Welcome to WordMasters' new and improved website! We are very excited about the changes we are introducing for the 2012-13 school year. My name is Lisa Kennedy, and I am the new Executive Director for WordMasters’ elementary and middle school programs. In this blog, I would like to point out some of the changes we have made to serve you better.
First and foremost, we are making it easier to enroll teams, receive Challenge materials, and submit your team’s Challenge results. All of these tasks can be accomplished online beginning with enrollment for 2012-13 and continuing with word list distribution for Meet #1 in October. (Please note: Scores for Meet #3 of the current WordMasters Challenge 2011-12 cannot be submitted using our online form. Please continue to send your scores by mail or fax. See the Submit Challenge Scores page on our website for more details.)
Second, our online format eliminates the need to make copies of cumbersome legal-size documents. All of the Word List and Challenge documents will be downloadable letter-size PDF documents. You will receive an email several weeks before each Meet with directions for how to download the WordMasters materials you have purchased. Simply download the appropriate files and make the number of copies you need for your team. When you have completed scoring, return to our website and enter your top ten scores into the Results form. It’s that easy!
Third, we have taken many of the ideas you have shared with us in the past and posted them in our Idea Gallery under the Resources tab of the website. We hope to continue expanding this exchange of ideas (including photos and videos) over the coming months. Please send us your stories and suggestions regarding the WordMasters Challenge, analogies, vocabulary, verbal reasoning, lesson plans, and any any other idea you might have!
We hope you like the new look and feel of the WordMasters Challenge, and we look forward to hearing your comments.