as a judge for an event in a different division than that which you service. Advisors who have selected another conference duty are welcome to judge in addition to other assignments. Judges receive a light, complimentary orientation meal immediately prior to the event. Many additional judges are needed to make the conference a success. You are encouraged to invite your chaperones, conference guests and colleagues to serve as a judge. The website for judges' registration is: https://www.registermychapter.com/bpamem/JudgesReg.aspx.

    *** MBEA SUMMER CAMP
    The MBEA Summer Camp is scheduled for June 24-25, 2015. Join your fellow business educators for Year 2 of the BMA Summer Boot Camp’s “SHARE—MAKE—and TAKE.”

    Did you come last year? Then COME BACK THIS YEAR…was we are expanding our program to Project Based Learned (PBL) within the segments.

    Visit www.mbea-online.org for the registration materials. Remember: The MBEA Summer Boot Camp meets the CTE Professional Development requirements for your CIP Review.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
    Register now…..registration closes on May 29.

    *** 2015 MOS MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP DEADLINE EXTENSION, TRAVEL SPONSORSHIP, AND CASH PRIZE
    Did you know that there are TRAVEL SPONSORSHIPS and CASH PRIZES available for the 2015 MOS Michigan State Championship? Also, the deadline for participating has been extended to May 20, 2015. That's two and a half additional weeks for your students to test and retake their exams to increase their score and time!

    The prizes just got even better for the MOS Michigan State Champions! Please see below for an updated list of prizes and visit www.moschampionship.com/michigan for additional information:
    MOS 2013 State Champions:
    · MOS U.S. National Championship Invitation
    · Travel Sponsorship (details on the website)
    · Microsoft Surface
    · Certificate
    MOS 2013 Second Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $250)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2013 Third Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $200)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 State Champions:
    · MOS U.S. National Championship Invitation
    · $250 Cash Prize
    · Microsoft Surface
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 Second Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $250)
    · Certificate
    MOS 2010 Third Place Winners:
    · MOS Prize Package (valued at over $200)
    · Certificate
    Please visit www.moschampionship.com/michigan for additional information. And, best of luck with testing your students! For more information, contact:
    Lori Koehlinger-Troy
    Certification Deployment
    919-553-9680
    lori.troy@pearson.com


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