GAD Fall Workshop

2022 Fall Workshop

Every year the PAGE Georgia Academic Decathlon holds a Fall Workshop to kick off the decathlon season. The workshop is designed to provide information on the program and insights into the year’s curriculum for GAD Coaches, Coordinators and Decathletes.

The 2022 workshop was held on Friday, September 2, IN PERSON at Kennesaw State University’s KSU Center (not on main campus) from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The agenda offered sessions on many of this year’s events related to the overall theme: The American Revolution and the New Nation.

The list of this year’s Door Prizes is below and winners were drawn during lunch. All prizes listed are digital downloads and should have already been sent by USAD to the email address of the coach who registered for the Virtual Fall Workshop.

Music Listening Quizzes: Villa Rica
Novel Quizzes: Kendrick
SQ Relay PowerPoint Tests: BEST Academy
Practice Combo Quizzes: North Atlanta
GRAND PRIZE! 10 subscriptions (9 students, 1 coach) to the Online Testing and Training Center (OTTC): Villa Rica

Below are the PowerPoint presentations provided by this year’s presenters. We are so fortunate to continue to have such strong support from Kennesaw State University and their faculty. We hope to add this year’s Social Science and Speech presentations very soon.

Presentation on the American Revolution
Dr. Marianne Holdzkom, Associate Professor of History, KSU

Presentation on Art
Dr. Daniel Sachs, Associate Professor of Art History, KSU

Presentation on Chemistry
Dr. Brendan Callahan, Associate Professor of Biology Education, KSU

Presentation on Music
Dr. Edward Eanes, Professor of Music History, KSU

Presentation On Wieland
Dr. William Rice, Professor of English, KSU

Presentation on Essay
Kelli Holland, GAD Essay Coordinator & Amy Tait, GAD Scoring Coordinator

Below is last year’s Interview presentation. Jodi and Rachel will not be coordinating the state Interview competition for us any more, but we are so grateful for the years of service they gave us.

Preparing for Interview
Jodi Murphy, GAD Interview Coordinator
Rachel Murphy, GAD Interview Coordinator
Link at 26:09 mark of video:

Showcase Speeches (2015 – 2011)

How Should we be Studying? – .pdf slides
Stephen Bergauer, AZ AcaDec Alumnus (2015 presentation)