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So, does the team need to bring anything to the Core Values judging? Just
their minds and team spirit?


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On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 9:40 PM, Denyse M. Carroll <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

>  Core Values is not a presentation but a team building activity. This is a
> secret activity that even the tournament directors do not know until the
> middle of the week before their competition.
>
> The team is given a minute to plan, a few minutes to execute the activity
> and then the judges may ask questions related to being a team.
>
> The challenge activity is always fun and light-heart but the judges are
> watching the entire time. They are looking for the entire team to be
> working together to plan, execute and complete whatever fun activity they
> are given.
>
> Try some team building activities to prepare the team for Core Values.
> Many are posted online!
>
> Best of luck this season!
> Denyse Carroll
> Tournament Director
> Osbourn Park High School/PWCS
>
> K12 STEM Education Coordinator
> SPARK, the Education Foundation for Prince William County Public Schools
> 703.791.7521
>
> Tell me, I’ll forget
> Show me, I’ll remember
> Involve me, I’ll understand
> ------------------------------
> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Shweta Kohli <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 22, 2014 9:12:50 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: [VADCFLL-L] When and How are the rubrics filled out?
>
>  Drake. Thanks, This is really useful information.
>
>  When you say there is a presentation on Core Values.. What is the best
> way to do it, is it presenting core values how the team understands it?
> Should it be on a poster board or presented in a skit sort of way?
>
>  This is our first time as a team.. So much too learn!!!
>
>  Thanks
> Shweta
> Ultimate Programmers
>
> On Sep 22, 2014, at 11:27 AM, Gail D. Drake <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>   I have a few thoughts, I am sure ... you will get many :)
>
>
>  You have three presentations; each are five minutes:
>
>
>  Core Values
>
> Research
>
> Robot
>
>
>  Questions:
>
> (1) When do we show off our code and mechanical design for the robot? *
> In Robot judging and when the judges roam (if they get the opportunity) *
>
>
>  (2) On the Robot Design Page, under Mechanical Efficiency, the Exemplary
> criteria states "streamlined use of parts and time to repair/modify". What
> do they mean by having time to repair/modify? *​The greatest impact in
> this arena is the ability to change manipulators at the game table in a
> reduced time period to use the allotted time to score game points. *
>
>
>  (3) coopertition, I totally have this vision of every team running
> around, trying to do something for another team in an effort to show the
> judges that they met the objective! Not a bad thing--I am just trying to
> think of ways to make my team stand out.
>
> *​As a Tournament Director, you would be amazed how this is relatively
> clear.  Items that are clear to me (a) the team is the kids, for the kids
> and about the kids - parents and coaches are only guiding - when this
> happens, kids talk to kids (b) the kids are at the event to learn from
> other teams, as much as their own (c) kids actually talk with others, are
> polite to others, and genuinely care about others [this is often
> a mimicked concept] (d) kids help other kids *
>
>
>   Respectfully,
> Professor Drake
> Associate Professor Northern Virginia Community College
> ILITE FRC Robotics Coach
> ILITE FTC Robotics Coach
> Robotics Tournament Director
> US Cyber Patriot Coach
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* First Lego League in Virginia and DC <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Skip Morrow <[log in to unmask]>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 22, 2014 9:25 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* [VADCFLL-L] When and How are the rubrics filled out?
>
>   Second question of the day!
>
>  Does VA-DC use the same rubric as the national league?
>
> http://www.firstlegoleague.org/sites/default/files/Official_Event_Info/Combined%20Rubrics2014.pdf
> When and how is it filled out? From what I understand, the tournament is
> composed of two (or is it three) robot games (best score saved) and the
> 5-minute project presentation. When do we show off our code and mechanical
> design for the robot? How will they assess teamwork? Core values? Some of
> the grading criteria seem like they would be hard to asses in such a short
> time.
>
>  Specifically, I do have a question about one particular item on the
> rubric. On the Robot Design Page, under Mechanical Efficiency, the
> Exemplary criteria states "streamlined use of parts and time to
> repair/modify". What do they mean by having time to repair/modify?
>
>  For the coopertition, I totally have this vision of every team running
> around, trying to do something for another team in an effort to show the
> judges that they met the objective! Not a bad thing--I am just trying to
> think of ways to make my team stand out.
>
>  Skip
>
>
> .
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