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Hi new coaches,
 
There are no requirements for the "Core Value Poster" or the "Robot Performance executive summary".  These would be helpful but not mandatory for the competition.  
 
It's up to each team to decide what and how to present themselves during each of the three (3) judging sessions: Core Values, Project, and Robot Design.  The kids should be creative, innovative, and last but not least simple have FUN!
 
Each session is judged base on the corresponding rubrics (attached).  Some teams in the past might have use a poster to show team spirit and team identity during core values session or for opening/closing teams parade.  Other teams did this using their costume, t-shirts, etc.  Some team wrote executive summary for their robot design, other printed out their codes for presentation, or show them on their laptop.  Some team even did CAD design and presented their design booklet.  But be aware that judges might question, did the 9-14 years old "Kids Do the Work"?  Sometime we do have software engineer, scientist, MIT/JMU/GMU... alumni judging those Robot Design sessions, and they frown upon -- did adult do the work!  But not to worry, we always give the benefit of the doubt to the kids.
 
The best recommendation is to give the rubrics to the kids and have they rated their own presentations to see how they can get their team from the "Accomplished" column to the "Exemplary" column to win those awards.  You can find more information on the FLL website at: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/event/judging.
 Best wishes,
T. (Curt) Tran
Judges Advisor, GMU Regional ’11 & '12
Judges Advisor, TJHSST Regional ’09
Mentor Team #5390, Kilmer-I ’09
Mentor Team #8941, Kilmer-II ’09
Coach Team #324, Scitobor ’08
Coach Team #3563, Rabid Llama Lords ’07

  

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 From: VA/DC Referee Advisor <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, October 4, 2013 11:56 PM
Subject: Re: [VADCFLL-L] Core Value Poster and Robot Performance Executive Summary
  


If I remember correctly, you should expect to see something soon from the Virginia/DC Head Judges discussing a Core Values poster as a helpful, optional aid to teams.

In past years, I have seen discussion on this list about what types of information are helpful to have to discuss with the Robot Design judges, but I don't recall any particular mention of using the robot Executive Summary. 

If you'd like a peek at how these have been described in other regions, check out http://edoutreach.wpafb.af.mil/Robotics/pages/resources.html  Note that these are from last year and from Ohio, so any expectations this year may be somewhat different.  The tips on recommended content will likely be helpful to your team in organizing your thoughts. 

Steve Scherr
VA/DC FLL Referee Advisor 



On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Chintan Dixit <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


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>Sorry if this questions has been asked before but I wanted to know if "Core Value Poster" and "Robot Performance executive summary" is a requirement at VA/DC tournaments? Looking through FLL website it says check with your local operator on the above. I am guessing I will get an appropriate answer here since some of you may already know the answer. 
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>Regards,
>Chintan Dixit 
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