HOST: Canadian Midwest District
Hosted by Angela and Lana from CMD. They will be talking about the value of the clubs, how they use them and how they reward quizzers. They will also talk about quiz weekends, what they do and why.
This webinar was recorded on November 27, 2022
Webinar Chat Transcript:
00:23:10 Zachary Tinker: Great Lakes District: Trophies for each of the three levels & a bonus towards qualifying for IBQ
00:23:49 Zachary Tinker: Riverwood Church: Customized rewards for each quizzer based on their motivators
00:24:43 MacDiarmids: We have quiz bucks per verse memorized for our church. We also get ribbons at District level (CMD).
00:26:13 Jessica Tower: I'm from WGLD. We don't currently have a reward system, though I do offer rewards to quizzers locally.
00:26:47 Andrea: I put no for the district rewards...but wasn't thinking about the final quiz meet - where they quizzers do receive a reward of a medal if they have completed club challenges, and also trophies are received for winning teams and personal points. (Rosthern Alliance Church)
00:27:34 Melanie Mack: CMD -- from La Ronge
The district has Club ribbon awards.
The awards our church gives are not Club specific but goal specific. We have each Quizzer pick a weekly goal (a lot of times it is the club challenges, but not always). There is a chart and they get a sticker each week when they complete their goal. At the end of the year, the Quizzers who fairly consistently met their weekly goals get a bigger prize. This past year it was Christian shirts chosen specifically for them.
00:31:05 Jessica Tower: How do you generate your quizzes for meets?
00:50:30 Zachary Tinker: Texts from coaches go a long way for our quizzers.
00:50:39 Zachary Tinker: The little bit of encouragement goes a long way
00:52:46 Zachary Tinker: We also personalize rewards for the quizzers based on something that motivates them.
01:13:39 Jessica Tower: Thank you!!
01:14:10 MacDiarmids: Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Other Follow-up Resources:
Here is what I [Lana] learned from the person who generates quizzes for our meets:
Rookies: all Q, FTV and Ref from club 150 only; straights, MAs (non-ref) and SITs at least 50 percent from Club 150 or 300. We rarely ask F2V or Q2 in the rookie division and watch to be sure that the other question types don't include answers that move from a club 150 verse to a club 300 or total material verse.
For non-rookies: At least 50 per cent of every type of question is from Club 150 or 300.
She said it makes sense to weight quiz questions more heavily to Club 150/300 because the whole point of selecting those verses is to incentivise the quizzers to learn them preferentially. The Club Challenges for the awards at the end of the year do this, but I also think it makes sense to generate quizzes that are more encouraging for the majority of quizzers who don't memorize total material.
This is consistent with our district's approach. We encourage youth to memorize a minimum of Club 150 and then we reward them for that, with the hope that in future years they move to Club 300 and then Total Material. At the church level, coaches have their reward systems for quizzers who memorize clubs. At quiz meets, we reward the youth by asking questions that they can answer because the questions/answers come from verses they've memorized, primarily Club 150/300. And at the end of the year, we celebrate their club memorization by handing out club ribbons.