February 4, 2020 - Teach DECA Update

February 4, 2020 - Teach DECA Update

TOPICS IN TODAY'S UPDATE

  • Pending vs Member Status Reminder 
  • Teach DECA Updates: Prep and Practice 
  • DECA Direct: Rock the DECA Exam 
  • Teach DECA Drip: SCDC Prep Day Resources 

PENDING VS MEMBER STATUS REMINDER
When you go into the membership portal, are your students showing with a little box next to their name, as "pending" or as a "member"? If a little box is next to their name, they have NOT been submitted as a member...they are just sitting in the system. The box has to be selected and the red submit membership button has to be clicked for them to become a member. If "pending" is showing, DECA Inc. has not received payment yet; a follow up email or call to your accounts payable department to check on the status of payment might be a good idea. If they are showing as "member", yeah! You are good to go!  :) Thank you!

TEACH DECA UPDATE: PREP AND PRACTICE
Now that SCDC registration has been submitted, it is time to buckle down for some serious prep and practice. Keep in mind all of the great resources in Unit Two of Teach DECA:
- Practice tests for each exam category (the more they take, the more familiar they will become with the questions!)
- Sample role plays for every event and a variety of instructional areas - great for bell work!
- Written Event webinar

DECA DIRECT: ROCK THE DECA EXAM - by Sam Sawale, WRVP
It’s competition season! While this can be a nerve-racking time, it is also an excellent opportunity to fine-tune your skills. I know one thing that I consistently struggled with when competing was the exam requirement for many events. Here's what I've learned.

TEACH DECA DRIP: SCDC PREP DAY RESOURCES
Located in Unit Five of Teach DECA are resources to host a Prep Day on your campus for SCDC. This activity can be done after school or on a Saturday. If a Prep Day is more than you want to take on, use this handy Sign-Off sheet and have your students schedule their own practice sessions.